point grey cube house hits the market (again)

designed by : tony robins architect

built by : keystone projects ltd. in 2016 [2017-listed for 14mil]

photography by : ema peter

and again (as in 2016) its creating a media buzz. globe and mail has an article on it here, 2 articles in vancouver sun here and here and listing info here and loren’s listing page.

short blurb on the house:

this unique residence on pt grey rd was designed by tony robbins (recent winner of western living architect of the year) & built by keystone. the stunning home is a simple “cube”, 4 floors, a corner lot w/ close proximity to rvyc jericho. boasts a 4 car underground garage w/ laundry & glass elevator that unites flrs all the way to the rooftop deck. here you will marvel at the wide vista of mountains, the ocean & the city while soaking in your hot tub. deck has kitchen, tv & stereo, powder & outdoor shower. the open concept ground floor accommodates custom kitchen, dining & living room (w/ f/p), park view to the west & a water feature. 2nd flr bdrms have ensuite, decks & laundry. heating multi-zoned radiant hot water. private.

goodie : 2370 clarke drive

a newly built project by dlp designs has one duplex unit for sale. the realtor’s listing is here, and might be worth an open house visit.

a great article in the globe and mail by hadani ditmars explains more about this project. a link to the photo gallery from the globe and mail article is here.

check out dlp design website for more images. lucio picciano, the architect who designed this duplex has been involved in the design of a few other very interesting projects in east vancouver. take a look at a gallery of his earlier work features in the globe and mail here with the accompanying article by hadani ditmars here.

goodie : 6720 meredith place, tsawwassen

An almost-new (built in 2009) house is currently on  the market. Very well executed with a great restaint on material palette and cool, angular roof forms.

The house also has a detached inlaw suite. The MLS listing is here and a below is a blurb from the realtor:

The beach is waiting for you!!! You must come and see this state of the art modern contemporary residence literally around the corner from fantastic Centennial Beach in sunny Boundary Bay. Tsawwassen 30 minutes from Downtown Vancouver!!! Super intelligent floor plan providing an open floor concept while fusing the sundrenched Southern backyard with comfortable patio via 10ft nana wall – “al fresco” dining elegant! Phenomenal standard of qlty throughout the entire home incl the fully detached studio complete w/ kit, bath, etc… Four bdrms up all w/ vaulted ceils, deluxe spa-like bathrms, “roof top” like sundeck and the delightful list is endless… irreplaceable at this price…come and discover a lifestyle that’s irresistible.

Check out the virtual tour here.

the house from the street has a well balanced facade. three materials dominate the design : corrugated metal, stucco and cedar siding. a simple butterfly roof form adorns the upper storey of the house. in order to keep the ground floor from reducing any window sizes on the upper floor and to ensure horizontal lines, a simple flat roof is incorporated over the ground floor, which also becomes the deck on the back of the house. the front door is located in an recessed alcove/porch area in the front facade, which is sheltered by the extension of the flat roof.

the dining room has a connection to the living room beyond. the nana-wall folding doors open to the backyard for a seamless connection from inside to the outside, which utilizes the land in a great way, making the yard a part of the whole livable space.

view of the stairs at the dining room looking toward the inside of the house. the main entry is just beyond the stairs. open riser stairs keep the space from feeling closed off and filter natural light and breezes through the house.

the giant kitchen in this house rocks! windows in the corner provide nice natural light and reduce the need for turning the lights on during the day. consistent wood species used throughout the mill-work for a cohesive look.

upstairs hallways with glass guards. once up the stairs a hallway leads to the three  bedrooms and bathrooms. window at the top landing provides soft northern light.

the ensuite bathroom features 1×1 tiles throughout.

the upper floor deck is connected to the hall and the master bedroom (door on the left). generous size offers ability to lounge out in the summer sun. with southern orientation and well-planned railing design, ensures excellent privacy while enjoying the outdoors. corrugated metal siding creates a very modern esthetic, and is a great material that will last a long time with minimal upkeep.

who doesn’t love an outdoor shower?

sit back at the patio on the south-eastern corner of the back yard, sip some champagne and enjoy looking at this architecturally wonderful house. perhaps a dip in the hot tub a little later?