Form Collective has been featured on Western Living for their work on an Okanagan retirement home.

Home Tour: A Modern Okanagan Farmhouse Designed for the Dog

The team at Form Collective combined two aesthetics to create a long-lasting relaxing oasis for the whole family (pets included).

What screams retirement more than moving from the hustle and bustle of Vancouver to 80 acres of land in the northern Okanagan… with impeccable views of mountain landscapes and natural light sunbathing each room? Thanks to Josephina Serra and Lauren Webb, principals at Form Collective,their clients can now check retirement dream home off the list.

“There’s two of them, and their dog—we wanted to build them a home that would last many many years,” explains Serra. But since the homeowners had slightly different styles, Serra and Webb had to combine the two to make it suitable for both. Elevated modern farmhouse was the perfect compromise.  

“The owners were urban dwellers, now moving to 80 acres of land, so they wanted it more on the modern side,” says Webb. With floor-to-ceiling windows in the great room, an outdoor living space perfect for entertaining and hot tub access from the ensuite, they’ve got modern covered.

The farmhouse aesthetic comes through the furniture, including an antique dresser brought from the couple’s home in Vancouver. “We determined the depth of the entryway based on that piece, since we knew they wanted it,” says Webb. The designers turned it into a focal point by “painting the wall behind it black so it really stood out.”

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