custom in dunbar : 4056 west 38th avenue

designed by : peter cardew

built by : ? in 2009 [2017-listed for 8.3mil, 2018-relisted for 7.5mil], 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.

goodie : 4669 west 9th avenue

4669 west 9th avenue - frontwonderful newly-built modern house is on the market for the first time.

designed by : evoke international design with landscape design by considered design

built in : 2011 by linden construction [listed in 2014 for 2.89mil]

here is a blurb about the house by realtor, tom gradecak : [link to listing]

modern masterpiece designed by award winning david nicolay of evoke design. this is not your typical “cookie cutter” home. incredible attention to detail throughout. main floor features an open concept living with floor to ceiling windows and sliding doors opening onto a private yard. an incredible flow of indoor to outdoor living rarely found in any home. 3 spacious bedrooms up including a gorgeous master bedroom / ensuite retreat. 3rd level features a loft space (with oversized skylight) & roof deck. there’s a great studio space in the garage perfect for anyone working from home. other features include radiant in-floor heating, a “smart-home” system, & floating stairs that are built into the 3 story concrete wall that the house was built around. this is a home not to be missed by the discriminating buyer who appreciates the finer things in life. live the simple life and enjoy all that point grey has to offer.

make sure to check out the open house. this one is something to see in person.

4669 west 9th - dena tv room / den is located off the entry and separate from rest of living space on ground floor.

4669 west 9th - stairsthe floating stairs keep the space feeling open and modern. polished concrete wall used to anchor the space. 4669 west 9th - diningthere is tons of finely built-in millwork thought out the house including at the dining area and under the stairs. full wall of glass opens out to the backyard. 4669 west 9th - back yardview of the house from the backyard shows the large amount of glazing to bring in soft northern natural light.

4669 west 9th - bedroomthe main bedroom has an integrated ensuite and full height wood wardrobes built-in. 4669 west 9th - ensuitethe view of the ensuite from the bed. large walk-in shower is partitioned off by a glass wall. 4669 west 9th - family roomthe third floor has an open family room with a linear skylight over the stairs. the concrete wall is continuous all the way along the stairs up to the skylights. 4669 west 9th - deck

a nice deck with glass railing completes this floor and is a nice way to cap off the top of the house.

PS. this is my 200th post. wow! modernism is getting some nice traction in vancouver. let’s keep that momentum going.