Home tours offer peek into Vancouver's most stylish residences

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      Vancouver will be strutting its stuff all over town September 17 to 28 with a series of private and public events.

      Vancouver Design Week is taking a yearlong hiatus, with a big comeback planned for 2016. But a loose group of events is filling the gap. Here are a few.

      Vancouver Modern Home Tour

      Saturday (September 19), 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
      The Vancouver Modern Home Tour is a one-day, self-guided tour offering access to properties that embody different aspects of modern architecture, among them a West End condo inspired by a New York loft, a 1960s Bob Lewis post-and-beam home in West Vancouver, and a new laneway house in Kerrisdale.

      See www.modernhometours.com/.

      White Rock Modern Home Tour

      Sunday (September 20), 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
      In the first suburb in North America to be given its own Modern Home Tour, this event features five new homes overlooking Semiahmoo Bay, including the well-known “Wave House”.

      See www.modernhometours.com/ .

      Monogram Dinner by Design

      Cocktail Art: Sunday (September 20), 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Dinner by Design: Monday (September 21), 6:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
      The Monogram Dinner by Design will transform CBC Studio 40 into a fabulous backdrop for two nights of cocktails and fine cuisine. Sixteen top interior designers accepted the challenge to create a signature tablescape. Vancouver’s largest and most stylish cocktail party welcomes 750 guests to sample the creations of an all-star bar team.

      See www.dinnerxdesign.com/.