mid-century modern : 909 jackson crescent


designed by : g. douglas wylie

built by : ? in 1962


a short blurb about the house from the realtor:

mid-century modern gem in new westminster’s heights neighborhood. situated high on a huge massey heights lot with an expansive view. this 60’s mid century architecturally significant home designed by g. douglas wylie and built for the taylor family is coming to market for the second time in over 50 years. a japanese influenced post and beam ranch home with full basement features a u-shaped design surrounding the court-yard in-ground swimming pool. vintage home fans will love the massive white marble chimney, original marble floors marble teak paneled family room, sliding shoji screens, spiral staircase and sunken tub looking out to a secret garden. a rare find in unaltered condition.






not so scary eyesores this year

some neo-traditional houses still being built left right and centre but a few did deserve mention..


3467 wellington avenue – looks ok from the front


but a scare at the back


6750 churchill street – 3 curves and a triangle


1428 chartwell drive – this is just plain frightening

and to think these were all built this year.

intergenerational house : 4638 west 15th avenue

designed by : dsk architecture

built by: econ group in 2012 [2016-listed for 4.58mil]

check out the article on the house in sabmag (published back in april 2014)

here is a short blurb from the realtor:

masterfully designed green built 7 bed/6 bath home & coach house nestled on a quiet tree lined street in point grey. this sustainable warm & inviting family home was thoughtfully built in 2012 by one vancouver’s premier passive house builders. boasting roughly 30% of its energy usage from sustainable sources including roof top solar panel. 2 private roof top decks, modern open concept living space with strategically placed windows to maximize sunlight and cross ventilation. the home was built with mindfully selected materials, sustainably sourced with healthy living/contemporary lifestyle as the main objective. this home offers incredible versatility with 2 bed suite, 1 bed coach house.


Visio-Floorplan - 4638 West 15th Avenue, Vancouver.vsd

DRKdesign : 8500 fairdell crescent, richmond

seaside house

designed by : DRKdesign

built by : owner/builder in 2015 [listed for 3.49mil]

photography by : snowchimp creative

the house is currently on the market and here is the link to the listing.

a short blurb by the realtor:
this westcoast contemporary custom built home is located in the reputable seafair neighborhood in richmond. spectacular ocean views from this truly magnificent luxury family residence situated on a professionally landscaped estate property in this most prestigious location. this exceptional modern home offers a stunning open design with spacious principal rooms, large floor to ceiling windows and the patio space on the house with water view is significantly larger than normal. the back yard faces west overlooking georgia straight from sunshine coast to vancouver island. extremely high quality boasts every luxury feature imaginable.


view of house from back yard


house enjoys sweeping views of the dyke and seaside beyond


entry area leads to a double height foyer and floating stairs


sitting room


upstairs living room with clerestory windows bringing in soft eastern natural light


master ensuite


open dining room with wall of sliding glass doors to western deck


the kitchen with eat-in island


open space that connect to sitting room beyond and living room (to the right)


stairs located centrally at upper floor with hallways beyond to bedrooms along the east side of the house


western side of the house with walk-out basement, living space balcony and a roof top open sundeck


street view of the house