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JUST SOLD - 3201 - 888 Homer Street, Vancouver, at The Beasley



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View my new listing for sale SOLD at 3201 - 888 Homer Street, Vancouver and currently listed at $1,138,000.SOLD

Fantastic Sub-Penthouse unit at “The Beasley” by Amacon, developed in 2011 and located in Yaletown.  Fabulous expansive city & some water views and a functional & customized open concept layout featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, bedrooms at opposite ends for privacy and a modern kitchen with stainless steel Kitchen Aid appliances and a gas cooktop. 2 bedrooms & 2 full bathrooms, master bedroom has a large walk-in closet. The living area has a custom mill work office nook.  Upgraded flooring throughout.  Below is a 2-car private garage and a large storage locker.  Well equipped building with 3-elevators, full time concierge, gym, lounge and common area patio.  Rentals and pets permitted.  Steps from Robson Street shopping district and short stroll to transit stations or the seawall.  



Top 13 Most Popular Modern & Architectural Buildings in Vancouver

Top 13 Most Popular Modern & Architectural Buildings in Vancouver


Since selling real estate in Vancouver since 2007, we are grateful to have worked in many of Vancouver's most unique buildings, that are recognized for offering modern design or unique architectural features.  Some are ultra-modern sky scrappers such as "Shangri-la" and "Jameson House" which have glass facade's and home to many modern style condos, and the other group of popular architectural buildings are in historic brick warehouse conversion style buildings such as “546 Beatty Street”.  We also have featured “The Waterfall Building” by Arthur Erickson, a timeless concrete loft building with ultimate timeless west coast modern design.  We are fortunate to have worked in these buildings, and have built a portfolio for many sales within each address.  These buildings have become the most talked about and purchased buildings we have worked in since 2007. We are frequently selling properties in the same buildings mentioned below, and have been referred by many satisfied clients living within each building.  Please take a moment to review a few photos and the links to our past sales below.    



jameson house 838 w hastings st photo expose

This a contemporary 36 storey building designed by Foster and Partners.  It features unique design with focuses on: green living & construction, functional seamless detailing, luxurious finishings, and cutting edge technology. The seamless lines also continue outside onto the marble surfaced patios.  The design gives you sense of peace and space.  These homes are designed for a minimalist who loves modern design and technology. The units offer a different feel than any other Vancouver condominium.  The finished composition of form and function stands out amongst all other high-rises in Vancouver.  Read more.


Paul Albrighton's Past Jameson House Sales:

Sold by Albrighton, #2202 - 838 W Hasatings Street
Sold by Albrighton, #2301 - 838 W Hastings Street (2019)
Sold by Albrighton, #2002 - 838 W Hastings Street
Sold by Albrighton: 2101 - 838 W Hastings Street (2017)
Sold by Albrighton: #2706 - 838 W Hastings Street
Sold by Albrighton: #2101 - 838 W Hastings Street




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jameson house 838 w hastings st photo expose

This is an architectural landmark building designed by Arthur Erickson, a world class Canadian architect, along with Nick Milkovich architects. This building contains commercial and residential live/work spaces and lofts. It was developed by Hillside Developments in 2001. These are amongst the most unique and sought after lofts in Vancouver. This iconic building features plenty of concrete, floating staricase, full floor to ceiling glass and open style lofts. Read more. 

Past Lofts sold by Paul Albrighton:

#602 1540 W 2nd Ave - sold (2019)

#509 1540 W 2nd Ave - sold

#602 1540 W 2nd Ave - sold

#301 1540 W 2nd Ave - sold

#509 1540 W 2nd Ave - sold

#509 1540 W 2nd Ave - sold

#610/#611 1540 W 2nd Ave - sold





shangri la 2

shangri la vancouver 1111 alberni st

Shangri-la is one of Downtown most popular high-rise condominiums, and the higest current tower in the city.  With luxurious residential units startign on the 16th floor - ranging from 595 sq.ft. city one bedroom condos, to large 1600+ sq.ft. luxury homes with spectacular views.  Developed by Westbank in 2008 and designed by the famous James KM Cheng ArchitectsRead more.


Past Albrighton Past Shangri-la Sales: 

#2105 - 1111 Alberni - sold (2018)
#2705 - 1111 Alberni - sold (2017)
#4301 - 1111 Alberni - sold
#3303 1111 Alberni St - sold
#2705 - 1111 Alberni St - sold 

#3406 1111 Alberni St - sold




patina 1028 barclay st 2 patina 1028 barclay st 2


A high quality modern Vancouver high-rise located in the heart of Downtown Vancouver.  Developed by Concert Properties and designed by Stantec Architecture Ltd in collaboration with Endall Elliot Associates.  The units feature modern thining open concept plans finished with European fixtures, Miele appliances, stone surfaces with generous views of the city, mountains and water.  Patina is a well recognized development known for its build quality, attention to design and solid construction.  Read more.

Paul Albrighton's Past Building Sales:

#1402 - 1028 Barclay St - Sold (2019)
#3603 - 1028 Barclay St - Sold by Paul Albrighton

#2305 - 1028 Barclay St - Sold by Albrighton

#2702 - 1028 Barclay St - Sold by Albrighton

#509 1028 Barclay St - Sold by Albrighton
#2307 1028 Barlcay St - Sold by Albrighton
#1402 - 1028 Barlcay St - Sold by Albrighton





 qube 1333 w georgia st photo grid

A landmark in our city, and with affordable modern condos. This is an architectural well known building in Vancouver.  The Qube was originally a modernist styled commercial building which was last used as the West Coast Transmission Headquarters.  It was originally constructed in 1969 by Rhone and Iredale Architects with structural engineering by Bogue Babicki. It was soon recognized an arhiectural triumph with its "suspended floating" design. Today it is home to modern flats, and some with beautiful Coal Harbour views.  Read more. 

Qube Condos Vancouver


Paul  Albrighton's sales at Qube:

#1101 - 1333 W Georiga St - SOLD

#705 - 1333 W Georgia St - SOLD

#1107 - 1333 W Georgia St - SOLD

#607 1333 W Georiga St - SOLD

#1105 1333 W Georgia St - SOLD

#708 1333 West Georgia St - SOLD

#402 1333 West Georiga St - SOLD

#714 1333 West Georgia St - SOLD

#407 - 1333 West Georgia St - SOLD

#505 1333 West Georgia St - SOLD

#403 1333 West Georgia St SOLD

#705 1333 West Georgia St SOLD

#915 1333 West Georgia St SOLD

#506 1333 West Georgia St SOLD

#1105 1333 West Georgia St SOLD

#705 1333 West Georgia St SOLD

#601 1333 West Georgia St SOLD

#815 1333 West Georgia St SOLD





koret lofts exterior and kitchen

koret lofts historic interior

These loft style heritage suites are known for offering true open concept living in a building which was brought back to life 100 years later in 2006.  True New York style loft features are found inside including: wood beam in the 10'+ high ceilings, concrete floors, exposed brick, visible piping, and minimal modern walls which create an art piece on their own.  These spaces leave plenty of room for your life, business, and design ideas with live/work zoning.  Read more. 


