Spot The Arthur Erickson is always a fun Vancouver game.
There are certainly a fair amount of the late architect’s designs throughout the city (the Waterfall Building outside Granville Island; the Museum of Anthropology at UBC; Robson Square smack in the middle of downtown). But some of his best creations are private homes that most of us will never be lucky enough to see a glimpse of. That is, unless one of them goes on the market.
The 6,400-square-foot Eppich House II, located in West Van’s British Properties on 1.18 acres, has been put on the market for a cool $12.8 million (kind of a steal when you remember that tiny apartments downtown are going for millions themselves?). Completed in 1988, Eppich House II has five bedrooms, five washrooms, a guest house, a pool, a hot tub, an onsite creek, and things called “reflecting ponds” (chic).
The property’s been carefully restored, but it maintains the design integrity that Erickson (who died in Vancouver in 2009) envisioned for the place. That means lines that are more sculptural than rigid; impressive and inventive uses of natural light and materials; and moments of play and surprise.
If the budget won’t allow for placing an offer on this iconic home, at least you can get lost in the photos.