Before & After: A Towering Library Becomes the Beating Heart of an Architect’s Home

Before & After: A Towering Library Becomes the Beating Heart of an Architect’s Home

By Melissa Dalton
Rafael Santa Ana unites the disjointed floors of his Vancouver residence, adding vaulted ceilings and a commanding, double-height bookshelf.

Architect Rafael Santa Ana’s home may be situated in North Vancouver, but it has a bit of a California vibe—something he noticed as soon as he stepped through the front door a decade ago.

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