Fancy trying out the Modernist lifestyle? This restored Midcentury gem was originally built at the 21st century’s halfway point as the family home of Canadian architect Ned Pratt.

He was principal of Vancouver’s largest practice, Thompson, Berwick & Pratt, responsible for many of the city’s Modernist landmarks including the BC Electric Building and Dal Grauer Substation.

Pratt’s own modular home is characterised by its overhanging roof – to counteract the city’s notorious rainfall – as well as oversized windows, high ceilings and an open-plan layout.

‘Coast Modern’ House bedroom
Courtesy of Coast Modern House / Airbnb

In 2010, his son Peter – also an architect – completed the restoration of the property, which had crumbled in recent decades. He reconfigured the layout (some of the building couldn’t be saved) as a generous one-bedroom abode, which sits on half an acre of sculpted gardens.

Called ‘Coast Modern’, the property appeared in a documentary of the same name in 2010. It is available to rent via Airbnb.



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