Upcoming Vancouver Modern Home Tour + Giveaway

Photo credit One SEED Architecture + Interiors

Interested in architecture or home design in general? Don't miss the upcoming Vancouver Modern Home Tour happening on September 14th, 2013 from 11am to 5pm. The Vancouver Modern Home Tour is a self-guided driving-tour of seven architecturally progressive and contemporary homes in the Vancouver area that exemplify modern living. This is the first Modern Home Tour in Vancouver with successful tours already held in the USA and Toronto. Thanks to a handful of generous homeowners, tourgoers get the chance to explore the inside and out of these awe-inspiring modern homes, designed by some of Vancouver’s greatest modern architects. Locations stretch from West Vancouver to Kensington-Cedar Cottage and homes vary greatly in size, shape and design.

Photography by Janis Nicolay

Here are the 7 homes accepted and confirmed for the tour:
  • Check out a unit in an early 20th century condominium building in the heart of Yaletown, completely renovated and updated in 2010 by Falken Reynolds Interiors, transformed into the bachelor pad of every man’s dreams!

  • A modestly-sized new home, built in 2012 by the Environmental Design Group with interiors designed by Project 22 Design Inc., that makes use of connected open spaces to feel twice as big.
  • The eco-conscious Narrow Passive House, built in 2012 by One SEED Architecture + Interiors, which is simple and pure in design, but complex in its ability to take advantage of the Earth’s never-ending capacity to heat, cool, and ventilate, while using materials and building systems which are durable and tread lightly on the environment.
  • The visually impressive Geometric House, also by One SEED Architecture + Interiors (built 2011), that is considered a perfect example of a true west coast modern home with clean lines, open concept planning, natural materials and inside-outside flow.
  • A tremendous 2011 renovation by FNDA Architecture Inc. of a 1960’s wood post and beam house in West Vancouver that offers its residents a new open floor plan, as well as a new level of energy efficient living.
  • A modernist prototype home for Vancouver’s ubiquitous RS-1 zoning district that rethinks the typical zoning regulations and constraints of building in an urban context, designed by Campos Leckie Studio and located in Arbutus Ridge.
  • A wonderfully modern home by Evoke International Design, located in the Point Grey neighbourhood, that uses open planning, a minimal number of single-use rooms and a fluidity of movement from inside to outside to create a larger sense of space, while also presenting a unique façade in its RS-1 District zoning.
Advanced tickets, which includes entrance to all 7 homes, are $30, with Children 12 and under are free. Sales benefit non-profit organization, Aunt Leah’s Place and tickets may be picked up at one of three participating homes on the day of the tour starting at 11 a.m.:
  1. 9 West 22nd Avenue, Vancouver
  2. 2880 West 20th Avenue, Vancouver
  3. 2465 Rosebery Avenue , West Vancouver
Whether you are interested in architecture or just finding some inspiration for your next renovation, this is the tour for you! Please visit the tour’s website: http://Vancouver.modernhometours.com for more details.

Photography by Lucas Finlay

Event Details

Dates and Times:
Saturday, September 14, 2013 from 11:00am – 5:00pm

9 West 22nd Avenue, 2880 West 20th Avenue, 2465 Rosebery Avenue, 4669 West 9th Ave, 1155 Mainland Street, and two others. [Google Map]


But that's not all! Vancouver Modern Home Tours has generously offered my readers a chance to win tickets to tour! We're giving away TWO pairs of tickets!

To enter, one or all of the following:
  1. Like us on Facebook (1 entry)
  2. Like or share the contest post on Facebook for another entry (1 entry)

  3. Follow @Mashedthoughts on Twitter

    and tweet the following (1 entry per tweet, you can do this once per day):
    Win 1 of 2 pairs of tickets to #Vancouver @ModernHomeTours  via @MashedThoughts http://bit.ly/172C8vw Follow and RT to Enter!
  4. Leave a comment on this post - visit http://Vancouver.modernhometours.com and tell me which house you are most looking forward to viewing! (1 entry)  

The giveaway will end on September 6th, 2013 11:59pm and the two winners will be notified the following day. Good luck!

UPDATE: The winners are Winnie W. and Steve W.! Congrats!

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magemadness said...

the project 22 design home sounds really interesting.

WW said...

Project #7 in West Van looks neat!

vbnut said...

All, but the first one (ONE SEED) is intriguing! I want to check out the roof deck. :)

Bailey dexter said...

Wow, love the look of the 2465 Rosebery Ave. | West Vancouver | V7V 2Z8

binaryman said...

2465 Rosebery Ave. looks interesting

terryho said...

Im excited to see 2465 Rosebery Ave after just a few sneak peek photos!

Winnie said...

Thank you so much for the tickets! I had a lot of fun checking out the homes. It has inspired me to do something artistic and consider interior design again :)

zarrah tracey said...

Each and every architecture pattern looks perfect for the house details. I like the particular structure, interior designs and even the edges and spacious area of the place. I like this so much that this is now my concept that I will follow for buying a new home in Calgary real estate.