Custom Millwork and Bright Interiors Star in an Elegant Vancouver Home

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By Anna Jones
Modern yet sensitive to its historic context, the 3,000-square-foot Pink House sits perfectly in a setting of traditional homes in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood of Vancouver.

In scale and materiality, the Pink House by Scott Posno Design respects its neighboring surroundings. Representative of traditional wood cladding but modernized through material and dimension, the house is wrapped in thin strips of black stained cedar that change orientation between the ground level and upper level. That differentiation is emphasized with the cantilever of the second floor, which further accentuates the sculptural form of the simple house. The cantilever modifies a simple box, providing coverage to the entry, much resembling the traditional front stoop of the adjacent homes. 

Custom Millwork and Bright Interiors Star in an Elegant Vancouver Home - Photo 1 of 9 - Playing with simple geometry, the entryway of the Pink House is recessed to further enhance the notion of solid and void.

Playing with simple geometry, the entryway of the Pink House is recessed to further enhance the notion of solid and void.

On the interior, white oak floors, white walls, custom millwork by Christian Woo, and colorful accents provide a surprise contrast to the black exterior. 

Custom Millwork and Bright Interiors Star in an Elegant Vancouver Home - Photo 2 of 9 - The custom kitchen was designed by local furniture designer and manufacturer Christian Woo.

The custom kitchen was designed by local furniture designer and manufacturer Christian Woo.

Custom Millwork and Bright Interiors Star in an Elegant Vancouver Home - Photo 3 of 9 - An alternate view of the kitchen shows custom millwork and a continuous wood backsplash, creating an effortlessly seamless connection.

An alternate view of the kitchen shows custom millwork and a continuous wood backsplash, creating an effortlessly seamless connection.

Custom Millwork and Bright Interiors Star in an Elegant Vancouver Home - Photo 4 of 9 - The dining area features a custom table and millwork by Christian Woo.

The dining area features a custom table and millwork by Christian Woo.

Custom Millwork and Bright Interiors Star in an Elegant Vancouver Home - Photo 5 of 9 - The modern floor plan and muted palette are interspersed with pops of color.  

The modern floor plan and muted palette are interspersed with pops of color.  

By creating an open plan and introducing architectural elements which allow light to pass through, the designer consciously created the home with daylight and connectivity in mind. A skylight from above allows light to pass through all layers of the home, facilitated by an open-tread stairway that's guarded by glass. 

Custom Millwork and Bright Interiors Star in an Elegant Vancouver Home - Photo 6 of 9 - A skylight offers an additional source of daylight from above, allowing light to pass down to all three floors below. 

A skylight offers an additional source of daylight from above, allowing light to pass down to all three floors below. 

Custom Millwork and Bright Interiors Star in an Elegant Vancouver Home - Photo 7 of 9 - The stair, a sculptural piece composed of glass guards and open wood risers, allows light to fall further into the interior.

The stair, a sculptural piece composed of glass guards and open wood risers, allows light to fall further into the interior.

Custom Millwork and Bright Interiors Star in an Elegant Vancouver Home - Photo 8 of 9 - The bathroom palette blends seamlessly into the whole floor plan with white oak accents and decorative lighting. 

The bathroom palette blends seamlessly into the whole floor plan with white oak accents and decorative lighting. 

The notion of connectivity reaches to the exterior via large spans of glazing, as well as a back deck which lies adjacent to the family room. The windows provide a visual link to the outdoors, while the deck helps transition from dining and lounging spaces to the locality and foliage of Vancouver.

Custom Millwork and Bright Interiors Star in an Elegant Vancouver Home - Photo 9 of 9 - A custom platform bed by Christian Woo lies perfectly beneath the bedroom windows, which look out onto the greenery of the locale. 

A custom platform bed by Christian Woo lies perfectly beneath the bedroom windows, which look out onto the greenery of the locale. 

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