2458 James Street was purchased by contractor Mike Burns in the winter of 2011. The weathered north end Halifax residence was designed to house a ground floor wood shop facility and a second floor live/work space. The house was immediately gutted to the studs and was cleared to be two full floors of open concept space. Large windows on both ends, a large garage door and two iconic exterior volumes recharge the house with a modern vocabulary. The exterior was painted a dark grey and the material palette includes concrete, salvaged steel, birch plywood, weathered pine and large expanses of sheet aluminum.
CLIENT: Mike Burns
LOCATION: 2458 James Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia
PROJECT STATUS: Completed Spring 2012
DESIGN TEAM: Omar Gandhi, Ryan Beecroft
CONTRACTOR: MRB Contracting (Mike Burns)
PHOTOGRAPHER: Greg Richardson, Omar Gandhi