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2015 White Rock (B.C.) Modern Home Tour

September 20, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

| $30

An hour south of Vancouver, B.C., White Rock tourgoers will experience modern in a whole new setting!


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Tour Curated by Shawna Kliewer, KBC Developments

DATE: Sunday, September 20, 2015
TIME: 11:00am – 5:00pm
COST: $30USD Online in advance, $45 CAD day of
LOCATION: Map link will be published here
TRANSPORTATION: Self-driving, Self-paced



Advance tickets are on sale through FRIDAY, September 18 at 5PM for $30 USD each. Tickets purchased after that time MUST be purchased at any of the tour homes beginning at 11:00 am on Sunday, Sept. 20 for $45 each. Children 12 and under are free.

Featured Homes

A – White Rock, B.C.

Architect: Peter Hildebrand / Stefan Walsh – Iredale Group Architecture

Overlooking Semiamhoo Bay, Galadriel is a refined, modern home with the warmth and strength inherently found in West Coast architecture. Textures of natural stone, Douglas fir, glass and steel unify the interior with its geographical setting – surrounded by evergreens and unrestricted views of the ocean. The entrance to the home is accessed by a crossing above a reflecting pool, in which sits a stunning and solitary bonsai which is illuminated from above through an oculus in the roof’s overhang. Expansive outdoor spaces featuring fire features and seating areas are connected by a curved metal staircase set over a blackened steel reflecting pool, adding a graphic element to the rear of the home. Clerestory glazing in an elevated roof area offers an opening into the tree canopy towards the front of the property and allows light to permeate the interior of the home, while full height windows throughout maximize the impressive views. Living spaces throughout provide ample room for entertaining and comfort. Creativity is shown in the many colourful and whimsical accents. The master bedroom features two ensuite baths – a unique request that makes good sense for the owners. Spaces for work, writing and art were given priority reflecting the values and livelihood of our clients. Projecting from a stone clad wall, cantilevered white oak stair treads lead to an extraordinary wine display that incorporates a sculptural component taken as a memento from our client’s work as a producer in the film industry, adding a strong personal dimension.

This home reflects a successful collaboration between Peter Hildebrand and Stefan Walsh of Iredale Group Architecture and KBC Developments.





B – Surry, B.C.

Designer: Designer – KBC Developments + Concept to Design

Placed within an idyllic beach community, this modern family home is filled with both playful and functional spaces. Natural light reflects throughout and oversized openings allow for movement to the outdoor spaces. Custom millwork completes the kitchen with concealed appliances, and creates a space well suited for entertaining. Accents of concrete add strength and architectural context to the spaces. Livable finishes of white oak and quartz are simple and hardworking. High ceilings in the bedroom level allowed for creativity in children’s spaces, and the addition of colour brings in that sense of playfulness. Art pieces reflect the owner’s time spent abroad, and exude their love of life – which is fitting in a place where the only boundaries to roam are the ocean and railways.





C – White Rock, B.C.

Designer: Designer – KBC Developments + Concept to Design

The Wave House is situated on a challenging sloped lot, an elegant and modern home was achieved with a focus on warm walnut, stainless steel, glass and concrete. Each floor, named Sand, Sea, Surf and Sky, is connected by a floating walnut staircase and an elevator concealed by walnut paneling in the entrance.

The home captures the expansive and serene views of the ocean, with spaces outdoors that incorporate water and fire elements. Ease of maintenance and efficiency was paramount in finishes and systems within the home. Accents of Swarovski crystals illuminate the corridor leading to the master suite and add sparkle to the lighting throughout.

A sleek and functional kitchen was achieved featuring black walnut and charcoal gloss millwork, also incorporating a concealed pantry and quartz surfaces. An impressive wine cooler displays bottles horizontally over steel and walnut, spanning from floor to ceiling.

Features were integrated that capture the fluid motion of a wave and can be seen in the flexible slate on the contoured fireplace, Modular Arts wall panels, and stainless steel accents. The foyer and outer decks also display this sense of movement.

At only 22 feet in width, and 4300 square feet of dramatic finishes, a four car garage that includes additional space for the client’s motorcycle, the Wave House was a productive and rewarding collaboration between the client and KBC Developments.







D – Surrey, B.C.

Designer & Builder: Brad Martin, Treeline Construction Limited

The owners of this mid-century inspired home, wanted to downsize and build a home that reflected their casual life style. Built in 2013 in an established neighborhood by Kwomais Point, the homeowners wanted to blend into their neighborhood. With floor to ceiling glass and a retracting wall of doors, this home integrates indoor-outdoor living. Post and beam ceilings and oversized doorways create a spacious feel. Concrete floors and sturdy hand built furniture perfectly suit the family’s casual life style.

Treeline - Living + Kitchen

Treeline - Living

Treeline - Master Bedroom

Treeline - Office

E – White Rock, B.C.

Design: Owen & Shauna Poppy – Surfside Construction
Photography: Gary Beale, B Plus Studios

“OShaun” (Ocean – Owen & Shauna) – A Modern/Rustic Beach House is a cumulative combination of ideas and materials born from 5 decades of living on and around Semiahmoo Bay and the joy of living a wonderful life together.

Childhood memories of summer days spent fishing, swimming, and frolicking on the White Rock Pier and around the Drayton Harbour Canneries……

Looking across the rippled sand at the weathered shanty’s and cabins along Beach Road on the Semiahmoo Nation Land, and paddling among the “stilted” crab shacks on the little Campbell River.

The constant changing “canvas” of spray art on the BNSF rail cars that inspire colour and freedom of expression.

Memories of endless days and nights spent inside and out……………winter, spring, summer and fall.

The simple pleasure of being individual and expressive living at the Beach.

  • Silvering Natural Woods
  • Weathering Steel and Copper
  • Piers
  • Reclaimed Original 1939 “Cottage” Beams
  • Reclaimed Wood From the old “Muffler Shop” on Marine Drive
  • Sculpted Rippled Sand Panel
  • Graffiti
  • Natural Art
  • The Inside Becoming The Outside.



west beach bar 1--Beale

west beach kitchen 1--Beale

west beach living room 2 open--Beale




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September 20, 2015
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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