Catherine Amison and Graeme Roberts have lived in Port Royal Manor for 18 years2,400-soaked. square-
Located on the slopes overlooking Brentwood Bay, the foot townhouse is located.
Two of them are spacious.
Storey home has a large upper deck and covered terrace below
Both hotels have access to the entrance to Todd and sanitage, Malahat and Marina --
But these owners have enhanced their unit's already gorgeous look with many wells
The mirror almost disappeared.
For example, a fully mirrored wall on one side of the restaurant flows right through the entrance to the hall, not only doubling the size of the living area, but also expanding the panoramic view of Brentwood Bay.
The other mirror on the water side of the same long room is cleverly positioned and sized and looks like a full mirror
The length window in the corner.
The owners even mirror a wall on the partition wall between it and the next unit at one end of their long deck, amplifying the view and the sense of spaciousness.
It's not surprising that the two men have become so creative after shrinking from their former home, inOak Bay to asmaller space.
Amisson is a complete
The time artist looks at the light's perspective and techniques, and Roberts is a savvy businessman and former mayor of Nanaimo who understands the value of expanding real estate, even if only in reflection.
Born in Manitoba, Amisson moved to the West Coast with his family when he was very young.
After attending the Alberta Academy of Art in 1970, she began painting full-time. Well-
She is famous for her scenery and sea view. she is passionate about the wide scenery.
Open space and love the view of her Brentwood home
Especially in the soft North.
Over the years, she and Roberts have continued to renovate their house, adding hardwood floors, granite kitchen countertops, mirrors and modern bathrooms --
All of this is to increase the reflection and enhance the light.
"Guests are very surprised and fascinated by this innovation, decoration and effective application reflection," Amisson said in an email . ".
The artist likes to maximize the light for her work, not to mention the scenery.
"The artist does not want to work in a powerful light;
You don't want plenty of sunshine, but it needs to be bright and I like to work in open space.
"The color on the wall was also chosen taking into account the art, because when Amisson moved from her studio to the gallery in B, her canvas rotated throughout the house. C. and Alberta.
"Our colors were deliberately chosen as neutral backgrounds for painting, such as dark gray green in the living room, butter yellow in the bedroom and kitchen.
"I like to be warm and lively," she said . ".
Not only did Amisson paint almost all the paintings in the house, she did all the walls --
Included in a very high staircase on the descent staircase, she finished the staircase by connecting the cut
Brush onto a long metal rod with a brush
"When leaning against Bannister, keep a steady hand and try not to have paint on the ceiling, which is very intense," she said with a smile . ".
Amisson is also a handyman at home.
"I like to make things, and I'm frugal "-and super-organized.
When asked about the special shadows of the paint or renovation details, she immediately took out a brochure in which she recorded every design improvement they had made.
"I always wait until Graeme leaves for a few days and then go all out with any change or improvement," she explains, adding that when painting sales slow down, she used to mend and renovate the furniture, but it is no longer the case now.
"I work here now.
In her nephew's crown-shaped kitchen, she painted a soft maple tree on the wall --
Fudge shadows, decorations and cabinets are finished in Navajo White, set off by the dark granite countertops of Stone Age marble and granite.
"To get more counter space, we extended the countertop on the peninsula and hung the granite on the wall as a tailgate.
"Amisson hates waste and is a great recycler who recently made a collage of small items in the kitchen with the rest of the frame.
These days, as she draws bigger oil paintings for the well, her own frame is getting bigger and bigger
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"There are a lot of windows in many newer, larger houses and the owners usually choose a large piece instead of a lot of small pieces.
She made a recent trip. a three-panel artwork —
For a wealthy Calgary family, they want to draw a big picture on the huge fireplace.
It turned out that it was not big enough, so she was asked to draw the fourth panel and the final size was about 1.
Take 2 by 3 metres.
Roberts's office is on the lower floor near his wife's studio, and he's just as busy these days.
Former chairman of BC.
Council of public services and deputy
The president of the Victoria Airport Authority currently serves as the chairman of the board of directors of the motor vehicle sales authority of B. C. (
He spent most of his career in the automotive industry, owning and running two new car dealers at Nanaimo, Toyota and Honda. )
Even though he has been working out for 85 years, he still exercises regularly and has long been a loyal volunteer supporter of amateur athletics.
Over the past 30 years, he has participated in events held in 38 communities across the provinceC.
Summer and Winter Games, the Northern games, the games for the elderly and the games for the disabled.
The energetic businessman loved all the changes he and Amisson made to their home, especially the huge mirror wall in the restaurant, adding to the space.
"Excalabor glass and aluminum at the Keating crossing make a mirror and it's really amazing to watch these guys install this wall.
He explained that the couple bought a new restaurant to replace the old-
Style, dark kitchen and dining table.
"This glass table makes everything different.
They now put stemware in a small cabinet in the kitchen.
He likes to go back to Brentwood Bay where he used to swim and fish when he was a child
"This is a paradise for children "-
And point out that they feel safe in friendly communities.
"We are ready for a more compact life," he said . "
Home in their former Oak Bay, prompting them to look for a safer shine
Feel the environment.
They don't mind the distance from the city center.
"We are still going into town in large numbers and we tend to drive along the country road and enjoy the scenery along the way," he said . ".