A home should always express the personality and temperament of its owners. And so it was with an English family that commissioned Kelly Deck Design to imbue their new, 5000-square-foot home in North Vancouver with unsentimental luxury. The firm worked closely with the clients to revise floor plans, setting a mood that is traditional without being staid and simple without being plain.
Half the main floor has stone floors, a nod to the demands of children and pets. Any spareness of aesthetic, however, is warmed by the board-and-batten entry, and softened by the textured walls throughout. This home, like leather will only look better with wear.