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.

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

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.

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.

Modern home with Front Yard, Trees, Shrubs, Walkways, Concrete Patio, Porch, Deck, Casement Window Type, Exterior, House Building Type, Wood Siding Material, Metal Roof Material, and Flat RoofLine. Exterior of Pink House from the street. The entryway is recessed to enhance the spatial notion of soild and void. Photo  of Pink HouseView Photos

Exterior of Pink House from the street. The entryway is recessed to enhance the spatial notion of soild and void.

Modern home with Outdoor, Front Yard, Trees, Grass, Shrubs, and Walkways. The entryway of the Pink House is recessed to enhance the spatial notion of solid and void. Photo 2 of Pink HouseView Photos

The entryway of the Pink House is recessed to enhance the spatial notion of solid and void.

Modern home with Recessed Lighting, Wood Cabinet, Light Hardwood Floor, Pendant Lighting, Wall Oven, Casement Window Type, Kitchen, Undermount Sink, Cooktops, Range Hood, Engineered Quartz Counter, and Microwave. The custom kitchen millwork was designed by local furniture designer and manufacturer, Christian Woo. Photo 3 of Pink HouseView Photos

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

Modern home with Kitchen, Engineered Quartz Counter, Wood Backsplashe, Light Hardwood Floor, Pendant Lighting, Wood Cabinet, Recessed Lighting, Wall Oven, Range, Microwave, and Undermount Sink. Alternate view of kitchen which shows custom millwork and continuous wood backsplash which creates an effortlessly seamless effect. Photo 4 of Pink HouseView Photos

Alternate view of kitchen which shows custom millwork and continuous wood backsplash which creates an effortlessly seamless effect.

Modern home with Dining Room, Chair, Table, Shelves, Storage, Ceiling Lighting, Pendant Lighting, and Light Hardwood Floor. Dining are with custom table and millwork by Christian Woo. Photo 5 of Pink HouseView Photos

Dining are with custom table and millwork by Christian Woo.

Modern home with Living Room, Ottomans, Chair, Shelves, Bookcase, Rug Floor, End Tables, and Light Hardwood Floor. The modern floor plan and muted palette are interspersed with pops of color. Photo 6 of Pink HouseView Photos

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

Modern home with Wood Tread, Metal Railing, Hallway, and Light Hardwood Floor. A projecting skylight offers an additional source of daylight from above, allowing light to pass down to all three floors below. Photo 7 of Pink HouseView Photos

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

Modern home with Staircase, Wood Tread, and Metal Railing. The stair, an architectural piece in itself, composed of glass balustrades and open risers, allows light to fall further into the interior. Photo 8 of Pink HouseView Photos

The stair, an architectural piece in itself, composed of glass balustrades and open risers, allows light to fall further into the interior.

Modern home with Bath Room, Engineered Quartz Counter, Wall Lighting, and Undermount Sink. Bathroom palette blends seamlessly into the whole floor plan with white oak accents and decorative lighting. Photo 9 of Pink HouseView Photos

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

Modern home with Bedroom, Bed, Table Lighting, Dresser, Light Hardwood Floor, and Night Stands. Custom platform bed by Christian Woo lies perfectly beneath the bedroom windows. Photo 10 of Pink HouseView Photos

Custom platform bed by Christian Woo lies perfectly beneath the bedroom windows.

Credits

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Architect
  • Scott Posno Design
Photographer
Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Style
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 2014
  • Square Feet
  • 3000
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