Galiano House

Vancouver, British Columbia
3-Level Family Home + Garage
4,600 sqft

The Galiano House is a practical three-storey structure clad in white brick, designed to respond to its unique trapezoidal lot with a steep slope. This positioning presents both challenges due to the terrain and opportunities, most notably the clear views of downtown and the North Shore mountains. To maximize the available width and embrace the site's form, the house widens at the front, with angles internally set for optimal functionality.

Inside the house, split levels in the basement and main floor are implemented to negotiate the slope, ensuring both stability and efficient use of space. The main floor features an open plan that seamlessly links to the rear yard through a sizable alcove, complete with outdoor seating. This design choice strategically facilitates uninterrupted views from the yard, piercing through the residence, and extending to the mountains. A neutral palette of concrete and wood tones characterizes the interior, complemented by expansive floor-to-ceiling windows that usher in ample natural light.

A distinctive aspect of the house is the main bedroom located on the top floor, positioned to offer direct and expansive views of the landscape. Additionally, the property's steep gradient has been adeptly addressed by connecting the garage directly to the basement, an efficient solution to the site's topographical challenge.

Basement Floor
Main Floor
Upper Floor

01 - mudroom

02 - powder

03 - laundry

04 - mechanical

05 - wine

06 - bar

07 - living

08 - golf

09 - bedroom

10 - bathroom

11 - garage

01 - entry

02 - powder

03 - office

04 - living

05 - dining

06 - main kitchen

07 - prep kitchen

08 - covered patio

09 - roof deck

01 - main bedroom

02 - closet

03 - main bathroom

04 - bedroom

05 - bathroom