new modern : 3234 west 21st avenue

designed by : battersbyhowat

built by : natural balance in 2018 [2018-listed for 9.99mil]

here is a short blurb about the house by the realtor:

main floor ft. oak millwork, 36 feet of exposed concrete, & an abundance of natural light. entertaining & living spaces are flanked by incredible northern views, as well as a sunny backyard to the south. open kitchen ft. dual faber hood fans, oversized island & a discretely hidden wok kitchen. 4 ensuited beds upstairs (2nd master bed is possible) w/ a zen-like master bedroom retreat ft. incredible views. on the elliptical rooftop deck, you’ll find yourself at the highest point in the area, w/ breathtaking 360 degree views. this leed platinum certified home includes pv solar panels, 6,000 litre water retention tank, top quality insulation & window systems.

mayne island modern : staehling residence

designed by : battersby howat

built by : ? in 2005

description of the house by the realtor:

a spectacular waterfront home with walk-on access to gallagher bay beach, sited on 0.40 acres of southwest facing ocean vistas looking across navy & swanson channels. all of the primary living spaces – kitchen, dining, living, den/office, master suite & guest bathroom are accommodated on the 1,570 square ft main level and the secondary functions of 2 guest bedrooms, bathroom & storage located on the 509 square ft level below with attached garage & workshop. landscaped for utmost privacy and nature’s friends. designed by battersby howat architects, this high caliber home won the award of excellence from canadian architecture magazine.

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)

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 : 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 : 2996 west 11th avenue

designed by : randy bens

built by : nrt development in 2015 [listed for 4.55mil]

short description from realtor listing :

this iconic nrt development home sits on a 40′ corner lot along a beautiful tree-lined street in the heart of kits. the striking exterior utilizes charcoal cedar, metal flashing details, & a rare white brick to create a truly unique look. walking through the front door, you immediately notice the amazing sight lines through the main living space, kitchen, and into the south facing backyard. the kitchen is state of the art with a full miele appliance pkg including an over-sized fridge, 48″ range with speed oven, warming drawer, griddle, & 6 burner cook top, & an urban cultivator for growing herbs and vegetables all year round. adjacent to the kitchen you’ll notice towering bamboo stretching 28′ from the basement through a light corridor to the top floor. there you will find 4 bedrooms, with a master bedroom surrounded by walnut millwork, spa like bathroom, & a large south facing deck. the home also has it’s own private guest suite, that is fully equipped for any guest, a family member, or rental.

 

 

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simple palette of dark-stained wood and white brick compose the front facade.

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low counter in kitchen keeps sight-lines open throughout the main floor. open stairs warp around a two-storey open atrium with tree.

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the back deck opens out onto a level yard facing south.

(all photography by snowchimp creative)