With over 17 years in the construction management business, building everything from hospitals to schools to museums, Dan Hall knows that the greatest buildings are designed to suit the needs of the people who will inhabit them. As such, a truly custom home should suit the needs of the people who will live in it.
The renovation of Hall’s own home was inspired by his families’ personal taste, values and lifestyle.
The red brick and white trim intrinsic to the neighbourhood was replaced with a full grey solid stone façade, slate front stairs, a cedar-plank front door, stainless-steel and glass railing, modern outdoor Atlantis sconces, and a new roof with three large skylights. Architecturally landscaped with Armor stone, the robust feeling is carried throughout the house
with the use of slate, from the front entranceway to the wood-burning fireplace, to the bathroom floors.
The original layout of this older-style home was closed concept, but Hall visualized a space that would allow for dayto-
day family socializing and entertaining guests. As a result, an open-concept home finished with clean classic lines was the ideal choice. With two brothers, two sisters and 10 nieces and nephews, a 20-foot addition was included to accommodate large family gatherings.
The gourmet kitchen was inspired by one of his favourite Ed Burtynsky photos of an Italian marble quarry. The same
white Italian marble was used on both the countertop and the kitchen backsplash.