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Recently Sold Listing # 910 1238 SEYMOUR ST, Vancouver, BC

V776143 - # 910 1238 Seymour S, Vancouver, BC, CANADAI have just recently sold this listing at # 910 1238 Seymour S, Vancouver.

Recently Sold Listing # 910 1238 SEYMOUR ST, Vancouver, BC

V776143 - # 910 1238 SEYMOUR ST, Vancouver, BC, CANADAI have just recently sold this Apartment at # 910 1238 SEYMOUR ST, Vancouver.

Architecture for Sale

International architecture for sale

Where can you buy one-of-a-kind international architectural homes?

Architecture for sale ALBRIGHTON is unique site that posts world famous archictural homes for sale from all over the globe.  If you shopping for a masterpiece or just want to be entertained by great works of art from legends such as: Richard Nuetra, Frank Lloyd Wright, or Frank Gehry, be sure to see this website.  Addiontally the page: has some very notable/worth-a-look home sales. 

For Vancouver architecture for sale, that is what we specialize in.  Please review our Architectural Buildings section, Vancouver lofts section, and our featured properties for a current supply of homes that offer above average design.

Shangri-la Sale information for 2009

We are Shangri-la Specialists

Shangri-la Vancouver

There have been six sales for the Shangri la Vancouver estates at 1128 W Georgia this year.  This blog post has more information on the unit number, square footage, and list price of the sales for 2009.


At 1111 Alberni St, Shangri-la Vancouver there have been 30 sales for 2009.  This is fantastic for a new building.  This post has more sales information.

1238 Richards St - Metropolis new Yaletown Loft Listing

Yaletown's best loft Tower - Metropolis at 1238 Richards St. $454,900.


New Listing:  Two Level loft at Metropolis at #1402 1238 Seymour St.  Over 838 sq.ft. with strata fees of $281/mn.  Priced at $454,900.  Contact Paul Albrighton for more information 604 315 5574. Listed By: Royalty Group Realty Inc.  Building webpage for Metropolis.  The past three sales in this building has resulted in Multiple offers.

Worlds Tallest Tower - Chicago Spire 2,000 feet tall

As a Shangri-la enthusiasts, we thought we would do a quick post on a new project in Chicago, IL - An architectural masterpiece:  The worldest tower is in the works and in the USA!

worlds tallest tower chicago

1000 Calatrava 1 Chicago Tallest Tower World

The World’s Most Amazing SkyScrappers:

The Chicago Spire, another Calatrava-designed mega structure, is under construction in the Windy City but has not yet been completed. The rendering/image above shows what it will look like if the remaining financing can be secured. The "Spire" would be located near the shores of Lake Michigan near Navy Pier and if completed, would be one of the tallest skyscrapers in the world at 2,000 feet and 150 stories. - This is over double the height of Vancouver's 61 storey Shangri-la, About 350 of the residential units have been pre-sold, including the penthouse to Ty Warner, CEO of Ty, Inc., manufacturer of Beanie Babies.  Source:

Recently Sold Listing # 3502 1111 ALBERNI ST, Vancouver, BC

V747290 - # 3502 1111 ALBERNI ST, Vancouver, BC, CANADAI have just recently sold this listing at # 3502 1111 ALBERNI ST, Vancouver.

Beautiful Modern Architectural Dunbar Vancouver House

This is a beautiful example of a modern styled newer home in the Arbutus area for sale.  The west coast contemporary residence offers open concept living, top of the line features, and breathtaking lines.  From fine concrete, wood, and limestone materials, to large overhangs and a designed landscape, this sharp home is a perfect balance of quality and timeless style.  Property Details Page.

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This modern masterpiece is simply stunning! For the special architecture savvy buyer! Unique custom-built contemporary home, built 2 years ago and designed by architect Al Endall. Open concept living, dining, room and kitchen + den on Main level.  Soaring high ceilings, clerestory windows and glass nano-wall which opens to the south-facing deck looking onto beautiful landscaping.  The lower level features Three Bedrooms and a fabulous grand master suite looking out to a sunken  manicured Japanese garden to the North and a deck and peaceful pond to the South. Steel-beam construction, high-end fixtures and finishing's, extensive use of travertine, basalt and concrete highlights.  Don't miss this magnificent residence.  Large beautifully landscaped 53'x167 lot. 2920 sq.ft. of interior living space.  Offered at $2,875,000.   4038 W 38TH AV, Vancouver, BC.   Listed By: Macdonald Realty Ltd.

