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Large modern Gastown Loft for sale - 28 Powell St

Spacious modern Gastown loft for sale - Historic converted 28 Powell St.

$373,500 This is a spacious 805 sq.ft. Gastown loft buliding with many unique features.  Enjoy the vibrant energy of this dynamic loft in the heart of Gas Town. Soaring high 10' ceilings, stunning roof top deck, Hardwood floors, gas Fireplace and Stainless steel appliances are just a few of the exceptional highlights this suite has to offer, making it the perfect spacious residence for the judicious Vancouverite. With room to roam and entertain this super chic space is as edgy as it is fabulous. An absolute pleasure to show. Meas are approx and should be verified if deemed important.  # 201 28 POWELL ST, Vancouver East, BC. Listed By: Sutton Grp-West Coast Realty.  See all suites for sale at 28 Powell St. Fabulous unit in Gastown. Rebuild & restoration by Hemphill & Assoc. 3/4 inch maple floors, 10 ft ceilings, all Jennair appliances, gas fireplace, 2 baths, 2 bedrooms (presently 1 & den), Kohler fixtures, track lighting, West & Northfacing, floor to ceiling windows. Shows beautifully. Very bright, secured parking, insuite laundry. Newly painted. Price to sell. Truly unique, one-of-a-kind 2-Level Heritage-style Concrete Loft Penthouse in the heart of Historic Gastown Burrard Inlet, Northshore mountain & city views. Open southwest facing living, dining & kitchen with 16' ceilings + fireplace open to 81 SqFt deck ideal for entertaining. Check out the  master bedroom size! Completely renovated with new appliances, fixtures, hardwood flooring & carpets.Just minutes from Downtown, Coal Harbour. This is a stunning deal!

Just sold - 1238 Richards St - Metropolis - Yaletown loft

Metropolis Loft - Just sold - #604-1238 Richards St

604 1238 richards st'Metropolis' -  Yaletown`s best loft building. 1 bedroom and den. Open floor plan with 715 sq.ft. and bright large windows. Separate eating area. Fitness centre, whirlpool and roof top deck. Prepaid parking until Oct. 2009. Private storage locker.   This is a great modern Vancouver loft property. # 604 1238 RICHARDS ST, Vancouver West, BC.  See all properties for sale at Metropolis - 1238 Richards StSee the building page with photos and info for Metropolis.


Yaletown Penthouse Loft - 1275 Hamilton - Alda

Alda - Penthouse - 1700+ sq.ft. - $1.499,000.

Yaletown penthouse loft One of the best Yaletown Penthouses loft to come to the Yaletown Vancouver market! This stunning corner view PH offers over 1700sf opf luxury interior modern living space. Ultimate open kitchen with full stainless appliances, dark H/W flrs, high ceilings with exposed wood beams, a master bedroom with its own firelace, view deck, over-sized shower, built-ins throughout and beautiful upgrades. These are just a few of the sophisticated designer features that will awe you. And that's just the interior! Walk up your private stairs to a MASSIVE beautifully landscaped 1,600 sqft private roof terrace featuring stunning views to David Lam Park and False Creek complimented with its own gazebo and hot tub,.  This is a great Yaletown loft building - Alda .  This building is a retro-fit conversion Yaletown loft building.  Featuring loft style condos with origional elements such as timber beams, open layouts, and high ceilings.  This is a one of a kind Penthouse and is a must see! # 601 1275 HAMILTON ST, Vancouver West, BC.  Listed by Listed By: Century 21 In Town Realty.  See more details on this sutie and all lofts and condos for sale at AldaBuilding webpage for 1275 Hamilton. 

Gastown Loft for Sale - 22 E Cordova

This is a very well priced 600+ sq.ft. double level loft in Gastown. Listed at $274,900.  It includes parking and it is in a good concrete construction building.  Refer to the notes and call for any questions.  Paul Albrighton 604 315 5574. 


