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546 BEATTY STREET - THE CRANE LOFTS BUILDING

INFORMATION PAGE AND MORE

504  JUST SOLD BY PAUL

 

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LATEST SALE

Our latest loft sale at the 500-block of Beatty St was loft 504-546 Beatty St.  This suite was unique as it offered 14' ceilings, in the top floor of the heritage component of buiding, and also a 2 bedroom layout, which is rare as most lofts are only 1 beds.  It was listed at $1.129M and sold quickly for slightly over the askign price.  You can see the full details of the unit here: http://www.albrighton.ca/property_details-3-123089.html, also this listing was featured by two online publications and special articles: 

 

MEDIA ARTICLES ABOUT 546 BEATTY

- Decoist "Converted Heritage Apartment in Vancouver Blends History with Modernity"
- Urban YVR  "Loft with 14' ceilings for sale at The Crane Building"

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PREVIOUS SALES BY PAUL ALBRIGHTON

We have made 4 other sales in building over the past 7 years, including suite 207 (Sold twice), suite 304, and also 504 when it was purchased last year. You can see these listings on the links below: 

Sold by Albrighton - #304 546 Beatty St.

Sold by Albrighton - #504 546 Beatty St.

Sold by Albrighton - #207 546 Beatty St.

Sold in 2010 by Albrighton - #207 546 Beatty St.

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VIDEOS

Here are some past vidoes of our listing, to help give a better feel for the units and architectural style: 

 

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HAVE A LOOK INSIDE

We also created a 3D visualizer of suite 504: 



Our latest loft at 546 Beatty St splashes the pages of Decoist Magazine


OUR LATEST LISTING AT 504-546 BEATTY STREET SPLASHSES THE PAGES OF DECOIST

 

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FROM THE ARTICLE, A QUOTE FROM PAUL ALBRIGHTON: 

"There are few buildings in Vancouver left that have not been restored already, and there is not the same allowable density as a building that can be taken down for a new high-rise. Given the fact that the supply of heritage buildings is limited, and no residential conversions are currently being redeveloped, the value has risen sharply, as the demand has increased without any additional new projects being added to the Downtown core."

Read the full story here: https://www.decoist.com/heritage-apartment-vancouver-modern-industrial-style/

 



Urban YVR Features our listing at The Crane Building, 546 Beatty St


"HERITAGE LOFTS ARE BECOMING MORE AND MORE RARE"

546 BEATTY ST - MOST RECENT EXAMPLE

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FROM THE ARTICLE, A QUOTE BY PAUL ALBRIGHTON: 

“Given the fact that the supply of heritage buildings is limited, and no residential conversions are currently being redeveloped, the value has risen sharply, as the demand has increased without any additional new projects being added to the Downtown core,” he says.

The Crane Building was once a warehouse and commercial building where Crane toilet and sinks were made. It’s also Vancouver’s first steel-frame building, and was unique when it was first built in 1911.

The building features many restored elements including the natural brick used in 1911, original beams through the units, and in the common hallways." Read the full story here.

 

We just sold 504-546 Beatty St, you can see the full detalis on this link: 
http://www.albrighton.ca/r2227672-504-546-beatty-street

 

 



New Listing PH801 - 233 Abbott St, Vancouver, Gastown Modern Penthouse Loft


NEW LISTING

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNED GASTOWN PENTHOUSE

 

 

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web 07 An architectural creation that was carefully orchestrated over a 5 year period, designed by Nigel Parish of Splyce Design.  A unique combined loft penthouse with 3183 sq.ft. in total living space.  The interior of this home is a modernist aspiration with perfectly blueprinted clean continues lines and transitions.  This beautiful home features hand oiled Oak floors and Basalt stone tile flooring all with radiant in-floor heating. Custom wood furniture and mill-work storage units used throughout.  A feature custom made pressed wood dining table separates the main living area to the kitchen area.  Seamless wood cabinetry and white Caesarstone counters line the high-grade Bosch stainless steel cooking equipment.  Gallery style walls, door-trims and  minimal baseboard treatment expose the tall 9’10” over height ceilings.  

Separate living areas on either side of the kitchen were created.  A large bi-folding glass exterior door to a private 224 sq.ft. walk-out terrace lined with custom made cedar wall-treatment make every step of this home an experience.  The main floor terrace features Northern views to the Harbour, Ocean, and beautiful North Shore Mountains.  

The large master bedroom suite, features Wenge wood walk-through dressing area and sliding walls opening to an art-piece raised spa-style ensuite.  This detailed room has glass standing shower, large soaker tub, all surrounded in Basalt stone tiling with a large window facing South for perfect morning light. 

Enter up a minimalist hallway onto a private 1086 sq.ft. rooftop patio with vistas of Stanley Park, the North Shore Mountains, Central Downtown Vancouver, Gastown, and water.  This rooftop is the ultimate summer entertaining area with gas hookup and plenty of room for enjoying the sun.  This one-of-a-kind home also has two large sized underground parking stalls.  One of Vancouver’s most private penthouses. Located in the heart of Gastown near Vancouver’s newest evening venues and home design showrooms. 

