Modern home tours

White Rock houses to open doors for tours Sept. 20.

A tour aimed at giving people a chance to explore examples of modern architecture in their own city is coming to the Semiahmoo Peninsula next month.

For the first time, the self-guided Vancouver Modern Home Tour – part of Western Living Magazine’s Design Week – will include a White Rock component.

Organizers say the doors of three White Rock homes will be among those open to ticket-holders from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 20.

They include work by KBC Developments, Iredale Architecture, Treeline Construction Ltd and Surfside Construction.

One is described as having features integrated “that capture the fluid motion of a wave.” Just 22 feet wide, the 4,300-square-foot ‘Wave House’ also has a floating walnut staircase, accents of Swarovski crystals, outdoor spaces that incorporate water and fire elements, and a four-car garage.

A South Surrey home included in the tour was built near Kwomais Point, and features floor-to-ceiling glass, a retracting wall of doors, post-and-beam ceilings and sturdy, hand-built furniture.

Tickets for the tour are US$30 (in advance; $40 on the day). For more information, visit