Thanks to the more open design the splendid house now is filled with plenty of natural light and the outdoor patios and pergola sitting spaces become an integral part of the interior. A pleasant residence that feels more like a serene holiday escape.
Designed by Takashi Okuno to meet the specific needs of a young couple this Japanese home draws its inspiration from simpler structures of the past that were visually connected with the landscape around them. Dubbed ‘‘ this open inviting and light-filled house adopts a more traditional silhouette and yet surprises you with its gorgeous free-flowing interiors.
A custom wooden kitchen island with gas range and dining space next to it becomes the ‘social zone’ of the interior while a wrought-iron hood above adds even more textural contrast. It is the top level that holds the kids’ sleeping area with a wall of bunk beds master bedroom bathrooms and a long reading desk that stretches along the length of the hallway.
The condo is just a stone’s throw away from the Stanley Park and a few blocks away from the hip English Bay beach and with one bedroom and one bathroom it is indeed a perfect place for an urban couple.
The deck becomes a part of the living room visual giving it a more expansive vibe. A contemporary kitchen with black island and cabinets adds contrast to the open living in white while sliding glass doors bring in a flood of natural light.
Keeping the backdrop neutral and elegant the revitalized home features elegant bookshelves on the first floor that cleverly incorporate existing support columns. But the chic transformation goes much beyond these striking bookshelves!