west vancouver mid-century : 6245 taylor drive

designed by : arthur mudry

built by : ? in 1965 [2017-listed for 10.8mil]

short write-up on the house by the realtor:

a magnificent 1 acre waterfront estate in gleneagles with over 200 ft of west facing, gently sloping oceanfront. this architecturally designed home by arthur mudry is situated on a tranquil and park-like property on a quiet street with towering cedars, natural gardens and winding trails to the water that invite swimming and kayaking. immaculately maintained, this elegant west coast home features 2,620 sq. ft. of living with a sensational great room with floor to ceiling windows and signature fireplace, a master bedroom suite upstairs, and an expansive deck to enjoy outdoor living with spectacular sunset views to whytecliff park and bowen island. this is a rare and untouched preserve of west coast waterfront…

this house is in good company with a dan white modern next door (cascading boxes)

custom in dunbar : 4056 west 38th avenue

designed by : peter cardew

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

floating house : 3315 west 38th avenue

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re-design during construction by : ruf project

built by : g wilson construction co ltd in 2014

landscape by : paul sangha

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short blurb by the realtor:

one of a kind masterpiece – contemporary concrete villa with zen-like garden. luxurious custom built by renown builder g.wilson and landscaped by paul sangha. this elegant home features modern design: grand foyer with 12′ ceilings on main & basement. italian marble floor, custom millwork. top brand ‘gaggenau’ german appliances. floor to ceiling door creates an intimate indoor/outdoor living space. the master bedroom boasts a lounge area and lunar lit onyx fireplace, spa-inspired ensuite & nice big walk-in closet. smart home system by la scala integrated with entire homes: lighting, hvac, tv, led lights, blinds & curtains. million dollar landscaped with daybeds, built in bbq firepit, hot tub & infinite water feature & waterfall wall. book your private tour & let it be your dream home

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sunken patio with firepit

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floating steps towards entry

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pivot doors into ensuite

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entry door

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floating stairs

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‘floating’ porch

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back window

DRKdesign : 8500 fairdell crescent, richmond

seaside house

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 goodie : 1665 mathers avenue

designed by : splyce design

built by : blackfish homes in 2016 [listed for 4.68mil]

short blurb by the realtor :

this contemporary 2 floor luxury home is already stunning and is finally completed. beautiful open concept and built by one of, if not the most admired builders in west vancouver – blackfish homes. every detail has been completely thought of and is simply the best spec house i have seen being sold. private zen like oasis in the heart of west vancouver, the home was architecturally designed with the creek to the west in mind to create a perfectly private oasis. nigel parish from splyce design has created such an art piece that someone will cherish for years to come. with the first open house that was hosted this past weekend, the feedback has been beautifully overwhelming positive. one of a kind!!!

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front of house features linear forms and landscape walk to the porch

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back of house is up a floor level and has walk-out deck area surrounded by trees.

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open living-dining-kitchen area and stairs beyond.

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living room in enclosed by entry closet and glazing to side yard.

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upper floor open office area doubles as landing and gallery space overlooking living-dining spaces below.

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double-height space features a double-height window to the forest view beyond

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master ensuite features a high linear window and skylight to provide natural light while ensure privacy.

all images by 360hometours

goodie : 2996 west 11th avenue

designed by : randy bens

built by : nrt development in 2015 [listed for 4.55mil]

short description from realtor listing :

this iconic nrt development home sits on a 40′ corner lot along a beautiful tree-lined street in the heart of kits. the striking exterior utilizes charcoal cedar, metal flashing details, & a rare white brick to create a truly unique look. walking through the front door, you immediately notice the amazing sight lines through the main living space, kitchen, and into the south facing backyard. the kitchen is state of the art with a full miele appliance pkg including an over-sized fridge, 48″ range with speed oven, warming drawer, griddle, & 6 burner cook top, & an urban cultivator for growing herbs and vegetables all year round. adjacent to the kitchen you’ll notice towering bamboo stretching 28′ from the basement through a light corridor to the top floor. there you will find 4 bedrooms, with a master bedroom surrounded by walnut millwork, spa like bathroom, & a large south facing deck. the home also has it’s own private guest suite, that is fully equipped for any guest, a family member, or rental.

 

 

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simple palette of dark-stained wood and white brick compose the front facade.

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low counter in kitchen keeps sight-lines open throughout the main floor. open stairs warp around a two-storey open atrium with tree.

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the back deck opens out onto a level yard facing south.

(all photography by snowchimp creative)