Blog › October 2009

Just SOLD #1405 821 Cambie St

Just SOLD #1405 821 Cambie St

We just sold a beautiful architectural condo at Raffles on Robson.   Incredible views from this great suite that has it all! Elevated to the extent you can see from False Creek to Burnaby and all the way to Mt. Baker. No detail spared in this glorious condo. Hardwood throughout, stainless appliances. With gorgeous countertops in both kitchen and bathroom, this posses real quality and attention to detail throughout. The Bathroom has incredible deep soaker tub and separate glass shower and lots of room. Additional insuite storage room is great for the office or computer room. Over height 9 foot ceiling make it feel larger and complimented by great private balcony to enjoy the outloook. 1 parking. Walk in closet provides excellent functionality.

Recently Sold Listing #915 - 9851 Heather St, Vancouver, BC

V750512 - #915 - 9851 Heather St, Vancouver, BC, CANADAI have just recently sold this listing at #915 - 9851 Heather St, Vancouver.

869 Beatty St - Hooper Building webpage added

The Hooper building at 869 Beatty St - Downtown Loft building

Hooper Building in Downtown Vancouver

 Heritage Live/Work Loft: live, work, and play at "The Hooper Building" a sought after heritage conversion loft in exclusive Yaletown location. Built in 1910, an inspired merging of old and new, this impressive loft space was developed in 1999. Common rooftop deck with BBQ and dining area. High speed internet, heat, hot water, and gas are included in the strata fees. Central location makes living easy, steps to recreation, shopping and more!  This is a great Downtown Vancouver conversion loft building.  Extra high ceilings, two level lofts, and a great feeling of character make this loft building stand out.  See buliding webpage:

Modern view lofts and unique condos for sale in Yaletown under $1.0M

Here is a list of good quality, unique, architectural condos for sale in Downtown and Yaletown.  Priced under $1,000,000.

Property Link and listing details:

#Th15 1501 Howe St – Townhouse near the seawall.  This place was built quite high end in 1993, and since this unit has been upgraded with luxury fine materials, including nice marble floors.  This place has a 250+ sq.ft. back patio, great for BBQ’s.  I may have mentioned this one when we met.  It has a grand modern classic feel.  There is a chance you could ask strata about installing a hot tub, but they are very picky at this building. Google Street View:

#402 499 Drake St – The Grace – This is a luxurious “villa style” residence at Richards and Drake St.  This building has great luxurious including a Rolls Royce Driving service (1 dollar per mintute), which would be ideal for driving and picking clients from the Airport or events.  This unit also has two bedrooms.  The detail and finish are very nice.  The patio is a good size, but not for a hot tub.  Similar units have sold in the low $900k’s this year.  Building information page with Google Map:  

#1903 989 Beatty St – Nova – Yaletown condo with a large patio.  This is a unique 1200+ sq.ft. condo with a wrap around patio, it won’t be big enough for a hot tub, but perfect for entertaining.   This is located near  Yaletown and the base of the Cambie Bridge.  Google Street View:

#1206 822 Seymour St – L’Aria – Loft style Penthouse condo.  This unique unit has a double height living room and an extra large patio for entertaining.  This is located centrally at Robson and Seymour.  Its on the 12th floor, but it is a Penthouse adding to its exclusivity.  This is a special unit. Google Street View:

#2304 1225 Richards St  - Eden –
Good quality Yaletown two bedroom condo.  This unit does have much for patio space, but it is in a fantastic location, and a very good quality, well designed, highly desirable building.  It does have nice views and over 1100 sq.ft. with nice views.   This is amongst the better Yaletown concrete towers.
Google street view:

#3303 1009 Expo Blvd – Landmark 33. 
High spacious view condo.  This building has great amenities, and only across the street from the Marianaside Seawall.  I selected this unit because it offers good value.  The interior is slightly dated as it is 10 years old, but the 33rd floor views and layout are fantastic, and may be worth a look. 
Google street view

#1005 1055 Homer St – Domus – High quality modern architectural condo.  This building has good architecture, higher 9’ ceilings, and high-end finishes.  It is an example of a developer finishing a product very good from the ground up.  Units always sell well here and hold their value. This unit is a good layout with a fair size patio.  Most people are quite impressed when they enter this building. 
Google street view:

Contact Paul Albrighton for more information on these condos for sale.

