Kevin Vallely Design have recently completed the Cliffhanger Residence located in North Vancouver, Canada.

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Project description

Situated on the steep south facing slopes of North Vancouver’s Indian Arm, the Cliffhanger Residence pays homage to the tenets of modern architecture while expressing a distinctly regional character to create a clean, contemporary West Coast esthetic.

The three-level home sits atop a tiny site that would be defined as challenging by size alone – it’s a mere 25ft wide by 100ft long – but the fact that the site drops nearly 60ft over its 100ft length seriously ratcheted up the difficulties for the design team.

The home is laid out on a simple open plan with the key day-to-day activity areas of kitchen, living and dining located on the intermediate level with unobstructed views to the water. At a mere 1986sf in overall area the home is designed to be efficient and multi-functional with no space going unused. The house is rated highly energy efficient by the Canadian Ener-guide energy efficiency program.

The Cliffhanger residence represents a regional adaptation to a modern esthetic that allows it to straddle the seemingly incongruous worlds of a big city metropolis and rugged mountain landscape.

The home is designed by Kevin Vallely Design and built by the Econ Group, Greater Vancouver’s only explicitly modern residential contractor.

Designer: Kevin Vallely Design
Builder: Econ Group Ltd