"The Grace" European inspired architectural masterpiece. Exquisite Italian styled courtyard leads you into a biometric finger print security elevator which opens directly into your luxurious Villa with over 1300 sq.ft. two bathrooms, large den, office, balcony and two parking stalls. Incredible details include: hardwood flooring, marble tiled heated bathroom floors, 10'+ ceilings, crown moulding, stunning wood cabinets and doors throughout, grand Chef's kitchen with: Sub-Zero and Fisher Paykel appliances. Tuscany inspired master bedroom features a two-way gas fireplace, spa-like bathroom with soaker tub and walk-in steam shower. The spacious den could be used as a private second bedroom. Located right near Yaletown's best entertainment spots and two blocks from the seawall. The Grace offer A+ amenities: Rolls Royce driving service, indoor/outdoor pool, sauna, hot-tub, gym, and concierge.
Above: Modern structuralism architecture at it finest
Above: Beautiful views to Coal Harbour and the North Shore Mountains
Above: Open plan, featuring a corner living room with ultimate wrap-around windows
The Qube is amongst Albrighton's top modernist condo picks in Vancouver. The building stands out for being such a unique piece of architecture. The design was first constructed in 1969, and used as a commercial building. A residential conversion was completed on the tower in 2006; essentially keeping and re-enforcing the core of the building, and replacing everything else. The core of the tower was re-enforced with modern day technology including carbon fibre. This is an iconic architectural building, which is globally recognized. Click here for Qube building information including architect info.
Located in the heart of Coal Harbour, only steps from the seawall and Robson Street. This beautiful two bedroom Qube suite offers an open concept floor plan with 940 sq.ft. You get two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and two side-by-side parking stalls. The overall design is very functional and offers plenty of flexibility. Inside you'll find high grade Kitchen-Aid appliances, stone countertops, Blanco sink and faucet, and a large storage room. Plenty of closet space throughout with custom built-in storage units, and a murphy bed in the second bedroom, allow for an office/guest space. One of the greatest highlights is the North East exposure offering great vistas out to Coal Harbour. Finally, the convenience of two parking stalls is a big bonus. Come visit the Open House on Saturday, March 5th, from 1:30pm - 3:00pm. Or call for a private showing. Click here for information on #506 1333 W Georgia St.
"Timeless Form - Changing Function". Welcome to The Qube, a modernist Coal Harbour architectural landmark building. Internationally acclaimed architecture and design located in Downtown Vancouver's most prestigious neighbourhood. Special North East corner two bedroom, two bathroom open concept condo. Offers great design, high-end finishing's, custom built-in closets, 9"+ ceilings, wrap-around windows, and spectacular views of Coal Harbour, the ocean, and mountains. More features include: two secure side-by-side parking stalls and 940 sq.ft. of living space. Located right near the seawall, Stanley Park and Robson Street shopping district. Building includes concierge.
Above: Common Courtyard at Koret Lofts. Includes: seating and a BBQ
Above: Open concept loft, with private bedroom, perfect blank canvas for your ideas.
Above: Beautiful mix of the old world character, with modern touches to contrast.
Above: View of Downtown Vancouver and a "fire-escape balcony"
OPEN HOUSE, SATURDAY FEB 26th 1:30pm - 4:00pm This unique 828sq.ft. (approx) one bedroom loft has many unique features including: city & mountain views, sliding glass walls dividing the bedroom and bathroom, 10' ceilings, "fire-escape balcony", storage room, and spa-style bathroom with walk-in shower. More modern highlights: European style linear kitchen with Bosch and AEG appliances, gas cooktop, custom built-in bed/storage unit. All complemented by exposed brick, concrete polished floors, and wood beams. Rentable off-site parking is available. This spacious loft is only steps from Gastown's best lounges, boutique restaurants, and designer shops. Click here for more infomration about Koret Lofts.
