MRT Recap: BOB Architecture // Gloucester Road Addition / by Modern Richmond

With a pile of shoes left by the front door on a rainy autumn night, October’s Exchange Event featured a home that reflects the modern sensibilities of its owners.  Howard and Roberta Elford have called their cottage in Sherwood Park home for more than 30 years and knew exactly what they were looking for in a renovation: light, openness, and a spiral staircase.  Working against a tight timeline, architects Bob Steele and Terry Wyllie of BOB Architecture described a collaborative process fully informed by their client’s vision.  Modern Richmond would like to thank Howard and Roberta for graciously opening up their home and Bob and Terry for sharing their perspectives on the project.  The Elfords are understandably proud of their modern renovation, which has helped make their long-time house into the perfect home.

© BOB Architecture

© BOB Architecture

© Christopher Friday

© Christopher Friday

© Christopher Friday

© Christopher Friday

© Christopher Friday

© Christopher Friday

© Christopher Friday

© BOB Architecture

© Christopher Friday

It is likely that we haven't seen the last of Howard and Roberta.  When asked whether he would consider another foray into modern architecture, Howard responded that "...it was fun, I'd do it again."  Which prompted Roberta to suggest "...perhaps with your second wife."

A very special thanks to Howard and Roberta Elford for welcoming Modern Richmond into their home.  Thanks also to Bob Steele and Terry Wyllie from BOB Architecture for sharing their architectural expertise.  The evening was sponsored by our friends at Kitchen 64 who provided a delicious spread of food.  Lastly, big thanks to Christopher Friday for allowing us to share his photography.

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-KWJ