Beachaus In White Rock, B.C.

Who says a life of prefab can't be fab?

I'm drooling over this bayside home in White Rock, B.C. - of which half was pre-fabricated - with the remaining completed on site.



This LEED Platinum home, Beachaus 1 (of a pair built simultaneously) oozes natural materials and open spaces. I would love to have been the photographer - I would have gazed for hours.

Mind you, those are some hard edges, but you really don't need to soften it up when you have this view behind your house:



The lighting brings so much warmth. And the inset balcony is such a great spot to spend a night stargazing (or otherwise) with your sweetie.

Bringing the garage forward and having those different depths really adds to the house's visual presence without resorting to tacky colours or anything 'weird'.

Come on in! Let's see this house from the perspective of the lucky inhabitants:



No tit lamps here!

Unobtrusive light fixtures keep the focus where it should be: the 180-degree view of Semiahmoo Bay.

The grid panes on the windows help enclose the space and allay fears of living in a glass house (so the owners can throw stones). Despite the rectangularity of it all, the space still feels cozy with that big, plush rug. The interior-design choices reflect the colours of the house - deep browns and gradients of grey look elegant no matter how much sunlight there is.



There are a lot of things I would be willing to do to have a rooftop patio like that. It's so intimate, not least because of the solid wood-panelled fence. There's also a green roof!

The designer, Pb Elemental and the builder, Method Homes, both did a fantastic job! Not to mention developer InHaus Development's great taste.

All photos on Contemporist, taken by SeeVirtual Marketing and Photography.

Research and Written by Josh Patlik, Student of International Development & Political Science at the University of Toronto.

Posted In: British Columbia

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