The 430 house by D’Arcy Jones Architecture was a complete re configuration using the houses existing foundation. The black and wood exterior is stunning, the color blocking at the front does is really nice. The interiors are clean lined and modern in every way. The landscaping caught my attention is it is such a welcoming enhancement to the house. I would have loved to have seen what the house looked like before this beautiful transformation.
“This renovation of a 1981 Vancouver Special on a 33 foot wide lot retained the entire foundation and structure of the house. The interior layout was flipped, moving the kitchen, dining and living areas from the upper floor down to the main floor, so the most important interior spaces could be at grade. A new parallel-parking open carport was built off the lane, to preserve more of the back yard for a new landscaped garden and terrace. The house was wrapped in a new exterior skin with carefully placed windows, to connect all interior spaces to the front and back yards. This house that was once dark and generic is now filled with light and air.”