Organized by the Modern Architecture + Design society, the 5th annual Modern Home Tour returns to Vancouver on September 16 from 11 am- 5 pm The self-guided tour will give participants a look into what it’s like to live in a modern home, a chance to speak with the architects, builders and designers involved with each home, and a rare opportunity to explore some of the most striking residential properties the city has to offer.
Six homes around Vancouver, North and West Vancouver have been confirmed for the 2017 Modern Home tour, including:
1. The Edge House in North Vancouver
2. A spacious laneway house near the Kitsilano neighborhood.
3. The Pacific Spirit Residence, a full home plus laneway house right off the eastern edge of Pacific Spirit Regional Park.
4. A laneway house on the East Side.
5. A 1980’s Mid-Century classic home out in Montiverdi Estates (West Vancouver).
6. A laneway home in North Vancouver.
Tickets for the Modern Home Tour are $50 and include a pre-tour launch party on Thursday, September 14. For more information and a sneak peek at the homes, check out the photos below.
The Edge House
The Edge House is located on the south-facing slope of Vancouver’s North Shore
The home was built using a combination of wood and timber to give it its West Coast aesthetic
Laneway House, Kitsilano
This laneway house, amazingly, measures only 630 square feet
A neutral colour palette was used across the home so as to make the spare appear larger
The Pacific Spirit Residence
The Pacific Spirit house integrates with its surrounding natural environment seamlessly
Sustainable features of the home include photovoltaic roof panels and a geothermal heat pump
Laneway House, East Side
This laneway house measures only 940 square feet
The home was built with a one-storey-plus-basement design in order to maximize liveable space
This home was envisioned to be an extension of the forest floor
The home was designed by renowned architect Arthur Erickson
This home is designed for a growing family to live their years together in one place
The modern coach house measures a compact 1,000 square feet