The Qube 1333 W Georgia St - Architectural Building

The Qube - 1333 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6E 4V3

- Architectural modern loft style condos

We've just added a building webpage for The Qube at 1333 W Georgia St.  This is a landmark building with one-of-a-kind architecture and great open concept design condos.  This page has photos, information, summary, and a daily upadated list of property for sale at The Qube.  Click Here:

1333 W Georgia St The Qube pictures 1-2

Condos at the Qube do not feel like typical Vancouver condo developments, they are a great example of timeless modern design in an urban iconic building.  The Qube is a Vancouver landmark building for many reasons, first the cube shaped suspended is deisigned to withstand earthquakes and visually stands out as a modern and unusual, and the fact it has been revitalized and outlived its original usefulness - this could be considered to be a "green building". This preserves the character of the neighbourhood with its commercial look and feel and dramatically reduces the significant volumes of demolition waste by not building a new structure.  Designed by MCMP Architects, Jean-Pierre Mahé

QUBE, a collection of 180 well designed modern condos with 5 different floor plans to choose from. Featuring 9'6" ceilings and the highest quality finishes in two unique colour schemes. Top of the line features include, granite countertops with 2" built up dges, cherry or walnut stained hardwood flooring and KitchenAid's stainless steel Architectural Series appliances. Today, QUBE's commanding location on the crest of Coal Harbour provides for outstanding views and an incredible opportunity for a residential landmark.  These loft style condos are beautiful. The building will be undergoing a major re-development including the 100% replacement of the exterior window systems. 2-5-10 warranty. Views of mountain and water. This "D" plan junior one bedroom residence is accented with hardwood floors, KitchenAid stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and 9'6" ceilings.  Modern designed Qube condos in Coal Harbour offer style, design, and architecture all in one package.  The Qube Vancouver, containes loft style condos in Coal Harbour.   Modern design meets proven design. Qube condos include new 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms at heart of Coal Harbour Quay. High quality finish S/W corner bright unit, great layout. Enjoy mountain/water/city view, 9'6 ceiling, architectural KitchenAid stainless steel appliances and countertops, walnut hardwood floor,carpeting in the bedrooms, cozy electric mobile fireplace. Steps to Stanley Park, Seawall, and Shopping!!  Parking Stall#172. Rentals & pets ok.

The Qube Condo Building is conveniently located in Coal Harbour and it is easy to find, and has convenient car parking. It is within easy reach of the beach and just near the shopping and entertainment centre . It is situated near the coastal route to other resources. Concept: A high quality executive, modern luxury  condominium. Space: Qube Condo occupies 180 condos. Specifications: The facilities offered include concierge, custom lobby, great architecture. Design & Construction:The Qube Condo consists of 180 modern units. The style is modern contemporary. Conveniences and facilities include conceirge and more... About The Developer: The Legal Package: Condominium status will be sold as freehold in Vancouver, BC.  This is a great condo building.. Views! Views! Views! Stunning water/mountain views. Large 2 bdrm plus office. Bright NE corner at the prestigious "Qube". Brand new luxury; 9'6 ceilings, spacious open kitchen w/island, black granite counters, superb quality, hardwood flooring, super location at The Crest of Coal Harbour. Steps to seawall & Stanley Park.  Best NW corner unit in QUBE 1333 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC  V6E 4V3 -Fantastic view of water & Mtns.Steps to Stanley Park,Shops and Trans.9'6 cellings,Grante counters,Cherry hdwood flrs,stainless steel appliances,insuite laundry & more.VANCOUVER ARCHITECTURAL LANDMARK. The "Qube" @ Coal Harbour. 9.5' ceiling, S/S appliances, granite countertop & backsplash, natural mahogany cabinets. H/W fl , extra storage locker on same fl. Easy access to the core of D/T, Seawal l, Coal Harbour Community. Centre, Robson Shopping. 

