Category Archives: Renovations

Parksville Renovation

When I first discovered this house in Parksville it was in pretty rough shape. But the potential for a complete home renovation was something I could see immediately. The building was located on a lovely treed lot creating a real ‘living in the country’ feel and yet it was a very short walk to a major Parksville Shopping Mall. The ‘bones’ of the building were sound but that was about it. We stripped the structure down to just that – it’s bones and rebuilt from there. In this slideshow you will see the end result of my vision. My only regret is that I didn’t take more photos of the old structure before I began. Day by day as I turned this building into a home I became more and more excited. So much so that I decided to move in. At first I was thinking this would just be our temporary residence but we enjoyed living in this area of Parksville so much and the conveniences I built into this house truly made it a home. We’re still here after five years!

Watch What I Do with this House

  A Brief History of this White Rock Home This home was built in 1946 at 13925 Marine Drive in White Rock British Columbia. The house was purchased from Kristine Tyrell and her husband, well known architect, David Tyrell. The house was originally built by Cy & Lorraine Amos, who also owned and operated Amos Dry Goods Store in… Continue Reading