saanichton modern : 8407 lochsidedrive

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designed by : 519 design +, chris foyd and peter johannknecht

built by : 519 design in 2013 [2016 – listed for 2.79mil]

8407 lochside - view from back of property

brief description of the house by the realtors :

exclusive gated waterfront home elegantly captures the haro straight from this remarkable modern architectural design from 519 design +, chris foyd and peter johannknecht. this fresh design is amplified by the natural light that cascades into the home from floor to ceiling windows allowing for stunning views throughout. glass is used throughout the home to maintain a bright and open appeal and the use of a variety of natural wood materials inspire this stunning contemporary west coast scheme. the modern kitchen creates a statement with custom wood cabinetry, granite countertops, top of the line stainless steel appliances and a chic dacor gas range with faber hood fan; a platform for entertaining or intimate dining. a glass encased wine cellar and fully wired media room bring additional luxury. the upper level offers a luxurious master and ensuite, with two additional bedrooms, allowing the classic family home and utmost style to unite in this modern home. a spacious 4,900 square feet, this 5 bedroom estate has ample room for family or a separate two bedroom suite for guests. walk out to a striking infinity pool and hot tub and revel in this picture-perfect setting, fully fenced and landscaped with a full irrigation system this efficient home is designed for your luxury enjoyment.


the front of the house has a car court and same swooping roof shapes continuous across entire structure.


the living room features a double-height space with niches for owner’s art collection.


the bedroom has a corner window. see ho well it works with furniture placement and book case. imagine if the designer would have plunked a window on the center of the wall.



  1. Lots of new moderns coming on-stream in North Vancouver. Some quite attractive, others not so much. In other news, my wife and family are moving into an original Lewis Brothers Construction modern home (1959) in Edgemont Village. It was rented by a firefighter and his second wife for 18 years, and has been well taken care of.

    • Thanks for the update, Steven.
      I am working on a blog post about houses I am watching for 2016 and one of them happens to be a north vancouver design.
      Life has been hectic lately so I have been unable to post as often as I would have liked to.
      Congrats on moving into your new home!

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