goodie : 1920 mcnicoll avenue


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.


looks like a fun place to live

goodie : 1964 west 3rd avenue

1964 west 3rd - front of house

designed by : evoke design (david nicolay)

built by : revolution developments ? in 2014 [2015-listed for 3.19mil]

description of the house by the realtor : (listing here)

custom built modern kItsilano home. over 3,000 square feet of pure luxury and meticulous design. open floor plan and the oversized gourmet kitchen is ideal for entertaining. high ceilings and floor to ceiling glass bring the outdoors in with abundant natural light. top floor features 3 bedrooms with 2 full bathrooms including a stunning master ensuite. lower level is ideal as a family room or a recreation room. bonus a legal self-contained 1 bedroom suite. this home is a must see for those who appreciate superb modern architecture and great design.

features : stainless steel sub-zero fridge, bosch gas cooktop, aeg 30″ multifunction oven, aeg 24″ multifunction oven with steam, broan fan, built-in panasonic microwave, marvel beverage fridge, fisherpaykel 2 drawer dishwasher, caesarstone quartz counter-tops, lg front loading washer and steam dryer, hot water radiant heat, built-in central vacuum, security system, built in speakers in the dining area, living area, kitchen, master bedroom and master ensuite, 1-bedroom legal suite with lg fridge, frigidaire electric cooktop, bosch electric oven and caesarstone quartz counter-tops, fenced-in patio and 2-car garage.

1964 west 3rd - floorplan

it’s a noodle-y plan but works real well, i would say.

1964 west 3rd - living room

living space features a divider wall of wood slats and slick built-ins.

1964 west 3rd - kitchen

kitchen has a long island within the centre of the main floor level. open stairs lead to the bedroom level, and another set of stairs to the lower level rec. room.

1964 west 3rd - back 1964 west 3rd - deckback area of the house has a fenced and level patio area. bamboo planting will provide excellent screening from the neighbours across the lane.

1964 west 3rd - hallwayhallway on top floor features a linear skylight.

1964 west 3rd - master bedroommaster bedroom is kept simple with floor-to-ceiling cabinets and full-height sliding doors. check out the frosted glass partition between the tub area and the room.

1964 west 3rd - suite kitcheneven the suite has a nice kitchen and cool concrete floors.

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.

goodie : 4669 west 9th avenue

this house was designed by evoke international design. awesome! this house sure is awesome. the few things that i love about this house is its simplicity in massing and the use of materials. simple gray stucco with nice large south-facing windows which are not only great in view to the new front yard but will also be greatly beneficial in solar heat gains in the winter months. the front door is cool. i like the fact it is the same height as the porch which surely give a grand feeling when entering the house. there is no chance to make a great second first impression and this entry is not lacking in impressing the visitor or the home owner alike. the ultra-thin stone veneer is quite a nice touch point at the entry and used sparingly in the facade helps the house not feel too heavy.

i look forward to seeing the front yard landscaping flourish in the coming months and years as it will surely grow taller to screen the private spaces within somewhere from prying eyes that walk along the sidewalk.

goodie x 2 : 3715 & 3725 west 15th avenue

what a wonderful, refreshing sight to see someone embracing modern architecture in vancouver. take a look at the builder homeworx website and also see the floor plans. nice feature is a full size roof deck on the top accessed by a spiral staircase. the design was done by david nicolay of evoke design.