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EDITOR’S MESSAGE

“Spring is here,” or so sang Ella Fitzgerald once upon a time, although most Canadians have probably spent the last couple of months thinking more along the lines of another phrase from that song, “once there was this thing called spring.” After what has been a seemingly endless cold winter across the country, I know that for many—me included—springtime couldn’t come fast enough. While it’s nice to curl up under cozy throws, drink mugs of salted caramel cocoa and eat comforting food through the colder months, by the time March rolls around (okay, probably sooner) I’m pretty much ready to toss off the layers, sit in the sunshine and eat huge bowls of fresh veggies. Out of curiosity I asked some of the Homes & Living team what it is that they enjoy about spring. What topped the list? The way everything smells. Spring smells clean, fresh and full of the perfume of blooming flowers, grass and new life released from the grip of old man winter. The energy around and within us is also different. People are happier, with a bounce in their step and a smile on their face. At H&L we are washing off the last wisps of winter with our Kitchen & Bath issue, so when you’re sitting

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on your favourite sunny patio for the first time in months—dreaming of transforming your tired rooms into gorgeous functional spaces—you’ll be up on all the latest trends and design ideas. In fact, this book is full of fabulous stories and images to spark your imagination so find a nice park bench, breathe in some of that fresh air, smile at the world around you and be inspired. Sincerely,

Michelle van der Merwe, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

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FEATURED CONTRIBUTORS CLAUDIA KWAN Claudia Kwan is a Vancouver-based journalist who works in all mediums. Over the past decade, she has reported for outlets such as the Vancouver Sun, Global Television, CBC Radio, and openfile.ca. While she still loves chasing down breaking news, a significant part of her heart is reserved for her love of stories involving real estate, food and wine.

EMA PETER A photographer of international repute, Ema Peter provides specialized imagery for the property development, interior design and hospitality industries. Creative vision combined with business acumen has made her a leading professional in the world of interior and architectural photography. Ema is passionate about her work and brings her natural flair and energy to all projects.

GOODY NIOSI Goody Niosi is a former film director, scriptwriter and editor. She has been writing for newspapers and magazines since 1990 and also has six published books to her credit including The Romance Continues, the biography of well-known artists Nixie Barton and Grant Leier. She lives in the countryside on Vancouver Island where she is working on her next book.

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17th of September 1755. In the offices of the solicitor Mr. Choisy, a young Master Watchmaker from Geneva named Jean-Marc Vacheron is about to hire his first apprentice. This agreement is the first known reference to the founding watchmaker of a prestigious dynasty and it represents the establishment of Vacheron Constantin, the oldest watchmaking manufacturer in the world in continuous operation.

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CONTENTS HOMES

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HOMES 20 ARCHITECT PROFILE: GAIR WILLIAMSON Preserving History and Creating Community By Claudia Kwan

24 DESIGNER PROFILE: GERALYNNE MITSCHKE Challenging the Status Quo By Jessica Krippendorf

28 FAR OUT HOMES: FENNELL FLOATING RESIDENCE Fitting the Rhythm of the River By Goody Niosi

44 FEATURE HOME: THE GROVE

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Grand Simplicity By Robin Schoffrel

52 HOT KITCHENS Realizing our Dream Spaces By Ben Vorst

64 SMART KITCHENS Modern Solutions for Cutting-Edge Cooking By Ben Vorst

68 STYLISH SANCTUARIES Creating the Perfect Bathroom By Ben Vorst

78 ICONIC ARCHITECTURE: MIES VAN DER ROHE Less is More By Claudia Kwan

88 ONCE UPON A TIME: THE MATHEWS SPECIAL Embracing its Potential By Kathryn Morrow

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CONTENTS LIVING

LIVING 38 CELEBRITY PROFILE: MARTHA VARCOE STURDY

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Full Circle By Laura Goldstein

84 EXPRESSIONS: APRIL LACHEUR Exposing the Roots By Laura Goldstein

92 ART FIX: WEST VANCOUVER MUSEUM SD45: A Hub of Artistic Genius By Courtney Rosborough

96 ART FIX: MUSEUM OF VANCOUVER Vancouver Streets: Captured by the Light By Courtney Rosborough

100 COMMUNITY CHARACTER: YALETOWN Vancouver’s Upscale Edwardian Warehouse District By Bruce Macdonald

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102 LIVING WELL: MOUNTAIN TREK Back to Basics with Mother Nature By Catherine Roscoe Barr

