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The canoe in the home’s entry hall has quite the back story. “The owner once lived in Papeete, Tahiti. While there, he sponsored and built the outrigger canoe for a local ceremony which recreated the Polynesian migration between the islands of Tahiti and Raiatea,” Tyrell says. “After leaving Tahiti, the family moved to the Caribbean, and the canoe followed them. With this most recent move to British Columbia, the canoe was more of a family member than artifact.” The home’s impressive entry hall provided the perfect place for its display.

Project credits Driade Design Inc. Valley Pool and Spa

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