Our clients purchased the original home in the early 1990’s as a vacation home with the long term intent to renovate as a full time residence. The property, located on Gabriola Island is south facing with spectacular views of Pylades Channel, Valdez, Mudge, Decourcey and Link islands. The original home was built in the early
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We just completed a short but sweet slideshow video of our work. Check it out…
The 9,000 square foot Gabriola Community Health Centre comprises a three-area Urgent Care Facility, comprehensive clinic space for three doctors, a nurses’ station, patient waiting areas, and reception. As well, the lower level was designed to accommodate revenue generating professionals such as LifeLabs®, Vancouver Island Health Authority’s Home and Community Care office, as well as
Architrave Design Build Ltd., recently opened a second office in Nanoose Bay. This small homestead building was once the General Store for the area and then the local Post Office was added to the mix for a few centuries. Architrave lovingly restored this gem to turn of the century splendour, utilizing the storefront space
Vancouver Home magazine was on Gabriola recently to do a photo article on one of the waterfront homes designed and built by Architrave. Our clients were thrilled to participate and we were very honoured to have the recognition of a National magazine. Click here to view the article.
From the Latin ‘fenestra’ meaning windows… If the eyes are the window of the soul, then the window is the eye, and therefore the soul, of the house. Informing us of weather and wildlife, as well as letting in the light, the style and placement of glass in a home cannot be underestimated.