Own a Vancouver loft for less than $300,000!  This is a great affordable two level loft!  Enjoy this modern wonderful home in The "Van Horne" located in historic Gastown Vancouver.  This open layout loft condominium features 16' high ceilings and windows, insuite laundry and 1 underground secured parking stall. Just steps to many fine popular Gastown restaurants and bars, 10 minutes walk to Downtown Vancouver. Great investment opportunity in up and coming neighbourhood. Listed By: RE/MAX Real Estate Services.  Building Address: # 414 22 E CORDOVA ST, Vancouver East, BC.  $

Building webpage for 22 E Cordova - Van Horne

Great Vancouver lofts for sale under $426,000

Vancouver open space condos and lofts for sale

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#217 – 350 E 2nd Ave – “MainSpace” – This is a warehouse style loft building in Mount Pleasant.  This building is constructed from steel and concrete, and features some very unique exposed concrete and steel beams in the suites and common areas.  This is an open 774 sq.ft. square floor plan, which leaves plenty of room for your ideas.  This unit is worth closer to $300,000 - $310,000.

 #303 – 2055 Yukon St – “The Montreux” - this is a modern concrete building with nice architecture and stylish interiors.  It is located near Cambie and W 6th Ave.  The building finish and quality is very nice.  It is more of a condo, which has "loft" styling, such as high 9’ ceilings, and sliding walls.  This suite features good storage, and shows much better than the photos.  This listing is well priced.   

 #315 – 2515 Ontario St – “Elements” – This building is located at Broadway and Ontario.  This Toronto/New York inspired brick building features more open concept condos, ultra high 10’ ceilings, and nice finish quality.

 #702 – 495 W 6th – “Loft 495” – This is a nice, more industrial/modern style new loft building.  These space are very spacious, have high ceilings, and nice modern industrial touches, units range from this 520 sq.ft. priced at $359,000 to 710 sq.ft. for $459,000.  I believe each suite has some good negotiating room on the price, as sales have been slow in this building for the past 6 months.    Buying in a newly built building gives you a 2-5-10 warranty.

 #401 – 2770 Sophia St – “Stella” – This is a newly built Mount Pleasant modern building.  These units feature open layouts, good patio space, and this condo has nice city views.  This is centrally located near Kingsway and 12th Ave.  This unit is worth near $350,000. 

 #417 – 2001 Wall St – “Cannery Row Lofts” – These are beautiful true double level lofts with great space.  This unit is well priced as the past three loft sales at this building were between $345,000 to $365,000.  This building is located out of the core of the city, in the industrial area, near Powell and the Bottom of Victoria Dr.   

 #408 – 338 W 8th Ave – “Loft 338” - Here's another warehouse style loft building, this is quite nice with a real two level layout, and some nice renovations, additionally it is on the Westside, adding to its value.  Its priced at $425,000 but it may be able to be purchased closer to the $380,000’s.  

528 Beatty St - Bowman loft for sale - Crosstown

Bowman Loft - Amongst the best lofts in the city! - 528 Beatty St.


Welcome to Bowman Lofts - a beautiful timless Crosstown loft building.  This is ONE of only 12 double height, true lofts in the award-winning Bowman Block. This 2 bedroom, modernized, 1,217 square foot home has many additional features including custom sliding glass partition walls, upgraded front loading washer and dryer, upgraded dis hwasher, RARE in building parking and out-of-suite storage.  Classical brick, concrete, steel, and fir beams add the unique loft character. Located just steps away from popular restaurants like Chambar, Cafe Medina and Wild Rice.  Don't miss this great Crosstown Vancouver loft.   This is one of Albrighton's top picks in the whole city. This is truly a one-of-a-kind home for modern urban living. # 302 528 BEATTY ST, Vancouver West, BC.  - Listed By: Sutton Group - Seafair Realty.  See all lofts for sale at Bowman BlockSee the building webpage for Bowman Lofts at 528 Beatty St.


