THE HOMEBUILDERS ASSOCITION VANCOUVER (HAVAN) HAS REVEALED THE FINALISTS FOR THE OVATION AWARDS, WHICH CELEBRATES ITS 10TH ANNIVERSARY IN 2019, CAPTURING THE BEST NEW-HOME CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATION AND DESIGN PROJECTS IN METRO VANCOUVER.
By Bob de Wit
FROM SMARTLY DESIGNED LANEWAY HOMES TO BREATHTAKING CUSTOM-BUILT ESTATES…and from sunlight-filled kitchen renovations to high-performance condominiums, the HAVAN Ovation Awards, presented by FortisBC, highlights the accomplishments of the homebuilding industry and connects consumers with the local professionals who can help create any dream space.
“Homebuilding today is a complex process that combines regulations, building science and technology, with craftsmanship, imagination and intelligent design,” says HAVAN Chair and Centra Windows CEO Garett Wall.
Wall emphasizes,“The Ovation Awards finalists exemplify what is possible when you work with homebuilding professionals. The home construction industry is about more than just building houses — we create communities where families flourish, neighbours connect and life is experienced. I encourage people to visit www. ovationawards.ca to view all the finalists for inspiration for their homes.”
The finalists in the Ovation Awards’ renovation categories showcase smart solutions for homeowners who love their neighbourhoods but need their home to better meet their lifestyles. Finalist highlights include the revitalization of a one-of-a-kind, eclectic, mid-century home by RodRozen Designs and a kitchen renovation by Eurohouse Construction Inc. that revitalizes an out-of-date home into an open-plan, Italian-influenced kitchen, with sweeping views over West Vancouver.
In the custom home categories, the finalists have built a range of beautifully appointed homes, each bringing individual style, function and budget to the competition. Finalists include an easy-flowing beachside home by Kemp Construction and Sarah Gallop Design, a Built Green Platinum home with a contemporary aesthetic by Paramax Homes Ltd., a not-so-rustic retreat nestled in the alpine by Pacific Property Group, and a home on Burnaby Mountain, showcasing a perfect balance of building science and purpose-driven design by TQ Construction Ltd.
Custom-built homes provide homeowners with the opportunity to personalize living spaces that reflect their lifestyles from the outset — from interior finishing and floor plan layouts to personalized nooks and entertainment spaces.
In the design categories, a wide breadth of style is set to wow people, including the height of classic elegance with Bela Construction’s Villa on Angus, with Carol Faan Interiors Inc, and Bold Construction’s modern spin on The Word on 33rd with Beyond Beige Interior Design Inc.
Ovation Award finalists in the new construction categories are creating innovative solutions to meet housing demands by offering a mix of home choices that not only deliver comfort and convenience to homeowners, but also address affordability challenges and environmental impact. Featuring finalists across Metro Vancouver, projects include a high-rise tower that integrates market and non-market housing by VanMar Constructors, a luxurious nautical-inspired low-rise development by Bewick Ventures and Currant Interior Design, and a suburban community of single-family homes that brings together style and space by Miracon Development.
The HAVAN Ovation Awards is an established premier industry awards program that showcases the best builders and designers across Metro Vancouver. Finalists were selected through a rigorous judging process by a pier-reviewed panel of award-winning builders, renovators and designers from outside the region.
A full list of finalists and photos of the projects is available at ovationawards.ca. Winners of the 2019 Ovation Awards will be announced on Saturday, May 4 at the Ovation Awards Gala, taking place at the luxurious JW Marriott Parq, 39 Smithe Street, Vancouver, BC.
BEST KITCHEN AND GREATROOM RENOVATION; BEST BATHROOM RENOVATION: $35,000 AND OVER; AND BEST RENOVATION: OVER $1 MILLION
RODROZEN DESIGNS INC.
The original A-Frame structure adds soaring heights and drama to this full home renovation, including a second floor addition to provide modern conveniences, while still evoking the rustic charms of the mid-century home. The aesthetic & structural beams blend perfectly with the addition of new materials such as the engineered hardwood floor and luxurious Cambria quartz countertop in the kitchen.
