The building at 55 East Cordova, a former relic of sand-blasted brick and old-growth timber, was a 150,000 sf warehouse built in 1909 by architect Edward Evans Blackmore in downtown Vancouver, B.C. It housed hardware and building supplies for a large-scale importer and distributor and was conveniently located next to the CP Rail terminus station. Almost 100 years later in 2004, the expansive warehouse was converted into live-work loft spaces, with the brick and fir beam construction exposed keeping the character of the building intact.
A lover of musical genres from acoustical to electronic, our client wanted a space that could expand and contract for hosting other music enthusiasts. The floorplan worked really well so we focused our efforts on updating the finishes to reflect his preference for bold colour and pattern. A few tired areas were rebuilt and we curated an eclectic mix of new and vintage furnishings and treasures. The client’s interest in music and art was the foundation on which we added layers of depth and authenticity.
Loving all the exposed industrial bits – every loft needs exposed brick, wooden beamed ceiling, pipes and large windows, and hardly any walls. This one is all that and a bag of chips. Designed by Falken Reynolds. Photos: Ema Peter.
Dismantling a 1754 cow barn and transforming the timbers into a magnificent great room. The house was oriented to capture the view of the ancient crab apple tree, sensitively sited to work with the barn and tucked into a natural curve of the landscape.
What is frankly my dream home, located in Ancram, New York. That weathered wood façade is everything. The more rustic the better. Designed by Di Biase Filkoff Architects.
Loving every bit of this historic captain’s house in Sag Harbor by Winter McDermott Design. It is neutral, sophisticated and a bit austere, which really draws your eye to the architectural details of the home. And those wood floors…..I’ve dreamt of floors like that for soooo many years. (Photos: Adrian Gaut)
In need of more space for their growing family, the buyers of this typical spec home on Chicago’s northside immediately fell in love, seeing through to its hidden potential. Working fast to obscure more commonplace features, the house was reimagined with a striking palate of deep saturated neutrals, richly textured finishes & fabrics, one-of-a-kind lighting and a diverse, multi-dimensional collection of modern art. Michael Del Piero taking bland and basic and making it anything but. I love that she painted out the trim and windows in most rooms.
Sculptural furniture, cozy fabrics, contrasting dark and light, a bit monastic, very textural….. what comes to mind when devouring these spaces designed by Trevor Cheney.