Fresh Family Flat

Name: Hearthstone Lodge
Completed: Dec 2016
Interior Design: Deborah Ross Design
Photography: Joern Rohde


A beautiful modern upgrade to the classic Whistler condo. Fresh colours, open space, creative storage use makes this the perfect weekend getaway.


Purpose & Construction Challenges

  • Re-designed family’s dark cramped vacation condo to function as rental in ski season with efficient storage for personal effects
  • Very tight budget
  • Unique challenges to accommodate 2nd toilet
  • Condo located on second floor without elevator proved challenging in removing and delivering materials, roughing in new plumbing
  • Permitting issues very challenging and restrictive with Municipality
  • Challenging restrictions on replacement of windows and window treatments


Efficient use of Space

  • Removed plumbing and electrical chase wall at end of kitchen counter and re-designed original 80’s kitchen
  • Peninsula top extended as eating bar
  • Original layout one bedroom one bathroom, redesigned as two bed & two bath
  • Augmented space and challenge of clutter at entrance by removing sauna and closet, creating mudroom and family storage
  • Expanded visual with great room design, pops of colour, increased lighting


Creativity and Finishing

  • Design embraces functionality for rental while also maintaining private use
  • Installed new lighting, pot lights, blinds on windows creating bright airy feel
  • Upgraded fireplace, extended hearth to create large wood box, bright patterned tile
  • Area including existing sauna, closet, bath and bedroom redesigned to include new mudroom/storage, two baths and two bedrooms
  • Bold, fresh colours in paint and accessories
  • Sleek modern kitchen with high gloss laminate, upper cabinets & open shelf combo
  • Ceasarstone countertops, stainless appliances, micro-hood combination, under-cabinet lighting, white subway tiles
  • Easy care durable flooring, heated tile in entrance, baths and kitchen
  • Mud room-storage area featured in a Houzz article
  • High gloss floating vanity, integrated vanity tops with double sinks


Environmental/ Comfort, Health, Energy Efficiency

  • Led lighting
  • Energy star appliances
  • Low flow plumbing fixtures
  • Low VOC paints
  • Upgraded baseboard heaters


Construction details/techniques

  • Removed wall in kitchen, electrical and plumbing re-configured
  • Added second bath with special pump toilet
  • Removed sauna, re-purposed space
  • All waste where possible recycled
  • Company is COR certified