Past Building Sales by Paul Albrighton: 

LOFT #512 55 East Cordova St - sold

LOFT #422 55 East Cordova St - sold

LOFT #511 55 East Cordova St - sold

LOFT #314 55 East Cordova St - sold 

LOFT #505 55 East Cordova St - sold 

LOFT #501 55 East Cordova St - sold 

LOFT #521 55 East Cordova St - sold

LOFT #313 55 East Corodva St - sold

LOFT #509 55 East Cordova St - sold

LOFT #501 55 East Cordova St - sold

LOFT #208 55 East Cordova St - sold

LOFT #422 55 East Cordova St -sold

LOFT #510 55 East Cordova Street - sold

LOFT #320 55 East Cordova Street - sold

LOFT #510 55 E Cordova - Loft sold





 pomaria 1455 howe st vancouver

 Pomaria is a distinguished Downtown Vancouver modern styled tower developed by Qualex Landmark and design by award winning Rafii Architects.  Featuring architectural style residences with interiors designed by Robert Ledingham.  The design focus of Pomaria was to create modern concept homes finished by  high-end fixtures and fine finishes.  Suites offer stunning contemporary styled kitchens with sleek flat-panel oak cabinetry, stone surfaces, and Chef style appliances from GE Monogram and Sub-Zero.  Read more.

Past Building Sales:

#1001 - 1455 St - Pomaria Condo - Sold by Albrighton
1447 Howe St - Pomaria Townhouse - Sold by Albrighton
#1503 - 1455 Howe Street - Condo -  Sold by Albrighton
1451 Howe St - Pomaria Townhouse - Sold by Albrighton

#1001 - 1455 Howe St - Condo -  Sold by Albrighton (2013)





the grace vancouver 499 drake  1280 richards street vancouver architectural condos

The Grace Vancouver at 1280 Richards St. Vancouver, BC V6B 1S2. This is the second phase of the Grace development by James Schouw. Again, timeless European classic design matched with a taste of Tuscany in a modern setting. The Grace tower offers true unique style and luxury. Including limestone style ceramic flooring, 10' ceilings, detailed mouldings, 9' high doorways, this one-of-a-kind Yaletown inspired building is amongst the most unique developements in the City. This tower has a total of 49 suites from 1117 sq.ft. city lofts to sky penthouses with 5000+ sq.ft. layouts. This building stands out in the city with its unique architecture, large balconies, and copper cathedral stlye roof.  Read more.

Albrighton sale, #2500 - 1280 Richards St
Albrighton sale, #401 499 Drake St
Albrighton sale, #502 1280 Richards St
Albrighton sale, at #302 499 Drake St
Albrighton sold - Grace city villa. #502 1280 Richard St





27 alexander street   gastown character loft building

This Gastown Vancouver loft building has retained its character while offering a variety of suites from 600sq.ft. - 2300 sq.ft.. Located in the heart of Historic Gastown, this loft building is situated right on the most North part of Gastown allowing for beautiful views of the waterfront. The building features include a huge rooftop deck, underground parking for some units.  Many of the units have been renovated as they have great bones and make for a great canvass for a dream loft.  Read more


Past Building Sales: 

#601 - 27 Alexander St - SOLD by Paul
#608 - 27 Alexander St SOLD by Paul
#PH805 - 27 Alexander St SOLD by Pau

#606-27 Alexander St SOLD by Paul
#201 - 27 Alexander St SOLD by Paul
#PH808 27 Alexander St. SOLD by Paul
#PH805 - 27 Alexander St SOLD by Paul 





12 water grid of photos modern loft

36 water exterior

36 water street ultra modern interior

This one-of-a-kind modernist loft building is specially located in the heart of historic Gastown.  The original building was a hotel built over 100 years ago, and was re-developed to linear style lofts in 2009.  The original facade along with the most of the North facing windows were restored, while a new high quality structure was constructed behind and on the top two levels were added.  With each of the 46 loft floor plans being unique, it is the amongst the most sought after loft development in Gastown Vancouver, developed by Salient Developments.  A large amenity of the building, is that most units include 1 or more underground secure parking stalls.  The architecture and attention to detail in this building is very unique to Vancouver, and reflects modern design often used in European restored buildings.  The interiors are unique and a perfect home for a true minimalist.  Read More.


Past Building Sales: 

#211 - 36 Water St - sold
#310 - 36 Water St - sold

#509- 36 Water St - sold
#208 - 36 Water St - sold
#603 - 36 Water St - sold
#208 36 Water St - sold
#504 - 12 Water St - sold

#307 - 12 Water St - sold





345 water street gastown loft

The Greenshields is a boutique heritage loft conversion style building converted in 2004 into 24 suites. Refurbished detailed brick facades, wood casement windows and carved sandstone capitols featuring original maple hardwood floors, exposed brick and concrete, high 8'9" and 11' ceiling heights, honed granite and stone counters. Award-winning Alda Pereira's design with brick & concrete architectural elements located on Gastown's best block. Read more.


Past Building Sales by Paul Albrighton: 

#402 345 Water St - sold (2017)

#208 345 Water St - sold

#306 345 Water St - sold

#402 345 Water St - sold

#307 345 Water St - sold

#403 345 Water St - sold





528 beatty st lofts

beatty st heritage loft

Original 1906 architecture brick, concrete, and steel construction.  Convered to lofts in 2007, and known as "Bowman Block" was originally built in 1906, and was the first brick building built on Beatty St, the area is now known as Crosstown.  It was expanded in 1914 and was used as warehouse and commercial space over the following years.  In 2007 the building was rebuilt with concrete additions and 38 unique lofts and spaces were created. Many of the suites are true two level lofts, some with large terraces, and a common roof top deck with expansive city views. Read more. 



Past Buiding Sales: 

#902 528 Beatty St - Sold by Albrighton (2020)

#904 528 Beatty St - Sold by Albrighton

#902 528 Beatty St - Sold by Albrighton

#305 528 BEatty St - Sold by Albrighton

#902 528 Beatty St - Sold by Albrighton 

#3 528 Beatty St - Sold by Albrighton





beatty street heritage conversion loft 546 beatty st

This beautiful 2009 heritage conversion Vancouver loft building in Crosstown is amongst the most desirable loft buildings in the whole city. Designed by Howard Bingham Hill and developed by Townline Homes MetroLiving - known for beautiful heritage and loft style Vancouver buildings, "The Crane" building, located at 546 Beatty offers many unique features. This boutique building was originally a commercial and industrial used building built over 100 years ago. It is now home to New York style high ceilings open plan loft style suites.  Read more. Read more. 



Paul Albrighton Building Sales:

Sold by Albrighton - #309 546 Beatty St. 

Sold by Albrighton - #504 546 Beatty St.(2017) 

Sold by Albrighton - #504 546 Beatty St.(2016) 

Sold by Albrighton - #304 546 Beatty St.

Sold by Albrighton - #207 546 Beatty St. (2011)

Sold by Albrighton - #207 546 Beatty St.


The Hudson - 610 Granville St - Live/Work Downtown High-rise building




We've worked in the Hudson since 2009, both for its central Downtown location, being direclty connected to the Skytrain station and Pacific Centre Shopping Mall, and for its efficient designed condos. 


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loft layout 610 granville st

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Hudson kitchen area

Hudson 610 Granville St appliances

hudson 6 granville st view


The buidling offers live/work zoning in a large condo 432  large style development.  The skytrain station is accessable via the elevator with direct access.   Developed by Wall Financial in 2006. The desirable two level loft floor plans are available on the 4th and 6th floors. 

We've made 4 past building sales at The Hudson, working for both buyersa and sellers, have a look at each past sold listing:
#1808 - 610 Granville St SOLD by Albrighton (2019)
#405 - 610 Granville St SOLD by Albrighton
#2803 - 610 Granville St  SOLD by Albrighton
#1808 - 610 Granville St  SOLD by Albrighton


More and suite building information; 
Incredible location with transit under the building & a block away to Canada line. Underground access to Pacific Mall & Holt Renfrew. ONLY Live/work building in the area. Direct elevator access to Steve Nash Sports Club, Tim Hortons, Liquor Store, The Bay, Pacific Centre Mall & Transit station. Featuring 24 hour concierge/door man service, gym, meeting rooms, kitchen equipped lounge and 2 landscaped rooftop gardens. Conveniently located in the Business and Entertainment districts. Pets and Rentals are welcome. Pets and rentals allowed. 


