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Custom Blue Craftsman House Exterior Design
Case Study

Ace of spades. Thinking resale. Raising the roof.


We love breathing new life into old property, especially if it’s a challenging project like this one that two real estate brothers brought to us.

They’d bought a 1960s property they wanted flip. It was an old home with grace and character and they wanted to maintain and preserve some of those features. The lot was extra deep and in a prime location in Barrie.

The brothers’ aim was to increase the resale value with a couple bedrooms on the main floor and a finished basement that could hold a couple more bedrooms.

It can be difficult doing a house makeover while keeping its bones and structure intact.

Project Name

Cox Mill Overhaul


Barrie, ON

Architectural Style



Architectural Design

Permit and Consultant Coordination

Living Room Design With Grey Couches & Shelving


Some of the limitations with older homes are low ceilings. It can be tough keeping up with the competition when there’s a slick, smart-looking new house offering high ceilings. But we did say we love a hard nut to crack.

That’s exactly the kind of test we love to ace.

By the time we were done with it, using a few tricks we always have up our sleeves, the property looked brand new.

Let’s take a look at how we got there.

Custom Kitchen Island & Sun Room Walkout


Our main aim was to, literally, raise the roof of the house. What do you think happened? Not to brag or anything, but we were able to do just that not only in the front entrance of the old house but also in the principle bedroom.

Not only did we hit that nail on the head, we were also able to bring up the value of the house by adding other major resale features the duo wanted. By the time we got done with it, the house had a garage, mudroom, laundry room, a Muskoka room, an open-concept great room, large deck, hot tub, and a pool in the backyard.

Custom Kitchen & Breakfast Island Design

Sketch were a pleasure to work with. They were great at listening to changes to designs and were always available to answer questions when needed as well as providing guidance throughout the permit process. Professional and up to date on technology, highly recommended.

Custom Open Concept Living Room & Kitchen Design
Custom Master Bedroom Design With Walkout
Custom Walk-In Closet For Master Bedroom
Custom Ensuite With Freestanding Bathtub
Five Piece Ensuite With Freestanding Bathtub
Custom Front Entrance Staircase
Custom Basement Living Room & Bar
Basement Bar With Dark Oak Cupboards
Custom Sun Room Design With Large Windows
Custom Sun Room Design With Large Windows
Custom Back Entrance & Deck Design
Custom House Exterior & Pool Design