Sometimes, it’s what’s outside that counts, especially when you live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. For design pro Colette Soros, co-owner of Vancouver’s Parliament Interiors, the views from her family’s home were worth hanging on to, so instead of relocating for more space, they decided to renovate. “We love our home — we have a view of downtown Vancouver and the North Shore mountains,” says Colette. In order to take full advantage of the vista, they opted to add another floor to the house.
Inspired by her Norwegian roots and Scandinavian-style houses, Colette worked closely with Etheridge Home Renovation to plan for high ceilings, skylights, decks off the front and back of the house, and lots of natural wood finishes. Click through to see the dramatic before and after.