Chic Meets Whimsy in Vancouver

Katie and Cedric Lo were living in Singapore when they learned they were expecting a baby. The couple wanted to raise their family in their native Canada and decided to relocate to Cedric’s hometown of Vancouver in 2012. They found a dilapidated property in Kitsilano advertised as “land value only,” and proceeded to demolish the existing structure and build a new home from scratch. “Our choice came down to location,” says Katie, an interior designer. “We were looking for a lot to build a new house on, so existing features were not important.”

With Cedric’s father, Sid Lo of 4 Corners Design Inc. managing the architectural side of the project, Katie handling the interior design and project managers helping with construction, the home was completed in a year. “We decided early on in this project that we were not going to concern ourselves with resale value,” says Katie. “We personalized the space to meet our needs and to function for the way we live.”

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