Unique lofts for sale in Vancouver under $620,000

Listing details:


33 Pender – If you are open to Crosstown lofts for sale, these units have good architecture and long-term potential for making more high end.  The ceilings are 10’ high.  The unit at $569,000 probably has some room to be negotiated closer to $520,000.  Building information page:

#202 - 2851 Heather St – Tapestry - Loft style condo in Fairview. 
There are no smaller units currently in the building.  This is special unit also on the 2nd floor with 11’ ceilings.  The build design, and quality are very nice in this building.  I have clients who live here and love it.  The last two bedroom sale was on the 3rd floor, which sold for $610,000 at 1089 sq.ft. ($560/sq.f.t)

#307 1238 Seymour St – This is a large Downtown Vancouver loft at The Space.  Here are two renovated suites that sold 1 – 2 years ago, this shows you the potential:

This has good income potential, and re-sale if you do a nice modern renovation.  By the way, I have some “lofty” modern home magazines for you in my trunk of my car, I meant to give them to you last time  we met.

#312 1220 E Pender St – Workshop Lofts in Mount Pleasant.  This is a live/work space, which is a good investment as no more live/work places are being built.  There is a currently a stop on zoning for more live/work spaces.  The last sale was #311 for $475,000 and 1446 sq.ft.  This listing should be worked down a little on price, depending on the level of renovations.   Building information page:  

#1004 289 Alexander – The Edge Lofts in Gastown
.  This is near Main and Alexander.  It is a very unique building, again with Live/work zoning.  This unit is worth closer to $470,000 and could use some updating, it is a top level suite with a patio which is a bonus.  Building information page:

Email Paul Albrighton for the full details on these lofts for sale.  [email protected]

#312 - 1220 E. Pender St - The Workshop Live/Work loft for sale in Mount Pleasant

Live at The Workshop loft for sale in Mount Pleasant Vancouver

Beautiful south-facing loft in The Workshop building is brightly lit with large windows. This live and work top floor 1 bedroom, 1 bath unit has soaring 18' ceilings. Super cool lay-out on the mian with large living and dining area w/ white oak floors, master bedroom and 3 piece bath w/ japanese tub and bamboo feature wall. Upper level has kitchen w/ concrete countertops, opening skylighht and cozy eating area and large multi-purpose family room w/ built-in shelves along entire wall. Centrally located building is modern and features polished concrete hallways. # 312 1220 E PENDER ST, Vancouver. Listed By: RE/MAX Central. Click here to see all lofts for sale in Mount Pleasant Vancouver.

Click here to see all units for sale at The Worksgop, 1220 E. Pender St, Vancouver.

bedrooms    location    Vancouver 
bathrooms    age    10 
view    city & mountains  taxes    $1,912 in 2009
sq ft    1,419 Sq.Ft. strata fees   $203 
price    $529,000  mls®#    V794870

#104 - 205 E 10th Ave - Contemporary loft for a great value!

Contemporary loft in Mount Pleasant Vancouver for sale

Live in style at The HUB in Mount Pleasant Vancouver. This open 1 bedroom patio suite feels like a townhouse with its 2 separate entrances. Features 11' ceilings, wide plank bamboo floors, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, plenty of storage both in-suite and an extra locker, secure underground parking, 135 sq ft private patio and a common roof top deck with views of the city and mountains. Remainder of the 2-5-10 warranty still in place. Conveniently located close to Downtown Vancouver, restaurants, shops, and pubs. # 104 205 E 10TH AV, Vancouver. Listed By: Dexter Associates Realty. Click here to see all lofts for sale in Mount Pleasant Vancouver.

bedrooms    location    Vancouver 
bathrooms    age   
view    city & mountains  taxes    $1,197 in 2009
sq ft    562 Sq.Ft. strata fees     $204 
price    $329,900  mls®#    V793985 

