west vancouver modern : 1114 hillside


designed by : iredale group architecture with landscaping by bearmark design

built by : r.d. constr. surveys in 2014 [2015-listed for 10.88mil]

located on a site with stunning views over vancouver and mount baker beyond, this house is orientated and opened up to take maximum advantage of this exposure while providing a sense of privacy from the neighbouring sites. the strong roof form is designed to contain the three levels as it wraps itself around and down the east side, effectively grounding the horizontal plains of the three floor levels. passive solar shades have been incorporated on the exterior to control heat gain and glare while adding another level of texture that enhances the detail of the overall composition.

the main spaces have been kept fairly shallow to allow good light penetration into the building and an oversized skylight is located above the two-story main entrance flooding it with natural light right down to the lowest level. the main stair winds itself down this vaulted space with cascading globes of light dripping from the upper most ceiling down to the wine cellar in the basement. the palette is restrained with muted colours and materials, allowing the strength of the form language to come through.

check out the listing with more images here.

upcoming tour : west vancouver modern home tour 2015

west vancouver modern home tour 2015

west vancouver museum is hosting their annual tour of west coast modern houses.

the tour takes place july 11th 2015 and will feature five spectacular mid-century and contemporary west coast modern style homes perched on the rocky slopes of west vancouver!

go to : west vancouver museum to read more about this year’s tour.

jump straight to webreg to get your tickets! (as of this writing there were only 63 left for the tour bus+reception option)

this is a tour not to be missed!

southlands residence : 3333 sw marine drive

3333 sw marine drive

designed by : DIALOG

built in : 1966 with major renovation done in 2011 < check out the original house listing here >

there are oodles of images and a long description of the house at its’ dedicated website : 3333swmarinedrive.com

house was a finalist for the wan awards 2012.