 

Contractor Builder: Lorenz Developments

Structural Engineering: Structural Solutions

Architect/Designer: Splyce Design

 PH #801-233 Abbott Street, Vancouver. - more info

Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Listing Type: Apartment Unit
Sq.ft. 1,855
Built: 1996
Mgt Fees: $737
Price: $1,800,000
Listed By: RE/MAX Crest Westside (VanW7)
MLS: V1112255


Top 5 Vancouver Lofts for sale


THE TOP 5 VANCOUVER LOFTS
CURRENTLY FOR SALE

 

#301 - 1155 MAINLAND STREET, "DEL PRADO"

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Unique open layout heritage converison located in the heart of Yaletown, Vancouver in a 1996 convereted building.  This suite features a large layout, bricks, wood beams, air-conditioning, and parking.

Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Listing Type: Apartment Unit
Sq.ft. 1,372
Built: 1996
Mgt Fees: $629
Price: $899,000
Listed By: TAC Real Estate Corp.
MLS: V1043031

 

 

#410 2635 PRINCE EDWARDS STREET, "SOMA LOFTS"

410 2635 prince edward 1 Located in the better part of Mount Pleasant, Vancouver, this unique 600 sq.ft. condo features concrete floors, concrete exposed walls, and a large sliding room divider.  Great value in a good quality building near plenty of new development.

Bedroom: 1
Bathroom: 1
Listing Type: Apartment Unit
Sq.ft. 600
Built: 2005
Mgt Fees: $188
Price: $399,999
Listed By: Royal LePage Westside
MLS: V1048081

 

 

#701 531 BEATTY STREET, 2-LEVEL PENTHOUSE

701 531 beatty 1 This penthouse suite offers great value at less than $800/sq.ft.  Large two level plan with an amazing outdoor space in a newer loft building.  Located on the desired "500-block" of Beatty St. 

Bedroom: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Listing Type: Apartment Unit
Sq.ft. 1,117
Built: 2006
Mgt Fees: $549
Price: $845,000
Listed By: Royal LePage City Centre
MLS: V1047597

 

 

#104 1168 RICHARDS ST, PARK LOFTS

104 1168 richards st loft townhouse Beautiful two level penthosue with park front views.  Stylish interior with a double hieght living room and top-of-line finishings included wood mill-work, and Sub-Zero fridge.  Stylish Vancouver Loft in Yaletown.

Bedroom: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Listing Type: Townhouse
Sq.ft. 1,082
Built: 2006
Mgt Fees: $400
Price: $808,000
Listed By: Opus Realty Ltd.
MLS: V1046552

 

 

#PH2801 1238 RICHARDS STREET, "METROPOLIS" ARCHITECT DESIGNED PENTHOUSE


2801 1238 richard st A collectors item in the architecture world.  This gem of a penthouse was designed by Peter Cardew and features timeless design features, a double height living room, and endless views of Yaletown, Downtown, False Creek and beyond.  An amazing value with nearly 2500 sq.ft. listed at only $2.05M.  Your chance to own the ultimate Vancouver Loft.

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Listing Type: Apartment Unit
Sq.ft. 2,520
Built: 1999
Mgt Fees: $934
Price: $2,050,000
Listed By: RE/MAX Crest Westside (VanW7)
MLS: V1045817

 



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ARCHITECTURAL LOFTS

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High end lofts featuring unique design, architectural buildings, and large sqaure footage.

ARCHITECTURAL LOFTS SOLD BY
PAUL ALBRIGHTON
Address                               List Price
#2801 1238 Richards St     $2,168,000      FOR SALE
#PH808 27 Alexander St    $1,598,000      SOLD BY PAUL
#503 1275 Hamilton St       $1,098,000      SOLD BY PAUL
#401 499 Drake St              $1,630,000     SOLD BY PAUL
#401 1168 Richards St        $1,298,000     SOLD BY PAUL
#PH610 1540 W 2nd Ave    $1,598,000     SOLD BY PAUL
#402 1180 Homer St            $1,630,000     SOLD BY PAUL

 

 

 THE GRACE
1280 Richards St & 499 Drake St

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Luxury architectural condos located in Yaletown.  European Inspired design.

GRACE SALES BY
PAUL ALBRIGHTON
Unit      List Price        Size
#401    $1,630,000     2053 sq.ft.     SOLD BY PAUL
#302    $1,099,000     1315 sq.ft.     SOLD BY PAUL
#502    $699,000        1068 sq.ft.     SOLD BY PAUL
#302    $1,065,000      1315 sq.ft.    SOLD BY PAUL

 

 

BEATTY STREET LOFTS

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Lofts and conversion buildings located in the heritage buildings along the 500 block of Beatty Street.


BEATTY STREET LOFT SALES BY

PAUL ALBRIGHTON
Address                    Size            Sale Date
#405 518 Beatty St   676 sq.ft.     SOLD in Oct 2013
#805 518 Beatty St   1023 sq.ft.   SOLD in June 2013
#806 518 Beatty St   1080 sq.f.    SOLD in May 2013
#902 528 Beatty St   975 sq.ft.     SOLD in Mar 2013
#3 528 Beatty St       731 sq.ft.     SOLD in Nov 2012
#207 546 Beatty St   938 sq.ft.     SOLD in June 2011
#806 546 Beatty St   1080 sq.ft.   SOLD in Feb 2011
#207 546 Beatty St   938 sq.ft.     SOLD in Oct 2009

 

 

KORET LOFTS
55 East Cordova St

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Very cool heritage conversion lofts in Gastown with live/work zoning and open concept spaces.

