January 20, 2011

West Vancouver Home is Green and Gorgeous

Wallmark Showcase Home: West Vancouver, Esquimalt

One of the most affluent cities in the British Columbia, West Vancouver is the picture of perfection with sweeping views of the city of Vancouver, the ocean, beaches and local landmarks Lions Gate Bridge and Stanley Park. Tucked into the base of the North Shore Mountains, most of the land is residential and the elevation of the land allows for most of those properties to take advantage of the gorgeous views which have made West Vancouver so popular.  Wallmark Homes is known for building homes in the Greater Vancouver area but did you know we also build custom homes in the areas of West and North Vancouver? The new year marks the beginning of our new showcase homes series designed to inform you of the many options and possibilities that can be found in a custom built home involving everything from architectural detailing to the latest in materials and home building technology.

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Unique Architecture and an Incredible View

Our first showcase home of the year is located in the Esquimalt neighborhood of West Vancouver.  Tucked into the rolling hills of Esquimalt, this home is a combination of modern architecture and materials that were designed to blend effortlessly into the natural surroundings and provide comfortable living for the homeowner. Exposed solid wood beams extending outside of the home on through the main living area provide a striking visual statement when combined with natural stone and loads of custom made, energy efficient windows.

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West Vancouver custom home exterior

From the moment you walk through the front door into the entryway, you'll notice immediately how the hand picked beams make the eye travel to the wall of french doors that open to a wrap around covered porch that was built to take advantage of the stunning west coast vistas.
The panoramic views make for an ever changing, living wall of art everyday.

Wallmark Homes is a certified Green Built homebuilder and this West Vancouver home is a great example of our Green Promise. The doors completely open the entire the back wall to let the outdoors in and take advantage of fresh air to circulate through the house during the summer months. Solar bronze skylights offer natural lighting throughout the day which dramatically reduces utility costs as electrical lighting is typically not necessary. In addition to the other earth friendly features of this home, geothermal heat helps to keep the occupants warm while cutting down significantly on energy consumption and emissions.

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All elements of the home were carefully considered to tie in with the clean architectural lines and take advantage of the home's prime location in West Vancouver. An elevator provides easy access between the three levels of the home and make transporting groceries a breeze. A gourmet, state-of-the-art kitchen boasts water views and provides a central gathering place for friends and family whether they are enjoying the views from the porch outside, or cozying up to the custom made fireplace in the living room. The Wallmark Custom Homes Team worked closely with the homeowner to take their modern vision and make it into a reality they are thrilled to come home to.  If you are interested in building a custom home in West Vancouver or anywhere in the Greater Vancouver area, we invite you to take advantage of our next Home Building Seminar on January 29, 2011. Registration is free and you'll be given a wealth of information on building a new home that you can put to good use while mortgage rates are still at historic lows.  To see more about this fabulous showcase home in West Vancouver, we invite you to take a virtual tour on our website or contact us anytime!

Modern kitchen, West Vancouver custom built home

custom fireplace, West Vancouver custom built home