Paying homage to home’s setting in an historic neighborhood with deep English roots, architecture features steeply gabled rooflines, stone/brick siding, and Longboard soffits (wood-lookalike aluminum). Eight-foot front-door (with porthole-style insert) in white-oak.
Gently-curved pathway/driveway leads to lush, green backyard with 172-sqft covered deck (blue-stone surface) and multiple terraces.
Great-room’s vaulted-ceiling (with three-foot, resin-yarn globe chandelier) soars 19-feet. Room offers effortless connection to family-oriented kitchen with dramatic dark-blue-and-white millwork.
Features include 4.5×9-foot island (with wicker pendants), commercial-grade Wolf range (induction cooktop), steam oven, matte-black faucets/finishings (matches window-frames/door handles used thematically throughout the house), and white subway-tile backsplash.
Compact spice-kitchen accessed via French doors concealed as millwork between integrated Sub-Zero fridge and freezer.
Cozy nook (with 104-inch TV, window-box seating, and built-in bookshelves) is favourite family hangout.
Vaulted master-on-the-main meets client’s criteria for ability to age-in-place. Sleeping area’s raised fireplace (hand-painted Mexican tile surround) positioned for in-bed viewing.
Ensuite w/walk-in closet is elegant retreat for two people who love to share. Includes dual vanities, soaker tub (w/offset faucets), and zero-threshold frameless-glass shower resplendent in 5×10-foot concrete-like-tile, terrazzo floor, matching rainheads and hand-held body sprays. Clerestory-style windows allow natural light while preserving privacy.
Main-floor powder-room features Italian terrazzo tiles and gold-filigree hanging lighting.
Second-floor’s gallery showcases lady-of-the-house’s extensive book/art collections. Bonus: spacious work-desk built-in under window.
Lower-level features: gym/fitness room with TV, multi-generational hang-out zone with billiards-table, and lounge/wetbar roughin. Teenaged son also chose the “grown-up” privacy of locating his bedroom here.
Preplanned for easy conversion to self-contained one-bedroom nanny/in-law suite.
Gentleman’s pride is 500-bottle wine-cellar below suspended-slab front porch. Naturally cool, but built with temperature/humidity control. Exposed-concrete and 130-year-old reclaimed-timber walls/ceilings, wine-barrel table, and rustic-wood display shelving.
Covered, outdoor cigar lounge keeps home smoke free.
Radiant in-floor heating, Control-4 automation, triple-glazed European-style tilt-and-turn windows, rooftop solar panels, spray-foam insulation on basement exterior walls.
LOCATION: Fort Langley