new westminster modern : 314 archer street

designed by : battersby howat

built in : 2015 by ? [listed in 2017 for 2.49mil]


a short blurb about the house from the realtor:

designed by award winning battershyhowat architects and featured in dwell magazine! 314 archer street is work of art. dramatic living spaces defined by sliding glass doors open to a veranda with a thriving garden and views of the city. detailed white ash millwork, polished concrete flooring, and a cinderblock fireplace wall are only some of the details that make this home special. vaulted ceilings over the large dining room make this home an entertainers dream. double attached garage. centrally located with easy access to transit, walk to the skytrain. this home must be considered by anyone who is captivated by architectural detail. the private roof deck offers excellent river and mountain views.

read more about the house on dwell magazine’s website.

a great detailed write-up on blurealty’s website as well.



more photos here.

mid-century modern : 5246 1st avenue, tsawwassen

5246 1st avenue tsawwassen  - front

designed by :

built in : 1970 [listed for 829k]

here is a short description of the house by len diaz, realtor :

this is truly one of prestigious pebble hill’s best examples of westcoast mid-century modern architecture. this ‘dwell’ worthy home boasts a newly built 2-car garage of cedar sides with aluminum and frosted glass doors, 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, post and beam details, on a large 10,958 sq ft private, sunny, corner lot. bringing the outdoors in are the double glazed floor to ceiling windows, overlooking the tranquil, south-facing backyard.

5246 1st avenue tsawwassen  - dining areathe open concpet living dining space has glazed wall opening onto south-facing level back yard. 5246 1st avenue tsawwassen  - living spaceview of the living area with exposed beam and t&g wood ceiling.5246 1st avenue tsawwassen  - fireplacethe original brick and metal fireplace.   5246 1st avenue tsawwassen  - dining room

dining table has view of the glass wall and beyond.5246 1st avenue tsawwassen  - seating areanice feature of the living room is the built in sofa along the wall.

5246 1st avenue tsawwassen  - kitchenlooks like the kitchen has been renovated in the 80s or so, but the layout and size seem quite good.