House Tour | St. George House

Last night we got a preview of a very special new home designed by our friends at Vancouver Interior Design firm Falken Reynolds Interiors in collaboration with boutique builder Moosehead Contracting and Randy Bens Architect.

Lovingly known as the 'St. George', this high-end modern designed house is located just 3 blocks from Main Street here in Vancouver, a location which was recently named one of the coolest streets in North America. Yet as busy and popular as Main Street can be, we found the location (3636 St. George Street), to be rather surprisingly tranquil and serene, making for a perfect oasis to come home to. Let's take a look!

Back Patio with view into the living room for seamless indoor outdoor living

With Falken Reynold's attention to detail and high expectations for quality and craftmanship, along with possessing a great eye in the world of design, their work never disappoints.  And the 'St. George' represents this so well.

With highlights of innovative design strategies to create space and serenity the home was designed to fit on a unique lot size 20 by 200 feet (6m x 60m), which is typically the size of a Vancouver city back lane. And despite those dimensions, the space feels large and inviting.

“The unique site of the 2,200 square foot (204 square metres) Saint George Street house inspired us to get creative with our design process and visually create more space,” says Chad Falkenberg, principal of Falken Reynolds. “For example, natural light was a big focus so we strategically placed 11 skylights to wash walls with natural light and draw the eye into the room, amplifying spaciousness using the technique of Atmospheric Perspective.”

The home’s strong, minimal exterior is accentuated by standing-seam metal cladding and, midway through the house, a courtyard brings light to its centre. The interior corridors maximize functionality with concealed storage. To ensure the home is fully equipped for a modern, active family, the kitchen is fitted with a large island, the entry hall conceals mudroom storage, and a kids’ zone is acoustically removed from the main living areas.

Inside and out, the fresh palette of white and Nordic toned woods keeps the spaces feeling open. The interior features new LED technology from Delta Lighting (Inform Contract), Bocci lighting & outlets (Bocci), Blu Bathworks plumbing fixtures (Cantu Bathrooms), Frontier Flooring hardwood, and Corian® Solid Surface & Quartz (Willis). The home is styled with new Bensen furniture in exclusive Raf Simons fabrics (Inform Interiors), and Cloth Studio linen curtains and bedding. Influenced by Scandinavia, Japan and the Westcoast, they create a style Falken Reynolds describes as Canadian Nordic.

Entry with bespoke slatted steel coat hook wall 
Powder Room with Blu Bathworks pedestal sink and faucet, Basalt ledge and Mutina tile and Delta cove lighting

Stair with slatted steel guard intersecting Nordic Oak treads

Dining Room with view to the courtyard. Bocci 84.21 pendant; Bensen chairs; Delta art lighting

Kitchen with white lacquered millwork and oak finger pull reveals; Corian Quartz counters and gables, Corian Solid Surface backsplash and kicks; Delta lighting; Bocci 22 outlets

Kitchen with white lacquered millwork and oak finger pull reveals; Corian Quartz counters and gables, Corian Solid Surface backsplash and kicks; Delta lighting; Bocci 22 outlets

White lacquer millwork with integrated wine & coffee appliances in white glass to match; open shelving behind doors that tuck away with Corian Solid Surface counter and splash, Bocci 22 outlets and lighting switch

Courtyard bringing light into the centre of the structure

Living Room - Bensen Endless Sectional in Kvadrat Raf Simons fabrics; Lift & Slide door to patio and garden beyond

Living Room: Flush limestone fireplace with Delta Spy direction lighting

Living Room - Bensen Endless Sectional in Kvadrat Raf Simons fabrics; Flos IC Light

Skylight at the top landing of the stair

Study Nook in the "kids' zone" with an oculus 
Den - Bensen chair & shelving, Diurne carpet from Salari

Guest Bedroom with Bensen bed and storage and Cloth Studio linen bedding

WC in the "kid's zone" with Mutina tile on the floor running up into the skylight

Bathroom - Mutina tile running up into the skylight and Corian Solid Surface niche with cove lighting

Master Bedroom with Bensen bed + tables, AndLight Vine 5 Pendant, Linen bedding and curtains from Cloth Studio

Master Ensuite with Corian Solid Surface backsplash ledge

Master Ensuite: Skylight and light cove above the WC and shower for soft diffused light; ledge in Mutina tile topped with Corian Quartz; Shower & WC walls in Corian Solid Surface; Blu Bathworks tub and stainless steel Inox fixtures, Flat and flush shower floor with concealed drainage

Tour the Saint George House during IDS Vancouver’s offsite exhibit 19 September 2018

Project Name: Saint George House
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Project team: Falken Reynolds Interiors, Chad Falkenberg and Kelly Reynolds

Architects: Randy Bens
Contractor: Moosehead Contracting
Photos: Ema Peter
Project Area: 2200 sq.ft.

The Saint George House Tour is Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. PST. To attend, individuals must purchase a wristband through IDS Vancouver or hold a VIP card. The house will be listed on MSL on September 10, 2018 with The Rockel Group.

Jan Halvarson


Debra Norton said...

Beautiful, airy space. I love that Bocci pendant too.

Jan Halvarson said...

Yes, and the lighting! So beautiful!!

Dan Webster said...

Gorgeous!! Any idea who did all that fantastic metal work? Looks familiar.