Personal Space: Scott McIntyre


                                           photo credit: Lucas Finlay

1. Douglas Coupland is both a client and a friend. This gift, a fishing-float-built talking stick, is inscribed: “To Scott & Corky, who may shush each other whenever the need arises”

2. The living room is filled with period ’70s furnishings, like an original Marimekko fabric pillow, this hand-woven throw from New Design Gallery, and the Dan Interiors wooden pendant light

3. McIntyre’s father and grandfather worked for the CPR, and his father commissioned this Chinese dowry trunk from the captain of one of the CPR’s Empress ships in the 1930s. McIntyre started in UBC fine arts with BC Binning and studied pre-architecture with Bing Thom before falling into a career in book publishing

4. Double Negative by Robert Davidson. The Haida artist has been published three times by Douglas & McIntyre over the firm’s 40 years. The home is filled with art bought from (and gifted by) local artists, including Gordon Smith, Jack Shadbolt, Fred Herzog, and Gathie Falk 

5. Scott and Corky McIntyre bought their “undesirable” North Van lot (too dark, too treed) in 1972. Their charming Bob Hassell-designed home, with hand-laid oak floors and first-growth cedar walls, cost $26,000 to build. As it’s adjacent to a salmon stream, “You’d never be allowed to build it now”