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The Tree House

The Tree House

One of the great pleasures of my business is that I get to do a wider variety of projects. On this particular project my client, Julian, was six years old and he had arranged with his Mom to have a tree house built. On our first meeting my client had done some drawings of what he wanted and was very proud to show them to me. We talked about the ideas so I would be clear with his wishes and then went out to check possible sites. The tree house was to have: a trap door in the floor, a drop down ladder, window holes, a pulley station and command desk.
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Adapting Existing Spaces to New Uses Gallery

Adapting Existing Spaces to New Uses Gallery

Adapting existing spaces to new uses

This family’s house was built in the 1950s. They have raised their three kids in their old and beautiful home; however, they wanted to host family gatherings with all their kids and grandchildren!  But the old space did not handle all the family very well.

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New Faces for Old Spaces Gallery

New Faces for Old Spaces Gallery

Upgrading old to create a more contemporary look

My clients, as part of their upgrading program for their suite, wanted to make the kitchen space more useful with a more open feel. This kitchen had not been changed since the 1950s, so we had the opportunity to bring many new and contemporary ideas to the project.
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Creating Special Spaces Gallery

Creating Special Spaces Gallery

Creating Special Spaces

My clients for this project have a very successful professional practice in Victoria but were spending more time on their projects off the island. They decided a condo which they could lock up and walk away from would be their week day base.
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Fitting New to Old – Kitchen Renovation Gallery

Fitting New to Old – Kitchen Renovation Gallery

Fitting New to Old

This project was in a house from the 1890s and my clients wanted the new kitchen to maintain a feel of the old house and they wanted a sense of a French country kitchen to remind them of their many trips to Provence. Read more →

Creating Seamless Additions Gallery

Creating Seamless Additions Gallery

Creating Seamless Additions

My clients on this project have an old house with a lovely secluded back yard which they wanted to enjoy more of the time. As the house is an original Arts and Craft style they wanted the deck to blend with the house to continue the shingled Arts and Craft look.

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Heritage Stairs

Heritage Stairs

My client has a house that was built at the turn of the century and he is very keen to keep it as original as possible. It is very exciting for me to come up with solutions to help him maintain this goal and keep his house in the best possible condition. He called me to tell me that he thought there was some wood rot in his front stairs. Read more →

The New Bedroom

The New Bedroom

One of my clients with was planning a big Christmas reunion of the children and grand children. They were all coming from out of town and would be staying for 10 days and needed places to sleep. One of her sons and his wife were bringing their new daughter so she realized she was one bedroom short. She called me to come over to see what might be done. Read more →

A New Entrance

A New Entrance

I have a client, from Winnipeg, who has a heritage style house that has been converted to 3 suites. The front stairs to the house needed to be replaced and she hoped the new ones could be more in keeping with the style of the house.

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