DRKdesign : 959 west 18th avenue

959 west 18th avenue - front of house
view of house from street – photo by pixilink solutions

designed by : DRKdesign

built by : marman developments in 2015 [listed for 2.23mil]

959 west 18th avenue - kitchen
view of kitchen towards living space beyond – photo by pixilink solutions

here is the realtor’s take on one of these modern homes : (check out the listing here and pixilink tour here)

modern living at its finest in desirable douglas park! open layout with 10 ft ceiling on main, tons of natural light from oversized windows and glass panelled interior doors, custom millwork featuring whitewashed maple and cherry, imported Italian tiles, premium kitchen appliances including double drawer dishwasher. three bedrooms above, mountain view from master. basement legal suite with option as 1 or 2 bedrooms. downtown, trendy main st, queen elizabeth park, granville island, you’ll be in the middle of it all from this stunning new home.

959 west 18th avenue - living room
living space with fireplace hearth that doubles as a bench and custom millwork – photo by pixilink solutions
959 west 18th avenue - view from main floor deck
deck extends the full width of the house at the back yard – photo by pixilink solutions
959 west 18th avenue - ensuite
ensuite bathroom has lots of natural light due to large north-facing window – photo by pixilink solutions
959 west 18th avenue - suite kitchen
basement suite features full kitchen – photo by pixilink solutions
959 west 18th avenue - suite living space
basement suite open living-dining-kitchen space with sunken patio – photo by pixilink solutions
959 west 18th avenue - back of homes
the back of the houses have obscure glass at balconies and decks for increased privacy – photo by pixilink solutions

look forward to another post with professional photos of both houses and a more architectural point of view of this project.



  1. I get it. flat roof,boxy design equals modern. Throw in nice finishes, high end appliances, and voila!
    The new Vancouver Special ..or “Mcmodern”.

    • your comment implies that there are thousands of houses like this in vancouver, yet there is nothing ‘vancouver special’ or cookie cutter about these homes.
      if these type of homes were truly the norm; us, modernists wouldn’t have to make a fuss about what we believe in.

      west coast modernism isn’t a style, it is a way of life. please watch https://www.knowledge.ca/program/coast-modern to understand.

  2. Agree David. Great site, we especially appreciate your candid comments regarding what you think doesn’t work with some designs. We are currently building an Evoke designed house in Vancouver and we find the resources in your blog very helpful and inspiring.

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