This Modern Brick House Terraces Down The Hillside

ADC on September 23, 2022
A modern brick house with a staggered design, has black window frames and glass railings.

Wiedemann Architectural, together with BLA Design Group, has completed a new brick home in Vancouver, Canada, that has a terraced design.

A modern brick house with a staggered design, has black window frames and glass railings.

The four-level home was designed for a large multi-generational family, with plenty of space for the family to enjoy.

A modern brick house with a staggered design, has black window frames and glass railings.

The house is embedded deep into the site, with three floors rising fully above the ground facing the rear yard.

A modern brick house with a staggered design, has black window frames and glass railings.

The roof form is clearly outlined by stepping terraces, positioned to provide an extension of the interior spaces and to take full advantage of the view.

A modern brick house with a staggered design, has black window frames and glass railings.

The clients’ need for a highly durable facade led to a selection of brick that wraps the entire home.

A modern brick house with black window frames and glass railings.

Black metal details wrap the terrace and soffits, with the black frames protruding from double-height windows to highlight their shape, creating playful shadows along the facade that move throughout the day.

A modern brick house with black window frames and patio.
A modern brick house with black window frames and patio.

The home features two entrances; one from each street frontage. The primary entry enters the main foyer on the lower portion of the site, underneath an extensive green roof.

A modern brick house with black window and door frames.
A modern brick house with black steel window frames and a green roof.

The secondary entry is accessed from the high side of the site and is accessed across a long steel bridge that floats above a sunken patio.

The front door of this modern brick house is accessed across a long steel bridge that floats above a sunken patio.
The front door of this modern brick house is accessed across a long steel bridge that floats above a sunken patio.

Contrasting the heavy presence of the home’s exterior, the interior is light and flows from one room to another. The living room includes display shelves and a fireplace at one end. The other end is home to a piano.

This modern living room includes display shelves, and a fireplace at one end. The other end is home to a piano.

A glass-enclosed room includes an oval table surrounded by chairs and a floating desk on one wall.

A glass-enclosed room includes an oval table surrounded by chairs and a floating desk on one wall.

The formal dining room is located at the other end of the living room and on the opposite side of the fireplace. Sliding glass doors open to outdoor space.

A modern and formal dining room with glass doors that open to a patio.

The naturally stained wood floor and millwork throughout provide additional warmth to the interior, and grey cabinets provide a contrasting element along the entire length of the kitchen and dining wall, differentiating these areas from the living room.

A modern kitchen with a long island and minimalist grey cabinets.

At one end of the island is an area for bar seating, while the other end is home to a round table with views of the garden.

A modern kitchen with an oversized island.
A casual dining area at the end of the kitchen.

A large glass door connects the social areas of the home to a hallway.

A glass door connects the social areas of the house with the hallway.
A glass door connects the social areas of the house with the hallway.

Wood stairs connect the various levels of the home.

A modern interior with wood stairs.

In two of the bedrooms, built-in desks provide a place for quiet study.

A modern bedroom with a built-in study desk and floating shelves.
A modern bedroom with a study desk.

The bathrooms of the home each have a contemporary appearance, with some of them including a freestanding bathtub.

A modern bathroom with floor-to-ceiling windows and a freestanding bathtub.
A modern bathroom with a freestanding bathtub.
A modern bathroom with a floating vanity that includes hidden lighting underneath.

There’s also a home office with an art studio.

A modern house with a home office and art studio.

A media room where everything’s dark is a strong contrast to the rest of the interior.

A modern media room with black walls and furniture.

In a wine cellar, there are wall-mounted wine racks and below, there’s open storage. A sizeable live edge table adds a natural element to the space.

In this modern wine cellar, there's wall-mounted wine racks and below, there's open storage. A large live edge table adds a natural element to the space.
Photography by Andrew Latreille

To learn more about the home, you can watch the below video.

Source: Contemporist