Just SOLD - #910 1238 Seymour St - The Space

#910 1238 Seymour St - SOLD 680 sq.ft. two level loft

We just sold another loft at 1238 Seymour St.  This was a great open concept two level loft at The Space.  For more informaton on this property for sale you can see our detail page:

For an updated list of property and lofts for sale at The Space, 1238 Seymour St go to:

Paul Albrighton is a specialist for 1238 Seymour St.

Paul Albrighton is the top agent for 1238 Seymour St since December of 2008.  Paul has sold 3 of the 9 sold listings in the past 8 months, making him the top agent for number of deals and volume at The Space.  Paul understands the building, what buyers look for, and how to properly execute marketing to targeted audiences.  "Through our targeted print advertising, aggressive online presence, and knowledge of the building we know what it takes to sell a suite at The Space".  With a focus on marketing lofts and architectural property The Space at 1238 Seymour street offers great options especially for first time buyers or investors.  For more information on selling you condo or loft at The Space contact Paul Albrighton at 604 315 5574.  For more information on the building or suites currently for sale, go to Albrighton's specialized website:

Our 2009 Sales at The Space:

#910 1238 Seymour St

#2102 1238 Seymour St

#808 1238 Seymour St

#904 1238 Seymour St.

1280 Richards St, 499 Drake St, The Grace Vancouver

The Grace at 499 Drake St and 1280 Richards St

are amongst the best architectural buildings in Vancouver.  This luxurious high rise development features architecture styles inspried from across Europe, even with gothic style Gargoyles hanging from ledges!  The Grace is already renowned in Vancouver for offering some of the most unique residences in all of Vancouver. 

Currently Paul Albrighton has sold the most suites in both buildings for 2009, "we have sold two units and have one currently listed out of a total of four sales this year" - owning 50% of the Graces sales market share.   Be sure to see our current sky villa for sale at #2001 1280 Richards St, a fanastic half floor suite with large Water views priced at $1,599,000. 

Please feel free to contact me directly at 604 315 5574. regarding purchasing or selling a suite at The Grace. 

The Grace 1280 Richards St pictures 1-2 Albrighton

499 Drake St The Grace photos 1-2


More building information, daily updated listings and photos:

Building Webpage for The Grace Tower at 1280 Richards St.

Building Webpage for The Grace 1 at 499 Drake St.

499 Drake - The Grace - MLS Sales

These following units have sold on the MLS system since 2003 at lease once.  This following chart has the unit numbers of sold units and the reported sqaure footage of each suite.  For more information on sale prices contact Paul Albrighton at 604 315 5574 or [email protected].   To see the building webpage for the Grace Phase 1 at 499 Drake St. click here.


List Price

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# 601 499 DRAKE ST




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# 504 499 DRAKE ST




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# 602 499 DRAKE ST




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Sold units at The Grace 1280 Richards St - MLS SALES

This list has all the sale data of the Grace at 1280 Richards street reported on the mls.  For more information on Sale Prices, strategy and timing contact Paul Albrighton at 604 315 5574.  For more details on the Grace tower you can go to:



List Price


Sold Date

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# 102 1280 RICHARDS ST




# 102 1280 RICHARDS ST




# 16W 1280 RICHARDS ST




# 301 1280 RICHARDS ST




# 302 1280 RICHARDS ST




# 303 1280 RICHARDS ST




# 304 1280 RICHARDS ST




# 405 1280 RICHARDS ST




# 501 1280 RICHARDS ST




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# 502 1280 RICHARDS ST




# 603 1280 RICHARDS ST




# 605 1280 RICHARDS ST




# 1001 1280 RICHARDS ST




# 1002 1280 RICHARDS ST




# 1202 1280 RICHARDS ST




# 1202 1280 RICHARDS ST




# 1702 1280 RICHARDS ST




# 18/F 1280 RICHARDS ST




# 2000 1280 RICHARDS ST




# 2100 1280 RICHARDS ST




# 2102 1280 RICHARDS ST




# 24/F 1280 RICHARDS ST




Unique Vancouver Lofts for sale

Vancouver lofts for sale

# 203 4387 W 10TH AV – “Roar One”  The design and attention to detail is very apparent.  This place is right out of Dwell Magazine.  This building ranks amongst the best loft boutique buildings in the city. 

