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contents homes

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HOMES 28 Distilled Design Furniture as heirlooms By Gaile Guevara

32 FAR OUT HOMES The Shell House By Goody Niosi

42 FEATURE HOME: PALICIO West Coast meets Mediterranean By Jessica Krippendorf

56 HOME FURNISHINGS SECTION What’s new in furniture By Sarah Rowland

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living 22 CELEBRITY PROFILE: BRENT BUTT Canada’s funnyman in his man-cave By Michelle Hopkins

38 TRANSFORMATIONS The Opus Hotel and designer Robert Bailey By Catherine Dunwoody

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52 GALLERIA Functional art of 3 BC designers By Megan Cole

73 LIVING WELL Victoria’s spas offer indulgent treatments By Catherine Roscoe Barr

76 ESCAPE Gulf Islands getaway By Claire Newell

82 HAUNTING OF... A Pioneer Square ghost By John Adams

92 EPICURE Cactus Club’s new flagship restaurant

98 WORDS ON THE STREET: GRANT ROAD A Sooke street and its origins By Danda Humphreys

103 THE FAST & THE LUXURIOUS Luxury SUV’s By Tony Whitney

108 SOCIETY Luxe Interiors and designer Timothy Oulton By Courtney Rosborough

110 Web Exclusives 112 Looking Forward

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publisher’s message

This issue marks our first annual Home Furnishings issue, with pages of stunning new furniture pieces for every room in your home. Home decorating ideas come in many different forms and not just in the fabulous homes we feature. Take a look at the rooms and lobbies in many chic hotels. The designs you will see can be awe inspiring. Our Transformations story this issue showcases one of those hotels. H&L takes you inside The Opus Hotel in Vancouver and their redesigned guestrooms by acclaimed designer Robert Bailey. In H&L’s popular Epicure section, we will show you even more great design inside the new flagship Cactus Club Cafe, Coal Harbour – plus, Chef Rob Feenie shares two of his most favourite recipes. Brent Butt, funny or what!? H&L’s Celebrity Profile gets personal with Canada’s funnyman in his favourite room … his custom man-cave!

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Every issue, Homes & Living showcases some of the best homes found in your city. Beginning this issue, we will now showcase unique international dwellings with Far Out Homes, where we search the globe for homes that are really ‘far out’. Wait till you see the home we found in Tokyo, Japan … the Shell House. As a final note, I would personally like to thank you, our readers, who have made Homes & Living magazine your preferred choice on newsstands with the highest sell-through rate of any magazine in its class. Thank you all for making us #1. Sincerely,

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John Adams is a Victoria historian, author and operator of “Discover the Past” Tours. He and his wife live in a 1909 restored heritage house in James Bay. To join John on one of his popular “Dinner Ghosts” evenings, call 250.384.6698 or email discoverthepast@telus.net to make reservations. Join him on “Ghostly Walks,” his classic ghost tour, in Old Town throughout the year. Check discoverthepast.com for more details.


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The start of a burgeoning comedic career

Whiskey. Cigar. And a $20 buy-in… Brent Butt, stand up comic, award-winning actor, scriptwriter, and director, can now add filmmaker to his long list of achievements The funnyman who created one of television’s most iconic characters, Brent Leroy on CTV’s sitcom Corner Gas, has wrapped up his first feature length movie, No Clue.

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Born the youngest of seven siblings in Tisdale, a small farming town in Saskatchewan, around the age of 12 Butt learned how to make himself standout amongst his siblings - by making them laugh. He honed his comedic chops telling jokes at school and in coffee shops with his friends. “It was a challenge to make my sisters and brothers laugh, but I wouldn’t give up,” he quips. “Also, coffee shop conversations were a great way to learn comedy.” The popular stand-up comic also credits some high school teachers for encouraging his talent. “My teachers were very open-minded and so instead of making me write a book report, I’d do a radio play … I’d put a lot of effort into it,” Butt says.

“If I have to put a label on it, No Clue is a whodunit with murder and danger involved,” says the 46-yearold Butt. “I’m a big fan of detective movies and mysteries and it just happens to be funny as well.”

In February 1988, his first gig was during an amateur night at a now defunct Saskatoon comedy club. “It was the best show I’ve ever had,” Butt says. “I was called back for an encore and I knew I’d found my career path.”

Wearing a suit and tie and looking rather serious, Butt invited Homes & Living into his westside Vancouver home - one he shares with Nancy Robertson, his wife of eight years and co-star on Corner Gas and Hiccups, as well as his beloved dog Oliver. “Oliver’s a four-year-old of a million breeds,” says Butt.

At 20, he moved to Toronto to pursue that career. Within months, Butt was headlining at comedy clubs, and after a few years, was touring internationally, appearing at major festivals and on television specials - cementing his reputation as one of Canada’s funniest guys. This year marks the 25th anniversary of his professional career as a standup comic.


