modern renovation : 480 east 24th avenue

designed by : d’arcy jones architecture

built by : ? in 1910, renovated in 2016 [2017-listed for 1.89mil]

photography by : sama jim canzian

house featured on archdaily.

short blurb by the realtor on the property:

one of a kind show home in prime main st. location. this effectively new, contemporary home was designed by renowned architect d’arcy jones. the home was lifted and entirely rebuilt including all 4 outer walls. the ceiling was raised exposing the 110 year old wood beams which were sandblasted and incorporated into the design. features include all new foundation, plumbing & electrical, windows, rainscreening, exterior cladding & roof. radiant heat concrete floors, on demand hot water system, full size laundry room, wolfe & sub zero appl. & custom cabinetry. due to its modern design & tall ceilings, this home feels much larger than its sq ft suggests. house has 3 bedrooms, and den, 2 1/2 baths and clever built-in storage. sunny south facing patio.

floor plans

awards : georgies 2014

another round of georgie finalists & winners has been announced. take a look at all the winners here. (thumbnails would go a long way on their website)

after sifting through all the contenders, i feel worn out, but here is my list of worthy mentions:

the nookian housewinner – best single family detached home up to 2,000 sq.ft. under $500,000
the nookian house – naikoon contracting
check out the listing (2211 larson crescent, north vancouver here & here and video here) coldstream residencefinalist – custom home valued under $750,000
the coldstream residence – keith dahlen construction ltd.d’arcy jones architecture inc. oak bayfinalist – custom home valued under $750,000
oak bay – frits de vries architect ltd.

fir tree glenfinalist – custom home valued between $750,000 – $1,500,000
fir tree glen – horizon pacific contracting & sunrooms inc.

deep cove contemporary finalist – best residential renovation $100,000 – $299,999
deep cove contemporary – vision built construction ltd.d’arcy jones architecture inc.

vancouver specialized finalist – best residential renovation over $800,000
vancouver specialized – vision built construction ltd.d’arcy jones architecture inc.
(no, this is not a typo… seems like there are only a few cats out there doing remarkable work …)

blaine housefinalist – best single family kitchen under $100,000
blaine house – kalu interiors

union street eco heritagefinalist – best innovative certified home – production or custom
union street eco heritage – natural balance home buildersshape architecture
also featured in canadian architect here.

well there you have it. after all, there were some shiny gems found.

goodie : 3245 west 48th avenue

mid-century modern home – mclellan-saddy house

view of living room from outside – photo by robert lemermeyer

architect : thompson berwick pratt (1958, addition 1974)

renovation architect : d’arcy jones (renovation 2007)

here is the write-up by the selling realtor, lionel lorence:

originally designed by seminal modernist vancouver firm thompson berwick & pratt, & perfectly restored to the highest modern standards by d’arcy jones; winner of the inaugural arthur erickson award for architecture. a perfect marriage of architectural design & function creating a seamless connection between both interior & exterior space that brings each room to life. completely rebuilt in 2007 featuring integrated masonry, custom walnut millwork throughout, seven-layer solid apple plywood kitchen, floor to ceiling glass, cork, oak, organic wool carpet & slate flagstone floors wrapped in lush landscaping rich with japanese maples, rhododendrons, ferns & other native west coast flora. featured in western living, canadian architect, vancouver’s modern house tour, & the film coast modern. an outstanding example of quintessential modern architecture.

link to canadian architect magazine article on the renovation here (issuu magazine), and here (canadian architect website).