located just steps from douglas park, this frits de vries designed home sets a new benchmark for the area. the 2,725 square foot, 5-bed, 4.5-bath home features some of the finest concrete and steel construction, beautiful millwork, matte oak floors, exposed solid wood structural beams, and top quality fixtures. in addition, this home features park, mountain and city views, which can be seen from every level. the property also boasts a very unique 485 square foot laneway house, with it’s own patio and rooftop deck.
the entry area is nicely separated from the living room by a semi-transparent glazing panel and open stairs.
the kitchen features white upper cabinets and white countertops. the backsplash at the living room side has been raised to avoid visual clutter.
the bathroom features gray tiles from floor to ceiling. similar palette of materials from kitchen is used here.
the back patio of the laneway house has built-in concrete bench and steps.
the back of the house with covered patio for outdoor dining and second floor deck from the bedroom.
a stunning example of west coast modernism, this intact fred hollingsworth home is widely regarded as his best and most important work. the 4 bedroom, 2 bath home is perfectly integrated with the surrounding landscape, which features a roy sumi designed japanese garden framed by mature local conifers, all on a very private 33,250 sq ft lot in the lower british properties. the interior of the home includes a grand fireplace, custom furniture and built-ins, innovative recessed lighting, original terrazzo floors and warm custom cedar walls and natural brick that flows seamlessly from interior to exterior. the owners have undertaken necessary up-grading and restoration, but have not disturbed the integrity of this artistic and architectural masterpiece! estate like lot .69 of an acre, completely, private, quiet, over 65 mature local connifers, water feature, and a formal Japanese garden. fred hollingsworth was a leading exponent of the residential design principles and philosophy of the late frank lloyd wright. the house is married and in harmony with its site and setting and boasts deep overhangs, concealed gutters, and large framed wooden windows and doors. the one level three bedroom home has large principle rooms with vaulted ceilings, recessed and valanced lighting, and lots of big windows and doors.
very frank lloyd wright inspired interior with built-in bench, large masonry fireplace, corner windows and indirect lighting. not to forget all the wood paneling/cladding on the walls.
an article in montercristo on fred hollingsworth here.
a nice post on ceo.ca pertaining to some of the work of fred hollingsworth here.
some other houses on architecturewanted blog here.
welcome to dunbar’s finest! this custom-built modern masterpiece leaves nothing to the imagination. meticulously designed by ptl design inc. & built by ac projects, this 5 bedroom / 4 bathroom contemporary dream home offers the perfect open concept layout for entertaining & all the essentials for raising a family. the 3072 square foot house spread over 3 levels is situated at the quiet end of west 33rd avenue, between camosun street & crown street. radiant in-floor heat throughout, heat-recovery-ventilation system, air conditioning in 3 bedrooms up, double sliding doors to oversized entertaining patio, over-height ceilings & an over-sized hidden master walk-in closet, this house has everything you are looking for & more!
check out the open house. the house truly has some really nicely finished details and custom features.
modern masterpiece designed by award winning david nicolay of evoke design. this is not your typical “cookie cutter” home. incredible attention to detail throughout. main floor features an open concept living with floor to ceiling windows and sliding doors opening onto a private yard. an incredible flow of indoor to outdoor living rarely found in any home. 3 spacious bedrooms up including a gorgeous master bedroom / ensuite retreat. 3rd level features a loft space (with oversized skylight) & roof deck. there’s a great studio space in the garage perfect for anyone working from home. other features include radiant in-floor heating, a “smart-home” system, & floating stairs that are built into the 3 story concrete wall that the house was built around. this is a home not to be missed by the discriminating buyer who appreciates the finer things in life. live the simple life and enjoy all that point grey has to offer.
make sure to check out the open house. this one is something to see in person.
a tv room / den is located off the entry and separate from rest of living space on ground floor.
the floating stairs keep the space feeling open and modern. polished concrete wall used to anchor the space. there is tons of finely built-in millwork thought out the house including at the dining area and under the stairs. full wall of glass opens out to the backyard. view of the house from the backyard shows the large amount of glazing to bring in soft northern natural light.
the main bedroom has an integrated ensuite and full height wood wardrobes built-in. the view of the ensuite from the bed. large walk-in shower is partitioned off by a glass wall. the third floor has an open family room with a linear skylight over the stairs. the concrete wall is continuous all the way along the stairs up to the skylights.
a nice deck with glass railing completes this floor and is a nice way to cap off the top of the house.
PS. this is my 200th post. wow! modernism is getting some nice traction in vancouver. let’s keep that momentum going.
a new book on the drawings of arthur erickson was released late last year (published october 2013), edited by linda fraser and michelangelo sabatino with foreword by kenneth frampton.
brief description of the book : a survey document produced in conjunction with the exhibition layered landscapes which examines selected drawings of arthur erickson from the canadian architectural archives collection, contains drawings from 14 projects.