#506 - 256 E 2nd Ave - Jacobsen loft condo in Mount Pleasant For Sale

Loft condo for sale in Mount Pleasant Vancouver

Live at Jacobsen, Vancouver's newest urban community - within walking distance to your favorite restaurants, stores, and entertainment venues. The sold-out Jacobsen urban flats developed by award-winning Intracorp and designed by Christopher Bozyk Architects. Close to Downtown Vancouver and just steps away from Olympic Village. Estimated to complete in November 2009. This sleek urban loft unit is designed with extra closet space, a flex space, a full size den, 9'2 ceilings. Unit also comes with upgraded appliances and parking. # 506 256 E 2ND AV, Vancouver. Listed By: Macdonald Realty Westmar. Click here to see all lofts for sale in Mount Pleasant, Vancouver.

bedrooms    location    Vancouver 
bathrooms    age   
view    city & mountains  taxes    $0 in 2009
sq ft    695 Sq.Ft. strata fees   $223 
price    $458,800  mls®#    V792371 

1238 Seymour St - Downtown Vancouver Loft update

1238 Seymour St - The Space Lofts - Update for October 2009


Main pictures for 1238 Seymour St - The SPACE lofts for sale building webpage

The Space at 1238 Seymour St has had great turnover for 2009.  There has been 14 sales on the mls, and currently there are 4 active listings.

Prices have remaining strong and are now within 6%-8% of the peak prices for this buildings.  This building did decline nearly 15% at the bottom of the Vancouver real estate market in February 2009.  Since, sales have not stopped, and prices continue to increase.  At Albrighton real estate we have sold 4 of the 14 sales so far this year.  "Our clients love double level lofts in a great central Downtown/Yaletown Location at an affordable price."

If you are looking for a project or a residential property that offer unique design and plenty of potential for your ideas and increase in your investment, you should consider 1238 Seymour St.  See the 1238 Seymour street building webpage:

Currently take advantage and consider buying:

#307 1238 Seymour - This is a rare unit with over 939 sq.ft. of double level loft living, priced well at $475,000.

#1004 1238 Seymour - This double level 680 sq.ft. offers great value, plenty of room for improvements and a parking stall for only $375,000.

#1703 1238 Seymour - Looking for a cheap studio Downtown, and tired of paying rent?  This studio needs some freshening up and a little TLC.  But enjoy the views!only for $319,000.


Go to for daily updates and listing details of all the units for sale at 1238 Seymour St.

Crosstown Vancouver Lofts for sale 546 Beatty St - 2 new lofts for sale

New Heritage Conversion lofts for sale - Big space with parking stalls! Under $600k.

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#207 546 Beatty St - 938 Sq.ft. $549,000 - Large Gorgeous heritage loft in the new Crane building in Crosstown. Large 1 bedroom, 2 bathroom boasting 10'8 ceiling heights high ceilings and brick walls, including European style kitchen with Bosch Stainless Steel appliance, Liebherr Fridge, La Torre facets and refurbished double hung sash windows and concrete polished floors.  546 Beatty is a great Crosstown loft building, with open concept design, and some beautiful raw loft finishes. A perfect neighborhood on the cusp with the best of Gastown, Yaletown, Downtown...close to transportation and amazing restaurants + underground parking. Listed by Blue Realty Ltd.


#405 546 Beatty St - 770 Sq.ft. $489,000- Top Reasons you need to own this unit. #1 HERITAGE; "The Crane" Newly converted heritage building #2 STYLE; Concrete floors, brick walls, euro mod kitchen, spa like bathroom. #3 MODERN DETAILS; refurbished double hung wood sash windows, Coria n counters, high gloss white cabinets, Stainless Bosch appliance package, Liebherr Fridge, La Torre faucets. #4 LOCATION; In between all the towns; Tinseltown, Gastown, Yaletown and Downtown. Skytrain, both stadiums and Chambar at your front door. #5 PRICE;It's sharp and YES includes underground secured parking.  Listed by Blue Realty Ltd.

