To say that the St. George Street House is narrow would be an understatement. The equivalent of the width of a typical back lane in most suburban Vancouver blocks, this 16-foot wide house sits on a 20 x 200-foot lot. To compensate, Falken Reynolds enhanced the interior by maximizing the use of corridors as functional rooms, while maintaining family home essentials – a large kitchen island & appliance garage, mudroom and kid’s zone acoustically removed from the main living and entertaining zones. They positioned skylights in locations that draw the eye into the many spaces along the length of the house – including a feature oculus in the study. And of course the house is packed with Falken Reynolds detailing surprises.
A Bocci 84.21 pendant hangs above the light wood dining table which features Bensen chairs and bench seating.
A minimalist kitchen, with white lacquer millwork and white glass, is completed with a large island and lots of hidden storage.
The kitchen also consists of oak finger pulls integrated into the white lacquer cabinetry, Corian quartz counters and open shelving behind doors that tuck away.
The entryway boasts plenty of storage, slender white slatted-steel coat hooks and a small open shelf integrated into the white-lacquer cabinetry.
The living, kitchen, and dining room are open concept and occupy the majority of the ground floor. The living space uses bold tones with a neutral background and is complete with sliding glass doors that create an extension of the living space to the decked patio in the garden, which is covered slightly by the overhanging level above.
The stairs have white slatted steel guards that run up one side to form the balustrade and intersect Nordic Oak wood treads. At the top of the stairs, a skylight provides natural light to the landing.
The powder room includes a pedestal sink with a wall mounted faucet, a Basalt stone ledge and a wall cladded in Mutina tile.
Down the hall, a study/office area with a large circular skylight above to let natural light pour in.
The master ensuite is minimal, clean, and calm with Blu Bathworks plumbing fixtures, Bocci 76s vanity lights, Corian countertop, and soft Ash millwork.
The master ensuite includes a skylight above the shower, while black elements contrast against the white surroundings.