This modern farm house situated on 1.1 acres of land is located in the heart of the inner city farming community of Southlands in Vancouver British Columbia. The original house designed in the French Country esthetic was completely stripped of original finishes both inside and out and converted to a modern farmhouse design.
The 1.1 acre farm was newly landscaped with over 400 feet LF of grass stairs supported by Corten steel that surround the house. These are complimented by matching raised Corten steel vegetable beds. Grass replaced bark mulch in the riding rings to serve as food for the horses. A large fireplace that obstructed the view to the barns, stable, riding ring and pool was relocated and replaced with 25 feet of folding doors to create a true indoor out door experience and access to the 1000 square foot Ipe deck. Out door furniture by Kettal and Royal Bottania include a 20 foot pavilion to cover outdoor dining for 14. The louved ceiling of the pavilion closes automatically when it rains. There are three separate outdoor seating areas all with custom fire pits and large umbrellas for sun and rain protection.
Inside the space was gutted with the structure redesigned in order to remove 8 structural columns that conflicted with the floor plan. The material palate is blond French oak floors, white painted 1 x 6 wall panel, 1 x 4 ceiling panel, white corian, matt black P-lam and blond oak. Wall slabs in kitchen and master bath are Callacatta Oro. A new Boffi kitchen was installed complete with Miele, Wolf and Sub Zero appliances in both the main house and pool cabana. The drywall was stripped in order to re-wire for state of the art home automation and new trimless recessed lighting.
Dark oak interior doors are white stained oak veneer with a v-joint profile, matt black hardware and concealed black hinges to match the new matt black plumbing fixtures by Vola, designed by famous architect Arne Jacobson in the 1960’s. The spindle staircase was removed and replaced with a new steel structure that allowed for floating stair treads and a frameless glass railing in front of a twenty two foot high window looking out to a newly landscaped courtyard.
In the washrooms, shower surrounds include waterproof art panels by Alex Terco Designs, wall hung toilets and all the glass is low iron star fire to give a crisp clear visual effect.
Outside, the pool equipment was moved out of the cabana to make room for a lounge, outdoor kitchen and spa bathroom. Directly outside of the cabana is a free standing outdoor shower. Barn stalls were also rebuilt with new green mulch paddocks for the horses and the family’s pet pig, Timothy.
This beautiful rural oasis is less than a 20 minute drive to heart of Vancouver’s, downtown metropolis.