THE HIDDEN GEM OF ROCKRIDGE
BEST KITCHEN RENOVATION OVER $125,000.00
EUROHOUSE CONSTRUCTION INC.
Tucked into the evergreen neighbourhood of West Vancouver, this Hidden Gem’s renovation was intended to fully reflect the surrounding nature. The original hardwood floors were refinished, and new wooden crown mouldings and trim were installed to complement the solid wood Italian kitchen cabinets and marble countertops. Many structural elements were replaced to achieve the new open concept.
BOUNDARY BAY BEACHSIDE
BEST CUSTOM HOME: UNDER $1 MILLION
KEMP CONSTRUCTION AND SARAH GALLOP DESIGN INC.
The open concept main floor creates spacious, seamless living and entertaining areas, including a main floor master for aging in place with access to yard/pool for morning exercise. Pool area includes pool house with surfboard shower, hot tub and waterfall feature with landscaping for a year round vacation feel.
BEST NEW KITCHEN: $50,000 – $99,999; BEST CUSTOM HOME: $1-2 MILLION; AND CUSTOM HOME BUILDER OF THE YEAR
PARAMAX HOMES LTD.
Built Green Platinum, the sleek, industrial concrete floors take centre stage and pair perfectly with the warm earth tones and stunning marble backsplash wall, creating a subtle elegance that will never go out of style, while the stainless steel hood fans look like sleek sculptures, doubling the emission reduction, perfect for the family who entertain a lot.
BEST CUSTOM HOME: OVER $3 MILLION
PACIFIC PROPERTY GROUP
Modern Alpine architecture with extensive use of local basalt and dark-stained woods blends with forested, mountainside setting. Inside this 8,000-square-foot, seven-bedroom home, the theme of natural materials continues while introducing a crisp, contemporary minimalism through use of marble, glass, and metallic finishes. The glass-encased living-room’s 14-foot ledgestone fireplace with cast-concrete surround is the focal point, with four 10-foot glass-sliders on facing walls all room to transition to a covered “breezeway”, connecting patio/lounge (west-facing) and courtyard (south-facing, overlooking ski run) with built-in hot-tub – because soaking after a day on the slopes is part the Whistler lifestyle.
BURNABY MOUNTAIN INSPIRATION
BEST CUSTOM HOME: $1-$2 MILLION; BEST SPECIAL FEATURE: NEW OR RENOVATED; EXCELLENCE IN BUILDING SCIENCE INNOVATION IN RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION, AND CUSTOM HOME BUILDER OF THE YEAR
TQ CONSTRUCTION LTD.
Stunning ‘Nouveau Rancher’ built with purposeful-design, passive-building principles, leading-edge construction-practices, with Feng Shui influenced floorplan-layout features striking front-foyer, plus exceptional tiling details in all three bathrooms.
VILLA ON ANGUS
BEST INTERIOR DESIGN CUSTOM RESIDENCE: NEW OR RENOVATED
BELA CONSTRUCTION LTD AND CAROL FAAN INTERIORS LTD.
Opulence is on the menu with seating for ten in this dining-room with copper ceiling, fabrics, and accessories, including hand-painted wallpaper with peaches, pears, and branches, tastefully enhancing the connection to surrounding outdoors.
THE WORD ON 33RD
BEST ROOM NEW CONSTRUCTION, BEST CUSTOM HOME: $2 – $3 MILLION
BOLD CONSTRUCTION AND BEYOND BEIGE INTERIOR DESIGN INC.
Natural light combined with contemporary recessed light fixtures makes the space adaptable to creating different moods. Custom wall panels and wood wall cladding add warmth to the fireplace feature in contrast to the stone tile opposite wall. The feature fireplace wall creates depth and interest with 3D forms, noting panels can be rotated to create completely new designs.
BEST MULTI-FAMILY LOWRISE; BEST INTERIOR DESIGN DISPLAY SUITE: MULTI-FAMILY HOME
BEWICK VENTURES AND CURRANT INTERIOR DESIGN
Oozing luxury living by the sea, The Allure lowrise development is reminiscent of a high end yacht nestled hillside overlooking the ocean. Truly one-of-a-kind, most evident is the unit’s openness of space. The front wall folds completely open, allowing access to one of two large balconies.