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

Just Posted

5,000 ducks race at Surrey beach

‘Ducktona’ event raises funds for Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station 5

Seventh lane now open on Alex Fraser Bridge

Four lanes heading southbound, three heading northbound for now

Developer looks to build 25-storey office tower by Surrey mall

Proposed for site of former Best Buy store

Infant’s sudden death at Surrey complex for vulnerable women prompts police probe

Officials say child was two years or younger; won’t comment on cause of death until investigation complete

New survey aims to create a ‘vibrant downtown that all of Surrey can be proud of’

Downtown Surrey BIA’s 20/20 Vision project asks residents for input

VIDEO: Vancouver Island mayor details emergency response after fatal bus crash

Sharie Minions says she is ‘appalled’ by condition of road where bus crashed

Vancouver’s Tristan Connelly shocks the UFC world

Late replacement upsets big favourite Pereira, main event sees Gaethje stop Cerrone in round one

UVic president offers condolences after two students killed in bus crash

‘We also grieve with those closest to these members of our campus community,’ Cassels says

Coming Home: B.C. fire chief and disaster dog return from hurricane-ravaged Bahamas

The pair spent roughly one week on Great Abaco Island assisting in relief efforts

Newcomer Ferland lines up with sniper Pettersson as Vancouver Canucks camp opens

Ferland provides more depth and a scoring threat up front, Pettersson says

Intelligence official charged seemed to be ‘exemplar of discretion’: UBC professor

Professor Paul Evans says he served on Cameron Ortis’s doctoral dissertation committee

B.C. company gets licence to test psychedelic drugs for therapy treatment

Salvation Botanicals interested in manufacturing, testing and research and development

B.C. police watchdog to investigate man’s head injury during RCMP arrest

Suspect fled on a bicycle and fell off when an officer attempted to stop him

‘A real shame’: B.C. MLA says factors behind Tolko mill closing should have been caught

Kelowna-Mission MLA Steve Thomson said the industry is in bad shape across the province

Most Read

l -->