Queenswood //

This contemporary Craftsman pairs today’s best building practices and smart-wire technology with timeless design. With dormer windows and porch, the warm grey and creamy white cedar shake and Hardi-Plank exterior fit the forested setting.

Retaining the previous home’s footprint for minimal property and tree disruption, the family-friendly, 5,200-square-foot home boasts a main-floor master suite, roomy kitchen, office, mudroom, laundry and great room. Upstairs are three bedrooms with ensuites, a second laundry and media room. Green features include two heat pumps, LED lighting throughout, low-flow fixtures, hot water on-demand, low-E argon-filled windows and easy-care landscaping.

Custom fir and glass front door opens to the vaulted great room featuring fir beams and two-storey Island stone fireplace. White oak engineered floor flows throughout while warm West Coast colours complement garden views.

Bright master suite boasts roomy deck, fireplace sitting area with custom cabinetry, his-and-hers walk-in closets and elegant ensuite with stand-alone shower, tub and private toilet, dual Shaker-style vanities and heated glass porcelain tile, matching warm grey walls.

Roomy, entertainer’s kitchen features easy layout with rustic, coffered ceiling, efficient appliances, a large island for prep and casual dining. Timeless design includes beadboard-fronted maple cabinets with quartz counters and marble backsplash, stainless EnergyStar appliances and custom range hood with complementary pendant lighting. Steps away are the wine room, pantry and dining room.

Picture-windows soak in views of the rear garden while eight-foot glass doors lead to private stamped concrete sunken patio where reused rock accommodates the sloped site.