Free-standing pantry-wall eliminated. Reclaimed space becomes built-in laundry-station (pre-wired for TV) with full-sized, stacked washer/dryer plus five-foot work-station. Innovation: two-panel, sliding glass barn-door lightweight, (with unusual, geometric vertical-string pattern and rear matte finish) conceals laundry when not in use. Fireplace’s earthy-green/pink undertones subtly recur in glass barn-door and new bathroom tiles.
Main-bath features playful, graffiti-inspired shower surround (with hint of gold shimmer). Both have wall-mount faucets, shower wand, soaker tub, plus space-effective, shallow make-up drawers.
Ground-level foyer expanded for seating and art-display area. Glass-and-metal stair-railing to upper-floor gives sense of “arrival”.
Kitchen storage options to meet client directive for “clutter-free counters” include pull-out canned-goods racks, peg-drawers for safely storing dishes, magic-corners in lower cabinets and flush-fit mounted plugs.
Small, solid door to rear deck replaced with contemporary-styled, double French doors, sliding windows, and vertical transom: indoor/outdoor spaces merge for year-round enjoyment.
CHBA National SAM Award 2013 Finalist -Best Kitchen
Vancouver Heritage Foundation Annual Vancouver Special Tour
(September 2013) One of only five homes featured on the tour