This renovation of a 1940’s art moderne dwelling is an argument for the gracious rejuvenation of inner city neighbourhoods. The tiny footprint of the original house is augmented with a small addition at the back. The new room has high ceilings, skylights washing art walls, and extensive doors and windows opening to a sheltered back yard. The renovated house remains well-mannered in the front, but gets a little wild in the back. The original facade and feel of the street is preserved, while a retired couple get a lively, light-filled refuge a short walk from Main Street.