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Halfmoon Bay

It's all about the view


A young Vancouver family asked us to convert their waterfront vacation home on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast into their primary residence. To facilitate livability for the foursome, we created a larger kitchen and master bath, added an ensuite for the guest bedroom, and added a bathroom for the kids. We also opened the spaces up to the outdoors by adding skylights and picture windows that reorient the entire upper floor towards the water for 180-degree views of the coastline.

Spice Cabinet Closed
Spice Cabinet Open

"I love the openness of it. I love how the designer made the kitchen feel spacious, both in terms of space and storage. The windows added a sense of spaciousness."

Homeowner Andrew Barnes in MOVATO Home, Spring 2018

The place holds fond memories for the family, so while updating the functionality and finishes, we kept the original flagstone and wood-burning fireplace to preserve its past cabin life. Custom teak drawer pulls take that feeling into the kitchen, and along with the millwork and tiles, complement the vintage mid-century modern furniture the family collected over the years.

"Halfmoon Bay, just outside, may be the star, but the inside is now a worthy match."

- Western Living, November 2016