Words by michelle hopkins photographs by tony puerzer creative direction by karla peckett

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far out homes

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Words by Goody Niosi photographs by Nacasa & Partners Inc.

IMAGINE A SEA SHELL – PERHAPS AN ABALONE, A CONCH, OR A SCALLOP. WHITE, FLOWING, CURVING LINES. FORM DELICATE YET STRONG ENOUGH TO BE HOME TO A SPECIAL LIFE FORM. PROTECTING IT AND ALLOWING IT TO FLOURISH AND GROW Now imagine that shell large enough to shelter an entire human family from the elements – a structure that is simple, that is not part of nature, yet mimics nature and performs the functions of a shell. The structure appears in the middle of the woods, as though dropped by a spacecraft from some fantastic science fiction dream. It is not unlike the surrounding caves and rocks and yet it is clearly not organic – and not ancient. It is something altogether unique.

This unique home was created by ARTechnic Architects. Lead architect Kotaro Ide, who established the company in 1994, has been responsible for other outstanding projects in Japan including the SMD House in Zushi, the YMM House in Suginami and the Cherry Terrace Library in Shibuya, Tokyo.

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Within the shell are hardwood and polished concrete floors, elegantly curved walls, round skylights, flowing seating, a round suspended fireplace and a bathroom that is all sensual curves leading to the large expanse of windows that looks out on a tiered patio, which in turn leads the eye back into the forest.

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PALICIO West Coast Meets The Mediterranean

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Words BY Jessica Krippendorf Photographs by Russ Heinl

A stunning, 6,000-square-foot custom home in Victoria’s elite Bear Mountain community blends Mediterranean architecture with West Coast serenity Brilliant archway and column details grounded by extensive stone and millwork create a dream home retreat for the homeowners, destined to relive the beauty of their European travels in their remarkable new space. Palicio appears to rise up from its surroundings with a natural splitfaced limestone exterior in a series of multi-planed articulations that create interest and movement on the façade. Cedar plank siding on the main backwalls and on the recessed garage gable is painted a soft sage, adding dimension and depth, while tall, multi-paned front glazing casts natural light to the interior and breaks up the massing. The home’s location in a subdivision made privacy a prime consideration for Terry Johal Developments, one of Victoria’s premier custom homebuilders. Owner Terry Johal says the home was designed to minimize visual access to the adjacent properties and feel as though tucked away in a completely secluded setting. Johal’s team brought 25-foot teddy bear magnolia trees to the property line and built them up with cedar planter boxes. Limiting side glazing and screening the property with rock walls and deliberately placed interior walls created the oasis the homeowners were looking for.

“The home is literally carved into the side of a mountain, overhanging a cliff side,” says Johal. “We had to build an extensive bouldered retaining wall system that was functional while finishing the exterior look.”

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European styling is carried throughout the home with arched windows and columns that reappear at the back of the property. Stone arches curve beneath the upper patio framing a 1,500-squarefoot slate stone lower patio that provides an unparalleled view of the ocean, mountains, and city. On the ground, a stone pattern swirls around a garden bed, while a pergola frames the overhead space.

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Traditional. West Coast. Bohemian. It doesn’t matter what home decor style you lean toward, mixing in at least one key piece of modern furniture into every room can only enrich the personality of your home. After all, we’re not one-dimensional, so why should our homes be?

Above. Oviedo Chaise by Timothy Oulton in black & white moo, from Bondars

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The Fast & The Luxurious 2013’s hottest SUVs

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1 Porsche Cayenne GTS A few years back, Porsche fans were amazed (and often horrified!) to learn that the legendary sports car builder from Stuttgart was getting into the SUV business. Many had to eat their words when the automaker’s Cayenne SUVs started turning track times to match the sports cars and ever since, the vehicle has been a strong seller worldwide. Top Cayenne is the desirable GTS, which uses a 420-horsepower 4.8-litre V-8 matched to an efficient 8-speed transmission. Few SUVs at any price handle as well as this Cayenne - not surprising when Porsche’s racing background is considered. Having that elegant Porsche shield on the nose of your rig doesn’t come cheaply, of course, and a GTS will relieve you of almost $94,000. A basic Cayenne comes for a lot less.

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Rover 2 Range Sport Land Rover is still regarded as the automaker that kick-started the SUV business back in 1948, but the latest Range Rover Sport is a far cry from the old “farmer’s favourite.” The elegant and stately Range Rover was completely re-designed quite recently and is now more regal than ever. The top Sport Supercharged model is the performance variant in this lineup and departs a little from the norm by using a supercharger to coax 510-horsepower from its 5.0-litre V-8 engine. The Range Rover’s off-road capability is respected worldwide and even though this vehicle is as luxurious and refined as can be imagined, it’ll go just about anywhere a wheeled vehicle could be taken. Perhaps the most desired SUV on the market, the Sport Supercharged will run you a little over $100,000.