Follow, Building information and MLS listings page:


VIdeo from a past investment property we sold at The Hudson:  

The Market for Downtown Condos remains strong




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Inventory and sales volume from 2016 to 2017 declined from $8.6B to $6.4B a drop of 25%.  Thsi has not affected prices of Downtown properties, the lesser inventory of product available has driven up prices, the average condo value rose risen by 13% during 2017. 


The last 6 listings we have sold, sold within 2.5% above or below the listing price, within 20 days.
We have buyers and Realtors waiting for us to list more properties. 

Latest 6 listings/sales:


SOLD 3603-1028 Barclay, $2,049,800

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SOLD 504-546 Beatty, $1,129,000

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SOLD 601-27 Alexander St, $1,299,000

701   27 alexander street web 3 a



SOLD 806-518 Beatty St, $1,099,000

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SOLD 616 - 289 E 6th Ave, $575,000

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SOLD 402-345 Water St, $660,000 

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Just SOLD - 1500 Hornby St - Yaletown View Condo

#1105 1500 HORNBY ST - JUST SOLD


Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Type: Apartment
Total Living Area: 1,262 Sq.Ft.
Price: $788,000
Listed By: Dexter Associates Realty
MLS No: v512244

Just SOLD - UBC Condo at Winslow Commons 2338 Western PW




bedrooms    location    Vancouver 
bathrooms    age    12 
taxes    $0 in 0 sq ft    898sqft
price    $549,000  strata fees     $299 
mls®#    V997207       

JUST SOLD - Modern Condo #2803 610 Granville St



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Listed by: Infinite Real Estate Services.  Sold by Paul Albrighton - Macdonald Realty Ltd. Take advantage of a highly functional 519sqft modern 1 bed + 1 bath at " The Hudson". This 28th floor south west fac ing unit boasts great city views with an outdoor balcony. Enjoy entertaining in your gourmet kitchen featuring granite counter tops, and a spacious breakfast bar. Step out your door to transit and the city's best shopping and entertainment. Great investment opportunity in a high rental demand area. 1 Parking included.  More listings for sale at The Hudson, 610 Granville St.

bedrooms    location    Vancouver 
bathrooms    age    N/A 
taxes    $1,533 in 2012 sq ft    536sqft
price    $399,000  strata fees     $187 
mls®#    V986562       


Market Update - Downtown Condos and Unique Properties




West_Pender_Place_Vancouver_Coal_Harbour-Vancouver Currently the media is shining light on how the market is in bad condition, housing is set for a 10% price decline, and sales have completely tapered off.  Downtown Vancouver is actually in fairly good condition.  The overall market is showing strong signs of a buyers market, but as you focus on certain areas, a variety of conditions can be found.  

1. Year to Date as of August 9th 2012, sales for Downtown condos are 27% less (388 units) than seen in 2011
2. The average time on the market for a sold listing is 44 days for 2012 vs. 42 days for 2011
3. Average sales prices are down only 3.4%
4. Sale Price to List Price has only moved one percent lower than 2011, which is currently 96%.  So for a $500,000 listing the sale price will be $480,000


These statistics are based on MLS sales data from the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver


752 sales Year-to-Date have been below $500,000 compared to last year with 943 in 2011, representing a 25% decrease in volume.  Year-to-Date there have been 512 sales priced between $500,000 - $1.0M compared to 644 sales last year also representing a 25% decrease.  There have only been 22 sales between $3-6M, compared to 37 sales last year, representing a 68% decrease in unit volume in the luxury condo market.

The slowdown in the entry-level market can be attributed to combination of successful pre-sale development projects earlier in the year that took buyers out of the re-sale market and away from our statistical records.  Additionally the new mortgage lending restrictions have slowed this entry-level sector.  Many entry-level Downtown buyers have also been drawn to the Eastside, as the apartment/condo segment has been strong with currently only a 4 month supply of inventory and 2% average price gain Year-to-Date.  

Much of the high-end market has slowed as empty-nesters who currently reside in houses are having more challenges selling their larger detached homes.  Additionally the slow-down of off-shore money has cooled off since 2011.  The Westside house market does account for a significant portion of Downtown's luxury condo sales, as many of the buyers "downsize" from a Westside house to luxury Downtown condo.   The current market conditions for detached homes has slowed nearly 50% from 2011, with an average of 12% price decline Year-to-Date.  



1In our business in the past 90 days we have sold the same amount of condos/lofts/townhouse as the same period in 2011.  Our sold properties for both buyers and sellers have sold within 98.1% of the list price and in an average of 23 days.  This is a signal that the market for unique properties and lofts is still in very good condition and the demand remains strong. For more info on our recent sold properties, visit this page:



For a general feeling of the overall Greater Vancouver market, you can watch the Real Estate Board's most recent market update video:

New Listing - Modern View Studio at Nova - 989 Beatty St


#1404 989 BEATTY ST "NOVA"


Above: Main living area allows for great light and views to the city and spots of False Creek


Above: Professional style kitchen includes stone counters, s/s appliances and gas cooking


Above: Modern styled bathroom


Above: "Nova" includes a gym, party room and hot-tub



Welcome to your functional well designed studio + flex space condominium.  Great use of space topped off with fine finishings including stone countertops, wood floors, chef's kitchen with stainless steel appliances, gas cooking, electric fireplace, and a  modernist style bathroom.  Enjoy great views from the 14th floor of the city and False Creek.  Inside 471 sq.ft., a movable kitchen island, custom-built-ins, and a sleek murphy bed setup are included.  Great quality building, "Nova" built by BOSA in 2004.  Amenities include: gym, party room, and visitor parking.  Pets & Rentals are welcome.  Unit also includes1 parking and 1 storage locker included.  Click here for more info:

bedrooms    location    Vancouver 
bathrooms    age   
taxes    $1,184 in 2011 sq ft    471sqft
price    $339,000  strata fees     $196 
mls®#    V916091       

Just SOLD #2902 198 Aquarius Mews


Marinaside Vancouver Seawal

Nicely kept one bedroom plus den unit with an insuite storage in a popular complex "Aquarius Resort". Panoramic city, mountain and water views from English Bay to Simon Fraser. This unit boasts an open balcony, hardwood floor, granite counter tops, gas fireplace, floor to ceiling windows and more. Conveniently located for everything and First Class amenities include fitness centre, swimming pool, rooftop gardens and concierge service. Seawall is at your doorstep and just enjoy your urban life here.

bedrooms    location    Vancouver 
bathrooms    age    12 
taxes    $2,226 in 2011 sq ft    770sqft
price    $579,000  strata fees     $329 
       Listed by:    Hanna Realty Ltd.

