5679 NEWTON WYND
UNIVERSITY, VANCOUVER, BC

PACIFIC SPIRIT ESTATE

A hand-picked team of the most awarded and critically acclaimed architects and designers in the pacific northwest worked collaboratively and meticulously to envision, design and build pacific spirit estate.

$31,000,000

The interior, the architecture,
the landscape – one vision.

Imagine owning an exquisitely private, natural light and energy filled residential space that anticipates and inspires your very best life.

Seamless transitions between inside and outside spaces hallmark an organic palette of elements that rise up from the lush and verdant landscape. Each individual aspect, sightline, function, movement, surface, sound and intention — flawlessly and painstakingly designed to best advantage comfort and wellbeing, sweeping mountain and ocean views, privacy, elegance, entertaining, productivity, family life, happiness, intimacy, lifestyle and sustainability. Ultimate tranquility, by design.

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Spirit of the Pacific

Leveraging an intuitive, theoretical, intrinsic, and artistic matrix of skills, the tenured project team comprised of Garrett Cord Werner Architects and Interior Designers, Werner Construction, and Ron Rule Landscape Consultants delivered a singularly remarkable home and unriveled lifestyle.

Drawing on their intimate knowledge of the Pacific Northwest landscape, climate and ethos, and leaning on their individual and combined expertise and experience, they reimagined and sculpted the site and designed a home that is in every way, a residential estate in and of its spectacular landscape.

The property has been featured in several design/lifestyle publications extolling the unique architecture and design.

Main Level

The welcome is intentional, unfolding discreetly. Fortified by percussive quiet, natural light, and forever views straight through to the north shore mountains and pacific ocean.

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In an evolutionary departure from traditional architecture where gratuitous flourishes, accruements and statement foyers are commonplace, Pacific Spirit Estate celebrates family, function and lifestyle in assigning prime real estate for living your best life the way you actually live it.

A generous entryway, with powder room and large concealed closet, welcomes visitors to an estate that is first and foremost residential. A forward wing surrounding the entry and overlooking the giant koi pond and cascading waterfall, boasts a large executive office and amenities adjacent to a magnificent large-scale lounge. Business can be conducted here in residential comfort, without implying disproportionate access to private spaces. An impressive fireplace promises ambience and seasonal warmth, and double-height floor to ceiling corner-wrap windows open completely onto the koi pond.

The lounge area flows seamlessly into the main entertainment and living room, where double-height corner-wrap windows and a single-pour concrete Isokern fireplace wall and hearth command the large space. A floating, fused glass gallery wall seamlessly connects the lounge and entertaining areas to a magnificent formal dining space, which is in itself a central light-filled pavilion with breathtaking through and through views to the north and south. Both the office/lounge/entertaining pavilion, and the formal dining pavilion open out onto an expansive outdoor living/dining/lounge area with infinity pool, infinity spa, fireplace and fire pit.

While united by materials and transitions, the west pavilion was designed primarily as a higher-traffic family space. A generous kitchen with impressive hidden storage, concealed espresso station, expansive polished Temptation granite dining counter, and adjoining residential office, spill over into a large informal family dining area, and generous family room with double-sided fireplace. An outdoor covered and heated dining terrace with wood-burning pizza oven, outdoor kitchen, and an adjoining lounge become one with the generous interior space on command – as kitchen wall retracts over the entire expanse of the counter. A bank of floor to ceiling corner-wrap windows open seamlessly onto still more outdoor recreational and entertaining space. Off the kitchen, an 88 sqft home office looks onto a zen-like fountain surrounded by lush greenery.

On the main level, pavilion space traffic ebbs and flows with the seasons and occasions — pulling double or triple duty as needed for larger-scale family, social or corporate gatherings. Often, thanks to the mild Vancouver climate, the massive corner-wrap windows remain open, adding an additional 4,000 feet of outdoor living and entertaining space on one level.

The welcome is intentional, unfolding discreetly. Fortified by percussive quiet, natural light, and forever views straight through to the north shore mountains and pacific ocean.

Pacific Spirit Estate was designed for an active family to whom privacy, entertaining and work-life balance were priorities. The estate was designed as a series of pavilions on three levels, themselves divided seamlessly into wings that at once delineate and synchronize the residence.

