Grade House is a minimalist residence located in Vancouver, Canada, designed by Measured Architecture Inc. The Grade House in East Vancouver began with a focus on quality over quantity. The clients carefully considered the space they needed to build their single family home, opting not to build the maximum allowable floor area for the lot, a move distinctly against the norm in Vancouver where property values are astronomical. It was important to the clients, a landscape architect and physics professor, to optimize the grade relationship of the main floor living space with the garden.