So what if Frank Lloyd Wright invented the carport? We still love
Modernist architecture in all its forms.
Vancouver is lucky to have built out during the height of the movement,
with stunning examples of post-and-beam homes from the British
Properties to Southlands to Burnaby Heights.
So if Douglas Coupland hasnt invited you over to check out his Ron
Thom-designed spread, you can get an intimate glimpse of the style
during Heritage Vancouvers annual Mid-Century
Modern bus tour that takes you inside five private residences. This
years lineup is reported to be the best yet, with the highly-guarded
addresses including an Erickson, a Thom, and three gardens designed by
the legendary Cornelia Oberlander.
The last residence will host a wine tasting for guests (hopefully in a
sunken living room with floor-to-ceiling windows).
After all, the open-plan living room is another of Wrights legacies.
Saturday, October 4, 1 p.m.-6 p.m., $100 per person ($50 tax receipt).
Seventy seats only. www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org