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.
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.
It is the top floor that houses the living area kitchen dining room study and a powder room with the entire level overlooking the rest of the garden area thanks to the use of sweeping floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Much of the interior uses a neutral color scheme with white and lighter tones of gray shaping the backdrop as one sees a clear contemporary-minimal style hold sway.
Timber and stone are pretty much all you will find here (an obvious welcome change from the concrete and polished surfaces that surround us constantly) and custom lighting solutions add to the dreamy soothing ambiance. Sitting on a lot that makes the most of the mesmerizing views on offer every room here seems like a portal into the untouched landscape of.
The designed by a21studĩo aims to capture the spirit of the region while trying to cherish the past and pass it on to the next generation. This ingenious home not only makes wonderful use of space but is filled with antiques locally sourced artwork and sculptures and its design is based on the classic vertical houses that are filled with private balconies indoor gardens and relaxing courtyards.
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.
Stone fireplaces play an important role in bringing this sense of inviting warmth as their presence in the living room bedroom patio and the family room give each of those spaces a fiery and dreamy focal point. Custom décor lighting fixtures and accessories add to the rustic beauty of the interiors without compromising on luxury.