West Coast Modern Architecture Sold

1452 Lawson Avenue, West Vancouver, BC (Ambleside)

West Coast Modern Panoramic Views in Ambleside designed by one of the "intellects" of Post Modern Architecture in Canada. Legendary architect and West Van resident, Bud Wood who was a member of the design faculty for 33 years at the University of British Columbia (UBC) School of Architecture and principal of the Vancouver firm Birmingham & Wood designed this totally unique 2-3 bdrm home that could easily grace the pages of architectural digest. The minute you walk into this home you are marvelled by the varying influences: Japanese minimalism and the landscape of the Pacific Northwest. Focal points include cathedral ceilings, exposed timber and intimate spaces throughout, covered sundecks, fish pond and privacy. The tranquility of landscape-architecture-ocean views in an urban Ambleside location is something hard to find. Top floor Master bedroom suite features the unobstructed views of Lions Gate Bridge, city, harbour and Vancouver Island. Many updates over the years including kitchen and bathrooms. Sunny southside lot with attached 2 car garage. Something special!

The firm of Birmingham & Wood, Architects and Planners was established in Vancouver in the 1930s. The original partners, William Birmingham and Woodruff Wood, were key in the development of West Coast Modernist architecture. Their body of work was comprised largely of institutional and residential buildings uniquely suited to the materials and landscapes of the West Coast. The firm's work has been included in three definitive shows of regional architecture: the "Poetics of West Coast Modernism", 2005; "The New Spirit" at the Vancouver Art Gallery, 1997; and "A Measure of Consensus" at the UBC Fine Arts Gallery, 1986. The current partners, Sandra Moore Architect AIBC and James Burton Architect AIBC are committed to continuing the legacy of Birmingham & Wood. Institutional and residential projects comprise the greatest part of the firm's current work.

"The Intellects," a group of Architects Fred Hollingsworth formed with his friend Ron Thom and including Bud Wood, Beans Justice, Arthur ERICKSON and Barry DOWN

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