ron thom orginal : 7050 hudson street

designed by : ron thom

built by : ? in 1960 [2018-listed for 6.28mil]

a description of the house by the realtor:

one of a kind mid-century modern home designed by renowned canadian architect ron thom on over a 1/4 of an acre (13,677 sq.ft) corner lot in desirable south granville. this is incredible opportunity to own a piece of canadian history that has been wonderfully maintained in celebration of the original design & architecture. on the main floor you’ll find an airy living room with bright glass windows over looking the expansive patio leading to the outdoor pool, a formal dining room ready for large family dinners, a spacious kitchen & a family room. make your way upstairs to the master bedroom with ensuite, 3 additional bedrooms with a shared bathroom. this private lot can accommodate the construction of a new 3 level home of approx. 8,000 sq.ft.

Even though the listing states a new home can be built on this lot, it would ideal to preserve the house or relocated it to another lot. The city’s new charter retention policy would encourage an infill building on this lot which could be a nice addition.

the current floorplan has some quirks in it but a little renovation could go a long way.

arthur erickson : 1299 west 57th avenue

a nice write-up on the house by the realtor:

1299 west 57th was originally commissioned by arthur erickson for the hwang family in 1982.

“the hwang residence recognizes, for its inspiration, both the ancestry of the client and the native traditions of the soo chow houses of northern china. in soo chow, a pair of traditional houses were oriented in opposite directions from a common back wall, and were composed of a long series of simple rooms oriented towards courtyards or balconies on the second storey.” the living room floats above the reflecting pool with floor to ceiling windows. “

“the residence and its courtyards and gardens were comprehensively planned in the manner of these soo chow houses. each courtyard is different in character and relates to the activities or functions of the spaces it supports.”

each space on the main floor is dappled in the beautiful light reflecting in from the pond, the gardens, the courtyards, and the strategically placed view corridors to the gardens.

along a sky-lit hallway are four large bedrooms and 3 newly renovated luxurious bathrooms plus laundry complete the upper floor. the master suite has a magazine worthy decadent ensuite with stand-alone tub, walk in shower and modern touches that make it sparkle. off the master is a generous sized private deck filled with cherry blossom tree top views.

“tall stucco courtyard walls subdivide the site into a variety of distinct spatial experiences. access to the residence is across a bridge over a large reflecting pool…”.

downstairs features a large play space or guest space with an envious wine cellar and tasting area.

the outdoor space of this property places this gem of a home in a garden of wonder, mystery, and calm.

this house has been meticulously maintained and we have a complete folder with all of the records. st. george’s school – offers a front door pick up on hudson.

this home is a jewel on vancouver’s charm bracelet. arthur erickson was commissioned to create this property in 1982 on the 67’5 x 156’1 lot. each space on the man floor is dappled in the beautiful light reflecting in from the pond, the courtyards and strategically placed view corridors to the gardens. along a sky-lit hallway are 4 large bedrooms and 3 newly renovated luxurious bathrooms and laundry complete the upper floor. downstairs features a large play space/ guest space with an envious wine cellar and tasting area. a home to be seen. first public open sun march 4th 2-4pm

mid-century modern : 543 eastcot road, west vancouver

72537

“the house without an inch of drywall”

designed by : fred hollingsworth in 1950

built in : 1953 [2014 – listed for 1.89mil]

Check out the listing by realtor, John Jennings.

a stunning example of west coast modernism, this intact fred hollingsworth home is widely regarded as his best and most important work. the 4 bedroom, 2 bath home is perfectly integrated with the surrounding landscape, which features a roy sumi designed japanese garden framed by mature local conifers, all on a very private 33,250 sq ft lot in the lower british properties. the interior of the home includes a grand fireplace, custom furniture and built-ins, innovative recessed lighting, original terrazzo floors and warm custom cedar walls and natural brick that flows seamlessly from interior to exterior. the owners have undertaken necessary up-grading and restoration, but have not disturbed the integrity of this artistic and architectural masterpiece! estate like lot .69 of an acre, completely, private, quiet, over 65 mature local connifers, water feature, and a formal Japanese garden. fred hollingsworth was a leading exponent of the residential design principles and philosophy of the late frank lloyd wright. the house is married and in harmony with its site and setting and boasts deep overhangs, concealed gutters, and large framed wooden windows and doors. the one level three bedroom home has large principle rooms with vaulted ceilings, recessed and valanced lighting, and lots of big windows and doors.

943 eastcot - living roomvery frank lloyd wright inspired interior with built-in bench, large masonry fireplace, corner windows and indirect lighting. not to forget all the wood paneling/cladding on the walls.

an article in montercristo on fred hollingsworth here.

a nice post on ceo.ca pertaining to some of the work of fred hollingsworth here.

some other houses on architecturewanted blog here.