Immersed in the landscape, this 11,000 sq. ft residence titled “UBC Private Residence” is nestled near the quiet shores of West Point Grey. Its landscape was designed around a contemporary home with one theme in mind – to strike balance between man and nature.
Winner at the 2018 Ovation Awards, Werner Construction took home Best Custom Home Over $5 Million and Best Landscaping with Swick’s Organic Landscaping. This dynamic team created both a home and an outdoor space that not only provides a sense of privacy and intimacy but a home that also resonates with its natural West Coast surroundings.
A Modern Haven:
Entering the home, you are greeted by a secluded entrance next to a koi pond. Images of light and water fill the home and your eyes seamlessly travel to the back entrance with a negative edge pool that appears to spill into the Burrard Inlet – a beautiful view of the North Shore.
With its use of materials like clear cedar, concrete and aluminum this home fits flawlessly with its natural surroundings. From the main staircase made from blackened stainless steel welded into place on site, to the walls that were strategically built for and around the owner’s extensive art collection including the two totem poles designed specifically for the property by a local artist, this home is a testament to the art of modern design blended with the craftsmanship of a true West Coast custom built home.
A Secluded Oasis:
To enhance the clean lines of the home, several landscaping features were installed such as, the Corten steel planters that were added to accentuate the overall modern design of the house, the luscious evergreen groundcover plantings to soften the sharp edges of the house, native basalt boulders placed in the water features to echo the rocky shores of the nearby beaches, and the Cedar and Yew hedges posing as a natural privacy barrier, creating a relaxing space for the homeowners.
As night falls and one strolls through the property, the theme of balance and serenity echoes like two musical instruments playing in perfect harmony. A landscape that successfully captures the essence of a modern home standing in its very own serene park.
A Striking Balance:
An exquisite balance between an exposed modern structure with breathtaking views and a landscape that fosters a feeling of solitude and serenity – a true balance between man and nature.