Spectacular townhouse retreat in the mountain town of Whistler

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This contemporary townhouse retreat was designed by Evoke International Design, located in Whistler, a town north of Vancouver, in British Columbia, Canada. The main living room in the home of a retired hockey player provides a comfortable gathering place to entertain friends.

Notice how the television is recessed into the wall? It helps add to the clean lines of the space. A built-in sofa provides seating for up to ten people, making this the perfect spot for entertaining guests. A hint of rustic is infused into the space with the side-by-side coffee tables. On the wall, a painting by a local artist helps to visually connect the indoors to the outdoors.

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What We Love: This townhouse retreat offers clean lines and a minimalist design aesthetic in the ultimate mountain town. Although contemporary, the use of wood throughout adds warmth to the spaces. Soaring ceilings and expansive windows keeps the space feeling light and airy.

Readers, what do you find most appealing about this home? Please share with us your thoughts in the comments below!

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Above: A floor-to-ceiling tiled fireplace in the living room adds a stunning focal point to the space. The living room is located adjacent to the kitchen and dining room space. The space is characterized by soaring ceilings and clean lines, creating a relaxing space for lounging and entertaining.

The fireplace was already existing to the space, the designer updated it with unglazed porcelain tile. The lack of mantel adds to the clean lines, while the tile adds texture.

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Above: The kitchen is a mix of clean lines and natural materials. The designer applied Mare Bianco limestone tiles on the backsplash. The cabinets are a mix of white lacquered cabinets with oak uppers. The Caeserstone countertops adds to the clean, minimal aesthetic.

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Above: The green dining chairs adds a fresh pop of color to the neutral palette.

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Above: A floating steel staircase is located just off the open plan living and kitchen area. The wood treads matches the wood used in the rest of the townhouse. Frameless glass guardrails creates a visually striking aesthetic to the space and allows light to flow throughout the area.

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Above: The aesthetic of this master bedroom offers a serene atmosphere in earth tones. This relaxing space features minimal furnishings, letting the views take center stage.

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Above: The master bathroom reflects a material palette in light hues that creates an open, airy feel. The space was designed as a wet room. Although small, the use of large mirrors, a neutral color schemes and tall ceilings helps to make the space feel larger that it is. The use of a floating vanity and toilet creates visual lightness, not to mention low-maintancence when cleaning the floors.

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Above: A lounge loft space offers a masculine aesthetic that carries the design scheme from the rest of the home. This is a wonderful space to relax and curl up with a good book. An over-sized sectional provides plenty of seating, while built-in shelving helps to keep clutter at bay. With expansive windows, soaring ceilings and exposed wood beams, the space feels bright and airy.

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Photos: Janis Nicolay

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