Tree House Lions Bay BC, 249 Bayview Road West Vancouver home, British Columbia residence photos

Tree House in Lions Bay, West Vancouver

April 11, 2024

Design: Hassell/Griblin + D’Arcy Jones Architects

Location: 249 Bayview Rd, Lions Bay, West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Tree House, 249 Bayview Rd, Lions Bay, West Vancouver

Presenting the Tree House, a serene, mountainside sanctuary embodying the essence of west coast modernism.

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Designed by Hassel/Griblin Associates, this West Vancouver residence hews closely to its steep, forested site, offering a masterful fusion of indoor and outdoor living. Within, a series of voluminous yet intimate spaces unfold in a graceful descent, creating a captivating dance of light, structure, and nature.

249 Bayview Road, Lions Bay home, BC

Lush woodland vistas and distant Howe Sound views frame this luminous architectural journey which flows effortlessly into a recent D’Arcy Jones studio and patio addition, enhancing this unparalleled live/work family haven.

249 Bayview Road, Lions Bay home, BC

A vital link between historic and contemporary west coast design, the Tree House now offers you a place in its storied legacy and awaits its next custodian.

249 Bayview Road, Lions Bay home, BC

249 Bayview Road, Lions Bay, West Vancouver – Property Information

Property: 249 Bayview Road Lions Bay, WV, British Columbia, Canada

Neighbourhood: Lions Bay

Designer: Hassell/Griblin + D’Arcy Jones Architects

Designed and Built: 1974/2019

Price: $2,395,000

Specification: Mid-century Modern

Program: West Coast Modern

Floors: 4 levels

Rooms: 4 bed 2 bath

Building: 2,317 sqft

Lot: 0.74 acre / 32,234 sqft

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The Tree House – the synthesis of tranquil mountainside living and visionary West Coast architecture.

Originally designed by Hassell/Griblin in 1974, it is a unique iteration of the duo’s experimental body of work focused on vertical, voluminous structures often set on unbuildable, difficult sites.

With a modern expansion by D’Arcy Jones Architects, the Tree House offers an unmatched forest living experience with profound architectural lineage.

249 Bayview Road, Lions Bay home, BC

“Robert Hassell and Barry Griblin graduated from UBC School of Architecture in the mid-1960s, and extended the idealism engendered there to a design/build practice that fostered an intimate dialogue with the landscape and future occupants.”

– McIntyre House: UBC SALA | West Coast Modern Series, ORO Editions, 2020

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Barry Griblin Architect

Barry Griblin (1941-2023) of Hassell/Griblin Associates, known for spatially inventive house designs set on unbuildable, difficult sites.

• UBC School of Architecture (won an AIBC Award for outstanding work during his studies) in the early 1960s

• Moved to Toronto to work under Ron Thom (notably on the commissions for Trent University)

• Formed Hassell/Griblin Associates in Vancouver with UBC alum Robert Hassell

• Focused on experimental house designs throughout the 60s and 70s

• Partnership eventually dissolved with Griblin continuing his domestic experimentation on his own

• Lifelong resident of West Vancouver in a house of his own design, where his wife still lives

249 Bayview Road, Lions Bay home, BC

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249 Bayview Road, Lions Bay home, BC

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