HEART OF LUXURY LIVING

For a master class in architectural ingenuity, embrace this Point Grey home’s striking rotunda. The ultimate statement entryway – complete with a soaring dome – notably raises the bar for West Coast luxury living from the moment you step inside.

Echoing the natural contours of the room, a sculptured staircase leads upstairs. Its hand-forged rails in hammered natural steel introduce a bold organic element juxtaposed with the soft tones of the Brazilian cherry wood floors that flow through the principal entertaining rooms.

The lighting on the main level is completely computer controlled with imaginative touches. LED fixtures, for example, automatically operate when closet doors are opened, and accent lighting can be adjusted up and down to highlight individual pieces of art. And mood setting is effortless. Whether you’re craving a high-octane or a low-key atmosphere, the lighting can be changed through programmable LEDs set into two parallel rings in the rotunda. The dome atop is four-panelled and double-layered, and strengthened to the highest specification allowing a telescope-like glimpse of the day and night-time sky when viewed from below, and a subtle light form when sitting on the roof deck in the evening.

Whether hosting a business soiree or popping Champagne to celebrate a milestone birthday, the formal living and dining rooms provide distinct, well-defined venues. Located off the rotunda, guests can gather in these areas without ever needing to travel through – or disturb – the rest of the house, allowing all attention to remain fixed on the event in hand.

Walking into the living room provides the first mesmerizing view of Vancouver’s feted hallmark of ocean and mountains as well as the city skyline. A contemporary fireplace with a veneer mantel adds style to substance and acts as a dignified foil for the privileged vistas outside.

The dining room itself is where the action happens with five layers of customized lighting and built-in wall speakers that can adjust to the tone of the event, while sophisticated décor with designer fabric in the alcove and rich paintwork adds gravitas to the occasion. A trinity of pendant lights adorns the ceiling, shining on the rosewood table below which can be extended to notably seat 16.

The final room in this formal section of the house is the powder room with Italian plumbing fixtures, custom glass shelving, and a waisted sink that was brought in exclusively from the United States.