kitsilano

Location / Vancouver, BC
Project Type / Renovation
Photographer / Janis Nicolay
Completion / 2018

A new-build in Kitsilano, Vancouver, this detached, 4,400-square-foot home was designed to seamlessly fit within the neighbourhood’s Craftsman-era roots. A timeless aesthetic was important to the clients and became the basis for an interior design that reflects this traditional style with an updated, modern edge.

The spacious floorplan includes an informal great room that combines kitchen, dining and family rooms within one space. A generous entry with a side office, just off the front door, gives the business-owning clients a space to work from home and still be in close proximity to their growing family. And the entire living space incorporates a light-and-bright finishes palette—white oak, light-grey lacquered millwork—that’s juxtaposed with black-metal details, from a Serge Mouille-inspired light fixture and stair railings to glass doors with mullions. The interior doors are airy yet provide separation between spaces, like the living room and rest of the main floor. This set-aside room is designed for quiet reading or playing music on the baby grand piano.

Upstairs, the master suite has a large ensuite that includes a walk-in steam shower, freestanding tub and water closet. A dressing table next to the window takes advantage of ample natural light. Everywhere, lightness and openness are celebrated. Beams in the vaulted ceiling of the master bedroom add visual interest and highlight spaciousness. That lofty height is then made cozy with blackout power blinds controlled by remote. Also on the uppermost level: a laundry room and two kids’ bedrooms with ensuite. Downstairs, the basement is all fun and games. A full-on man-cave has a hidden wine cellar, whiskey bar, surround-sound and drop-down projection screen. For her, there’s an exercise room with ballet bar.

Completed in 2018.