KORET SALES BY
PAUL ALBRIGHTON
Address                           Size
#313 55 E Cordova St     1008 sq.ft.     SOLD BY PAUL
#509 55 E Cordova St     832 sq.ft.       SOLD BY PAUL
#501 55 E Cordova St     744 sq.ft.       SOLD BY PAUL
#208 55 E Cordova St     792 sq.ft.       SOLD BY PAUL
#422 55 E Cordova St     880 sq.ft.       SOLD BY PAUL
#510 55 E Cordova St     672 sq.ft.       SOLD BY PAUL
#320 55 E Cordova St     832 sq.ft.       SOLD BY PAUL
#510 55 E Cordova St     672 sq.ft.       SOLD BY PAUL

 

 

POMARIA
1455 Howe St

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High-end architectural condos located in Yaletown near the seawall.  

POMARIA SALES BY
PAUL ALBRIGHTON
Address                          List Price     
#1503 1455 Howe St     $639,000      SOLD BY PAUL
#1001 1455 Howe St     $699,000      SOLD BY PAUL
#1451 1455 Howe St     $723,000      SOLD BY PAUL

 

 

THE QUBE
1333 West Georgia St

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Commerical Conversion Building located in Coal Harbour with loft stye condomiums.

QUBE SALES BY
PAUL ALBRIGHTON
Address                                   Size
#505   1333 W Georgia St      560 sq.ft.    SOLD BY PAUL
#403   1333 W Georgia St      560 sq.ft.    SOLD BY PAUL
#705   1333 W Georgia St      563 sq.ft.    SOLD BY PAUL
#915    1333 W Georgia St     770 sq.ft.    SOLD BY PAUL
#506    1333 W Georgia St     940 sq.ft.    SOLD BY PAUL
#1105  1333 W Georgia St     560 sq.ft.    SOLD BY PAUL
#705    1333 W Georgia St     563 sq.ft.    SOLD BY PAUL
#815    1333 W Georgia St     770 sq.ft.    SOLD BY PAUL
#60     1333 W Georgia St      770 sq.ft.    SOLD BY PAUL

 

 

WATERFALL BUILDING
1540 W 2nd Ave


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Renowned Architect, Arthur Erickson designed live/work architectural lofts with full floor-to-ceiling glass and exposed concrete.

WATERFALL BUILDING SALES BY
PAUL ALBRIGHTON
Address                            Size
#301 1540 W 2nd Ave     890 sq.ft.    SOLD BY PAUL
#509 1540 W 2nd Ave     898 sq.ft.    SOLD BY PAUL
#610 1540 W 2nd Ave     1768 sq.ft.  SOLD BY PAUL
#509 1540 W 2nd Ave     898 sq.ft.    SOLD BY PAUL

 


PATINA
1028 Barclay St

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Modern condos located Downtown with clean minimalist design elements. 

PATINA SALES BY
PAUL ALBRIGHTON
Address                           List Price     
#509   1028 Barclay St    $479,000      SOLD BY PAUL
#1402 1028 Barclay St    $815,000      SOLD BY PAUL
#2307 1028 Barclay St    $610,000      SOLD BY PAUL

 

 

GREENSHIELDS LOFTS
345 Water St


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One of Vancouver's finest heritage loft conversion buildings located in Gastown. 

GREENSHIELDS BUILDING SALES BY
PAUL ALBRIGHTON
Address                     Size
#208 345 Water St     947 sq.ft.    SOLD BY PAUL
#306 345 Water St     968 sq.ft.    SOLD BY PAUL
#402 345 Water St     682 sq.ft.    SOLD BY PAUL
#307 345 Water St     968 sq.ft.    SOLD BY PAUL
#403 345 Water St     785 sq.ft.    SOLD BY PAUL


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XL LOFTS Penthouse Sold, #704 428 W 8th Ave


XL LOFTS PENTHOUSE, 428 W 8TH AVE

SOLD IN 1 WEEK

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bedrooms    location    Vancouver 
bathrooms    age    15 
taxes    $2,336 in 2013 sq ft    1,042sqft
price    $579,000  strata fees     $442 
mls®#    V1034945       

More building information, 428 W 8th Ave.



Latest Vancouver Loft Video


LATEST VANCOUVER LOFT VIDEO

FEATURING #320 - 1238 SEYMOUR STREET

686 sq.ft. two level loft with quiet green views.  Bright open concept space, ready for your loft ideas.  Concrete floors and ceilings make for a great true loft space.  Main floor includes galley kitchen, bathroom with walk-in shower, solarium.  Walk upstairs to a large loft bedroom space & walk-in-closet.  Great potential for a loft make-over. Parking space often can be rented nearby.  Good building that allows pets and rentals. Call for more details.

bedrooms    location    Vancouver 
bathrooms    age    17 
taxes    $1,291 in 2012 sq ft    686sqft
price    $335,000  strata fees     $265 
mls®#    V1003821       


Vancouver Lofts Modern Update - December 31st 2012


MARKET UPDATE AND NEWS FOR VANCOUVER LOFTS

Currently there are a variety of options and pricing on the market, the past 12 months has shown mainly flat pricing for most Vancouver lofts.  As in most market conditions, lofts and unique condos will hold and increase in value better than conventional style condominiums. The overall Vancouver condo market has shown slower numbers than seen in 2011:

1. 3-5% sale price decline

2. 25-30% lesser number of sales 

These figures show strong demand, as prices have not significantly dropped, yet the number of sales have. The challenge in today's market is finding unique high value properties, as many sellers of these properties tend to hold back listing their properties during price decline periods.  The quest for a unique well price condo or home is not impossibly, this is our speciality as a business - brining you the best properties and helping you find the most unique property that suits your taste at the best price.

