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Bright and Airy in Vancouver

Bright and Airy in Vancouver

Regan Xausa and her husband, Davide, founder of Velofix, a mobile bike repair company, found the perfect teardown property on a lot with major potential in one of Vancouver’s desirable neighborhoods. “We knew it was the one because the house had a south-facing backyard and it was on a quiet, tree-lined street,” says Regan. They rented for a year before starting the project, and Regan spent that time looking for inspiration and planning for a home that would include outdoor living, plenty of storage and a spacious kitchen. “We then tore the house down and started from scratch,” she says. 

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Full-Tilt Reinvention for a 1950s Ranch

“It has always been my dream to renovate a '50s rancher," says Patti Houston, owner of the home staging company Flüff Designs and Decor. Houston and her husband, developer Rick Williams, made it their mission over a year to completely transform their Vancouver house — marked by pale green carpet, brown linoleum and worn wallpaper — into a modern oasis. 

The house "is on a slope-away lot with a killer view. It had great bones but needed a lot of lipstick and rouge," says Houston. "When we started peeling off the first layer, we decided to go full tilt and took it right down to the studs."

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