This house in Alamo, California was designed by William Edward Summers around 1980. The original design featured two open beam cupolas with redwood beams, and hemlock decking. It was the first house on this hillside, with sweeping valley views of beautiful, sunny, Contra Costa County
Architect William Edward Summers completed this unique, cubist Tudor, designed with an indoor lap pool, accessed by ladder from the master bedroom. It was one of the first houses built in this neighbourhood.
The Joffre Street house,in the Vancouver, BC area, was a total renovation by William Edward Summers, that added a second story to the house and completely transformed the exterior. The renovation was featured in the Vancouver Sun, and several other newspapers.
A subdivision in suburban Seattle, called “Mahalo” had all of the houses designed by William Edward Summers. A few are shown here.
This renovation by William Edward Summers at West Point Grey, and Collingwood near Kits, and Jericho beaches in Vancouver,was designed for an heiress,and her husband. The large old house was gutted down to the bare studs and completely redesigned. It was a heritage designated building, so the exterior could not be modified. However the interior was completely altered, with the living, dinning, and kitchen areas moved to the second floor, to take advantage of the view of English Bay, and downtown Vancouver.
“The Georgia Straight” newspaper, page 27, Vancouver, B.C., August, 1993
Designing lavish homes for the rich and famous is the stock-in-trade of Kitsilano-based architect William Edward Summers, but he’s been known to dabble in artistic, high-concept projects,, too—for example, he was design consultant for the Canadian Craft Museum’s festive Treasures exhibit last December. Now, Summers has designed the steel exhibit structures for the street-level Window Art Gallery Project, an initiative of the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association. The project, which features the work of local artists, opens August 5 for six weeks at four window venues in the downtown core—including the Portraits show, at the Bank of Montreal at Granville and Pender, which displays images of Vancouver and Vancouverites in various media.
This new house, near Southwest Marine Drive, at 6768 Yew Street, in Vancouver designed by William Edward Summers, during the early 1990s,resold a few years later for around $2,680,000.00
British Columbia, and California designer William Edward Summers was featured in the “Canada Japan Business Journal” because of his designs for three houses in Miyazaki Japan. he has also designed a fourth house in Kobe, Japan. Graphics of the Miyazaki project may be seen at http:// http://www.designenvelope.com/new_projects_japan.htm