For sellers, appropriate pricing matched with Albrighton’s international marketing will lead to a sale in today’s marketplace.  Never has presentation, marketing and a professional approach, been so necessary for a property to sell.

Contact Paul for more information about selling your Vancouver Loft or Unique Home.

Paul Albrighton is an expert when it comes to selling and buying modern properties & lofts in Vancouver.
If you are planning on selling or buying a condo or loft, please contact Paul Albrighton today at 604 315 5574.

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Architectural Photograhpy & Albrighton Marketing


PRESENTATION IS EVERYTHING

STARTING WITH PHOTOGRAPHY

Just about every condo and loft buyer begins their property search online.  Strong presence through professional presentation is the first ingredient to involve a viewer with a unique property.  Some people say a picture is worth 1000 words, but with modern condos, lofts and architectural homes, great photography is a must in order to begin the sales process. 
Waterfall Loft Living Room Photo

Above: Loft living room at the Waterfall Building - Slight wide angle lens and optimal lighting techniques make for a perfect picture

loft den condo photo

Above: Some angles need to be zoomed in so the viewer can appreciate the materials and space

courtyard yaletown photo

Above: The Grace Courtyard - Our photographers going to special extents to capture special views to truly showcase a property

loft photograhper

Above: Our photographer goes over the railing, right to edge of this 5th floor suite just to capture right angle

Unique properties deserve attention.  We specialize in showcasing unique properties that offer an emphasis on design and architecture.  We do our best to show a properties strengths through intriguing photography and videography.  Professional photographers who specialize in architecture are hired for each property listing.  Through magazine-quality images we help paint the picture of each unique residence for prospective buyers.   For more information on how to market your property and get it sold with Albrighton, contact Paul at 604 315 5574.

yaletown loft living room

Above: A beautiful bright white loft space with ideal lighting inside, and the view still visible in one shot

Above: An Albrighton video showcasing this modern architectural Downtown condo

 

 



Top Vancouver Heritage Lofts for sale


TOP HERITAGE LOFTS IN VANCOUVER FOR SALE

Our selection of Vancouver's best choices of heritage lofts for sale and on the market right now.  Please read and contact us directly if you have any more questions on these beautiful unique properties for sale.

 

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#302 528 Beatty St - Bowman Lofts - Unique two level heritage loft with plenty of space, style and a showcase of old-world materials.  From the reclaimed hardwood floors to the exposed wood beams and pillars, these true heritage loft offers many unique features.  Inside there is over 1200 sq.ft., reclaimed heritage windows, and stunning two level plan with a large lofted living/great room.  These are amongst the highest regarded lofts in Vancouver.  Also located along the "character strip" of Beatty St in the heart of Crosstown - between Yaletown and Gastown.  1217 Sq.ft. listed at $725,000.  (Listed by: Macdonald Realty Ltd)

For more details on the lofts at Bowman Lofts and listing details, click here:
http://www.albrighton.ca/528-beatty-st-bowman-lofts.html

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#403 55 E Cordova St - Koret Lofts - A large 1200 sq.ft. renovated loft at the heritage gem of Gastown, "Koret Lofts".  This unique home feats a generous open one level plan with painted white bricks, wood slat/beam ceilings, and stunning contemporary modern kitchen.  Plenty of custom storage units have installed throughout.   A beautiful use of space, complemented by a luxurious style bathroom/spa and large sleeping area/bedroom.  1200 sq.ft. for $724,900.  (Listed by: Sutton Grp-West Coast Realty)

 

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#501 55 E Cordova St - Koret Lofts - A great value loft on the best floor at Koret Lofts.  The 5th floor at Koret Lofts features 15-16' ceilings, as its the top level of the heritage portion of the building.  This 744 sq.ft. open plan, features a wide living space, upgraded Brazilian teak floors, a stylish and functional European white-resin kitchen, and custom lighting installed throughout.  And the best part is that is features a view of Gastown's heritage building, the ocean and North Shore mountains.  744 sq.ft. for $439,000 (Listed by Albrighton at Macdonald Realty Ltd)

 

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#509 55 E Cordova St - Koret Lofts - A design savvy residences.  This suite utilizes all spaces.  Originally with 16' ceilings, a second level/mezzanine/storage/loft was installed upstairs with its own staircase - offering plenty of extra room.  A solid wide plan with bright Eastern light, completed by many customized storage inside, and in very good condition.  This space offers plenty of space and function.  Over 800 sq.ft. for $429,000.  (Listed by Albrighton at Macdonald Realty Ltd)

To see details on the lofts listed at Koret 55 East Cordova St, click here:
http://www.albrighton.ca/55-e-cordova-koret-lofts.html




Beautiful Loft HD Video - Property Tours taken to the next level


ALBRIGHTON REAL ESTATE TAKES PROPERTY

HD VIDEOS TO THE NEXT LEVEL

 

Watch our latest films that features HD quality, focused detailed shots, which showcases properties to their very best.  When marketing a property in Vancouver's competitive marketplace, presentation is very important.  A prestine presentation gets people interested in the property quickly and creates a buzz that leads to more viewings, activity and offers.  When marketing or selling your unique property, ensure it is well presented and marketed.  "A perfect presentation from the moment someone sees the listings online is crucial in the selling process" - Paul Albrighton

 

MODERN ARCHITECTURAL WESTSIDE LOFT VIDEO

More details on this property available at: http://www.albrighton.ca/property_detail-2-135-V939737.html

 

LUXURY NEW YORK STYLE RESIDENCE AT GRACE VIDEO



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THE LINE UP OF LOFTS


1. ROAR ONE - POINT GREY MODERNIST LOFT
#103 - 4387 W 10th Avenue, Vancouver
Roar One Modernist Point Grey Loft

A stunning home with two bedrooms, two bathrooms spread over 1070 sq.ft. in a seamless open concept two level bright floor plan.  This unique building was constructed in 2006 and since has received a variety of awards for its uniqueness and design concept.  The plan flows over polished heated concrete floors and blends the indoors with the outdoors in a quiet sequential way.  The neighbourhood is serene and close to Vancouver's best parks and beaches.  The living and outdoor space is luxurious and harmonizes its exposed raw materials with its calm and neutral design elements.  Property Details.



