Carmichael Salon: An intimate afternoon at Ron Thom’s 1957 Carmichael House
VANCOUVER: Built in 1957 for Mr. and Mrs. Duncan Carmichael, the Carmichael House is one of a collection of homes designed by Ron Thom utilizing a hexagonal planning approach, a departure from the usual rectilinear plan. This unique approach was pioneered in Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hanna House (1936) in Stanford, California; Thom brilliantly harnessed this strategy as an effective way to design homes on West Vancouver’s famously irregular topography. Not only has the Carmichael House been sensitively updated by its current owners, but it is one of Thom’s few remaining 30-60 houses in the region.
On March 11th, the League invites you to join us for an exclusive opportunity to explore this remarkable residence, to engage in conversation and camaraderie with fellow design aficionados, and to enjoy appetizers, wine, and cider from The Bowen Cider House. Guests are encouraged to arrive early to catch remarks from author Adele Weder on the house and Ron Thom’s mid-century oeuvre, and preeminent architect John Patkau who will offer comparative insights into contemporary modern architecture. Stay late to enjoy sunset from the terrace accompanied by an exquisite view of the city, if the weather cooperates.
Carmichael Salon is a fundraising effort of the West Coast Modern League. All funds raised from the event will support the League’s ongoing public programs and initiatives. We thank you for your generosity.
SAT, MARCH 11, 2023 – 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Presented by the West Coast Modern League
Get Your Tickets:
Limited tickets are available for $150 per person ($250 per couple). Each ticket includes an afternoon at this architectural masterpiece with fellow design aficionados, appetizers and refreshments, plus a copy of Adele Weder’s new book, Ron Thom, Architect: The Life of a Creative Modernist, published by Greystone Books.
The address and a map for access will be issued to ticketholders prior to the event.
Please note we are not able to offer tax receipts at this time.
EVENTS | Carmichael Salon