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Union Street Residence

Strathcona, Vancouver, BC

Private Client

In this residential landscape design project, a studio, a workshop, a garden patio, and a child’s playground unify both space and family at the back of this 120 year old home in Strathcona.

The multi-use design achieves a lot on this 25-foot wide lot. The clients wanted a space for their son to play and imagine; storage for their vintage canoes; a woodshed; an office; and a simple lawn area and patio for entertaining.

The house dates back to the early 1900’s but the clients, a graphic designer and an industrial designer, each had a strong love for early modernism.

Wanting a space that reflected their tastes while also respecting the heritage of the house was a challenge that was solved with a simple, geometric layout of the lawn, paths and patios as a nod to modernism. Distressed wood was used in the design of the playhouse and fence, and paving was done with stone to embrace the heritage of the property.

modern mix of plantings and furnishings further blend with the heritage brick house and garage to create a space that fits seamlessly within its surroundings. It is a residential landscape that is meant for work, play, entertainment and family. 

Canoe storage and a swing are incorporated into the residential landscape design of this Strathcona family home.  Gauthier and Associates Landscape Architecture
Union Street Residence landscape design by Gauthier and Associates in Vancouver, BC
Union Street Residence landscape design elements by Gauthier and Associates in Vancouver, BC
Union Street Residence landscape design elements by Gauthier and Associates in Vancouver, BC
Union Street Residence landscape design elements by Gauthier and Associates in Vancouver, BC
Union Street residential landscape design by Gauthier and Associates Landscape Architecture.
Union Street Residence landscape design elements by Gauthier and Associates in Vancouver, BC
Union Street Residence landscape design elements by Gauthier and Associates in Vancouver, BC
Union Street Residence landscape design elements by Gauthier and Associates in Vancouver, BC