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White Rock Hosts First Modern Home Tour

White Rock and Surrey’s beach community open their modern homes to the public September 20.

A welcome addition to Western Living Magazine’s Design Week, White Rock joins the modern home tour circuit with five houses showcasing the best of bay views and local design.

The tour kicks off Sunday September 20, the day after the third annual Vancouver Modern Home Tour. Here’s a sneak peek inside the homes on the inaugural White Rock Modern Home Tour:

1. Galadriel: Semiahmoo Bay Home 

The refined and quintessential West Coast Modern Galadrial overlooks Semiahmoo Bay in White Rock. The natural stone, fir, glass and steel home is a collaboration between Peter Hildebrand and Stefan Walsh of Iredale Group Architecture and KBC Developments.

2. Vidro Do Mar: Modern Family Home in Surrey

The Vidro Do Mar home in Surrey’s beach community was a collaboration between KBC Developments, Concept to Design Inc. and the client with a focus on natural light, woods and clean-lined spaces.

3. Wave House in White Rock

Known to architecture fans and local residents, the Wave House (a second KBC Developments and Concept to Design collaboration) is situated on a challenging, sloped lot, but still manages to capitalize on sweeping ocean views. Inside, each floor has a name: Sand, Sea, Surf and Sky—each connected by a floating walnut staircase and an elevator cleverly concealed by walnut panelling in the entrance.

4. OShaun Ocean Beach House

This White Rock home is called the OShaun house for good reason. It’s a name derived from a combination of the owners’ names and pronounced ‘ocean’—sweeping views of which you can enjoy on every level. Designed by Owen and Shauna Poppy of Surfside Construction, the interiors and materials are born from five decades of living in Semiahmoo Bay.

5. Mid-Century Inspired Post and Beam

Designer Brad Martin and builder Treeline Construction Limited were tasked with creating a Surrey home connected to its surroundings. Floor-to-ceiling glass and a retracting wall of doors achieve that indoor-outdoor living. While post and beam ceilings and oversized doorways keep things spacious throughout.

White Rock Modern Home Tour

When: Sunday, September 20, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: $30 WL DEAL: Use promo code WSTRNLVNG to get a $5 discount on tickets. 

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