Arthur Erickson’s ‘most complete’ masterpiece listed for $16.8M (PHOTOS)

Extraordinary 1988-built steel-and-glass home, featured in magazines and movies, is for sale for the first time

Once in a while, a home listing comes along that’s out of the ordinary – and this one is truly epic.

Eppich House 2, the home that legendary Canadian architect Arthur Erickson called his “most complete work,” is listed for the first time, for $16,800,000. What’s more, Erickson also designed the incredible curvilinear furnishings throughout the home – all of which are included in the price.

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The steel-frame-and-glass home in the British Properties neighbourhood of West Vancouver was commissioned by the Hugo and Brigitte Eppich and has remained in the family’s ownership ever since. Hugo Eppich was one of two brothers, and the other brother also commissioned an Erickson house, named Eppich House 1, also in West Vancouver.

Erickson was given carte blanche to design the Hugo Eppich house and all its furnishings, which was a first for the architect. Eppich is the owner of a steel fabrication company, and he built the never-been-done-before curved steel frame at his own plant. The Erickson-designed furniture was also made by another of Eppich’s fabrication companies. The unique home was completed in 1988.

Arthur Erickson Eppich 2 house entrance
Eppich House 2 by Arthur Erickson is built from curved steel beams, made by the original owner of the house who is listing the home for the first time. Listing agent: Eric Latta

Eppich said in a video interview, “Usually, steel houses are straight. Arthur wanted to have a curved house, and roll it into the landscape. We liked it, and that’s how we started… And because we had all these other companies in our group, we could design and make all the furniture ourselves. It’s not like buying furniture, where everybody has [the same thing]. What we had was just for our home.”

Arthur Erickson Eppich 2 house living
The spectacular living room comes complete with original furniture designed by Arthur Erickson especially for this house. Listing agent: Eric Latta

Aside from architectural details too numerous to list, the truly extraordinary house has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a large open-concept living and dining room, an outdoor pool, an indoor hot tub and amazing views of the ocean. On the 1.18-acre property is a pond and creek, and a separate guest house overlooking the pond.

Arthur Erickson Eppich 2 house pool
Even though the pool is outside, it is under a structure that extends the lines of the overall house. Listing agent: Eric Latta

Listing agent Eric Latta told Glacier Media, “It’s a totally, totally unique property. In all my years of selling real estate, I’ve never seen anything like it.”

The house has been featured in many magazines, is a location for the upcoming Liam Neeson movie Hard Powder, and also has a book written about it.

Check out more photos of this incredible house, below.

 

Arthur Erickson Eppich 2 house dining
The dining room also comes with bespoke furniture designed by Erickson. Listing agent: Eric Latta

 

Arthur Erickson Eppich 2 house kitchen
The kitchen of this Erickson house has a curved peninsula and updated appliances. Listing agent: Eric Latta

 

Arthur Erickson Eppich 2 house family
The more relaxed family room leads out to the hot tub and pool area. Listing agent: Eric Latta

 

Arthur Erickson Eppich 2 house hot tub
The outdoor pool is on the other side of the glass wall from this indoor hot tub. Listing agent: Eric Latta

 

Arthur Erickson Eppich 2 house master bedroom
The sunny master bedroom is huge and has sweeping ocean views. Listing agent: Eric Latta

 

Arthur Erickson Eppich 2 house master bathroom
The master bathroom includes a stunning vanity with curved mirror, and enjoys those views. Listing agent: Eric Latta

 

Arthur Erickson Eppich 2 house stairs
The curves of the house extend to this super-cool stairwell. Image via Vimeo. Listing agent: Eric Latta

 

Arthur Erickson Eppich 2 house guest house
On the other side of the property's tranquil pond is a separate carriage house. Listing agent: Eric Latta

 

Arthur Erickson Eppich 2 house aerial
This aerial shot of the house shows how it was designed on two axes, with the outdoor pool taking up one wing of the structure. Listing agent: Eric Latta

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