Organic elements of steel, wood, natural stone, fire, water and glass, in warm natural colours, are foundational materials repeated throughout the 10,139 square foot residence. Joinery, constructs, welds and seams are entirely visible and flawlessly executed — a bold and imaginative testament to meticulous design and craftsmanship.

Upper Level

Immersed in the technicolour changing of the seasons, an aerie of intimate and restorative spaces nests in articulated harmony.

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Immersed in the technicolour changing of the seasons, an aerie of intimate sleeping and restorative spaces nests in articulated harmony.

On the upper level of the east pavilion, a luxurious master suite with glorious mountain and ocean views, and a generous deck, promise exquisite solitude and heavenly creature comfort. At the touch of a button, privacy blinds descend into darkness.

A luxurious spa-like bathroom with huge soaker tub, stone-lined rainforest shower and views into the evergreen canopy, promises peace and quiet refuge. A generous walk-through closet with natural light and thoughtfully designed storage, completes the offering. The adjoining roof-top deck sits atop the central dining pavilion, set back from view and sheltered from ocean breezes. Two family bedrooms in the southern wing of the pavilion, each with full private ensuite, are staggered slightly to best advantage views and roof deck access.

Lower Level

Fused glass, bamboo-dappled sun, multi-faceted organic surfaces, and other intrinsic elements direct natural light throughout the space.

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Starting with the magnificent stairwell lounge, light and nature pour in through huge windows, bouncing off and travelling through LowE glass walls of the showpiece wine cellar and wine vault built into the earth.

A deep interior garden, surrounded by sliding glass doors and accessible from two sides, blurs the divide between outside and in, dispersing natural light and fresh air without allowing exterior access. A large guest suite wraps around the light well, drawing light into sleeping and lounging areas, and into a generous spa-like ensuite.​

Beneath the central pavilion, a private wellness wing comprised of residential spa replete with home gym, steam shower, sauna and changing rooms, connects by way of a second light-filled stairwell, to the pool and hot tub areas outside.

A large cinema wing, situated adjacent to the guest suite invites relaxation or competition with its state-of-the-art entertainment/games suite. Outfitted with a custom-made billiards table, pinball and other low-tech games of skill, the space serves double duty for family, guests, and business.

Fused glass, bamboo-dappled sun, multi-faceted organic surfaces, and other intrinsic elements direct natural light throughout the space.

Taking best advantage of the terraced site, architects designed the lower level to continue the transparent and light-filled theme of the entry and canopy levels. 

Outdoor Living

Clean air, pure water, evergreen — everywhere and always, from inside to outside with 20,000 additional square feet of living.

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For much of the year, the glass walls can disappear entirely or partially, accessing more than 20,000 square feet of outdoor living space. All three pavilions open seamlessly onto wrap-around patio and pool decks, where an infinity pool, infinity spa, firepit lounge, fireplace lounge, and outdoor kitchen and dining areas overlook gorgeous mountain and ocean views..

Lush plantings ensure privacy and invite exploration along leafy footpaths, secluded garden areas, private places to sit and think, and to the lower level where a charming greenhouse and small vegetable garden rest aside a low-maintenance expanse of putting and croquet green. Moving water is a recurring theme of the grounds — sustaining life, reflecting light, and contributing a gentle, healthful humidity. Landscape lighting is gentle and deliberate, artfully designed to illuminate the grounds and living areas, without bouncing off of the huge panes of glass.

The wide-open north-facing patios are ideal for entertaining, tempering the bright southern sunlight for most of the day. A heated and glass-covered private dining area to the west boasts a wood-burning pizza oven, large outdoor grill and kitchen area with expansive disappearing-wall connectivity to the family pavilion. A second dining area, set a half-dozen steps deeper into the patio celebrates the sun and sunrise in intimate seclusion.

An outdoor fireplace lounge, set back between the pavilions and flanked by a large outdoor fireplace, is the ideal spot to relax after dinner, and bask in the spectacular Vancouver sunsets. A spectacular infinity pool, infinity spa, and firepit lounge descend gently toward the sea, connected by a series of stone and concrete landings and boxwood plantings. Seating and lounging areas sited throughout the garden patios, promise endless views and sun or shade to suit.

