In Progress- Ainsworth Residence Penthouse Renovation!

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Posted on July 03, 2015





We are so excited about the Ainsworth Residence project we have been working on since December. This is a complete gut of a 1400SF sub-penthouse in Lower Lonsdale in North Vancouver.

The Clients:

•    A young professional couple with two tiny Chihuahuas.

Their requests for their condo renovation:

•    The use of dark/masculine finishes

•    To maximize on the storage space in the condo

•    To provide a functional home office for the husband that doubles as a guest bedroom


The Design:

•    A modern take on the traditional.

•    Custom accent cabinets in the kitchen and powder room

  • Reminiscent of the traditional shaker, but in a new and unexpected way

•    Modern take on traditional architectural elements

  • Subtly complimenting the custom accent cabinets in the ceiling details

•    To incorporate real stone into the design as the husband is a geologist


•    Accents of brass in the island pendants, dining chandelier, art, and accessories.

  • Brass and gold is trending in interior design and decorating.
  • Brass accents that are clean and modern.


•    Geometric shapes in the majority of the millwork, interior doors, and mouldings

  • Broken up with a few organic elements to reflect the waves of the ocean outside

•    Curves are seen in the stunning matte charcoal granite wine cellar, the wall mounted faucets in the master bathroom, and in the waterfall faucet over the  powder room vessel sink.


•    The client’s love of rock is incorporated in carefully appointed ways

  • Rare grey onyx is featured in the master en suite shower
  • The powder room counter is backlit onyx and appears to be a glowing slab 8″ tall.

•    Waste was avoided by creating a narrow custom outdoor table that fits perfectly on the main deck


This project was a dream project, with amazing clients who put their faith in us to create a custom home that was perfectly in line with their style and needs. We are so excited to be completing the final touches and accessorizing the condo next week! Stay tuned for the final photos!

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