104 EPICURE: SAVOURING SPRING A Feast for the Senses By Chris Whittaker and Welbert Choi

119 FAST & LUXURIOUS Luxury SUVs By Tony Whitney

126 SOCIETY The Georgie Awards By Tracey MacLean

130 WEB EXCLUSIVES By Jaclyn Dean and Doug Parkhurst

132 LOOKING FORWARD

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FAR OUT HOMES

ASPIRATIONAL GLOBAL DWELLINGS

WORDS BY GOODY NIOSI PHOTOGRAPHS BY CAMERON NEILSON

THE FENNELL FLOATING RESIDENCE FITTING THE RHYTHM OF THE RIVER

For Portland, Oregon architect Robert Oshatz, every building site has its own poetry and every unique home he builds must not only fulfill a client’s dreams and wishes but also the poetry of the land. In the case of the Fennell Floating Residence, the challenge was even more exceptional—this home had to fit the rhythm of the river. Initially the client wanted a quick build but, Oshatz explains, “I design everything from the inside and work my way out so the structure functions just the way a person wants to live in it. Light comes in where they want sunlight coming in and stays out where they don’t want it; they have the views where they want to have the views. They are not adapting themselves in any way—it’s all being adapted to their way of life. Then the exterior of the structure is just a reflection of that internal space. You can’t really change the exterior without changing and affecting the interior space. They all work together.” That kind of care and thought takes time, not only in the planning and design but also in the building. And the site itself has to become part of the architecture.

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“You’re building a structure that is at peace with its environment and people are at peace within the structure,” says Oshatz. His buildings seem to rise organically out of their surroundings, with curved contours prevalent when building on the west side of the Cascades and more defined edges evident on the arid east side. True to its location, the Fennell Floating Residence echoes the surface of the river—with stronger waves overshadowing the smaller ones and one large wave on the river side of the structure—so it’s like sitting inside a wake. The use of glulam beams, where wood pieces are end-jointed and arranged in horizontal layers or laminations, allows for graceful exterior curves that echo the contours of the river. And the expansive glass façade is broken up by two dramatic Douglas fir beams that frame the sunset. The master bedroom sits over a study, looking out over the great room and the river beyond. Just off the master bedroom a deep tub faces the view while a glass shower directly behind the tub ensures that a morning shower is an experience of pure beauty.


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IN THE WORLD OF ARCHITECTURE, THE FENNELL FLOATING RESIDENCE IS MAKING WAVES.

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FEATURE HOME Left. A floating staircase, varying ceiling heights and lots of natural light provide a sense of bright spaciousness to the sumptuous great room.

At first glance this home looks flat, sleek, modern and understated. The exterior is in muted tones—a double garage with twin cedar doors, greyish earthtoned stucco and hand-chiselled basalt accent walls. Monolithic concrete slabs lay horizontally in the grass, creating a walkway to an imposing 10-foot high walnut door that could make a visitor feel almost Lilliputian. Gary Tiwana first viewed this West Vancouver lot with clients. They ultimately decided against the purchase but Tiwana liked it so much he snapped it up himself, designing a home that lent itself perfectly to the property’s secluded outdoorsy feel. The original design included many interior walls but, mid-framing, Tiwana changed his mind and kept the entranceway, kitchen, dining room and great room (with 14-foot ceilings) as one big, open space, sliced through by a floating stairway. “I tried to keep everything minimal,” explains Tiwana. Stepping in from the outdoors is an almost seamless transition. The home’s exaggerated dimensions create a sense of space and of airiness. Even on cloudy days the natural light is as bright inside as outside, thanks to seven large skylights and long rows of windows throughout the house—either

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floor-to-ceiling or lining the upper outside walls of rooms, high enough to maintain privacy. “The idea is to get light all around, from morning to evening.” Nearly everything is white but at no time does the minimalism become austere or clinical. Instead, thanks to liberal use of walnut and its red undertones, the ambience is one of warmth. (The infloor heating also helps.) To keep things simple, walnut is the only wood Tiwana used in the home. It’s applied liberally throughout in cabinetry, decorative wall panelling and flooring. Subtle techniques are used to break up potential monotony—the flooring is made of randomly joined 4-, 8-, 10- and 12-foot planks, while a small number of walls repeat a raised motif at different scales. Marble is also used copiously, with no details spared. The kitchen backsplash required four slabs but Tiwana used eight so he could match up the veins. And while the island is a single slab of marble, the other countertop is engineered stone to avoid any mishaps when cooking with wine. Above the island hangs a custom Swarovski light fixture with 52 gleaming crystals. Behind the main kitchen is a fully functional spice kitchen.


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WORDS BY ROBIN SCHOFFREL PHOTOGRAPHS BY EMA PETER CREATIVE DIRECTION BY KARLA PECKETT

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KITCHENS SECTION WORDS BY BEN VORST

HOT KITCHENS WHAT’S THE BEST PART OF BEING A FOODIE IN THE GOLDEN AGE OF KITCHEN DESIGN? IN-HOME ESPRESSO MACHINES? WIRELESS DIGITAL CONTROLS FOR APPLIANCES? CLIMATE-CONTROLLED WINE CELLAR CABINETS? THE LIST GOES ON.

LARGE GARDEN WINDOWS TIE THE REALMS OF FOOD AND FEASTING TOGETHER AT EVERY MEAL.

MOVE INTO THE LIGHT Above all, the interior designer in each of us embraces the most indulgent of modern advantages—the ability to have our cake and eat it, too. Modern technology and imaginative design trends are fine on their own, but their true value is in how they allow us to realize our dream spaces. Inside these pages you’ll find tangible evidence of a new era dawning in kitchen design, along with a few tips to guide you on your journey: six of the best “dream come true” kitchens in real homes. Want a fun, funky, functional space that both gathers the family and moves people around? You can have that. How about a sumptuous decked out kitchen that would fit right into a seaside villa and oozes elegant style … but still has integrated appliances and a durable prep area? It’s yours! The message from the design world is that you don’t need to compromise in the kitchen, whether that means a seamless transitional space that clicks into the overall vision or a pièce de résistance that will be a joy to work in and wake up to.

