Fit for a most discerning owner and in a world class of its own, The Haven is for the seeker of the finest in life – the interior designer at heart, the artist, the architect or entrepreneur who finds pleasure in the simple yet refined things in life.
This surprisingly comfortable 6,000 sq ft home would leave a 6 star rating in its wake with the overall quality, custom craftsmanship, state of the art features and coveted location.
From the very entrance of this architecturally inspiring Whistler contemporary home, your eyes are drawn to the custom made, steel and glass see-through fireplace in the grand yet cozy main living area. The attention to detail is apparent in every angle, corner and piece that takes its place to provide an amazing picture throughout. The Haven is a living work of art. With 6 bedrooms plus a house assistant quarters, incredibly cool media room, hidden play area in the kids’ room and a master suite that can be timed to open the electric shades, spark the fire and start the music on queue with the temperature set to that most perfect setting you prefer to wake to before hitting the slopes – could you dream of a better way to start you day?
Outside, a full sided deck on one side of the main living area with floor to ceiling glass is contrasted by an open courtyard with a large outdoor fireplace on the other, offering splendid outdoor entertaining options. With a ski run to your door, you would have the ultimate address offering privacy on a gorgeous, wooded lot yet accessible to all of Whistler’s best.
The Haven is a door to mountain ski home where rustic meets contemporary, simplicity meets refinement and outdoor and indoor balance perfectly; a private paradise and a one-of-a-kind opportunity in Whistler.
- Ski-in and located in the Blackcomb Benchlands neighbourhood
- 6,000 square feet
- 6 bedrooms plus House Assistant quarters
- 7.5 baths
- Four Fireplaces (three indoor including one custom made and one outdoor)
- Three Levels
- Two Living Rooms
- Family Room/Media Room
- Custom, distressed oak flooring
- Custom made leather and wood door knobs
- Custom cabinetry by Dutch designer, Piet Hein Eek
- Custom made Hermes curtains
- Gourmet chef’s kitchen and dining room
- Master Suite with fireplace, private deck, oversized closet, steam shower
- Full radiant in-floor and polar heating
- Control 4 Smart Home offering security and comfort
- Two-car, oversized garage
- Heated driveway
- Offered furnished excluding all art, round entry way shelving piece, dining room table and chairs, personal items
Dillon Garris – Lead Designer
Dillon Garris is an American born International Interior Designer who’s projects have encompassed Europe, North America and Asia. This experience has filled his imagination with a rich contrast of images and sensations from varied cultures which led to his passion for art, architecture, and design. His design studio was established in 2001.
The team’s focus is on designing timeless interiors with the individual personality of the client in mind. Dillon is confident in using a mix of bold and subtle colors which work well with his signature style of white walls, custom furnishings, persian rugs, and hard wood floors. His aim is to design elegant and relaxed spaces that are comfortable to live in.
Sun filled open planned living spaces with a strong connection between indoors and out are also an important aspect in Dillon’s design, encouraging the client to utilize all aspects of the home when entertaining. Not only is he involved with the selection of furniture and accessories, he also works closely with the site architect and builder on the full scope of his projects. One of Dillon’s most valuable attributes is that he is able to listen to his clients needs and wishes and then deliver an outcome that exceed their expectations.
Through the years Dillon has collaborated with talented French interior designers, such as Christian Liaigre, Alberto Pinto, Christophe Pillet, Garouste & Bonnetti, and Kristian Gavoille. He’s developed a vast portfolio of international projects ranging form hotel and private residences, yacht design, cosmetic & perfume bottle design, to artistic direction for several Cannes film festivals. His work has won several awards, and been published in various books and magazines. His goal is to continue to build his growing practice into a world renowned studio recognized for original design.
Karen Ripper – Assistant Designer
I became intrigued by the world of fashion and interior design during my time at a prestigious Fashion/Interior Design College in Southern California. I had the opportunity to launch my career in Asia, as my first assignment took me to Hong Kong. I had the opportunity to live and work in a mixture of old and new world styles, thus helping me craft and passion to “Mix & Match”.
I tend to be drawn to layering of textures and colours that create a sense of warmth and an atmosphere of comfort. The interiors I create for my clients will always reflect their values and style, which is very important to me.
I am very fortunate to work with clients from all over the world – Hong Kong, Singapore, London and Mexico. I feel at ease collaborating with clients from all walks of life. I thrive on their diversity and the structure it gives my interiors.
My interior design style varies by project, but a common theme is comfort and warmth with attention to detail — by layering of fabrics to combining modern pieces of furniture with a rare antique find from suppliers local or overseas.
My inspiration comes from all parts of my life. The simple fact that I work and live in one of nature’s most beautiful parts of the world allows me to draw inspiration from colours and textures from the natural materials that surround British Columbia. And thru the luxury of travel… I am introduced to other cultures and design ideas. To me it’s always interesting to include these ideas into all of my designs.
Creating interior space allows me to work with the most interesting people, from the clients that inspire me to the incredible team of creative craftsman and tradesman that play a part in bringing my visions to life.