Vancouver is home to a beautiful climate and relatively large property sizes, giving homeowners numerous ways to incorporate outdoor living spaces into their property.

For those looking to incorporate the scenic beauty of Vancouver into their property, here are a few ways that custom homes and outdoor living spaces can come together.

Transforming Hills into Cascading Outdoor-Indoor Living Spaces

In Vancouver’s hilly areas, like the North Shore Mountains, custom homes can leverage the topography to create cascading terraces that offer panoramic views of the landscape and blend indoor and outdoor living spaces to create a spectacular design.

For example, each level could serve a different function—one for dining, complete with an outdoor kitchen; one for lounging, featuring an outdoor fire pit and ample views of Stanley Park; and a lower private terrace with access to a hot tub or infinity pool that seems to spill into the horizon.

Indigenous plants and materials blend these terraces into the natural setting, making them a visually stunning addition to any luxury custom home.

Urban Rooftop Gardens

In the heart of downtown Vancouver, space comes at a premium and often means a limited plot space. An urban rooftop garden is an ideal solution for those with smaller plots looking to maximize their outdoor living space.

By incorporating vertical gardens, homeowners create lush green spaces without sacrificing valuable square footage. Completing this sanctuary with discreet, ambient lighting allows for enjoyment well into the evening hours and provides a private retreat within the bustling cityscape.

These are just a couple of examples of how custom homes and outdoor living spaces can blend to create a truly special home. If you are looking for other ideas, the Best Builders team is ready to help. Get in touch with us today, and we can bring your vision to life.

Best Builders has been renovating existing homes and building new ones for over 20 years. They are a multiple-award-winning builder that brings fine craftmanship to projects, turning dreams into reality. If you have any questions about this article or would like to talk to us about your home project, please call us at (604) 943-2378 or email us at

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