This new build, single-family house and laneway studio in Vancouver gave the designer/owner the chance to become the client. The three-bedroom, three-floor, 2820-square-foot home’s interior showcases a love of industrial and mid-century design. The sloped lot called for ground-level patios (adjacent from different floors), eclipse doors and ample glazing to connect with the outdoors.
We designed the open-plan, second-floor main living space for entertaining with polished concrete floors, high ceilings and an integrated sound system. An exposed structural I-beam delineates living and working spaces and is grounded with a metal-mesh screen that provides an industrial bookend to the airy centre-stringer staircase.
The colour palette is tone-on-tone greys, from the floors to accent walls, backsplashes and textiles throughout. We added contrast and warmth with rift cut walnut millwork (including a custom screen that doubles as a mudroom and panelling that conceals a TV) and brass fixtures (like the Flos light in the powder room).
These elements allow the surrounding views to pop, whether in the kitchen or upstairs private deck. Skylights and clerestory windows provide ample natural light while maintaining privacy from nearby neighbours. Steps away in the backyard, the single-level laneway studio is the current home of project22design.
Completed in 2015.