Magazine | Lamoureux Architect
to this 1950s post-and-beam house attempt to mediate between
the forest and ocean harbor while providing a backdrop for the
display of art and sculpture.
A small start
can sometimes give way to larger ambitions. Take Scott Coats,
cabinetmaker and owner of Fusion Woodwork. What began as
a modest shop in a rented Vancouver garage has grown into a
full-service custom cabinet and millwork operation that employs
the latest high-tech machinery. "Our focus has always been
on higher quality and greater efficiency through technology,"
Coats explains. It seems his investment paid off. The expansion
has enabled him to create bespoke cabinetry for high-profile
clients like Lamoureux Architect Inc.
Chris Kleaman and his team at WoodRose Homes knows Vancouver
inside and out. And no wonder. The company has been building
custom homes in the region for more than 20 years, including
nearly a dozen designed by Lamoureux Architect Incorporated.
"We have truly enjoyed every project with them, as each
one brings an extraordinary level of uniqueness," says
Kleaman. "This allows us to continually push the envelope
of great building and deliver exceptional luxury residences."
Location: West Vancouver, British Columbia
Photos by Ed White
"Our client wished
to add a new master suite to this existing 1950s post-and-beam
at the foot of the North Shore Mountains, and to modernize the
home's style. Apart from building on the steep and rocky terrain,
it was challenging to create a grand sense of space with very
little space, and to balance the desire for views with proper
display space and lighting for a substantial art collection."
Brad Lamoureux [On Rose Crescent project]
is designed around a water courtyard and outdoor pool with a
negative edge. We sought to reinforce the connection between
inside and outside living with floor-to-ceiling walls of glass.
In all principal rooms, the walls of glass slide away to completely
open the inside and out."
- Architect Brad Lamoureux [On Thompson Crescent project]
the images to the right and see some of Fusion Woodwork's custom
staircases and millwork in this beautiful West Vancouver home.