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Vancouver condo designed by architect D'Arcy Jones. When a 40-something professional couple came to Mr. Jones with a boxy, 2,050-square-foot condo still locked into its mid-ninties design DNA, he found a way to liberate the structure without wrecking it.

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Mr. Jones opened up two floors that had been imprisoned by dark, narrow spaces to a stunning view of False Creek by revealing the concrete structural columns, striping the carpets and uncovering and resurfacing the concrete flooring.

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Dropped ceilings and unexpectedly extended walls create a custom jigsaw puzzle of elements.

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Mr. Jones has opened up what was an enclosed kitchen and separate dining room and reversed the programming; now the living-dining and kitchen area are all one space. As one enters the condo, a rectangular dining table offers a more formal social option, while a long island of walnut and quartz extends the kitchen into the view of False Creek and up to the edge of the patio.

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En route to the lower floor, he has opened up the closed-in stairwell with sheets of custom bolted glass, and hollowed out storage space.

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The master bathroom.

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