The appellants agree that the words of the restriction are free from ambiguity, but differ from the trial judge in their interpretation. They say that the words “not more than one storey in height” unambiguously reveal the intention of the drafters to preserve water views, relying on McCarten v. Davis, 2004 BCSC 962, where Mr. Justice Williamson found similar words to have that purpose. The trial judge distinguished McCarten on the basis that it involved the construction of a new home that clearly had two storeys of living space.
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