This house was built in 1981 and was featured in Western Living magazine November 1983 as the ultimate ski cabin in Whistler.
Very little upgrading had been done prior to the new owners purchasing it in 2013.
The new owners wanted to retain the original architectural features but update the floor plan to include a more open living space, a larger kitchen, a master bedroom with ensuite, and transform the dormitory sleep rooms to additional bedrooms and bathrooms throughout to accommodate family and friends.
We gutted most of the interior walls to reconfigure sizes of rooms and a preferred layout. The clear honey coloured hemlock that lined most of the interior was either untouched or removed and set aside to reuse on new walls or as trim.
The structural work included removing 6 load-bearing walls. The original sunken living room was framed in to create a larger living space.
A large window was added to the front living room wall to capture additional mountain views and a basalt masonry fireplace was added providing warmth and a statement to the living area.
A new galley kitchen and custom laundry room were designed. Flooring consisted of custom milled fir throughout the main floor with carpet in the bedrooms and tiles in the entry and bathrooms.
Electrical and plumbing was completely upgraded. A new forced air heating system was added to replace baseboard heaters.
Finishing consisted of new fir shaker doors, KD fir moulding, fir entry doors
A new entry system was built with fir beams and glass skylights.
A fir post and beam carport was built with deck above that is accessed from the living room and kitchen.
At the rear a large deck was built to accommodate a hot tub and further access the private back yard. The entire property was landscaped complete with irrigation and bricked driveway and walkways.
The project has been complete for a year now and the owners are settled in enjoying their Whistler getaway. Like the article featured in 1983 they now have a modern version of the ultimate ski cabin.