new westminster modern : 314 archer street

designed by : battersby howat

built in : 2015 by ? [listed in 2017 for 2.49mil]

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a short blurb about the house from the realtor:

designed by award winning battershyhowat architects and featured in dwell magazine! 314 archer street is work of art. dramatic living spaces defined by sliding glass doors open to a veranda with a thriving garden and views of the city. detailed white ash millwork, polished concrete flooring, and a cinderblock fireplace wall are only some of the details that make this home special. vaulted ceilings over the large dining room make this home an entertainers dream. double attached garage. centrally located with easy access to transit, walk to the skytrain. this home must be considered by anyone who is captivated by architectural detail. the private roof deck offers excellent river and mountain views.

read more about the house on dwell magazine’s website.

a great detailed write-up on blurealty’s website as well.

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more photos here.

DRKdesign : 8500 fairdell crescent, richmond

seaside house

designed by : DRKdesign

built by : owner/builder in 2015 [listed for 3.49mil, 2017-relisted for 3.28mil]

photography by : snowchimp creative

the house is currently on the market and here is the link to the listing.

a short blurb by the realtor:
this westcoast contemporary custom built home is located in the reputable seafair neighborhood in richmond. spectacular ocean views from this truly magnificent luxury family residence situated on a professionally landscaped estate property in this most prestigious location. this exceptional modern home offers a stunning open design with spacious principal rooms, large floor to ceiling windows and the patio space on the house with water view is significantly larger than normal. the back yard faces west overlooking georgia straight from sunshine coast to vancouver island. extremely high quality boasts every luxury feature imaginable.

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view of house from back yard

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house enjoys sweeping views of the dyke and seaside beyond

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entry area leads to a double height foyer and floating stairs

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sitting room

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upstairs living room with clerestory windows bringing in soft eastern natural light

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master ensuite

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open dining room with wall of sliding glass doors to western deck

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the kitchen with eat-in island

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open space that connect to sitting room beyond and living room (to the right)

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stairs located centrally at upper floor with hallways beyond to bedrooms along the east side of the house

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western side of the house with walk-out basement, living space balcony and a roof top open sundeck

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street view of the house

goodie : 1505 tolmie street

designed by : frits de vries

built by : natural balance in 2015 [listed for 8.98mil]

check out the listing here, short description about the house:

breathtaking views of water, mountain and spanish banks beach from all three levels of an open concept contemporary living space. a rare corner property in point grey perched high on tolmie and belmont with 270 degree view overlooking the city. 2,870 sf concrete and steel custom built home. gourmet kitchen with subzero, wolf and bosch, triple-glazed floor to ceiling windows throughout, wired for sound, automation and security systems and elevator ready. perfect entertaining space with over 1,000 square ft of patios/decks, hot tub and endless swim jet pool. built green certified to platinum level.

1505 tolmie - entry side of house

from the architect : the home is a response to its site: the roof alludes to the stunning mountain view, while the plan addresses the view of downtown vancouver and then fans out to address the street at the front entry porch. the home internalizes the geological forces of the primeval place, revealing the strength underlying the structure of our city.

from the builder : perched high above spanish banks with expansive ocean and mountain views from all levels, this meticulously designed home enhances the homeowner’s experience at every turn. designed with a diamond shaped roof to compliment the uniquely shaped lot, this home is truly a work of art.

 

 
1505 tolmie - floorplans
 
1505 tolmie - living spacethe corner angled kitchen
1505 tolmie - main floorthe living space with stairs separating dining and living areas.

DRKdesign : 959 west 18th avenue

959 west 18th avenue - front of house

view of house from street – photo by pixilink solutions

designed by : DRKdesign

built by : marman developments in 2015 [listed for 2.23mil]

959 west 18th avenue - kitchen

view of kitchen towards living space beyond – photo by pixilink solutions

here is the realtor’s take on one of these modern homes : (check out the listing here and pixilink tour here)

modern living at its finest in desirable douglas park! open layout with 10 ft ceiling on main, tons of natural light from oversized windows and glass panelled interior doors, custom millwork featuring whitewashed maple and cherry, imported Italian tiles, premium kitchen appliances including double drawer dishwasher. three bedrooms above, mountain view from master. basement legal suite with option as 1 or 2 bedrooms. downtown, trendy main st, queen elizabeth park, granville island, you’ll be in the middle of it all from this stunning new home.

959 west 18th avenue - living room

living space with fireplace hearth that doubles as a bench and custom millwork – photo by pixilink solutions

959 west 18th avenue - view from main floor deck

deck extends the full width of the house at the back yard – photo by pixilink solutions

959 west 18th avenue - ensuite

ensuite bathroom has lots of natural light due to large north-facing window – photo by pixilink solutions

959 west 18th avenue - suite kitchen

basement suite features full kitchen – photo by pixilink solutions

959 west 18th avenue - suite living space

basement suite open living-dining-kitchen space with sunken patio – photo by pixilink solutions

959 west 18th avenue - back of homes

the back of the houses have obscure glass at balconies and decks for increased privacy – photo by pixilink solutions

look forward to another post with professional photos of both houses and a more architectural point of view of this project.

video : postcard from west vancouver


short film by blake joseph sepsei entitled ‘what is west coast?’
starring kim smith & bo helliwell, brad lamoureux,

and a few wonderful houses from west vancouver (merrick residence)(anderson residence)(smith residence ii)(case residence)(sentinel hill house)(harbour house) and a few other surprises.

video : 2185 capilano road, north vancouver

nice and more lively promo realtor video with humans!

check out the listing here.

short blurb about the house from the realtor:

an architectural masterpiece thoughtfully situated amongst the north shore’s finest elements. experience the pleasures of an urban sanctuary within ten minutes proximity from one of the world’s most desirable cities. designed and constructed with the highest quality of execution, this home brings an avant-garde twist to west coast living. exuding luxury and fine taste, this true work of art features ten foot ceilings, commercial-grade curtain wall windows, a green roof and a miele appliance package. a plethora of natural light, exposed steel, polished concrete and brushed-oak flooring combine a multitude of nature’s resources creating a welcoming, west coast feel. the exceptional outdoor space is the ultimate escape from your daily woes and a meeting place with one’s mind. breathe in the river, the mountains, the trees, all from the comfort of your own home. live here.