The Sophisticated Organic


Condoworks Design Renovations


Vancouver, BC






2023 CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence

What was the Challenge?

These homeowners, recently relocated from California and expecting a baby, sought to transform their newly purchased townhouse into a brighter, more functional space. The primary goals of the renovation were to negate the darkness in the space and create an efficient layout with added storage. Given the tight timeline due to their impending move and growing family, the renovation needed to be swift and impactful.

What was Delivered?

To address the darkness, the staircase railings were replaced with glass panels, allowing natural light from the skylights to illuminate all three levels of the townhouse. This change not only brightened the space but also created an airy, modern aesthetic. The existing kitchen, which was previously closed off and burdened with dark fixtures, was opened up by removing the wall that separated it from the living area. This created a cohesive flow through the third floor, making the space more suitable for entertaining and daily living.

Functionality was enhanced by adding open shelving and an integrated pantry for increased storage in the kitchen. A custom banquette was installed to establish a dedicated dining space that maintained the open flow between the living room and kitchen. In the principal suite, the layout was reconfigured by swapping the locations of the ensuite and the closets, eliminating dark corners and creating room for a walk-in closet. Additional storage solutions were implemented in the den with custom shelves and cabinets. To improve climate control, an AC unit with a heat pump was installed, ensuring efficient airflow throughout the townhouse. The result was a bright, open, and highly functional home that perfectly met the needs of the growing family.

Kitchen Before Kitchen After


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