Canada’s Iconic Arthur Erickson-Designed Eppich House II Seeks $7.6M
As Meghan and Harry prepare to move to Canada, the country’s most exceptional homes are in the spotlight. Unsurprisingly, there is no shortage of real estate deserving of regal residents, but one listing is as suitably modern and iconic as the couple question. The Arthur Erickson-designed Eppich House II is currently for sale in West Vancouver, not far from where the pair spent their Christmas holiday. On the market for the first time since its construction in 1989, the groovy home is asking $7.59 million.
Eppich House II is a true landmark in Canadian architecture, custom-designed and one-of-a-kind. The acclaimed architect is quoted as referring to the property as “his most complete work.” All glass and steel, the 5,287-square-foot home sits on 1.18 acres of pristine grounds.
The structure, significant enough to serve as the subject of a book, would have been impossible to construct on a regular commission—its radical modern design is daring, with curved beams and dyed cladding being just a few examples of typically-cost prohibitive features that set it apart. Commissioners Hugo and Brigitte Eppich brought Erickson in after seeing his work on the preceding Eppich House I, done for Hugo’s twin brother Helmut. They gave him full creative freedom.
Erickson’s design of Eppich House II marked the first time he and his team were also responsible for all aspects of interior design—they either selected or built all of the furniture themselves. All original pieces remain, the ultimate architectural time capsule. Eric Latta of Sotheby’s International Realty has the listing.