The Container House by McLeod Bovell Modern Houses

McLeod Bovell Modern Houses have completed a new house in West Vancouver, Canada, for a couple with three grown children, who requested a compact and simplified living arrangement with an eye to retirement. #ModernArchitecture #ModernHouse #HouseDesign #Landscaping

Photography by Ema Peter Photography

 

McLeod Bovell Modern Houses have completed a new house in West Vancouver, Canada, for a couple with three grown children, who requested a compact and simplified living arrangement with an eye to retirement.

The couple sought spaces that offered the ease of an apartment with the addition of inviting and sizeable covered outdoor areas.

 

McLeod Bovell Modern Houses have completed a new house in West Vancouver, Canada, for a couple with three grown children who requested a compact and simplified living arrangement with an eye to retirement. #ModernHouse #Landscaping #Architecture

Photography by Ema Peter Photography

All of the elements essential for daily living, like the kitchen, dining area, and living room are located on the upper floor. The living room is positioned behind and slightly above the dining room to allow it to view over and past furniture in front.


The living room of this modern house is positioned behind and slightly above the dining room to allow it to view over and past furniture in front. #OpenPlan #RaisedLivingRoom #InteriorDesign #DiningRoom

Photography by Ema Peter Photography

In good weather, when the wall of doors are open, a large covered deck significantly extends the living area of the house.


In good weather, the glass walls of this house can be opened to a large covered deck, significantly extending the living area of the house. #ModernHouse #Deck #Fireplace #DiningRoom

Photography by Ema Peter Photography

A staircase at the end of the deck lead down to the swimming pool and backyard.


This modern house has a deck directly off the dining room and kitchen, A staircase at the end of the deck lead down to the swimming pool and backyard. #ModernHouse #Deck #WoodCeilingn #Architecture #Stairs

Photography by Ema Peter Photography

The structure of the upper floor takes the form of an L-shape with the master bedroom wing cantilevered high above the roofs of neighbouring houses.

This hovering volume projects deeply into the rear yard providing privacy to the west and solar protection for the swimming pool that, with it’s dark tile finish, mirrors the cantilevered container above it.


A cantilevered bedroom hovers deeply into the rear yard providing privacy to the west and solar protection for the swimming pool that, with it's dark tile finish, mirrors the cantilevered container above it. #SwimmingPool #Cantilever #ModernHouse

Photography by Ema Peter Photography

Back inside, and located in the lower floor of the house are secondary bedrooms, an office, and a recreation room. Wood and steel stairs connect the various floors.


From this basement living room you can see the structure of the open tread wood and steel stairs. #Stairs #Staircase #ModernStairs

Photography by Ema Peter Photography

Here’s a look at the master ensuite bathroom, that has metallic tiles that reflect the natural light from the skylight, and a bathtub that when used, has a view through the bedroom and to the water views in the distance.


This modern ensuite bathroom has metallic tiles that reflect the natural light from the skylight, and a bathtub that when used, has a view through the bedroom and to the water views in the distance. #ModernBathroom #MetallicTiles #Skylight

Photography by Ema Peter Photography

The shower and toilet is located at the other end of the bathroom, and is hidden from view by frosted dark glass.


In this modern ensuite bathroom, the shower and toilet is hidden from view by frosted dark glass. #BathroomDesign #ModernBathroom

Photography by Ema Peter Photography | Architect’s Firm: McLeod Bovell Modern Houses – Designers: Matthew Mcleod and Lisa Bovell | Contractor: JBR Construction

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