1238 Richards St - Metropolis action!

1238 Richards St - Metropolis - update


The past two weeks have been very busy at Metropolis.  All three listings available have received offers, and #1407 and #604 both received more than one offer in their first week of being on the market.   This building has become a hot commodity as more and more people desire high ceilings, open space, windows, two level loft living, and this beautiful Yaletown location.    See an updated list of Metropolis 1238 Richards street lofts and condos for sale..  This webpage has all the building details and photos

Past comments about Metropolis: Yaletown loft at the Metropolis. 16' ceilings, double-height windows, gas firepl ace, insuite laundry, balcony, southwest views. Great building. Excellent locati on. Owner occupied & in immaculate condition.   1 bdrm + den, city + part water view. Suite in art-deco style - Metropolis P2 le vels of sheer flr to ceil window showcases this well lait out suite! 16' ceils, full appl pkg, prkg, O/D balc, inlaid conc, zinc flrs, sisal carpets, etc.   For those who love 16' ceilings, this i s it! Beautiful in all ways, this 1 bedroom & den, east facing two level home, f eatures a very spacious open plan of approx. 1000 sf, with full length windowscustom blinds, beautiful hardwood and concrete floors on the main, sisal carpeting upstairs & custom paint throughout. Includes parking & storage. Other bonuses include contemporary ceiling fan, a gas line behind stove, and roughed in plumbing on the main. Trouble-free building in very desirable pet friendly neighborhood - right across from the new Emery Barnes Park and just blocks to the seawall and David Lam Park. Limited in supply, as no more lofts will be built downtown! Bring offers.

High up views - Vancouver condos $300k - $400k



# 2702 1199 SEYMOUR ST - "The Brava" - This is a desired Downtown/Yaletown building.  This unit is 6 levels from the very top of the building, which is higher than most in the area.  This makes for fantastic city views, the ocean in the distance, and some of the nicest tallest buildings in the city - making this a special place.  The unit inside is similar to unit #1602 mentioned below.


# 2304 928 RICHARDS ST - "The Savoy" - Again a good Downtown/Yaletown address.  This unit is more spacious and features a few modern updates inside.  Additionally the 9' ceilings and 607 sq.ft will make for a more open feeling in the suite. 


# 2309 928 HOMER ST - "Yaletown Park" - This building is only 2 years old, and located right in Yaletown and central to many nice city spots.  This unit faces over top of a lot of heritage buildings, limiting future developments.


# 1602 1199 SEYMOUR ST - "The Brava" - This is the same suite as #2702, only 11 floors down, and $40,000 cheaper.  From these pictures you should get a better idea of what the suite looks like inside. This building features a large gym, party room, and a heated out door pool and hot tub. 


# 1606 1255 SEYMOUR ST - "Elan" - This is another modern building, which is only 1 years old in Yaletown/Downtown.  This unit features nice modern finishing’s inside, and open Western views, only its 500 sq.ft. making it slightly small.


# 2102 1238 SEYMOUR ST - "The Space" - This tower is 13 years old, but offers good price per square foot.  This unit is a Penthouse loft, which needs a bit of work, and is split over two levels, making for some extra glass, and features a patio off the top floor master bedroom.  This place is worth closer to $380,000.  It is actually on the 31st level, as many of the levels in this tower are double height lofts.


# 1604 1238 SEYMOUR ST - "The Space" - This is another condo in the same building.  This unit faces over a park making for some good Northern views.  I mentioned this unit because if you want more space, this place offers over 700 sq.ft. and it has been upgraded.

Gastown Loft - Minimalist masterpiece - 28 Powell St

See this beautifully upgraded Gastown loft for sale

Gastown loft for sale VancouverStunning designers dream Loft conversion building in Historic Gastown. This North West facing fully renovated modern bright open plan 1 bedroom and  1 bathroom unit features polished concrete floors and 10' high ceilings, a beautiful gourmet kitchen with top of the line appliances including: SS FisherPaykel Fridge and Dish Drawer (DW), fantastic modernist Gastown Loft,SS Kitchenaid stove, SS Panasonic microwave, Julien oversized SS kitchen sink, Grohe faucet, Custom kitchen cabinets and Corian countertops. Custom roller blinds linc the windows that stretch down two sides of the unit from the bedroom to the custom built office. This Vancouver loft unit also comes with 1 parking, 1 storage locker, a gas fireplace, walk-in closet and a common rooftop deck.  Great loft building. Steps from all the shops and restaurants of Gastown and the new sea wall line. $479,900. # 401 28 POWELL ST, Vancouver East, BC. Listed By: Dexter Associates Realty.  See more details and all suites for sale at 28 Powell St See all Gastown Vancouver lofts for sale.

