Coal Harbour by Andrea Mclean Studio
This 3,000-square-foot sub-penthouse has 180-degree views of Burrard Inlet, Stanley Park and the North Shore mountains. Because the majority of the walls are exterior glazing, the vista predominates the interior experience and has been considered in every room, making the rooms themselves feel more spacious. In the living room, the undulating silhouette of the Patricia Urquiola Bend sofa mimics the form of the mountain range, and invites the muted tones and shapes into the space.
The bespoke, architectural millwork, made of specially treated white oak, provides a intentional thread that connects the entire space and creates flow. The millwork itself achieves many functions; in the guest room, for example, it provides a bed frame, closet, bedside tables, and bench to sit and contemplate the view. But on the surface, the cabinetry is simple, which creates a foundation for a minimal, quiet and poetic space.
The spatial quality is as important as the aesthetic. In the hallway, when the surface wall was removed, it unveiled the building’s concrete core, complete with construction pencil notes. The three-quarter-inch reveal between the precise drywall ceiling and the uneven concrete gives those juxtaposed materials equal weight and enhances the spatial quality of the room.
Photography courtesy of Andrea Mclean Studio
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