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Urban Steel

Urban Steel exemplifies ultra-modern contemporary design; style, composition, and flow of indoor and outdoor spaces are ideal for entertaining, showcasing architecture immersed in steel and wood.

The open concept interior marries glass, metal and wood elements, creating a warm and inviting interior space. Storage and functional work areas and hidden throughout the home, and every square foot of living space was maximized through the efficient layout.

The open staircase lets light flow into the main living area, and the over height living room creates the sense of a large expansive entertaining space, despite this homes’ efficient footprint.


  • Efficiently designed to maximize space; 3 bedroom, 3 baths on a narrow urban lot with level entry reducing massing & eliminating exterior stairs
  • Surround sound media room with hidden projection screen
  • Inset millwork for seamless transition of window & door trims
  • Open fir beam & glass staircase
  • Structural beams that cantilever off bearing walls to maximize living space
  • Controlled solar heat gain through 2 storey south/west facing Low-E windows
  • Natural gas high-efficiency boiler
  • Multi-zoned controlled audio & lighting systems
  • Radiant in-floor natural gas heating under decorative concrete flooring
  • Custom exterior detailing utilizing fibre-cement technology improving durability & environmental protection
  • Unique frontage featuring a commercial grade aluminum cylinder-like design with fir windows
  • Detached rear yard double garage with bathroom, workbench with sink, TV & telephone
  • 5′ foot crawl space offers ample storage

Awards & Recognition:

CHBA Sam Awards (Canada)

2007 Winner, Single Detached Home Under 2,500 sq. ft.

CHBA Georgie Awards (BC)

2007 Winner, Best Single Family Detached Home 2,000 – 2,999 sq. ft.

CHBA Georgie Awards (BC)

2007 Winner, Best Kitchen under $30,000