The distinctive triangular shaped design of the Bayridge Residence was driven by the difficult steep sloped site, restrictive municipal bylaws and environmental setbacks. The design concept was to create a dramatic house built into the slope that presented as a single story on the street, while opening up to the view on the slope side. A self-contained infinity pool is accessed through the walk-out basement, providing amazing views of the Vancouver harbour.
Large windows throughout provide an abundance of natural light and amazing views. The slope of the site gives the residents the illusion of living in the treetops. Simple materials of concrete, cedar, and cementitious wall panels maintain the homes clean, modern lines.
The layout of the home is reversed so that one enters through the upper bedroom floor and moves to the more public spaces by progressing down the central stair core. The uniquely shaped spaces pushed us to think outside the box when space planning, with the goal to create comfortable, livable spaces for this family to enjoy. Keeping clean lines was key in the interior which resulted in extensive custom millwork for maximum storage, ensuring everything had a home. Neutral materials were selected throughout with concrete accents and touches of wood. A 3-story concrete feature wall frames the front entryway under a raised cupula with large skylights, allowing for natural light to flood the space.
The open concept main living space makes for easy entertaining and family living. The kitchen is anchored by a large island complete with a stone waterfall edge. On the ground floor, the large and open rec room has polished concrete floors, perfect for games and amusement, as well as a glass enclosed gym. We love a dramatic, steep sloped site as it often inspires a unique home, inside and out.
Completed in 2022
Architecture and Interior Design: Synthesis Design
Contractor: Barrett Group Custom Homes
Photography: Dave Sutherland