ONE OF A KIND SEASIDE HOME - One of the unique attributes of this modern luxury beachside house in White Rock is the ideal location which is less than 100 steps to West beach for easy access to seaside shops/restaurants and the pier, yet far enough away to avoid the noisy marine drive traffic and trains. The higher elevation offers the expansive south and west views from every level of the house and our unique location on the street provides views that are protected and cannot be blocked by future developments. The overall design goals of the project were challenging and all-encompassing. These included: Maximize sea views while ensuring privacy, use of passive solar design and passive cooling, optimize air circulation and cleanliness, having a functional layout with separate family space, adult space and children’s space, involving all the 5 senses into the build, including the highest-tech solutions and finally, integrating Feng Shui elements. A rather expansive list of lofty goals that were all met. To achieve these goals the house was commissioned by one of BC’s most famous designers, multiple Georgie-winning designer Keith Baker of KB Design, and constructed by specialist modern home builders KBC Developments with the execution of the many complex engineering elements by GT Engineering. This modern seaside home is truly a one of a kind. One of the most important features for the owner was to build the house to the highest industry standards for ultimate energy efficiency and to apply many green elements for a healthy living environment. This was achieved on all fronts. An ultra-efficient envelope includes: Cascadia fiberglass triple-pane argon 4-point locking doors and windows, Icene spray foam insulation, Reflectix double-bubble foil in all ceilings, recycled cotton-batt sound insulation for interior walls and even insulated water lines. Viessman solar panels and domestic hot water heating system was integrated with a Triangle-Tube 97% efficiency condensating boiler to provide domestic hot water and radiant heat. All the floors(including garage) have hydronic radiant heat and a gorgeous polished concrete finish giving the combined benefits of durability and thermal mass providing the most efficient/comfortable way to heat the home along with a clean air environment(as opposed to forced air). Western Red cedar was integrated with the industrial steel exterior for a modern, warm and stylish look. The use of permeable concrete pavers on all driveways ensures superior drainage which is an important factor on sloped lots. Finally, the landscaping consists of a hardy and low-maintenance selection of plants which complement the modern style of the exterior. A residence of this standard would not be complete without the matching luxury touches. The master ensuite features a “cocoon” bath floating on river rocks with a sea view port and a unique “waterfall” filling Kohler ceiling fixture. This is integrated with His and her sinks and a large walk-in shower with Aussie waterfall fixture. Another touch is the hidden automated retractable projector screen above the fireplace which transforms the room into a private theater.. As expected with a house built to this standard, a 2-5-10 Home Protection Warranty is provided. The flawless execution of the design plan and combination of all these custom elements ensures that this residence truly stands apart from the rest. We believe that we are offering one of the most unique seaside homes in BC.
Developers site: http://www.kbcdevelopments.com/buenavista.html
*Please download the "Property Brochure" from the link above to view the full details and floor plans of this home.
*Includes a two bedroom separate entrance suite.
*2-5-10 Year Home Protection Warranty.