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National Award Winning - Custom Home Builder

Imagine!

Architectural Digest Feature May 2009 Project of the Year – Care Awards 2007

Radius

Armada

Best Single-Detached home – National SAM Award 2008 Project of the Year – Care Awards 2008

Best Townhouse project in BC – Georgie Awards 2006

Terra Rose

The Griffith

Best Heritage Project – Care Awards 2008

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level — smaller, less drama, more utilitarian. Josh and Nadine decided early to trust their architect and designer. Josh says, “We saw what Chris’ vision was. We knew he would build us an amazing home — a fusion of wood, natural colours, stone and even metal.” A dream scenario for designers, Walker says his clients’ trust allowed him to express himself and that was “so freeing but I also felt an incredible sense of responsibility to get it right.” Getting it right meant adjusting the ground-level floor of the two-storey, three-bedroom house to Josh and Nadine’s vision. This floor is devoted to games. Along with the media room is a computer room with four computer stations for playing games. Josh says, “I guess if I had to choose my dream career, it would have been developing the software for computer games.” Other toys include a full-sized pool table, a professional dart board that lives inside a custommade cabinet, and a gaming cabinet with an Xbox 360, a PS3 PlayStation, and a Nintendo Wii. Beside the television in the gaming cabinet, a wall-mounted TV is dedicated to display and cycle through the digital photographs that are Nadine’s hobby. Nadine’s framed photographs provide much of the art in the house. The games level opens to a patio with a hot tub, barbecue and outdoor fire pit, and the dog run for Lucy, the mixed-breed Josh and Nadine adopted. Turner calls the media room “cool and lounge-like” and laughs when told that Josh says he worries he may spend too much time there. This is, for her, a sure sign of the success of a design that reflects the owners’ personalities. “They’re such nice, fun people. We really wanted to give them a great home and make them happy.” VB

SUPPLIERS AND TRADES: Architect/builder/ woodwork: Christopher Developments Inc.; Interior Design: Lorin Turner, Zebra Interiors; Plumbing: Majestic Mechanical Ltd.; Plumbing Fixtures: Wolseley Canada Inc. Kitchen & Bath Classics; Cabinetry: Chris Mead Custom Woodwork; Counters: G-Roc by Szolyd, Stone Trends Marble & Granite Ltd; Appliances: Trail Appliances; Windows: Van Isle Windows Ltd.; Window Fashions: Studio 300; Doors: Euroline Windows Inc.; Door Hardware: Victoria Speciality Hardware; Lighting: McLaren Lighting; Landscaping/water feature: Duane Ensing Landscape Design; Stained Glass: Charles Gabriel Blasted Glass; Home audio/alarm: Simply Automated.

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