west vancouver modern home tour 2011

Plommer Residence, Fred Hollingsworth Architect 1953 – renovation by Fred Hollingsworth 1959

Article published in the Globe and Mail on July 1 2011 – read it here.

Vaughan Residence, Builder unknown 1954 – renovation by Don Vaughan 1986, Blair Macdonald Architect & Mel Lauder Contractor 1991, Camelot Construction 2009

Water Lane Residence, Mason Kent Designer 2010, landscape design by Gary Sandquist and Andre Vezina with Racchi Landscaping

Hancock Family Home, Mel Lauder Designer/Builder 1959 – renovation by James Hancock and Francis Jacquet 1991-1996

Article published at NorthShoreOutlook.com on June 29 2011 – read it here.

Taylor Residence, Daniel Evan White Architect 1983

Article published in the Globe and Mail on July 22 2011 – read it here.

Short description of the houses from West Vancouver Museum:

From the 1953 Plommer Residence by Fred Hollingsworth to a stunning recently completed contemporary home by Mason Kent, this year’s spectacular line-up of homes offers participants an unique opportunity to visit a diversity of private homes.

Constructed like a bridge and spanning over a rocky outcrop, the 1983 Dan White designed Taylor House has breath-taking ocean views.

Built by Lauder and Tate in a manner of Thompson Berwick and Pratt, a 1959 house sits on the end of a cul-de- sac oriented toward the surrounding forest and illustrates early principles of mid-century post and beam design. This modest house has been sensitively renovated by architect James Hancock for his family.

A 1954 house, originally built on a gravel road, had fallen into disrepair before being transformed into a unique modern house by landscape architect Don Vaughan. Over many years, Vaughan renovated his house to create a setting where architecture, art and landscape are integral to the overall design.

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