Unique Architect Designed Home

MLS: V988783
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About the Property

Set against the backdrop of North Vancouver’s idyllic Northlands neighbourhood, this unique architect-designed home will delight those with a penchant for the unique and an appreciation for a flawless design aesthetic.

From the outside, the homes façade is distinctly subtle, a feature that draws attention away from the home and onto to the breathtaking bucolic surrounds. Inside, however, any pretense of subtlety is forgotten and guests are greeted with a beautifully dramatic interior.

While the main living area is unquestionably defined by the soaring over-height ceilings, that is not to say the drama stops there; the unique spiral staircase that leads to the open upper level is set alight by the floor-to-ceiling windows opposite, while the imposing black marble fireplace gives the whole space a very real feeling of intimacy.

From the main living room guests are lead via hardwood floors to an elegant dining area that is overlooked by a slightly elevated kitchen. Another beautifully bright space, the dining room also opens via double-doors onto the courtyard outside, making entertaining on any scale an absolute joy. A natural extension of the dining room, the open plan kitchen also lends itself to any-scale entertaining and what’s more it will delight even the most discerning of chefs; masses of granite-topped work space are complimented by the unique custom cabinetry, while the immense center island, professional grade appliances, huge adjacent pantry and easy access to both the second living room and dining room all combine to make the kitchen the natural hub of the home.

Just off the kitchen, the second and more informal living area is a bright and airy space that again has direct access to the quaint courtyard just outside. Indeed that courtyard has 3 separate access points from different areas of the main level, making this home genuinely ‘open-plan’.

Three spacious bedrooms occupy the upper level of the home. The master bedroom is naturally the largest of the three and has many stand-out features such as a 4-piece ensuite, large walk-in closet and private balcony that overlooks the quaint courtyard below. Toward the front of the upper level the open plan space that overlooks the main living area is ripe for your imagination. Versatile to a tee, the space is currently under the guise of a home office but could easily be transformed into any room your imagination could desire.

The basement level of the property is all about storage space; it features several large storage rooms, a shared and fully equipped laundry room, a pseudo-gym space, massive 3-car garage and access to the adjoining suite.

One of the homes most unique features, the adjoining self-contained suite is a beautiful split-level abode that also features it’s own entrance as well as a private sun-drenched patio. A true embodiment of the open plan concept, the almost 600 sq.ft. suite is a complimentary reflection of the main home, albeit on a smaller scale. It is as bright as it is spacious courtesy of the huge floor-to-ceiling windows and also features direct access to the private South-facing patio just outside.

1961 Larkhill is a truly special home and it’s flawless design is a credit to the architect that penned the property. Adorned with some truly unique features such as a centerpiece black spiral staircase, several unique outdoor spaces and an incredible adjoining self-contained suite, this home will delight those that appreciate an immaculate design aesthetic that so effortlessly combines both form and function.


Living Space:4792 ft2
Lot Size:7171 ft2
Built in:1995
Taxes: $8196 (Municipal 2012)