Those of you that know us are aware that we started working in Winnipeg about a year ago. We are at a high-end shop, and service high-end residential. There is a new development in the southwest part of the city, we casually call 'the ponds' because the houses are built around man-made ponds to give the impression of living on waterfront (a biggie in this city, criss-crossed with rivers). Most of these homes are very expensive.
This one is a million dollar showhome. Instead of spindles in the railings, they will be installing glass panels. The openings in the bedroom walls to the great room will also have this glass treatment. The bathroom listellos are the thin glass mosiacs; in the ensuite, the entire base of the soaking tub will have that tile treatment. That is the third set of hollywoods we have done since we have been out here; haven't seen more than a couple of spindle staircases in that time. Our shop has been trying to secure this builder for some time, and apparently he is very fond of hollywoods.
As an aside to this, we completed another house in this area for a former CFL Blue Bomber football player last week. He backed onto another of the ponds in the area. One of his neighbours is a Winnipeg Jet hockey player, owns his own zamboni, and is planning to clear their pond for the neighbourhood kids to play hockey on this winter. Won't it be fabulous for these kids to play pickup hockey with a pro? Gotta love it here.
Sorry we've been absent, just busy and into a little different routine. Best to all.
Dave & Deb