Located in West Vancouver, BC, this project was designed and inspired by clients who often work from home. The form was influenced by the need for a work space that felt separate from the house when clients visit, yet is still connected. The central entry acts as a welcoming entrance but it also acts as a divider between the public office space and the private spaces which are arranged perpendicular to the entry. This form allowed us to create a beautiful courtyard that is framed by the “L” shape of the house. The large sliders connect the inside with the outside resulting in a warm and private place to relax outdoors. Traditional farmhouses inspired the architecture of the house, with a modern twist.
This L-shaped, modern West Vancouver custom home was influenced by the need for a work space that felt separate from the house when clients visit, yet still connected to the flow of the home.
For a minimal-maintenance exterior, we carefully selected a mix of ceramic-coated, cementitious Wall Shell board and wood-patterned, high-pressure laminate panel—no stain required.
It’s a futuristic take on classic rural materials, but one that still looks oh-so natural and welcoming.
A central entryway separates the private space from the tutoring office, housed in a shed-like arm off the main two-story structure. This allows clients to come and go without walking through the home.
The combination window-skylight in the tutoring office was a unique element that creates a playful yet sophisticated environment for our client and their students.
Earth tones in grey and warm whites accented with black were used throughout this home. The large windows invite much natural light, complimenting the warm, relaxed interior design scheme.
This open-concept, central kitchen is complete with custom wood cabinets, quartz countertops, large cast-iron island pendants, and stainless-steel appliances. Industrial elements are mixed into the traditional form.
Muted colors and earthy tones are used to carry the modern farmhouse esthetic through the interiors. Cognac-stained fir trims warm up white walls, white oak flooring and graphic black details such as window sashes, railings and hardware. A century-old fir post and beam, reclaimed from a building in Vancouver’s Gastown neighborhood, divides the living room and kitchen.
Our Kings Residence primary suite includes a large 7×7’ picture window framing the North Shore Mountains. The center of the 15’ vaulted ceiling is split by a unique 10’ long skylight wrapping down the wall and becoming a window, inviting much natural light into the space.
The private courtyard of our Kings Residence is an extension of the home, with the large sliders seamlessly connecting the inside to the outside.