This private residence sits along Vancouver’s waterfront in tranquility, with panoramic views of the city skyline.

Project Essentials

  • LocationVancouver, BC
  • ArchitectPatkau Architects
  • Size3,100 ft² (285 m²)

While the 3,100 square foot residence occupies a narrow site – further restricted by building codes and bylaws, spatial expansion through high ceilings and functional living spaces bring an airiness to this single-family home. The interior is set with thoughtfully detailed exposed cast-in-place concrete and steel.

The suspended rooftop lap pool illuminates the entry way through its skylight-forming ceiling and is supported by a finely detailed exposed concrete frame. The expressive concrete theme extends throughout the house providing both warmth and structural integrity to the residence.

The functionality and simple aesthetics behind this luxury home is proof that good design can occur even on an extremely constrained site.