floating house : 3315 west 38th avenue

2010130_w38_int_h4_0009copyoriginal architectural design by : arno matis ( iconstrux )

re-design during construction by : ruf project

built by : g wilson construction co ltd in 2014

landscape by : paul sangha


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


sunken patio with firepit


floating steps towards entry


pivot doors into ensuite


entry door


floating stairs


‘floating’ porch


back window

west coast modern : 6985 isleview road, west vancouver


designed by : bruno freschi (erickson/massey architects)

built by : tom and nancy staples in 1967

read up on the original house here : staples house heritage conservation plan

now the house has been renovated and is better then ever.check out the listing here.

watch the video tour here.

read about the house here with some photos of the home before renovations, as well as, featured on vancouver lights blog and coast modern blog.


living room with original concrete walls and fireplace


view of living room looking north with bar at kitchen on right side


living room looking south with wall of glass towards view to the west


completely rebuilt kitchen. sink has view to the entry driveway and walkway from the street


bedrooms all line up along the length of the house and have floor-to-ceiling glass to take advantage of views and natural light. a continuous skylight runs the length of the bedroom.


goodie : 1007 west 26th avenue

1007 west 26th - view from streetdesigned by : neil banish of wensley architecture

built by : ? in 2007

check out the listing by vaune kolber here.

short write-up of the house by the realtor :

welcome to this stunning shaughnessy home designed by the principal architect of wensley architecture. featured in western living and a nissan tv ad, the home is inspired by mid-20th century masters with a distinct 21st century flare. features main level live-dine area with 20 ft. ceiling, 10′ x 7′ caesarstone island, foscarini ‘big bang’ fixture, gorgeous walnut cabinetry, town and country fireplace. home theatre, office and huge covered patio complete the main level. porcelain floors on main, teak on upper level and fir floating staircase. 3 beds up including lofted master and large deck. bonus large 1 bed in-law suite with own patio. extremely private.

1007 west 26th - entry side of housethe entry of the house is from west 26th and along the side to a covered open porch.

1007 west 26th - living roomthe ground floor is very open and all rooms flow from one another. when the weather is warm, doors can be open onto the covered patio and provide breezes throughout the house.

1007 west 26th - covered deckthe large covered deck is a special treat that can be used all year round. even the built-in music system is integrated into the deck space.

1007  west 26th - bedroomthe main bedroom overlooks the living space. a very open concept with no doors between bathing space, closet and sleeping area. lots of natural light comes from all directions including the operable skylights.

check out the western living article here.

arthur erickson : baldwin house

anyone watching the pilot of intelligence last week on cbs would have noted the set used as dr. shenandoah cassidy’s house was in fact the baldwin house design by arthur erickson in 1963.

baldwin house - arthur erickson

check out some great interior photos at architecture wanted blog.