Tucked between two homes from very different eras, this infill house in Vancouver's Riley Park neighbourhood bridges the architectural divide. The house to the left is from the 1900s; to the right, a 1980s structure. And in the middle, architect D'Arcy Jones has taken cues from both time periods to create a modern design that nods to heritage.

A pair of square bay windows and old school shingles face the street, while on the inside, a minimalist white-and-concrete look is fresh and new. The result is a 2,600-square-foot beauty that feels both of-the-moment and timeless. 

Photos by Ema Peter. 

Photos from Inside the House With Two Bay Windows


A cascade of concrete steps leads into the charcoal-coloured home.


A wooden island adds warmth to the otherwise sleek, minimalist space.


Built-in shelving provides both storage space for books and a wall with plenty of visual interest.


Handleless cabinetry offers a smooth, sleek finish for the white millwork. 


Polished concrete flooring contrasts beautifully against the wood countertop. 


A driftwood installation in the staircase brings in a hit of nature to the walk upstairs.


Crisp white walls give a serene, gallery-like atmosphere to the home. 


The bathroom is filled with beautiful natural light; humble square tiles add texture here.


A cozy window seat makes for the perfect reading nook, with views onto the street.


Built-in shelving provides storage space for all of the family's treasures. 


Originally published February 2021