#305 869 Beatty St – “Hooper Building” This is converted heritage building completed in 1999 and renovated in 2006.  These units have two floors of living, exposed brick, and they are located centrally near Robson and Cambie.  These are great value, only the parking is across the street, and not underground. 

#406 1066 Hamilton – “The New Yorker” This is a great central Yaletown conversion heritage building as well, and it has parking downstairs.  Here you get 1000 sq.ft. and a nice blend of classic and modern design.

#312 36 Water St – “Terminus” This is by far the best Gastown loft building.  It just completed in the past 7 months, the build finish and design are very unique and beautifully appointed with modern contemporary finishing’s.  These are truly worth taking a look at.  They have ultra high ceilings, and very minimalist styling. 

#602 1275 Hamilton – “Alda” This is a designer Yaletown loft building.  These have a great New York feeling, and great build finish.  There were designed by Alda Peirra.  Here’s a bit more information on the building:

#101 1241 Homer – “1241” These units are new and are true double level loft townhouses.  These units have heritage restored brick in a new building.  The kitchens, bathrooms, and quality are truly beautiful. 

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

Why use Paul Albrighton to sell your Vancouver loft or condo?

Paul Albrighton is a top agent

Paul Albrighton Real EstatePaul Albrighton consistently ranks in the top 3 amongst all real estate agents at Macdonald Realty Downtown.  Selling condos and lofts from Coal Harbour, Downtown, Gastown, Yaletown, to Mount Pleasant. 

  • We've sold 100% of all our listings; the average condo sells in within 3 weeks
  • Albrighton real estate has the most dynamic selling system that guarantees maximum sales exposure for your  Vancouver condominium or loft
  • We receive over 100 buyer inquires from our websites every month
  • We distribute over 12,000 mail pieces and 10,000 email pieces per year
  • We advertise in the Vancouver sun
  • Albrighton understands 21 century buyers: their needs, expectations and what they require to act on a property listing
  • Paul Albrighton uses a team; you get more than one person working for you
  • Can you afford not to use Paul Albrighton?

1277 Melville St - Flatiron - Coal Harbour Condo Building

Flatiron Vancouver, 1277 Melville St - Modern Coal Harbour Condo Building.


flatiron 1 building and view 1277 melville st

Flatiron is a beautiful contemporary modern Coal Harbour tower.  This building features two suites for floor exclusivity and plenty of glass making for fantastic Coal Harbour Views.  Modernist Styling, concrete, glass and spectacular views.  One of Albrighton's top Architectural picks.   See our building page.


Sell your luxury property with Albrighton - Extra Exposure

When we list a $1,000,000+ property we have access to a variety of international medias including the following websites:

Luxury Portfolio:

Luxury Real Estate:

These websites add extra internet exposure and are promoted throughout the world through different real estate brokerages.  For more information on how to get your luxury property sold, contact Paul Albrighton 604 315 5574.

1280 Richards St Grace Vancouver


Great Vancouver lofts for sale under $600,000


Vancouver lofts for sale

Property LINK:
#201 55 E Cordova “Koret Lofts” – These are beautiful central Gastown heritage conversion lofts.  The kitchens and This building completed in 2005, so the balance of the 10 year warranty.  This unit is priced well and worth closer to $350,000 - $355,000.  There isn’t room for a secondary sleeping area.

#504 41 Alexander St  “Captian French Lofts” - This is another example of a loft in Gastown.  This street is very quiet and near all the best spots in Gastown.  This unit is only 648 sq.ft.  This located is slightly quieter than Cordova St.  This unit doesn’t include parking.

#308 55 Cordova St “Koret Lofts” –
This is a larger unit at Koret Lofts with a large more separated sleeping area.  Again, this is high on the list of heritage spaces.  This unit does include parking.

#101 528 Beatty St “Bowman Lofts” –
This is a high-end loft conversion building located closer to Downtown.  This has modern designed kitchens and bathrooms, and is very high quality.  This loft doesn’t include parking but a parkade across the street may have spots.  This building is home to very nice large lofts priced at $700,000+.

