May 1, 2014

West Coast Modern Vernacular Home

Deep Cove mid-century vernacular image Stacy Reynaud

Built on steep slopes in wild landscapes West Coast Modern Vernacular homes - with sloped roofs and natural wood siding - are a natural fit for our Pacific Northwest rainforest.


West Coast Modern vernacular. image stacy reynaud

Not to be left just for the privilege of the cliff dwellers, the 1970s saw toned-down designs making their way into suburban neighbourhoods like West Vancouver (not to mention an awful lot where I grew up - Langley or Brookswood, more specifically.)


Mid-century West Coast Modern image stacy reynaud

West Coast Vernacular image stacy reynaud

West Vancouver mid-century vernacular image Stacy Reynaud

West Vancouver West Coast Modern home image stacy reynaud

West Vancouver home demolition stacy reynaud

Arthur Erickson 6028 Eagleridge Dr. West Vancouver West Coast Modern vernacular image stacy reynaud

Merrick House image Stacy Reynaud

The ultimate West Coast Vernacular home - Merrick House. Built 1974.
Currently in the draft stages of a conservation plan by the District of West Vancouver and Birmingham & Wood Architects.

 

The Granddaddy of West Coast Vernacular, Charles Moore's Sea Ranch - a movement referred to as Bay Area Modern.

Originally published October 19, 2012


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