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

west vancouver mid-century : 6245 taylor drive

designed by : arthur mudry

built by : ? in 1965 [2017-listed for 10.8mil]

short write-up on the house by the realtor:

a magnificent 1 acre waterfront estate in gleneagles with over 200 ft of west facing, gently sloping oceanfront. this architecturally designed home by arthur mudry is situated on a tranquil and park-like property on a quiet street with towering cedars, natural gardens and winding trails to the water that invite swimming and kayaking. immaculately maintained, this elegant west coast home features 2,620 sq. ft. of living with a sensational great room with floor to ceiling windows and signature fireplace, a master bedroom suite upstairs, and an expansive deck to enjoy outdoor living with spectacular sunset views to whytecliff park and bowen island. this is a rare and untouched preserve of west coast waterfront…

this house is in good company with a dan white modern next door (cascading boxes)

goodie : 1081 west 7th avenue

designed by : battersbyhowat

built by : trasolini chetner in 2009 [listed for [april2016] 16mil, then [june2016] 13.8mil, [august2016] 11.3mil] see article in province on ‘ego pricing’

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check out the dedicated website for this house: 1081west7.com

realtor says:

this is a rare offering of a concrete and steel city home designed by one of canada’s most noted architectural firms, battersby howat, whose design hallmarks are the interplay between natural materials, light and view. careful consideration was given to the design of the open concept living and master levels to maximize functionality and views. secondary bedrooms and a home gym are located below the main living level. the functional and flexible planing allows for multiple living arrangements with an entire level dedicated to a nanny or rental suite, or even a home office. abundant outdoor decks are located on every level. this home is enhanced by custom millwork, polished concrete flooring, high ceilings, and protected panoramic views of the city, mountains & false creek.

 

floorplan

floorplans

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tranquil entry space

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living room features a northerly view of false creek and a wall of builtin cabinets with fireplace insert

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master bedroom takes the entire floor level with an open ensuite behind the bed

goodie : 2063 parkside lane, north vancouver

2063 parkside lane


designed by : battersby howat
built in : 2013 by ? [2014-listed for 2.69mil, 04/2015-relisted for 2.49mil]

a short blurb on the house by the realtor / re-listing realtor :

flawless semi-waterfront deep cove masterpiece designed by battersby howat architects. the open concept main floor boasts soaring vaulted ceilings with a wall of sliding doors opening up to a wonderfully private and tranquil patio. impeccable chef’s kitchen with miele appliances. spectacular upper floor master bedroom for complete privacy. 2 other large bedrooms as well as a legal, 1 bedroom suite. only the highest quality products and appliances were used in creating this warm, modern, hypoallergenic high efficiency home which even has a heated garage ready for an electric car charging station. perfect location for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy the smell of fresh ocean air; and steps to trails, parks, boating, shopping and schools.

the most beautiful home in the cove? If you know battersby howatt designs, you know this house will be exquisite and built with incredible attention to detail. the layout is fantastic; the finishings amazing and the location and view provide the perfect setting for your deep cove lifestyle. built on a quiet lane bordering a creek and steps from the ocean, the home features an open floor plan; vaulted ceilings; beautiful wood; and tons of windows to bring the beauty of the ocean and forest into the home. walk to the cove shops, restaurants, schools and parks or plug in your electric car for the quick drive to downtown vancouver

check out the photo gallery here.

 

goodie again : house 4249

4249a rockbank place - front of house

designed by : greg dowling / dgbk architects

built in : 2013 by ?

now on the market for the first time, clt-built house on west vancouver slopes.

check out my previous post here.

the house has been featured on minimalhome.com

if you were unable to tour the house at last year’s west vancouver home tour, watch this and drool :

dan white modern victoria : 530 salmon road

530 salmon - deckdesigned by : daniel evan white

built in : 1974

check out the listing at sothebys, and further images by realtors here. Below is a lengthy writeup on the house:

progressive for its day in 1974, when daniel white, renowned bc architect, conceived this 5500 square foot west coast contemporary residence on the western facing shores of the saanich Inlet. now, fully restored, and progressive once again, with the latest in technology; seamlessly united with its gentle sloping, forested site, complementing white’s dynamic, bold, yet environmentally empathetic design through a refined selection of natural materials, from both near and afar, executed to an unparalleled standard. this private, 2 acre, coastal sanctuary, hugs 400 feet of temperate rainforest waterfront, affording arresting ocean views through its fully glassed western exposure. the intricately stepped plan further captures magical vistas of the surrounding towering trees and moon lit nights through an interlocking series of arched skylights. Interior open planning furthers this intriguing visual experience, reinstating the site’s natural topography as well as its tactile richness through a matrix of locally milled cedar, and custom quarried rajasthani slate floors – both inside and out. the understated natural palette defers to the daylight views beyond, while at night, this selection, further enhanced with australian brush box flooring, black honed granite counters and cabinetry panels of resin embedded reeds, come into their own through a carefully designed system of programmable lighting. both broad expanses and precise vignettes of glass are secured through a system of top grade commercial windows and doors. state of the art seismic engineering secures the structure to its foundation. several exterior decks continue the stepped progression providing an entertaining bbq area; a pool with adjoining changing room and steam/shower; separate guest or caretaker quarters; as well as coastline decks that offer a variety of transitional daylight and shade opportunities to enjoy both white’s remarkable creation and one of victoria’s finest coastlines.

530 salmon - entry stairsthe entry sequence is a true dan white experience. approach the house at upper level and exterior stairs lead down to lower living levels.

530 salmon - upper floor planthe upper floor plan. note that the large set of stairs leads from roadway to upper floor and then down to pool level. rooms are open to each other and separate by changes in level with few steps within the plan.

530 salmon - lower floor planthe lower level plan features the pool and a small separate suite and loads of deck space.

530 salmon - living roomthe living room features the curved window/skylights to allow natural light and extend the window visually beyond the ceiling.

530 salmon - bedroomthe bedroom has a smart built-in that does not reach the ceiling. this creates a feeling of a room larger than it really is since the ceiling plane continues throughout.

goodie again : 1460 chartwell drive, west vancouver

1460 chartwell drive - drivewaydesigned by : james cheng

built by : ? in 2002

back on the market again, but worth another post (see previous 2011 post)

realtor listing here and write-up by the realtor on the house :

absolutely stunning contemporary home designed by james cheng & associates. this incredible gated residence, with spectacular view, features, on the main floor, formal living & dining rooms, separate poggenpohl kitchen with the very best appliances, pantry/plumbed wok kitchen & family room, spectacular insulated media room, huge master bedroom with private sitting room & stunning en-suite all overlooking the incredible view.

the upper floor features 3 en-suited bedrooms (each with stunning view & 2 with spacious decks). the lower floor features large rec-room, plus 2 generous bedrooms (1 en-suited). 

additional features include exquisite courtyard in centre of the home with stunning japanese maple, folding nanawall doors, limestone flooring, interior stairways & exterior tiling, incredible millwork & wooden windows, extraordinary cherry closets & cabinetry throughout, metal roof, and much more. rarely does a home with this quality and design come to market…