546 Beatty St - Building page with listing deails

546 Beatty St - Introduction Video - Albrighton Top 5 loft building

Here's an introduction video we just completed for 546 Beatty St.  This is one of our favourite loft buildings in Vancouver.  It is a heritage conversion loft that completed between 2008 - 2009.  The feature unique open concept lofts with brick walls, concrete floors, and great European styling.  This page has all the lofts for sale in the building, and its updated daily:


546 Beatty St - 938 sq.ft. Vancouver loft tour by Albrighton

Here's a walkthrough of a larger unit at 546 Beatty St.  This is one of the best and newest heritage conversions in Vancouver.  It has timless raw design, open layouts, original brick walls, plenty of concrete, and minimal European styling.  The attention to details and finishing is fantastic.  Check out this tour, then the building webpage:  This building is one the top list at Albrighton lofts.

Paul Albrighton goes to the Arts Umbrella's SPLASH event


Paul Albrighton was at the Arts Umbrella's 27th Annual Fundraiser event, "Splash" this past Saturday October 17, 2009.


It was a fantastic evening that included a glittering cocktail party, an enthusiastic live art auction, and beautiful displays from local sponsors.  The art auction featured pieces from talented local artists such as Gordon Smith, Lawrence Paul Yuxeluptun, and David Wilson.  Here we some of my favourite pieces: 

Rimi Yang Painting - 1

David Wilson

Top: Rimi Yang. Above: David Wilson

Live Auction Arts Umbrella

Live Auction held by Barry Scott from Maynards.


Paul Albrighton talks to HGTV's Colin & Justin about loft prices in Vancouver

While touring the Home Show at BC Place this weekend, I had a chance to talk with Colin and Justin from HGTV: "Colin and Justin's Home Heist".  I announced how large of fan I was, and then Colin and Justin asked me about price per square foot of lofts in Vancouver.  These entertaining gentlelmen have a great sense of humour and had me laughing in manner of seconds.

And of course an autograph that reads "Sell a lot of lofts"

Coling and Justin HGTV

Crosstown Lofts for sale from $489,000

Crosstown Lofts Vancouver for sale


Crosstown is on the border between Gastown and Downtown.  It is home to some of Vancouver's best heritage Loft conversion buildings.  The main loft building in Crosstown are: 531 Beatty St, 550 Beatty St, 528 Beatty St Bowman Lofts, 33 - 33 W Pender St, 518 Beatty St, and 546 Beatty St.

crosstown lofts

These units feature brick walls, concrete floors, open layouts, and some of them have underground parking stalls.  Here is a Google Street view of the main loft buildings along Beatty St.  More Crosstown Nieghbouhood information.


1238 and 1280 Richards St - Google street views photo

Google Street views makes me feel like a good photographer from my office. 

It is incredible how much information we can get so easy these days!

This picture shows The Grace at 1280 Richards Street on the right, and Metropolis at 1238 Richards St on the left.

Richards Street Google Street View

Vancouver lofts and modern condos for sale under $411,000

Great Vancouver condos, lofts, and architectural properties for sale in Downtown Vancouver priced for less than $411,000.

Property Link:
#1101 928 Richards St – The Savoy – This is a good 10 year old tower on Richards St near Nelson St – Central Downtown and on the edge of Yaletown.  This unit has high ceilings, city views, and 582 sq.ft.  This building has a large amenities centre: pool, gym, party room.  There have been similar sales up to $390,000 this past summer, so it will sell quite fast.   Google street Photo

#2909 1009 Expo Blvd – Waterworks – This is a good “Concord Pacific” built tower with spacious layouts.  This unit has nearly 700 sq.ft. but the finishing’s are slightly dated and could use some touching up.  Being on the 29th floor makes for great views.  This is located right in Yaletown, one small block from the seawall and the best shopping and restaurants.  Google Street View:

#2505 – 1200 W Georgia – Residences on Georgia -  This is located in Coal Harbour/West End and only three blocks from the nicest seawall, and very close to Stanley Park.  This building was built high end in 1999, it features high quality kitchens, bathrooms, and a fantastic location.  The strata fees are slightly higher at $260/mn – strata fees are always higher in this part of town.  Google street view:

