North Shore Pied-a-Terre
Cladded by robust and striking building materials, this two-storey coach house is one that catches the eye.
Our clients set out to build a pied-a-terre with exceptional livability and were inspired by the neighbourhood which, is peppered with contemporary contrasts. The result is a remarkable dialogue between old and new, light and dark.
A multitude of building materials were considered to find one that would seamlessly transition from roof to exterior cladding. It was standing seam metal that won out. We added further contrast and texture by wrapping the remainder of the building in stained cedar plank.
When you enter the home, it is no coincidence that you are greeted with bright light and warmth. Everything from window placement to millwork were carefully considered to balance the rather ominous exterior. Natural maple shines in the kitchen and living area with a custom solid-slab table as the focal point.
Upstairs, our clients and designers opted for a full bath and lofted bedroom that opens to a balcony via Westeck sliding doors and boasts quite a view. Nestled on the east side of the main floor is a powder room and additional bedroom. Though modest in size, they are large in functionality; the flex room connects to the parking pad which creates a perfect segue for bikes and adventure gear to allow our clients to live the North Shore dream to the fullest.
Thoughtful furnishings and accessories were provided by Barter, a Vancouver company that unites materials and craftspeople. Barter focuses on local resources, skills and knowledge to create timeless objects and ideas that carry value. Peruse through the photos to catch a glimpse of their connect table + stools, clay tableware, smokestack stool and candles.