Originally developed as a spec house, this airy dwelling with water views was a collaborative effort designed by Rus Collins of Zebra Group and built by Rob Mickleberry of Prodigy Developments. Filled with an abundance of natural light and modern materials, this 2400-square-foot home enjoys an efficient use of space in three bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths. Designed by Interior Designer, Sandy Nygaard the home’s interior boasts high-quality materials in a neutral backdrop to embrace the south-facing views of the Pacific Ocean bordered by the Olympic Mountain ranges.
Having worked together on other projects, it was a natural partnership for Prodigy Developments to collaborate with Zebra Group on the residential design. “Once the permits were received, three of the four homes we were designing on Dallas Road were turned over to Nygaard for her creativity to be added,” says Collins, who also worked on permits with the City of Victoria for months prior to breaking ground.
In the L-shaped kitchen, walnut cabinetry on uppers and lowers provide warmth to the open layout while the white quartz countertops add a bright reflective shine. The square-shaped island offers an eat-in area and enough circulation space between the work area and the floor-to-ceiling walnut pantry on the opposite wall.
Creamy white walls give the open plan a breezy feel while Nygaard’s distinctive ceiling detail in the dining area clearly defines the space. A built-in desk and workspace keeps the transition area functional and provides a place for storage.
Purchased during the construction phase, the home’s new owners brought their personal style into the dwelling with their own furniture and artwork,” says Nygaard. The open staircase off the dining area leads to a loft-like upper floor where mullion windows invite openness to the area and light to flow through both the main and upper floors.
The fireplace is the focal point of the living room and carries walnut and tile the full height of the wall. The floating hearth embraces the time-honoured tradition in a modern style.
Glass railing on the stairs continues in the upper landing with black steel borders providing a punchy graphic look against the white walls while echoing the black bordered mullion windows.
What started as a spec house for Prodigy Developments, soon became a sought-after waterfront dwelling focused on livability created by timeless design details and warm materials.
- Residential Design: Rus Collins of Zebra Group
- Builder: Rob Mickleberry of Prodigy Development Services
- Interior Design: Sandy Nygaard of Nygaard Interior Design
- Millwork: Successful Visions Group Inc.
- Flooring: The Finishing Store
- Fireplace: Rightman Plumbing and Gas
- Windows: Starline Windows
- Doors: Slegg Construction Materials
- Electrical: Vanderzweep Electric
- Countertops: Stone Trends Marble and Granite