#813 933 Seymour St – The Spot Lofts – This is a Downtown Loft with two levels of living space.  The total square footage is just under 600 sq.ft., but with the 16’ high ceilings, outdoor patio, and beautiful contemporary upgrades the space feels awesome.  This building is pretty mid-range, but this suite has been upgraded very nicely.  The building also has a common rooftop patio on the 25th floor with spectacular views of Downtown’s best buildings, and the Mountains.  Google Street view:

The Spot Lofts building information page:

#602 1009 Expo Blvd – Waterworks – This is another unit in the same building mentioned above.  This building also features a very large gym, pool, meeting rooms, and visitor parking area.  This is a great option if you want more space than average.

#2510 – 939 Expo Blvd – Max – This is a newer version of Waterworks in the same location.  The kitchens and bathrooms are newer, only the prices is slightly higher.  This unit has some nice views, with bridges and some water.  Google Street View

#1407 1003 Burnaby St – Milano – This is a architectural concrete tower building on Burrard in the Westend.  The Westend has very little good concrete towers.  This unit is on the 14th floor with ocean views, and just over 600 sq.ft.  The building is very nice, and visually very nice.  Here you can stroll to the Westend andw English Bay very easily.  This is quite a desirable building.  Google Street Vie

#203 1252 Hornby St – Pure –
This is a newer modern mid-century modern styled architectural building near The “Milano” mentioned above.  It features great architecture, modern design, high ceilings, and bright open style plans.  
Google Street View

Pure Building information page;

Contact Paul Albrighton for more information on these properties for sale.  604 315 5574.

Albrighton real estate is now using Google Street Maps for buyers

Are you not 100% familiar with Downtown streets and neighbourhoods and are looking to buy a modern condo or loft in Vancouver?


We are now attaching Google Street View Map links to our client emails, showing great angles and street views of described buildings and areas.  This is a great tool for out of town buyers to cruise around their next potential neighbourhood before selecting a property for viewing.  If you are looking to a buy a condo or loft and want all the details of the buildings and areas up-front use a specialist not a generalist.  Paul Albrighton offers a very in-depth efficient system to first get you started with the right buildings, and then a great strategy to win you the property you want without overpaying.  Contact Paul Albrighton to help buy or sell your next Downtown Property.

google street view used by Albrighton

Pure 1252 Hornby St - Downtown Loft style building added

We've just added a building to our Downtown Architectural buliding section, Pure - at 1252 Hornby St.  This is a loft styel boutique building with only 75 units.  The architecture stands out for open concept design, mid-century modern styling, and a good central location.  Click here to see more photos and list of condos for sale at Pure.

Pure 1252 Honrby StPure Drawing

Space, Grace, Metropolis, Shangri-la, Qube owners.

We are just finalizing our October Mailout for our key buildings:

Space: 1238 Seymour St

Grace: 1280 Richards St and 499 Drake St

Shangri-la: 1111 Alberni St and 1128 W Georgia St

Qube: 1333 W Georgia St

Metropolis: 1238 Richards St

Look out for our mail over the next two weeks:

Albrighton flyer oct 2009

#408-1178 Hamilton St The Hamilton - Yaletown loft for sale

Yaletown loft for sale at The Hamilton

This special open suite in a heritage building is centrally located in the Yaletown district and provides comfort and convenience to the seawall, shopping, restaurants, and the new Canada Line skytrain. Offers open and flexible living space as well as great south exposure with large picture window. Features include reclaimed softwood fir plank flooring, open kitchen with maple cabinets and top of the line appliances. Cozy gas fireplace with cast concrete mantle, Corian and granite counters, a full size Murphy need and original beams reinforced with steel slats throughout the home. A truly beautiful property in excellent condition. Not to be missed. # 408 1178 HAMILTON ST, Vancouver. Listed By: Regent Park Fairchild Rlty Inc. Click here to see all listings for sale at The Hamilton, 1178 Hamilton St, Vancouver.

bedrooms    location    Vancouver 
bathrooms    age    13 
view    city & mountains  taxes    $1,992 in 2009
sq ft    760 Sq.Ft. strata fees   $270 
price    $475,000  mls®#    V791407 

