Originally intending to sell, this family decided instead to remodel their West Vancouver home to be more minimalist, energy efficient, and better suited to their lifestyle.
The main floor redesign focusses on the owner’s affinity for entertaining and indoor-outdoor living. An airy open concept is achieved by enlarging entryways, removing a powder room, and rebuilding the staircase as floating enclosed in glass. More space is captured in removing fireplaces, adjusting layouts, and building custom cabinetry to maximize storage. We increased the kitchen footprint, allowing for a dine-in island. Living spaces provide flexibility for entertaining groups. The updates maximize natural light and preserve coastal views, reflective in the palette of textured whites, greys, and pops of blue. Engineered white oak flows throughout. All west-facing glass is replaced with low-E and provides better ventilation. Two new sliding doors, including a stunning 16’ slider, enable the home to be completely opened to the elements—and to the expansive deck where friends and family gather on weekends. The rebuilt deck is now one fluid space finished with weatherproof composite decking and frameless glass over an insulated storage space.
Other building envelope improvements include roofing; re-insulating; and rainscreening/re-siding the house’s front. The garage upgrades improve the home’s efficiency with a new door, frost walls, and insulation. A high-efficiency combi boiler and radiant baseboards are a game-changer in heating and supplying hot water in this home.
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