3 Audi Q5 Hot-selling compact crossover/SUV products have been getting a lot of attention from luxury automakers recently and Audi’s offering for eager buyers is the Q5, which is available in conventional and hybrid versions. Quickest of the Q5s is the 3.0T, which boasts a three-litre turbocharged V-6 with a solid 272-horsepower. This Audi follows current transmission trends by mating its V-6 to an 8-speed and this means smoother power delivery and enhanced fuel economy. The interior is finished to Audi’s exceptionally high standards and like many of its competitors, it’s just as happy on a backroad trail as it is on the freeway. It’s a less expensive proposition than its “big brother” Q7 at less than $50,000 for the V-6 turbo.


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BMW’s X5 has long been one of the most popular upscale SUVs around and at the pinnacle of the model lineup is the X5 M performance model. All BMWs are desirable vehicles, but when there’s an “M” attached to the model name, it’s something very special. The X5 M uses a potent 4.4-liter twinturbocharged V-8 that develops a whopping 555 horsepower. Not the sort of rig you’d take to a Greenpeace get-together, it offers racecar-like performance and handling to match. Off-road, it has the power to get you through the trickiest challenges and back on the highway, it’s limo-comfortable. BMW’s top SUV costs $98,500 and those who buy them think it’s money well spent.

5 Lexus LX Lexus, perhaps unsurprisingly, builds one of the most opulent SUVs available and it’s also one of the toughest and roomiest. The big LX 570 was re-styled recently and now has the bold grille design you’ll find on other products from Toyota’s luxury offshoot. The rather exclusive LX is powered by a mighty 5.7-litre V-8 putting out 383-horsepower and torque to match. And while most luxury SUVs are very trail-capable, this one is better than most thanks to an exceptionally rugged bodyshell and suspension system. When the going gets really demanding, the LX’s nine inches of suspension travel helps out, as does a height adjustment function. The LX’s impressive combination of durability, luxury and refinement can be yours for a price tag of up to $94,850.

6 Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG Mercedes-Benz offers SUVs and crossovers in several sizes, but tops on the performance scale is the ML 63 AMG, with all the speed and power the company’s tuning affiliate can deliver. As with BMW’s M-products, AMGs are something special and the engines are hand built, one at a time, at a separate factory to where the vehicles are built. The ML 63 lives up to its promise and uses a silky and powerful 5.5-litre turbocharged V-8 mated to a 7-speed automatic with manual override. The result is 550-horsepower with an available option package. Superbly finished, beautifully put together and proudly carrying the undeniably-prestigious Mercedes three-pointed star, this AMG SUV will run you over $100,000 and more if the options list is fully exploited.

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Belt 5 Seat Seating Collection Featured in the Hunger Games movie, the seat belt chair is a vibrant and daring eye catching design. Each chair is hand woven with colourful authentic seat belt material. Available in orange, black, green, white, purple and red. Available at Lûxe Home Interiors 2655 Douglas St Victoria | 250.386.7632

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Commode 7 Fontenay mahogany chest French Heritage brings us this elegant yet modernized striped commode. Popping with vibrant fuchsia and silver stripes, it’s serpentine front and cabriole legs convey an almost vintage vibe, while the silver pulls on the two drawers and key escutcheons complete this timeless classic. Available at Jordans Interiors 2269 Douglas St Victoria | 250.385.6746

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8 MANCINI LOUNGE CHAIR This modern lounge chair brings a focus to the basics of line, shape and form in bold colour. Available in Light Grey and Green. Available at Moe’s Home Collection 1728 Glen Dr.  Vancouver  |  604.687.5599 1305 Welch St.  N Vancouver  |  778.340.6392

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The Exeter chair is the height of modern eclectic style. With it’s traditional leather seat combined with chrome arms, this piece makes a striking statement in any room.

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In June, Lûxe Home Interiors debuted their partnership with British vintage furniture designer, Timothy Oulton, in style. The grand opening of this reinvented antique collection marked the first of three showrooms to open in Canada, with the others located in Montreal and Toronto. A Victoria Trolley Bus transported guests to Lûxe for a British-invasion themed launch party with a west coast feel. Greeted by two Beefeaters at the door, guests sipped Veuve Clicquot Champagne, and nibbled on English pub-style

standards like bubble ‘n squeak, fish ‘n chips and bangers ‘n mash, all in appetizer size, by Food for Thought Catering. Katzenjammers Band set the mood with old British classics, while guests browsed through Oulton’s furniture collections like the World Traveller, Beat Generation, New West End, Metro and the Sport Boarding School. These collections are best described as vintage-chic flea market finds and classic pieces, reinvented with an industrial twist. An absolute must-see.

