It's been another year of gorgeous homes from all over Western Canada: stunning loft renovations, Scandi-cool family homes, experimental Okanagan designs. And there's nothing we love more than celebrating the best architecture and design in Western Canada, and thus: our 3rd Annual Western Living Home of the Year.
Our 15 finalists are below, from a soaring modern reno of a vintage bungalow by Splyce Design to a gorgeous family retreat in Whistler from Measured Architecture. There's a preview of each, but click through if you want to read the full story and see even more photos.
Once you've chosen your favourite home, scroll to the bottom to the poll, where you can vote. You can vote as many times as you'd like, and share your favourites with friends. We’ll be narrowing it down to the top five on Wednesday, December December 11, and crowning the victor—2019’s Western Living Home of the Year—on Wednesday, December 18.
And in the meantime, take a little inspiration from these gorgeous homes of 2019!
Once a closed-off bungalow, this Vancouver home now soars thanks to Splyce Design—and has plenty of room for its owners’ quirky collections.
Maximalist-loving Ben Leavitt of Plaid Fox creates a happily ever space for himself and his partner.
Ministry of Interiors' Brianna Hughes and Shannon McClelland prove it takes two.
Designer Paul Lavoie fearlessly brings colour and pattern into a formerly builder-basic design.
A striking, ultra-modern black-on-black exterior hides a mid-century-inspired dream home inside, designed by Sophie Burke and Shelter Residential.
Falken Reynolds create a very personal space for a single mom.
(Photo: Ema Peter)7. Steel Beauty
A Calgary couple makes a fresh start on a striking Okanagan site with the help of Sturgess Architecture.
(Photo: Ema Peter)8. Gold and Glamorous
Kalu Interiors designer Aleem Kassam brings Shaughnessy-mansion glam to his Yaletown space.
(Photo: Provoke Studios)
A global collection merges with a thoroughly West Coast aesthetic in this home from HB Design.
Garret Cord Werner designs a Vancouver home that feels like it’s miles away from the city.
A home from Measured Architecture is a master class in designing a space that’s both contemporary, and a celebration of its history.
(Photo: Ema Peter)12. Phoenix Rising
Designer Geoff Orr builds a new home that celebrates a rebirth—namely, of the salvaged materials used to construct it.
(Photo: Jon Adrian)13. Lofty Ambition
A heritage space in Victoria Park gets a restorative reno from Korr Design.
Designer Sophie Burke and her client, Sarah Duyker, pair up to bring a modern, organic spin to a formerly traditional home design.
(Photo: Janis Nicolay)15. Modern Whistler
Piers Cunnington from Measured Architecture designs a hideaway that's a modernist marriage of sleek design and solid pragmatics.