west vancouver modern home tour 2014

the west vancouver museum’s ninth annual home tour took place on july 12th. five homes that exude the west coast modern aesthetic and lifestyle were featured on the tour, including one home under reconstruction with a new modern dwelling to be built on steep slope facing the ocean.

wv2014tourcheck out some of the photos from the tour:


open house : 135 east 17th avenue

135 east 17th - frontdesigned by: lwpac (oliver lang)

built by: vanglo in 2014

interior design by: modern 604

just completed and for sale. short blurb by realtor:

inspired. sustainable. stylish. don’t miss this opportunity to own one of vancouver’s most unique, new properties in highly desirable mt. pleasant. the super prime vanglo house is built by vanglo sustainable construction group and architecturally designed by lwpac. this urban sculpture features high-end finishings, a chef’s kitchen with leibherr, Viking, and wolf appliances, custom milled cabinetry, polished concrete floors, radiant heating, triple pane windows,  sound proofed garden suite, hrv and in-ground irrigation system . the top floor is an open living and entertaining space, boasting a peak ceiling height of thirteen feet that flows into a stunning, 300 square foot outdoor lounge. this home is one of only 3 homes in vancouver that is energy star certified. open house is this saturday june 21, 1pm-5pm.

check out more detailed walk-through of the house here.

some images and information of the house on contemporist.

of course, the link to the official house promo website here.

whistler goodie : 2952 high point drive

design by : battersby howat

built in : 2011 by need brophy services ltd.

this house has been featured in western living here.

in azure magazine here.

load of images on archdaily here.

blurb from the realtor, maggi thornhill:

stunning contemporary ski-in/ski-out home located in the exclusive enclave of kadenwood, north america’s only private gondola accessible neighbourhood. this home seamlessly combines ample communal and intimate spaces, strategically defined to enhance the overall feeling of privacy. the house appears deceptively modest in relation to its neighbours. inside, the atmosphere is inspired by the warmth of a typical whistler ski chalet, but without following a chalet’s usual organization. instead, the floor plan is carefully constructed to capture views of the surrounding terrain and the distant mountains while avoiding sight lines of the neighbours. this home must be seen to truly be appreciated for all that it is!

one question, why would someone commission to build such a spectacular custom modern house and then try to sell it in a year or two?

goodie : 4451 walden street

4451 walden - frontdesigned and built by : kore residential with construction drawings produced by yours truly.

link to the listing. here is a blurb from the realtors, mazaheri soo team :

it’s truly the details that differentiate this stunning new home. the curb appeal is accentuated by the custom entrance door, exterior pot lights & sconces, cantilevered decks & awnings, all of which accent the architecture. the interior is flawless and each finish was chosen to inspire. this sophisticated 3-level, 3-bed home is wired for all your technology needs, including a sonos sound system for distributed audio. modern white oak engineered wood floors on the main level set the stage for the designer inspired kitchen including fisher/paykel appliances, & modular creations cabinetry. the master retreat above has soaring vaulted ceilings, and this home features radiant heat with air-conditioning! this modern home has a very inviting feel.

4451 walden - floor planthe basement, main and upper floor plans are laid out for maximum efficiency for a narrow site.

4451 walden - kitchenthe kitchen is located in the centre of the house for access to dining room at east side of house (by the entry) and the main family living space.

4451 walden - living roomthe living room features a linear fireplace and tv alcove. large doors open onto deck with access to the western yard.

4451 walden - bedroomthe bedroom has a high ceiling to give a visual/spacial comfort in an otherwise small footprint.

4451 walden - basementthe basement living room has a large linear window for natural light.

4451 walden- backyardthe backyard has been enclosed with horizontally-applied fencing, and ensures adequate privacy even with adjacent homes within a few feet.