#401 150 Alexander St “Mission House” – This is another very nice heritage loft with over 900 sq.ft. with the possibility of building a secondary sleeping area from sliding glass doors.  This place also has great Northern Views.

#203 2635 Prince Edward St “Soma Lofts” – This is a newer loft style condo building at Main and 11th in Mount Pleasant.  This unit has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, ultra high ceilings, beautiful polished concrete floors, and a high quality finished kitchen/bathroom.  Additionally it has parking downstairs.  This is very nice place with a good audience of neighbours.  

#402 272 E 4th Ave  “Mecca” -
This is a live/work warehouse loft conversion place.  This place features a beautiful contemporary renovation.  It is located at Main and 4th Ave.  The pictures don’t show this loft well, but it is very nice in a artist live/work building.

25 Gore Ave  “The Edge” –  It has plenty of entertainment area, eating area, work area, and sleeping area(s),  You would have to building some walls, but there is over 1500 sq.ft so there is plenty of room for 2nd bedroom.  This is a great Gastown Live/Work building.  This place has two parking stalls.

#605 289 Alexander St  “The Edge” – This is a large 872 sq.ft. loft great for living.  This unit has large water views and great updates inside.  

New Listing # 2001 1280 RICHARDS ST, Vancouver, BC

V777594 - # 2001 1280 RICHARDS ST, Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new Apartment for sale at # 2001 1280 RICHARDS ST, Vancouver and currently listed at $1,499,000.

Welcome to your Yaletown Villa at the landmark building: "The Grace". Architectural one of a kind residence offers luxury living at its best including: 9'6 ceilings, 2 grand bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, panoramic water and park views of False Creek, two large south facing view terraces and the very finest finishings. Top of the line kitchen includes Sub Zero, Fisher Paykel touched off with high grade wood cabinets and granite counters. Luxurious m aster suite features heated floors, classical claw foot tub and walk in shower. This exclusive building has it all: biometric fingerprint security, concierge, indoor/outdoor pool, spa and fitness center and a Rolls Royce Phantom driving service. Timeless design meets modern living.

See the Pixilink Video Tour for this Apartment

New Listing # 2001 1280 RICHARDS ST, Vancouver, BC

V777594 - # 2001 1280 RICHARDS ST, Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new Apartment for sale at # 2001 1280 RICHARDS ST, Vancouver and currently listed at $1,599,000.

Welcome to your Yaletown Villa at the landmark building: "The Grace". Architectural one of a kind residence offers luxury living at its best including: 9'6 ceilings, 2 grand bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, panoramic water and park views of False Creek, two large south facing view terraces and the very finest finishings. Top of the line kitchen includes Sub Zero, Fisher Paykel touched off with high grade wood cabinets and granite counters. Luxurious m aster suite features heated floors, classical claw foot tub and walk in shower. This exclusive building has it all: biometric fingerprint security, concierge, indoor/outdoor pool, spa and fitness center and a Rolls Royce Phantom driving service. Timeless design meets modern living.

See the Pixilink Video Tour for this Apartment

#2001 1280 Richards - The Grace - New listing

1280 Richards - #2001 - 1609 sq.ft. - $1,599,000

We've just listed a new property at The Grace tower.  It is a beautiful 1609 sq.ft. upper unit with fantastic views of False Creek and heritage Yaletown.  More photos and information coming soon.Property Details:

Grace front view

1216 Homer St - Murchies Building - Yaletown Vancouver loft for sale

1216 Homer st - Yaletown Loft for sale


This is a great rental property opportunity.  452 sq.ft. for $304,900.  Rent this property out to Yaletown loft dwellers!  Welcome to the Murchies Building originally construction in 1910.  This is one of the few original warehouses in the Yaletown Heritage district converted to boutique residences.  This unique loft style building has a great reputation for location, design, and classic charm not found elsewhere. This New York loft studio style suite offers reclaimed wood floors, exposed concrete, 9'  high ceilings, traditional wood heritage styled windows, built-in wall bed, gas range, seperate stroge and a stunning stone style fire place. If you are seeking an original home in a superb location or you are an investor looking for something different, this will appeal to you and your future tenants. The furniture can be included for the full package. This is true Yaletown living at its finest. Walk out to the cities best restaurants, shopping, markets and rapid transit or take a short stroll to marinas, parks and seawall. The lansdcaped roof deck is perfect for the summer BBQ. Pets and rentals allowed. #402 1216 Homer St - Vancouver, BC.  Yaletown Loft. Listing Provided by:   Century 21 In Town Realty.  Building homepage for Murchies.

