Overlooking English Bay with vistas of UBC and Vancouver Island, this West Vancouver, BC, Canada house embraces all 4 aspects to develop a life-style of tranquility inside of the hustle and bustle of urban life. Designer Claudio Leccacorvi developed a warm and inviting retreat for the homeowners that contains this spectacular outside terrace total with a huge and comfy lounging region, a contemporary linear fireplace wrapped in stone, a spa tub that overlooks an infinity pool and, of course the treed and water viewlines. With fire, air and water dominating the vignettes, earth was provided an extra boost through the succulents inside the rectangular container on the coffee table.
The 2 loungers in front of the infinity pool mix unobtrusively with the concrete terrace – only their pops of red pillows draw the eye. To even more emphasize the earth component on the terrace, big concrete urns planted with evergreen foliage are strategically positioned in this kind of a way so as not to interfere with the panoramic views.
The Terrace has stairs down to a 2nd, reduce level. Here a much more intimate furnishings grouping is organized and a 2nd inset fireplace ensures warmth during cooler climate. Concrete Urns are as meticulously placed on this level as the upper and the visual flow from one particular to the other develop connectivity to the home over. Overlooking the Terrace are the living location on the left, the dining area straight in front and just out of sight is the workplace on the proper.
The office is a clean and modern setting, supplying no interior distraction to the operate at hand. A big wood desk on a chrome base floats in the centre of the space and a comfy soft leather job chair easily glides along the length of the desk. A midtone hardwood floor is protected from the chair by a large multi toned spot rug. The abstract pattern within the rug plays off of the vertical wall art beside the window wall. While the office is generally stored open, it can be closed off to the adjoining space through a sliding door on an exposed track. The handle on the door is a 36″ brushed nickel pull with 4 posts that ties in with the exposed track and the chrome bases in the workplace furniture.
The workplace is found subsequent to the dining area and the dining table can be utilized as a conference set up if want be. The big plank table is a spectacular organic addition to the area as are the 2 stone clad pillars. Nestled between the pillars is a walnut cabinet – perfect for storing table linens and fine dinnerware. Above the cabinet is a modern font canvas that picks up the sandy shade on the upholstered chairs and spot rug. Balancing out the warm shades are the black chair legs, the oval bowl on the table and the smoked glass chandelier.
The dining table is situated subsequent to the foyer and is presented with the added views of the front yard through the sidelights and transom that surround the entry door. Keeping the view lines intact, the designer opted for an open tread stairwell with a single stringer. With the treads in a pale wood and the stringer in an ebony finish, the stairs get on an extra dimension of geometrical art that is contrasted towards the natural wall of stone.
The double volume height of the stairwell creates the possibility to attribute 3 fractal globes of light in various sizes that each and every, when turned on, creates a gorgeous show of shadow and light on the surrounding walls that is stored alive via the open treads and glass balustrade.
On the other side of the dining location is the residing space. Here a massive stone fireplace is the only separation to the exterior views and although large and hefty in visual appeal, the natural material blends harmoniously with the landscape past. Balancing the weight of the fireplace is the media wall that is outfitted in panels of walnut, the black shaded lamps and the umber hue on the big sectional. Contrasting to the blues and greens of the vista are the pops of red via pillows and 1 swivel chair but these red tones are hinted at by means of the fireplace façade and the large urn in the corner. Air plants on the console table and succulents on the coffee table carry quiet moments of greenery indoors.
Whimsical touches within the residing area are the large boulder poufs in front of the fireplace and the tall trunk sculptures within the 3 floor cubes.
The kitchen is found in a separate area and is huge adequate to feature a centre island with bar seating on 2 sides. Horizontal grain walnut veneered cabinetry is completed off with white solid surface counters that transform into the sides of the cabinets by way of their waterfall edges. Whilst 1 stretch of cabinetry characteristics a business stove and 36″ of counter area either side, one more wall features a prep counter with fridge on 1 side and wine cooler on the other.
The loved ones space accesses the terrace via its own set of sliding doors and, as with the kitchen, horizontal grain walnut cabinetry is featured. The cabinetry runs the length of the fireplace wall with the exception of the marble fireplace facing. This area, a lot more then the other people attributes blasts of colour by means of poufs, pillows and display products.
The Master Bedroom is found upstairs and embraces the colour palette associated with nightfall. Soft grey walls with a hint of lavender wrap the area whilst the bed linens and accent chair function a dusky shade of blue.
Across from the bed is a fireplace for the 2 heat and ambiance and constructed in over the fire, is a Television. The height of the Tv is best for bedside viewing. The ensuite to the Master Suite is not closed off from the bedroom but is rather just around the corner with the edge of the tub noticeable subsequent to the window wall.
The tub is a freestanding rectangular format – perfect for a modern setting. Across from the tub is a huge walk-in shower that is accessed by a single swinging frameless glass door flanked by glass panels. The glass panel on the left has been customized cut to fit around a bench seat that is both in and outside of the shower. A feature wall of stacked mini subway tiles in varying shades of beige and white draw the eye up to the huge square rain-shower mounted in the ceiling.
The massive 12″x24″ marble floor tiles repeat and comply with the line of the stacked pattern of mini subway tiles inside of the shower.
At proper angles to the shower is the vanity. 3 straightforward pendants are suspended in front of the frameless mirror which is mounted higher adequate to enable for the wall mounted faucets. 2 huge rectangular vessel sinks sit proud of the white reliable surface counter and the walnut cabinetry floats off of the floor. The choice of resources is consistent with other locations of the property, generating a unifying movement that permits featured items to dominate.
Although the elegance of the interior spaces is repeated on the facade, the designer has selected to existing the street see as one of private containment. Walls of stone and fascias of black are only interrupted by small clerestory windows, the natural wood on the garage door and wall beside the entry, and the entry itself.
It is only when you arrive at the entry and see into and previous the house that the complete influence of the elements earth, fire, air and water are recognized. Interior Design by Claudio Leccacorvi