1. Scott Elias, Owner of Lûxe Home Interiors, greeted guests with an informative trolley ride around the block to set the mood. 2. Beefeaters Derrick Jackson and Andy Hurn, ceremoniously guarded the entrance. 3. Leanne McKeachie of Leanne McKeachie Design, left and Josée Lalonde from The Housee, right, get comfortable on a classic Timothy Outlton chair. 4. Timothy Oulton’s Representative Tim Guinan, fits the part, bowler hat and all with Lûxe’s very own Colleen Namur, left and Tracy Squance, right. 5. Rich Leboudec from CTV, Tal Bachman, Canadian Singer Songwriter, and Tim Guinan conversed at the bar. 6. Denise Hamalainen, Principal Designer at Polished Home Décor celebrated with Lûxe’s Timothy Oulton Ambassador, Amy Perkins. 7. Loyal customers Jean Kean and Bonnie Howley, 94 year old twins, dressed in their finest casual chic to help Scott and Darren celebrate the Grand Opening. 8. Homes & Living Magazine’s Courtney Rosborough and Anders Paulsen make a stop at the Tea Cup Pie Shop. 9. Al Hasham of Maximum Express Courier lounges on his proclaimed new couch for his summer home. 10. Darren Ausmus, Owner of Lûxe Home Interiors, greets guests in the finest attire. Look at those shoes and that smile!

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source index celebrity profile Page 22-27 Photographer: Tony Puerzer, brightideaphotography.com

Distilled Design Page 28-30 Photography provided by: Gaile Guevara Photography, gaileguevara.com

Back to School – Dorm Style Ikea tells us “back to school isn’t just about new courses, new books and new people – it’s about a new room, too. But even if you have to share, you don’ have to compromise on showing off who you are.” Dorm rooms are notoriously dull – beige, bland and boring. Adding some colour to your study-space is certainly more exciting and no matter how dull the topic when it comes to hitting the books – colour really does inspire.

Money Matters: Advice For the New Business Owner Even if you have purchased an existing profitable business, it doesn’t mean you won’t face any financial difficulties. Sales can be down, costs go up and bills need to be paid. Other important things to consider are credit management, working within a budget, and what to anticipate during the first year or two of operations.

Decorating Ideas: For the Living Room Changing up the look of your living room doesn’t have to be a major undertaking, take a lot of time, or cost a fortune. For instance, adding a fresh pop of colour with a some new home accessories, like a throw or cushions will do the trick, rather than a full-blown paint job. Here’s some easy ideas to breathe new life into what may likely be our favourite room in the house.

far out homes Page 32-36 Architecture: ARTechnic Architects, artechnic.jp; Photography provided by: Nacasa & Partners Inc., nacasa.co.jp

Transformations Page 38-41 Hotel: The Opus, vancouver.opushotel.com; Photographer: Laura Manariti Photography

Feature Home – Terry Johal Developments Pages 42-50 Photographer: Photographs by Russ Heinl, russheinl.ca All suppliers listed to the best of our knowledge, provided by Terry Johal Developments: Builder’s name: Terry Johal Developments, terryjohaldevelopments.com; Community where the feature home is located: Bear Mountain, bearmountain.ca; Mill Work and Finishing Carpentry: Compton Carpentry; Architect: Bill Lunt of Mesa Design Group, mesadesigngroup.ca; Landscape Designer: Pat Hicks; Home Automation/Security Systems: Grohovac Systems, grohovac.com; Stone: Kettle Valley Stone, kettlevalleystone.com; Masonry: Larry Ryan Masonry; Exterior Paving Stones: Bricklock Paving, bricklok.ca; Interior Designer: Soraya Curtis; Paint/Wallpaper: Tony’s Painting, tonyspainting.ca; Fireplace: Lyonstone Inc., lyonstone.com; Skylights: Excalibur Glass, excalaborglass.com; Lighting Fixtures: Illuminations, illuminationsbc.com; Window coverings: Saffron Window Fashion Drapery & Blinds, saffronwindows.com; Windows: Pella, pella.com; Exterior Doors: Pella; Carpet: Hourigan’s, hourigans.com; Hardwood: Hourigan’s, hourigans.com; Tile: Decora, decoratile.com, Kirk Stevenson; Hardware: Emtek, emtek.com; Kitchen & Bath Fixtures: Kitchen & Bath Classics, kitchenandbathclassics.com; Appliances: Trail Appliances, trailappliances.com; Framing: Frank & Martin Kuehn; Lighting Design: Bright Design Steve McNeil, brightdesignsbc.ca

galleria Page 52-54 Hotel: Omer Arbel, omerarbel.com; Brent Freedman of Gamla Design Studio, gamla.ca; Joseph Uy, miyabi-aqua.com

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