Sea House Residence – Radcliffe Ave, West Vancouver, BC, Canada 🇨🇦

Sea House Residence - Radcliffe Ave, West Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Name: Sea House
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Size: 3,455 sq. ft.
  • Lot: 8,504 sq. ft.
  • Built: 2017

Sitting on the Ocean’s edge, Sea House is nestled into a rock outcropping set within the rugged beauty of Vancouver’s waterfront. Situated on a narrow, granite-strewn lot, the residence gracefully contours itself to the land, leaving a lush garden courtyard on its west side, adorned with a tranquil reflecting pool. Here, the union of light and nature transcends boundaries, with the calm waters of the pool mirroring the beauty that envelops it, infusing the adjoining living spaces with a serene ambiance. The integration of the home within its site is further exemplified by the careful sculpting of terraces and paths into the granite outcrop, creating a striking contrast between the man-made geometries and the organic forms of the surrounding nature. This home is a testament to the philosophy of crafting spaces that respect and enhance their environment, ensuring that the inhabitants live not just in luxury, but in a space that breathes and evolves with the land it occupies.

The Living Room, as a gateway between the protected inner courtyard and the awe-inspiring south-facing views of the Strait of Georgia, exemplifies the architectural brilliance of Sea House. Beyond its picturesque panoramas, the residence seamlessly intertwines orthogonal geometries of carefully crafted terraces and pathways with the organic sculptural forms of the surrounding landscape. In the face of a daunting challenge, where 90% of the construction materials, including masonry, concrete, steel windows, and doors, had to be barged and craned onto the site, the design has triumphed in achieving museum-quality finishes. Precision is the hallmark here, from furniture-grade cabinetry to interior masonry, and refined architectural metalwork.

Sea House is not merely a dwelling; it’s a living testament to the harmonious coexistence of human creation and the wild beauty of the natural world. With meticulous attention to detail and an unwavering commitment to quality, this architectural marvel has carved its place in the heart of Vancouver’s rugged landscape, offering its residents a sanctuary that blurs the lines between the built environment and the untamed, awe-inspiring vistas that surround it. In Sea House, architecture becomes art, and art becomes life, inviting all who enter to embrace the boundless beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

  • Architect: Olson Kundig + Eerkes Architects 
  • Builder: Dowbuilt
  • Landscape: Allworth Design
  • Photography: Kevin Scott
  • Location: Radcliffe Ave, West Vancouver, BC, Canada

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