If you build it, they will come. The Canadian house made for parties

G'Day house was designed for Australian ex-pats who wanted the ultimate home for socialising

If you’re lucky enough to design your own house, from top to bottom, what would be your first concern?

Good sized bedrooms, making the most of the view or even a wine cellar big enough for your collection.

When a family of Australian ex-pats moved to Canada their prime focus was ensuring ample  space for throwing parties and, we presume, the humdinger of all BBQs.

Naturally, the architects, Mcleod Bovell, knew exactly what was needed. Despite the challenges of building G’Day house into a slope, they made sure that guests arriving would flow naturally into the biggest, brightest entertaining spaces.

With equal priority being given to indoor and outdoor, the living and entertaining space is essentially doubled when the sliding doors on the Southeast side are opened up. Plus, there’s no pesky columns to block the view.

Looking out over West Vancouver, the enticing vista should be enough to draw the crowds to your parties, that and smell of sizzling sausages wafting down the valley.


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