This extensive renovation of a 1980’s duplex creates a calm efficient and minimalist home near Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver.


The design for this home focuses on a few basic elements: simplicity, indoor/outdoor engagement, compactness and prolific storage space. Rebuilt from the shell, the stick-frame structure has been seismically braced and spatially reinvented, its original floor levels and stairways obliterated. Changes included moving the side entrance to the front and rebuilding the gutted interior as three vertically stacked blocks of tightly organized space.