floating house : 3315 west 38th avenue

2010130_w38_int_h4_0009copyoriginal architectural design by : arno matis ( iconstrux )

re-design during construction by : ruf project

built by : g wilson construction co ltd in 2014

landscape by : paul sangha


short blurb by the realtor:

one of a kind masterpiece – contemporary concrete villa with zen-like garden. luxurious custom built by renown builder g.wilson and landscaped by paul sangha. this elegant home features modern design: grand foyer with 12′ ceilings on main & basement. italian marble floor, custom millwork. top brand ‘gaggenau’ german appliances. floor to ceiling door creates an intimate indoor/outdoor living space. the master bedroom boasts a lounge area and lunar lit onyx fireplace, spa-inspired ensuite & nice big walk-in closet. smart home system by la scala integrated with entire homes: lighting, hvac, tv, led lights, blinds & curtains. million dollar landscaped with daybeds, built in bbq firepit, hot tub & infinite water feature & waterfall wall. book your private tour & let it be your dream home


sunken patio with firepit


floating steps towards entry


pivot doors into ensuite


entry door


floating stairs


‘floating’ porch


back window

mid-century modern : 909 jackson crescent


designed by : g. douglas wylie

built by : ? in 1962


a short blurb about the house from the realtor:

mid-century modern gem in new westminster’s heights neighborhood. situated high on a huge massey heights lot with an expansive view. this 60’s mid century architecturally significant home designed by g. douglas wylie and built for the taylor family is coming to market for the second time in over 50 years. a japanese influenced post and beam ranch home with full basement features a u-shaped design surrounding the court-yard in-ground swimming pool. vintage home fans will love the massive white marble chimney, original marble floors marble teak paneled family room, sliding shoji screens, spiral staircase and sunken tub looking out to a secret garden. a rare find in unaltered condition.






not so scary eyesores this year

some neo-traditional houses still being built left right and centre but a few did deserve mention..


3467 wellington avenue – looks ok from the front


but a scare at the back


6750 churchill street – 3 curves and a triangle


1428 chartwell drive – this is just plain frightening

and to think these were all built this year.

intergenerational house : 4638 west 15th avenue

designed by : dsk architecture

built by: econ group in 2012 [2016-listed for 4.58mil]

check out the article on the house in sabmag (published back in april 2014)

here is a short blurb from the realtor:

masterfully designed green built 7 bed/6 bath home & coach house nestled on a quiet tree lined street in point grey. this sustainable warm & inviting family home was thoughtfully built in 2012 by one vancouver’s premier passive house builders. boasting roughly 30% of its energy usage from sustainable sources including roof top solar panel. 2 private roof top decks, modern open concept living space with strategically placed windows to maximize sunlight and cross ventilation. the home was built with mindfully selected materials, sustainably sourced with healthy living/contemporary lifestyle as the main objective. this home offers incredible versatility with 2 bed suite, 1 bed coach house.


Visio-Floorplan - 4638 West 15th Avenue, Vancouver.vsd