designed by : paul grant of grant+sinclair
built in : 2009 by calrudd construction (see residence II)
the blurb from the realtor :
an absolute modern masterpiece designed by renowned vancouver architect paul grant and situated discretely on a spectacular, private hillside estate along west vancouver’s most prized shoreline. This magnificent contemporary residence, with its clean yet warm design, is best described as an expression of modernism and a contemporary art form.
this completely hidden and gated oceanfront estate residence incorporates a dramatic concrete exterior highlighted with pennsylvania bluestone and brick, douglas fir windows and a beautifully designed zinc paneled roof. the quality and engineering together with the finest craftsmanship are evident throughout the entire residence. the home boasts many sustainable features including rainwater collection and a geothermal heating and cooling system.
even though the design of the exterior of the home was seen as an object of art, the inside organization of the plan was based on the experience of function as well as design. once within, you’re struck by how the contemporary, spacious design and style correlates and integrates with cutting edge technology and spectacular water views from all principal rooms. many architectural accents including white oak hardwood floors, bluestone walls, extensive edge grain millwork together with the high ceilings and wall to wall floor to ceiling windows create an indoor outdoor lifestyle like no other. the entertainment size living and dining rooms overlook a tranquil reflecting pond that connects the view to the ocean with truly dramatic effect. a large master bedroom suite enjoys a private view-side terrace, walk-in dressing room and stunning en suite bathroom. there are four additional bedrooms all with private bathrooms including a wonderful guest suite located on a separate wing of the home with kitchenette, laundry, private courtyard and separate entrance.
on the lower level a private studio, additional bedroom suite and a large fitness recreation room, spa room with steam all lead to retracting glass doors and mirrored fir-framed walls reflecting the beautiful ocean views and providing direct access to a sensational infinity edge resort style swimming pool, outdoor hot tub, summer dining area, built in bbq kitchen and african ironwood sundeck.
this fully gated exclusive property provides a discretely positioned four car garage and is beautifully and professionally landscaped with private courtyards, walkways and a gated pathway to the beach – all designed in complete harmony with the design of this magnificent home.
the entry is sweeping with angles and views into the house.
interiors are well balanced with stone, wood, concrete and drywall finishes.
stone feature walls throughout the house that connect to the hard landscaping just beyond the wall of glass. well prepared and organized electrical/home controls keep the wall acne down to a minimum.
bedroom has gentle angles taking the viewer through the room (visually) to the outside.
what a view. this is the way to do an infinity edge pool!
an article in canadian architecture and design magazine