55 Alexander St - Gastown Vancouver loft/studio for sale

55 Alexander st - Gastown Loft studio suite for sale

55 Alexander St - Gastown Vancouver loft


Here is a perfect opportunity to get into a upcoming Downtown character neighbourhood for less than $300,000.  This well maintained concrete structure blends in with the heritage theme of Gastown Vancouver all at a great price.  The new Gastown Woodwards development, great night life, shopping, and upcoming city amenities are all part of the appeal.




441 sq.ft. for $239,900. Gastown's best studio! In keeping w the heritage style, this positively charming and amazingly efficient bachelor suite boasts an open plan w gourmet kitchen w granite breakfast bar, gas range, solid wood window'd cabinets, tiled backsplas h; cute living room w large windows welcoming tons of light, gas firplace, murphy bed w custom lighting, retro styled bathroom complete w large pedestal sink + soaker tub, octagon + subway tiling; insuite laundry, common roof top patio includes strata BBQ + amazing views!! Building is tip-top. 1 storage locker. All steps from thriving Gastown district w restaurant, hip shopping, eco-living...etc. #402 55 Alexander St, Vancouver, BC. Listed By: RE/MAX Crest Realty (Westside)

55 E Cordova - KORET Lofts - great deal for sale

Gastown Loft - Koret Lofts - 55 E Cordova


I just had a chance to see a great open concept 733 sq.ft. Loft today at Korety Lofts.  This building is located at Carrall and Cordova at 55 East Cordova.  The suite feature high wood ceilings, polished concrete floors, magnificent open style contemporary bathrooms with walk through showers, and original brick exterior walls.  To add the heritage feel the anitque windows have been restored.  This is a great deal $369,000.  See all Gastown Vancouver lofts for sale.

Comments on the suite: Koret Live/Work Loft - a New York style loft set against original heritage surroundings.   Modern features include a solid concrete construction, restored brick, exposed wood ceiling fir beams, 10'2 over height ceilings, polished concrete floors-which are an artpiece on their own, perfectly appointed European modular gourmet kitchen, AEG convection oven, gas cooktop, Bosch Diswasher and LG stainless steel fridge, open concept one-of-a-kind walk-through shower, Duravit bath tub and Porcher sink.  Architecture, Style and luxury in the heart of Gastown! # 201 55 E CORDOVA ST, Vancouver. Listed By: TRG-The Residential Group Rlty.

Koret Lofts building information page.

1111 Alberni St - Shangri-la Vancouver SOLD #3303

We just SOLD a beautiful one bedroom view condo at Shangri-la Vancouver.  

This is amongst the top 4 one bedrooms in the building.  Offering a spacious modern layout and views of Coal Harbour.  Click here for more pictures and detais.

CLICK here to see all Shangri-la Vancouver condos for sale.

1111 Alberni St - Shangri-La Vancouver, this North-West view exposure, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom modern condo featuers 677 sqft of luxury living. Also included are sleek 9' ceilings, hardwood flooring, Geothermal heating & air conditioning, stainless steel Miele appliances, Eggersman kitchen, sub zero refrigerator. Enjoy all the hotel amenities of the Shangri-La in Vancouver's best tallest skyscrapper.  Contemporary lobby, concierge, doorman, security, business centre, CHI Spa, valet, limousine, infinity pool/hot tub, fitness centre, lounge, restaurants, room service, gardens, screen room, meeting facility & library. One block from Robson Street, Urban Fare gourmet market on site, Vancouver Art Gallery public Art site.  This Shangri-la condo is not to be missed.

1280 Richards St. - The Grace Vancouver building page added

The tower of the Grace at 1280 Richards street offers some of the most unique resdiences in all of Yaletown.  With unique European classic architecture combined with luxurious finishing's, this is one of my favourite buildings.  See the building webpage.

