386 Roosevelt avenue

Roosevelt Retreat

A great example of how an addition should be done, this project took a dilapidated 1½-storey addition with no access from the second floor and a deck that was falling apart and replaced it with a larger two-storey addition that meets the needs of the homeowners.

The main floor of the addition includes a mudroom entrance, a bathroom with shower, living room and a flex room that could later be converted to a bedroom if main-floor living became a necessity.

The second floor adds a large master suite with double-access walk-in closet and large ensuite. The ensuite features a wet zone with freestanding tub and door-less shower, plus a double vanity and toilet room.

Access from the second floor was created by turning a small bedroom into a laundry room and creating a hallway to the new master suite. Converting a window opening into a door meant minimal structural changes.

Outside, exterior colours were chosen to complement the existing brick and the roofline was designed to stay below the peak of the existing mansard roof. Large windows with grilles overlook the backyard for a garden room feel.