designed by : ron thom
built in : 1952 (2017-listed for 4.38mil)
an excellent example of a well-kept mid-century west coast modern house.
check out my earlier blog post on this house from 2012.
current realtor listing here.
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.
“the house without an inch of drywall”
designed by : fred hollingsworth in 1950
built in : 1953 [2014 – listed for 1.89mil]
Check out the listing by realtor, John Jennings.
a stunning example of west coast modernism, this intact fred hollingsworth home is widely regarded as his best and most important work. the 4 bedroom, 2 bath home is perfectly integrated with the surrounding landscape, which features a roy sumi designed japanese garden framed by mature local conifers, all on a very private 33,250 sq ft lot in the lower british properties. the interior of the home includes a grand fireplace, custom furniture and built-ins, innovative recessed lighting, original terrazzo floors and warm custom cedar walls and natural brick that flows seamlessly from interior to exterior. the owners have undertaken necessary up-grading and restoration, but have not disturbed the integrity of this artistic and architectural masterpiece! estate like lot .69 of an acre, completely, private, quiet, over 65 mature local connifers, water feature, and a formal Japanese garden. fred hollingsworth was a leading exponent of the residential design principles and philosophy of the late frank lloyd wright. the house is married and in harmony with its site and setting and boasts deep overhangs, concealed gutters, and large framed wooden windows and doors. the one level three bedroom home has large principle rooms with vaulted ceilings, recessed and valanced lighting, and lots of big windows and doors.
very frank lloyd wright inspired interior with built-in bench, large masonry fireplace, corner windows and indirect lighting. not to forget all the wood paneling/cladding on the walls.
an article in montercristo on fred hollingsworth here.
a nice post on ceo.ca pertaining to some of the work of fred hollingsworth here.
some other houses on architecturewanted blog here.