Following on from a concrete house for Helmut Eppich, in 1979 Arthur Erickson designed a West Vancouver house in steel and curving glass for his brother Hugo and his wife Brigitte, filled with a complete set of custom furniture by associate Francisco Kripacz. After its completion a few years later, Erickson described Eppich II as “my most complete work.”
Since the couple have recently placed their 7000 square foot house on the market, this may be your last opportunity to see this sparkling marvel inside and out, and in the company of the original clients and its design associate, Nick Milkovich. Sponsored by the Arthur Erickson Foundation as a fundraiser for its programs, this will not be a goodbye but a celebration, with bounteous fine wine and food, plus a live jazz combo.
Tickets are $500. Add one guest per ticket at no additional charge. Tax receipts are available for $400 ($300 if guest is added). Each attendee receives a one-year membership (or membership extension) in AEF, plus a copy of the Greg Bellerby's new book, "Eppich House II: The Story of an Arthur Erickson Masterwork" published by Figure 1. There will be valet parking available, and the address and map for access will be issued upon purchase of a ticket, numbers of which are limited and first-come, first-served.
Guests are encouraged to come early to catch the last rays of sunlight at 4:00, and tour the Cornelia Hahn Oberlander-designed garden and its studio pavilion, completed by Nick Milkovich (last outside stroll is at 6:00). Your hosts will be the Eppichs, and the president and board of the Arthur Erickson Foundation, with special video messages from Chair Phyllis Lambert and its landscape architect.
Photo credit: Geoffrey Erickson
SUITE 1207 – 409 GRANVILLE ST
CANADA V6C 1T2
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