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A bit of distraction: Inspiring homes around the web

Blog by Robert Matthews | March 30th, 2020

In case you may need some distraction in these trying times, here's a few stories of appealing homes and properties, here in BC and around the world. See my previous post in the series here.

This is my kind of “cabin”. Lots of interesting design elements to note. And the Pender Island setting is a real bonus. This could get you dreaming of island life...More photos here


I first came across this post on a particularly cold and dreary Vancouver day. Suffice to say, imagining myself poolside at this Saint Barts villa was a much-needed (mental) respite.


Here's an amazing renovation of a classic 1957 Vancouver bungalow. The "after" version has a number of design features worth tucking away in a "reno" file. See photos here.  

BEFORE + AFTER - ONE SEED Architecture + Interiors have recently completed the transformation of a 1957 bungalow in Vancouver’s Oakridge neighbourhood, that was the homeowner’s boyhood home and is now where he and his wife are raising their two sons. #HouseRenovation #ModernHouse #Architecture

A pre-fab, Nordic cool cabin in Whistler. Light, bright and airy. Read the story on this passive house,


Who says you can't build on an uber-steep lot? This house is changing the way we view "unbuildable" lots.