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4610 Caulfield Dr, West Vancouver

This home is nestled in beautiful Caulfeild. The unusual spelling of “Caulfeild “ comes from Francis Caulfeild , a well-to-do englishman who fell in love with the area. He went onto develop an English-style village that followed the contours of the winding landscape. Caulfeild was one of the first settlements in West Vancouver. A few minute walk brings you to the waterfront of Caulfeild Cove where you can enjoy the western hemlocks that line the coast, while looking at the ocean views towards Kitsalano, Point Grey and surrounding areas. Children LOVE this area for safe neighbourhood play, where block watch is present and cars are few.

A few steps away…

Caulfeild Villiage ~a stopping place for groceries, banking, dry-cleaning, coffee, dental, vet , medical clinic and a whole lot more.

Caulfeild Elementary ~ Approximately a 7 minute walk depending how little your legs are or a 2 minute drive. Caulfeild Elementary is a world class school that has the iDEC program : Inquiry-based Digitally Enhanced Community. This is the underlying foundation of learning at that school.

Rockridge Secondary School ~ Rockridge Secondary School offers a range of Advanced Placement (AP) courses for Grade 11 and 12 students to get a head start in post-secondary institutions. Rockridge is also an authorized International Baccalaureate World School for the Middle Years Programme. All students in Grades 8-10 participate in the IB Middle Years Programme. Approximately a 5 min drive and a 15 min walk up the hill.

Lighthouse Park ~ 10 min drive Cypress Park ~ 5 min drive
There are many other things to see and do!

Design elements Interior


Hardwood floor ~ Brushed Oak Kaslo
Concrete floor ~ Cream finished, polished
Carpet ~ Terrazo Clay wool carpet


Concrete and Porcelain tiles


Patio and Master suite ~ Black Vinyl lift and slide
All other black vinyl windows


Kitchen cabinetry ~ Euro white slab themofoil for drawers and wall panelling in Vanilla Stix for pantry and appliance wall
Bathrooms ~ Shinnoki Oak
Fireplace ~ Shinnoki Oak
Office ~ Shinnoki Oak


Master bathroom: Calacatta Venato Marble
All others Caesar Stone


SubZero side by side fridge 42”
Bosch Gas Cooktop 36” w/5 burners
Bosch 800 series w/convection double wall oven 30”
Bosch 24” dishwasher in kitchen 44dBA, 3 racks
Bosch 24” dishwasher in Pantry 50dBA, 2racks
24” Silhouette beverage fridge in basement (21 bottles? 61 cans
LG Bottom mount fridge 23”, 10.2 cuft – Platinum sliver
Panasonic microwave oven in pantry
Upstairs laundry: 5.2cu.ft. whirlpool front load washer
Upstairs laundry: 7.4 cu.ft. whirlpoolfront load dryer
Mudroom laundry: 2.6 GE front load washer
Mudroom laundry: 4 cu.ft. front load dryer

Plumbing fixtures

Various products: Kohler,Grohe, and Riobel
Cast iron pipes (not ABS) lends itself to a quieter plumbing system

Heating system

In-floor radiant hydronic heating on all floors:
(It is more efficient than baseboard heating and usually more efficient than forced-air heating because it eliminates duct losses.)

Built in Air Conditioner and HRV system

Interior doors/closet doors

All solid core doors housing Emtek hardware

Glass railings

12 mm tempered glass panel with matte black railing

Shower glass

10mm glass panel with black matte hardware

Lighting fixtures

Various suppliers (all CSA approved)

Design Elements Exterior


Metal with life time guarantee
Stucco siding w/ cedar soffits
Custom front entry door:
Rift-cut white oak slab and frame (walnut brown), 60” stainless steel pull bar w/multipoint hardware & stainless steel hinges.
Tempered glass sidelight


Built in heaters w/timers
Gas outlet for BBQ (upper and lower decks)
Gas outlet for fire table on deck

Exterior glass panels and railing:

Glass panels: 10mm tempered
Posts & Railings: aluminum powder coated

Swimming Pool:

Automatic pool cover / mechanical room under stairs


Set cement pavers & concrete borders


3 door automatic doors
lots of room for workshop

Upward Construction Earns Innovation Points on Waste Management

In West Vancouver, hillsides are made of solid rock, so excavation is at times a necessary task for builders that can be both environmentally and financially taxing. On a recent project, Upward Construction tried something new that would result in a substantial reduction in fossil fuels and heavy trucks on the road—along with savings. They would successfully submit this practice for Innovation Points through the BUILT GREEN® home certification program.

With these points, Built Green Canada encourages innovative sustainable building practices above and beyond what is contained within its programs—its in part, what keeps our programs progressive, as we recognize that those on the ground doing the work are often the ones learning and finding new ways of doing things. Based on the significance, improvement, and measurability of the innovative practice, the organization’s Technical Standards Committee considers it for points that go towards the project’s certification level. Submissions may also be considered for adoption into the following year’s program checklist.

Parade of Homes: Piccadilly North, West Vancouver

Parade of Homes: Piccadilly North, West Vancouver

Upward Construction offers custom homes, multi-family homes, and renovations in North Vancouver, West Vancouver, and Vancouver Proper. For a project like this one in West Van, they have to blast into the hillside, and then large pieces of rock would typically be hauled to a dump site 50 km away (and up to 120 km away); however, this time around, Upward contracted an excavation company that had acquired new rock crushing technology making the trucks unnecessary.

The device is attached to the arm of the excavator and allows them to crush large pieces of rock into gravel right on the job site—switching between a shovel, hammer, and crusher, and requiring just one crew member. There was concern that a crusher onsite might raise issues around noise control; however, this was managed effectively, and there were no complaints from the district, nor neighbours.

While necessary, these dump trucks are loud and contribute to air pollution. By employing the crusher on the construction site, Upward Construction was able to greatly reduce the number of large, heavy trucks on the road and their resulting emissions. Upward’s decision would eliminate an estimated 250 hours of trucking, also reducing the financial burden to them and their customers.

Beyond the financials, this approach offered a real benefit to the environment: again, minimizing the number of trucks on the road (saving fossil fuels), reducing infrastructure wear and tear (a burden taken on by taxpayers), while increasing the safety of local roadways.

Kudos to Upward Construction’s innovation—this effort showcases their leadership in making ethical, sustainable decisions that make good business sense.

As a result of their submission, the 2019 BUILT GREEN® programs now include a new checklist item in the Waste Management section—5.6: Onsite crusher to reduce vehicle miles. Crusher must be sensitive to neighbouring properties.