Echo BeachModern Patio, Vancouver
With a clear connection between the home and the Pacific Ocean beyond, this modern dwelling provides a west coast retreat for a young family. Forethought was given to future green advancements such as being completely solar ready and having plans in place to install a living green roof. Generous use of fully retractable window walls allow sea breezes to naturally cool living spaces which extend into the outdoors. Indoor air is filtered through an exchange system, providing a healthier air quality. Concrete surfaces on floors and walls add strength and ease of maintenance. Personality is expressed with the punches of colour seen in the Italian made and designed kitchen and furnishings within the home. Thoughtful consideration was given to areas committed to the clients’ hobbies and lifestyle.
Photography by www.robcampbellphotography.com
What Houzz contributors are saying:
I’ve lived in small spaces all my life, so I am a huge fan of utilizing any available overhead space. If you have a terrace or balcony, no matter how small, bring a little festive whimsy to it. For instance, instead of adding fairy lights — or, as I call them, Diwali lights — to the windows, string them overhead in a place that has an electrical outlet. I have done this on my own balcony, and the result is quite stunning. Not only does it look beautiful and different, but it also makes for a practical lighting solution even after Diwali is over, when you want to enjoy a few glasses of wine outdoors with friends and family.
4. String lights. Simple strings of white lights hung like a ceiling over an outdoor table make even the plainest backyard feel beautiful, intimate and fun.