Pacific Spirit Estate was designed for an active family to whom privacy, entertaining and work-life balance were priorities. The estate was designed as a series of pavilions on three levels, themselves divided seamlessly into wings that at once delineate and synchronize the residence.
Organic elements of steel, wood, natural stone, fire, water and glass, in warm natural colours, are foundational materials repeated throughout the 10,139 square foot residence. Joinery, constructs, welds and seams are entirely visible and flawlessly executed — a bold and imaginative testament to meticulous design and craftsmanship.
In an evolutionary departure from traditional architecture where gratuitous flourishes, accruements and statement foyers are commonplace, Pacific Spirit Estate celebrates family, function and lifestyle in assigning prime real estate for living your best life the way you actually live it.
A generous entryway, with powder room and large concealed closet, welcomes visitors to an estate that is first and foremost residential. A forward wing surrounding the entry and overlooking the giant koi pond and cascading waterfall, boasts a large executive office and amenities adjacent to a magnificent large-scale lounge. Business can be conducted here in residential comfort, without implying disproportionate access to private spaces. An impressive fireplace promises ambience and seasonal warmth, and double-height floor to ceiling corner-wrap windows open completely onto the koi pond.
The lounge area flows seamlessly into the main entertainment and living room, where double-height corner-wrap windows and a single-pour concrete Isokern fireplace wall and hearth command the large space. A floating, fused glass gallery wall seamlessly connects the lounge and entertaining areas to a magnificent formal dining space, which is in itself a central light-filled pavilion with breathtaking through and through views to the north and south. Both the office/lounge/entertaining pavilion, and the formal dining pavilion open out onto an expansive outdoor living/dining/lounge area with infinity pool, infinity spa, fireplace and fire pit.
While united by materials and transitions, the west pavilion was designed primarily as a higher-traffic family space. A generous kitchen with impressive hidden storage, concealed espresso station, expansive polished Temptation granite dining counter, and adjoining residential office, spill over into a large informal family dining area, and generous family room with double-sided fireplace. An outdoor covered and heated dining terrace with wood-burning pizza oven, outdoor kitchen, and an adjoining lounge become one with the generous interior space on command – as kitchen wall retracts over the entire expanse of the counter. A bank of floor to ceiling corner-wrap windows open seamlessly onto still more outdoor recreational and entertaining space. Off the kitchen, an 88 sqft home office looks onto a zen-like fountain surrounded by lush greenery.
On the main level, pavilion space traffic ebbs and flows with the seasons and occasions — pulling double or triple duty as needed for larger-scale family, social or corporate gatherings. Often, thanks to the mild Vancouver climate, the massive corner-wrap windows remain open, adding an additional 4,000 feet of outdoor living and entertaining space on one level.