The name of this home, Liminal House, plays with the idea of a transitory space, coming from a couple of sources—the homeowners’ lives transitioning between life with kids and soon-to-be empty nesters, and a property that lies in a transitional zone between a suburban residential neighbourhood and the natural oceanfront in West Vancouver.

Photo: Hufton + Crow

Yet this primary bedroom suite appears to be situated in a remote locale thanks to carefully captured viewscapes—the design team expertly navigates tight proximity with neighbours and manages to strike them from sightlines, with broad ocean vistas in the foreground, courtyard views to the sides and expertly landscaped grounds to contribute to the feeling of remoteness and quiet escape.

Project: Liminal House primary bedroom
Designer: McLeod Bovell Modern Houses
Collaborators: Daniel Ching (furnishings), Hart Tipton Construction (builder), Botanica Design (landscape)
Location: West Vancouver

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