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SBD – Jericho House

Sophie Burke Design

Short description

This project was an ambitious overhaul of a 1912 heritage home. Leaving only the original building profile preserved, extensive improvements included a reconfigured floor plan that completely opens up the interior. Natural light and ocean views are emphasized with new oversized windows and multi-door access to the outdoor living areas.

SBD’s brief was to remain sensitive to the heritage and architecture of the home, while creating a much more modern feel. Character details, such as high baseboards and back-band trim were reproduced. Painted and white oak panelling were introduced and much of the bespoke cabinetry has a modified face frame or a thin shaker door profile, each reflecting a youthful nod to heritage styles. The coffered and painted wood clad ceiling, a design solution necessitated by HVAC runs and a desire to keep ceilings as high as possible, visually connects the living spaces. White oak and blackened steel metalwork imbue the home with warmth and tactility, grounding an otherwise clear and crisp palette. Impactful lighting selections and modern Scandinavian furnishings convey a current yet unpretentious aesthetic. The kitchen is the heart of the main floor living space, with an intimate den hidden away from the open plan main floor by two pocket doors that disappear behind the kitchen cabinetry. A darker palette, lush textures and snug proportions have made it a family favourite gathering area.

Entry details
LocationVancouver, BC, Canada
Lead designerSophie Burke, with Jennifer Millar
Consultant teamEyco Building Group (Builder), Scott Posno Design (Architect)
Photography creditsEma Peter
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