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Starship House in Vancouver by Arthur Erickson
31 May 2022
Design: Arthur Erickson Architect
Location: 6028 Eagleridge Drive, West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
The Sale of Arthur Erickson’s Starship House Bucks the Trend of Demolitions of Heritage Homes in Vancouver
Starship House in West Vancouver by Arthur Erickson, Canada
At $4.3 million, this is one of the most significant architectural sales in Western Canada
West Vancouver, May 31, 2022 – West Coast Modern, has sold the Starship House to buyers who will preserve the home and restore it to its former glory. Designed by Arthur Erickson, the celebrated Canadian architect, the Starship House and its successful sale is a powerful statement reflecting the change in Vancouver real estate.
“This sale puts Vancouver on the world map in terms of recognition of architecturally significant homes,” says Trent Rodney, realtor at West Coast Modern. “This means that homes designed by Arthur Erickson and other mid-century architects have never been more appreciated by the market.”
Built in 1968, the Starship House, a 2,434 square foot cedar-clad sculptural residence located at 6028 Eagleridge Drive, West Vancouver, is set on a 12,013 square foot steep rock face with an excellent outlook over the Georgia Strait.
Without any practical preservation measure in place, the coastal city has seen a trend of heritage homes being demolished for lot value. The most recent cases include the 1956 Ron Thom Dawson/Purdie House on Rose Crescent and the 1940 McDowell House by Bob Lewis on Hillcrest Rd – both located in West Vancouver and demolished this year.
A string of Erickson-designed houses that went on the market recently, including the Eppich House I, listed by Rennie, the Eppich House II, listed by Sotheby’s, and the Staples Residence, listed by Remax, all failed to successfully find buyers.
“This precedent-setting sale is indicative of a broader trend that sees a shift in the market with high net worth buyers valuing expertly designed homes that are connected to nature over the oversized mansions of yore,” says Rodney.
“This mirrors similar trends that we have observed in London, Palm Springs, and Melbourne where increasingly sophisticated buyers are seeking out homes with architectural significance and history over heaps of space.”
The out-of-province private buyer underwent extensive research before submitting their offer and are planning a restoration true to Erickson’s vision.
Rodney encourages owners of other architecturally significant homes to contact their Realtor to learn how this sale affects their home’s valuation.
West Coast Modern
West Coast Modern is a Vancouver-based real estate agency specialized in helping clients sell Modernist properties of architectural significance. In a world of generic real estate, we don’t sell homes, we pass them onto the next custodian.
West Coast Modern are Vancouver’s only real estate agency focused exclusively on West Coast modern homes and have a proven track record of achieving precedent-setting sale prices for our clients. Featured in Architectural Digest, Dwell, Globe and Mail, Elle Decor and designboom, we share the best of West Coast modern design in Canada with the world.
“Sometimes I look back on the projects I’ve done and I think, how did they let me get away with this?”
– Arthur Erickson
Starship House in West Vancouver by Arthur Erickson, BC – Real Estate Information
For enquires contact:
West Coast Modern
604 754 1247
6028 Eagleridge Drive
West Vancouver, BC
Built in 1968
4 Bed 2 Bath
Total 2,343 sqft
Lot 12,013 sqft
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