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Koret Lofts is a restored architectural heritage conversion building that offers character, great design, live/work zoning all in the heart of Gastown. This "gem" of a building was redeveloped in 2006, but originally built in 1910. This unique 880sq.ft. (approx) one bedroom loft has many unique features including: city & mountain views, sliding glass walls dividing the bedroom and bathroom, 10' ceilings, "fire-escape balcony", storage room, and spa-style bathroom with walk-in shower. More modern highlights: European style linear kitchen with Bosch and AEG appliances, gas cooktop, custom built-in bed/storage unit. All complemented by exposed brick, concrete polished floors, and wood beams. Rentable off-site parking is available. This spacious loft is only steps from Gastown's best lounges, boutique restaurants, and designer shops.
Amongst Vancouver's largest most flexible modernist lofts on the market. Over 1400 sq.ft., extra wide floor plan, simply stunning interior design, details and finishing. Few unique features include: 20' wide loft, architectural floating staircase, gourmet kitchen, European spa-like bathroom, commercial grade forced heat and air-conditioning, two secure parking stalls, live/work zoning, custom open skylight, and 19' ceilings, with two story windows facing South. Full listing details.
Modernist architectural live/work at "The Workshop". Completely customized two level top corner loft facing south. Unique design and ultra-high quality materials have been used throughout. Custom metal floating staircase, extended loft space, hidden storage units, and simply stunning polished concrete floors. Read more about this loft for sale.
Introducing Loft 317. This one-of-a-kind residence offers features rarely found in a Vancouver Loft. It is the top corner suite of the renknowned live/work buiding known as "The Workshop". Extra large main plan measures nearly 20' wide, and 53' long. Unique features include custom designed one piece floating steel staircase, modern wall paneling, polished concrete floors, air-conditioning, and two parking stalls. A generious entertainment modern kitchen includes: gas cooking, modern appliances, mounted TV, 2 wine fridges, and an "industrial styled" stainless steel island. Dramatic updates include custom lighting system, spayed out ceiling, skylight, curved loft extension, stainless steel railing, and long theatre-like drapes.
Above: Masterpiece staircase walks up to a grand loft bedroom with storage and a hidden sleek walkthrough closet.
Above: Custom wall paneling system matched with studio style lighting.
Above: Efficient spa-like walk-in shower with European rain shower head, stone counters with undermount sink.
Above: Hidden storage cabinet along the side "white" wall.
Welcome to Penthouse 317 - Your dream architectural modern loft has arrived. Once featured on CityTV. This stunning custom live/work residence offers features rarely found: over 1460 sq.ft., 19' ceilings, skylight, polished concrete floors, 2 parking stalls, and commercial grade air-conditioning. The Spa bathroom has been fitted with a slate shower and designer hardware. Very unique touches: "art piece" floating steel staircase, custom kitchen with stone counters, 2 under mount sinks, gas cooking, 2 wine fridges, and gourmet stainless steel appliances. "Hidden" storage units built-in throughout. Upstairs you'll find a grand master bedroom with storage and a walk-through closet. Inside there is 220 electrical service leaving plenty of flexibility for your loft needs. The attention to detail, design, and function will impress.
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"We’re seeing strong sellers’ market conditions in areas like Richmond and the west side of Vancouver.” Jake Moldowan, president of Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver.
In 2010, we saw plenty of activity and some price gains from the beginning of the year, right up until the February Olympics. Prices in some buildings and neighbourhoods had surpassed peak levels seen in late 2007. After the Olympics many owners in Vancouver decided to list their condos for sale, soon after the HST was implemented. These factors put downward pressure on prices. This did stunt the continuous price gains, some prices cooled off, and many units sold at lower levels during the summer months of 2010 than seen earlier the same year. As demand declined, many listings eventually came off the market, and the Fall of 2010 was left with very low inventory levels. The normal real estate cycle continued, buyers decided to get back into the market as positive news in the overall Canadian economy was announced. Subsequently buyers came back into the market, and again motivated by very low interest rates which were threatening to rise, people went to purchase properties. This again brought about an increase in demand, inventory was still low, and as a result prices were squeezed slightly upward again. This seems to be the same trend we are currently experiencing. There is still good demand, but inventory levels are remaining low. There has not yet been a swarm of new listings, and the current conditions are quite balanced, making for a good market.
Some neighbourhoods currently seem undervalued compared to the rest of the market, and there are some parts of the market that seem overpriced with no-other reason but short-term demand which has quickly driven up their prices. Ask Paul Albrighton about which neighbourhoods could offer the best investment.