Project Description


vision and challenges:new-ga-logo

  • homeowners wished for renovations to suit individual lifestyles: house vs. condo; fully landscaped yard with indigenous West Coast plants
  • required that as much as possible be reused/salvaged; all materials to be sourced first from local suppliers; secondly from North America

design solutions:

  • project achieved Built Green Platinum certification
  • design driven by love of mid-century modern – colours, textures, finishes, hardware
  • created efficient galley-style kitchen with cabinet-faced fridge/freezer drawers, dishwasher drawers, pantry, wall oven/steamer
  • brought light into both main and lower levels with new south side, retractable 12’ glass wall
  • relocated internal stairs to create split-level entry accessing kitchen and lower level
  • recreated 50’s “rumpus room” on lower level with pine walls; stone fireplace matches exterior wall stonework; built climate controlled orchid room off rumpus room
  • landscaping included 3,425 West Coast native plants over 73 different species; created a thriving urban eco-system

Project Details