Modern Home Tours is coming back to the Vancouver area this season with a collection of beautiful homes co-curated by Anicka Quin of Western Living Magazine. There's some gorgeous homes to be seen again this year on Satruday, September 19th from North and West Vancouver to spots near UBC, Kerrisdale and a condo in the West End and in White Rock on Sunday, September 20th. We love this updated 1960′s Lewis Post and Beam house located in West Vancouver owned by Emily Lapkin and Ryan Loveridge. Let's take a sneak peek!
Excerpt from Modern Home Tours:
Architect: Desiree LaCas (Graduate Architect), LCI Design.net
Photography: Brian LaCas
"Owners Emily Lapkin and Ryan Loveridge were looking for a home with some architectural character where they could raise their two young daughters – and this was a great fit. Emily was raised in a mid-century ranch home in Palm Springs, California. For her, the mid-mod details (like the white brick fireplace) were comfortingly familiar, but touches like cedar ceilings and wood paneling were also appealingly “Pacific Northwest.” Unlike many homeowners approaching a renovation of a home like this, the couple felt compelled to keep some of the wood details that first attracted them to the property.
The major component of the renovation was the transformation of the previously dirt floor basement into additional living area for a young family which could be converted into a rental suite in the future. It was very important to the client to maintain as much of the original mid century charm of the house as possible but at the same time give it a contemporary update. The interior renovation involved the addition of an interior stair to the basement level, the updating of the upper level decor and kitchen, the reconfiguration of the bedroom level to enlarge the master bedroom and the addition of an ensuite bathroom. The renovation of the exterior involved the replacement of all the single glazed windows with double glazed and the addition of windows to the basement level, replacing all the decking with cedar decking and the addition of decks to the side and rear of the home. All the exterior guardrails for the deck were replaced with cedar and glass and cedar screens."
To see a complete map and details about all the other homes on the tour in Vancouver, click here
and click here for the White Rock page.
Advance tickets are on sale through FRIDAY, September 18 at 8:00 PM for $30 USD each. Tickets purchased after that time MUST be purchased at any of the tour homes beginning at 11:00 am on September 19 for $45 each. Children 12 and under are free.DATES: Saturday, September 19, 2015 (Vancouver, N. Van and W. Van) and Sunday, September 20, 2015 (White Rock)