Nestled in the leafy greens of West Vancouver, this dramatic home feels as referential to the past as it is engaged with the future. The heart of the space intersects on the dynamic play between its moody black kitchen, warm chevron floors and enlivened white walls. The floors draw your eye across the space, from the steel framed windows, to the art displayed above the chevroned staircase, to the Nepalese wood door frame that goes through to the office, and then back into the grounded black kitchen. The subtle quartz hood fan is framed by two millwork pillars, both of which include upward lifting appliance storage where they sit atop the counter. Drawer storage is king around the oven and on the working side of the island, as it maximizes usability. The panelled fridge wall incorporates a steel appliance garage, perfect for corralling messes, as well as a coffee station, complete with a stunning brass and copper coffee machine from Italy. Below the coffee counter line sits a dovetailed drawer above the garbage pullout, thoughtfully including a cutout in it to allow for emptying of stray coffee grounds into the garbage pullout below. A mixture of bold modern art and soulful antique pieces crowns the space, with apples and wildflowers picked fresh from the garden further demonstrating the lively quality of this remarkable home.
Paul Grdina Photography for Van Arbour Design