Multigenerational ICF Custom Age-in-Place Rancher

Multigenerational ICF Custom Age-in-Place Rancher

Impressive ICF ranch house — contemporary age-in-place custom home build in Burnaby Lake

A custom home for a homeowner who who wanted an insulated concrete formed (ICF) home that was age-in-place. Atypical of the eclectic style of Singapore homes, this contemporary rancher is airy and luxurious, blending the design elements of art nouveau, industrial and mid-century modern. Finding the existing 2 storey home unsalvageable, TQ started construction of this custom build after demolition in January 2017. The client required age-in-place aspects, inherent with feng-shui considerations throughout the floor plan and a thoughtful layout for multi-generational living. The house is clad with aluminum Longboard™ siding, smooth stucco, concrete and a modern metal pitched roof-line. Belted with wooded land, the new house is centered deep on the property to improve privacy and revel in nature. New photos for this project will be posted soon!

Burnaby Lake

Custom ICF Build, Ranch Home, Certified Age-In-Place


Australasian, Industrial, Contemporary


The interior design can be described as transitional, with distinctively modern high-gloss and flat-panel features. A 10-foot-wide framed glass wall divides the living area from a mudroom that hides the pet lover’s personal homey touch of a custom built dog shower. The entire home is kept calm with a cohesive colour palate of warm greens, browns, and en-vogue brass throughout. Consideration to the home’s serenity extended past decor to include the structural soundproofing of an ICF foundation.

The over-sized kitchen boasts lots of modern high-gloss features with gold, marble and black accents. Upscale appliances and lots of custom design tile work keep the home in current design trend. The three-sided fireplace feature can be enjoyed from kitchen, dining room and patio. Floor to ceiling windows at the rear of the home and an indoor-outdoor concept allow a flow between kitchen and back patio. This will increase the enjoyment of a food garden that the avid homeowner looks forward to creating for himself.

A master suite at the front of the house retains the home’s low-maintenance minimalist look while providing a private 2 person luxury experience. Three distinct foyers with dropped- ceiling lighting features add the perception of segregated living quarters to each of the 2 bedrooms providing comfort and privacy in extended family living.

  • Single Story Rancher, 2 Bed, 2 Bathroom and Home Office
  • Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) Full Height Walls
  • Herringbone Laid Wood Flooring
  • Aging in Place Design with a Feng Shui Considerations
  • Transitional Design with Airy Indoor-Outdoor Concept
  • Over Sized Open Concept Kitchen
  • Snap Lock Metal Roofing, Spray Foam Insulated
  • Accented with textured wallpaper and art deco tile.
  • En-vogue Brass Industrial Fixtures
  • 3 Sided, Frameless, Venetian Plaster Fireplace
  • Luxury Master Suite and En-suite
  • Pet-Lovers Mudroom
  • Industrial Black Grid Walk In Shower with Subway Tile
  • Heat Recovery Ventilation (HRV) and Air Conditioning
  • Hidden Gutter System with Longboard Cladding Soffits
  • 35 ft. Truss Spans
  • Flush Baseboards with Shadow Detail
  • Heat Recovery Ventilation (HRV) and Air Conditioning
  • Full Ceiling Height Grand Foyer
  • Aluminum Longboard™ Siding