10. 5 Design Lessons from This Modernist Calgary Home

A modern house in Calgary’s River’s Edge neighbourhood is “a functional work of art.”

9. Simple, Subtle Sophistication

Designer Robert Bailey elevates simplicity to an art form in the subtle and careful design of this Vancouver home.

8. Practical Meets Beautiful in This Gorgeous Whistler Getaway

You might think this Whistler getaway is meant for those who come to the mountains only to enjoy the scenery from a cozy spot on the sofa€”and indeed, the house is designed to capitalize on some pretty killer views. The warm, contemporary home just begs for weekends by the fire.

7. The Salt Spring Island Home That Began With a Campout

For Vancouver architect Fook Weng Chan, the start of the design process literally begins at ground level: before a single angle is drawn, he camps on the land himself for a couple of days. €œI take some to time think about how one would design there,€ says Chan. €œIt's a conscious design time, but It's also time to allow the subconscious to absorb the nuances of the site.€

6. Buy This House Before Harry and Meghan Do

We first wrote about this home five years back, when it was $5,000,000, an unheard of sum for Qualicum Beach, or pretty much anywhere on the Island outside of Victoria. It popped back up on our radar just as the former royals were house-hunting on our side of the world… and it turns out, this beaut still has us swooning. 

5. Meet Our Foodies of the Year 

They’re serving wine in sneakers, making it easy (and downright cool) to eat your greens and eschewing €œclean food€ for a delicious mess: your 2020 Foodies of the Year winners are bringing the fun back to food, and making Western Canada a culinary wonderland in the process. These are your 2020 Foodies of the Year winners. 

4. Announcing Our Designers of the Year Winners

It has been a year, to say the least. But throughout the chaos, we found joy, beauty and inspiration in the incredible work of our 2020 Designers of the Year€”a reminder of the power design has to shape our experiences, and to craft a better world.

3. In Memory of Judson Beaumont

As anyone who’s toured 1000 Parker Street in Vancouver knows€”more than likely on the East Side Culture Crawl€”the first time you stumbled into Judson Beaumont’s studio, Straight Line Designs, was a trip. We lost him this spring, but his memory lives on in his impact on the Western Canadian design scene.

2. How to Turn Your Garage Into a Hideaway

Here’s how Love It or List It host Todd Talbot transformed his dilapidated garage into a bright and airy backyard getaway.

1. The Finalists for Home of the Year

It starts with 15 gorgeous homes, seven days of voting and plenty of love for every single home on this year’s list, and then: we meet the final five. Here are the reader-selected top-five homes from this year’s design showdown.