Just SOLD #1106 1500 Hornby St - Beach Tower Yaletown



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Listed by Coldwell Banker Westburn Realty. Waterside views at Beach Tower: Bright & well-maintained 1262 sqft 2 bdrm South-facing unit with spectacular views of False Creek & Granville Island. Marble tiled entrance, large living room with gas fireplace, separate dining room for entertainment, eating area with floor- to-ceiling windows. Generous bedroom sizes. Master bdrm with ensuite. Well managed building with concierge service. Enjoy the resort lifestyle & amenities, walking distance to seawall, shops, restaurant Sold by Paul Albrighton PREC Macdonald Realty Ltd.  More information, click here.

bedrooms    location    Vancouver 
bathrooms    age    18 
taxes    $2,927 in 2011 sq ft    1,262sqft
listed price    $828,000  strata fees     $481 
listed by    Coldwell Banker Westburn Realty      


Donovan - Downtown Modern Condominium Tower



Architectural High-Rise tower at 1055 Richards St

Donovan Street View

Donovan is recognized for offering high quality in practical well laid out suites.  The finish and quality is much better than the average condominium along Richards St.  The location is central and suites offer air-conditioning.  The exterior of the building also has a unique "urban" modern look.  For more information and for current modern condos for sale at Donovan, continue to keep in touch on this page:

Downtown/Yaletown Studio at Nova 989 Beatty St - Just SOLD


#1404 989 BEATTY ST

989 Beatty St - Downtown Vancouver

Listed by: Royal Lepage Wheeler Cheam. The Nova by Bosa. Quality Downtown High rise tower located in Yaletown. Investors take notice. This very nice studio is in a fully rentable building with no restrictions and 1 PARKING STALL. Big South views, and great central location.  Built-in murphy bed, granite countertops, gas stove, stainless steel appliances.  Beautiful views of the city and a great central  location.


bedrooms    studio / open location    Yaletown
bathrooms    age   
view    city & mountains  taxes    $1,232 in 2009
sq ft    472sqft strata fees  
listed price    $319,900  mls®#    SOLD

Modern Great Designed Vancouver Condos for sale

Modern Vancouver Condos for sale

Priced from $430,000 - $560,000. Here is a recent selection of some current condos for sale that offer either ultra-high quality or some extra patio space.  Refer to the link and notes below:


raffles#503 821 Cambie St - Raffles on Robson - This unit has great value.  The interiors are quite high quality, and much nicer than typical Concord Pacific developments.  The condos at Raffles offer modern European appliances by Bosch, stone counters, and overall nice finishing.  The bathrooms have  a separate walk-in shower and tub.  The patio is approximately 500 sq.ft and faces North, but there isn't a large view.  For the price this is a great unit and the interior space is sufficient.



pure_1#603 1252 Hornby St - Pure - The unit does have large balcony and it is connected to the common patio so you could entertain outdoors very easily.  The interiors are quite modern with clean lines, high ceilings, and nice bathrooms and kitchens.  Although the interior space is only 535 sq.ft., the design is very good, so it does feel a bit bigger.  I really recommend the building, as the architecture and design is more unique than most.  This information page on my website has some more info and pictures:

#310 788 Hamilton St - TV Towers - This is a typical Concord Pacific development.  The buildings are good quality, but some of the finishing is not the greatest and very average.  Plus there are quite a few rentals in the building.  This unit has 698 sq.ft. and a 300+ sq.ft. private patio, so it may be worth a look as the price isn't too high.

#503 833 Homer St - Atelier - This is the unit you mentioned on the phone.  It may be worth a look as it is almost brand new and relatively good quality with a large patio.   The interiors are nice, and one step nicer than Raffles, but not as nice as the Le'Hermitage unit below. 

#3305 1189 Melville St - The Melville - I included this suite because it does offer great value.  It doesn't have a large patio, just a typical balcony.  However; the building has a common rooftop patio, pool, hot tub, gym and garden on the 41st floor - which is simply amazing, and the highest common rooftop in Vancouver. The layout, quality, and design of the interiors are nice, and the location is great.  From the 33rd floor you'll also get some pretty nice views.  This building was built by Amacon in 2007. 

lehermitage#1404 788 Richards St - L'Hermitage -   This unit doesn't have a large patio, but it is very nice.  If you are open to other ideas, this unit offers really good value.  The bathrooms and kitchens are beautiful, with ultra high-end materials, fixtures, and appliances - including Sub Zero and Miele.   The patio still has room for a small table, 2 chairs, and a BBQ.  There is a common patio on the 5th floor too.  Also, this is the only  unit in this mix that has air conditioning and Hotel Concierge included. (Air-conditioning is very hard to find under $1.0M)  Information page:


#413 2520 Manitoba St, Large One bedroom condo at The Vue

Modern Large 832 sq.ft. Mount Pleasant Westside Condo for sale


Welcome to the "Vue". This high quality concrete, modern, well designed residence was built in 2007. Offering a large 816 sq.ft. (approx) one large bedroom, den, and lounge. The build finish and details are very nice including; wood floors & cabinetry, granite counters, pot lighting, all in a very functional plan. Includes a grand master bedroom with walk-in closet, and a large bright den that could be used as a second bedroom. Enjoy the quiet South facing patio. Commute easily with immediate access to transit. This condo also includes 1 underground parking stall and 1 storage locker.  Click here for more details on this one bedroom Vancouver condo. 


#413 2520 Manitoba St, Vancouver, BC

bedrooms    location    N/A 
bathrooms    age   
view    city & mountains  taxes    $1,792 in 2009
sq ft    832sqft strata fees  
price    $449,000  mls®#     

Great Modern Condos for sale below $350,000

Great Modern Condos for sale below $350,000

Downtown, Yaletown, Coal Harbour condos that offer qualty, good design, nice layouts for sale.


#402 53 W Hastings St - Paris Block - Gastown Conversion Loft - This is a beautiful heritage conversion developed by Salient, the materials and interior design are very unique and high quality.  The parking is leased off-site for 5 years. I have seen these units rent for up to $1600/mn.  It is located around plenty of Gastown development so there is plenty of long-term potential.  It is on the "edge" of Gastown near some street life, but the building itself is truly beautiful.  Listed by Remax Ken Leong.

#608 1001 Homer St - Bentley - Yaletown One Bedroom with Parking - This is a very well priced one bedroom in Central Yaletown/Downtown that includes a parking stall.  This is very rare offering for the area at this price.  These units are small but functional at 506 sq.ft.  This would be an easy unit to rent out.  The building was built by Polygon, it offers good quality, but nothing ultra special.  Listed by Remax Crest Realty Westside.

V827120_301_18#508 1205 Howe St - Alto - Downtown Large Studio with Parking - This is a new 2010 built building at Howe and Davie.  It is named "Alto" because of its 10' ceilings.  This is a studio but it has a large 597 sq.ft. layout and a parking stall, it may be able to be converted to a one bedroom with a sliding glass wall system.  The finish is quite nice. Listed by Sutton Group Westcoast Realty.

#1006 610 Granville St - Hudson - Central Downtown One Bedroom -
This is located on top of skytrain station at Granville and Dunsmuir right in the financial district.  These units are well built by Wall Financial - developers of the Wall Centre.  Plenty of good international students, and Downtown young professionals rent in this building.  This unit doesn't include parking, but it is well priced at $330,000. The 495 sq.ft. one bedroom plan does work well as it has sliding glass walls.  The building also includes the famous "Steve Nash Gym" and 24 hour concierge.   Listed by Sutton Group Westcoast Realty.


#1411 and #1013 1333 W Georgia St - Qube Studios - I saw #1013 on the weekend.  These units are small but offer great value being in an "iconic" architectural building and in Coal Harbour.  Both these units for sale are similar with parking stalls included.  They are worth slightly less than the list price.  Listed by Sutton Group Westcoast and Century 21 Intown.


#1503 1225 Richards St - Eden Studios - This listing just came out.  It is a very nice Yaletown BOSA built building, this 401 sq.ft studio is very well laid out and with nice finishings and storage + locker.  Additionally a parking stall is included.  This building is 7 years old, but feel much newer.  Listed by Century 21 Intown.

