Modern House With A Black Exterior And Light Interiors

Modern house clad in thin strips of black cedar with a sculptural feel

Modern house clad in thin strips of black cedar with a sculptural feel

While its façade is unmistakably modern, the Pink House was designed with sensitivity by Scott Posno Design to the other houses in Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant neighborhood. The single family home manages to fit 3,000 square feet into its design, despite the face that the front elevation doesn’t overwhelm the houses beside it.

The house is clad in thin strips of black stained cedar that were installed horizontally on the ground level and vertically on the second story, which cantilevers out adding to the design’s sculptural feel. A recessed entryway is covered by the second story and creates an additional break in the facade’s spatial planes.

Inside, the color palette lightens up, directly contrasting the black exterior. White oak floors, custom millwork, and white walls are the foundation for the modern interior that’s interspersed with moments of color.

An open floor plan gives the illusion of more space on the ground floor, which contains the kitchen, dining room, and family areas, along with a living area that’s separated by a wall with a three-sided fireplace. Panels of glass keep the floating staircase open while adding safety to the exposed side. A skylight brings natural daylight into the interior giving it a more open feel. To my mind, the most eye-catchy space here is the kitchen: it’s fully made of the same oak as floors and looks uncluttered and minimalist.

The interiors contrast with the dark exterior, they are airy, modern and full of light

The interiors contrast with the dark exterior, they are airy, modern and full of light

This bold relaxing nook by the window is accentuated with a blue unit and a small home bar

This bold relaxing nook by the window is accentuated with a blue unit and a small home bar

The dining space is unique with its cloud lamps, rich-colored wooden table and sunny yellow accents

The dining space is unique with its cloud lamps, rich-colored wooden table and sunny yellow accents

The kitchen is minimalist and is clad with white oak as the floors in the house

The kitchen is minimalist and is clad with white oak as the floors in the house

The countertops are white and the space looks totally uncluttered, sleek and modern

The countertops are white and the space looks totally uncluttered, sleek and modern

The staircase looks floating but it's totally safe because of glass panels, which also add a cool modern look

The staircase looks floating but it's totally safe because of glass panels, which also add a cool modern look

A skylight bring much daylight in and makes the spaces more airy and open

A skylight bring much daylight in and makes the spaces more airy and open

The bedroom boasts of cool views thanks to big windows; there's wall-mounted furniture to save some space

The bedroom boasts of cool views thanks to big windows; there's wall-mounted furniture to save some space

The bathroom is a white one, it's modern, simple and chic

The bathroom is a white one, it's modern, simple and chic

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