1280 Richards St Grace Vancouver

Yaletown's most destinctive residence - The Grace

From botanical green gardens, concierge, in door/outdoor lap pool, whirlpool, sauna, fitness area, secure outdoor children'play area and lavish meeting gallery. Extraordinary one of a kind attention to detail, including top end fixtures and appliances, mouldings, overheight door ways and hallways, data and audio networks, satellite access, extensive sound insulation and a great deal more. These suites features a two level open plans with full-height windows, spacious bedrooms with an elaborate ensuite bathroom, separate powder room, balcony and large fireplace. One of the most spectacular homes in Vancouver.  The Grace Vancouver is an architecturally beautiful building. The  "Best Residential High-rise of 2008".  A sophisticated masterpiece, a true artpiece - no detail has been spared, featuring: top of the line appliances, gas fire place, A/C, high ceilings, Hardwood & limestone flooringg, heated flooringg, Tebisa York & Kohler fixtures just to name a few. Serene views of the city can be enjoyed from inside your home or on your LARGE patios with your own gas line. A dramatic building with magical gareden & original sculpted designs by Dereck Rowe feat world class ameniteis such as concierge, indoor/outdoor pool, spa & even a Rolls Royce for the pleasure & use of all owners!

The Grace Vancouver at 1280 Richards St

Downtown Vancouvers most distinctive residences. High ceilings, air conditioning , limestone and cherry floors. Vancouver's monly high-rise residences with geo t hermal heating and biometric fingerprint recognition security. Lush botanical rdens, concierge, indoor/outdoor lap pool, whirlpool, sauna, fitness area, secure outdoor childrens play area & lavish meeting gallery. Great Floorplan at The Grace - unlike others in the complex, this expansive suite is spread right across the front of the building, with windows everywhere, 10' ceilings & a beautiful flow from rm to rm. Huge, open concept entertainer's living area w/French drs into lge den. Two bdrms include a magnificent mstr ste. Finishings offer a lvl of luxury & sophistication unrivalled in Vancouver (full list of specifications avail upon request). THE BUILDING - the personal legacy of local entrepreneur & humanitarian James Schouw, Grace is a boutique tower which blends architectural flair w/five star amenities. This world class offering is truly a collector's item. Extraordinary attention to detail, including top end fixtures & appliances, mouldings, overheight decors, data and audio networks, satellite access, extensive sound insulation and a great deal more. This suite features enormous living space with full height windows, large open kitchen, 3 spacious bedrooms and 3 elaborate bathrooms, spacious den, 2 large fireplace.

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499 Drake St - The Grace Vancouver page added

The Grace at 499 Drake St is one of my favourite architectural Yaletown Vancouver buildings.  We've just added a building page with photos and more information.  Click here to see.Yaletown Luxury loft buliding.

499 Drake St The Grace photos 1-2







Ultimate Luxury Yaletown Residence - The Grace:  Built from a steel frame & concrete lowrise with uncomparable attention to detail inside & out.  The Grace feautres the finest workmanship in Vancouver.  From Custom interior designed to include Feng Shui producing beautiful flow and harmony.  Suites boast hardwood & natural stone floors, steam shower, private elevator access, 6' diameter soaker tub, fully air conditioned, pre-wired for home theatre. Fabulous kitchen with top of the lin e appliances including stainless steel sub zero appliances, granite counters and loads of built-ins. Custom top quality finishes throughout.  Opportunity to bring in your own inspired ideas.

Gastown Loft for sale. HUGE! 2000+ sq.ft. 141 Alexander st.

WATERFRONT GASTOWN LOFT  TOWNHOME! Extremely unique architect designed and occupied home with FULL WATER and MOUNTAIN VIEWS! Yes this home is waterfront with nothing between you and the water but parks and is priced at an amazing $397/sf. 2400 sq.ft. of multi-level townhome living offering 2 bedrooms + large office, 2 bathrooms, and finished rooftop deck. Lots of outdoor space to enjoy the sun and views. Practical pluses include: secure private garage (included in area measurement), radiant hot-water heat, oversized windows for loads of natural light, multipurpose floor plan (great for opportunities), maple flooring, open kitchen, etc. Best Gastown/Downtown location: walk to downtown shopping, movies, Art Gallery, Theatre. 141 ALEXANDER ST, Dexter Associates Realty.  See listing.

