The Barber House is a remarkable and historic 1936 residence built in the Art Modern style and arguably the best example of early modern architecture in Vancouver.
The art modern home, designed by architect Ross Lort for civil engineer Horace Barber, is one of the few of its style to be given an A classification on the heritage register. It's also an incredibly solid house, built out of two-storey steel means every four feet, walls a foot deep, and an exterior clad in concrete.
The structure is steam lined in the classic style of the late art deco period, with a red balcony and red staircase at the back that climbs up to a rooftop patio with panoramic city views. Completely rehabilitated in 1990 by the highly accomplished architect and current owner, as well as styled by the renowned interior designed Robert Ledingham, this residence embodies it's historical integrity and incorporates all of today's modern conveniences and luxury appointments.
Celebrating its 80th anniversary, the extraordinary interior and exterior of this residence continues to be a landmark in the Point Grey neighbourhood and is a significant feature in Vancouver's architectural tapestry.
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