I have selected these units because they offer great indoor space, some outdoor space (except for one unit), and in unique boutique style buildings. Again, a boutique style building can be a much better investment than buying in a large building with lots of the same style suites.
PROPERTY NOTES: You can also click the address's below, which will take you to the building information page, showing better photos, more info, and all the listings for sale within each building. #502 1180 Homer St- McMasters - This unit is worth closer to $980,000 - $990,000. The same unit below just sold for $983,000 last week. This is amongst the very best heritage conversions in Yaletown and Vancouver. This unit is absolutely beautiful inside, but there is no outdoor space, I thought I would mention it as the inside is spectacular. It also features a top of the line kitchen and air conditioning. This was developed by Townline.
#102 1241 Homer St - This another nice development by Townline. Most units in the building are between $1.1M - $1.25M, this unit is a townhouse, but still quite quiet as it is on Homer St. It features a double height living room, heritage brick, and great kitchens and bathrooms. The patio is on the back of the building, and blocked by a concrete wall, so people cannot look or get it in.
#503 1275 Hamilton St - Alda - This is a beautiful heritage conversion building, somewhat like a newer version of Del Prado, it was completed in 2002, they have a warm New York Modern loft feel. This unit has 2 beds, 2 baths, and a great sized patio (approximately 250 sq.ft). The finish and quality a very nice. It also has two parking stalls and a storage locker, which is very rare in Yaletown.
#606 1155 Mainland St - Del Prado - This is the penthouse suite at Del Prado with the rooftop patio. The suite is nice with good space. It does need some updates. The bathrooms and kitchen are quite dated and in need of replacement/upgrades. The rooftop deck is near some of the rooftop mechanicals which make some noise, and split up the space.
#PH1 1178 Hamilton St - The Hamilton - This is another heritage conversion, completed in 1997, this is a beautiful heritage building, and this has a good sized private rooftop deck. The inside is very spacious with 12' ceilings, and has room to build a 2nd bedroom.
#401 988 Richards St - Tribeca - This is large loft in a newer Yaletown loft building. It is listed at $1.085M, but may be able to be purchased for under $1.0 as it has been on the market for over two months. This unit has 1769 sq.ft. inside, and two small balconies, but no large patio. It may be worth a look.
#705 531 Beatty St - This is a two level unit with 984 sq.ft. and laid out like a townhouse over two levels. The interior finish is very nice and there is a fair sized patio.
- “From the home buyer’s standpoint, there’s no longer the frustration of being taken out to a house and rolling your eyes at the realtor after the 20th time, and saying, ‘Ok, let me explain this to you again. I need a workable office space. Don’t show me houses that have a closet for a work space,’” says Mr. Shuster.
“They noticed that I do a lot of business online — it’s probably 60 per cent of my business,” says Mr. Albrighton, who specializes in marketing lofts. He also maintains a website as a loft listing service.
“I think it would be quite positive for special suites. I don’t know if I would do it for a small, quicker transaction,” says Mr. Albrighton. “I think the largest potential and what they will go after is developer business, places that aren’t built yet. The display suite is usually the best suit, but this would allow them to make a virtual tour for quite a few floor plans.”
Featured on Global TV and The Glove & Mail Real Estate News - This Beautiful Resotred loft in a 1910 Building redevloped in 2007 "McMasters" - Featuring a 3D Virtual Experience. "Architectural Restored Masterpiece." Completed in 2007, The McMasters Building truly offers the perfect blend between modern and classic. This building was originally constructed in 1910, and was recently developed by Townline Homes into 15 modern-day heritage lofts. These beautiful homes feature amongst the very best finish, design, and detail in all of Vancouver loft conversions. Featuring exposed concrete, re-claimed timber beams and wood floors, and top of the line kitchen and bathrooms. Only the best appliances and fixtures have been used, including; Sub-zero and Miele. This large open plan (1355 sq.ft. approx) offers two bedrooms, two spectacular bathrooms, den, and a storage room. This special unit comes with two underground parking stalls. Property Details.
Listed by Macdonald Realty Ltd. Rarely available C2C Lofts! Stunning Corner unit with 14' ceilings, in secure concrete building. Enjoy loads of natural light, floor to ceiling kit cabinets, sleek stainless steel KitchenAid appliances, gas F/P, slate flooring, plenty of in-suite storage, custom built steel staircase, built-in ostrich skin seating in eating area and open concept living at its best! With the skytrain steps away, you can be downtown in 20 minutes. Don't miss out on this Yaletown Style loft steps away from shopping and gourmet restaurants!
3D Virtual Tour and Paul Albrighton - Uther Interiors
Paul Albrighton was featured on Global TV to explain how the new 3D Virtual Open house will affect marketing in the Real Estate Business. Albrighton Real Estate believes in technology and leading the way with new technology. This system will allow users to feel the layout of a home from their own computers at home. This will save time and money, and also allow specialize. Watch the video below.
