THE EDGE HOUSE: (completed 2017)

Situated on the south facing slopes of Vancouver’s North Shore mountains, the Edge House pays homage to the tenets of modern architecture while incorporating distinctly regional elements of exposed wood and timber to create a clean, contemporary West Coast esthetic.

The two-level home displays a modest footprint to the surrounding neighborhood and is laid out on a simple open plan principle with the key day-to-day activity areas of kitchen, living and dining nestled around a dynamic open stair that uses wood verticals to carry the eye upwards to the second floor.

The ceiling of the main floor living room is composed of exposed 5"x12" stained Douglas Fir glulam beams that extend outward to create a covered patio deck. Large panes of floor-to-ceiling glass to the south allow for a seamless integration between the interior and exterior space.

A large single sloped metal roof extends across half of the upper floor and returns vertically downwards to create a distinctive edge that was the inspiration for the name of the home. A large window runs the full width of the stair on the second level and allows light to enter deep into the center of the home.

All millwork and floors use oak as a finish and have been stained with a clear finish to best capture the beauty of the wood. Exterior siding of the home uses clear stained cedar channel siding and creates a warm expression indicative of a west coast contemporary look.

Because of the high water table in the neighbourhood the Edge House forgoes a basement level. The main floor is 1,823 sf in area with an additional 510sf double garage. The second floor level is 1,098 sf and faces out onto a 396 sf roof deck

The Edge House represents a regional adaptation to a modern esthetic that allows it to straddle the seemingly incongruous worlds of a big city metropolis and rugged mountain landscape.

The home was designed by Kevin Vallely (www.vallely.ca) of Vallely Architecture with interior design contribution from Livingstone Fraser Design. The home was built by Meister Construction (www.meisterconstruction.ca)

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Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Wood Siding Material, Shed RoofLine, Metal Siding Material, and Flat RoofLine. Rear patio Photo  of The Edge HouseView Photos

Rear patio

Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Wood Siding Material, Metal Siding Material, Shed RoofLine, and Flat RoofLine. Front entry Photo 2 of The Edge HouseView Photos

Front entry

Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Wood Siding Material, Metal Siding Material, Shed RoofLine, and Flat RoofLine. Front patio Photo 3 of The Edge HouseView Photos

Front patio

Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Wood Siding Material, Metal Siding Material, Flat RoofLine, and Shed RoofLine. Front entry Photo 4 of The Edge HouseView Photos

Front entry

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Front patio

Modern home with Living Room, Sofa, Coffee Tables, Ceiling Lighting, and Light Hardwood Floor. Living room Photo 6 of The Edge HouseView Photos

Living room

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Rear patio

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Stair to living

Modern home with Staircase, Wood Tread, and Metal Railing. Stair to upper level Photo 13 of The Edge HouseView Photos

Stair to upper level

Modern home with Light Hardwood Floor and Pendant Lighting. Master bedroom Photo 15 of The Edge HouseView Photos

Master bedroom