We’re spoiled for choice when it comes to showcasing beautiful homes on Vancouver Island, both renovated and custom built. So spoiled, we found it hard to pick favorites. So, for 2020, we looked to our readers to tell us which homes they most enjoyed.
Here are our Top Five Most Viewed Home Features this year, as seen in Spruce online.
NUMBER 5 – MODERN LIGHTHOUSE
Perched on one of the most easterly points of Vancouver Island, and with 280-degree views of the Strait of Georgia, is The Lighthouse. This modern-industrial farmhouse stands like a beacon amid rock and sea and was designed by Ryan Hoyt.
NUMBER 4 – WATERFRONT DELIGHT
Homeowner Val Pattee met the challenge of downsizing from 4,000 to 1,000 square feet head on when he purchased a waterfront condo in James Bay. Meticulous planning transformed it into a jewel our readers admired as much as we do.
NUMBER 3 – STYLE AND STONE
A two-storey, 7,100-square-foot house with a view over Blenkinsop Lake and tranquil scenes of fields and grasslands reflects the beauty of its landscape with gorgeous use of stone throughout.
NUMBER 4 – WEST COAST LODGE
The rugged beauty of mountain living is on full display in this stunning Bear Mountain home, inspired by the homeowners’ Alberta upbringing. “We liked the rustic look of the chalet-style homes from Canmore with the big wood beams, the plank floors, the rock,” says Dave, a pharmacist for many years. “I loved the idea of combining that rustic with something that’s completely modern and making something unique.” They certainly succeeded!
NUMBER 1 – OAK BAY STUNNER
An amazing transformation of a 1912 Oak Bay home is at the top of our Most Read stories of 2020, and no wonder. The homeowners stepped up to the challenge of respecting its heritage while integrating modern design, creating a bright, warm, stylish home that reflects the loving attention paid to restoring it.
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