#307-1238 Seymour Street The Space Lofts - Downtown loft for $475,000

Downtown Loft for sale only $475,000 at The Space Lofts

Large, 2 level, loft space with 16' ceiling in a central location. Close to shopping, dining and parks. The building features include a fitness centre on the ground floor and common patios on the 4th floor. 1 parking stall is included. # 307 1238 SEYMOUR ST, Vancouver. Listed By: Bruce Ward Realty Ltd. Click here to see all listings for sale at The Space, 1238 Seymour St, Vancouver.

bedrooms    location    Vancouver 
bathrooms    age    14 
view    city & mountains  taxes    $1,709 in 2009
sq ft    940 Sq.Ft. strata fees   $306 
price    $475,000  mls®#    V791589 

#1408 - 1333 W. Georgia - Bright spacious loft style condo in Coal Harbour

Bright spacious loft condo at The Qube in Coal Harbour

THE QUBE! Must see this amazing 1 Bedroom and Den on the quiet side is ready for you to move in. Great space in this 668 sq ft true modern open concept and super kitchen with large centre island, granite tops, dark cabinets and dark wood flooring. Funky glass sliding doors for master bedroom and decent closet space. Den is perfect for office, separate dining or big enough as a second if required. Spa inspired bathroom with raised sink, separate shower, soaker tub and storage space. Bright with high 9' ceilings, full size locker on the same floor, insuite laundry, 1 parking and full time concierge. Pets and rentals OK. Amazing locaton just steps to Coal Harbour Seawall, shops, restaurants and Downtown. # 1408 1333 W GEORGIA ST, Vancouver. Listed By: RE/MAX Crest Realty (Westside). Click here to see all listings for sale at The Qube, 1333 West Georgia, Vancouver.

bedrooms    location    Vancouver 
bathrooms    age   
view    city & mountains  taxes    $1,846 in 2009
sq ft    668 Sq.Ft. strata fees   $239 
price    $425,000  mls®#    V790743

#909 - 1333 W. Georgia - The Qube modern loft style condos in Coal Harbour Vancouver

Modern loft style condo for sale at The Qube in Coal Harbour Vancouver

THE QUBE. One of Vancouver's best landmark building located on the crest of COAL HARBOUR. This loft offers a bright and open spacious floor plan. Welcome to your very own SE CORNER unit w/ beautiful views of the city 2 bedroom 2 bath, 9'6 ceiling, granite countertop, hardwood floor, stainless steel kitchen and appliances. Very convenient location near Granville Island, restaurants, shopping and more! # 909 1333 W GEORGIA ST, Vancouver. Listed By: Sutton Grp West Coast (Van49).Click here to see all listings for sale at The Qube, 1333 West Georgia, Vancouver.

bedrooms    location    Vancouver 
bathrooms    age   
view    city & mountains  taxes    $2,333 in 2009
sq ft    940 Sq.Ft. strata fees   $378 
price    $598,000  mls®#    V786959 

#1202 - 1277 Melville Flatiron - Coal harbour modern condo for sale

Modern Condo for sale at 1277 Melville in Coal Harbour Vancouver

Among the stunning towers of Coal Harbour an exclusive 52 unit residence for the discerning few, this is Flatiron. Housing contemporary luxury, a curvaceous angular shape these waterfront residences feature open spaces, endless light and breathtaking views. Designed by internationally acclaimed Busby, Perkins + Will Flatiron offers soaring ceilings glimmering endless panoramic views embraced by walls of glass, top of the line KitchenAid appliances in a landmark tower defining Coal Harbour sophistication. # 1202 1277 MELVILLE ST, Vancouver. Listed By: Sutton Grp-West Coast Realty. Click here to see all listings for sale at 1277 Melville, Vancouver.

bedrooms    location    Vancouver 
bathrooms    age   
view    city & mountains  taxes    $4,699 in 2009
sq ft    1,265 Sq.Ft. strata fees   $618 
price    $949,000  mls®#    V776373 

Vancouver loft and condo updates from Albrighton

Market Update for Vancouver Lofts and Condos
September 2009

Greater Vancouver home sales remained strong for September 2009, with the second most home sales in this month ever. It has been a record breaking four months for number of sales. This has pushed condo and loft prices near some high 2007 levels.  Competitive mortgage rates, anticipation for 2010 Olympics, and residual buyers who waited to “act”, have all added to the market rising over the past four months. Additionally, Inventory has remained low during this period.  September did show signs of increasing listings (3.4% higher than August), which should create slightly more stabilization for pricing this upcoming fall.

