Finalist - 2016 Western Living Designers of the Year Award- Robert Ledingham Award
Taking on the custodianship of a work by Bo Helliwell and Kim Smith of Blue Sky Architecture almost qualifies as an historic renovation project. While the overall sculptural elements of the building were quintessentially Blue Sky, with curved walls and roofs, wood structural elements and amazing windows, the 20-year-old Collins house was due for a modern makeover.
Respecting the underlying strengths of the initial architecture, we set about upgrading the kitchen, bathrooms and laundry. We also created a more fulsome entry and mudroom, plus an augmented spa area and media centre. We enhanced the interior detailing with new panel doors and beefed up finishing elements with 1X4 trim and 1X8 baseboards, all with a signature reveal detail on every connection
Never a ‘usual’ Whistler Chalet, the choices of fittings and furnishings for this house were also anything but standard. Preferring instead to add to the owners’ collection of modern furnishings and to showcase their art, this house is now a warm inviting modern interpretation of a traditional chalet.