Integrated Manual Therapy Centre (Vito-Sudletsky Residence)
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This mixed-use building provides the owners with an ideal live-work opportunity in the heart of the city. Converting the ground floor of a single family home to a homeopathic clinic and renovating the upper two floors into a modern, open-concept loft allowed for the business to grow in one of the city's heritage districts and the owners to embrace the urban residential area. Care was taken to repair and preserve the heritage fabric while modernizing the 100-year-old building. A discrete addition was added to the back of the house to provide two new treatment rooms, as well as the new entrance stair to the loft. A rooftop patio serves the residence, providing an oasis of outdoor space. The project has culminated in a successful integration of sustainable design, business and lifestyle as both the clinic and the owners establish themselves in the community.
A new high efficiency furnace with a heat recovery ventilator were installed to reduce energy consumption and utility costs. Wherever possible, existing materials were re-used, repaired or refurbished, including the existing wood floors, stained glass windows, plaster medallions and 24-inch thick stone foundations. Reclaimed lumber milled from old cedar telephone poles along the transcanada highway is showcased in the custom open riser stair and wine rack in the kitchen. By creating an effective live-work space the owners have eliminated time spent commuting and reduced their negative impact on the environment.