2. KORET LOFTS - CHARACTER GASTOWN HERITAGE LOFT
#422 - 55 E Cordova Street, Vancouver
KORET LOFTS - CHARACTER GASTOWN HERITAGE LOFT

A true heritage conversion loft with endless character highlights.  Unique angles, a city view, antique bricks, polished concrete floors and extra large wood beams make this loft ultra unique.  Through the middle of the suite is a large seismic concrete structural wall which separates the bedroom and bathroom from the living space.  A contemporary glass sliding door was fitted, which makes for a beautiful composition between the new and old world.  This large one bedroom suite has true heritage loft elements at every angle.  Property Details.



3. WATERFALL BUILDING - FALSE CREEK ARCHITECTURAL LIVE/WORK PENTHOUSE
#509 - 1540 W 2nd Avenue, Vancouver
WATERFALL BUILDING - FALSE CREEK ARCHITECTURAL LIVE-WORK PENTHOUSE
A timeless masterpiece.  This was amongst the most popular lofts in 2011.  A prime penthouse loft in the beautiful industrial styled building designed by Arthur Erickson.  This two level "materialicous" loft featured concrete floors and exposed concrete walls and ceilings.  Gallery style seamless walls and endless glass made for a bright open design.  Walk up the exterior circular staircase to a beautiful sunny rooftop patio with gorgeous views of Downtown Vancouver, the ocean, and mountains.  A beautiful collection of materials, functional design and finish quality.  Property Details.



4. THE GRACE - YALETOWN EUROPEAN INSPIRED LUXURY VILLA
#302 - 499 Drake Street, Vancouver
THE GRACE YALETOWN EUROPEAN INSPIRED VILLA
Tuscan style meets luxury in Yaletown.  The Grace is a renowned Downtown Vancouver development recognized for its Italian style entry courtyard filled with beautiful greenery and fountains.  This unique homes features a private elevator entry.  Enter in the suite onto hardwood cherry floors and into an extensively detailed spacious residence.  The interior boasts extra high ceilings, detailed mouldings and a variety of custom mill work.  The bathrooms are finished with Italian marble and luxurious antique styled vanities.  The Grace residences are known for a taste of big-city luxury right in the heart of Vancouver's vibrant Yaletown neighbourhood.  Property Details.



5. 546 BEATTY ST - RAW MATERIAL CROSSTOWN LOFT
#207 546 Beatty Street, Vancouver
546 BEATTY ST - RAW MATERIAL CROSSTOWN LOFT
Crosstown is now home to variety of new hip restaurants, cafe's and boutiques.  This building fits the crowd perfectly.  A large conversion building first built in the early 1900's and now re-fitted with open concept lofts.  High ceilings, heritage bricks, and restored windows make for unique living spaces.  This large loft featured an open plan with nice modern finishing's throughout.  A perfect example of an open plan with over 900 sq.ft. and 12' high ceilings.  Property Details.



6. WORKSHOP LOFT - MODERN WAREHOUSE LUXURY LOFT
#317 1220 E Pender Street, Vancouver
WORKSHOP LOFT - MODERN WAREHOUSE LUXURY LOFT
A large open style loft in a Warehouse conversion style building.  The Workshop has been very popular over the past two years for big stylish two level lofts.  This square cinder block constructed building was first built for commercial use and finally was sold as live/work lofts around 10 years ago.  Today it home to a variety of over 1000 sq.ft. two level live/work lofts.  This unique home had soaring 19'+ ceilings, highly polished concrete floors, and an "art-piece" floating steel staircase, and a dramatic curved loft bedroom.  Unique elements such as hidden storage units, European styled bathroom and custom wall panels made for a big luxury feeling true warehouse loft space.  Property Details.


7. NEW YORKER LOFT - YALETOWN CONVERSION LOFT
#407 1066 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
NEW YORKER LOFT YALETOWN CONVERSION LOFT
Located in the heart of the heritage district in Yaletown, the "New Yorker" was home to this top floor suite.  Within this penthouse loft was 10'6" ceilings with original exposed wood-slats, large antique wood beams, concrete floors, restored windows and concrete floors.  The suite was a great example of a restoration style loft in the Yaletown neighbourhood.   Property Details.



8. WATERFALL BUILDING - EXCLUSIVE FULL TOP FLOOR PENTHOUSE
#610/#611 1540 W 2nd Avenue, Vancouver
WATERFALL BUILDING - FALSE CREEK EXCLUSIVE FULL TOP FLOOR PENTHOUSE
A rare type of property.  A true two level private penthouse suite.  This suite was first designed to be two separate penthouses, soon before the building was completed the owner at the time had the two units combined.  What was left was a large 1700+ sq.ft. two level suite surrounded in glass, steel hand rails, and concrete…everywhere!  Private to the suite is a 1000+ sq.ft. private rooftop patio with incredible views of the city, water and mountains.  Located in the monumental "Waterfall Building" designed by renowned architect Arthur Erickson.  This building is home to a great selection of live/work industrial inspired functional loft residences.  Property Details.



