This charming waterfront cottage underwent many custom home renovations during its transformation into a luxurious 3-floor house.Situated in Cordova Bay, our best option to deliver the type of dwelling the owners wanted was to remove the main floor then rebuild from the existing basement up. Had we chosen instead to rebuild the entire structure, we would have reduced the property footprint due to setbacks.The new front entrance is welcoming and warm. Attractive dormers and the sloping porch roof retain a cottage appeal, while large windows promise light and comfort inside.With styling for this challenging project by KB Design, skylights in the new second-floor landing and windows on three sides flood the area with light. It’s a restful, calm oasis in the house that makes the perfect relaxation area to enjoy views and a quiet moment.The dining room has splendid views across the water and a door to the balcony with steps leading down. A pillared opening leads to the cozy yet spacious living area with the same view and multiple windows through which to enjoy them.In the master bedroom, we made a connection through a closet for convenience, and this is now a luxury bathroom with soaker tub and built-in shower. From the master bedroom, windows on all sides offer sweeping 180-degree views across the water.A detached garage completes the homestead, styled to match the house itself.During the entire process, the owners continued to live in the basement, calling on our skills to complete major works in a timely and tidy fashion so as not to make their lives too uncomfortable.