Recent Articles in ‘Vancouver Island’


Seaside home looks like it’s ready to set sail

Island waterfront property was blasted to create a building site


A beach house with style

Stately mansion on an acre of waterfront has been completely renovated over the past few years


A country home without the headaches

Thirty-six-unit island development builds smaller footprint houses


A home with space for all

Island house incorporates a sewing room for mom and a place for dad to play his drums


The perfect place to retire

Calgary expats plan to relax, connect with community in their custom-designed retirement home


A ringside seat to the wild West Coast surf

Vancouver Island cottages will sit within metres of the ocean


Kitchen designs spark envy among developers

Victoria highrise at Beacon Hill Park opts for high-end finishes to draw in buyers


Island residence brings the outside in

Brenda and Bob de Roos have spent 10 years building their dream home on Cordova Bay


Island home connects with its setting

Custom builder brings warmth to every room through design and geothermal heating GRANIA LITWIN Victoria Times Colonist Atmosphere, ambience and mood are elements found to some degree in every home, and they are as important as bricks, beams, mortar and granite, says Kevin Fraser. They are subtle aspects that the Cowichan Valley custom home builder takes


‘Abused’ century-old house needed overhaul

Contractor and architect teamed up to turn shingle-clad dwelling into comfortable family home GRANIA LITWIN Victoria Times Colonist This house had a bad case of the shingles when Joan and Robert bought it seven years ago. It was painful to look at. Asphalt roofing shingles had been tacked onto the walls of the century-old southern Vancouver


Composer combines love of music, design

Music By the Sea Festival founder renovates Ten Mile Point penthouse from top to bottom


Victoria home reflects youthful energy

Award-winning island residence has plenty of green features and is ‘a really cool place’


Family finds perfect fit in Victoria home

Minutes from the beach — with no grass to cut — the emphasis here is on kids and community


Wall removal makes for best of both worlds

1920s home retains its charm with an open, efficient workspace and an elegant dining area


Mountain home rocks its natural surroundings

Spectacular panoramas surround Vancouver Island house carved out of hillside above the sea