A LITTLE BIT OF PARIS IN WEST VANCOUVER
This custom designed, sophisticated, “one of a kind” Art Deco home is conveniently located here in West Vancouver… one moment you are standing in the here and now on a street in Ambleside, the next you have been transported to an impeccably elegant and stylishly furnished Parisian salon of the 1920’s!
From the street this 4000 sf work of art has a guarded face. Terra-cotta tiles and concrete planters warm a front garden that winds its way to a double volume portico and matching antechamber. A traditional Art Deco iron & glass door opens into the beautifully crafted home. Internal balconies, the absence of hallways and a 9 meter-high cupola in the living room contribute to the European look of the house designed by Architectural Designer John Mason after a decade long study & work in the United Kingdom.
The stunning main floor with polished ceramic floors, white marble columns and towering ceiling give you the sense of something quiet, private and special. The light filled living space with its salon style living room, formal dining room and library flow through imported double wrought iron doors leading out to a private relaxing solarium. An efficient European style kitchen with Miele & Sub Zero appliances is located off one side of the dining room, and on the opposite side, with steps down to a possible second kitchen and intimate breakfast nook. This unique area could be a separate living quarters as its leads to a private den area and stairs up to another bedroom, bathroom and intimate outdoor deck.
The second floor features the open office area which overlooks the main floor living room and a lovely master suite with vaulted ceilings and skylights, double doors that lead out to the sunny deck and an ensuite bathroom featuring granite floors with mosaic wall tile & specialty lighting.
The lower floor is set up with children in mind and has three good sized bedrooms, a bathroom, laundry and mechanical room.
Exquisite, totally private and peaceful walled backyard with fountain and beautiful landscaping completes this gorgeous European style home and provides the perfect retreat for an avid art collector or entertainer.