Recently Sold Listing # 1208 821 CAMBIE ST, Vancouver, BC

v773300 - #1208 821 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC, CANADAI have just recently sold this listing at #1208 821 Cambie St, Vancouver.

Canadian Real Estate Market Update

Today TD Economics released a quarterly economic forecast that has some great information on the world economic markets with a focus on Canadian trends. The report helps to clear up why the fixed rates have been so volatile in the last few months and detail on the soundness of the Canadian banks.

Here are the highlights from the report followed by a brief recap from Craig Alexander, VP of TD Economics. Enjoy!


• The US economy is expected to contract by 2.8% in 2009 (marginally better than the March

QEF estimate of -3.1%), with a 1.6% recovery in 2010.

• The ducks are lining up on the 5 conditions we set out in March, though the housing market continues to sit on the fence.

• However, the ongoing ambiguity in U.S. real estate is being offset by a significant improvement in financial conditions.

• Canada will play follow-the-leader with a 2.4% contraction in 2009 and a 1.4% rebound in 2010.

• Canada must contend with three "ills" imported from the U.S. – reduced export demand, a rising

loonie, and a bond premium. All spell bad news.

• Canada’s high inventory problem isn’t going away. It will continue to have knock on effects to the broader economy. Reduced production demand is spilling into reduced demand for machinery and equipment, which is deteriorating at an accelerated pace.  There has been widespread talk of "green shoots" and considerable swings in financial markets with rallying equities, a strengthening Canadian dollar and significantly higher bond yields.

To make sense of this, we talked to Craig Alexander, Vice President of TD Economics who gave us the scoop.
 So Craig, what are these green shoots we keep hearing about?  "The term green shoots refers to the recent signs that suggest an economic recovery is on the horizon," says Craig. "To be clear, the economic data are still negative, as they continue to show a contraction with rising unemployment. However, the good news is that there is clear evidence that the rate of decline is slowing. This is important because it has a powerful psychological impact. Last fall and during the winter, people were worried about a repeat of the 1930s depression. The recent numbers show that this fear is unfounded. It will be a severe recession, but we had recessions in the early 70s, 80s and 90s. Bottom line, recessions inevitably end. It looks like 2010 will see a recovery take hold in Canada, the United States and around the world."
Financial markets have experienced wild swings in recent months, is this tied to the Green shoots?

"Absolutely. There has been a fundamental shift in financial market sentiment in recent months as the green shoots have materialized. Fear has subsided, which has fuelled a rally in equities. Some of the money moving into stocks have come from the sale of bonds, which has lifted bond yields. There has also been a shift out of U.S. dollars and that has lifted the Canadian dollar."
What about the state of consumer credit. How would you characterize the way Canadian banks are currently approaching lending to customers?

"Credit is flowing in Canada at a strong pace. Household credit from Canadian chartered banks in May was up 9.9% year-over-year, and overall all categories of consumer credit have been growing. We believe that there will be a shift to greater thrift in the coming years, with a higher personal savings rate, and this suggests that when the recovery comes, the rate of growth in consumer borrowing will be slower than in the early part of this decade. Regardless, the main message is that the Canadian banks are clearly open for business"

Check out the TD Economics Quarterly Forecast for more information.

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New Listing # 910 1238 SEYMOUR ST, Vancouver, BC

V776143 - # 910 1238 SEYMOUR ST, Vancouver, BC, CANADAView my new Apartment for sale SOLD at # 910 1238 SEYMOUR ST, Vancouver and currently listed at $349,900.SOLD

Welcome to your modern One-Bedroom + Den two level LOFT at 'The Space'. Numerous improvements including: updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances and sleek black cabinets, flooring, lighting, and blinds. Soaring 16' roof-to-ceiling windows for abundant of natural light with fabulous views of Yaletown., False Creek, and the city. Enjoy the spacious 680 sq ft floor plan and the 'Sky office' upstairs. Great central location with Yelatown's best amenities at your doorstep. Parking is currently rented for $105/month. If you can appreciate space and are looking for good design, look no further.

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