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The home looks spectacular even at this move-in stage. It will be outstanding once all the paintings and furnishings are in place.

large table and an ultra-modern kitchen with a grey, granite-topped island, elegant white cabinets, and modern appliances including a professionalquality gas stove. A family area with a couch and a red wood stove, which contrasts with the overall theme of sophisticated whites and greys, occupies the area next to the backyard. Adjacent to the family area, a laundry room that doubles as a mud room also leads to the backyard. A feature in the adjoining bathroom sums up the exhaustive attention to detail found everywhere in the house. The toilet has an unusual but attractive square seat, and the water tank is invisible because it’s built into the wall. With Ryan munching on Cheerios, Impett points to the white kitchen cabinets and says, “I love these. They’re a highlight of the kitchen and the bathrooms with their crisp graceful lines. And they function ever-so smoothly. The cabinets were made by Dave Moore, an

excellent craftsman whom we went to school with.” Her comment sums up the deep roots she and Richards have with the Brentwood community. “We grew up here, and my parents live just down the street. We love this region and we want to be here.” She leads the way upstairs past a futuristic chandelier hanging in the stairwell. The master bedroom is gorgeous with a king bed facing an enormous wall-sized window with views onto the Brentwood Bay Lodge and masts in the harbour. “Steve and I can watch the Mill Bay ferry from bed,” laughs Impett. The ensuite bathroom has a surprise: a large, jetted bathtub is set right against a large picture window. It’s a perfect place to luxuriate, immersed in bubbles, with a glass of wine and a grand view. As we visited the other three bedrooms, Ryan scampered quickly into his own room and was soon playing with trucks and bulldozers. I noted that the master and one other bedroom have decks. As we toured I was impressed by the extremely high quality of work in every aspect of the home. For example, the shower in the ensuite bathroom has not only regular and rainforest shower heads, but also three body sprays and a steamer. The main builder of this 3500 sq. ft. house was Steve Thomas Construction, but Impett and Richards had a close involvement in every level of the project from SEASIDE HOMES | JANUARY 2015 | WWW.SEASIDEMAGAZINE.CA 43

Seaside Magazine January 2015 Issue  

Think of our publication as an extra dimension of our community space, a place where the West Coast culture is treasured and celebrated. We’...

Seaside Magazine January 2015 Issue  

Think of our publication as an extra dimension of our community space, a place where the West Coast culture is treasured and celebrated. We’...