Parkland House North Vancouver by Bob Lewis

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Parkland House North Vancouver, BC

26 February 2024

Design: Bob Lewis Architect

Location: 3219 Regent Avenue, Upper Lonsdale neighbourhood, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

West Coast Modern Lists Bob Lewis-Designed Home for Sale in North Vancouver Inspired by California’s Joseph Eichler

Parkland House North Vancouver by Bob Lewis

Architectural Photos by Barbara Tili

Parkland House North Vancouver, Canada

With a post-and-beam structure and expansive windows overlooking a Japanese garden and private forest, the Parkland House has served as a creative homebase for the film industry couple behind Hollywood blockbusters like X-Men and Tron.

Parkland House North Vancouver by Bob Lewis

VANCOUVER, February, 2024 – West Coast Modern is announcing today that it is listing the Bob Lewis-designed Parkland House for sale in North Vancouver. Inspired by Joseph Eichler’s take on California modernism, the 1956-built home features floor-to-ceiling windows that draw the eye to the parklike surroundings and the city views beyond. Conducive to creativity, it was looking out the living room window that current owners, both film industry professionals, came up with the creative vision for Hollywood blockbusters like X-Men and Tron.

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“The rich legacy of modernist homes that we enjoy on the west coast is largely due to Joseph Eichler and Bob Lewis,” says Trent Rodney, Co-Founder at West Coast Modern. “Together, the two men were the driving force beyond the expansion of modernist residential architecture in California and British Columbia, respectively.”

Parkland House North Vancouver by Bob Lewis

Located at 3219 Regent Avenue in North Vancouver’s Upper Lonsdale neighbourhood, the Parkland House features four bedrooms and two bathrooms spread over 3,186 square feet. Exposed cedar beams and expansive windows connect the space to the mature Japanese garden (original to the home) and the private forest that cover the rest of the 12,326-square-foot corner lot.

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A stay at the Sidney Bazett House – a Usonian-style home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright – inspired Joseph Eichler, a businessman, to become a real estate developer of modernist homes. Between 1949 and 1966, Eichler built more than 11,000 modernist homes throughout California. His homes are known for “bringing the outside in” through their signature use of features like skylights, glass walls, clerestory windows and atriums.

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Bob Lewis brought Eichler’s brand of innovative, highly livable designs up north and quickly became the most prolific builder of modernist homes in B.C. In total, he designed and built – through his company Lewis Construction – 745 homes throughout the province. Far surpassing his higher-profile contemporaries Arthur Erickson (who built 12 homes) and Fred Hollingsworth (who built 17).

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“In California, Eichler-designed homes are highly sought after, and the rare few that come on the market are quickly snapped up,” continues Rodney. “Buyers of Bob Lewis homes in B.C. can benefit from a market that is not yet quite as intense, but that will likely see the same boom in interest that Eichler homes in California have experienced over the past 15 years.”

Parkland House North Vancouver by Bob Lewis

The Parkland House was listed on the District of North Vancouver Heritage Register as the Pool Residence and originally built for Don Pool, a prominent judge, whose family lived in the home until 2001.

The Parkland House is being offered at $2,850,000. The home will be open for public tours beginning February 25, 2024. Prospective buyers are invited to visit to reserve their spot.

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About West Coast Modern

West Coast Modern is Vancouver’s only real estate service specializing in selling design-led architectural homes. From mid-century classics to contemporary new builds, West Coast Modern has consistently created one-of-a-kind storytelling experiences for each work of architecture they represent. Their unique following of design-literate clientele look to them for inspiration to craft their life the West Coast Modern way.

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West Coast Modern is gaining unprecedented access to buyers from around the globe who understand the value of well-designed spaces. Their proven marketing platform regularly earns coverage from top publications like Architectural Digest, Dwell, Monocle, Elle Decor, THE PLAN, designboom, Western Living, STOREYS, Montecristo, NUVO, the Globe and Mail, the North Shore News, and the Vancouver Sun.

With this proprietary program, they have successfully secured new custodians for a majority of Metro Vancouver’s most significant modern houses, such as the famed Arthur Erickson Starship House, which sold for the highest price per square foot for a historic home, and the newly completed Eaves House by McLeod Bovell, which sold for $12.1 million.

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Architectural Photography by Barbara Tili

Editorial Photography by Gabriel Cabrera

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Parkland House North Vancouver by Bob Lewis Architect, BC images / information received 260224 from West Coast Modern

Location: 3219 Regent Avenue, Upper Lonsdale, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, North America

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