Century-Old Town home Gets Earthy, Urbane Revival
Sometimes the downside of town home living is feeling like you live in a long, dark, narrow alleyway. Not so anymore in this Kitsilano town home. The homeowners had us completely renovate everything, from the bottom right up to the rooftop deck with its gorgeous views of Northshore.
To banish the alleyway feeling, we installed French doors at the rear of the home in the kitchen. They open up onto the rear deck, bringing in lots of natural light and dramatically opening up the whole downstairs.
The town home retains is urbane sophistication with a minimalist color scheme in the kitchen and throughout. A custom hood fan cabinet conceals the exhaust fan. Custom cabinetry achieves a sleek, clean look while a 2-1/2” rift cut white oak butcher block table top adds an earthy touch of natural wood.
The clean contrast of white walls and natural wood is present throughout the home. Custom oak stair railings are stained to match engineered hardwood floors, picking up the earth tones of the butcher’s block in the kitchen. The look is carried into the living room with the fireplace surround. New pot lights in all the ceilings and minimalist white pendant lights make everything fresh and modern.
Finally, in the en-suite bathroom, large format tiles and a new white rectangular tub with clean lines sits beside a custom white marble walk-in shower. Like the wood tones downstairs, the wood-tone vanity makes for an earthy contrast to the bright, white space.