The growing trend in modern design and architecture is to create homes that are one with their surroundings. Draped in a hood of green that offers plenty of seclusion the Southlands Residence in Vancouver is all about the perfect synergy between interiors and the exterior. Smartly placed concrete walls wooden partitions and sliding glass doors combine privacy with unabated views of the many sights and sounds outside.
Yet step inside and you will come across elegantly placed stone surfaces beautiful exposed wooden beams that grace the ceiling and a tinge of copper here and there to invite the rustic exteriors indoors. A seamless amalgamation of the antique and the trendy the home exudes grace and tranquility.
The final stage came and upon completion the house-boat was launched (disproving any technological opinions that it may not float) and towed through the San Francisco Bay to the place where it now proudly resides.
Wood is an element that dominates the visual of the house while stone and glass compliment it perfectly. Lush green outdoors and courtyard tempt you to spend more time on the deck than indoors. The luxurious bedrooms and the modern bathrooms are placed on the top two levels along with an exercise room and an open lounge.
The kitchen sparkles. It has plenty of cabinets and a kitchen island that provides more than enough storage space eye-catching glass shelves and beautiful pendant lights from Artemide to complete the looks. The open space environment also houses an elegant dining table and a very small home office space in case you need to search the Internet for a fancy recipe when guests are coming over.