new video and images : 1505 tolmie

designed by : frits de vries

built by : natural balance in 2015 [2017-relisted for 7.79mil]

check out the original blog post from 2015

here is the listing write-up by the realtor:

nothing compares to this. the view from every floor, from the decks, the jetted tub in the ensuite, the pool, even the lower floor guest room – every ocean view point was considered when fritz de vries designed this georgie award winning home.

the location on the corner of belmont and tolmie is one of the best point grey’s spots to live and enjoy the access to the beach and the point grey amenities. built with precision, this home sits up high on a point that strategically captures the ocean, the beach, the mountains, and the sparkling city scape. the decks with expansive views, landscaped gardens and the stepping stone pathways encircled with crawling thyme all make living outside in this home a gardeners dream. in addition, the home owners enjoy the outdoor pool, the raised hot tub, and the gym/garage as part of their experience at this property.

the construction of this home is also a dream. entirely built of concrete, steel, glass, 1505 tolmie has a butterfly-floating roof with wood soffits and customized precision of each angle and line. when viewing this home, the buyer has to look at every corner, recessed lighting and roofline to appreciate the talent and design that when into creating this home. local builders, natural balance, constructed this home with certified built green to the platinum – the highest level.

the layout of this home is unique with many different opportunities. the main floor you enter on has an open den with a fireplace and views to the garden and beyond. also featured are a large bedroom with private deck, 4 piece bath, laundry room, climate controlled wine room and access to the garage/gym. up the floating staircase, takes you to the open-concept living room, kitchen and dining spaces. each entertaining space faces either the spectacular water views or the ambient lit swimming pool area. the kitchen is top of the line – subzero, wolf and bosch appliances, modern pendant lighting and white custom cabinetry and solid stone counters. the expansive glass doors to the decks open up off the living space creating the indoor-outdoor feel. the room can also feel cozy with the beautiful modern floating fireplace and the custom millwork which hides the tv.

the top floor is heavenly. picture lying in bed and watching whales go by, picture soaking in the tub and watching sailboats go by or working from your office/3rd bedroom and enjoying the sunsets.

this home is the perfect fit for those that appreciate unforgettable views, architecture at its finest, a solid build with every modern feature and a location that west coast lifestyle was named for.

goodie : 2705 west 30th avenue

2705 west 30th - frontdesigned by : henry + glegg
built in : 2013 by lane cove [2014 – listed for $7.8mil]

highlights of the house:

an extraordinary architectural home perched high atop one of vancouver’s most coveted streets. this sophisticated concrete and glass home offers stunning, unobstructed views of the pacific ocean, north shore mountains and downtown vancouver. the quality of construction is unsurpassed and the generous use of fine high end materials throughout makes this home truly a showpiece. from the large open kitchen to the impressive living room/dining room, beautiful master suite w/balcony, exceptionally finished lower level and serene outdoor spaces, no detail has been overlooked. a private elevator, oversized hot tub and heated three car garage completes this spectacular home.

2705 west 30th - floorplanthe floor plans.

check out the listing here and also here.

2705 west 30th - dining roomthe dining room is separated on one side by an alcove deck area and on the north side by a floor-to-ceiling sliding door to a sundeck.
2705 west 30th - bathtubthis is the way a freestanding bathtub should be done with full view from tub!
2705 west 30th - basement roomeven the basement rec room has a walkout patio
2705 west 30th - stairs and entrythe open tread stairs provide tons of natural light throughout the space.
hot  tubhot tub with a bit of mountain view but ample privacy.

check out jay mcinnes’s analysis of this modern home.