DRKdesign : 959 west 18th avenue

959 west 18th avenue - front of house

view of house from street – photo by pixilink solutions

designed by : DRKdesign

built by : marman developments in 2015 [listed for 2.23mil]

959 west 18th avenue - kitchen

view of kitchen towards living space beyond – photo by pixilink solutions

here is the realtor’s take on one of these modern homes : (check out the listing here and pixilink tour here)

modern living at its finest in desirable douglas park! open layout with 10 ft ceiling on main, tons of natural light from oversized windows and glass panelled interior doors, custom millwork featuring whitewashed maple and cherry, imported Italian tiles, premium kitchen appliances including double drawer dishwasher. three bedrooms above, mountain view from master. basement legal suite with option as 1 or 2 bedrooms. downtown, trendy main st, queen elizabeth park, granville island, you’ll be in the middle of it all from this stunning new home.

check out the open house this weekend!

959 west 18th avenue - living room

living space with fireplace hearth that doubles as a bench and custom millwork – photo by pixilink solutions

959 west 18th avenue - view from main floor deck

deck extends the full width of the house at the back yard – photo by pixilink solutions

959 west 18th avenue - ensuite

ensuite bathroom has lots of natural light due to large north-facing window – photo by pixilink solutions

959 west 18th avenue - suite kitchen

basement suite features full kitchen – photo by pixilink solutions

959 west 18th avenue - suite living space

basement suite open living-dining-kitchen space with sunken patio – photo by pixilink solutions

959 west 18th avenue - back of homes

the back of the houses have obscure glass at balconies and decks for increased privacy – photo by pixilink solutions

look forward to another post with professional photos of both houses and a more architectural point of view of this project.

goodie : 1964 west 3rd avenue

1964 west 3rd - front of house

designed by : evoke design (david nicolay)

built by : revolution developments ? in 2014 [2015-listed for 3.19mil]

description of the house by the realtor : (listing here)

custom built modern kItsilano home. over 3,000 square feet of pure luxury and meticulous design. open floor plan and the oversized gourmet kitchen is ideal for entertaining. high ceilings and floor to ceiling glass bring the outdoors in with abundant natural light. top floor features 3 bedrooms with 2 full bathrooms including a stunning master ensuite. lower level is ideal as a family room or a recreation room. bonus a legal self-contained 1 bedroom suite. this home is a must see for those who appreciate superb modern architecture and great design.

features : stainless steel sub-zero fridge, bosch gas cooktop, aeg 30″ multifunction oven, aeg 24″ multifunction oven with steam, broan fan, built-in panasonic microwave, marvel beverage fridge, fisherpaykel 2 drawer dishwasher, caesarstone quartz counter-tops, lg front loading washer and steam dryer, hot water radiant heat, built-in central vacuum, security system, built in speakers in the dining area, living area, kitchen, master bedroom and master ensuite, 1-bedroom legal suite with lg fridge, frigidaire electric cooktop, bosch electric oven and caesarstone quartz counter-tops, fenced-in patio and 2-car garage.

1964 west 3rd - floorplan

it’s a noodle-y plan but works real well, i would say.

1964 west 3rd - living room

living space features a divider wall of wood slats and slick built-ins.

1964 west 3rd - kitchen

kitchen has a long island within the centre of the main floor level. open stairs lead to the bedroom level, and another set of stairs to the lower level rec. room.

1964 west 3rd - back 1964 west 3rd - deckback area of the house has a fenced and level patio area. bamboo planting will provide excellent screening from the neighbours across the lane.

1964 west 3rd - hallwayhallway on top floor features a linear skylight.

1964 west 3rd - master bedroommaster bedroom is kept simple with floor-to-ceiling cabinets and full-height sliding doors. check out the frosted glass partition between the tub area and the room.

1964 west 3rd - suite kitcheneven the suite has a nice kitchen and cool concrete floors.

port moody goodie : 1122 alderside

1122 alderside - penner

designed by : fook weng chan (fwc architecture ) in 2002

built by : hart tipton construction in 2002 [listed in 2015 for 6.18mil]

short blurb by the realtor :

waterfront masterpiece designed by renowned architect fook weng chan! straddling the 2 most desirable deepwater lots, this one of a kind home is angled to take in the breathtaking views from every room. a “work of art”, the highest quality materials, workmanship and custom details are evident throughout in this post and beam home. highlights of this masterpiece include a waterfront infinity pool, elevator, theatre room, garage, workshop, geothermal in floor heating & deep-water moorage for your yacht. beautiful expression of structure and materials including extensive use of wood, stone, glass and steel. a dream kitchen with wolf, sub zero & miele appliances and automated home control systems at your fingertips. magnificent home!

1122 alderside - living room

view of living room corridor and extensive built-ins.

