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Vote For Western Living’s 2018 Home of the Year!

Our second annual Readers’ Choice awards celebrate the best in home design for 2018.

From the hundreds of homes we see every year, just a few dozen find their way into the pages of Western Living and on And even among those amazing featured homes, there are some that stood out. Our editors have selected their top 13 below, all of which are stunning examples of the best of Western Canadian design—and for the second time, we’re putting it out to our readers to choose which home should hold the title of Western Living Home of the Year 2018.

Our 13 finalists are below, from a gorgeous Scandi-cool design in Whistler from Sophie Burke and Cedric Burgers, to a stunning vintage revival from designer Martine Ast. There’s a taste of each, but click through if you want to read the full story and see even more photos.

Once you’ve made your select, scroll to the bottom to the poll, where you can choose your favourite. You can vote once a day and share your favourites with friends. We’ll be narrowing it down to the top five on Wednesday, December 12, and crowning the victor—2018’s Western Living Home of the Year—on Wednesday, December 19.

This poll is closed. Click here to vote for the Top 5 finalists!

(Photo: Eymeric Widling)

1. Vintage Beauty

Calgary designer Martine Ast’s radical update of a vintage ’70s home in Calgary has more than a few playful nods to its original era.

(Photo: Janis Nicolay)

2. Minimalist Magic

Every inch was considered in this modern, minimal abode by Evoke International Design.

(Photo: Ema Peter)

3. Colour and Calm

(Photo: Ema Peter)

4. Vibrant Modernism

A stunning design from Designers of the Year winners McLeod Bovell that brings bold colour into modern design.

(Photo: Jon Adrian)

5. Lakeside Hideaway

With the help of designer Paul Lavoie, the late Jim Shaw created a lakeside home in the Okanagan that’s as warm and welcoming as the cable magnate himself.

(Photo: Krista Jahnke)

7. Cool Cabin

The right angles make all the difference in this revamp of a Whistler cabin by Stark Architecture.

(Photo: Ema Peter)

8.  Bright Idea

BattersbyHowat brings the notion of quiet respite and reflection to a family home in Vancouver.

(Photo: Ema Peter)

9. Mid-Century Marvel

Designer Negar Ghorashi saves a mid-century West Vancouver home from the bulldozer—and brings it beautifully into the present.

(Photo: Ema Peter)

10. Mountain Modern

Designer Mitchell Freedland brings a contemporary spin to a classic Whistler home.

(Photo: Jo-Ann Richards)

11. Waterfront Gem

A challenging waterfront site on Cadboro Bay is tamed for a Scandinavian-influenced house built to withstand an active family of five.

(Photo: Dominique Vorillon)

12. Spanish Revival

A Palm Springs house with Spanish Colonial roots gets an elegant makeover from Calgary designer James McIntyre.

(Photo: Ema Peter)

13. Nordic Cool

A Whistler cabin from designer Sophie Burke and architect Cedric Burgers that’s as sustainable as it is beautiful.

This poll is closed. Click here to vote for the Top 5 finalists!


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