What does this mean for the fall?
The fall should be stable with small prices increase due to: mortgage rates remaining low, prices still below peak levels, and an overall positive economic environment.

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New Albrighton Real Estate Video

Recent Sales by Albrighton

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SOLD in 5 hours! #1605 1200 W Georgia St - Resdiences

Paul Albrighton SOLD a property in 5 hours!

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#1605 1200 W Georgia St.  $399,900. Coal Harbour Vancouver. Property Details - Click here.

What does it take to sell a property so fast?

"Well first of all we are in a fast moving market and prices are going up every month, so a buyer must first realize they will have to put competitive bids on hot properties.  As an Downtown agent, you have to have your client ready from; strata information, access to inspectors, building information, sales history, to advising on how to write a truly competitive offer.  When promoting a property: speed, marketing systems, efficiency, and ease of access to information and showings is the key to selling properties fast" - Paul Albrighton

Our efficient systems and experience in Downtown Vancouver put our clients ahead of the market.  When it comes to selling or purchasing a loft or modern condo in Downtown Vancouver, use a specialist - not a generalist.

The Space 1238 Seymour St - Downtown Vancouver Loft building

The Space Lofts at 1238 Seymour St is a large condo and loft tower in Downtown Vancouver.  It has 229 units over 31 stories with primarily lofts and small condos.  This building offers unique design in a good value building.  Go to  for more information and for a list of lofts for sale at The Space.

Metropolis at 1238 Richards St - Yaletown Loft Tower

Metropolis at 1238 Richards St is the best loft tower in Vancouver.  Stretching over 29 stories tall, this unique skinny tower features double level condos.  It is a well-constructed concrete tower built in 1999 with only 100 units.  Go to  more information on this Yaletown loft building and for a list of the current properties for sale.

The Grace 1280 Richards and 499 Drake St - video

This one of a kind building is not one to be missed.  The Grace is one of Vancouver's most unique address's with European style architecture matched with world class luxury living.  Go to for more information and current listings for sale.

Albrighton real estate - lofts, modern condos, and architectural properties

We specialize in lofts, modern condos, and architectural property in Vancouver, BC.  

To see all Vancouver lofts for sale go to:

Albrighton Loft and Architectural target buildings - Google Maps now added

I have created building webpages for the most popular and architecturally special Vancouver bulidings.  Each page has maps, photos, information, and active listings.

I have just added Google Street View Maps for all of these bulidings.


