Written by Nicolle Hodges
Photography Paul Grdina
“We wanted to integrate the home into the neighbourhood by designing something that flowed with the neighbourhood, and then once you walk inside, that’s when you realize how luxurious and unique it really is,” says Deep Dhillon, Vice President of AXIS Real Estate Solutions Inc.
The new multi-leveled, triple-car garage, 5,400 square-foot home in Tsawwassen, which was a joint-venture build with Tony Paul of Pinora Enterprises Ltd., is one of the grand prize homes in this year’s VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation Millionaire Lottery.
“When we designed the house, we wanted to focus on entertainment for the whole family and we didn’t want to waste space,” says Dhillon. Right from the putting green, firepit, and built-in BBQ set in the backyard, it’s evident that every square inch was not only put to use but equipped for fun.
“Upstairs, there is a floor-to-ceiling wine cellar that can hold 250 bottles, and another scotch and wine cellar downstairs,” he added. “My wife, Tina, ensured a place for relaxation wasn’t missing, so we included a yoga room complete with a hot sauna.”
While it might sound like a man-cave, Sarah Gallop–founder of the award-winning design firm SGDI–was brought in to add her magic touch and ensure the entire space felt nothing short of warm–even with its cooler colour palette–and welcoming.
The outside of the home–which is a bit more dramatic, with black and charcoal trim against a lighter stone–sets the tone for the inside: clean without being cavernous, and glamorous without being fussy.
When it comes to finding the perfect home, the dream is a place both comfortable and functional, where personal and family growth aligns with work, health, and play. The neighbourhood is just as important as the house that occupies it. Tsawwassen, meaning “Facing the Ocean” in Coast Salish, is a community nestled at the southern tip of the District Municipality of Delta. Why is this worth noting? Well, different neighbourhoods provoke different feelings, and the beachside vibes in Tsawwassen, known for its relatively dry and sunny weather, is the kind of place that just feels good to call home.
“It’s a hidden gem,” says Dhillon. “We see a huge opportunity for high-end luxury houses here.”And that opportunity begins now, in collaboration with the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation Millionaire Lottery. Proceeds from tickets support specialized adult health care and research in Vancouver, at Vancouver General Hospital, UBC Hospital and GF Strong Rehab Centre. Every year, VGH performs more than 30,000 surgeries and treats more than 600,000 patient visits. With the Millionaire Lottery, you’re not only buying a chance to call Tsawwassen home but also help send patients back to theirs.