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Awards - 2014


MHBA Renovation Awards – Whole House 2014 Gold Award Winner – Whole House
2000's Bungalow

This bungalow with walkout basement was custom built in 2003. Improved functionality was needed - the front foyer was cramped, and the master bedroom and ensuite too small and poorly laid out. Walk-in closet lacked effective organization. As well, all windows facing the lake at the rear of the home were too small to appreciate the view. To achieve the desired changes, a two storey addition was created to provide needed floor space while extensive modifications of the floor plan resulted in a more functional layout. Interior design was by Lynn Fenwick and Co., architectural drawings by Chris Leverance of Part 9 Design, windows and doors by Duxton Windows & Doors, millwork by Legacy Originals, lighting by SuperLite and solid surfaces by Cararra Tile.

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Eliminating an adjacent computer room allowed for the front foyer to be enlarged which opened up into a new piano room featuring elaborate millwork and lighting. Changes to the foyer include custom oversized front door and sidelights with matching transom, new sconces and indirect LED lighting, and new porcelain flooring that extends through much of the renovated main floor.

2000's Bungalow

A new coatroom was concealed by the millwork.   2000's Bungalow

2000's Bungalow

New floor to ceiling windows were installed throughout the renovated areas, resulting in a panoramic view of the lake as well as a window into the new addition.
  2000's Bungalow

2000's Bungalow   Dining and living rooms feature new bulkheads with indirect LED lighting and a stunning custom chandelier gracing the new custom dining room table.

2000's Bungalow

An existing aquarium was replaced with a larger site-built unit that effectively separates the front entrance from the dining room. The aquarium was cleverly designed to open up for cleaning and maintenance.   2000's Bungalow

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A new custom floor to ceiling double sided wine cooler was site built between the dining room and kitchen. Kitchen modifications included a new glass and stainless eating counter and 4 panel sliding doors.

2000's Bungalow

A new feature power room was created adjoining the front foyer where previously a wall separated the area from the master bedroom closet. This new powder room showcases switchable glass technology that is adtivated (becomes opaque) when the room is in use.
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2000's Bungalow

2000's Bungalow

Other details include floor-to-ceiling mirror with custom ornate carved frame, millwork, glass-tiled wall and illuminated art glass pedestal sink.

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The original walk-in closet was too small for effective organization.  More closet space was achieved through demolition of a bedroom and powder room.  Here a new dressing room and walk-through closet with extensive custom millwork was created.

2000's Bungalow   On the main floor, the addition space became an enlarged master bedroom and ensuite.  Floor-to-ceiling windows in the addition illuminated the new free standing tub with custom oval bulkhead and new peninsula fireplace.  New sinks and open concept shower were installed accompanied by custom millwork. 

2000's Bungalow

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2000's Bungalow

The new master bedroom features a "quilted" Modular arts, wall built in dressers and a lounging area.
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2000's Bungalow

2000's Bungalow   In the lower level, the existing family room was modified with a horizontal ribbon fireplace with glass surround. New millwork and feature lighting over the pool table were added.

2000's Bungalow

The lower level addition became the new office space featuring an expanse of windows surrounding a floating fireplace. As well, custom cherry cabinetry and fixed and moveable glass/millwork walls enclose the new office space.   2000's Bungalow

2000's Bungalow   A particular challenging aspect of this renovation was to redesign an existing band/music room which was too small and could not suppress loud music. The space was enlarged by gutting the existing band room and an adjoining bedroom. Considerable research lead to the use of the latest sound controlling technology, creating a THX-rated soundproof band room with its own HVAC systems. Unique gothic style lighting, flooring, millwork, tinted mirrors and wall coverings complete the effect.

2000's Bungalow





2006 Gold Award Winner – Additions
2014 Gold Award Winner – Whole House
Early 1900's Country Lodge

Early 1900's Country Lodge   Early 1900's Country Lodge

This home was built in the early 1900s as an upscale country lodge and later converted into a private residence. The main entrance faced the riverside, as there had been no street when the lodge was constructed. Later a street was put it
and a makeshift street side entrance created. The homeowners felt that a proper street side entrance was needed. As well, in spite of having formal dining and living areas, the homeowners felt the need for a less traditional and more accessible family space. The wish list also included a main floor laundry room and a second floor ensuite above the former attached garage.

Early 1900's Country Lodge   Early 1900's Country Lodge

Sakiyama Construction gutted the unused attached garage was gutted, excavated and transformed into a main floor family room. Large windows replaced the garage doors. A contemporary fireplace with a limestone surround was constructed.   Early 1900's Country Lodge

Early 1900's Country Lodge

Early 1900's Country Lodge

A home entertainment centre was built and installed by Jake Klassen Cabinetry. Site finished oak hardwood flooring was extended from the kitchen into the new family space.
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Early 1900's Country Lodge   Early 1900's Country Lodge

The existing kitchen was opened to the new family room.

Early 1900's Country Lodge

This involved removal of a series of doors and a pre-existing servant's staircase that led upstairs. The space occupied by the latter was developed into a pantry. Complimentary cabinetry with granite countertop was installed both adjacent and opposite to the new basement entrance.
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Early 1900's Country Lodge

Early 1900's Country Lodge   Early 1900's Country Lodge

Early 1900's Country Lodge   Early 1900's Country Lodge

Early 1900's Country Lodge

The original back foyer was extremely small and had doors from the garage, outside, basement and kitchen, all within a few square feet. The street side entrance had no foundation, no insulation, poor windows and an unusable entry door. An existing den adjacent to this entrance had poor accessibility and was very cold in the winter, to the point of being unusable. The makeshift street side entrance was gutted and removed. A new front foyer with spacious coat closet and a main floor laundry replaced the poorly utilized den.

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A new master bedroom ensuite was developed directly above the former garage, partially in newfound space created by removing the servants' stairway. This ensuite was finished with marble details in shower and vanity and mosaic floor tile in keeping with the era of the home.

Early 1900's Country Lodge   Early 1900's Country Lodge

In addition to Sakiyama Construction, the homeowners hired Gerri L. Stemler, MAA (retired), FRAIC (retired) of Elm Street Design to develop this revised floor plan. Bev Zimmerman of Interior Dynamics provided interior design details.