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Drab 1940s Bungalow Becomes a Breezy, Modern Stunner Post-Renovation

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All photos by Martin Tessler via Dwell

When artist Stephen Waddell and landscape designer Isabel Kunigk purchased this 1940s bungalow in Vancouver, it was characterless and entirely uninspiring. But as Dwell details in its latest issue, D'Arcy Jones, the local architect the couple hired to renovate the 1,300-square-foot home, had a grand plan: by lifting the structure about eight feet, he could turn the basement into the main living space and the former living area into a bedroom level, and in the process, infusing the home with much more natural light and a connection to the outdoors.

Rather than expanding the square footage of the house, the couple opted to maintain handsome front and backyards. Additionally, Jones also decided to dramatize the sloped roof of the original structure to create an airy third floor office and playroom with large triangular windows that look straight out to neighborhood trees and farther away mountains. For a closer look at the renovation process, head over to Dwell.

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