Builder's home is his
By Wendy Livingstone Photos by Shawn Fulton
hen a builder is commissioned to construct a house, there is satisfaction in creating a structure that another family can be proud to call home. Not surprisingly, when that builder is free to express his or her creativity in designing and building a home for his or her own family, the result can be particularly fulfilling on a very personal and artistic level. Such is the case with Todd Bodnar, the owner of Dakine Home Builders. Each time Bodnar walks into his new home, he feels as though he’s living his dream. “You almost have to be pinched every day that you come home to realize that this is yours,” he said. “And then it really makes you think, ‘This is what I get to do for our clients every day, because they are going into a home that they absolutely love and have worked so hard for.’ ”
Todd Bodnar, owner of Dakine Home Builders and his family.
Bodnar’s dream home is not the typical Regina show home of 2013. He said: “The house is very Victorian. It may not be for everyone, but it’s not a fad. We chose this style because it really is a style that lasts the test of time.” The theme is carried throughout the 1,930-square-foot bungalow, from the stone on the exterior to the extensive woodwork and coffered ceilings of the main floor, down into the basement entertainment area.
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