Campos Studio and Tom Chung overhaul Yew House in Vancouver for retired couple - architecture and design

Campos Studio and Tom Chung overhaul Yew House in Vancouver for retired couple



Industrial designer Tom Chung and Campos Studio discovered a brick fireplace while updating this Vancouver residence, renovated so its owners can enjoy into their old age.

Toronto-based Chung and Vancouver's Campos Studio teamed up to overhaul the property for a couple who had raised their family in the house, and now wanted it to better suit the next stage of their lives.

"Having raised their family in this walkable neighbourhood, the owners wanted to find a way to renovate the house to suit their transition, to being semi-retired empty nesters through retirement to ageing in [the] place," said a project description from the team.
Called Yew House, the three-storey residence was built in 1907 on a large plot of land in Kitsilano ? one of Vancouver's original working-class neighbourhoods and now a desirable area to live. The home has undergone a series of renovations and adjustments over the years.
In the 1970s, the majority of the site surrounding the house was sold to accommodate a neighbouring development. This prevented the design team from extending the residence, and so the updates instead focused on making the most of the existing structure and rearranging the internal layout.
"The plan became to create a bright, modern, open-plan loft-style living area with an unobtrusive and private guest area for visiting children and friends," the team said.

Campos Studio and Tom Chung Studio began by completely gutting the residence and stripping it back ...
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