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

DRKdesign : 8500 fairdell crescent, richmond

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designed by : DRKdesign

built by : owner/builder in 2015 [listed for 3.49mil, 2017-relisted for 3.28mil]

photography by : snowchimp creative

the house is currently on the market and here is the link to the listing.

a short blurb by the realtor:
this westcoast contemporary custom built home is located in the reputable seafair neighborhood in richmond. spectacular ocean views from this truly magnificent luxury family residence situated on a professionally landscaped estate property in this most prestigious location. this exceptional modern home offers a stunning open design with spacious principal rooms, large floor to ceiling windows and the patio space on the house with water view is significantly larger than normal. the back yard faces west overlooking georgia straight from sunshine coast to vancouver island. extremely high quality boasts every luxury feature imaginable.

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view of house from back yard

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house enjoys sweeping views of the dyke and seaside beyond

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entry area leads to a double height foyer and floating stairs

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sitting room

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upstairs living room with clerestory windows bringing in soft eastern natural light

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master ensuite

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open dining room with wall of sliding glass doors to western deck

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the kitchen with eat-in island

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open space that connect to sitting room beyond and living room (to the right)

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stairs located centrally at upper floor with hallways beyond to bedrooms along the east side of the house

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western side of the house with walk-out basement, living space balcony and a roof top open sundeck

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street view of the house

goodie : 1920 mcnicoll avenue

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designed by: evoke international design

built by : west point developments ltd. in 2012 [2016-listed for 2.78mil]

this is a buddy to 1922 mcnicoll avenue featured a few years ago on this blog.

a short blurb by the realtor:

contemporary architecture by evoke international design -david nicolay. gorgeous! no wasted space in this 2 bed & office with 3 baths. sits on 3 floors and has a very functional floorplan with all new state-of-the-art appliances & lighting & sound system throughout. attention to detail with all finishings with beautiful porcelain tile floors throughout & loads of hideaway storage and pantry. in addition, full crawl space of roughly 400 sq. ft. runs under the home. offering a beautiful rooftop deck of 352 sq.ft with great southerly exposure & also back yard and garden with lovely terrace for outdoor dining & hot tub at nights. host 1 car private heated garage. this is one of the great addresses in vancouver, just steps to the best beach & great restaurants, shopping & more.

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looks like a fun place to live

west vancouver modern : 363 st. james crescent

designed by : randy bens architect

built by : ? in 2013 [2016-listed for 5.99mil]

a short blurb from the realtor:

stunning contemporary masterpiece located on one of the most desirable streets in the lower british properties. this 2 level architectural home boasts exceptional quality throughout & offers almost 5,000sqft of living space including 6 bdrms & 6 spa-like bathrms. this open floor plan is perfect for indoor/outdoor entertaining! the main living area opens to a private south facing courtyard w/ serene reflecting pond & patio. other luxurious features include infloor radiant heated concrete floors, gourmet chef’s kitchen with top of the line appliances, home theatre room, 3 car garage and so much more on an ultra private estate sized 19,600sqft flat lot with beautiful gardens. only minutes to park royal, top schools, capilano & hollyburn country clubs. open houses: sat jul 23/sun jul 24, 2-5pm

 

west coast modern : 6985 isleview road, west vancouver

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designed by : bruno freschi (erickson/massey architects)

built by : tom and nancy staples in 1967

read up on the original house here : staples house heritage conservation plan

now the house has been renovated and is better then ever.check out the listing here.

watch the video tour here.

read about the house here with some photos of the home before renovations, as well as, featured on vancouver lights blog and coast modern blog.

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living room with original concrete walls and fireplace

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view of living room looking north with bar at kitchen on right side

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living room looking south with wall of glass towards view to the west

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completely rebuilt kitchen. sink has view to the entry driveway and walkway from the street

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bedrooms all line up along the length of the house and have floor-to-ceiling glass to take advantage of views and natural light. a continuous skylight runs the length of the bedroom.

 

concrete modern : 1708 west parkway

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designed by : iconstrux (now  arno matis architecture) in 2013?

built by: ? [listed for 12.88mil]

check out the video tour here.

short blurb from realtor:

an architectural world class masterpiece by renowned architect who is experienced in designing high-end homes around the world, teamed with reputable builder, built this unique executive residence! this excellent concrete-built contemporary mansion is located in the heart of ubc on the most beautiful & quiet street facing park like green belt. huge 13800 sqft lot offers 3-levels of luxury living spaces, well-manicured yard, deck & a lovely reflecting pool. featuring top brand appliances, big windows & huge balconies for all the bedrooms up for the best look at the mountain and water view. top school catchment – uhill elementary and secondary. rare opportunity to own such a wonderful home & freehold land in such a peaceful environment. this is the ultimate dream home to settle your family!

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back of house

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concrete walls flank interior hallway

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minimal bath

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floating steps over water to backyard

goodie : 1081 west 7th avenue

designed by : battersbyhowat

built by : trasolini chetner in 2009 [listed for [april2016] 16mil, then [june2016] 13.8mil, [august2016] 11.3mil] see article in province on ‘ego pricing’

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check out the dedicated website for this house: 1081west7.com

realtor says:

this is a rare offering of a concrete and steel city home designed by one of canada’s most noted architectural firms, battersby howat, whose design hallmarks are the interplay between natural materials, light and view. careful consideration was given to the design of the open concept living and master levels to maximize functionality and views. secondary bedrooms and a home gym are located below the main living level. the functional and flexible planing allows for multiple living arrangements with an entire level dedicated to a nanny or rental suite, or even a home office. abundant outdoor decks are located on every level. this home is enhanced by custom millwork, polished concrete flooring, high ceilings, and protected panoramic views of the city, mountains & false creek.

 

floorplan

floorplans

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tranquil entry space

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living room features a northerly view of false creek and a wall of builtin cabinets with fireplace insert

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master bedroom takes the entire floor level with an open ensuite behind the bed