new video : 4056 west 38th avenue

check out the original blog post on the house here : custom in dunbar

short blurb by the realtor:

presenting the peter cardew architects designed concrete zinc house. this four bedroom masterpiece was custom built for its current owner & could not be replaced for anywhere close to this price. geothermal, 11′ ceilings, high-end kitchen, 1,000+ bottle whisperkool controlled wine room, roof deck jacuzzi w/ sweeping views & entertaining areas that open to an expansive south facing patio. security & convenience are paramount with this home; high security glass, monitored security system, cameras, low maintenance yard feat in-ground irrigation, high-quality syn lawn turf grass and a 35kw generac natural gas generator can run the entire home and automatically starts following a power outage. a truly remarkable home.

Open House: Wed 11th Apr 10:30 am – 12:00 pm


goodie : 198 east windsor road, north vancouver

198 east windsor road - side yardlooks like michael green’s house is up for grabs and what a bargain, to live in a superbly designed home!

198 east windsor road - living roomdesigned by : michael green of mg architecture

renovated by : michael green (renovation of 1926 original house)

here is the blurb on the house from the realtor, even though this house needs no words as the photos speak for themselves:

stunning contemporary home in elegant upper lonsdale with views of the mountains, city and ocean. award winning (aibc award, western living designer of the year award) architecture featured in dwell, western living, architecture magazine, hgtv and vancouver sun. the perfect blend of modern and heritage in this 5 bedroom, 4 bath corner lot home designed for comfort and convenience. extensive custom millwork, heated slate/solid oak floors, zinc roof, nanny suite and large workshop. spectacular detached office / artist studio won the prestigious lieutenant governor award for architecture. lush and private yard with koi pond, hot tub, flowering trees, japanese maples, bamboo, lavender beds & pear tree. beautiful neighbourhood with excellent schools and amenities.

from the looks of it, last weekend’s open house produced no takers? what’s going on? it’s not every day you can own a piece of award-winning modern architecture!

check out the western living article here.

198 east windosr street - floorplans198 east windsor street - tvfrom living room looking west toward the library. the entry door is on the left side of the image.198 east windsor street - stairsfrom family room looking east towards the kitchen198 east windsor street - accessory buildingthe house comes with the one and only now very famous accessory building. sweet!

goodie : 4308 ontario street

[all photos by barn owl photography]

designed by : battersby howat

built in : 2005 [sold in 2012 over 1.34mil]

check out the great walkthrough and images here.

here is the description by the realtor:

stunning modernist home with zen gardens, meticulously designed by renowned architects battersbyhowat. superbly crafted, efficient to run. open plan main level with oak floors, huge windows, sunken living room (gas fireplace, 5.1 home theater), chic dining, sweeping granite kitchen counters, elegant floating stairs. 3 bedrooms (2 up/1 down) each w/full bathroom. natural light floods every level. across the garden is a stylish studio/office w/retractable wall to divide the space in two. throughout house & studio are custom millwork, cozy underfloor heating, & over 1300 cubic ft of built-in storage w/matt-lacquered doors. west of main, this rare, beautiful property is steps to superb shops, restaurants, schools, hillcrest centre & lovely queen elizabeth park.

a tight but extremely efficient floor plan utilizing lots of millwork rather than framed walls. steps between rooms create separation while keeping the space visually open. conversion of the garage to a studio is great, now i just need to trade in my ferrari for a ducati.

the kitchen is located off the entry. an island with raised backsplash keeps the clutter of the kitchen counter from being visible from the dining area. full height windows from counter allow lots of natural westerly light.

the dining area has full height cabinets long one wall that seamlessly blend into the background, and keep the clutter at bay.

the living room with built-in fireplace and cabinet. window and door cleverly designed to direct the view to the yard and block glare by reducing height of main window. corner window allows extra natural light and wall extension beyond the windows ensures privacy. tile finish similar to exterior walls is featured above the fireplace. built-in speakers and directional pot-lights reduce the need for extra stereo equipment and free-standing lights.

the second bedroom facing the backyard is utilized as a sitting room and has its own ensuite. off-centre window and skylight provide well-balanced natural light.

the lower floor has an extra room that could be used as another bedroom. the view from this basement is stunning with a mini zen garden featuring bamboo and vivid groundcovers.

the backyard features local plants and thick groundcovers with stone pavers. no hideous lawn here.

the garage building has been converted to a studio with a built-in desk the features a view to the yard.

the back of the studio has a fold-away wall to close off for an additional room when needed.

perfect place to relax, even in such a compact space, a small slice of west coast modernism.

video : casestudy by slowhomestudio – battersby howat millwork

stair and millwork details explained in the antonius loft project by battersbyhowat.

more stair details.

big thanks to john brown and matthew north of slow home studio!

video : casestudy by slowhomestudio – mantel residence by splyce design

further description of this project here and the floorplan pdf here.