One of the biggest misconceptions with ‘green design’ is that one needs to put in plenty of effort completely overhaul their home and rely on fancy gadgets and cutting-edge technology to do their part in making the planet a cleaner and safer place.
Reflecting the multicultural heritage of the neighborhood that it sits in this contemporary residence designed by Beyond Homes and Building Bloc Design blends into the existing community seamlessly while bringing along with it an undeniable hint of uniqueness.
With the public space on the lower level and the private quarters on the top floor this Vancouver home sticks to a straightforward floor plan that never seems to fail. Working well within the tight budget constraints designers of the Grade House delivered a family residence that places practicality ahead of aesthetics.
A rustic mountain cabin that showcases the very best in terms of local architecture this exquisite getaway combines modernity with timeless design to bring the best of both worlds. With majestic mountains in the backdrop this retreat clad largely in stone and timber creates a picture-perfect setting for a dream vacation!
The new pavilion sits next to an older counterpart that has been revamped to house a fabulous spa zone while the more traditional home in the backdrop was slightly tweaked to fit into the more modern narrative. With a fair-faced concrete structure timber-clad interior and elegant walkways all around this chic and relaxing hub is the new nerve center of the house.
The rear face of the house has a similar style and finish with the lower level kitchen and dining area extending into the large wooden deck outside. This becomes a hip and spacious family zone that is perfect for hosting friends and family over weekends and holidays.
Much of the interior opens up towards the triangular pool and lush green garden landscape while contemporary décor and a neutral color scheme with a beachy twist keep the indoors fresh and cheerful.