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This new home in UBC boasts a modern West Coast Contemporary style that is unique and eco-friendly.
This sustainable and energy efficient home utilizes solar panels and a geothermal heating/cooling system to offset any electrical energy use throughout the year. Large windows allow for maximum daylight saturation while the Corten steel exterior will naturally weather to blend in with the surrounding trees. The rear garden conceals a large underground cistern for rainwater harvesting that is used for landscape irrigation.
The interior provides an open flow with clean lines and neutral white walls to feature the client’s art while also reflecting daylight. Honed black granite counter tops found in the kitchen, living room hearth and ensuite bathroom are juxtaposed with the bright walls to create a visual break. The porcelain tile floors chosen in a wood-grain warm brown pattern create a solid, durable surface for this young growing family that also has dogs.