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.

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.

goodie : 4497 west 6th avenue

designed by : battersby howat

built by : ? in 2011

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write ups from the realtor :

stunning custom home & laneway designed by battersbyhowat, finished to the highest standard by the owners. main house boasts 2,523 sq. ft. & spectacular views from the large rooftop deck. the home is bathed in light, emphasizing the selection of warm, natural, and clean finishes throughout. main level features an open plan with large living & dining areas, a gourmet kitchen and high-end appliances. second level offers 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms, including a beautifully finished ensuite and large walk-in closet. lower level is comprised of a family room, bedroom with ensuite and loads of storage. the laneway house, currently used as a studio would also make an ideal home office or guest quarters. too many extras to list. homes of this quality are rare. don?t miss this exceptional opportunity!

stunning point grey custom home and laneway house finished to the highest standards. located on a prime corner at 6th & sasamat, the main house boasts over 2,500 square feet of living space and spectacular views from the large rooftop deck. this home is bathed in light, emphasizing the selection of warm, natural, and clean finishes throughout. the main level features an open plan with large living and dining areas and a large gourmet kitchen offering lots of work space, tons of cabinetry, and high-end miele appliances. the second level offers 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms, including a beautifully finished ensuite and large walk-in closet. the lower level is comprised of a family room, bedroom with ensuite and loads of storage. incredible views to the professionally landscaped garden from this level too! the laneway house, currently used as a studio would also make an ideal home office or guest quarters. exterior finishes include neolith porcelain tile, acrylic stucco and cor-ten® steel. air conditioning, hrv, hot water on demand, crestron automation are just some of the additional features. homes of this quality are rare. don’t miss this exceptional opportunity! lord byng catchment, close to top private schools and ubc. short walk to 10th avenue shops, parks, and beaches. call today for your private appointment.

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floating house : 3315 west 38th avenue

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re-design during construction by : ruf project

built by : g wilson construction co ltd in 2014

landscape by : paul sangha

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short blurb by the realtor:

one of a kind masterpiece – contemporary concrete villa with zen-like garden. luxurious custom built by renown builder g.wilson and landscaped by paul sangha. this elegant home features modern design: grand foyer with 12′ ceilings on main & basement. italian marble floor, custom millwork. top brand ‘gaggenau’ german appliances. floor to ceiling door creates an intimate indoor/outdoor living space. the master bedroom boasts a lounge area and lunar lit onyx fireplace, spa-inspired ensuite & nice big walk-in closet. smart home system by la scala integrated with entire homes: lighting, hvac, tv, led lights, blinds & curtains. million dollar landscaped with daybeds, built in bbq firepit, hot tub & infinite water feature & waterfall wall. book your private tour & let it be your dream home

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sunken patio with firepit

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floating steps towards entry

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pivot doors into ensuite

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entry door

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floating stairs

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‘floating’ porch

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back window

mid-century modern : 3030 west 45th avenue

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tucked behind lush landscaping at the street, this house features wonderful living spaces beyond this outwardly solid facade

designed by : fred dalla-lana

built by : the zack family in 1973

short blurb by the realtor :

once in a while something special comes along. this stunning example of a west coast modern design is nestled into a private and mature landscaped setting on a 52’ lot. the seamless connection between the indoors and outdoors and the abundance of natural light make you feel like you are living among nature. the large master suite is on the main floor with a generous ensuite and walk-in closet. head upstairs to find two bedrooms that share a hall bathroom plus a large open den overlooking an upper deck. the open living concept on the main floor offers entertainment sized rooms with the added bonus of a large covered patio for the warm summer months. the attached double garage provides plenty of storage as well.

short description from the 2007 vancouver heritage foundation’s  mid-century home tour:

designed by fred dalla-lana for the zack family, this unique west coast home won architectural awards and editorial recognition during the 1970s. enclosed by neighbouring houses and shadowed by tall cedars, this 50’ lot has few hours of actual sunlight. this aspect coupled with the zack family’s wishes to remove no tress and to have complete privacy (“a summer cabin in the city” was their vision) were the essential motivators of the design. the result is a large courtyard garden open to the sky with the house looking inwards, not out to the neighbours. this arboretum is partly open to the weather so that potted trees and greenery of all kinds can flourish, but it’s roofed with glass like a high shed or greenhouse to give it shelter from the winds and rains. thus, outdoor living is possible not only on hot summer days but for most of the year. natural light is maximized through the extensive use of skylights and the introduction of the large reflecting pool and travertine floor tiles which return light into the house. probably the only home in vancouver built and finished entirely in re-sawn mahogany, the home has a very warm quality to it, while the white travertine marble floors and simple earth coloured furnishings bring a sophisticated air to the space as well.

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great sunken conversation space in the living room

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large open spaces in the back of the house offer privacy

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retro kitchen in excellent condition

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upstairs sitting room overlooks the skylight-covered patio below