“The role of the designer is that of a good, thoughtful host anticipating the needs of his guests.” — Charles Eames
The Upper Annex Project more widely recognized as The Birds of Tranby was a totally renovation of a historically significant home in the Toronto. Conceptualized + designed by 3Gen Development, headed by Alexis Walker + Darcy Ward. Alexis + Darcy collaborated with architect Betsy Williamson of Williamson Williamson to oversee the desired, fine architectural details of the remodel.
This home is award nominated + well recognized in the design scape of Toronto + internationally. 3Gen Development had the vision to preserve this historic gem while creating a functional, modern interior which would stand the test of time + become as well known as the homes original legacy as one of the “Birds of Tranby”. 3Gen indeed succeeded as this project had been harolded as “one of the best modernist renovations in in Toronto.” As it suggests a new and welcome approach to the city’s Victorian houses: to preserve the craftsmanship of the 19th century, and match it with the design and craft of the 21st.