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Pink House: Stained Cedar Exterior Conceals a Clean Modern Interior

Moving away from excesses and keeping design simple and uncomplicated, the Pink House in Mount Pleasant, Vancouver, Canada combines a stylish cedar-clad fa├žade with a cheerful modern ambiance to paint a picture of contrasting worlds. Designed by Scott Posno, the striking residence was built to meet the demands of a modern family of four and has an inherent sculptural quality that is simply undeniable. A cantilevered top level provides shelter for both the entrance and the deck outside, even as the basement of the house offers additional living and utility space.

Contemporary Vancouver home with dark cedar exterior and cantilevered top level Pink House: Stained Cedar Exterior Conceals a Clean Modern Interior

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Once you step inside this elegant home, the image of the dark stained cedar exterior is quickly replaced by a breezy living space clad in neutral hues, and an open living area that is filled with ample natural light. A cool staircase with a glass balustrade and floating steps brings light from the top level to the ground floor, even as the clever placement of skylights further enhances the charming and refreshing vibe. A three-sided fireplace delineates the kitchen, dining and living areas, while the deck outside becomes an extension of the spacious interior. [Photography: Sama Jim Canzian]

Clean design and simple straight lines create a cozy contemporary home in Vancouver

Dark cedar brings classic elegance to a distinctly contemporary home

Living area with the classic Eames Lounger and colorful modular shelving

Wooden cabinets, island and backsplash for the breezy modern kitchen

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Stylish contemporary kitchen borrows from the aesthetics of an Asian interior

Kitchen that overlooks deck and garden outside

Pendant lights and the yellow chair give the dining space a whimsical appeal

Landscaping gestures enhance the connection between indoors and outdoors, extending enjoyment of the house to the backyard during warmer months. The provision of a generous back deck accessible from the family room encourages al fresco dining and an appreciation of the verdant, lush ambiance of mature deciduous trees and plantings native to the West Coast.

Glass balustrade and floating risers create a fabulous, sculptural stairway

Skylight brings natural light into both the levels of the house thanks to the open stairwell

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Modern minimal bedroom with platform bed and built-in bedside stands

Contemporary bathroom in white with wooden accents

Basement floor plan of the Pink House

Living level floor plan of contemporary Canadian home

Second level floor plan of the Vancouver home with master suite, laundry and additional bedrooms

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