Inlet Panorama New Build – Taking In The View: Family Home Reimagined

Inlet Panorama New Build – Taking In The View: Family Home Reimagined

This property was designed and created as a family home

The spectacular views from the third floor and incredible rooftop deck across Burrard Inlet were a huge part of the design of the custom home, especially in areas where entertaining and gathering would be done.

Burnaby, BC

New build


The previous property did not capitalize on the location, so the design team set about creating a large family home, focusing on maximizing interior space (and improving curb appeal), while making the views a prominent feature of the higher floors.


This family has an active lifestyle and loves to entertain, so conversations about design focussed on those elements.

Essentially 4 levels of living, seamlessly connected.

The upper level has an impressive and bright kitchen with beautiful finishings, opening into a large living room. Separated from the dining room by a spacious deck area, this can be turned into a full indoor/outdoor space for summer meal prep and time spent together.

The main level has the master-suite on one-side for privacy while the kids’ bedrooms on-other. The lower-level has the family’s rec room / theater room complete with wet-bar, bathroom, guest-bedroom – easy conversion to suite in the future.

The steep uphill aspect provided a challenge for entry to the drive, especially for the family’s low ground clearance electric vehicle, but the team worked with the specs provided to ensure the drive presented no issues for vehicle access to the home.

The rooftop deck, with panoramic views of the inlet, is the perfect place to end the day watching the sunset.


This Modern West Coast architectural home was built to high performance standards. Panelized exterior wall-system was prefabricated in a factory, craned to site, and built up in 1 week – saving several months from the timeline.

Thicker wall design allows for energy efficiency year-round, meaning heating or air con use is minimized.

Open concept kitchen/living/dining/deck space allows for incredibly large entertaining/family dining area while enjoying the views from all locations.

The elevator on the lower level allows access for easier transfer of groceries from the car to the kitchen on the upper floor.

  • Four levels of living, seamlessly connected
  • Multi-purpose elevator
  • Two sets of folding glass doors opens up completely to interconnect kitchen/living/dining/deck space
  • Spectacular rooftop deck with fireplace, barbecue, and almost full-floor size patio, providing panoramic views of Burrard Inlet
  • Aluminum long-board (wood-look), Hardie Concrete panels, frameless- glass railings, ledge-stone accents
  • Gorgeous, engineered walnut hardwood flooring throughout - distinctive colour/appearance
  • Makeup counter within master suite's walk in closet
  • Kitchen cabinetry across 2 perimeter walls, provides good variety of storage options
  • Modern white-oak cabinetry, with dark-stained oversized island, pier-cabinet
  • Strategically positioned potlights for ambient lighting
  • Horizontal window over sink brings in natural light
  • Undercabinet task lighting, pendant-lights over island
  • Gas hot water, furnace, heat pump, air handler, and high-performance custom exterior wall system to improve energy efficiencies
  • Flat backyard perfect for basketball