It’s officially WL Home of the Year season, a time our editorial team looks forward to annually: we get to turn back the pages and reflect on all of the beautiful homes that have been published in Western Living and on 

And you? You get to vote: take a few moments to peruse the gorgeous homes of 2023 and advocate for your favourite. This year, 20 homes made our longlist. Vote now to determine the top 5 finalists. The voting deadline to determine the top 5 finalists is December 11 at 11:59 p.m. 

Then, tune in on December 12, when we’ll be announcing the top 5 Homes of the Year. From there (you guessed it) you can vote for the home you think is greatest. 

And now, on to the top WL homes of 2023. 

Peruse through the finalist list below, then scroll to the bottom to VOTE NOW!

2023 WL Home of the Year Entries

1. Midcentury Minimal 

Photo: Janis Nicolay

In this West Vancouver home, HB Design pairs clean lines with rich, flagstone floors for something special. 

2. Lake House 

Photo: Ema Peter

Gillian Segal’s Nita Lake design is inviting and warm, with rich textures and sumptuous materials found at every turn. 

3. Double Trouble

Photo: Ema Peter

And, in harmony with the Lake House, Segal was also renovating this spectacular Vancouver home for the same family. 

4. Home Ice 

Photo: Janis Nicolay

A peek inside Vancouver family home of hockey legend Trevor Linden designed by Evoke. 

5. Open Invitation

Photo: Eymeric Widling

Rosswill Homes creates a lakeside cabin in Saskatchewan that can comfortably fit 20+ guests. 

6. Warm and Moody

Photo: Sharon Litchfield

Brianna Hughes brings texture and a lifetime of design inspiration to this warm and welcoming family home. 

7. Coastal Elegance

Photo: Ema Peter

The team at Falken Reynolds helps a family bridge their prairie roots with a new, beach-y Cadboro Bay address. 

8. Wonder Walls 

Photo: Phil Crozier

The team at Paul Lavoie Interior Design takes inspiration from Alice in Wonderland for this dazzlingly colourful family home. 

9. Seaside Retreat

Photo: Ema Peter

Sophie Burke Design creates a home that celebrates both family togetherness and the need for quiet moments of solitude. 

10. Traditional Transformation

Photo: Janis Nicolay

Project 22 Design transforms an outdated, inefficient abode into a creative home for a modern family. 

11. Flex Space

Photo: Ema Peter

Designer Andrea McLean brings flexible design and a coastal-inspired palette to this stunning renovation in White Rock, B.C. 

12. Dreamy Duplex

Photo: Tina Kulic

Interior designer Annaliesse Kelly of AK Design embraces her wildest design dreams with her own Squamish home renovation. 

13. Modern Treehouse

Photo: Luis Valdizon

Innovation and respect for nature come together in this SMS Studio-designed Bowen Island cabin. 

14. Spec-tacular Serenity

Designer Suzanne Tetrault of Studio Felix uses cream and peach tones to bring summer vibes to long Calgary winters. 

15. Glam Gorgeous 

Photo: Michelle Johnson

An edgy, glamourous, risk-taking Calgary home design by DWK Interiors. 

16. That ’70s Home 

Photo: Provoke Studios

A renovation from Kalu Interiors transforms a dated ’70s home into a modern, art-inspired abode for a family of three. 

17. Forest Fabulous 

Photo: Ema Peter

McKinley Studios designs a ski-in, ski-out Whistler vacation home that makes the most of the stunning forest views. 

18. East Meets West 

Photo: Janis Nicolay

This nautical-chic, Karly MacLeod-designed home in Port Moody takes its cues from another coast. 

19. Curated and Cool

Photo: Joel Klassen

The team at Alykhan Velji Design create a beautiful Calgary home for an art-collecting, colour-loving family of four. 

20. State of Luxe 

Photo: Martin Tessler

Problem-solving was key in this challenging (but so worth it) design from architect Cedric Burgers and his team.