Todays post is featuring the North Vancouver House by Canadian architects Scott & Scott Architects. A contemporary yet rustic house located in the fantastic city of Vancouver, BC, Canada.
The works were completed last year in 2015, yet holds a timeless look with a focus on materials and traditional finishing techniques. With stripped back walls and floors, the large Douglas Fir beams were lye washed and soap treated for that soft, lightened look (A technique commonly used in Scandinavia also). Solid timber cabinetry with the same treatment and a locally sourced slab of marble make up the kitchen - which was designed with open shelving to display the clients pottery and ceramics.
The open black steel staircase contrast with the soft textures of the interiors, and bring an architectural edge to this stunning home.
What I find particularly successful about this house is the slightly rustic feel that comes with the natural materials, and bring a real connection with the outside - something that is to me quintessential Canadian where a fantastic wilderness is never too far away.
PS: Earlier this year I spent a few weeks travelling through Canada and I absolutely loved the west coasts rugged nature. Vancouver is one of those few places in the world where you can live in a vibrant city whilst having wild nature on your doorstep. A perfect combination in my opinion and I spent most of my time in Canada plotting an early retirement on Vancouver Island :)
Enjoy! | Jess