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Photos: Bob Lewis heritage home lists for $2.9M in North Vancouver

The Upper Lonsdale home was built in 1956 for former judge Don Pool and his family

A North Vancouver heritage home that preserves the legacy of two prominent mid-century builders is on the market.

The Upper Lonsdale property at 3219 Regent Ave. listed Friday for $2.85 million. The 3,186-square-foot home features four bedrooms and two bathrooms, and sits on a quarter-acre lot.

The house was constructed by prominent West Coast Modern builder Bob Lewis in 1956 for former judge Don Pool. Listed on the District of North Vancouver’s heritage register as the Pool Residence, his family lived in the home until 2001.

Typical of Lewis, the home boasts post-and-beam construction and floor-to-ceiling windows throughout. According to listing agent Trent Rodney, the design was inspired by Joseph Eichler’s take on California modernism.

Similar to Lewis’s prolific output of homes in B.C., Eichler was a real estate developer who built more than 11,000 homes in California between 1949 and 1966. His homes were known to include skylights, glass walls, clerestory windows and atriums, Rodney said.

“The rich legacy of modernist homes that we enjoy on the West Coast is largely due to Joseph Eichler and Bob Lewis,” he said in a statement. “Together, the two men were the driving force beyond the expansion of modernist residential architecture in California and British Columbia, respectively.”

Exterior to the home rests a mature Japanese garden that’s original to the residence.

Clarification: According to the West Coast Modern League, there is no verifiable proof to that Bob Lewis’s original design and construction of the Pool Residence was specifically inspired by Joseph Eichler.