new modern : 3234 west 21st avenue

designed by : battersbyhowat

built by : natural balance in 2018 [2018-listed for 9.99mil]

here is a short blurb about the house by the realtor:

main floor ft. oak millwork, 36 feet of exposed concrete, & an abundance of natural light. entertaining & living spaces are flanked by incredible northern views, as well as a sunny backyard to the south. open kitchen ft. dual faber hood fans, oversized island & a discretely hidden wok kitchen. 4 ensuited beds upstairs (2nd master bed is possible) w/ a zen-like master bedroom retreat ft. incredible views. on the elliptical rooftop deck, you’ll find yourself at the highest point in the area, w/ breathtaking 360 degree views. this leed platinum certified home includes pv solar panels, 6,000 litre water retention tank, top quality insulation & window systems.

new modern : 3442 quesnel drive

designed by : kore residential & DRKdesign

built by : kore residential in 2014 [2018-listed for 6.78mil]

short blurb about the house by the realtor:

built in 2014 by kore construction this 4 level contemporary home is exceptional in every way. situated on the prestigious quesnel drive, this stunning property has post card quality views over the city towards downtown, burrard inlet and the north shore mountains. architecturally, the exterior of this beautiful home has clean lines, hardy board exterior with cedar wood accents. upon entering the home the sleek design and light finishing are all classic features of homes built by kore construction. the magnificent kitchen is an open plan attached to the living area with a bank of full height windows and sliding doors taking advantage of the magnificent vistas and access to the exterior deck. quartzite countertops run throughout the surfaces with a prominent island, which centres the kitchen. high-end appliances and vertical grain wood bottom cabinetry with white lacquer upper cabinets create a wonderful contrast with accent lighting throughout. the second level is home to 3 bedrooms, all with ensuites, including a luxurious master suite overlooking the city. the bonus fourth level is a stunning sitting room and patio complete with an outdoor bath with large sitting area. the views are tremendous from the top floor. a recreation room, exercise room, guest bedroom and home office complete the home on the lower level. with pristine landscaping and large garage this dream home is a perfect collection of outstanding design and livability in a wonderful vancouver neighbourhood.

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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

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west vancouver : 3540 creery avenue

designed by : ?

built by : ? in 2017 [listed for 7.88mil]

a short blurb about the house by the realtor:

architecturally significant west bay home

absolutely stunning residence in the heart of west bay. one of the most architecturally significant homes on iconic “creery avenue,’ this property features the very best in quality and design in every room. exquisite detail across all 3 floors of this 5,600 sq.ft home offering 5/6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, infared sauna, steam room, infinity edge pool and an elevator. open concept kitchen with custom live edge breakfast bar, massive floor to ceiling windows, countless built ins and gorgeous south westerly city and sea views. a masterpiece in style and quality.

new modern : 4697 west 3rd avenue

designed by : campos studio

built by : overton cnstruction ltd. in 2017 [listed for 8.3mil]

a short description of the house by the realtor:

warm and inviting custom home designed for the modern family by award winning architecture firm campos studio (western living 2017 architect of the year). home engineered and designed to the highest level of detail. inside, this bespoke home you will find impressive millwork throughout, gaggenau appliances including full fridge & freezer, two dishwashers, gas cooktop and microwave. custom integrated leather sofa and marble counters. outside is finished with reclaimed brick. top of the line marvin windows for home and lane way. second story garden and rooftop deck possible. beautifully landscaped. large laneway with custom kitchen, bedroom and den. no expenses spared on this must see home.

west coast modern : hemingway treehouse renovation

photography by p. powles

designed by : original house (1976) by brian hemingway, extensive renovation (2017) by fook weng chan

original house description : spectacular, serene and unique custom designed home by well known architect, brian hemingway, his own private residence known as the treehouse. environmentally inclusive with changes in the seasons, lights, eagles, herons, squirrels, complete ocean view of sparkling ships by day and brightly lit floats drifting by. multi level, 1890 square feet, three full bedrooms, amazing den reading area, wood burning and gas fireplaces, 2 full baths, decks, massive sliding doors to balconies that are extensions of the house to the outdoors. this home is full of detail, interest, and an amazing blend of wood, ambience and a respect for space indoors and out.

photography by p. powles

in 2013, new owner took on the task of renovating this post-and-beam home to a new level of beauty.

few words from the architect about the renovation : brian hemingway built it in 1977.  at the time, at thompson berwick pratt, he and his mentor paul merrick were working on a few projects which explored similar design vocabularies including the macmillan bloedel forestry exhibit centre in van dusen gardens, and the canadian forces officer candidate school in cfb chilliwack.  paul built his treehouse a few years earlier than brian.

fook weng chan started designing the renovation over 2 1/2 years ago, but the end product is very much an ideal team effort with the owners, builder and his team. he had been an associate with thompson berwick pratt for 12 of his 14 years there and was the project architect for the majority of brian’s projects from 1987 – 96 so he was comfortable with the challenge.

at the treehouse, it was important to distill the essence and recognize the daring and genius of the original design whilst imbuing the home with layers that speak to and of the new occupants,  all that while upgrading a home that had not been maintained for almost 4 decades.  the owners are to be congratulated for undertaking this effort to save a piece of bc architectural heritage.

original kitchen before renovation. photo by pixilink

renovated kitchen open to seating area. photography by p. powles

view of treehouse looking up from walkway/stairs from street. photo by david kominek

new decks and charred wood siding throughout. photo by david kominek

dining room with corner window looking out onto yard and forest beyond. photo by david kominek

block wall of fireplace and timber posts in top of treehouse. photo by david kominek

view of back of house with new copper roofing and intriguing scupper detail. photo by david kominek

stone stairs in yard space with scupper lead to water feature. photo by david kominek

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.