Eye-rolling at old trends is almost as fun as celebrating new ones. That was certainly the case with this Kitsilano mixed-use home that was called €œchic€ and €œgrand€ in a 1985 issue and then €œpossibly a little too perfect€ and €œcertainly a little too colourful€ in 2001. It was designed by Architecton, the firm of Kanau Uyeyama, who crafted the space for both his home and his office. In the 2001 issue, the home was used as a prime example of postmodern shame. Writer Trevor Boddy claimed €œno architect will ever admit to using postmodernist forms.€ Brutal.

Credit: John Sherlock/Western Living January 1985

Credit: John Sherlock/Western Living January 2001

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