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Photos: Hollingsworth, Downs-designed 'Bowker House' lists for $3.8M in West Vancouver

The home near Horseshoe Bay, up for sale for the first time in 50 years, is considered to be a rare collaboration between the two acclaimed architects

Though the two influential architects were divergent in their approach, there was a brief four-year period where Fred Hollingsworth and Barry Downs ran a firm and designed homes together.

The “Bowker House” – which listed for $3.8 million near the end of April – is one of those homes.

Perched above Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver, the 2,794-square-foot home was built in the 1960s and is on the market for the first time in 50 years.

The home has 20-foot cathedral ceilings, a lofted top floor as well as floor-to-ceiling windows letting in the forested area and wide ocean views, an aesthetic typical of many West Coast Modern homes.

The three-bedroom, three-bathroom home is situated on a one-third acre lot.

While Hollingsworth was better known for his more whimsical residential designs, Downs was regarded for his larger projects like the Frederic Wood Theatre at the University of British Columbia. The Bowker House is considered to be a rare example of their collaboration.

The property at 6850 Hycroft Rd. is listed on West Vancouver’s heritage register. A spokesperson from real estate brokerage Zoocasa said details of the current owners couldn't be provided, for privacy reasons.