I spent a fascinating couple of hours touring 5 new homes today on the White Rock Modern Home Tour. All were suffused with natural light, offered clean lines, beautiful natural materials, and were thoughtfully situated on their lots. But from there, each differed in the translation of the owners' particular lifestyle.
If you have an opportunity to take in a tour like this, I urge you to do so. If you want to build a new home or renovate your current one, these tours are terrific sources of inspiration. Even if "Modern" isn't your preferred style, there are still a million thoughts and ideas you can borrow to interpret in your own way.
We live in a Craftsman style house on a smaller lot in Crescent Beach that we built ourselves 20 years ago. I love it as much now as I did back when we began because it expresses who I am, how I prefer to live and what matters most to me. Building or renovating is a labour of love but with the right architect/designer and builder, it's worth every minute and dime!