Canadian architect Ron Thom designed the 1964 Geometric House using a hexagonal module structure pioneered by Frank Lloyd Wright – and its interiors are inspired by his ‘total’ approach to environmental design, right down to its lighting and built-in furniture.
The 2,826 sq ft west Vancouver property was designed for a naval architect and perches on a rocky bluff looking out towards the Pacific Ocean. Thom ran a very successful architecture practice for decades, though he never formally trained as an architect, instead studying painting at the Vancouver School of Art.
Thom created Geometric House’s two-level design by drawing on Frank Lloyd Wright’s hexagonal floor plans, using 60 and 120-degree angles to craft its sculptural volumes. These angles are showcased throughout the home, with narrowing and widening apertures adding a sense of drama and rooms culminating with views beyond floor-to-ceiling glass doors.
Timber beams and rafters are exposed across the interior, while other nautical nods can read via ‘ribbed’ walls in the hallway, reminiscent of the hull of a boat. Cabinetry and built-ins are midcentury originals.
West Coast Modern is listing the three-bedroom West Vancouver property for $4.998m.