Custom Modern Home in Vancouver

Dual sloped sites & modern architecture meets their limitations in Vancouver

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Completed modern style custom home

Site Introduction

Built on a standard 33′ x 120′ lot, this modern style custom home was exactly what our client was looking for; simple form maximizing views and wrapped in a near maintenance free cladding.

Our clients needs meant at least three bedrooms were required upstairs. While an upper roof deck wouldn’t work, a master bedroom deck was would do. The main floor houses the primary living space as well as a study while the basement features a two bedroom basement suite with walkout access. And of course detached two-car garage with matching industrial details.

Our Goals

  • Modular modern form
  • Flat roofs & larger overhangs
  • Central kitchen & living room
  • Maximize overall square footage
  • Home office near entrance
  • Three bedrooms upstairs
  • Public roof deck
  • Central stair design
  • Maximize basement FSR
  • Future basement suite ready

Our Process

  • Schematic design
  • Design development
  • Coordinate other professionals
  • Building permit submission
  • Construction Drawings
  • Field review during construction

The Results

  • 2,640sf of finished space
  • Vaulted ceiling Great Room
  • Central kitchen & living spaces
  • Retained most trees
  • Master bedroom roof deck
  • Home office in prime location
  • Three bedrooms upstairs
  • Detached two-car garage

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With all the limitations Vancouver places on new single-family home, this hilly site had even more limitations than a typical Vancouver custom home. While programmatically we managed to fit a three bedroom home plus a two bedroom suite, exterior elements such as overhangs and floor to ceiling heights were limited by the Vancouver’s RS1 zoning bylaw.

While the main floor takes full advantage of the modern open floor plan and enjoys extensive south views, there was no room for a deck of useable depth. However, we managed to squeeze every square foot available and pushed our overall building height to the limits.