November 29, 2021
Step Inside Kimberly and David Jones’ Magical Christmas Home In North Vancouver
Kimberly and David have a lot to celebrate. Onetime high school sweethearts in North Vancouver, the couple set out on a years-long journey that took them to Denver, where David first played in the NHL for the Colorado Avalanche, Calgary and, finally, Minnesota. Along the way, they married, had three kids (Ronan, 9, Greta, 6, and Hugh, 4) and owned seven houses. When David recently retired, they were overjoyed to return to their roots in North Vancouver to build and design their forever home with the help of Kelly Deck, and settle down for the long term.
After finding a lot in Edgemont Village, the couple embarked on the design-build project, which took just under two years to complete. Andy Friesen of Su Casa led the architectural design and Kelly took on the interior design. For her part, Kimberly finally had the opportunity to dive into the look and feel of their home — she personally curated and selected the furniture and decorating elements. “When you move around a lot, you have all these beautiful memories in different places,” she says. “But when we moved here, that’s when I delved into decorating — because I got to stay.”
The home also needed to set the stage for the holidays, where they’d create new traditions and welcome extended family.“I dreamed of building a few things in this house for the holiday experience,” says Kimberly. For starters, there’s the massive hearth in the great room. “We lived in Denver for six years, and we’d often head to the mountains and sit around ski lodges with huge fireplaces,” she says. The family now spends Christmas Eve singing together around the substantial fireplace, and the kids love to put on shows. “It’s a really special gathering place.”
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House & Home November 2021
Interior Design: Kelly Deck, Architectural Design: Su Casa