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THE WALLACE HILL HOUSE

Finalist – Central Okanagan Housing Awards 2024

Renovation

Kelowna, British Columbia

3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathroom | 2500 sq.ft.

3

Bedrooms

2

Bathrooms

2500

Area sq-ft

A 10-Acre Dream Come True

Nestled in the heart of rural Kelowna, this remarkable 10-acre property captured the hearts of a young South African family of four. It offered the promise of growth and adaptation over time, with a dated home that held immense potential. Rather than demolishing it, the family was determined to breathe new life into this charming space, and Little Building Solutions was the visionary force behind the transformation.

A Two-Phase Vision for a Lifetime

Understanding the family’s budget and evolving needs, Little Building Solutions devised a two-phase design that would make the most of this property. Phase 1, completed in the Fall of 2023, marked a pivotal moment in this property’s journey. It involved opening up the original house, reimagining it as a modern space with lofted ceilings, distinctive details, and a family-friendly layout.

Bringing Modernity to Tradition

One of the standout features of Phase 1 was the rejuvenation of the old cinderblock fireplace in the family room. This once-outdated centerpiece was revitalized, becoming a symbol of transformation. Reclaimed wood was ingeniously used to craft a feature slat wall that not only adds character to the space but also serves as a guardrail for the open staircase, blending safety with aesthetics seamlessly.

Phase 2: A Vision of the Future

The story doesn’t end with Phase 1; it’s merely the beginning of a journey that will see this property fully realize its potential. Phase 2 is on the horizon, where the current temporary kitchen and living area will be transformed into the kids’ bedrooms and bath. The main living space, including the kitchen, living, and dining areas, will find its new home in a carefully designed addition that seamlessly merges with the existing structure.

A Promise of Expansion

This property is not just a house; it’s a canvas for future dreams. Eventually, it will feature a pool for relaxation and plenty of space to accommodate the family’s furry and feathery friends, including dogs, pigs, sheep, and chickens. It’s a place where family and friends can come together, where memories will be made, and where the potential for growth knows no bounds.

In this rural Kelowna retreat, the vision of a young South African family is being realized step by step, with Little Building Solutions at the helm. It’s a testament to the power of creativity and foresight, where a dated house is transformed into a modern haven, and a property becomes a haven for family, friends, and the dreams that lie ahead.

Before & After

A wonderful transformation.

Van der Westhuizen Family
LBS turned our LBT (Little Box of Trouble) into the house of our dreams! Our brief was simple: keep the footprint, minimize the impact we have on the environment and don’t cut down any trees. The LBS design team knocked it out the park and the craftsmen and women that brought their skillset to our home in the months thereafter, continued the work to build us a beautiful and functional product. Chris and his team not only delivered the house of our dreams on time.. but under budget too! LBS is without a doubt the best in the business. Thanks Uncle Chris and Co
Van der Westhuizen Family
LBS turned our LBT (Little Box of Trouble) into the house of our dreams! Our brief was simple: keep the footprint, minimize the impact we have on the environment and don’t cut down any trees. The LBS design team knocked it out the park and the craftsmen and women that brought their skillset to our home in the months thereafter, continued the work to build us a beautiful and functional product. Chris and his team not only delivered the house of our dreams on time.. but under budget too! LBS is without a doubt the best in the business. Thanks Uncle Chris and Co
Van der Westhuizen Family
Van der Westhuizen Family

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Address:

1750 Springfield Road
Kelowna, BC. Canada

Telephone:

778-940-6956