Architect: Frits de Vries Architect

Builder: Natural Balance Home Builders

Glazing systems: Clerestory glazing, Very custom rake units

Exposure rating (1-5): 2


Located in the breathtaking natural beauty of Vancouver, this stunning home stands as a testament to architectural ingenuity and sensitivity to its surroundings. The house was designed to respond to its site, with its roof alluding to the stunning mountain views.

What truly sets this home apart is how it internalizes the geological forces and tectonic nature of its place, revealing the strength underlying the city’s structure. The use of natural materials, such as the warm cedar-clad sculptural roof, seamlessly blends the home into its surroundings, while an opening in the upper floor brings a sense of openness and light to the living area below.

The entire project is oriented towards the glass walls and windows that focus their sights on a mirror of water located just steps away from the residence. The use of glass screens, replacing traditional solid walls in the master bedroom, expands its reach, blurring the line between indoor and outdoor living. Summit Glazing Systems played a vital role in the project, installing minimal frame European windows and doors, paying attention to the smallest details, and delivering excellent results.

This project features uninterrupted spans of glass along the east and north elevations. This innovative design choice allows for expansive, unhindered views and an abundant influx of natural light, integrating the indoor spaces with the surrounding environment in a way that’s both aesthetically pleasing and functionally effective. By pushing the boundaries of glazing technology, we’ve created a structure that exemplifies the power of glass as a dominant architectural element, merging the boundary between built and natural environments and transforming the building’s facade into a panoramic canvas of the exterior landscape.

The attention to detail and creative approach are apparent throughout the project. The precise installation of expansive glazing systems highlights the stunning natural beauty surrounding the home, providing uninterrupted views of English Bay and downtown Vancouver.

The eye for detail in each project puts us ahead of our competitors. Our team specializes in extraordinary and challenging glazing projects. We assure you that we are the right choice if you want the best glass installation services in Metro Vancouver. So, get in touch with us today for further consultation.