House Tour St. George House

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Last night we got a preview of a very special new home designed by our friends at Vancouver Interior Design firm Falken Reynolds Interiors in collaboration with boutique builder Moosehead Contracting and Randy Bens Architect.

Lovingly known as the ‘St. George’, this high-end modern designed house is located just 3 blocks from Main Street here in Vancouver, a location which was recently named one of the coolest streets in North America. Yet as busy and popular as Main Street can be, we found the location (3636 St. George Street), to be rather surprisingly tranquil and serene, making for a perfect oasis to come home to. Let’s take a look!

Back patio St George House
Back Patio with view into the living room for seamless indoor outdoor living

With Falken Reynold’s attention to detail and high expectations for quality and craftmanship, along with possessing a great eye in the world of design, their work never disappoints.  And the ‘St. George’ represents this so well.

With highlights of innovative design strategies to create space and serenity the home was designed to fit on a unique lot size 20 by 200 feet (6m x 60m), which is typically the size of a Vancouver city back lane. And despite those dimensions, the space feels large and inviting.

“The unique site of the 2,200 square foot (204 square metres) Saint George Street house inspired us to get creative with our design process and visually create more space,” says Chad Falkenberg, principal of Falken Reynolds. “For example, natural light was a big focus so we strategically placed 11 skylights to wash walls with natural light and draw the eye into the room, amplifying spaciousness using the technique of Atmospheric Perspective.”

The home’s strong, minimal exterior is accentuated by standing-seam metal cladding and, midway through the house, a courtyard brings light to its centre. The interior corridors maximize functionality with concealed storage. To ensure the home is fully equipped for a modern, active family, the kitchen is fitted with a large island, the entry hall conceals mudroom storage, and a kids’ zone is acoustically removed from the main living areas.

Inside and out, the fresh palette of white and Nordic toned woods keeps the spaces feeling open. The interior features new LED technology from Delta Lighting (Inform Contract), Bocci lighting & outlets (Bocci), Blu Bathworks plumbing fixtures (Cantu Bathrooms), Frontier Flooring hardwood, and Corian® Solid Surface & Quartz (Willis). The home is styled with new Bensen furniture in exclusive Raf Simons fabrics (Inform Interiors), and Cloth Studio linen curtains and bedding. Influenced by Scandinavia, Japan and the Westcoast, they create a style Falken Reynolds describes as Canadian Nordic.

hallway St George Vancouver
Entry with bespoke slatted steel coat hook wall
Bathroom St. George
Powder Room with Blu Bathworks pedestal sink and faucet, Basalt ledge and Mutina tile and Delta cove lighting
Stairwell St. George Vancouver
Stair with slatted steel guard intersecting Nordic Oak treads
dining St. George Vancouver
Dining Room with view to the courtyard. Bocci 84.21 pendant; Bensen chairs; Delta art lighting
kitchen St. George Vancouver
Kitchen with white lacquered millwork and oak finger pull reveals; Corian Quartz counters and gables, Corian Solid Surface backsplash and kicks; Delta lighting; Bocci 22 outlets
Kitchen St. George
Kitchen with white lacquered millwork and oak finger pull reveals; Corian Quartz counters and gables, Corian Solid Surface backsplash and kicks; Delta lighting; Bocci 22 outlets
wall ovens
White lacquer millwork with integrated wine & coffee appliances in white glass to match; open shelving behind doors that tuck away with Corian Solid Surface counter and splash, Bocci 22 outlets and lighting switch
courtyard St George Vancouver
Courtyard bringing light into the centre of the structure
living room st george
Living room - Bensen Endless Sectional in Kvadrat Raf Simons fabrics; Lift & Slide door to patio and garden beyond
Living Room: Flush limestone fireplace with Delta Spy direction lighting
Skylight at the top landing of the stair
Study Nook in the "kids' zone" with an oculus
Den - Bensen chair & shelving, Diurne carpet from Salari
bedroom st george
Guest Bedroom with Bensen bed and storage and Cloth Studio linen bedding
bathroom st george
WC in the "kid's zone" with Mutina tile on the floor running up into the skylight
Bathroom - Mutina tile running up into the skylight and Corian Solid Surface niche with cove lighting
aster Bedroom with Bensen bed + tables, AndLight Vine 5 Pendant, Linen bedding and curtains from Cloth Studio
vanity master bedroom st george vancouver
Master Ensuite with Corian Solid Surface backsplash ledge
Ensuite St. George
Master Ensuite: Skylight and light cove above the WC and shower for soft diffused light; ledge in Mutina tile topped with Corian Quartz; Shower & WC walls in Corian Solid Surface; Blu Bathworks tub and stainless steel Inox fixtures, Flat and flush shower floor with concealed drainage

Tour the Saint George House during IDS Vancouver’s offsite exhibit 19 September 2018

Project Name: Saint George House
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Project team: Falken Reynolds Interiors, Chad Falkenberg and Kelly Reynolds

Architects: Randy Bens
Contractor: Moosehead Contracting
Photos: Ema Peter
Project Area: 2200 sq.ft.

The Saint George House Tour is Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. PST. To attend, individuals must purchase a wristband through IDS Vancouver or hold a VIP card. The house will be listed on MSL on September 10, 2018 with The Rockel Group..

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Jan Halvarson

Jan founded Poppytalk in 2005 while a student at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (now ECU) to catalogue inspiration from typography to interior design. Since then she’s collaborated with Target (creating a limited edition glamping collection), a wallpaper collection with Milton & King, as well has written as a contributor at Wired, Martha Stewart and Huffington Post.