Just SOLD #2305 550 Pacific St

Just SOLD unit 2305 550 Pacific St- Aqua at the Park

Yaletown Waterview Condo








bedrooms    location    False Creek North
bathrooms    age   
view    city & mountains  taxes    $2,395 in 2009
sq ft    903sqft strata fees  
Listed price    $649,000  mls®#    V813983 

Fabulous Aqua at the Park! This Concord Pacific concrete building has it all!! This two bedroom and 2 bathroom view suite has granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and great city and water vistas.  Located in front of George Wainborn Park you are just steps away from the Seawall, Urban Fare and Roundhouse Community Centre and all of Yaletown's best spots.  Great large amenities include guest suite, pool, hot tub, fully equipped gym and squash court. Pets/Rentals are allowed. Listed by Remax Real Estate Services.

Just SOLD #809 788 Richards St - L'Hermitage

Just SOLD L'Hermitage Luxury Downtown Condo Building, 2 bedroom condo

le hermitage outside front view

Welcome to this high quality building - L'hermitage, just at the corner of Robson shopping corridor. Fantastic amenities features up-town style lounge, business centre w with library, fully equipped gym, outdoor pool with a hot tub, roof garden and much more. Geothermal air conditioning and heating system, imported high end wide hardwood floor, stone countertops in the minimalist modern kitchen and both bathrooms. Rainfall shower head, sub-zero fridge, Bosch cook top and Miele dishwasher. Soft close cabinets. Stainless steel backsplash. A definite rarely found quality and prestigious property. All meas are approx. .# 809 788 RICHARDS ST, Vancouver. Listed by Royal Pacific Realty Corp.

Click here for more detials on L'Hemritage and for an up-to-date list of condos for sale. 


Price reduced on Genesis Studio

$286,000 to $279,000 #302 1189 Howe St

living room genesis 1189 howe st

Don't miss this opportunity to own a well-maintained concrete studio apartment for now only $279,000.   408 sq.ft. hardwood floors, outdoor balcony, located centrally Downtown.  Property Details: .  Call for details.

Great Rental Property in Downtown Vancouver

Great Central Downtown Condo for $286,000

This studio at #302 1189 Howe St offers a great city home or rental property.  Designed for easy access, located Downtown Vancouver, and in a full service building.  The "Genesis" at 1189 Howe street is perfect for city living.  There is a large amenities centre with a pool, hot-tub, gym, lounge, and 24hr conceirge.  Addtionally the unit has a parking stall for your city car (parking in this location is value at $20,000).  Inside you will find a well planned 408 sq.ft., newly updated wood floors, a den space, and a patio.  The patio faces unique architectural commercial buildings giving you a true urban feel.  Click here for more property details and a video:

outside of 1189 Howe St, Downtown Vancouver, BC by Albrighton

inside #302 1189 Howe St Downtown Condo Studio unit for sale at Genesis by Albrighton

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.

#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 

TH15 - 1501 Howe St - Price reduced! Beautiful waterside townhouse

Beautiful townhome in Downtown Vancouver - reduced price! to $959,000

1501 Howe TH 15 31501 Howe TH 15 5

Welcome to your exquisite waterside town home at the prestigious 888 Beach residences. This one-of-a-kind home has been professionally re-designed and upgraded with the finest materials, craftsmanship, and attention to detail. Featuring Travertine heated marble floors, a dramatic Florentine fireplace, classical style wood built-ins and more. Amazing kitchen features beautiful wood cabinetry, marble countertops, Thermador oven, Bosch cook-top, and endless well thought out storage. Enjoy the French doors which open onto a spacious and bright outdoor patio. Both upstairs bedrooms include private ensuites and balconies. Downstairs there is a workshop, storage, private garage, and 2nd parking stall and visitor parking. # TH15 1501 HOWE ST, Vancouver.

bedrooms    location    N/A 
bathrooms    age    16 
view    city & mountains  taxes    $3,683 in 2009
sq ft    1,586sqft strata fees     N/A 
price    $999,000  mls®#    V783758 

2 Bed and 3 Bed. Downtown Condos/Townhouses


•    1628 Bayshore Dr – “Bayshore Gardens” This is a luxurious Townhouse in Coal Harbour near the Bayshore Hotel.  The buildings in the “Bayshore” area stand out for offering a private setting, and being right beside Stanley Park and the seawall, this area is also very quiet at night.  This particular unit doesn’t have much for views, but has plenty of outdoor space, 3 bedrooms, and all the luxuries and high quality fittings found in newer Bayshore buildings.  This place offers good value.

•    #4 1137 Barclay St – This is a heritage styled townhouse built in 2005, also it is in West End which is very rare.  This unit has three bedrooms, and some classic styling.

•    1291 Cordova W – “Callisto” This is located in one of Coal Harbour’s most upscale buildings.  The quality, build design, amenities, and architecture at this complex are truly beautiful.  This is a street side townhouse (no large water views), but offers beautiful build quality, and a waterfront location.  This unit has two bedrooms, and two dens.

•    Th15 1501 Howe – This is the townhouse were we met on Saturday.  For a reminder, see the video tour:  This place stands out for offering customized high-end upgrades, a private garage, plenty of storage, and very good private outdoor space.


#3904 1189 Melville – “The Melville” This is a 2 year old mid-range Coal Harbour 44 storey residential tower.  This building offers good quality and great price-per-square-foot for the location.  This building also offers concierge and  44th storey outdoor rooftop pool and garden – with fabulous views.  This high up suite offers good space, a glass solarium/den, and beautiful high western views of the ocean and city.  This condominium is equipped with air conditioning to stay cool.  It doesn’t show very well from the photos, but if you value views and good space (1300+ sq.ft.) you like this place.

•    #202 1616 Bayshore – This is condominium at Bayshore Gardens.  This unit offers good space, and small water views.  Similar units of higher floors with larger views sell for $1.35M+.

•    #3102 1188 W Pender – “Saphire” This is one of the few three bedroom high up newer condos in Coal Harbour.  This tower offers modern design, high-mid-range quality, and is only one year old.

•    #1202 1277 Melville St – “FlatIron” This is a very nice 52-unit boutique architectural tower in Coal Harbour.  The theme of these units is open space, with plenty of glass and open concept living.  This is another two bedroom + den unit.  Again, this is priced below $1.2M so the water views are not completely open – however the building blocking part of your view is an Arthur Erickson designed Architectural building.  This building is featured on my website – this link has more information and photos on Flatiron:

•    #1901 638 Beach CR – “Icon” This is a good quality building on the water of False Creek North off the park.  This unit has beautiful sunny views, and offers good quality.  If you like the Yaletown neighbourhood this could be a very good option. 

•    #905 8 Smithe Mews BB – “Flagship”
This is a newer Concord Pacific development, of the edge of False Creek North.  These building are slightly tucked away off the waterfront in front of BC Place.  They offer “newness” and modern design.

Just SOLD - #801 819 Hamilton St - The 819

We've just SOLD this great one bedroom Downtown condo at #801 819 Hamilton St.

607 sq.ft. priced at $339,000.  This property brough 10 offers in its first weekend.  -   Well kept open layout 1 bedroom w/big kitchen. Bright w/north facing windows, this building is well managed and built by award winning developer, Bosa. Across street from the main library and steps away from Robson St, GM Place, BC Place Stadiu m, Costco and Yaletown are just mins away. Urban living at its best. This unit comes w/2 storage lockers. 1st showing at open house call LS for details. This is fantastic value for a first time home buyer or investor. Priced below 2009 city assessment.  More pictures.

The Vancouver real estate market is hot!

