Every renovation has a story and this one is a winner, with a silver lining.
Multi-Ovation Award winning builder Tavan Developments Ltd., builds and renovates dream homes in South Surrey, Shaughnessy, Kitsilano, and South Granville. Specializing in homes that truly fit into their neighbourhoods, not only are they beautiful and functional by today’s standards, but they evoke the inherent charm of the neighbourhood in times past.
Approached by homeowners faced with what was thought to be a leaky roof, it became apparent to the Tavan team the leaks were more aggressive, causing water damage to windows with extensive structural rot due to poor workmanship on the original structure, compounded by poor home-maintenance over the years. Damage was particularly bad on the side of the home where the stairway is located accessing the upper floor.
The silver lining you ask?
The exceptional renewal of this home’s entry and stairway only came to light because of the major remediation required to correct the structural damage to the building envelope of the home.
With 90% of the exterior envelop removed, the homeowners took the opportunity to upgrade and enhance the main entry point of their home. In addition, the stairway was fully updated as part of the renovation. As the main corridor between floors, it was crucial for the space to be serviceable as well as beautiful.
Today, entering the newly renovated home, guests are greeted to a renewed sense of grandeur. The magnificent chandeliers take centre stage with regal elegance. The gold-painted circular dome highlights and warms the chandelier’s light.
The curved balcony railing, with recessed circular hallway ceiling compliments the light reflected from the domed ceilings. Running down the stairway’s bannister is classic wood-spindles, topped by dark wood caps to bring out flooring details. Handset intricately designed marble floor consists of combination of Iceberg, Crema, and Black Nero marble. Beautiful mouldings, paneling on stair landing further complement the entrance and foyer/staircase renewal.
‘Simply White’ painted walls showcase artistic wallcovering inside moulding frames. Dark stained interior French doors perfectly frame the leaded glass doors.
Behind the elegant décor is a home built for the ages and should not to be overlooked. All new mechanical systems, including proper ventilation, were added to prevent future moisture issues including a dehumidifier, and new air conditioning systems, (one for main, and one for upper floor.) Nine zones of in-floor radiant-heating on a recirculating pump controlled by Nest thermostats, plus HRV for the main and the upper floor, basement, and the swimming pool are just some of the highlights behind the scene, which operate to create the perfect living environment.
Winning Ovation Awards for 2019 Best Renovation: $700,000 – $1 Million and Best Renovated Room, Tavan Developments Ltd. is the Ovation Awards 2019 Custom Home Builder of the Year. the Ovation Awards highlight the best projects influential and trendsetting HAVAN member companies have built, renovated, designed and marketed in Metro Vancouver. To view other award-winning builders and their projects, check out www.ovationawards.ca