west vancouver modern : 1071 groveland road

designed by : mcleod bovell

built by : rimrock developments ltd. in 2013 [2017-listed for 14.8mil]

short description of the house by the realtor :

one of west vancouver’s finest residences. this modern masterpiece was the dream of the current owners and was brought to life by mcleod bovell modern houses. built to exacting standards by rimrock developments ltd., this incredible home offers over 10,000 sq. ft. of exquisite luxury and design, set on a very gently sloping 27,094 sq. ft. property with stunning city and harbor views. features include soaring ceilings, seamless transition from indoor to outdoor living, incredible private indoor and outdoor dining rooms, gourmet kitchen, huge (25’) overhangs that create tremendous covered outdoor space with gourmet bbq center, 2 fire pits, stunning architectural concrete patios, all overlooking the pool and spa and southerly views. the home offers 7 bedrooms and can be adapted to meet the needs of any large family. the landscaping is perfectly done in the modernist theme, the driveway and auto court are large, leading to a 4-car garage. very rarely does a home of this quality and style come to the market. call for your appointment to show your discerning clients.

open tread stairs and hallway at front of house

back of house view from pool deck

variety of levels and outdoor spaces at rear of house

view south from back of house

 

victoria modern : 1851 crescent road

designed by : DeHoog and Keirulf

built by : ? in 2008 [2017-listed for 6.4mil]

short description of the house by realtor, brett jones :

1851 crescent road sits at the apex of gonzales bay, victoria’s finest urban waterfront. an area entwined in the history of victoria, the bay was once home to rum-runners, bath houses, tea rooms and dance halls. today this balmy, sandy bay remains full of life, beauty and intrigue. sheltered from ocean breezes, it is the perfect spot for kayaking and swimming.
from the road you are presented with a mere glimpse of the property. to fully appreciate the location you need only step through the custom stainless gates. once inside you’ll discover a stunning view across the juan defuca strait to the olympic peninsula of washington state that very few have the opportunity to experience.
from top to bottom this home is designed to make the most of its location. start your day with your favourite cuppa and front-row seats to the daytime maritime activities of passing cruise ships, sailboats and local craft. end your day in the infinity pool, or sip a glass of wine by the patio fireplace, while you watch the glowing sunset give way to the twinkling lights of port angeles on the far shore. then make your way up to roof-top deck for a little star gazing.
and while the vistas are magnificent, the inside won’t disappoint either. the home offers a generous 4,810 square feet plus an additional 2,341 square feet of outdoor living. designed by preeminent victoria architects dehoog and keirulf, this home is a breathtaking example of west coast contemporary style. best practices in architectural design are evident throughout. solid construction features include commercial-grade steel with sacked and parged concrete and locally sourced natural materials, large overhangs shade the floor-to-ceiling windows to maintain a comfortable living environment.
fourteen-foot sliding doors glide elegantly into pre-formed niches in the concrete structure at the touch of a finger. floors are a mix of hardwood and terrazzo concrete with in-floor radiant heat.
1851 crescent road was thoughtfully designed to take advantage of this idyllic location. the outdoor spaces have been considered as carefully as the interior. the gas fireplace on the main deck allows you to extend your enjoyment of this glorious space year-round.

the upper deck view

sauna in basement

fireplace in living room

warm kitchen

front of house

upper gallery

modern penthouse : 2902-565 smithe street

designed by (interior renovation) : gaile guevara

built by : ? [2017-listed for 3.89mil]

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short write-up by the realtor:

one of a kind downtown penthouse. west, north and east exposure provides sensational views of the ocean, mountains and cityscape. air conditioning, oak wood flooring throughout, floor-to-ceiling windows ensure ample natural light and capture the incredible vistas. abundant in-suite storage, custom architectural millwork throughout. kitchen is appointed with induction and integrated cabinetry from minimal kitchens from italy. master bedroom boasts closets by novamobili for precise wardrobe and storage. master bath provides a spa-like retreat, thermasol steam shower, with exceptionally appointed fixtures including waterworks freestanding bath tub. media room (2nd bedroom) and luxurious main bathroom. outdoor enjoyment beckons on the fabulous 800sf roof top terrace fitted with separate wifi, speakers, gas fire pit, outdoor kitchen w/bbq and two main floor balconies providing over 1,000+sf of outdoor area. control4 operates lighting & bedroom shades, temperature, fireplaces from anywhere, on your smart phone.

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No baseboards. No visible light switches Full Control4 blinds, temp, air con, audio, video etc.

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Minimal Cucina kitchen and bath.

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Furniture from Living Space, inform and Minotti.

 

point grey cube house hits the market (again)

designed by : tony robins architect

built by : keystone projects ltd. in 2016 [2017-listed for 14mil]

photography by : ema peter

and again (as in 2016) its creating a media buzz. globe and mail has an article on it here, 2 articles in vancouver sun here and here and listing info here and loren’s listing page.

short blurb on the house:

this unique residence on pt grey rd was designed by tony robbins (recent winner of western living architect of the year) & built by keystone. the stunning home is a simple “cube”, 4 floors, a corner lot w/ close proximity to rvyc jericho. boasts a 4 car underground garage w/ laundry & glass elevator that unites flrs all the way to the rooftop deck. here you will marvel at the wide vista of mountains, the ocean & the city while soaking in your hot tub. deck has kitchen, tv & stereo, powder & outdoor shower. the open concept ground floor accommodates custom kitchen, dining & living room (w/ f/p), park view to the west & a water feature. 2nd flr bdrms have ensuite, decks & laundry. heating multi-zoned radiant hot water. private.

modern renovation : 480 east 24th avenue

designed by : d’arcy jones architecture

built by : ? in 1910, renovated in 2016 [2017-listed for 1.89mil]

photography by : sama jim canzian

house featured on archdaily.

short blurb by the realtor on the property:

one of a kind show home in prime main st. location. this effectively new, contemporary home was designed by renowned architect d’arcy jones. the home was lifted and entirely rebuilt including all 4 outer walls. the ceiling was raised exposing the 110 year old wood beams which were sandblasted and incorporated into the design. features include all new foundation, plumbing & electrical, windows, rainscreening, exterior cladding & roof. radiant heat concrete floors, on demand hot water system, full size laundry room, wolfe & sub zero appl. & custom cabinetry. due to its modern design & tall ceilings, this home feels much larger than its sq ft suggests. house has 3 bedrooms, and den, 2 1/2 baths and clever built-in storage. sunny south facing patio.

floor plans

mayne island modern : staehling residence

designed by : battersby howat

built by : ? in 2005

description of the house by the realtor:

a spectacular waterfront home with walk-on access to gallagher bay beach, sited on 0.40 acres of southwest facing ocean vistas looking across navy & swanson channels. all of the primary living spaces – kitchen, dining, living, den/office, master suite & guest bathroom are accommodated on the 1,570 square ft main level and the secondary functions of 2 guest bedrooms, bathroom & storage located on the 509 square ft level below with attached garage & workshop. landscaped for utmost privacy and nature’s friends. designed by battersby howat architects, this high caliber home won the award of excellence from canadian architecture magazine.