This beautiful home located in Victoria BC was designed by Sebastian Butler of DGBK Architects’ and built by Peter Schultze Construction Ltd. The Grunberg residence was entered in the British Columbia housing awards known as the Georgie Awards in 2009. Placing in the top five of over 90 entries as a silver finalist it is a testament to the superior quality in workmanship, materials and design.
We tried to preserve much of the character of the existing home in the new design by including Arts and Crafts influence combined with a little ‘Provence’ reflected in the landscape features, window trims and wrought iron railing details. Rich materials were employed such as the heavy timber veranda, the stone base to the home, slate roof tiles and beautiful wood windows. The grand interiors are developed along a theme of dark stained wood and white trims employing dark granite counters and feature floor areas. The sweeping curved stair at the entrance connects the upper and main floors with a beautiful sky lit open space adorned with an antique chandelier. The great room captures all of the sunken court via a French balcony adding again to the connected felling of the basement areas of the home.
The client was keen on building a home of the highest quality and detail and was keenly interested in it fitting well into the neighbourhood which has been masterfully achieved through thoughtful and sensitive design.
This home is equipped with the latest in energy saving appliances from high efficiency instant hot water heaters, high efficiency forced air heating and a heat pump for heating and cooling.