The house is a stunning example of modern architecture and peaceful island living. It was designed and built to fulfill the wishes of a young Vancouver couple with two children. Nothing is too complicated inside.
The interior of the house showcases a wonderful balance between glass concrete and wood to ensure that there is ample textural contrast. While the expansive use of wood in light tones gives the home an inviting and cozy vibe extensive floor-to-ceiling glass doors and windows ensure that the living area extends into the long balcony outside.
Presenting a sleek contemporary appeal from the outset the house paints a beautiful picture as the dark exterior complements the extensive use of glass in a balanced and aesthetic fashion. While the street façade of the house keeps away any prying eyes the backyard opens up to a lavish deck space complete with an outdoor lounge and a refreshing pool right next to it. An extensive garden around the house presents the perfect backdrop for this minimal home that charms with a smart use of diverse textures.
Built on a budget of the modern residence is spread across two different levels with each floor adapting to the various uses of the homeowners with ease. The street façade of the house offers ample privacy while the Finnish wood panels lend a sense of inviting warmth.
Building a house in the suburbs of a busy city like comes with a variety of challenges and the task becomes even trickier when one has to work with limited space. The fascinating by Andrew Burges Architects is nestled on a thin long plot that is flanked by several other houses and a busy street.
A front and rear pavilion indoor courtyards and open balconies extend the living area outdoors as the panoramic views outside add to the overall appeal of the house. The neutral color scheme and unassuming yet plush decor ensure that the ocean backdrop remains the defining characteristic of the home. Bringing glass steel and concrete together with panache this tranquil getaway is all about the landscape that surrounds it!
There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms elegantly distributed over two stacked boxes perched on the rocky cliff. The open-plan kitchen and the living area have floor-to-ceiling windows to make sure you don’t miss the beauty of the scenery – the stunning lake and the surrounding mountains. But everything changes when you walk outside on the expansive roof decks and recharge your battery from this terrifically laid-back escape from the pressures of the real world.