Alda 1275 Hamilton St

See this great, stylish Yaletown loft conversion building at 1275 hamilton St.

  Full building information and photos for Alda:

Highlight suite for sale

1275 hamilton st - alda - vancouver yaletown lofts

Vancouver loft space # 313-1275 Hamilton, Vancouver, V6B 1E2 "The ALDA" offers urban-chic, heritage conversion Loft inspired homes in a central, Yaletown Location. This is a gorgeous 2 bedroom (small 2nd bedroom with storage), 2 full bath home facing North-West to Homer Street. This home features; a sunn y, open floor plan, black wood walnut floors through-out, 9' high lofty ceilings with exposed timber beams, electric fireplace and double French doors to a "juliet-style" balcony. Gourmet kitchen with moveable prep island/eating bar, gas range and Karadon counter-tops. Home also has Air conditioning + Bonus ** 2 parking and storage.  $559,000. Dont miss this great Yaletown loft.  Listed By:
Listed by. RE/MAX Crest Realty (Westside) 



:Alda - 1275 Hamilton StSee all Yaletown lofts for sale.

Vancouver lofts - unique spaces under $500,000

Vancouver Lofts selections and updates, unique loft spaces under $500,000. 

Located in Coal Harbour, Yaletown, Gastown, Crosstown, and Mount Pleasant

 Coal Harbour Loft Style Condo

#601 – 1333 W Georgia St – “The Qube” - This is an architectural well known building in Vancouver.  The Qube was originally a modern styled commercial building completed in 1969, then it was converted to high-end city condos in 2006.  This building is known for being earthquake proof, and looking like a “floating cube”.  The high quality build finish and design is beautiful.  It is also located near Stanley Park and Coal Harbour (Quieter, upscale north part of Downtown).  These condos have very spacious layouts with extra high 9’6” ceilings, all with a modern touch.  The attention to detail and design is quite apart.  Additionally these suites are air-conditioned.  Here’s a recent blog post of mine for more information and two better photos:

Gastown Lofts

#507 – 36 Water St – “Terminus”, Last weekend I had a chance to view these suites and I was very impressed.  The build finish is very nice, and each suite in the building is unique.  They feature minimalist touches, high quality appliances and fixtures.  The bathrooms and kitchens are very impressive.  There are a few other suites not on the mls the developer is selling, with prices starting near $450,000 + 5% GST.  However; at this point I believe the developer is “open to offers.”  These units have air-conditioning/geothermal heating.

 #401 – 28 Powell St – “Powell Lane” This is a Gastown conversion building completed 16 years ago, but this suite has undergone a nice renovation.  This is a spacious modern styled open plan with high 10’ ceilings. 

 #507 & #405 546 Beatty St – “Crane Building”, these are the two better buys in the building.  They have been consistently selling these units over the past few weeks for full price, and plus the 5% GST (As they are new and being sold by the developer).  The unit with 770 sq.ft. has lots of space, and a nice open living room. -Crosstown loft

 #303 – 310 Water St – “Taylor Building” ,Gastown loft. this unit is still on the market.  This unit is in a boutique Gastown building, again the only downside is no parking. 

 Yaletown Lofts

#304 – 1238 Homer St – “Grafton” ”This is a heritage conversion suite done in 1999 located in the heart of Yaletown, and only one block from Metropolis.  This unit has nice classic charm and good space with 820 sq.ft. of living space.  Additionally it has a parking stall, which is really rare for the area, and could be rented for a premium ($150-$200/mn).  This unit is worth closer to $430,000 using comparable sales in the building.

