Friday, June 6, 2014

A Seaside Gem

When we met with the owner of this 1970's condo, we were immediately taken aback by the spectacular panoramic view.  It isn't often that we get the chance to stand in a space which literally sits on the edge of the water.

Despite it's age, the unit certainly had some beautiful perks.  High ceilings, ample storage, and a floor to ceiling vein cut Travertine wood burning fireplace!

With an amazing client, this project became a designer's dream situation with the opportunity to transform the space with the sole motive of making it look nicer than what it was.  Light, bright and beautiful.

Even though this condo had high ceilings and large windows, the view could only be truly enjoyed from the living room and master bedroom.  With a galley kitchen tucked in behind a demising wall, we decided to do what all Designers are cliched to say "Let's take that wall down!", so we did  just that.   By removing this one wall we are now able to see the view from the moment the front door opens.

BEFORE : The demising wall between the living room and kitchen.

 BEFORE - Original travertine fireplace

BEFORE: Master bedroom built-ins  

BEFORE: Master Ensuite
We had the pleasure of working with Chris Clark of Coast Prestige Homes Ltd, who was able to transform our vision to reality.  He and his team collaborated with Thomas Phillips Woodworking,  Allied Power, Munro Plumbing and Gas, Island Flooring Centre, and Versa Tile in what became one of the most enjoyable transformations this year!

In the kitchen, custom v-groove white oak cabinets, which were perfected through a vigorous process were balanced with clean, off-white slab upper cabinets.  Clean 2-1/2" built-up quartz top by FloForm spanned an impressive 14 foot island.  To minimize grout on the backsplash, we featured the new Fiandre Slab provided by Beyond Surfaces (A division of StoneAge Marble and Stone).

 Porcelain slab backplash called "Fiandre" by Beyond Surfaces

 We sacrificed one of 6 closets and converted it into a message centre.

 The 14 ft island with lots of storage, seating and counterspace! 
An entertainer/cook/baker/messy person's dream!

 A wine room tucked in the corner of the dining room

The original Travertine fireplace wall with the gorgeous view!

 Master Ensuite


Master Bedroom Built-ins with custom walnut cabinets

 Master Walk-In Closet

 Guest Washroom

This was truly a thrilling transformation we were so happy to be a part of.  Thank you to our wonderful client and amazing construction team who made this all happen so smoothly!  We are so lucky to have had this opportunity!

Amazing photography by  Joshua Lawrence Photography