By Bob de Wit

The modular design of Hidhurst creates a visual cadence to this 8,400-square-foot home, which appears to morph organically out of the landscape. The cantilevered roof above entry creates a 17 -foot covered entryway, linking to the curved pathway for a grand sense of arrival.

Notable main floor features include a 65-inch marble-encased fireplace, the formal living-room’s focal point. Grey-veining contrasts the room’s predominantly white palette. Custom-stained, rift-cut oak flooring throughout main living level adds warms and durability.

Design details blend seamlessly through this house, built by the Homebuilders Association Vancouver (HAVAN) member, Holson S. Contracting.

Notable main floor features include a 65-inch marble-encased fireplace, the formal living-room’s focal point. Grey-veining contrasts the room’s predominantly white palette. Custom-stained, rift-cut oak flooring throughout main living level adds warms and durability.

Pure drama is created in the compact space of the main-floor powder-room. The back-lit circular mirror floats on textured-tile back-splash, with a tear-drop faucet (ceiling-mounted) controlled from flush-mount, circular inset in mirror.

From conceptualization, to sourcing materials and navigating permits, whether you are renovating a powder-room, or designing a new custom-built home, working with trusted, local homebuilders is key to creating your dream home.

The HAVAN builders and designers will be offering free custom home building workshops on the Ask-The-Experts Stage, presented by Trail Appliances at the Spring Home and Garden Show, from February 20 to 24, BC Place Stadium.

Both informative and inspirational, workshops will include topics from what to expect in a legal contract and details in a budget, to kitchen design trends, and creating your dream home, while bringing together all the elements in the design build process. Visit havan.ca/events for complete list of workshops, and seminar schedules. Seating is limited. First 100 people to register receive two complimentary tickets to the show.

The Homebuilders Association Vancouver (HAVAN) members build more than 65% of Metro Vancouver’s homes. Recognized as knowledgeable, trusted, resourceful, and local professionals in the home construction industry, our members have shared a commitment to building excellence since 1974. HAVAN provides both industry and consumer education, and actively liaises with local municipal governments with the focus of meeting Metro Vancouver’s housing needs. A not-for-profit association, HAVAN is proudly affiliated with both the provincial CHBA BC, and national CHBA offices. Bob can be reached at bob@havan.ca