Clean air, pure water, evergreen — everywhere and always, from inside to outside with 20,000 additional square feet of living.

In Vancouver, living your best life includes year-round access to beautiful outdoor spaces like the many integrated into the estate where resort-like grounds unfold the moment you arrive, and floor to ceiling glass throughout contributes to overall wellness and happiness.

Details

Price $31,000,000
Property Size 10,139 sqft
Land Size 32,100 sqft
Year Built 2014
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 7
Property Type Single Family Home

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What's nearby

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The Neighbourhood

UNIVERSITY

VANCOUVER WEST

Well known for the preservation of nature and green space, the University area is a glowing example, surviving an active logging industry in the 1800s (the abundance of knots and branches saved a large number of trees from being harvested). A century later, many of the old logging skid trails have now been converted to hiking trails in the vast forest urban expanse of Pacific Spirit Park.

The University community provides you the opportunity to feel a part of Vancouver’s vibrant city life.

At the same time, you situate yourself a comfortable distance from the city bustle. From any point in the neighbourhood, you’re just a short walk away from a forest, beaches, or stunning views of ocean and mountains.

This neighbourhood’s identity as the University Endowment Lands began with the University Endowment Land Act of 1907 that set apart land for the University of British Columbia’s future development. The Act was amended several times, and greenspace conservation was made official in 1989 with the opening of Pacific Spirit Park, which set apart 1,800 acres for forest preservation and renewal. As a result, the bulk of available real estate in the University Endowment Lands lies in the relatively concentrated University Hill community of approximately 2,800 residents. The quiet, suburban-like atmosphere is set between acres of forest and the breathtaking University of British Columbia campus.

On The Map

The University region is located on the western point of Vancouver West, bordered by Point Grey, Dunbar & Southlands.

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One with nature.

The University grounds is surrounded by Pacific Spirit Park, the unspoiled University Endowment Lands, the entire UBC campus and numerous recreational activities, including bird watching, jogging and endless hiking and biking opportunities.
On the western edge of Vancouver, right up against the University of British Columbia, Pacific Spirit Regional Park is a hiker’s paradise. There’s over 54 kilometres (34 miles) of walking/hiking trails, with a mix of forested and shoreline trails. There are over 750 hectares (1,850 acres) of forest in the park, and an easy loop trail will allow you to take a three hour hike through much of it. There are many smaller trails for those looking for a shorter hike. Not only does the park feature the clothing-optional Wreck Beach on the western edge, but 38 kilometres (24 miles) of the park’s trails are designated multi-use and available for cycling and horseback riding, making the park great for almost any outdoor activity. And of course, being on the Western tip of the Lower Mainland affords access to two beaches ideal for sports, jogging or simply relaxing.  You can walk or bike to both Wreck Beach and Spanish Banks Beach.

AMENITIES

You’ll have endless amenities in Vancouver’s largest neighbourhood.

Anchored by the stunning University of British Columbia campus, the university grounds is packed full of amazing things to see & do, from taking in concerts at Thunderbird Stadium to enriching you mind with west coast history at the Museum of Anthropology.

Nature enthusiasts won’t want to miss the serene Nitobe Memorial GardenUBC Botanical Garden and Greenheart TreeWalk, or the Beaty Biodiversity Museum – part of the university’s science faculty. The stunning Chan Centre for the Performing Arts is one of the city’s top performance spaces, but probably the most acclaimed cultural institution on campus is the Museum of Anthropology at UBC, with its impressive collection of Northwest Coast First Nations arts.

For those who like to tee it up, the University Golf Club is a very short drive down West 10th Avenue.

SHOP & DINE

The shops and services in Wesbrook Village are designed to complete this community and to serve the people that live in and near Wesbrook.

From cafes to grocers to doctors and car insurers, Wesbrook Village has it all in one convenient location.
In addition to the shops and restaurants on the University of British Columbia campus, the nearby West 10th Avenue corridor features a colourful array of stores, restaurants, coffee shops and more. Whether you’re curiously exploring or you know exactly what you’re after, the local stores should be more than sufficient for your shopping needs.
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