Originally built in 1906, this Government Street home was transformed into a legal duplex. The considered approach to the renovation improved the original home’s livability and efficiency while maintaining its historic features and finishes. Once the home was raised and a new foundation was poured, the other half of the duplex was then carefully built within the previously unused and unfinished basement space.
The original 1906 home was owned by a single family who saw the unfinished basement as an opportunity to create a second home for the owner’s brother and his family who were moving to Victoria. The home was highly valued for the quality of its original materials, its central location in James Bay and its curb appeal.
Flintstones worked collaboratively and tirelessly with the homeowners and the City of Victoria to satisfy all rezoning requirements. From a design perspective a thoughtful approach was necessary to ensure that the traditional aesthetic for this historic home was upheld during the extensive renovation. Both families were involved in the design process and thankfully chose neutral modern finishes for both the new lower home and the upgrades to the upper original home that ensured consistency throughout.