Designing a home addition in Victoria BC

March 22, 2012

In this post I thought I would showcase a recent project currently under construction  designed by Step One. The photos below are the before shots prior to construction. There really was no definite program defined by the clients, but the first thing that occurred to me, was that the home was lacking a modern garage.  I decided that would be my starting point.  A problem still lied within the location of the existing entrance to the home. It conflicted with the new floor plan, which was where we wanted to focus the design on the new master bedroom ensuite. But thanks to a brainstorm by Lisa, we moved the new entrance to the opposite side of the living room, and included a spacious new entrance porch.

From there we designed the floor plan to meet the homeowner’s needs, by adding separate his, and hers offices above the new garage, and completely redesigned the entire main floor plan. Below are the architectural elevations which formed the part of the construction drawings. You will notice the transformation that took this 50’s home into the modern era, yet still focused on strong character, and timeless design.

Below is the during construction photo. You will see the design of the addition taking shape as well as the beginnings of the the entrance porch, located where the temporary construction ramp to the main floor.

 Finally, below we show a artistic rendering of the finished product. In the end the home will be completely re-cladded, new stone columns added, and brought into the modern age. It looks like a brand new house, and clearly illustrates if you pay attention to details, and think outside the box, anything is possible when undertaking a home addition.

If you have a similar design project, we would love to help you too. We can handle the complete architectural design as well as the interior design. We will work hand in hand with you, and formulate a design package that works for you, your family and lifestyle, and your home. Call us for a no obligation consultation.

Stay tuned for more blog posts, as we have many other similar residential projects under construction in Victoria that we are excited about.

Note: artistic rendering provided by, check them out on the web. General Contractor of project East Bay Developments

For stock plans please visit Step One House Plans