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

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.

modern renovation : 480 east 24th avenue

designed by : d’arcy jones architecture

built by : ? in 1910, renovated in 2016 [2017-listed for 1.89mil]

photography by : sama jim canzian

house featured on archdaily.

short blurb by the realtor on the property:

one of a kind show home in prime main st. location. this effectively new, contemporary home was designed by renowned architect d’arcy jones. the home was lifted and entirely rebuilt including all 4 outer walls. the ceiling was raised exposing the 110 year old wood beams which were sandblasted and incorporated into the design. features include all new foundation, plumbing & electrical, windows, rainscreening, exterior cladding & roof. radiant heat concrete floors, on demand hot water system, full size laundry room, wolfe & sub zero appl. & custom cabinetry. due to its modern design & tall ceilings, this home feels much larger than its sq ft suggests. house has 3 bedrooms, and den, 2 1/2 baths and clever built-in storage. sunny south facing patio.

floor plans

simple modernish : 1315 lakewood drive

designed by : brodie gunn of gallery homes

built by : gallery homes in 2015

short blurb on the house by the realtor:

a spectacular scandinavian inspired city home in a desirable traffic calmed neighbourhood. beautifully finished with the finest of quality and detail, this european built one year old residence features a fabulous open floor plan with 10ft ceilings opening to large sun drenched west facing patio in manicured private yard. three bedrooms on upper level make this a perfect family home. top floor offers a roof deck and views!! steps to lord nelson elementary which will be brand new in 2018. features include: a/c, radiant heat, custom millwork, alarm, security cameras, speakers & vaulted ceilings. don’t let the compact size deter you, this home has been expertly designed to feel and live twice its size.

kitchen and living room area is 2 steps down from front entry and dining room

flush floor in shower and minimal glass installation

open space at top of stairs acts as tv room

lions bay : 90 isleview place

designed by: peter cardew

built by : ? in 1982 [2017-listed for 2.09mil]

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

ocean, island & sky surround you in this stunning home designed by renowned architect peter cardew & featured in western living magazine as one of vancouver’s top 30 homes. enter to a wall of windows & soaring 20ft high centre skylight. generous living & dining room, galley kitchen with double wall ovens, sub zero fridge & double dishwasher drawers. the upper level floats above with a generous master bedroom featuring spa like soaker tub. lower level is ensuite bedroom & rec room, perfect for guests or teenagers. isleview place is one of lions bay’s most popular streets with close up ocean views, easy walk to beach, bus, local store & cafe.

read up on peter cardew from canadain architect 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 : 1920 mcnicoll avenue

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designed by: evoke international design

built by : west point developments ltd. in 2012 [2016-listed for 2.78mil]

this is a buddy to 1922 mcnicoll avenue featured a few years ago on this blog.

a short blurb by the realtor:

contemporary architecture by evoke international design -david nicolay. gorgeous! no wasted space in this 2 bed & office with 3 baths. sits on 3 floors and has a very functional floorplan with all new state-of-the-art appliances & lighting & sound system throughout. attention to detail with all finishings with beautiful porcelain tile floors throughout & loads of hideaway storage and pantry. in addition, full crawl space of roughly 400 sq. ft. runs under the home. offering a beautiful rooftop deck of 352 sq.ft with great southerly exposure & also back yard and garden with lovely terrace for outdoor dining & hot tub at nights. host 1 car private heated garage. this is one of the great addresses in vancouver, just steps to the best beach & great restaurants, shopping & more.

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looks like a fun place to live