REBGV Updated Statistics for July 2009

Strong spring market carries into summer months

VANCOUVER, B.C. – August 5, 2009 – The Greater Vancouver housing market gained further momentum in July with record sales levels and a continued strengthening of home prices.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that the number of residential property sales in Greater Vancouver totalled 4,114 in July 2009, becoming the highest volume of sales ever recorded within the REBGV for that month, outpacing the 4,023 sales in July 2003, which is the only other year that July sales exceeded the 4,000 mark.
Since the beginning of the year, the MLSLink® Housing Price Index (HPI) benchmark price for all residential properties in Greater Vancouver has increased 9.2 per cent to $528,821 from $484,211. However, home prices compared to July 2008 levels are down 5 per cent.

“Home sales this summer are seasonally higher than normal, which is due in large part to the price correction that has taken place in the last year and low interest rates,” Scott Russell, REBGV president said. “Although wellpriced listings and lower-to mid-range priced properties remain in the highest demand across Greater Vancouver, recent activity from first-time buyers is beginning to boost demand in the “move-up” segment of the market.”
New listings for detached, attached and apartment properties declined in Greater Vancouver, down 17.4 per cent to 5,041 in July 2009 compared to July 2008, when 6,104 new units were listed. At 12,482, the total number of property listings on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) declined 5.8 per cent compared to last month and 34 per cent compared to July 2008.

“It is currently taking, on average, 48 days for a home to sell in the region. Today’s market activity differs by area and property type and it’s important to tap into local housing market expertise to understand why some properties are attracting multiple offers, while others are not moving,” Russell said.
July 2009 home sales declined 3.4 per cent compared to June 2009, but are up 89.2 per cent when measured against the 2,174 sales recorded in July 2008.

Sales of detached properties in July increased 95.2 per cent to 1,614 from the 827 detached sales recorded during the same period in 2008. The HPI benchmark price for detached properties declined 5.5 per cent from July 2008 to $711,702. Since the beginning of the year, the benchmark price for detached properties in Greater Vancouver has increased 9.8 per cent.

Sales of apartment properties in July 2009 increased 76.8 per cent to 1,708, compared to 966 sales in July 2008. The benchmark price of an apartment property declined 4.3 per cent from July 2008 to $365,291. Since the beginning of the year, the benchmark price for apartment properties in Greater Vancouver has increased 9.6 per cent.
Attached property sales in July 2009 are up 107.9 per cent to792, compared with the 381 sales in July 2008. The benchmark price of an attached unit decreased 4.6 per cent between July 2008 and 2009 to $452,085. Since the beginning of the year, the benchmark price for attached properties in Greater Vancouver has increased 6.8 per cent.

821 Cambie St - Raffles on Robson - SOLD in two days

SOLD #1208 821 Cambie - 1 bd+den $419,000

We just sold a very nice city one bedroom and den condo located at the new "Raffles and Robson".  We priced this unit $20,000 more than the most comparable recent sale one month ago, and sold it in two days.  For more information on the Raffles on Robson or the Albrighton marketing program contact Paul Albrighton at 604 315 5574.  Click here for more details, video, and photos of this suiteClick here for the Albrighton marketing program.

821 Cambie Raffles on Robson condo for sale $419,900

821 Cambie - #1208 - Large one bedroom and Den unitl for sale. 

This building offers high quality design and build construction.  The exterior architecture is in true Vancouver Glass fashion.

View my new Apartment for sale at # 1208 821 CAMBIE ST, Vancouver and currently listed at $419,000.

Central Downtown -RAFFLES ON ROBSON. Like-new luxury city residence featuring functional layout, modern architecture, A+ attention to detail. Wood floors in every room, balcony and South West city views including False Creek. Spacious glass den makes a perfect high city office or small 2nd bedroom. Top-end finishings include Miele appliances, wood soft-touch cabinets, stone countertops and under mount modern sinks. From the bathrooms, custom lighting, roller blinds, floating cabinets, to the door handles, not an inch has been overlooked. This 685 sf one bedroom and den and storage room view condo won't fail to impress. 2008 built building features 2-10-10 New Home Warranty. 1 parking included.

See the Pixilink Video Tour for this Apartment

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.

February 2009 condo prices

These are REBGV statistics for February 2009.  Westside condos have decreased in value 15.2% since February 2008.  This is one of the lower numbers in Great Vancouver, possibly signaling a bottom price.

In my opinion, signs of a bottom market have already happened in the $250k - $400k price range on the Westside, the best deals seemed to more present and available in January and February. 

As a specific local example: there were a few listings in Yaletown and Downtown priced just below $300,000  These properties were sold as high as $385,000 only 8 - 10 months earlier.  These "deals" were still sold quickly.  Since these properties were on the market in January and February, either desperate sellers are less common or they are “waiting for a better time.”   Searching through the mls over the past three weeks, similar very-well priced property in non-existent.  This past February 50% of the offers I submitted or dealt with were involved in multiple offer situations – as each property was well priced. 

There has been a lot more activity in February and already in March over December ‘08 and January ‘09.  In February this year there were 97% more sales than in the previous month. 

“There are terrific opportunities out there right now, but with property listings continuing to decrease, those opportunities may be available only for a brief window of time,. said Dave Watt, president of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV).”

 I'd be glad to talk about the market with you, you can email me at [email protected] or reach me at 604 315 5574.

   price chart updated Paul Albrighton






Vancouver Housing Price Index

housing price index feb 2009 paul albrighton

Modern Vancouver condos, under $350,000

Selected Modern concrete Vancouver condos, Under $350,000

Property notes:
#803 939 EXPO BV – “Max” Here’s a brand new listing at Max, where we saw the small studio suite.  Unfortunately there aren’t any photos as the listing was added today.  This is a real one bedroom suite with a parking stall in a 515sq.ft. suite.  This is a fantastic price!  Nearly $25,000 off market price, it may be priced to motivate multiple offers.  For good quality one bedroom this is a great value. 

# 506 969 RICHARDS ST – “Mondrian”
Here’s another good new listing at Mondrian, again this is priced really well.  This suite has cool architecture and very functional floor plans.  Plus its only 6 years old.  This is very nice, with a good layout, and den.  It includes a storage locker too.

 # 603 1288 GEORGIA ST – “Residences on Georgia”, this is also a nice one bedroom suite in Coal Harbour/West End.  This building was built quite nice in 1998.  It features modern design and fantastic location.  The only downside is the higher strata fee.

 # 205 1277 NELSON ST – This is one of the very few good quality West End concrete one bedroom condo buildings.  These suite are finished decently and the building is in great shape.

  # 507 939 EXPO BV – “Max”
This is a foreclosure, which means the bank is selling it.  I saw this suite a few weeks back when it was more epensive, it has over 600 sq.ft. and modern open style breakfast bar kitchen, and a great sized den which has a bunk-bed inside it.  This is a good property and very well priced at $310,900.

# 414 1177 HORNBY ST – “”1177 Hornby”
between Davie and Helmeken.  It’s a pretty central downtown location.  This building was once a commercial building and it was converted to condos in 14 years ago.  Being a commercial built building the building standards and outside quality is much better than residential built at that time.  This place offers large spaces, high ceilings, and lots of space 700 sq.ft.  It would be something you would probably want to renovate in the future.  This is one of the few suites with a parking stall.

# 702 928 HOMER ST – “Yaletown Park”
we’ve seen a suite at Yaletown park.  This is a cheap ($294,700) option for a newly built Yaletown tower.

# 1405 1740 COMOX ST – “Sandpiper” This is an old concrete tower in the West End.  This building is 33 years old, so it does have some character.  The building is in overall very good condition especially considering its age.  It was built much before bad leaky-condos were built.  This unit has decent space and some nice city/west end views.  If you are open to looking at older good quality this could be a good option. 

Contact Paul Albrighton - 604-315-5574 for more information.

