A young family with a young vision–these are the people who live in the Echo Beach house in Vancouver. Seen as a sustainable building the house allows for a green wall install if the owners will ever fancy it and is solar ready. But the feature that strikes us most is the expansive use of concrete not only to strengthen the whole structure of the house but also for its ease of maintenance and the overall wow factor it gives the whole interior.
The entrance of the Beverly Hills homes sports a fabulous water and fire feature that gives you a glimpse of the visual contrasts that await inside. Designers bring together a multitude of elements such as glass water and wood to create an interesting and inimitable setting that is full of surprises. A lovely infinity edge pool refreshing Jacuzzi and a series of outdoor patios not only allow you enjoy the life outdoors but also offer unabated views of green canopy and distant skyscrapers.
Instead of starting from scratch the architects converted the existing living areas into cozy bedrooms and other private spaces while a brand new wing was added to accommodate a new living room dining area and kitchen. Opening up into the yard this new extension is clad in Australian Hardwood while a metal cladding lends able support. The design is simple efficient and reminds us of prefab metallic homes. Large sliding glass doors connect this entire area with the yard in a seamless manner.
Architects from Minarc made a conscious effort to ensure that the materials used to craft the home were as organic and green as possible. Promoting a healthy lifestyle and blending functionality with form effortlessly the gorgeous Venice residence offer a warm and friendly ambiance.
The loft’s bedroom is enclosed yet open creating a cozy feel while maintaining the light and airy vibe of the overall home. A hanging mobile featuring an assortment of circles adds an interesting visual element helping to define the bedroom as its own unique space…
An open floor plan features the main living area the kitchen and the dining areas which are demarcated using pedant lights and a deft partition wall that doubles as a functional display. Grey and white dominate the color palette of the home with warm wooden accents adding visual warmth. A generous terrace allows you to further take in the sweeping views of Lake Washington while you spend some dreamy summer evenings admiring the waning shades of twilight!
Tucked underneath the living zone a multi-functional recreational space ensures the family takes advantage of both modern design and exceptional landscapes. A glass wall separates this space from the indoor pool allowing natural light to flood the interiors.