Builder: Novak Contracting & Construction Ltd.
Project: Outside In
Project Finalist: Custom Home:$2 million to under $3 million; Best Space: New Construction, Best Special Feature, New or Renovated (2); Best New Kitchen: $50,000-99,999; and Best Master Suite:New or Renovated
Open to the stars above, this fully enclosed, two-storey interior courtyard, with automated louvered roof, keeps rain and bugs out, and heat from heaters in. A single touch transforms the feature wall into an outdoor theatre with a 4K projector, and 130-inch movie screen, complete with 5.2 surround sound. But wait, there is more! A single touch and the floor retracts to reveal a six-seat sunken hot tub. Bring on the popcorn and bubbly!
Builder: Kindred Construction Ltd.
Major Associate: VictorEric Premium Homes
Project: Curved Contemporary
Location: Southlands, Vancouver
Project Finalist: Best Landscaping: Custom or Renovated
Curved Contemporary is a bespoke, three-storey residence with a striking profile that emulates nature and complements the curvature of its surrounding landscape. The distinctive architectural design elements were created using exacting construction techniques by Kindred Construction in association with VictorEric Premium Homes. The residence utilizes View Dynamic Glass for the exterior glazing. This automated, intelligent-glass system uses electrochromic technology and predictive controls based on real-time environmental inputs to modulate the tinting and reduce glare and heat gain, while maximizing occupant comfort and improving energy efficiency.
Builder: Edgar Development
Associate: Acton Ostry Architects
Project: The Duke
Location: Mount Pleasant, Vancouver
Project Finalist: Best Multi-Family Highrise Development, Best Outdoor Living Space: Single Family Production or Multi-Family (new); Best Interior Design Display Suite: Multi-Family Home; and BC Housing Award for Excellence in Innovative Housing
LEED Gold-certified, 99 Walk-Score/96 Bike-Score with secure parking for 250-plus bicycles, Edgar Development, in association with Acton Ostry Architects, looked outside the box for future-forward solutions when designing The Duke. Appealing to locals in this artistic, eclectic Vancouver neighbourhood, the innovative design pushes setbacks to the inside, creating a central circulation space/atrium and open-air hallways, promoting socialization and creating a community vibe. The 14-storey, multi-family building adds 201 rental units and features an exterior mural and a one-of-a-kind rooftop deck with 360-degree city and mountain views. A floating canopy — a first for residential towers — protects the atrium from weather without inhibiting the airflow.
Builder: Adisa Homes
Project: Harmony Hideaway
Location: Alta Lake, Whistler
Project Finalist: Best Townhouse/Condominium Renovation: Under $250,000
Nestled in a 1980s apartment complex, this fully renovated lakeside Whistler condo brings the outside in, while impressively maximizing the small space. With a love for contemporary design and the great outdoors, the owner envisioned a minimalist cabin that reflected her modern sense of style and the natural beauty of the surroundings.
Builder: Vesta Properties Ltd.
Associate: Concept to Design Inc.
Project: Coastal Elegance
Project Finalist: Best Custom Home $3 Million-plus; Best New Kitchen $100K-plus; Best Space New Construction; Best Outdoor Renovated Space: Custom or Renovated; Best Interior Design Custom Residence: New or Renovated
Inspired by a classic Hampton style for a blend of luxury and west coast casual, layers of creamy whites, a neutral colour palette and rich hardwood floors are consistent throughout. Built by Vesta Properties Ltd. in association with Concept to Design Inc., Coastal Elegance is an entertainer’s dream. The impressive two-storey great room with coffered ceilings and the U-shaped upper hall, lit by large clerestory windows, offer expansive views of the pool and property. The NanaWalls in the great room and adjacent lounge open in an L-shape to the covered, outdoor kitchen, dining and living area, connecting all main areas of the home for the ultimate indoor-outdoor entertaining space. The stately multi-level brass pendants complete the great room and connect the two floors.
Builder: Naikoon Contracting
Project: The Ridge (640)
Associates: Architectural Concepts: Duane Siegrist Architect, Architecture: Tina Hubert Architect, Energy Advisor: E3 eco group, Building Envelope: Richard Kadulski Architects
Location: North Vancouver
Project Finalist: Best Infill Development: Six Units or Less
Naikoon Contracting brought together a team of experts including Duane Siegrist Architect, Tina Hubert Architect, E3 Eco Group and Richard Kadulski Architect to construct this innovative, urban infill project that replaced an existing single-family bungalow with four unique, ultra-energy-efficient, detached modern homes. Exteriors included low-maintenance metal-clad fascia, brick and composite panel, with clear cedar siding and soffits for added warmth and natural character. Outdoor living space is maximized with roof decks on all homes and even on the garage, including wet bar, gas fire pits and barbecues for relaxing with views to the water, city and mountains. Strategically positioned roof-top planters and landscape mesh screens create organic privacy and green beauty. Energy Star-certified and Build Green gold- and platinum-certified.
Builder: PSL Construction
Associate: Sarah Gallop Design Inc
Project: Bath Bomb
Best Bathroom Renovation: $35,000 and over
White walls, walnut cabinetry and contemporary black plumbing fixtures create a chic, modern-day his-and-hers master en suite spa in this renovation by PSL Construction in partnership with Sarah Gallop Design Inc. The luxurious, oversized glass shower enclosure and raised tub, positioned by existing windows, allow for unobstructed sight lines to the forest, creating an atmosphere with a lofty “in-the-clouds” spa-like feeling. Flawless vertical grain application of walnut cabinets lifts the eye upwards to the sky. A floating vanity and wall-mounted toilet and shelving retain the airy feeling. A deep-seated shower bench keeps necessities at hand. Perfection!