KEY TO WELL-BEING

To keep up with the West Coast lifestyle, head down to the fitness centre in the home’s lower level complete with a dedicated sound system to pump up fitness enthusiasts of any age or standard. Considerate details again are front and centre with rubberized flooring to ensure a safe work out and mirrored walls to help maintain correct body posture.

Usefully, and with little effort, you can convert this space into a teenager, guest or nanny suite, by removing the rubber flooring and mirrors. A built-in bookcase is also included to complete the transformation.

Double doors lead out of the gym to a circular foyer that cleverly acts as a transition point allowing access to other rooms on this level. The walls have been re-dry walled and re-plastered – as they have throughout the rest of the house – and high-quality slate flooring has been custom set. It provides a refined setting allowing for individual pieces of art to be showcased, creating a personal gallery set off by the muted tones of the paintwork. A prominent alcove with Italian silver-glazed miniature mosaic tiles and strategic lighting is ready to display a dramatic, high-profile sculpture.

From here, exhale deeply and step into a series of functional rooms dedicated to relaxation and health. After a workout in the gym, perhaps, or a run through the nearby Pacific Spirit Park, a washroom featuring a five-head Hansgrohe Axor shower system including a Rainmaker shower head, three body wash shower heads, and a wand will help cleanse the body and soul. Its Zucchetti fixtures and a Porcher toilet add to the list of an impressive lineup of brand names.

The neighbouring steam room is designed to accommodate three or four people. Displaying a beautiful arched glass ceiling and ornate Italian-imported glass tiles, it features twin commercial steam generators that make sure the room is hot in a matter of minutes, while Relax-a-Mist steam controls tailor the experience to individual requirements.

With Vancouver’s popular Spanish Banks and Locarno beaches just a few blocks away, any four-legged members of the family will be making frequent use of the home’s well-equipped dog wash. Its custom design with Delta faucets and fabricated stainless-steel rolling stairs – complete with safety functionality – enables your puppy to walk up and be washed at waist height eliminating any strain on the handler’s back. Notably, there’s even a commercial sand trap inside the plumbing to catch all the sand so it doesn’t clog the drain. Well, that’s Fido taken care of, until the next jaunt at the beach.