The HAVAN Awards recognize the city’s best-designed outdoor spaces
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Westcoast Homes & Design is delighted to congratulate this year’s finalists – and winner – of the 2021 HAVAN Award for Best Outdoor Living Space: Custom or Renovated. The four finalists were chosen by the Special Judges of the Homebuilders Association Vancouver and the finalist with the highest score was declared the winner.
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This year we’re celebrating the talent of builder Reilly Novak of Novak Contracting & Construction, who won top prize for Outside In, an exceptional project with an elegant range of outdoor amenities in Surrey.
The construction, a beautiful contemporary west coast home, takes up almost the entire width of the property. It features precise symmetry at the front, an entrance worthy of a porte-cochere with a garden seating area and a modern geometric herringbone driveway. The large entrance walkway is flanked by raised concrete planters. Inside, there are 12-story ceilings on the ground floor and, in the center, an open courtyard with a house-controlled louvered roof and a retractable composite deck that slides back to reveal a sunken hot tub. On the deck or in the hot tub, the all-weather courtyard can be used as a theater for watching movies on a 103 inch screen.
âThis house is unique,â ââsays Novak, âand theâ wow âfactor continues in the back yard, with an outdoor kitchen, waterfalls and a pergola.â He rehabilitated a small neglected pond, remodeling and improving it with beautiful stonework from a British Columbia quarry and installing waterfalls at each end. He built a pergola with a chandelier and gas fireplace over a composite raised deck and outdoor kitchen with 2.5 inch cast-in-place polished concrete countertops, hanging radiators and wood paneled cabinetry. Knotty aluminum custom created from additional fence materials.
With a large covered seating area that connects to the great room and exterior courtyard through 15 foot NanaWall sliding doors, this property is a total winner, from the outside to the inside.
The finalists for the 2021 HAVAN Award for Best Outdoor Living Space: Custom or Renovated are all different and they are all breathtaking.