Feng House

Vancouver, British Columbia
3-Level New Build
4,100 sqft
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ema peter

The Feng House brings together an eclectic mix of West Coast modern living and traditional Chinese decorative elements. Located on a corner lot near Pacific Spirit Park in Vancouver, the home exists as a quiet retreat for a Chinese-Canadian family. The house, designed by BLA Design Group, is the result of a long and intimate collaboration with the client. The primary intent for this project was to create a space which balances aesthetics and function, while utilizing aspects from both traditional Chinese culture and modern West Coast living. This was accomplished all whilst solving the unique needs of the family resulting from their present lifestyles and past memories.

The home’s interior features many elements of traditional Chinese design. The family’s culture and roots are expressed through furniture, interior details, color and tone. Slatted wood panel walls encompass the entry area. Within these panels lies a custom art-piece; a topographic sculpture of the owner’s hometown of Hangzhou. The sculpture greets the family each day as they enter, providing a subtle reminder of their origins in China. The main living area features a series of wood slatted walls which suggests separation between spaces while maintaining visibility and allowing natural light to penetrate from one space to another. These slatted walls reinterpret the traditional Chinese “ping feng”, a room divider, which creates a calming backdrop for the entry area, tea table and the dining table. Many furniture and decor were sourced directly from China, bringing a sense of cultural elegance to the space.

Basement floor
Main Floor
Upper Floor
Cross Section

01 - powder

02 - bedroom

03 - bathroom

04 - massage

05 - laundry

06 - mechanical

07 - living

08 - wine

09 - games

10 - dining

01 - entry

02 - powder

03 - study

04 - kitchen

05 - prep kitchen

06 - dining

07 - living

08 - tea

10 - mudroom

11 - outdoor deck

12 - garage

01 - main bedroom

02 - closet

03 - main bathroom

04 - bedroom

05 - bathroom

06 - bedroom

07 - bathroom

08 - outdoor deck