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lakeview

The success of this project was a direct result of our collaborative approach with a construction savvy client, and engagement of an engineer committed to maintaining open spans and clear interior vistas. As the existing home was demolished, we enjoyed a clean slate when starting our programming and ideation.  Our best moments were when we challenged our conceptions of what we thought the project parameters were. The resulting discoveries allowed for a truly custom response to the lot and its unique characteristics. The modest facade at the narrowest point of the pie shaped lot disguises the grande proportions of the home, which suites the Lakeview community.


oakridge estates 

Everything at hand makes chef's kitchen a pleasure to cook in.


finish study 

Commitment is scary. If you need help deciding on finish application a quick study can be done cost effectively.


conceptual signage and finish upgrade

This quick and economical model assisted the building owner  in understanding the look and the impact their investment would have.


luxe laundry

Needless to say, laundry is no longer a chore.


ensuite

"Sometimes all a girl needs is a little space for her jams and jellies."


oakridge estates 2

This estate home had beautiful bones, which made remodelling a breeze. New millwork, finishes and furnishings made a tired space contemporary and bright.


strathcona 

The video clip below (which was kindly authorized by the homeowner) illustrates the dramatic opening up of the main floor. This segmented home underwent a dramatic transformaiton. Now all the kids rush the eating bar after a game for some foodie and family time.


strathcona 2

By pairing the existing light oak flooring with a rich walnut kitchen, economy and luxury were combined in a seamless effort to update the feel of this family home. Thoughtful details were added, such as customized magnetic boards in door panels, adding playful elements that support family communication and personal expression.


pumphill

A blend of relaxed materials and clean lines supports a light and welcoming feeling in an organized, performance kitchen.


pumphill 2

This Pumphill estate deserved some special attention. Custom sapele veneer flitches were selected from the source and then laid up into cutom sheet goods for fabrication of this sizzling kitchen. Italian light fixtures and subtle ambient lighting create drama and identify functional zones.

I'll let you in on a little secret...this kitchen used to blush.


cove

Little details can make a big impression.


pretty powder

Little can be big - sometimes a project's scope or budget can seem overwhelming. Allow us to assist in breaking down a project into manageable pieces. Tackling even a small space such as a powder room can forever change the feeling of your home and inspire future updates.


chinook park

A traditional feel was paramount to this family's sense of home. Pillowed cabinet doors, marble, and cherry were combined with clean lines and contemporary lighting to prevent visual clutter, while promoting a sense of tradition. The master en-suite and closet were customized to ensure there would be a place for everything, with everything in its place.


estate kitchen

Modifications to the home's exterior were required to maximize the potential for a glamorous kitchen. The home received new finishes and lighting to improve light reflectance and contemporary aesthetic.