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1) Okanagan Beauty

This 2,400-plus-square-foot Okanagan home has the fortune of being situated in a calm forested area above Naramata Creek. And it features plenty of floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing the homeowners to take in the panoramic views.

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2) A Peaceful Resort Home

Koi ponds, Japanese-inspired plantings, old perimeter trees and an infinity pool surround this Garret Cord Werner-designed home. Views of Vancouver's gorgeous greenery are made visible through the house’s towering glass walls and doors.

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3) A Calm West Van Retreat

This Robert Bailey-designed abode overlooks Howe Sound, a scenic West Vancouver fjord. Not only is the house colourful—with its playful furnishings and artwork by Andy Warhol and Joan Miró—but it also has a pool and backyard that overlooks the beach and waterfront.

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4) A Vibrant, Dramatic Abode

The striking vistas of the Burrard Inlet, Mount Baker and Lions Gate Bridge are made visible by this home’s open glass walls. “It’s a view no one thinks of,” says Matt McLeod of McLeod Bovell Modern Homes. “And it’s just as engaging.”

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5) Cube House Wonder

This two-bedroom “Cube House” features a spacious rooftop deck, which overlooks Vancouver's English Bay and the downtown horizon. The open master bedroom, meanwhile, has large glass windows, which allow the homeowners to take in the views of the park ahead.