Design influences from the Far East have always found space in the western world with the likes of George Nelson and Isamu Noguchi wowing the world with their masterpieces. As the quest of the urban denizen to find tranquility and relaxation grows with each day, decorating elements from the East are increasingly becoming more prominent. Embracing Thai and Balinese influences gleefully, this contemporary home in Vancouver combines luxury with serenity in an effortless fashion. The confluence of elements is truly spellbinding as contrasting finishes complement each other ever so beautifully throughout the residence.

Sapele wood slats and a wall of greenery create a beautiful street facade

Designed by RUFproject, a custom screen made out of Sapele wood slats shields the top level of the house from excessive sunlight and also provides necessary privacy. A beautiful entry combines different elements as the small reflecting ponds, stone steps, wooden door and bamboo garden well and truly bring home the Oriental vibe. Step inside and the picture changes dramatically with marble finishes and custom millwork creating an air of opulence interlaced with tranquility. An open plan living on the lower level is connected with the spacious kitchen, dining area and a sitting room / sunroom that flows into the courtyard outside.

Reflecting pool and wooden slats give the Vancouver home an Oriental vibe
Sapele wood slats for the top level keep out the heat and improve privacy
Stone and reflecting pod give the entrance a serene, inviting vibe
Design influences from the Far East shape contemporary entrance
Zen-style nook inside the home with art finds from Thailand and Bali
Stunning fireplace and a white backdrop for the living room with red accents
Dashing contemporary fireplace with a marble finish and chimney
Luxurious finishes and polished marble inside the Vancouver home

A luxurious master bedroom with stunning marble fireplace and a spacious master bathroom next to it defines the top level along with additional private spaces. A private courtyard with multiple entryways and stone stairway connecting it with the master bedroom completes the expansive and exclusive Canadian home built for an avid traveler.

Modern sunroom and lounge with a comfy sectional
Exquisite contemporary kitchen in white with central island and shelves in dark wood
Glass window next to the staircase brings the bamboo garden indoors
Sensational contemporary bedroom with a sizzling modern fireplace
Marble brings luxury and elegance to the contemporary bath
Walk-in closet leading to the master bathroom
Small and relaxing central patio with multiple access points and a stone stairway

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