Settled in Shaughnessy’s neighbourhood of traditional-style mansions, this charismatic single-family house inspires a new standard of modern building in Vancouver. Traditional characteristics are redefined in this sustainable design with the collaborative use of wood, granite, stone, and concrete, in unification to the home’s natural surroundings.

Project Essentials

  • LocationVancouver, BC
  • ArchitectMeasured Architecture
  • Size5,500 ft² (511 m²)
  • BudgetC$1 million

While various building materials are featured in this three-storey modern residence, it is generally comprised of wood framing and exposed glulam beams over a suspended concrete main floor slab. The large cantilevers throughout the building are achieved by utilizing glulam beams with composite engineered joists to form a two-way element. A green roof, geothermal heating system, and interior staircase featuring full-height slatted wood railings bring the “fun” in functionality for a finished contemporary eco-design.

As Vancouver is known for its abundance of lush greenery and environmental friendliness, this sophisticated home stirs a new demand for modernization that embraces warmth, functionality, and sustainability.