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.
The first floor is where the new family area sits with its rejigged floor plan that provides more space for the living area moves the powder room away from the kitchen and gives the interior a more open and spacious appeal.
Apart from a large sitting area and multiple outdoor relaxation zones one also finds a state-of-the-art kitchen and spacious dining area inside this sparkling space. Sliding glass doors beautiful LED lighting and plush décor complete this inviting and expansive addition to the classy Brazilian home.
Large glass doors and windows open up the living area on the lower level and master bedroom to the view outside even as the smart wooden deck and negative-edge pool extend the living space beyond the white walls.
Achieving that elusive balance between privacy and a sense of spaciousness and freedom is a tough task indeed when designing a home in an urban setting. Often one residence starts where the other ends and privacy means closing off the home to natural light and ventilation as well.
A bright red door greets you at the entrance and leads the way to a sculptural staircase that connects the various levels of the expansive residence. The living area features some of the best midcentury classics like the Papa Bear chairs Hans Wagner ottomans and a plush couch from Knoll.