Nestled among boulders and dramatic rock formations, surrounded by towering Douglas Fir and majestic Cedars, this sun-bathed modern masterpiece overlooks spectacular ocean and city views. In fact, broad expanses of glass in every room open to a bright southern exposure, connecting to the natural beauty of the property, and beyond, to stunning views spanning English Bay to Vancouver Island. Even the basement has floor-to-ceiling windows and an amazing view. Absolutely incredible sunsets!
Built by the architect for his family home, the attention to detail is evident everywhere and the exacting standards of the design are nearly unparalleled. The design is truly unique in its style and in its technology, featured on television, in international design magazines and in design conferences throughout North America and in Europe.
This home is decades ahead in the quality of its construction and built to last. Built with state-of-the-art reinforced concrete, steel and an innovative Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) structure – so remarkably strong, and both fire and earthquake resistant, it is also used for high-rise building construction. With foundations anchored in solid bedrock, this house is as strong as it gets.
The roof is the best commercial grade roofing available with deep overhangs to shelter the interior. The exterior façade is low maintenance and includes highly durable zinc and aluminum panels with commercial grade anodized aluminum windows.
Nominated as one of the top 25 house designs in the world in 2013, the long horizontal design, the large expanses of glass and deep overhangs give the impression of the house floating above the terrain. A truly elegant composition.
Entering the home through the tall glass entrance door brings visitors into a dramatic two-story foyer leading to a double height living room filled with natural light and one of the best views around. A huge sunny deck on one side of the living space and a large shade garden patio on the other side, extends the interior into nature. Large sliding doors and a massive glass pivot door open the home to real indoor/outdoor living – perfect for entertaining!
The formal dining room is one of a kind. Sitting on a large bedrock formation above your own forested ravine, surrounded by floor-to-ceiling glass, the intimate experience of dining among the trees is special.
The open planning concept of this 5000 square foot home is extraordinary, providing a sense of spaciousness while being intimate at the same time. The custom kitchen is the heart of the home, with the most amazing views you will ever see in a kitchen – on one side, an incredibly broad view to English Bay and beyond – and on the other side, to an intimate garden space. Appliances are a chef’s choice. The large island is a dream for entertaining. An adjacent powder room and pantry can easily be converted to a Chinese kitchen if desired.
The family room has its own roof deck, large enough for large family gatherings and a soothing dip in the spa pool.
Beautifully appointed, the upper level offers three large, bright bedrooms, all with ensuites, and two with walk-in closets, including a sensational master with incredible views and a unique spa-like ensuite - opening onto a private sundrenched terrace – perfect for enjoying your morning coffee as eagles soar overhead.
The lower level offers a full bathroom, tons of storage and a large open space that is totally flexible to suit your desires, such as a recreation space, office or studio, media room, in-law suite, two additional bedrooms or anything that might personalize the home for you.
Custom built-in cabinetry and millwork of sustainably harvested African hardwood is used throughout the house. The warmth of wood, combined with glass, plush carpeting and polished white concrete floors provides both a feeling of casual comfort and intimate elegance.
Words cannot fully describe this special home. We invite you to experience it. Simply elegant.