Feb 4, 2015

An Untouched 1970s A-Frame Wonder

The Gienger Residence in West Vancouver is on the market for the first time. The original owners/architects have lived in the home since 1971. And what a beauty it is! Is that plush carpeting I see in the living room? Look at the beautiful, unstained cedar walls and exposed beams.

The original copper pendant lights and a burl bar.  I'd take the rope off the bar.
The original floor to ceiling stone fireplace and hand carved beams.
Spiral staircase and original brick kitchen. The floors may have been replaced with unfortunate laminate. However, nothing appears to have been updated in the home, so it could be the original hardwood floor. They're well cared for, as it looks like the rest of the house has been.
Are the burl table and chandelier included in the sale?
Sold me at the sunken purple bathtub! I'd rip that carpet out, though. Please, the carpet does not belong in the washroom. Gross. I'd put in a light-colored heated stone floor of some sort.
There you have it. For more images, check out the realtor's website. It would be a shame if the home was bought strictly to be torn down and replaced with the ever-popular West Van Baroque Craftsman.

 

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