OAK BAY HOME RENOVATION MAXIMIZES SPACE THROUGH CLEVER DESIGN
Michelle Heslop, Photography: Rus Collins, MHV Magazine
Transforming a claustrophobic mid-century bungalow in South Oak Bay, Zebra Group partnered with Maximilian Huxley Construction Ltd to create a contemporary, open-plan home. Space and natural light were maximized with some repositioning, natural materials, skylights and french doors leading to an outdoor living space to give the illusion of more square footage.
1950'S UPLANDS HOME GETS A MIDCENTURY MODERN RENOVATION
Michelle Heslop, Photography: Joshua Lawrence, MHV Magazine
A 1950’s split-level is reinvented and the result is a striking, family-friendly, midcentury modern home. Classic to the era, the house had a strong foundation but the layout was desperate for a reconfiguration. Knocking out the interior, right down to the studs, Maximilian Huxley Construction created a midcentury classic home with sleek details and fine finishes.
3 DRAMATIC EXTERIOR RENOVATIONS: BEFORE AND AFTER
Michelle Heslop, Photography: Joshua Lawrence, MHV Magazine
Implementing years of experience and a genuine love for building, Huxley renovated three unique homes enhancing some of the original features and completely renovating others. In true Huxley form, principles of design, restoration, and client needs govern these home renovations to provide dramatic transformations to these west coast exteriors.
SEASIDE HOMES: BRINGING POSSIBILITY TO FRUITION
Barry Mathias, Photography: nuttycake.com, Seaside Magazine,
November 27, 2014
The house is set in a peaceful, one acre landscaped property, with many mature trees. At the bottom of a gentle incline there is ample parking surrounded by lawns, flowerbeds and ornamental bushes. To my left is an attractive double-garage, separated from the house and painted in blue with smart white trim, and with a sizeable, double-windowed loft.
COUPLE TAKE ON RENOS WITH RETIREMENT IN MIND
Grania Litwin, Photographs: Debra Brash, The Vancouver Sun,
January 21, 2013
“Our gut reaction when we first saw this house was to tear it down and build anew,” said Bonita, 62, who last spring left her job as vice-president of acute services for Providence Health Care in Vancouver. “But our builder explained the house itself was solid and almost all the bearing walls were on the outside. So we completely gutted and redesigned it instead.”
House Beautiful: Comfort With Convenience
Grania Litwin, The Victoria Times Colonist, December 8, 2012
The owners of this comfortable rancher brought considerable skills into play when they decided to renovate it and move to the Saanich Peninsula from the Lower Mainland. In creating their ideal retirement home, the owners - a former nurse administrator and a teacher who specialized in consumer education - planned in detail how to make it work for two people bent on aging well.
House Beautiful Uplands remix
Grania Litwin, The Victoria Times Colonist, November 3, 2012
Taking down the "great divide" between a kitchen and dining room can be a traumatic experience, especially when homeowners have grown up with a separate dining space and enjoyed the intimate atmosphere it creates. "I always loved the idea of a formal dining room, so when our designer first suggested removing the wall, I fought against it," explained the owner of this impeccable 1921 Uplands home.
2012 CARE awards celebrate the best in Vancouver Island home building
Pedro Arrais, The Victoria Times Colonist, September 22, 2012
In the 52 categories for outstanding residential and commercial projects on Vancouver Island, there were 10 of multiple award winners: Coastal Construction, Jenny Martin Design, M. Knight Construction, Maximilian Huxley Construction, Method Built Homes, Palladian Developments, Small Modern Living and Westco Construction, Terry Johal Developments, T.S. Williams Construction, and Westhills Land Corp.
Design for living
Ivan Meade, Photographs: Johua Lawrence, YAM Magazine,
A 1950s Uplands home is transformed through a major renovation into a Northwest showcase. Absent of cliches, this simple yet visually extraordinary home combines sleek design with a relaxing atmonsphere, perfect for a style-savvy couple and their nine-year-old twin boys.
Interior Design: Historic Home Renovation
Anicka Quin, Photographs: Colin Way, Western Living Magazine,
All the joys that come with owning a grand 1912 home—old-growth millwork, hand-tiled fireplaces, leaded-glass windows—are the same things that amp up a traditional renovation and turn it into a bring-back-the-glory restoration. So when Ken and Christine Woolner purchased a century-old home in Victoria's Uplands area, they brought in the pros.
INTERIOR DESIGN: DARK TILED BATHROOM
Anicka Quin, Photographs: Jo-Ann Richards,
Western Living Magazine, April 2012
Renovating a heritage home, like this one in the Uplands in Victoria, has its challenges. Tops on that list: there's a good chance that it's been renovated before (you get to be 100–plus years old, and someone's changed their mind about something along the way).
CUSTOM HOMES: BUILDING TO SUIT YOUR LIFESTYLE
By David Lennam, YAM Magazine July/August 2011
In fact, there was very little dreaming and more solid planning. “We really knew what we wanted,” says Russell, sitting back on a huge slab of polished concrete deck looking at the water ripple across Gonzales Bay in calm and sunshine. They had a list of criteria that had to be met. Typical family stuff. A couple of teenaged boys who needed their own space—a little bit separate so they could do their own thing, ...
A STRONG FOUNDATION OF ETHICAL CRAFTMANSHIP
By Mike Armstrong & Sheryvonn Burrell,
Canadian Business Executive, Fall 2010
Established in 1999, Maximilian Huxley Construction Ltd. has quickly become Greater Victoria’s premier source for superior new homes and high-end “character” renovations. In an age when many contractors are cutting costs at the expense of their clients, MHC has refused to compromise on craftsmanship and safety, ...