Natural light pours through t wo walls of
windows in the living room, keeping the
main level open and bright all year round.
Tracey Lebedovich and
Josh Fehr, North Vancouver
Pop colours and contemporary
pattern punctuate the girls’
bedroom and contrast the old-fashioned spool bed and table.
WHAT THEY HAD: A mid-century
rancher with a dark, wood-panelled
interior. “Every inch of the house
was wood — it looked like a sauna!”
THE GOAL: To make the space
brighter and more functional
for their young family.
WHAT THE Y DID: The footprint
was maintained, but the house was
stripped to its studs, saving only the
original cedar ceiling and oak floors.
THE BIGGES T CHALLENGE: What
began as a straightforward cosmetic
reno quickly became a huge
undertaking when they realized
new insulation, wiring and a
larger bathroom were needed.
THE BUDGE T: $100,000 (but
ended up closer to $130,000)
FAVOURITE PAR T: “That we were
able to make a small house seem
big, and a dark house seem light.”
WHAT H&H LOVED: The way the
mix of mid-century elements,
iconic design pieces, contemporary
finishes and a white palette
transformed this dated fixer-upper
into a modern family home.
The upstairs bathroom was expanded
and now features an open, chunky
cherry-stained vanity with gleaming
white CaesarStone countertop.
WHAT THE Y WON: Calvin Klein Home
daybed from DeBoer’s.