Lantern House North Vancouver, Fred Hollingsworth home British Columbia, Modern Canadian residence, BC real estate photos
Lantern House North Vancouver, BC: Fred Hollingsworth
11 November 2023
Design: Fred Hollingsworth Architect
Location: 825 Forest Hills Drive, Edgemont Village, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Architectural Photos by Barbara Tili
This Modern British Columbia home is being offered for sale at $3,285,000.
Lantern House North Vancouver, Canada
West Coast Modern Lists Japanese-Inspired Fred Hollingsworth-Designed Home for Sale in North Vancouver.
One of Hollingsworth’s last remaining Neoteric homes, the Lantern House shows how Japanese design principles influenced west coast modernism.
VANCOUVER, November 10, 2023 – West Coast Modern is announcing today that it is listing the Fred Hollingsworth-designed Lantern House for sale in North Vancouver. An early example of west coast modernism, the 1950-built home is one of the few remaining Neoteric houses designed by Hollingsworth and is one of the only private residences in Canada to have been personally blessed by the Dalai Lama.
“Leading modernist architects like Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright and Arthur Erickson all drew design inspiration from Japan – and Fred Hollingsworth was no different,” says Trent Rodney, Co-Founder at West Coast Modern. “With the Lantern House, Hollingsworth tapped into Japanese wabi-sabi principles that seek to eliminate the inessential and find beauty in unembellished, humble materials.”
Located at 825 Forest Hills Drive in North Vancouver’s Edgemont Village neighbourhood, the Lantern House features five bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms over three levels on an 8,625-square-foot lot. Exposed timber beams and large picture windows blur the line between the interior and the lush greenery and Japanese pond outside. The spacious 3,865-square-foot layout is double the size of other Neoteric homes thanks to a 2000 renovation that saw Hollingsworth’s son, Russell, gracefully add a second storey to the home.
Born in England and based in Vancouver, Fred Hollingsworth was a strong advocate for “truth” in architecture – privileging natural or locally produced materials and believing that homes should fit into their natural surroundings (“of it, not on it”). With his Neoteric collection of homes, Hollingsworth sought to articulate his vision for the modern home – a repeatable post-and-beam design, customizable for each family and in harmony with nature.
Attracted to the home for its tranquility and the healing properties of its design, the previous owners invited the Dalai Lama to bless the home during his 2014 visit to Vancouver.
“The Lantern House is rooted in its natural surroundings as though it were growing right out of the North Vancouver slopes,” continues Rodney. “It is a serene base from which to engage with the world and is ready to heal its next custodian.”
The Lantern House is being offered at $3,285,000. The home will be open for public tours beginning Sunday, November 12th. Prospective buyers are invited to visit westcoastmodern.ca/tours to reserve their spot.
This property is one of the last remaining Neoteric home designs by Fred and Russell Hollingsworth. The residence clearly illustrates the influence of Japanese architectural principles on the West Coast Modern style.
Title: Lantern House
Architects: Design by Fred Hollingsworth and Russell Hollingsworth
Dates built: 1951 ; 2000
Location: Edgemont Village, North Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Presenting Lantern House, a poetic embodiment of west-coast architecture bridging the local, the distant, and the beyond. Situated in prized Edgemont Village, the home is a testament to architect Fred Hollingsworth’s Neoteric Houses, echoing Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian ideals.
Built in 1950 and gracefully expanded in 2000 by Russell Hollingsworth, the renovation honoured the home’s essential post and beam structure. Exposed timber beams delineate a flow through intimate and expansive interiors, each space a serene reflection of Japanese simplicity extending into a verdant outdoor sanctuary.
Living spaces resonate with tranquility, bathed in natural light that streams through clerestory and picture windows. Blessed by the Dalai Lama himself, this radiant abode seeks a new custodian.
Lantern House North Vancouver by Fred Hollingsworth, BC images / information received 101123 from West Coast Modern
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