9. MODERN GASTOWN PENTHOUSE - SLEEK CUSTOM LOFT
#805 27 Alexander Street, Vancouver
MODERN GASTOWN PETNHOUSE - SLEEK CUSTOM LOFT
This top floor suite offered many special features.  A private rooftop and top floor south Gastown views.  Inside was completely remodelled with hardwood floors, a beautiful Gamadecor kitchen from spain, exposed concrete features, and a detailed bathroom with the finest brands and fixtures.  A great use of 700 sq.ft. and a refreshing makeover.  Property Details.


10. YALETOWN BOUTIQUE LOFT - LARGE PARK VIEW LOFT
#401 1168 Richards St, Vancouver
YALETOWN BOUTIQUE LOFT AT PARK LOFTS IN YALETOWN
A unique distinctive loft building is home to only 12 suites.  Square lines and sleek architecture within this park view 1/2 floor suite make this residence very special.  Inside a blend of functionality and large living space spread over 1468 sq.ft. make this one of the larger lofts of 2011.  There are fine tile floors, a chef's kitchen, luxurious marble bathrooms, and a unique glassed-in den space with a garage style opening door.  Property Details.

 



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THE LINE UP OF LOFTS


1. ROAR ONE - POINT GREY MODERNIST LOFT
#103 - 4387 W 10th Avenue, Vancouver
Roar One Modernist Point Grey Loft

A stunning home with two bedrooms, two bathrooms spread over 1070 sq.ft. in a seamless open concept two level bright floor plan.  This unique building was constructed in 2006 and since has received a variety of awards for its uniqueness and design concept.  The plan flows over polished heated concrete floors and blends the indoors with the outdoors in a quiet sequential way.  The neighbourhood is serene and close to Vancouver's best parks and beaches.  The living and outdoor space is luxurious and harmonizes its exposed raw materials with its calm and neutral design elements.  Property Details.



2. KORET LOFTS - CHARACTER GASTOWN HERITAGE LOFT
#422 - 55 E Cordova Street, Vancouver
KORET LOFTS - CHARACTER GASTOWN HERITAGE LOFT

A true heritage conversion loft with endless character highlights.  Unique angles, a city view, antique bricks, polished concrete floors and extra large wood beams make this loft ultra unique.  Through the middle of the suite is a large seismic concrete structural wall which separates the bedroom and bathroom from the living space.  A contemporary glass sliding door was fitted, which makes for a beautiful composition between the new and old world.  This large one bedroom suite has true heritage loft elements at every angle.  Property Details.



3. WATERFALL BUILDING - FALSE CREEK ARCHITECTURAL LIVE/WORK PENTHOUSE
#509 - 1540 W 2nd Avenue, Vancouver
WATERFALL BUILDING - FALSE CREEK ARCHITECTURAL LIVE-WORK PENTHOUSE
A timeless masterpiece.  This was amongst the most popular lofts in 2011.  A prime penthouse loft in the beautiful industrial styled building designed by Arthur Erickson.  This two level "materialicous" loft featured concrete floors and exposed concrete walls and ceilings.  Gallery style seamless walls and endless glass made for a bright open design.  Walk up the exterior circular staircase to a beautiful sunny rooftop patio with gorgeous views of Downtown Vancouver, the ocean, and mountains.  A beautiful collection of materials, functional design and finish quality.  Property Details.



4. THE GRACE - YALETOWN EUROPEAN INSPIRED LUXURY VILLA
#302 - 499 Drake Street, Vancouver
THE GRACE YALETOWN EUROPEAN INSPIRED VILLA
Tuscan style meets luxury in Yaletown.  The Grace is a renowned Downtown Vancouver development recognized for its Italian style entry courtyard filled with beautiful greenery and fountains.  This unique homes features a private elevator entry.  Enter in the suite onto hardwood cherry floors and into an extensively detailed spacious residence.  The interior boasts extra high ceilings, detailed mouldings and a variety of custom mill work.  The bathrooms are finished with Italian marble and luxurious antique styled vanities.  The Grace residences are known for a taste of big-city luxury right in the heart of Vancouver's vibrant Yaletown neighbourhood.  Property Details.



5. 546 BEATTY ST - RAW MATERIAL CROSSTOWN LOFT
#207 546 Beatty Street, Vancouver
546 BEATTY ST - RAW MATERIAL CROSSTOWN LOFT
Crosstown is now home to variety of new hip restaurants, cafe's and boutiques.  This building fits the crowd perfectly.  A large conversion building first built in the early 1900's and now re-fitted with open concept lofts.  High ceilings, heritage bricks, and restored windows make for unique living spaces.  This large loft featured an open plan with nice modern finishing's throughout.  A perfect example of an open plan with over 900 sq.ft. and 12' high ceilings.  Property Details.



6. WORKSHOP LOFT - MODERN WAREHOUSE LUXURY LOFT
#317 1220 E Pender Street, Vancouver
WORKSHOP LOFT - MODERN WAREHOUSE LUXURY LOFT
A large open style loft in a Warehouse conversion style building.  The Workshop has been very popular over the past two years for big stylish two level lofts.  This square cinder block constructed building was first built for commercial use and finally was sold as live/work lofts around 10 years ago.  Today it home to a variety of over 1000 sq.ft. two level live/work lofts.  This unique home had soaring 19'+ ceilings, highly polished concrete floors, and an "art-piece" floating steel staircase, and a dramatic curved loft bedroom.  Unique elements such as hidden storage units, European styled bathroom and custom wall panels made for a big luxury feeling true warehouse loft space.  Property Details.


