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he weather is cooling off yet we can’t let go of the outdoor environment. So let’s bring a bit of that texture inside. Here, we took solid stone and laid it up the retaining walls and columns at the main entry to this nearly complete renovation in Duncan. Then, we carried this element through the kitchen right to the ceiling and onto a full height fireplace wall. This particular home is set in a forested and stony creek side environment so the wrap around windows and full glass French doors

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K2 ‘s ‘Natural Ledgestone’ meets Matrix Marble’s honed Cosmic Black granite. Cabinets by Keith Bercier of KWB. All design and photos by David Coulson

allows for a seamless transition between inside and out. Only now, they can

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cook at the warmth of their indoor gas stove and cuddle by the interior fire. And any day now, the weather could jump back into the 30’s like we recently felt and back out they go to the great outdoors. Gotta’ love the Warmland we experience here in Cowichan. And gotta’ love this real stone available from our local suppliers at K-2 Stone. There is also a great selection available at Hillside Garden and Stone on the highway. Think limestone as this emits the local stone colour found

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naturally around here. And this installation, a horizontal ‘ashlar’ pattern evokes the many layers found in natural outcroppings throughout our region. Leave out the look of mortar in the joints as mother nature often leaves it out as well. Tough to argue with that gal. David Coulson is a local certified Built Green design builder. He has a staff of 25 that have built throughout the Island for over 20 years.

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