Warm, repurposed building materials are favored in this savvy renovation by MARK + VIVI. Light from a new skylight pours into the home’s entryway and living room. Steel columns and beams were added for structural reinforcement, and the couple left all beams, old and new, exposed. The original stairs and handrail were preserved in the renovation. Locally sourced Canadian plywood was used for the flooring throughout the home, and all doors and windows were replaced with low-energy upgrades. In the living room, and throughout the home, recessed “book nooks” are used to provide space-saving storage. Eclectic style and various upcycled materials made the home very personalized and special, get inspired!