Cozy living room with fireplace

Arbutus Residence


A 1920s Home Is Given Timeless Appeal

Pleasing down to the last detail, this residence perfectly brings together old-world architecture and contemporary comfort.

Arbutus residence aesthetic entrance

Many renovations over the years had lent this residence a mismatched and lacklustre look, yet its potential to become a functional and modern family home was immediately clear. We upgraded the finishes and fixtures and improved on this house’s overall layout—all while maintaining its character and charm.

One of the challenges was working with delicate existing conditions like original doors and window casings, radiators, decorative ceiling beams, and plaster walls. We took care to enhance and maintain these elements, while building a layout that feels original to the home by seamlessly matching moulding details and finishes. We maximized the functionality of the smaller spaces in the home by creating pull-out storage, concealing integrated technology, and opening up enclosed areas to allow for better use of space. We also upgraded finishes and fixtures, giving this welcoming residence a high-end feel and equipping the young family with a modern home that meets their needs.

Arbutus drive restoration design

Project Details






Saanich, BC


General construction; finish carpentry


3,580 sq. ft.


Bidgood + Co Interiors


Island Custom Cabinetry; Westbay Mechanical; Capson Electric

Residence minimalist bar
New dinning room space
Arbutus residence creation
Arbutus drive interior view