A Stunning Modern Home Tour in East Van

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A Stunning Modern Home Tour in East Van

A custom-designed home with an open concept hits the Vancouver market.

Scrolling through the local real estate listings recently I stumbled across a gem of a home located on a quiet corner lot in my old East Van neighbourhood. It’s one of those homes where you know your lifestyle would totally click with. Room to entertain, work, find quiet private indoor/outdoor spaces or simply to seek sanctuary. A place one dreams of when buying or building a home. Not in a position to buy a home like this in our current real estate market here, I did the next best thing and immediately contacted the realtor asking if the owners would be interested in letting me feature it here on the blog as inspiration (and luckily they agreed)! Thank you owners! So I’m excited to share with you today, a stunning modern home tour in East Van.

It’s rare to find a home like this, architecturally significant offering not only panoramic views of the North Shore mountains along with five private outdoor spaces, but also built to include a backyard studio suite that could optionally be rented out that is attached to the garage. The lower level is also flexible as a rec/work space or rental suite.

Designed by award winning James Burton of Birmingham and Wood, the home features an open living/dining room concept with an oversized island & giant windows.  There are lots of built in shelving throughout plus the kitchen double doors take you out to a beautifully landscaped backyard. Such a well thought-out space that would be perfect for a work/living lifestyle that also likes to entertain.

West Coast Japandi-Style

The interior touches compliment the design of the home perfectly. A modern West Coast casual vibe mixed with a bit of Scandinavian and Japanese minimalism throughout.

Contact info and a link to the listing is at the end of this post. In the meantime, let’s take a home tour!

A Stunning Modern Home Tour in East Van
A Stunning Modern Home Tour in East Van

The kitchen double doors meets out to the beautifully landscaped outdoor patio and backyard studio/garage.

The upstairs bedrooms share an outdoor space that leads out to a panoramic view of the North Shore mountains.

The lower level offers a generous rec room space with kitchen (rough in) plus a bedroom with it’s own laundry and bath that could easily be set up as another rental or home office space.

A Stunning Modern Home Tour in East Van

Behind the backyard patio is a separate studio and garage built by laneway builder, Smallworks. The studio comes complete with a kitchenette, murphy-style bed and bath.

Every level of this property offers lovely site lines and private outdoor spaces. A perfect little private oasis in the heart of East Vancouver.

A Stunning Modern Home Tour in East Van

For more information on this listing, visit the realtor’s website below:

The Rockel Group

MACDONALD REALTY LTD. 2105 West 38th Avenue, Vancouver, BC


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.