goodie : 3691 west 48th avenue

designed by : fred dalla-lana

built in : 1997 [2012 – listed for 2.39mil]

originally caught this house on a walk around town, thanks to dunbar-vancouver.

here is a blurb from the realtor :

a southlands retreat, surrounded by parkland & gardens, only 20 minutes from downtown. it has an open floor plan, sliding walls, floor to ceiling wood windows w/ sliding doors & decks off nearly every room. main floor features an open plan w/ a 2-storey ceiling in dining room. the kitchen is a bright space w/ a granite island, eating area, small office nook all open to a private south facing garden & pond. the living room & den, surrounded by floor to ceiling windows, face another private garden space. upstairs is a 4 piece bath & 4 bedrooms, including a master bedroom w/ 5 piece ensuite. all bedrooms connect to a wrap around deck w/ views to the park. 50′ X 120′ lot.

the house was designed for the architect and his family and in his own words “the house carries a dialogue with the park”. the park is located to the west of the house, and most of the upper floor orientates towards that direction by the implementation of a wrap-around deck.

the west elevation from the park. the wrap-around deck is clearly visible with the feature round window that brings light into the 2 storey atrium portion of the main floor plan.

the kitchen is located at the south-west corner of the house and has access to a small patio off the entry at the south side.

the living room with direct access to the patio on the north side of the house

the stairs at the dining area.

the office area allows abundance of natural light due to west-facing wrap-around deck adjoining the space.

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