modern penthouse : 2902-565 smithe street

designed by (interior renovation) : gaile guevara

built by : ? [2017-listed for 3.89mil]

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short write-up by the realtor:

one of a kind downtown penthouse. west, north and east exposure provides sensational views of the ocean, mountains and cityscape. air conditioning, oak wood flooring throughout, floor-to-ceiling windows ensure ample natural light and capture the incredible vistas. abundant in-suite storage, custom architectural millwork throughout. kitchen is appointed with induction and integrated cabinetry from minimal kitchens from italy. master bedroom boasts closets by novamobili for precise wardrobe and storage. master bath provides a spa-like retreat, thermasol steam shower, with exceptionally appointed fixtures including waterworks freestanding bath tub. media room (2nd bedroom) and luxurious main bathroom. outdoor enjoyment beckons on the fabulous 800sf roof top terrace fitted with separate wifi, speakers, gas fire pit, outdoor kitchen w/bbq and two main floor balconies providing over 1,000+sf of outdoor area. control4 operates lighting & bedroom shades, temperature, fireplaces from anywhere, on your smart phone.

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No baseboards. No visible light switches Full Control4 blinds, temp, air con, audio, video etc.

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Minimal Cucina kitchen and bath.

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Furniture from Living Space, inform and Minotti.

 

point grey cube house hits the market (again)

designed by : tony robins architect

built by : keystone projects ltd. in 2016 [2017-listed for 14mil]

photography by : ema peter

and again (as in 2016) its creating a media buzz. globe and mail has an article on it here, 2 articles in vancouver sun here and here and listing info here and loren’s listing page.

short blurb on the house:

this unique residence on pt grey rd was designed by tony robbins (recent winner of western living architect of the year) & built by keystone. the stunning home is a simple “cube”, 4 floors, a corner lot w/ close proximity to rvyc jericho. boasts a 4 car underground garage w/ laundry & glass elevator that unites flrs all the way to the rooftop deck. here you will marvel at the wide vista of mountains, the ocean & the city while soaking in your hot tub. deck has kitchen, tv & stereo, powder & outdoor shower. the open concept ground floor accommodates custom kitchen, dining & living room (w/ f/p), park view to the west & a water feature. 2nd flr bdrms have ensuite, decks & laundry. heating multi-zoned radiant hot water. private.

modern renovation : 480 east 24th avenue

designed by : d’arcy jones architecture

built by : ? in 1910, renovated in 2016 [2017-listed for 1.89mil]

photography by : sama jim canzian

house featured on archdaily.

short blurb by the realtor on the property:

one of a kind show home in prime main st. location. this effectively new, contemporary home was designed by renowned architect d’arcy jones. the home was lifted and entirely rebuilt including all 4 outer walls. the ceiling was raised exposing the 110 year old wood beams which were sandblasted and incorporated into the design. features include all new foundation, plumbing & electrical, windows, rainscreening, exterior cladding & roof. radiant heat concrete floors, on demand hot water system, full size laundry room, wolfe & sub zero appl. & custom cabinetry. due to its modern design & tall ceilings, this home feels much larger than its sq ft suggests. house has 3 bedrooms, and den, 2 1/2 baths and clever built-in storage. sunny south facing patio.

floor plans

mayne island modern : staehling residence

designed by : battersby howat

built by : ? in 2005

description of the house by the realtor:

a spectacular waterfront home with walk-on access to gallagher bay beach, sited on 0.40 acres of southwest facing ocean vistas looking across navy & swanson channels. all of the primary living spaces – kitchen, dining, living, den/office, master suite & guest bathroom are accommodated on the 1,570 square ft main level and the secondary functions of 2 guest bedrooms, bathroom & storage located on the 509 square ft level below with attached garage & workshop. landscaped for utmost privacy and nature’s friends. designed by battersby howat architects, this high caliber home won the award of excellence from canadian architecture magazine.

upcoming tour : west vancouver modern home tour 2017

12th Annual West Coast Modern Home Tour

Saturday July 8, 2017

The West Vancouver Museum’s 12th annual home tour takes place on July 8 from 12 to 4 p.m., followed by a reception at Eagle Harbour Yacht Club from 4 to 6 p.m. The five selected tour homes exhibit architectural features that define the best of West Coast Modernism.