7. NEW YORKER LOFT - YALETOWN CONVERSION LOFT
#407 1066 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
NEW YORKER LOFT YALETOWN CONVERSION LOFT
Located in the heart of the heritage district in Yaletown, the "New Yorker" was home to this top floor suite.  Within this penthouse loft was 10'6" ceilings with original exposed wood-slats, large antique wood beams, concrete floors, restored windows and concrete floors.  The suite was a great example of a restoration style loft in the Yaletown neighbourhood.   Property Details.



8. WATERFALL BUILDING - EXCLUSIVE FULL TOP FLOOR PENTHOUSE
#610/#611 1540 W 2nd Avenue, Vancouver
WATERFALL BUILDING - FALSE CREEK EXCLUSIVE FULL TOP FLOOR PENTHOUSE
A rare type of property.  A true two level private penthouse suite.  This suite was first designed to be two separate penthouses, soon before the building was completed the owner at the time had the two units combined.  What was left was a large 1700+ sq.ft. two level suite surrounded in glass, steel hand rails, and concrete…everywhere!  Private to the suite is a 1000+ sq.ft. private rooftop patio with incredible views of the city, water and mountains.  Located in the monumental "Waterfall Building" designed by renowned architect Arthur Erickson.  This building is home to a great selection of live/work industrial inspired functional loft residences.  Property Details.



9. MODERN GASTOWN PENTHOUSE - SLEEK CUSTOM LOFT
#805 27 Alexander Street, Vancouver
MODERN GASTOWN PETNHOUSE - SLEEK CUSTOM LOFT
This top floor suite offered many special features.  A private rooftop and top floor south Gastown views.  Inside was completely remodelled with hardwood floors, a beautiful Gamadecor kitchen from spain, exposed concrete features, and a detailed bathroom with the finest brands and fixtures.  A great use of 700 sq.ft. and a refreshing makeover.  Property Details.


10. YALETOWN BOUTIQUE LOFT - LARGE PARK VIEW LOFT
#401 1168 Richards St, Vancouver
YALETOWN BOUTIQUE LOFT AT PARK LOFTS IN YALETOWN
A unique distinctive loft building is home to only 12 suites.  Square lines and sleek architecture within this park view 1/2 floor suite make this residence very special.  Inside a blend of functionality and large living space spread over 1468 sq.ft. make this one of the larger lofts of 2011.  There are fine tile floors, a chef's kitchen, luxurious marble bathrooms, and a unique glassed-in den space with a garage style opening door.  Property Details.

 



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3D Floor Plan for #509 1540 W 2nd Ave - Waterfall Building


3D ARCHITECTURAL FLOOR PLAN

LOFT 509 1540 WEST 2ND AVE

 

Introducing a new 3D way to view unique multi-level suites.  This is of our current listing at the Waterfall building.  Full listing details can be found here.  If you want full sized 3D images (2200+ pixels), email us directly with a request for 3D plans of #509 1540 W 2nd Ave, we'll email you the full files.

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Arthur Erickson Architectural Masterpiece - Waterfall Building Penthouse


ARTHUR ERICKSON'S WATERFALL BUILDING

PENTHOUSE LOFT FOR SALE


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Above: Unique open architectural concrete courtyard at the Waterfall Building

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Above: Spacious living area with concrete floors and a floating concrete staircase

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Above: Loft/Flex area with great water, city, and green views

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Above: Private Sunny rooftop patio wtih 675 sq.ft. and some natural green space

Rarely Available - Iconic Architectural Masterpiece by renowned Arthur Erickson "The Waterfall Building". Welcome to this stunning penthouse two level loft suite, featuring a 675 sq.ft. rooftop patio. Live/Work building gives you plenty of usage options. Ultra functional 898 sq.ft. floor plan is well laid out with a large kitchen/living area, spacious bedroom, flex/office space, and a full bathroom upstairs. Beautiful use of concrete and glass throughout. Unique curled staircase takes you to your private rooftop patio with amazing views of the water, mountains and city. 1 parking & 1 storage included. Ultimate penthouse loft for the design savvy buyer. Call for details. #509 1540 W 2nd Ave, Vancouver, BC.

Full details, photos and floor plan.

bedrooms    location    Vancouver 
bathrooms    age    10 
taxes    $2,248 in 2011 sq ft    898sqft
price    $699,900  strata fees     $373 
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Paul Albrighton is a Downtown real estate expert. Providing unmatched high-end property marketing for modern condos, lofts, live/work lofts and architectural properties in Vancouver, BC.

Our clientele often appreciates art, design, and a modern take to thinking and living. We value property that is designed to visually and functionally enhance their lifestyle. With each transaction our focus on client satisfaction allows our service to lead the marketplace.

Our unique promotional systems online and our large networks keep Albrighton Real Estate ahead of the competition.

If you are planning to sell or buy a unique property, contact Paul Albrighton today at 604. 315.5574 or at [email protected]

Albrighton 2011 Highlighted Sales

 



Top unique Vancouver Lofts for sale


MOST UNIQUE LOFTS IN VANCOUVER

CURRENTLY FOR SALE

These lofts have been selected for offering unique features such as: rarely found architecture, building that offer superior quality and attention to detail, and for having a functional open plan.  Each loft offers something unique, and there is something for everyone, prices starting at $550,000 up to $2,295,000.  

