Custom Homes

Thetis Island Renovation

Myrna and Rodney Brownlee chose Steven Fitzpatrick to renovate this 35-year-old 1,400-square-foot cabin into a gorgeous 1,600-square-foot full-time retirement home. Their goal was to expand the glorious ocean front view, which was achieved using the existing footprint.

Steve and his crew kept some of the feel of the original cabin while implementing the new elements Rodney and Myrna needed to live in the space full time. Most important was to maintain and expand the ocean views and outdoor living space while achieving more livable space inside.

A composite wraparound deck with picture frame installation will last a lifetime, and inside, no opportunity was lost to add additional storage space, including a pantry and hidden shelving throughout. The two-storey addition on the back of the existing A-frame afforded a better kitchen layout, a welcoming entranceway with a proper porch, and larger windows to provide plenty of natural light and views of the ocean and rugged Thetis Island scenery.


Woodland Hills Custom Home

This custom home was built for Mark and Susan in the Woodland Hills development in Maple Bay on Vancouver Island. Mark and Susan were retiring and looking to build a high-quality, low-maintenance dream home.

Mark and Susan contacted Made To Last after they had chosen their lot and were looking for a builder that would provide everything that they wanted and needed. After interviewing several builders, Mark and Susan decided to hire Made To Last. Susan says, “We could tell from the estimate that Made To Last had put time and due diligence into putting the quote together.”  

Mark and Susan are now living happily in their new quality-built custom home with stunning Cowichan Valley views and a low-maintenance design.



Seacloud Custom Home

This beautiful 4,600-square-foot custom home was built for Jim Mitchell, a client moving to Vancouver Island from Ontario to retire. The home boasts wide-open spaces, clean lines, and quality workmanship throughout.

Jim was not living on Vancouver Island during the construction of his custom home, so he was looking for a builder that he knew he could trust, with a very high standard of quality. Once Jim walked through one of Made To Last’s custom homes, he was confident in his decision to hire us to build his dream home. Jim loves his beautiful new oceanview home and life on Vancouver Island.