Home Crush- Douglas Coupland’s Midcentury Modern in West Vancouver

Home Crush- Douglas Coupland’s Midcentury Modern in West Vancouver
Peter Raab

Novelist and artist Douglas Coupland grew up in West Vancouver, not far from this beautiful modern home which serves as his guest house and gallery. This is his second home in the area, purchased in an attempt to preserve what is in his own backyard; the rate at which midcentury  homes in Vancouver are being demolished is sadly accelerating.

Much of the home is original- the flagstone floor, the carport, the glass entryway. The house is finished in a palette of umbers, caramels, greys and maple wood, providing backdrop for the many colorful collections of shapes and objects; spools of thread, Lego, polyhedra, modernist vases. Coupland created an open floor plan to showcase his art and reflect his inventive point of view. There is a strong modularity to the design, a not-so-subtle nod to his collection of vintage building kits.

A stunning design, filled with beautiful modern art. We are definitely crushing on this midcentury West Van home!