designed by : stuart howard architects
built by: jeff henderson construction ltd in 2012 [listed for 4.29mil]
a description of the house by the realtor, jay mcinnes:
4296 quesnel drive offers a contemporary design built to the highest detailed standard, on this arbutus neighborhood view-lot. stuart howard architects inc have created yet another custom home unmatched in every detail. this is a 6 Bedroom (all with ensuites), 5.5 Bathroom home with unobstructed views of the west side of vancouver, downtown vancouver, burrard inlet & north shore mountains. completed in 2012 by jeff henderson construction ltd, this new home has the capability to be completely run via touch-screen integrated ipads. this state-of-the-art system can control the lighting, heating, air-conditioning, security, televisions & surround sound stereo system. in addition to the external security monitoring (4 security cameras), this home offers a visual door-bell system allowing you to view who is at the front door from within. with its perfectly designed reverse plan, you can entertain on the top floor (living, dining & kitchen) with a perfect view of the city as your back-drop. the main floor offers the front entrance to the home, the master bedroom & ensuite + 3 other bedrooms all with ensuites. the ground level offers a large media room, mud room with kitchenette & laundry/storage room.
open house is this weekend (february 9 & 10, 2013) from 2pm to 4pm.
the house has living spaces on the top floor and ground floor has the entry foyer and sleeping rooms, while the basement is jam packed with media room, a rec room and two more bedrooms.
click above to a view of a walkthrough of the house.
the back of the house has extensive glazing to take advantage of the mountain/city view to the north. patio from the rec room connects to the front of the house via stairs along the south side.
the living room features exposed glulam beams that support the curved roof. feature window at the end of the room showcases the amazing view of the city beyond.
the kitchen is tucked in next to the dining room on the top floor. efficient linear layout with skylights above ensure sufficient natural daylight and a comfortable cooking space.
the stairs are an architectural feature in the house and are located centrally with a window along the south-east elevation to provide natural light.
the main bedroom has large windows and double doors to a juliet balcony to enjoy the view. a large walk-in-closet and ensuite is located just off to the left on the image above.