Ronald Thom Bungalow

May 20, 2012

I had the privilege the other day of shooting a North Vancouver bungalow designed and built by renowned architect Ronald Thom, the man behind the BC Hydro building, Massey College, and Trent University, among others. This particular structure was a more modest affair: two bedrooms, no basement, but what struck me about the design was the way the home was integrated with the outdoor space. The back wall of the house was entirely glass, overlooking a tiled patio which served as an extra room in the warmer, drier months. Inside, the plain wooden walls, which would normally make a room feel small, dark and claustrophobic, are balanced with glass, mirrors and strips of white paneling. The dark ceiling floats above the rooms, perched on long white beams which stretch the length of the home both inside and out. It’s been restored to its original lustre by its current owners, both architects, but is now for sale. Clive Benjafield has all the information.
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