victoria modern : 1851 crescent road

designed by : DeHoog and Keirulf

built by : ? in 2008 [2017-listed for 6.4mil]

short description of the house by realtor, brett jones :

1851 crescent road sits at the apex of gonzales bay, victoria’s finest urban waterfront. an area entwined in the history of victoria, the bay was once home to rum-runners, bath houses, tea rooms and dance halls. today this balmy, sandy bay remains full of life, beauty and intrigue. sheltered from ocean breezes, it is the perfect spot for kayaking and swimming.
from the road you are presented with a mere glimpse of the property. to fully appreciate the location you need only step through the custom stainless gates. once inside you’ll discover a stunning view across the juan defuca strait to the olympic peninsula of washington state that very few have the opportunity to experience.
from top to bottom this home is designed to make the most of its location. start your day with your favourite cuppa and front-row seats to the daytime maritime activities of passing cruise ships, sailboats and local craft. end your day in the infinity pool, or sip a glass of wine by the patio fireplace, while you watch the glowing sunset give way to the twinkling lights of port angeles on the far shore. then make your way up to roof-top deck for a little star gazing.
and while the vistas are magnificent, the inside won’t disappoint either. the home offers a generous 4,810 square feet plus an additional 2,341 square feet of outdoor living. designed by preeminent victoria architects dehoog and keirulf, this home is a breathtaking example of west coast contemporary style. best practices in architectural design are evident throughout. solid construction features include commercial-grade steel with sacked and parged concrete and locally sourced natural materials, large overhangs shade the floor-to-ceiling windows to maintain a comfortable living environment.
fourteen-foot sliding doors glide elegantly into pre-formed niches in the concrete structure at the touch of a finger. floors are a mix of hardwood and terrazzo concrete with in-floor radiant heat.
1851 crescent road was thoughtfully designed to take advantage of this idyllic location. the outdoor spaces have been considered as carefully as the interior. the gas fireplace on the main deck allows you to extend your enjoyment of this glorious space year-round.

the upper deck view

sauna in basement

fireplace in living room

warm kitchen

front of house

upper gallery

mayne island modern : staehling residence

designed by : battersby howat

built by : ? in 2005

description of the house by the realtor:

a spectacular waterfront home with walk-on access to gallagher bay beach, sited on 0.40 acres of southwest facing ocean vistas looking across navy & swanson channels. all of the primary living spaces – kitchen, dining, living, den/office, master suite & guest bathroom are accommodated on the 1,570 square ft main level and the secondary functions of 2 guest bedrooms, bathroom & storage located on the 509 square ft level below with attached garage & workshop. landscaped for utmost privacy and nature’s friends. designed by battersby howat architects, this high caliber home won the award of excellence from canadian architecture magazine.

custom in dunbar : 4056 west 38th avenue

designed by : peter cardew

built by : ? in 2009 [2017-listed for 8.3mil], landscape by considered design, glazing by summit glazing

a short description of  the house by the realtor:

the zinc house. the design of the house was created in responds to both characteristics of the site, and specific requirements of the clients. the main floor, the grand room, includes living and dining areas and is situated from the front to the back of the house, thereby filling the space with daylight. the west wall fireplace is illuminated by a hidden skylight, bringing evening sunlight into the grand room. connected to the grand room, but separated for privacy by a partial change in level, is the main entry with summer and winter closets, as well as the parents’ office overlooking the south facing garden. yet another connection to the outdoors and the grand room is the three storey wood paneled vertical space containing the staircase which is illuminated from above from the east window wall, located at the level of the relaxing rooftop patio and year-round hot tub. through these intriguing ways to capture daylight from all sides of the house, the atmosphere changes from early morning sunlight from the east, to the setting sun from the west. the grand room opens out on to the main garden and outdoor dining terrace with built in year-round barbecue. the garden is elevated above the adjacent lane ensuring total privacy for the garden. the lower garden provides a more intimate sitting area next to the vegetable garden, as well as access to the garage. also accessed from the lower garden are the more inward looking rooms including the multipurpose recreation room, the wood paneled media room, and he temperature controlled wine cellar. the master bedroom suite looks out onto a wide southern panorama through one single fourty foot long window the full width of the house. the exterior of the house is primarily clad with zinc, a traditional material used in european cathedrals for appearance, longevity, and minimal maintenance. the design of the house is made around the opportunities of modern urban living, including large social events, as well as the more relaxed tranquility for daily life.

this peter cardew designed home features a grand room that includes living and dining areas that run the length of the house with a built in west wall fireplace. the three storey vertical space contains a maple wall that leads to the relaxing rooftop patio and year-round hot tub. the grand room opens out on to the main garden and outdoor dining terrace with built in year-round barbecue. you can access the more inward looking rooms including the recreation room, the media room, and the temperature controlled wine cellar from the lower garden. the master bedroom looks out onto a southern panorama through a ribbon window the full width of the house. the exterior of the house is primarily clad with zinc primarily for appearance, longevity, and minimal maintenance.

dan white modern : 1919 west 57th avenue

designed by : daniel evan white

built by : ? in 1991 [2013-listed for 8.88mil, 2017-listed again for 17.8mil] huh? assessed at 8.4mil

a short write-up on the house by the realtors:

welcome to this “one of a kind” concrete mansion designed and built by renowned architect dan white, situated in prime south granville area. exquisite contemporary high-end designed and crafted with luxurious finishings all in this concrete-reinforce construction. this non-replaceable 4 level house features over 12,000 sqft of living space, with 25ft high ceiling grand opened entrance, elevator, 9 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, 45′ x 23′ indoor swimming pool, grand gourmet kitchen with huge wok-kitchen, steam & sauna room, 1255 sqft. master suite on 4th level, 6 car underground parking, chipping putting and sand bunker golf area and more. if you are someone special you will appreciate something special.

new westminster modern : 314 archer street

designed by : battersby howat

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

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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.

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more photos here.

floating house : 3315 west 38th avenue

2010130_w38_int_h4_0009copyoriginal architectural design by : arno matis ( iconstrux )

re-design during construction by : ruf project

built by : g wilson construction co ltd in 2014

landscape by : paul sangha

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short blurb by the realtor:

one of a kind masterpiece – contemporary concrete villa with zen-like garden. luxurious custom built by renown builder g.wilson and landscaped by paul sangha. this elegant home features modern design: grand foyer with 12′ ceilings on main & basement. italian marble floor, custom millwork. top brand ‘gaggenau’ german appliances. floor to ceiling door creates an intimate indoor/outdoor living space. the master bedroom boasts a lounge area and lunar lit onyx fireplace, spa-inspired ensuite & nice big walk-in closet. smart home system by la scala integrated with entire homes: lighting, hvac, tv, led lights, blinds & curtains. million dollar landscaped with daybeds, built in bbq firepit, hot tub & infinite water feature & waterfall wall. book your private tour & let it be your dream home

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sunken patio with firepit

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floating steps towards entry

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pivot doors into ensuite

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entry door

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floating stairs

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‘floating’ porch

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