House «23.2» in the suburb of Vancouver

House «23.2»
Vancouver Real Estate (houses in Vancouver), which is the largest industrial and cultural center of the Canadian province of British Columbia, is famous for its magnificent villas and estates. Huge territory of city suburb is occupied by the coniferous forests with relict species of trees and the proximity to the Pacific Ocean creates a unique and healthy climate for all residents of the province.

In 2010 the renowned Canadian architect Omer Arbel has created a luxury house with an unusual name or rather a number «23.2». The idea of the architect is a complete fusion of ultra-modern structure with the surrounding landscape, maximum use of benefits of correct positioning of residential space of the elite mansion.


House «23.2»
House «23.2»
House «23.2»
House «23.2»
House «23.2»
For the construction of this modern luxury house the area with slopes and close forests was selected. Gentle sides of the slopes served as the supporting walls of this unusual villa. Huge beams from an old 19th-century hangar, which had contained farm machinery, have been unexpectedly used as the supporting elements in the construction of the house. Beams were made of huge trunks of Douglas fir wood which with time acquired a unique noble pattern and color. Lightly processed with modern chemicals these beams become dominant in the artistic solution of the main space of the mansion.
House «23.2»
House «23.2» in Vancouver
House «23.2» in Vancouver
House «23.2» in Vancouver
House «23.2» in Vancouver
The basis of the whole house became a triangle with rays radiating in the east and west direction. Irregular geometric forms of architecture of this magnificent villa visually creates impression of a huge living space.

The villa has two levels, but the correct and original use of the landscape allows each floor to have a separate front entrance. The ground floor represents an open space. Instead of the front exterior walls architect used the light but at the same time sturdy and insulating sliding doors which can be used as partitions and at favourable weather and warm temperature allowing to extend the living space of the main hall on the house’s terrace.
House «23.2»

House «23.2» in Vancouver
House «23.2» in Vancouver
House «23.2» in Vancouver
House «23.2» in Vancouver

The upper part of the outer wall of the living room is made of tinted, heat-resistant glass and makes it possible for natural daylight to go through the glass almost all year round. At the same time one can see the load-bearing beams made of Douglas Fir old tree from outside.

A salon zone transitions smoothly into the kitchen – dining room. Kitchen equipped with modern appliances makes cooking food a real entertainment for the owners of this elegant mansion. Kitchen cabinets and chairs are finished with with natural veneer facing of the same Canadian fir.
House «23.2»

House «23.2» in Vancouver
House «23.2» in Vancouver
House «23.2» in Vancouver
House «23.2» in Vancouver

For effective lighting of the main living space of the house «23.2» the architect used a large number of pendant light fitting with energy-saving lamps which allow to effectively illuminate the entire perimeter of the curved space of the living room.
The roof over the main space of the villa is stylized with the adjacent landscape and looks like its extention.
House «23.2»
House «23.2» in Vancouver
House «23.2» in Vancouver
Right and left of the main salon the enfilades with the guest rooms, bathrooms and master bedrooms are situated. The engineering services of the mansion used modern solutions: a system «heat-insulated floor», a heat pump, the electronic monitoring system «smart house», solar panels and other latest feats of engineering.


House «23.2»
Beautiful and modern house «23.2» has become a real decoration of this corner of the Canadian landscape. Luxury houses in Vancouver have been replenished by this excellent architectural sample. House «23.2» complements a colorful and modern property in Vancouver.
House «23.2» in Vancouver
House «23.2» in Vancouver
House 23.2 The Plan

Project name: «23.2» House
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Architect: Omer Arbel
Design and construction: 2006-2010
Photo: Omer Arbel

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