The basement of this 1902 house became a new living, dining, kitchen and entry area. By exposing the existing floor joists, the main level is raw and textured. All new interior cabinets, handrails and fittings are white. Like a film that switches between colour and black / white footage, the minimal exterior of this renovation exaggerates the colours of textures of this working class East Vancouver neighbourhood. The silhouette and massing of the existing house was completely retained, keeping the architectural history of the house alive.