September 23rd, 2008
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 hasn’t invited you over to check out his Ron Thom-designed spread, you can get an intimate glimpse of the style during Heritage Vancouver’s annual Mid-Century Modern bus tour that takes you inside five private residences. This year’s 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 Wright’s legacies.
Saturday, October 4, 1 p.m.-6 p.m., $100 per person ($50 tax receipt). Seventy seats only. www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org