They say that if you want to own a house in Whistler, B.C., you have to go Full Cabin: wood beams, nostalgic memorabilia and all. But Melissa Meehan, a Whistler regular, was looking for something lighter and fresher. When she and her husband, Paul, who are both entrepreneurs in Vancouver, began hunting for a four-season weekend home for themselves and their three ski-mad children, Melissa knew exactly what she didn’t want: “No knotty pine. No tartan. No skis on the wall.”
The search ended in their dream neighborhood, on a street they’d driven down countless times yet convinced themselves was out of their range — until, finally, it wasn’t. The contemporary house avoided all of Melissa’s deal breakers and then some. Built for a developer by architect Brent Murdoch and decorated by Vancouver designer Denise Ashmore, it sits at the edge of a golf course on a quiet cul-de-sac, with views of Whistler, Blackcomb and Rainbow mountains. The couple walked in, fell in love and demanded to know: “Who did this?” Melissa immediately hired Denise and her company Project22design to finish off the interiors.