West Vancouver is home to many neighbourhoods with winding roads, one-way lanes, and beautifully designed homes in a variety of styles.
The one thing connecting it all is the vibe: a distinct mixture of country town, beachy weekend getaway, and high-end custom homes. When given the chance to work on a new coach house in the heart of West Vancouver, Kennedy Construction leaped to the challenge.
From the colour and style of the exterior, to the bright and airy interior, to the coastal accents this small coach home packs a huge visual punch.
Working with a smaller footprint means utilizing each space with functionality in mind. Inverting a typical layout, the upper floor features the kitchen, dining, and living area.
The large patio doors and custom ridge skylights flood the space with light, highlighting each area as separate functions that flow seamlessly together. The finishing carpentry used to achieve the ceiling is a showstopper, echoed throughout the home with the clean lines of Metrie Moulding baseboards and trim.
An all-white kitchen showcases a custom Matte Concrete hood fan, adding an industrial piece that keeps the area grounded, as well as modern integrated appliances.
On each floor the design brings together traditional and contemporary elements executed flawlessly with solid craftsmanship.
Often an overlooked space, the design of this stairwell uses a custom art piece in the form of a stained-glass window to provide additional light and a focal point both inside and out.
With a small home that features skylights, stained-glass, and Kolbe aluminum-clad windows throughout the energy efficiency had to be top-notch. Not only does it meet the BC Step Code 1, which ensures the best for every material and process, but it also went through the Lower Caulfield Advisory Committee and met all additional criteria.