a look inside Eppich House II – Arthur Erickson’s most complete work

“Sometimes, I look back on projects I've done and think, ‘How did they let me get away with this?’ So, it requires the courage of the client and the belief that you can do something, and that is how you accomplish your best work.” - Arthur Erickson

Named after the family who commissioned the home in 1979, Eppich House II, which was completed in 1988, is widely considered to be renowned Canadian architect Arthur Erickson’s most complete work. The Eppichs placed enormous trust in Erickson, and as such, the home is a prime example of his vast imagination and masterful ability to execute a vision. 


Eppich House II cascades down West Vancouver’s British Properties slopes, starkly contrasting the towering Douglas Fir trees and leafy ferns that cover its private acreage. However, its curved steel beams— a feat made possible thanks to the Eppich family’s steel factory— and sparkling floor-to-ceiling windows make the home feel like just as much a celebration of the Pacific Northwest’s wild beauty as it is an architectural marvel. Erickson used strategic landscaping to bring light to this shady hillside. Each level of the home’s deconstructed silhouette features a small terrace pool leading to one long swimming pool. The water extends the horizon, blurring the distinction between the home and its land, and it reflects the sky above, brightening the entire area. 


The home’s ~6,400 SF interior has been immaculately restored, including the original furniture that was designed especially for the project. Eppich House II is divided into three sections over three floors The primary bedroom and den sit on the top floor, nestled under a curved glass arch that allows light to flood into each room. The level below houses the main living area, complete with armchairs and sofas made with stainless steel that reflect the home’s frame. And finally, the lowest floor is home to the remaining four bedrooms, surrounded by lush greenery. A detached guest house provides a private retreat for extended stays with family and friends. 


Eppich House II is both an exemplary example of Canadian modernism and a testament to Arthur Erickson’s substantial impact on our country’s landscape. Learn more about Eppich House II's listing or contact rennie advisor, Geoff Taylor to make an appointment for a private showing.
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