• Johal House

    Fremar Construction was contacted by a major client of Don Delinsky, one of Vancouver’s most gifted and respected designers. Delinsky was designing a 15,000-square-foot mansion for this client and, having worked with Fremar in the past, had recommended them as a suitable contractor. Having 20 years of history with Delinsky, the client trusted his judgement. A handshake sealed the deal and the Fremar / Delinsky collaboration embarked on a groundbreaking two-year project that would challenge them on every level.

  • A Regal Setting for Gala Events

    No expense was spared in this residence, which features 8 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, a large steam room, change rooms, a spa, a breathtaking outdoor pool area, and had required the largest order of Pella windows and doors in Canadian history at the time.

  • Innovative Engineering

    The most daunting structural challenge was presented by the mansion’s interior open spaces like the majestic Great Hall, an expansive room covered by a 40-foot barrel skylight. The job of overcoming the lack of load-bearing walls was assigned to John Siefken of Siefken Engineering Ltd., who provided a solution in the form of an internal steel post and beam structure.

Pool

This regal area features a gorgeous, international award-winning swimming pool set against a stunning backdrop of beautifully finished stone sundecks and terraced gardens. To maintain a clean appearance, all pool equipment was housed in an underground bunker accessible by a hydraulic door under the sidewalk.

Coffered Ceilings

Perhaps the most striking interior feature of the house is the coffered ceilings. Intricately handcrafted with inlaid cherry panels, the ceilings seamlessly integrate a sprinkler system and an arrangement of pot lights, which were custom finished with gold to provide a rich contrast for the dark wood tones.

Staircase

Flanked by stately columns rising from the intricately inlaid granite floors, the regal stairway dominates the front foyer. The elaborate cherry bannisters, upwards-sweeping mirror images of each other, were built on-site and set on top of glass panels for a majestic, sparkling effect.

Innovative
Elements

In addition to utilizing innovative structural techniques, this project involved a number of cutting-edge elements that were very unusual for the time. For example, the entire home was prewired to accommodate fibre optic communication and consultants were hired to install a custom heating system to allow precise climate control.

Johal House

  • Copper Canopy

    When the client decided to augment the patio, Fremar was faced with finding a replacement for the singular talents of Delinsky, who had since retired. A year-long search led to Timothy Bullinger and his Arca 3 Design Studio, whose resume included Georges Marciano, Vidal Sassoon, and Davis (Max) Factor. The Fremar/Bullinger collaboration produced an intricate and arresting copper canopy to enhance the beauty of an already stunning area.

  • Copper Canopy

    When the client decided to augment the patio, Fremar was faced with finding a replacement for the singular talents of Delinsky, who had since retired. A year-long search led to Timothy Bullinger and his Arca 3 Design Studio, whose resume included Georges Marciano, Vidal Sassoon, and Davis (Max) Factor. The Fremar/Bullinger collaboration produced an intricate and arresting copper canopy to enhance the beauty of an already stunning area.

  • Copper Canopy

    When the client decided to augment the patio, Fremar was faced with finding a replacement for the singular talents of Delinsky, who had since retired. A year-long search led to Timothy Bullinger and his Arca 3 Design Studio, whose resume included Georges Marciano, Vidal Sassoon, and Davis (Max) Factor. The Fremar/Bullinger collaboration produced an intricate and arresting copper canopy to enhance the beauty of an already stunning area.

Maintenance

Because of Fremar’s intimate knowledge of the house and its complex systems, they were retained by the client on a maintenance basis. In a relationship that lasts to this day, Fremar coordinates all upkeep, whether it involves painting, servicing the sauna, changing light bulbs, or customizing for new features.

1610 West 75th Avenue

Vancouver

British Columbia

V6P 6G2


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tel 604.264.7754

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