Yaletown condo updates

Here are some good value condos.  Some are on Richards, and one on Seymour.
# 407 1225 RICHARDS ST – “Eden”  It is at Richards and Drake across the street from the luxurious grace near Nesters market.  This strip of Richards is actually really beautiful.  This is a very nicely finished studio with parking and also a separate storage locker.
# 2006 1295 RICHARDS ST – “The Oscar” is beside Eden.  These units have nice layouts, good finish.  Suites rarely come up here as it is a good building with a great reputation.  This unit is nicely priced.  It’s on the 20th floor making way for some decent views.

# 2203 928 RICHARDS ST – “The Savoy”
This building is located across the street from the Mondrian at Richards and Nelson.  This is nice suite being on the 22nd floor, 586 sq.ft., with nice views.

# 2102 1155 SEYMOUR ST – “Brava”
This is located more centrally at Seymour and Davie.  This unit is well priced and has large Western views, and some nice updates.   Brava is known for having a younger audience, and expensive rentals.  The building has a nice large heated outdoor pool and hot tub, and a good size gym.

Below is a link with all the studio and one bedroom suites available in all three towers at Yaletown park:

#2309 928 Homer. may offer the best value, as it is high up with views.  It has been on the market for 55 days, depending on the condition and view it is worth closer to $310,000 - $320,000.

Recently Sold Listing # 1001 501 PACIFIC ST, Vancouver, BC

V745391 - # 1001 501 PACIFIC ST, Vancouver, BC, CANADAI have just recently sold this Apartment at # 1001 501 PACIFIC ST, Vancouver.

Yaletown two best revenue properties under $300,000

Yaletown/Downtown's best rental buys, these two properties are very good deals:

#303 – 1001 Richards St “Miro” : This is a very well priced listings.  Similar unit sold for $355,000+ in June, and as much as $404,000 in April of 2008!  This unit is low down but a very good layout.  The build quality is quite nice with granite and wood kitchen.  The unit has a solarium/den, and it includes a parking stall.  Units like this could rent for $1500/mn and up.  But you long-term capital return could be very generous.

#1008 – 1001 Homer st “Bentley” This is another great priced unit, it was well priced before at $329,900 now its $299,999..  This building is one step better than “Miro” but very similar.  This unit is located right in the best part of Homer street in Yaletown. Includes parking.

Contact Paul Albrighton at 604 315 5574 for more info.


501 Pacific St - The 501

This page is about the building information about The 501 at 501 Pacific St, Vancouver BC. Yaletown / False Creek North

The '501' - Northwest facing 1 bdrm & den w/spectacular views. Custom built in c abinetry in LR & bdrm, laminate/slate flrg, gas F/P & range, insuite laundry, go od size balcony See recent sales at the 501 pacific st. , immaculate condition - 1st owner occupied. Great bldg & loc. ENGLISH BAY VIEWS at the 501. Designer colours and clever built ins make this ve ry a stylish home. You will enjoy the $7,000 in extras. Kitchen has black granit e black counters, stainless steel accents, gas stove & full size fridge. Bathrm offers deep soaker tub and custom stain-less tiles accents. Other features include gas fireplace with mantle, ceiling fan, halogen lighting and air conditioning. Bonus: tons of storage and closet space. Pets and rentals okay. Secure parking and sto rage. Building is well run and is in top condition. Prime Yale Town location, steps to sea wall, restaurants, shopping and entertainment. 501 Pacific St condominium. Beautiful 1 bdrm & den on NW side of the high rise. Hardwood floor, balcony, gas fireplace, insuite laundry, parking & storage all make this your ideal new home . Lots of amenities. Pets & rentals OK. Beautiful 1 bdrm and den on the NW side of the highrise. Hardwood floors, balcon y, gas fireplace, insuite laundry, parking and storage all make this your ideal new home. Lots of amenities. Pets and rentals OK. 501 Pacific St The award winning '501', 29th flr w/180 degree views from Spanish Bank to Englis h Bay. Completely renov, cherry H/W flrs, new granite countertops, new tiles, ne w paint, etc. Yaletown loc. Walk to beach. Must see! Views & more views! 2 prk Great 1 bedroom and den in the trendy 501. Urban living at its best. Steps to Yaletown and the Seawall. New laminate flooring throughout. Open kitchen with gas stove & separate dining room. Views from False Creek, English Bay & themountains too! Pets & rentals OK. Great amenities; pool, gym, hot tub, sauna, sand valleyball court & media room which joins to the styling party room with bar, pool table, suffle board & darts. 2 guest suites. Very well managed building. 'the 501' at pacific st and richards st. Outstanding southwest view = sunset forever. Amazing views of english bay, mountains and city. Specious one bedroom plus custome-built den nicely finished with desk plus storage. New carpet. 501 pacific st the 501Beautiful 1 bedroom & den suite on the NW side of the highrise. Hardwood floors with balcony, fireplace, insuite laundry. Lots of amenities. 501 Pacific St The 501 in Yaletown. The best building with very practical layout offers awesome million dollar views, all facilities like theatre room, volleyball court, guest suite, indoor & outdoor pool, exercise room, games room. Insuitelaundry. Rentals & pets allowed. Parking 4-280. Locker 202-P24. Junior 1 bedroom. Great floor plan. English Bay views. Large balcony. Storage and secure parking. Building offers a full gym, pool, hot tub, games room and outdoor beach volleyball court. Shows well. View worth a Million $$$$ NE & South.. from every window & balcony. Location is Yaletown, the Sea Wall, Parks, shops & restaurants. Amazing Views to David Law Park, False Creek, the City and Mount Baker. The high energy 1 bedroom plus den, Chefs kitchen included GAS STOVE, built in microwave, on with the trendy downtown lifestyle. All day around is just a dream. Grand amenities include pool, gym, sauna, hot tub, volleyball court, media room, party room, 2 grand guest suites and live in manager. Caretaker and security guards in evenings. Secured parking and storage locker. Appreciate the evening Yaletown ambience. View worth a million $$$ North East and South...from every window and balcony. Location in Yaletown, the Sea Wall, Parks, shops and restaurants. Amazing view to David Lam Park, Fales Creek, Mount Baker and the North Shore Mountains.This high energy 1 bdrm plus den (Hardwood), a separate dining room, Chef's kitchen include black Granite counter top, gas stove, built in microwave, on with the trendy downtown lifestyle. All day around is just a dream. Grand amenities include pool, gym, sauna, hot tub, volleyball court, media room, party room, 2 grand guest suites and live in manager. Caretaker, security guards in evenings. Secured parking & storage locker. Appreciate the evening Yaletown ambience. You'll love it! 501 Pacific Yaletown condo. A stunning Water View residence at the 501 Pacific St. A beautiful S.W. corner s uite with unobstructed sweeping views to the water, False Creek, English Bay and North Shore mountains. 1 bedroom with a double sided gas fireplace plus den/ofice. Open kitchen with granite countertops, deep soaker tub and a large balcony. Just painted!! The wide range of amenities include an outdoor/indoor swimming pool, media room, party room with pool table/giant T.V., concierge/security and a gym. Buyer to verify meas. This suite is fabulous and a definite must see! Pets and rentals allowed. ENGLISH BAY VIEWS at the 501. Designer colours and clever built ins make this ve ry a stylish home. You will enjoy the $7,000 in extras. Kitchen has black granit e black counters, stainless steel accents, gas stove & full size fridge. Bathrm offers deep soaker tub and custom stain-less tiles accents. Other features include gas fireplace with mantle, ceiling fan, halogen lighting and air conditioning. Bonus: tons of storage and closet space. Pets and rentals okay. Secure parking and sto rage. Building is well run and is in top condition. Prime Yale Town location, steps to sea wall, restaurants, shopping and entertainment.501 Pacific St Yaletown condo. 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Paul Albrighton's condo picks $280k - $360k

1st time buyer looking Downtown? Yaletown and Downtown condo deals


Paul Albrighton's best condo picks on the market on January 27th 2009.  These suites have been selected for offering great value, sharp pricing, for suites that offer something special or unique.

