Getting closer every day

Every day we are getting closer to our beautiful new home at Summerfell.

Thank you to the marketing team at Naikoon for these beautiful photos of the work in progress. 

Dan has been outstanding, and has literally been on-site every day since we started. 


So much has happened

It’s been a few months since we’ve posted, and so much has happened!

This photo above shows our back yard starting to take shape, with the outline of where Kane’s greenhouse will go.

Kane and I enjoying the May sunshine from our main rear deck (there are actually 4 floors of outdoor space)

The view from our back deck looking onto the forest and Mosquito Creek. You can also see our fancy awnings that can extend and retract to provide shade and protection. 

Our roof deck is taking shape also, this is where the hot tub and pergola will go.

We were excited today to invite our friend Christina back one year since she was at Summerfell last.In this photo you can see our laneway house and garage. 

Our thanks as always to our incredible team (more like small army) of dedicated professionals & trades people who are so dedicated to quality and incredible attention to detail. There are many days where there are more than a dozen people working on site, especially right now with landscapers, drywallers, plumbers, electricians & carpenters all under the expert supervision the Naikoon project team. Thank you everyone we are very privileged and grateful to be working with you all. 


The finer details

The crews are hard at work Summefell. It is incredible to see all the work that goes into building a home, the attention to detail by the Naikoon team and their trades is so impressive. Even little details like how wires are run in straight lines and how framing is added to places where art will hang shows the quality and pride taken at each and every step. It’s extraordinary to think what the Naikoon team have accomplished over the last 9 months in the midst of a global pandemic, unprecedented global-supply chain challenges, labour shortages plus extremes of weather. Thank you team, Great work!


This is our aluminum soffit and architectural slat material made by a company called LUX – It is perfection! – and will NEVER need maintenance. 


I can’t seem to post a blog article without showing the stair case, as it is really will be stunning. 


The black metal fascia has turned out better than I could have even imagined and magnificently installed. What you can’t quite see in this photo is how a special recess was fabricated on the main floor deck to accommodate 2 15′ electrically retractable awnings. 



A dream coming true

It has always been a dream to own a Baby Grand piano. From our first plans for Summerfell we knew we wanted it to hold pride of place and be a central feature. 

We were so excited over the Holidays to be able to buy a dream piano. This is no ordinary Grand Piano, it is a very high-tech Yamaha Trans Acoustic Piano. This means you can disengage the hammers that hit the strings and can then play it silently with headphones. But there is more, the sound board has a trans-acoustic resonator which can generate sounds without the strings. This means I’ll be able to adjust the volume when playing the baby grand without headphones, and even add accompaniment! 


The piano will hold pride of place and enjoy a wonderful view out to the forest beyond. This rendering below shows the view as you are going up the stairs. 





What a year 2021!

 It was a white Christmas in Vancouver and at Summerfell, our new home looked so sparkly in the sunshine and snow. We can’t wait to decorate for Christmas 2022. 

Our last blog post for 2021, and a great time to look back on all that has happened this year. Check out the archives to see all our blog posts, a full list is at the bottom of the page. 


The view from our roof-top deck.