Mount Pleasant Lofts

 #112 – 237 E 4th Ave – “ArtWorks” This one is on the main floor, and also has over 1000 sq.ft. of living space, and priced much better at $430,000.  This is a true warehouse style double level loft in Mount Pleasant.

 #223 – 336 E 1st Ave – “Artech Lofts” This is another large double level warehouse style Mount Pleasant Loft. This unit is well priced at $369,000 and features some tasteful updates.  There is no parking, but it isn’t a big issue for this area, as there is usually available parking on the street.  

#402 – 272 E 4th Ave – “Mecca”, again another Warehouse style loft.  This unit features very modern upgrades including a custom Miele Kitchen and stylish renovations.  The photos of this unit don’t show it to its best, but it is worth seeing as this unit has received lots of publicity.

Paul Albrighton tours the Vancouver convention centre

I just the opportunity to tour the new Vancouver Convention Centre.  This is a beautiful modern architectural Vancouver building.  The design materials are top-notch and it touch with "green building" methods. 

Here's some information from
-Targeted LEED Canada Gold Building standards, the roof is the largest green roof in North America with over 400,000 plants, the building has top-notch water and power conservation systems, and custom lighting systems.  This monument for Vancouver was designed by LMN Architects our of Seattle Washington.  See our quick video tour.

2055 Yukon Loft style condo - $339,000

Mount Pleasant Vancouver condo

Westside lofty style condo for sale - at 2055 Yukon St.

LIVE/WORK Lofty style open plan with 1 bdrm and den plus solarium in Mount Please West. The Suite-Open loft plan with beautifully appointed kitchen, GAS STOVE, GRANITE, STAINLESS, HEATED FLOOR IN BATHROOM, FIREPLACE, shaker doors, OPEN BALCONY with a peek-a-boo mountain view.  Vancouver loft style condominium. The Building-3 years young with the balance of the new home warranty. Within minutes to Downtown and 5 minute walk to new South East False Creek Seawall, and near new RAV Line and the Olympic Village but a fraction of the price! 1 parking stall included. Pets/Rentals welcome. # 309 2055 YUKON ST, Vancouver West, BC.  Listed By: Sutton Grp-West Coast Realty.  See all Mount Pleasant lofts for sale

Vancouver Shangri-la Sky Loft! at the estates

Welcome to Vancouver's best loft!  This is a skyloft at Shangri-la Vancouver.  This unit is located in the cube near the top at Shangri-la's North East corner.  These skyloft units are located on the 53th and 54th at the 1128 W Georgia St - The Shangri-la estates. See the video below for a quick walkthrough.  This is a truly unique property and amongst the best suites in the city of Vancouver.  Go to for more details.

This unbelievable unit features ceiling with over 20' cielings and over 4500 sq.ft. of living space.  To see all Vancouver Shangri-la suites for sale at 1111 Alberni st and 1128 W Georgia St go to

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36 Water St - Terminus Gastown Loft building

 The Terminus - 36 Water St -  Newly converted Gastown Loft building


 See this beautifully newly finished Gastown loft right in the heart of city.  This restored residence features a perfect blend of modern designed matched with chracter not found in many placeas.  Located in historic gastown on Water St. near the best shops and restuarants. The "Terminus" building is a unique blend of old and new. Behind the historical facade are sleek and modern contemporary loft suites, featuring integrated kitchens with high-end European appliances,front loading washer and dryers, Philippe Starck linear bathrooms, complementing classic and minimalist featueres, strand polished hardwood flooring, geothermal heating and air conditioning which is rare and much needed in loft spaces. Two fabulous roof top decks, with a  common lounge area inside, BBQ and outside seating area with peek-a-boo mountain view. Coming soon Nester's Market and London Drugs(Woodwards Development).Added bonus this suite comes with 1 SECURED U/G PARKING on site.  This property is priced at $599,000.  # 308 36 WATER ST, Vancouver West, BC. Listed By: Sutton Group - Seafair Realty.   See all Gastown lofts for sale.