# 1706 928 BEATTY ST – “The Max” – This is the most exciting newer studio unit on the market.  The build finish is quite nice, it has decent city views, and nice hardwood floors.  It also includes a built in Murphy bed, separated den, and a little balcony.  This building is located between Yaletown/Downtown near the Cambie Bridge.  The building also has an expansive gym and pool .  Similar units sold for $315,000 in the summer time.

# 701 989 RICHARDS ST – “Mondrian” – This complex is a nicely built quality tower by Bosa.  This is a square layout studio space with good closet space.  The finish quality is better than average and is very well maintained for 6 years old.  Its located very central at Richards and Nelson.  This building doesn’t have a pool but has a large yoga/workout area, gym, and hot tub.  It is split between two towers so the strata fees are slightly less.

# 1008 1001 HOMER ST – “The Bentley” – This building is located only a block away from H&H.  I like this place better.  The kitchen and bathrooms are beautiful.  This listing has just been discounted to $299,999 which is incredible value!  Similar suites sold for $346,000 and $359,000 in early-mid 2008! I’ve shown this suite (when it was $329900) to a few of my buyers.  The only complaint is that you have to go through the bedroom to access the bathroom.  Otherwise its my favourite 500 sq.ft. one bedroom Yaletown condo on the market.  Of course, this building has a gym, a small one but still good. 

# 1604 969 RICHARDS ST – “The Mondrian 2” – This is another unit at Mondrian, only it is a one bedroom unit.  Although there are no photos, this is a nice one bedroom and den layout. 
# 2109 610 GRANVILLE ST – “The Hudson” – This is the nice newer building near Holts in Downtown built by Wall Financial (built the Wall Centre), the Steve Nash gym is located in the building (separate membership required).  These suites are nice and quite high quality.  The building is very classy with a large lobby and concierge.  If you want to live in the heart of Downtown this is a great option.  The price is still priced a little high, 2 weeks ago I sold a similar suite there for $305,000 – so these people should be prepared to drop their price. 
# 1509 977 MAINLAND ST – “Yaletown Park” – This building offers good value, and still feels new.  A very similar suite just sold for $304,000 within the past two weeks, so again they should be prepared to receive lower offers.  This is a good complex at Mainland and Nelson. 
# 2507 1495 RICHARDS ST  - “Azura” – This is a luxurious tower near the seawall in False Creek North/Yaletown.  The build finish is quite nice, and this suite features high up views in a beautiful building.  The gym attached to this building is known as the “Super Club” – its amongst the best facilities in Vancouver – almost overkill: Featuring squash courts, lap pool, club size gym, steam rooms, sauna…etc.  It get shared amongst three nice buildings to keep the fees lower.  This suite priced at only $360,000 is very good value!  Similar units sold for over $410,000 in mid-early 2008.  There are no interior photos, but it has granite counters and a nice kitchen.  This ’07 floor plan is one of the better 555 sq.ft. plans I’ve seen –each room is square and very well designed. 

Feel free to contact Paul Albrighton for more information on these suites or for more great condo deals on the Downtown or Yaletown market.  604 315 5574.  Paul Albrighton is a Vancouver loft expert.  He has been in all the loft buildings in the city, and has sold in most of them.  He can advise on inventory, sales, and price trends with all lofts in Vancouver.  "When I work with a Vancouver loft buyer, I first find out their real needs, then match a quality product to thier needs.  Ideal properties also have great potential for long-terms returns".  While searching for lofts, Paul's clients often look for properties that offer unique or innovavtive architecture and design.  Albrighton also can suggest buildings that offer something unique, and stand our for beeing archtiecturally special.  "We've just created a new section on our website allowing people to search for architectural properties that may not be lofts as well".  When it comes to good architecture, high-end design, and attention to details, don't consider another agent, use Albrighton real estate.

#1001 501 Pacific Open House - The 501 Yaletown

Saturday January 24th: 2-4pm. 


1001 - 501 Pacific St
Vancouver, BC


Modern design meets peaceful ocean side setting. This functional 506 sq.ft. Yaletown condo is located right by Downtown's best seawall and park. Live the urban lifestyle and walk to Vancouver's best restaurants and Yaletown entertainment. From the open concept breakfast bar kitchen, full height 8...

MLS No V745391 Price:
Type Condominium
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Total Living Area 506 sqft

#1204 501 Pacific - The 501 Open House

Open House list for January 24th and Jan 25th

#1204 501 Pacific

Saturday Jan 24th, 2-4pm

Sunday Jan 25th, 11:30am - 1:30pm

1204 - 501 Pacific St.
Vancouver, BC

Welcome to the best one bedroom and den suite at The 501. This 633 SQ.FT. well designed floor plan flows into each room and offers separation. Enjoy the ocean, False Creek, and park views from each rooms' floor-to-ceiling windows. Entertain in the updated granite counter kitchen, serve in the bright...

MLS No V747355 Price:
Type Condominium
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Total Living Area 633 sqft

Vancouver's cheapest condo on the market: $139k studio in the Westend

AUGUST 2008 - Welcome to Vancouver's cheapest condo. It is in a leashold building located in the Westend at 1250 Burnaby st. This building allows for rentals, and this suite has a monthly fee of $503/mn - there are no extra property taxes. This is a foreclosure being sold by HSBC. Recent sales in the building go as high as near $180k for better condition similar suites. Contact me at [email protected] for more information on this suite.

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Downtown's best value large one bedroom condo

We've just listed a very well priced one bedroom Downtown Condo. This unique condo at 504 - 1010 Howe St is a rarely available 600 square foot corner unit. The open floor plan features extra high 9'6" ceilings, wrap around windows, and a spacious patio perfect for outdoor entertaining and BBQ's. Inside you'll find newer 2006 finishes, upgraded hardwood floors, natural modern colours, and functional square layout. This is located at 1010 Howe street, originally a commercial built building, offering thicker walls and extra sturdy concrete construction. This has allowed for larger hallways, high ceilings, large storage lockers (which are located on the same floor as the suites), and very well insulated concrete floors and walls. This building features a gym, meeting rooms, modern lobby, and it is very centrally located allowing you to walk to every main Downtown spot. LIsted at only $333,000.


Ever thought of converting a one bedroom condo to a 2 bedroom?

The current listing we have at #504 - 1010 Howe St is a large spacious 600 sq.ft. one bedroom condo that allows for the dining area/den to be converted to a bedroom with windows. This unique layout allows for an investor to purchase this suite and rent it out as a two bedroom condo. The suite features decent closet space allowing for extra clothes. Located right in the heart of Downtown near the Courthouse, Howe and Nelson St, this makes it perfect for young professionals needing a Downtown suite. The condo is listed at $333k. Click here to see the suite details and the floor plan showing the additional second bedroom.

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Posted by Paul Albrighton, Downtown Condo updates, October 24th 2008

1010 Howe St Vancouver

The current listing we have at #504 - 1010 Howe St is a large spacious 600 sq.ft. one bedroom condo that allows for the dining area/den to be converted to a bedroom with windows. This unique layout allows for an investor to purchase this suite and rent it out as a two bedroom condo. The suite features decent closet space allowing for extra clothes. Located right in the heart of Downtown near the Courthouse, Howe and Nelson St, this makes it perfect for young professionals needing a Downtown suite. The condo is listed at $333k. Click here to see the suite details and the floor plan showing the additional second bedroom.