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NATURALLY BRIGHT MIRRORED CABINETS AFFORD PERFECT SYMMETRY AND BRING DEPTH TO A MINIMALIST DISPLAY.


KITCHEN STYLE: CONTEMPORARY SUMMARY: A SPANISH-DESIGNED GEM THAT FUSES LINEARITY WITH LIGHT AND JUXTAPOSES NATURAL ELEMENTS AND MODERN FINISHES TO CREATE A WIDE OPEN, SERENE BREATH OF FRESH AIR.

CLOSED STORAGE AREAS OFFSET THE EXPANSIVE OPENNESS OF THE GRAND DESIGN.

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AN ISLAND RANGE PUTS THE CHEF IN THE CENTRE, CREATING UNHINDERED MOVEMENT AND FREEDOM TO BE PART OF ALL THE SOCIAL ACTION.

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DISCRETE HIS-AND-HERS BASINS KEEP THE MORNING RUNNING SMOOTHLY; STYLISH DESIGN KEEPS BULKY COUNTERTOPS FROM CLUNKING UP THE OVERALL ROOM DESIGN.

BATHROOMS

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STYLISH SANCTUARIES CREATING THE PERFECT BATHROOM

WHAT COULD BE BETTER THAN ROLLING OUT OF YOUR DREAMS AND INTO YOUR DREAMY ENSUITE? Creating a haven is what interior design is all about and this is exemplified in the bathroom: a sanctum inside a bigger sanctuary, there’s a reason they are also called restrooms. The site of our most intimate personal attention, the washroom is where we build ourselves up to face the day and where we later peel away the layers of armour we don in the outside world. It’s safety incarnate. As such a private and personalized area, the lavatory is a space to which we cannot dedicate enough planning and design, especially when building from scratch or executing a full remodel. It often uses the best materials and incorporates the most modern amenities, for both comfort and long-lasting functional integrity. Sinking time and effort into creating the perfect bathroom for yourself isn’t just an effort in self-indulgence—it’s architectural and psychological due diligence!

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NATURAL TILE—WITH MINIMAL FINISH—KEEPS TEXTURE AT THE FOREFRONT OF ITS EFFECT.

BROAD-PLANK STRIPPED FLOORING MIMICS A WALK IN THE SAND TO START THE DAY.


OCEAN VISTAS ARE AN INSPIRING AND DYNAMIC START TO THE DAY, AND THE COMMANDING FEATURE TO SET THE ROOM THEME BY.

BATHROOM STYLE: RUSTIC/CONTEMPORARY SUMMARY: A PAEAN TO SEASIDE LIVING, REPLETE WITH STAND-ALONE ELEMENTS THAT IMBUE THE SPACE WITH SIMPLICITY. SOARING CEILINGS REFLECT THE BEACH VIEW OUTSIDE AND WORK HAND-IN-GLOVE WITH THE TALL MIRRORS, CREATING A TRANSITIONAL AURA. THE INTEGRATED COLOUR SCHEME—WITH NATURAL SUBSTANCES—MAKES THIS A VERY ZEN SPACE.

A WOODEN RACK IS A MUST IN A ROOM WITH MINIMAL TEXTILES.

SOAKER TUBS ANCHOR THE SPACE; LINEAR DESIGN KEEPS THE THEME CONSISTENT, WITHOUT BEING AUSTERE.

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A STAND-ALONE SPIGOT IS THE LONE MODERN DESIGN ELEMENT, WORTH IT FOR THE FLEXIBILITY IT PROVIDES.

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SOURCE INDEX EDITOR’S MESSAGE Page 10 Photograph by Ema Peter, emapeter.com; Image retouching provided by Christine Faminoff, christinafaminoff.com

DESIGNER PROFILE: GERALYNNE MITSCHKE Page 20-22 Photographs provided by Geralynne Mitschke Design, mitschke. ca Page 20-21 Photographs by Ema Peter, emapeter.com; kitchen photograph by Taylynne Mitschke of Taya Photography, tayaphotography.com Page 22 Photographs by Ema Peter, emapeter.com; portrait photograph by Taylynne Mitschke of Taya Photography, tayaphotography.com

INDOOR HERB GARDENS BY JACLYN DEAN

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Page 24-32 Architecture by Robert Harvey Oshatz, oshatz.com; General contracting by Even Construction, evenconstruction.com; Structural engineering by TKSE Inc; Photographs by Cameron Neilson, camneilson.com

Page 34-39 Art by Martha Varcoe Sturdy, sturdyliving.com; Photographs by Ema Peter, emapeter.com; Image retouching provided by Christine Faminoff, christinafaminoff.com; Creative Direction by Karla Peckett with Homes & Living magazine, hlmagazine.com; Page 38 Breaking painting, photograph by Katie Huisman, katiehuisman.com

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