The 1939 Thornton Residence
Situated near picturesque Caulfeild Cove, the Thornton Residence was one of the first modernist houses built in Western Canada. Working with Frank Gardiner, Peter Thornton, who was exposed to British modernism and the work of Marcel Breuer and Walter Gropius, designed a simple, unornamented International Style home for his family. With its flat roof, geometric lines, and functional layout, this now-classic two-storey, post-and-beam structure was once considered radical for its time.

The 1950 Neoteric Residence
Neoteric houses by Fred Hollingsworth were designed in the late 1940s and 50s to promote modern living on a variety of sites in newly developed North Shore residential neighbourhoods. This classic post-and-beam Neoteric house displays Hollingsworth’s key design features: an open plan layout under a flat roof with wide eaves, the strategic use of natural lighting, and a large centralized brick fireplace and clerestory windows, which punctuate the roofline.

The 1964 Madrona Residence
This post-and-beam home on a bluff overlooking Howe Sound was designed by the original owner, Philip Collings d’Auvergne, a provincial court judge. The current owner designed and completed extensive renovations in 2011 drawing from his experience working with Carol Moukheiber and Christos Marcopoulos from Studio (n-1) Architects. Alterations included completely reconfiguring the space to open up the house, adding poured concrete floors and new horizontal cedar siding and windows, and incorporating innovative walnut cabinetry and a beautifully restrained palette of modern finishes.

The 1965 Beaton Residence
Surrounded by towering cedars and native foliage, the Beaton Residence sits high atop a steep cliff with views of the ocean below. Designed by Arthur Műdry and immaculately maintained over 50 years, the house Marion and Malcolm Beaton built for their family remains delightfully open and transparent. The interplay of wood, glass, structural lines and surrounding nature embody the ultimate expression of West Coast Modern architecture.

The 2016 Urban Farm
From Gleneagles to Ambleside, architect Robert Burgers and interior designer Marieke Burgers designed and built twelve houses in West Vancouver, each distinctive to its particular site. The Urban Farm, created in collaboration with their son, architect Cedric Burgers, is the last home they lived in before Robert’s passing in January 2017, and the culmination of the couple’s ideas for living, established over the course of their long careers.

TICKETING DETAILS
A limited number of tickets are available. To register, please choose one of the following three options and register online at westvancouverrec.ca or by phone at 604-925-7270.
Option 1: visit tour homes by bus and attend the reception (only a few tickets left)
# 31257 │$136.50
Option 2: visit tour homes by driving your own car and attend the reception
# 31260 │$126
Option 3: visit tour homes by driving your own car (reception is not included)
# 31261 │$105
The ticket price includes GST.

simple modernish : 1315 lakewood drive

designed by : brodie gunn of gallery homes

built by : gallery homes in 2015

short blurb on the house by the realtor:

a spectacular scandinavian inspired city home in a desirable traffic calmed neighbourhood. beautifully finished with the finest of quality and detail, this european built one year old residence features a fabulous open floor plan with 10ft ceilings opening to large sun drenched west facing patio in manicured private yard. three bedrooms on upper level make this a perfect family home. top floor offers a roof deck and views!! steps to lord nelson elementary which will be brand new in 2018. features include: a/c, radiant heat, custom millwork, alarm, security cameras, speakers & vaulted ceilings. don’t let the compact size deter you, this home has been expertly designed to feel and live twice its size.

kitchen and living room area is 2 steps down from front entry and dining room

flush floor in shower and minimal glass installation

open space at top of stairs acts as tv room