• Pilot House

    In 1898, Francis William Caulfeild saw the wilderness that is now the West Vancouver shoreline and had a vision. Caulfeild hired Captain Charles Henry Cates, the historic Vancouver marine figure who would later found C.H. Cates Ltd., to cruise the Burrard Inlet, and Caulfeild was so enchanted by the scenery surrounding Skunk Cove that he decided to buy and develop the area.

  • Pilot House

    In 1898, Francis William Caulfeild saw the wilderness that is now the West Vancouver shoreline and had a vision. Caulfeild hired Captain Charles Henry Cates, the historic Vancouver marine figure who would later found C.H. Cates Ltd., to cruise the Burrard Inlet, and Caulfeild was so enchanted by the scenery surrounding Skunk Cove that he decided to buy and develop the area.

  • Outdoor Living Area

    Beautifully designed by Vancouver-based landscaper Ron Rule, the gorgeous backyard pool area is a highlight of the house. Blasting regulations required the swimming pool to be hand-chipped out of the rock in the back yard. To preserve the natural beauty of the waterfront location, an underground bunker was constructed to house all of the pool’s mechanical equipment.

  • Outdoor Living Area

    Beautifully designed by Vancouver-based landscaper Ron Rule, the gorgeous backyard pool area is a highlight of the house. Blasting regulations required the swimming pool to be hand-chipped out of the rock in the back yard. To preserve the natural beauty of the waterfront location, an underground bunker was constructed to house all of the pool’s mechanical equipment.

  • Outdoor Living Area

    Beautifully designed by Vancouver-based landscaper Ron Rule, the gorgeous backyard pool area is a highlight of the house. Blasting regulations required the swimming pool to be hand-chipped out of the rock in the back yard. To preserve the natural beauty of the waterfront location, an underground bunker was constructed to house all of the pool’s mechanical equipment.

  • Caulfeild Story

    native of Clovelly, England, Caulfeild created an idyllic network of winding country roads reminiscent of his hometown. Also a devoted nature lover, he had the foresight to preserve the foreshore as parkland (now Caulfeild Park) to ensure waterfront access for the public.

  • Caulfeild Story

    Caulfeild built his own residence close to the water – a small cottage that he shared with his wife. Just east along the shore sat the original Pilot House, home to Captain Frank Kettle, a retired seaman and longtime resident of the area who had served as a former mate on the iconic Cutty Sark.

  • Caulfeild Story

    Over a century later, when the Anfields bought Caulfeild’s former lot, the original Pilot House was gone and the Caulfeild residence had since been replaced by a modest home. Very sensitive to the history of the area, Anfield’s goal was to build a new house that better suited the neighbourhood’s personality. He hired international designer Alex Chapman from Toronto and, on the recommendation of a friend, presented Fremar Construction with the challenge of executing his intricate design.

Pool

Beautifully designed by Vancouver-based landscaper Ron Rule, the gorgeous backyard pool area is a highlight of the house. Blasting regulations required the swimming pool to be hand-chipped out of the rock in the back yard. To preserve the natural beauty of the waterfront location, an underground bunker was constructed to house all of the pool's mechanical equipment.

Bluenose Replica

Alex Chapman's designs called for two of the owner's treasured possessions - his Bluenose replica and the salvaged steering wheel from his father's sunken schooner - to be set on pedestal-style stands. The challenge of making this inherently top-heavy design viable was achieved by crafting the stands out of bluestone and unobtrusively pinning them into the floor and wall. The boat was then pinned into its stand and a metal bracket was fabricated for the adjacent stand to hold the unaltered steering wheel securely in place. Additional detail work included removing the wheel's hub and engraving it with the ship's name and the date of sinking.

Bathtub

The ideas of gifted designers are not always conducive to standard procedure. Alex Chapman's vision for the ensuite bath included a BainUltra drop-in tub installed as a freestanding element with tiled sides. To prevent the tiling from amplifying the standard irregularities around the tub's top edge, Fremar had a slab of stainless steel laser-cut into a ring that precisely follows the edge profile of the tub, but protrudes slightly, forming a perfect lip around the tub's perimeter and drawing attention away from any minor deviations.

Innovative
Elements

Designed by Alex Chapman to complement the colours and decor of the house, the stairwell chandelier was custom made in New York.

Pilot House

1610 West 75th Avenue

Vancouver

British Columbia

V6P 6G2


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