Listed by Sutton Centre Realty. Beautiful heritage style 1/2 front duplex with mountain views. Ground floor up, 3 level, top floor master ensuite, 2 bedroom on 2nd floor, main floor contains Living room, Dining room, open kitchen, spacious floor plan, all rooms in good sizes, very unique open, design, close to all amenities, All meas approx. Property Details: http://www.albrighton.ca/property_detail-1-135-13276.html
Listed by Sutton Westcoast. TERMINUS - Located in Historic Gastown on Water Street The TERMINUS building is a unique blend of old and new. The building features a historical facade and sleek modern contemporary loft interiors, featuring integrated kitchens w/ Bosch appls., Europ ean front loading washer and dryer. Philippe Starck linear bathroom, Strand hardwood flooring, geothermal heating and air conditioning. Fabulous roof top deck w/ cool lounge area inside and BBQ and outside seating area w/ peek-a-boo mm view. Step out your front door and enjoy Salt, Judas Goal, Chill Winston, Jules Bistro, Water Street Cafe, Irish Heather, Boneta, Inform, Koolhaus and so much more. Added bonus this suite comes with one underground parking stall. Property Details: http://www.albrighton.ca/property_detail-1-135-13236.html
If your taste is modern and you like clean lines. Check out these great properties currently on the market for sale. Sizes over 1000 sq.ft. with prices upto $800,000.
PROPERTY NOTES: #909 528 Beatty St - Bowman Lofts - This is a heritage converted building which was completed in 2006 by a local well-known developer, Salient. This building is amongst the most desirable loft buildings in Vancouver. Located in Crosstown Vancouver, the small area between Downtown and Gastown. This area is quieter and has less street people than some of the Gastown Spots. It is also home to some new "chic" restaurants.
This unique Penthouse unit has 975 sq.ft. on two levels and features a private 400 sq.ft. rooftop patio with great Skyline city views.
#502 528 Beatty St - Bowman Lofts - This is a character two level loft within the same building. The units below the 7th floors have the exposed brick, concrete, and wood beams. The designer did a beautiful job blending modern elements within an old space. You have the old world charm with today's top of line modern fixtures. This is a large two bathroom 1217 sq.ft. loft with space for a second bedroom. Similar units have sold in the peak of our market for up to $820,000. Building information page: http://www.albrighton.ca/528-beatty-st-bowman-loft-building.html
#407 546 Beatty St - Crane Building - This building is next door to Bomwan lofts in Crosstown. This was completed in 2008, and is slightly less high-end. They are also nice heritage lofts with plenty of exposed brick and concrete. This unit has the potential for two bedroom with 946 sq.ft. all on one level. This unit is worth closer to $540,000 - $550,000. Building Information page: http://www.albrighton.ca/546-beatty-st.html
#304 and #309 36 Water St - Terminus - This is a modernist newer development along Water street in Gastown. This area has really risen in value and desirably as new residential developments, high end boutiques and restaurants have established themselves in this area. This building has beautiful architecture and minimalist top of the line designer kitchens and bathrooms. These two units are two level units with plenty of air-space and light. These are open concept lofts with plenty of potential for new ideas. The build finish and attention to detail/design is very nice. These units also plenty of space with over 1400 sq.ft. Building information page: http://www.albrighton.ca/36-water-st-terminus.html
#1414 1333 W Georgia St - Qube - This is an iconic architectural building in Vancouver. It was first constructed in 1969, the design is suspended and resembles a floating Cube. It was designed to be "earth-quake proof". It was then converted to modern open concept condos in 2006 by Anthem Properties. This particular unit has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and beautiful Stanley Park/Coal Harbour views. This is a great value building in Downtown's most desirable areas, Coal Harbour/Westend. The design of these units is really well thought out. Building information page. http://www.albrighton.ca/the-qube-1333-w-georgia-st.html
This high quality concrete, modern, well designed residence was built in 2007. Offering a large 832 sq.ft. (approx) one large bedroom, den, and lounge. The build finish and details are very nice including; wood floors & cabinetry, granite counters, pot lighting, all in a very functional plan. Includes a grand master bedroom with walk-in closet, and a large bright den that could be used as a second bedroom. Enjoy the quiet South facing patio. Commute easily with immediate access to transit. This condo also includes 1 underground parking stall and 1 storage locker.
We just SOLD a one bedroom condo at Shangri-la Vancouver.
#3406 1111 Alberni St - Shangri-la View Condo Vancouver.
Listed by Prudential Sussex Realty. Great Investment Live / Work at Luxury Shangri-La 5 Star Hotel Residential Tallest Building In The Heart Of Vancouver. 9' Ceilings. East Exposure 34th Floor Highest Level 730Sqf. Unit 06 Largest One Bedroom Wide Open Beautiful Night and Day City View Cherry Hardwood Flooring. Geothermal Heating and Air Conditioning, Stainless Steel Miele Appliances, Subzero Refrigerator, Granite Counters Enjoy The Amenities Of Shangri-La Hotel. Close to Stanley Park, Coal Harbour, Shopping, Urban Fair Store, Restaurants.2,5,10 Years Home Warranty. 24 hour concierge. SOLD BY PAUL ALBRIGHTON PERSONAL REAL ESATE CORP