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Grant and his associates assembled a dedicated team of craftsmen to thoughtfully restore (and replace where needed) the original fir doors, wainscoting, beams, coffered ceilings, fir flooring and windows.

faced with the original granite, remains true to the principals of the Arts and Craft movement, with a delightful carving of oak leaves and acorns running along the mantelpiece frieze, while the generous seating benches provide the perfect spot to curl up with a good book on a rainy day. A kitchen is not meant to be a museum, but rather the heart and hub of the home, and so for Dunmora Grant and his designers came up with an entity that does full justice to its generous space, with a pleasing mix of stained fir and creamy coloured cabinetry, pillars supported by decorative brackets, practical built-ins, multiple prep areas, an eating bar and even a coffee centre. The original designer of Dunmora, John Keith, was ahead of his time in planning ensuite bathrooms for each of the commodious bedrooms on the second floor, and under the renovation program they have received the latest in new fixtures and fittings. Grant is especially pleased with the master ensuite, which shows particular sensitivity to the colour scheme in vogue during the 1920s through the use of an enchanting black and Continued next page

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Seaside February 2013 Issue  

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Seaside February 2013 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’...