– Phrases by Angela Cowan Pictures by Don Denton

After spending 15 years constructing high-quality customized cabinetry for purchasers’ new houses, Ann-Marie and Jason Fifield of Heronwood Customized Cabinetry ultimately had the chance to make use of their experience on their very own dream house, and the consequence is a beautiful farmhouse with each a standard and a modern design that appears out over a spectacular view of Mt. Prevost.

Having already undertaken a hefty renovation of their rural house in Duncan, the couple had no instant plans for constructing once they bought the four-acre lot adjoining to theirs 5 years in the past.

“It was thick forest, and we mainly purchased it as an extension for our boys to mountain bike and play,” explains Ann-Marie.

She and Jason slowly began constructing an inventory of design concepts and drafting some visions for the property.

Then, “Simply as COVID-19 approached, we thought we did want extra space and a house workplace, and we began the method with Pacific Home Design,” she says.

With two younger boys and their canine operating round, high-quality, sturdy supplies have been high of thoughts, in addition to ensuring the area was as useful because it was stunning.

Accomplished final July, the farmhouse is shiny and ethereal, its black and white exterior finishes are traditional and fashionable, ​​and its inside design is fastidiously deliberate to floor the area with consistency and magnificence.

A streamlined entrance entrance provides a easy bench and row of wall hooks subsequent to a double set of floor-to-ceiling cabinets, conserving the road of sight tidy as you progress into the nice room, the place a surprising stone fireside surrounds a wood-burning fire beneath a cathedral-peaked ceiling.

Turning, it is pure to maintain transferring into the kitchen, the place a sizeable island of sunshine quartz and pure oak presents a large area to sit down, eat, prepare dinner or chat. The house has customized built-ins all through—shelving flanking the hearth, on the entrance entrance, in Ann-Marie’s expertly designed house workplace—but it surely’s right here within the kitchen that Heronwood’s experience really shines, particularly within the particulars.

A furnishings kick runs alongside the within of the island, making it straightforward and comfy to face and put together meals. Added panels and posts reinforce the normal aesthetic, whereas the sunshine quartz counter tops lean extra trendy and modern. Satin brass {hardware} elevates the already elegant white cabinetry, together with the curving two-stage crown molding and extensive window trim. Glass-fronted cupboards run alongside the highest, lit by a gentle glow inside, whereas a totally glass cupboard adjoining to the window provides an excellent spot to show favourite dishes.

Contained in the cabinetry are a number of the most attention-grabbing options. Past the paneled fridge and freezer, a number of doorways reveal ingenious designs. There are rollouts below all of the sinks to keep away from something getting misplaced within the recesses. An equipment carry on one facet of the island homes the {couples}’ stand mixer, on the prepared and simply tucked away when completed. The nook cabinet by the big porcelain farm sink is match with a mechanism that is half lazy Susan and half pullout, that swings out in a semi-circle after which attracts the deep inside cabinets out. Even placing apart the allure and great thing about the design, the home is outstanding for having completely zero unusable or wasted area in your complete design.

Leaning into that effectivity, a butler’s pantry simply across the nook additionally serves as a laundry room and dirt room, once more using each sq. foot for the very best use. A media room, Ann-Marie’s house workplace and the master bedroom anchor the opposite three corners of the bottom flooring. Upstairs is the boys’ area, with two bedrooms—every fitted with a shiplap characteristic wall so as to add a splash of shade—a rest room performed in darkish honeycomb tile and with a concrete quartz countertop, and an open playroom.

“I splurged on the carpet,” says Ann-Marie, smiling. “It is wool, and I simply completely like it.”

The thick pile underfoot and angled roofline within the boys’ playroom evokes a comfy sense of mountain-top residing, and offers the household a contact of familiarity within the new construct.

“I like it,” says Ann-Marie. “We have at all times had outdated character houses, so to have this one angled ceiling, it nonetheless has that really feel of an outdated house.”

Heading again downstairs, particularly putting is the gathering of lights.

“I used to be actually explicit with the lighting bundle that we selected,” notes Ann-Marie.

The nice room chandelier—a fantastic black iron ring studded with uncovered vintage-style bulbs—creates a showpiece that instantly catches the attention. However much more spectacular is the second chandelier that hangs on the precisely the identical top from the skin peaked patio roof. Within the afternoon, the pair of lights create a neat mirroring impact; at night time, the mirrored glow appears to develop, and connects the nice and cozy lounge to the huge sky and stars past. That iron end is echoed within the eating room fixture, square-edged however with related bulbs, and ties the 2 areas collectively. Additionally complementary are the brass-finished library lights atop the built-in shelving surrounding the hearth and the hanging cone fixtures over the island.

Amazingly, your complete construct solely took about eight months, even within the midst of pandemic delays and obstacles.

“Our excessive degree of effectivity and group is what permits our firm to construct homes in a extremely well timed vogue,” explains David Vandine, of Vandine Building. “We do not waste time. There’s one thing taking place day by day on our tasks, and I believe I am most happy with our consideration to element and the excessive degree of high quality we give our purchasers.”

“Each room has stunning customized cabinetry,” he provides of the construct. “The kitchen turned out fantastically, and the entire home was actually well-detailed. We have been utilizing Heronwood for our cabinetry for a very long time now, and we undoubtedly advocate them to our purchasers first.”

“High quality was massive for us,” provides Ann-Marie. “We wished much less sq. footage, and with the lighting, plumbing fixtures, the millwork all through the house, we wished to get high quality in that. And with Vandine Building, we have been so impressed and pleased with how they managed the challenge. They stored our construct on time—which is not typical within the trade—and we have been frequently within the loop throughout the entire course of, which made our first construct appear achievable.”

Doing the construct from scratch, she and Jason have been in a position to strategy every choice with quite a lot of consideration, partly as a result of that they had spent so lengthy planning the construct.

“We have been our personal designers within the course of, so paint particulars, trim particulars, our {hardware} for the doorways, every little thing was actually thought out previous to constructing,” she explains. “Sticking to the fashion of design all through the house was necessary to us. Ensuring every little thing felt linked to the design. Even with my workplace, it is inexperienced after which my son’s characteristic wall proper above is inexperienced. And my different son’s room is blue, and the media room under it’s blue.”

“I have been dreaming since we began our enterprise 15 years in the past that sooner or later we would be the purchasers,” she says with fun. “And it is precisely what we want.”

This stunning home is heading to the market, and Brian Danyliw with The Company would be the itemizing agent.



Pacific West House Design

Inside Designs:

Heronwood Customized Cabinetry

Building & Inside Ending: Vandine Building, Strickland Ending Carpentry

Drywall Interiors:

Gordon n’ Gordon Interiors

Portray: Black Sheep Portray

Cabinetry and Millwork:

Heronwood Customized Cabinetry

Flooring: Hardwood Valley Flooring; carpet by Jordans Flooring Nanaimo

Tiling: Metropolis Tile, Cowichan Tiling

Doorways: Windsor Plywood

Home windows: Westeck Home windows

Lighting: McLaren Lighting

Plumbing Fixtures:

Splashes Bathtub and Kitchen, EMCO

Counter tops: Flo Kind

Woodstove: South Island Fire

Fire Fireside/Stonework:

Raven Stoneworks

Home equipment: Coast Home equipment

Siding Exterior:

Joneson Siding and Soffits

Story courtesy of Boulevard Journal, a Black Press Media publication

Like Boulevard Journal on Fb and comply with them on Instagram

House decor

Similar Posts