Built 2012, 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 2816 square feet
A departure from the typical 1920’s bungalow that was on the original site, this 2750 sq ft modern split-level dwelling is spacious and open. Walnut floors and millwork were chosen for the project for its warmth and interest, while accents of white stone and grey travertine and basalt throughout complete the palette. The simplicity of the material selection integrates living spaces.
This new home has the same high ceilings and lofty feeling that the owners loved from their previous Gastown loft, but with the separate spaces they now need as a young family. The owners enjoy entertaining friends and family, so an open floor plan with centralized kitchen was designed to accommodate both adult and kids in the same space while cooking and socializing. The kitchen flows onto a 2-level deck with BBQ and seating areas via a retractable eclipse door system, to extend the living space in the summer and shoulder seasons.
Architectural millwork throughout the home was designed with a consistent aesthetic to unite the spaces. Millwork was designed with inset pulls throughout keeping the hardware to a minimum. In the kitchen, a 36-inch subzero fridge is so seamlessly integrated into the millwork it is not a visual feature.
The split level floor plan allows the couples 2 children to have their own zone with 2 bedrooms, a shared bathroom and small family office area. The master bedroom and ensuite are up a half flight of stairs from the children’s rooms for privacy, and just steps away from a roof top deck with mountain views.
Despite the relatively modest square footage, the home feels spacious because of the split level construction. The basement accommodates a media room/guest room as well a self contained one bedroom rental suite. This home truly covers all the modern needs and desires of a today’s family!