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Creating a spacious home through innovative design

Creating a spacious home through innovative design


Vancouver-based Falken Reynolds Interiors has implemented innovative design strategies to create space and serenity in a house that sits on a 6m x 60m plot, which is typically the size of a back lane. 

“The unique site of the 204 square-metre Saint George Street house inspired us to get creative with our design process and visually create more space,” says Chad Falkenberg, principal of Falken Reynolds.

Dining Room with view to the courtyard.

Back patio and garden

“For example, natural light was a big focus so we strategically placed 11 skylights to wash walls with natural light and draw the eye into the room, amplifying spaciousness using the technique of Atmospheric Perspective.”

White lacquer millwork with integrated wine & coffee appliances

Master Bedroom

The home’s minimal exterior is accentuated by standing-seam metal cladding and, midway through the house, a courtyard brings light to its centre. The interior corridors maximise functionality with concealed storage.

Stair with slatted steel guard intersecting Nordic Oak treads

Entry with bespoke slatted steel coat hook wall

To meet the needs of a modern, active family, the kitchen is fitted with a large island, the entry hall conceals mudroom storage, and a kids’ zone is acoustically removed from the main living areas. Inside and out, a fresh palette of white and Nordic toned woods keeps the spaces feeling open.

Powder Room


Living Room

Photography by Ema Peter


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