Without a doubt, this home has all of the charm of original Kitsilano, plus plenty of modern conveniences. Integrated seamlessly into the tree-lined streetscape, this gorgeous home features large overhangs, big knee braces, semi-transparent stained cedar shingles and large prominent gables. This strong emphasis on old world craftsmanship truly connects the present to the past.
Reminiscent of old times, a huge front porch with expansive wood front-steps welcomes you. There’s also a large durable wood deck off the back of the home. Another exceptional feature is the functioning garage at the back of the yard, designed to appear like a carriage-house.
The dining room multi-tasks as a library, complete with a black iron ladder. The kitchen great-room features continuous tongue and groove ceiling, detailed mouldings with white-washed brick surrounding the fireplace.
Twelve foot wide Eclipse doors provide a seamless transition to the outdoor patio. The kitchen boasts full-height clean-lined cream-toned cabinets with striking glass doors. The oversized island easily seats five, eliminating the need for a nook.
An open staircase, with traditional finishes leads upstairs, where 14-foot high ceilings have been achieved from careful use of truss packages and hand-framing. Limiting the hallway space has allowed for more useable space. There are four bedrooms upstairs, each with its own ensuite. The master-bedroom suite is truly a get-away with its dramatic vaulted ceiling and stunning ensuite.
The lower level, with spacious 10-foot high ceilings is designed exclusively for enjoyment. Acting as a games room, media room and entertaining space, it’s a favourite hangout for family and friends. The bold decor uses patterns and textures – wallpaper and white-washed brick, all carefully selected to make a statement.