Granite Block Lofts in Mount Pleasant - 234 East 5th, Vancouver

Abbott Place in Gastown Vancouver - 233 Abbott St, Vancouver

"33" in Crosstown Vancouver - 33 West Pender Vancouver

The Workshop Lofts in Mount Pleasant - 1220 E. Pender St, Vancouver

Koret Lofts in Gastown - 55 E. Cordova, Vancouver

Del Prado Yaletown Loft Building - 1155 Mainland St, Vancouver

The Hamilton Yaletown Loft Buliding - 1178 Hamilton St. Vancouver

The Space Lofts - Downtown Loft Building - 1238 Seymour St, Vancouver

Bowman Lofts in Crosstown - 528 Beatty St, Vancouver

XL Lofts in Cambie/Mount Pleasant W - 428 W. 8th Ave, Vancouver

Metropolis Lofts in Yaletown Vancouver - 1238 Richards St, Vancouver

Alda Lofts in Yaletown Vancouver - 1275 Hamilton St, Vancouver

Crosstown heritage loft building - 518 Beatty S, Vancouver

The Spot Lofts in Downtown Vancouver - 933 Seymour St, Vancouver

Tribeca Lofts in Yaletown Vancouver - 988 Richards St, Vancouver

McMasters Buliding - Lofts in Yaletown - 1180 Homer St, Vancouver

Sophia - Mount Pleasant Modern condos - 298 E. 11th Ave, Vancouver

The Edge lofts in Gastown Vancouver - 289 Alexander St, Vancouver

Artech Warehouse Lofts in Mount Pleasant - 336 E. 1st Ave, Vancouver

Loft 495 in South Granville/Mount Pleasant - 495 W. 6th, Vancouver

Van Horne in Gastown - 22 E. Cordova, Vancouver

Carrall Station in Gastown - 1 E. Cordova St, Vancouver

Crane Building - 540 Beatty in Crosstown - 546 Beatty St, Vancouver

Murchies Building in Yaletown - 1216 Homer St, Vancouver

Waterfall Building in False Creek - 1540 W. 2nd, Vancouver

The Grace in Yaletown - 499 Drake St, Vancouver

The Grace in Yaletown - 1280 Richards St, Vancouver

Shangri La in Downtown - 1111 Alberni St, Vancouver

Shangri-La in Coal Harbour - 1128 W. Georgia St, Vancouver

Flatiron in Coal Harbour - 1277 Melville St, Vancouver

Harbour Green II in Coal Harbour - 1139 W. Cordova St, Vancouver

The Qube in Coal Harbour - 1333 W. Georgia St, Vancouver

256 E 2nd Jacobsen Lofts in Mount Pleasant.

228 E 4th Ave - Watershed Lofts in Mount Pleasant

1252 Hornby st - Pure Loft condos in Downtown Vancouver



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The Qube 1333 W Georgia Street - Presented by Albrighton

The Qube is one of our favourite buildings.  It stands out for unique architecture and modern timeless designed.  Originally built in 1969 as a modern masterpiece - its suspended design makes for an "Earthquake Proof" design, and visually makes for a "floating Cube" look.  The square tower was converted to modern style loft condos in 2006 and is now recognized as a very unique high-class condo development.  See more information and current listings for sale at The Qube.

South Granville Rental Condo - 1468 W 14th Ave

South Granville Condo For Rent at The Avedon: $2,000\mo


Bedroom: 2

Finished area: 803 square feet

Age: 1 year

Fireplace: 1; faux electric

Bathroom: 2 full

Flooring: wool carpets, tiles mixed

Levels: 1

Parking: 1; underground

Included items: fridge, stove, oven, microwave, dishwasher, and washer & dryer.

Not included: strata move-in/move-out fees, natural gas, electricity, telephone, cable, internet, furnishings

 Avedon 1

Avedon 2

Occupancy: Starting November 1st, 2009; walk-throughs available on weekends or weekday evenings

Rental Period: starting at one year; shorter rental periods available as well

Contact: [email protected], or [email protected] to schedule walk-through.

Welcome to Polygon's Avedon - located in desirable South Granville district. Only 4 homes/flr means every home at Avedon is a corner home. Open flr plan with 9' ceilings make this home bright and airy. All detail has been chosen with a passion for sophisticated urban living. Cream on cream interior w/wool carpet, white oak gourmet kitchen feat. Bosch appliances and gas cooktop. Enjoy picturesque ocean and mountain views. Fabulous location steps to Meinhardt's, Stanley Theatre, boutique shops, fashion row and art galleries. Exclusive 46 unit concrete high rise. Peace of mind is provided by a full time resident caretaker.

Rising twelve storeys above West 14th Avenue, Avedon offers a limited collection of two bedroom apartment residences in a unique location where art and culture converge. Its distinctive and sleek Northwest-inspired architecture will set a new standard for fine urban living. Inside, every stylish home is sure to impress with creative use of space, abundant natural light and exquisite finishings. Special details at the Avedon luxury residences include contemporary wood cabinetry, elegant granite countertops and soaring overheight windows.

Full Listing:

ONLY CONTACT - Jordan Lee at: [email protected]


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