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Taking in the View: Lovely Vancouver Home Extends Its Living Space Outdoors

It is that time of the year again when you start to enjoy the weather outside and maybe head out for a picnic or two as well along with your family and friends. This expansive private residence dubbed ‘St. Georges’ in West Vancouver, British Columbia seems like a perfect retreat designed to enjoy such beautiful weather as you are draped in natural goodness. Nestled on a lot that offers captivating views of the lush green landscape that surrounds it, the house is designed by Randy Bens Architect as a long, carved rectangular structure that offers a wonderful covered outdoor space.

Gorgeous and relaxing contemporary home in in West Vancouver, British Columbia

It is this outdoor area that is used as an extended living space, as it blurs the line between the interior and the world outside. A long and private entry surrounded by trees and plants leads to the lower-level living area that houses an open plan living room along with other public spaces. The living room, kitchen and dining room seem both spacious and cheerful, as a flood of natural light coming through the skylights enlivens it. With a neutral color scheme and modern décor, the focus here is more on framing the view on offer perfectly and ensuring that the interior plays supporting cast to the scenery.

Entrance to the exquiste private residence in West Vancouver, British Columbia

Love for nature and a soothing ambiance shape fabulous home in Vancouver

Long and simple yard that is open to the stunnning green views

Rear facade of the home opens up to the natural scenery around it

Outdoor Jacuzzi and covered living space provide a soothing retreat for aperfect staycation

Open plan living space with mesmerizing view of the natural landscape

Vaulted roofs give the interior a distinct look with double-height spaces that flow into the relaxing garden outside. A confluence of comfort, style and serenity, the exterior of the residence clad in concrete, wood and metal further accentuates its uniqueness and beauty.[Photography: Ema Peter]

Light-filled living space of the St. Georges private residence

Open living room with vaulted ceiling, skylights and a smart fireplace

Tom Dixon pendant lights in white for the large dining space with high ceiling

Iconic Tom Dixon pendants make quite a visual impact

Green features and clever nooks bring in a flood of natural light

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