1122 alderside - interior

floors are stepped to create a variety of ceiling heights

1122 alderside - pool

pool area at back of house

1122 alderside - from street

view of house from street with feature entry portico

1122 alderside - view from water

view of house from dock

west vancouver goodie : 5939 marine drive

5939 marine drive - overall view of house

designed by : frits de vries

built by : eden pacific developments, corbett homes in 2015 [2015-listed for 5.88mil]

short blurb about the house by the realtor:

stunning 180 ocean view contemporary 5 bedroom home by eden pacific developments, corbett homes builder & georgie award winning architect frits de vries. soaring butterfly wing ceilings and walls of glass of this unique design make you feel like you are floating over the water. centre stage is the gorgeous kitchen/family/wok kitchen that walks out in both directions to massive stone tile patios. one takes advantage of sweeping ocean views with hot tub & fireplace. the other surrounded by natural landscape with fireplace walks thru walls of glass to office & living room with see thru fireplace. spectacular master suite with private ocean view patio,fireplace & spa like ensuite. media/guest suite & elevator completes this masterpiece.

5939 marine drive - back court

5939 marine drive - open living area

5939 marine drive - fireplace and view of patio with rockface beyond

5939 marine drive - bedroom with a view

5939 marine drive - dining tabel with view

5939 marine drive - aerial view

goodie : 3455 west 15th avenue

3455 west 15th - front of housedesigned by : frits de vries

built by : natural balance homes in 2014 [2015-listed for 3.29mil]

short blurb about the project from the realtor:

sensational, brand new, 2800sqft. 4 bedroom / 4 bath home centrally located between kitsilano and point grey, one of vancouver west’s best neighbourhoods. this home designed by renowned architect, frits de vries, is the epitome of opulence and modernity featuring custom italian millwork, control 4 home automation and beautiful use of glass throughout providing an abundance of natural light and an open concept feel. ample outdoor spaces including 3 decks, a patio and a rooftop deck where you can enjoy stunning mountain and city views. bonus is a flexible nanny suite in the basement.

3455 west 15th - interiorinterior of space features concrete slab floor and floating stairs. view looking towards the front of the house.

3455 west 15th - fireplace and dining setthe dining room features a wall with builtin and fireplace that extends into the living space.

3455 west 15th - stairsthe stairs are open-riser and beyond have a small office with a view to the front garden.

3455 west 15th - back of house

the back of the house is full three storeys due to the slope of the land with allows for a keen walk-out basement.

west vancouver modern home tour 2015

the 10th annual west coast modern home tour took place this weekend. the feature of this year’s tour was “inside outside living”. the weather did not cooperate but the houses were great to visit nonetheless.

HOUSE DESCRIPTIONS
The 1967 Staples Residence, designed by Bruno Freschi of Erickson Massey Architects, offers both linear and functional design on its steeply sloping site, enhanced by the expressive interplay of wood and glass. Recent renovations by Freschi with Nick Milkovich Architects added 80 square metres of space to the original footprint, along with upgraded interior finishes and landscaping.
The 2014 Hugo Eppich Studio, designed by Nick Milkovich Architects, echoes the forms of the main house, an architectural wonder in its own right (Arthur Erickson, 1988), as well as the surrounding landscape, which includes a majestic natural reflecting pond. The studio’s landscaped roof, dark-coloured glazed frames, and stainless steel cladding contrast the white steel structure of the main house, making it a beautiful addition and a peaceful spot for contemplation. The main floor of Erickson’s Eppich Residence is also open to visit.
The Savics Residence was designed and built by Russell Hollingsworth on the foundation of a home designed and built in the 1950s by his father, Fred Hollingsworth. Renovations took over four years to complete and substantially altered the original structure to accommodate an expansive art collection. A large double-height atrium space connects to outdoor terraces for special functions, and features a monumental totem pole and custom glass staircase designed by internationally renowned glass artist Joel Berman.
The 1953 Barnes Residence, designed by architect CBK Van Norman, is typical of his many ranch houses, as they were then termed, and underwent substantial renovation from 1974-1980 by Michael Barnes. This included the addition of a second floor loft space that has the feel of a tree house, with winter views to the sea.
The 1962 Creek Residence, sited on the forest edge, is a post-and-beam house perched over Cypress Creek, affording floor-to-ceiling views of this ever-changing force of nature. Significant landscape features include a pond, extensive plantings of iris and moss, and a Japanese-style stream that captures the natural spring emanating from the forest above, creating an altogether spectacular site.
BONUS FEATURE
The 1961 Ray Residence by Daniel Evan White is a tri-level, Japanese-inspired house built atop a rugged landscape of stepped and sloping bedrock, with exposed beams and thin soffits that give the impression that the top level of the house is floating above ground. The Ray House is significant for its sensitive and thoughtful integration with the natural environment, a hallmark of West Coast modern style. The house is currently under restoration by its new owners, Jan Pidhirny and Jim Ferguson, whose previous work includes restoration of the Carmichael Residence by Ron Thom.