This link has all MLS details for the suites described below.
Select this link: http://mlslink.mlxchange.com/Pub/EmailView.asp?r=162897832&s=BRC&t=BRC

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PROPERTY NOTES
Park Lofts
#602 1168 Richards - Park Lofts - This is a beautiful penthouse loft located across from Emery Barnes Park in the Downtown/Yaletown district.  This property has high end European fixtures, extensive custom mil-work, all in a well thought out two bedroom 1493 sq.ft. floor plan.  Walk up a "statement" steel staircase to the expansive rooftop entertainment patio space offering over 800 sq.ft. with indoor/outdoor style architecture topped off with gas outlets and a built-in limestone fireplace.  This unique architecture loft style penthouse also includes two side-by-side parking stalls.   Offered at $1,588,000.   Listed by Macdonald Realty Ltd.

Metropolis
#2202 1238 Richards - Metropolis -
This is a two level loft in a Yaletown well built concrete tower located along tree-line Richards St, just South of the newly updated City Park.  This two level, two bedroom, two bathroom loft has recently been renovated.  The plan is very bright and open and features views out to False Creek and Yaletown.  1583 sq.ft. priced at $1,180,000.  Listed by Re/MAX Real Estate Services.

The Keefer Modern Loft
#20 133 Keefer St - The Keefer -
Crosstown's most unique heritage converted loft building.  "A true artifice" Featuring 1 suite per floor.  Each suite has been architecturally design to enhance the living space and offer the best most modern touches.  Fantastic indoor/outdoor walkthrough patio area, and exposed brick and wood make this large 2393 sq.ft. loft very special.  Located on the Edge of Chinatown.  Offered at $1,599,900.  Listed by Re/MAX Ken Leong.  

Roar One Patio
#402 4387 W 10th Ave - Roar One - "One of Vancouver's most unique architectural buildings" - Paul Albrighton.  This open two level masterpiece loft features endless glass and refined concrete surfaces.   The living area open with sliding glass walls onto patios and decks designed to give you a true sense of space and natural light.  When living at Roar One you feel connected to the outdoors with the use of raw materials, expansive glass and opening walls.  This spectacular Award winning loft offer 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 parking, 1668 sq.ft. offered at $1,509,000, and listed by RE/MAX Real Estate Services.  Click here for more information on the building: http://www.albrighton.ca/4387-w-10th-ave-roar-one.html.
Get in touch with Paul Albrighton about suites for sale at Roar One.

South Granville Lofts

#506 1529 W 6th Ave - South Granville Lofts - WSix - Top level NW corner two level modern loft.  Two level industrial style live/work loft offers view of the Ocean, Mountains and Downtown Vancouver.   Located in the art-gallery district of South Granville, this loft is right in the centre of the city.  Enjoy 875 sq.ft. 2 patios, and the upgraded minimalist industrial style sleek kitchen.  As a bonus two parking stalls are included.  Click here more information on the building: http://www.albrighton.ca/south-granville-lofts-1529-w-6th-ave.html  Offered at $649,000, listed by Re/Max Crest Westside VanW7

Tribeca Loft
#411 988 Richards St - Tribeca Lofts - Inspired by the New York Tribeca district with brick and heavy posts/pillars.  This practical two level loft is spread over 837 sq.ft. and offers 2 bathrooms (1 up and 1 down), and a fear sized city view patio.  This space is modern, practical and bright.  Well priced at $550,000.  Listed by
Re/MAX Crest Westside.   Click here for more information on the building: http://www.albrighton.ca/988-richards-st-tribeca-lofts.html

Choklit
1176 W 7th Ave - Choklit - Last but certainly not least.  One of a kind Arthur Erickson designed Westside townhouse.  Dramatic architecture, extra bright interiors, floating steel staircases, concrete floors, skylights, expansive sliding walls, and a private two car garage are only some of the unique features found in this unique home.  Each corner and sight line has been designed to "enlighten".  2682 sq.ft. of living space topped off by a large 1200 sq.ft. Rooftop terrace.  None other than "Choklit"  Listed at $2,295,000.  Listed by RE/MAX Crest Realty Westside.

Disclaimer This representation is based in whole or part on data generated by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver



Albrighton Loft Open Houses - Today Saturday March 5th


ALBRIGHTON LOFT OPEN HOUSES

FOR SATURDAY MARCH 5TH

 

#317 1220 E PENDER ST - Today, Saturday March 5th, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

mini-04One of the best lofts to hit the market in a long time.  This stunning minimalist loft offers over 1400SqFt of living space matched with plenty of special features.  First off the suite inside has "materialicous" polished concrete floors, floating custom steel staircase, architectural wall panels, hidden storage, and a commercial grade A/C and heat system.  This loft is just about 20' wide as well.  As a bonus there are two spacious side by side parking stalls. Listed at $649,000.  Pending offer.  Click here for more details on this loft for sale.

 

 

 

#506 1333 W GEORGIA ST - Today, Saturday March 5th, 2:30pm - 3:30pm

mini08A great opportunity to own a piece of Vancouver landmark architecture.  This is one of the better suites at the famous, Qube.  This corner unit two bedroom condo offers over 940 sq.ft. in a spacious layout which is focused around the large living room.  From all rooms there are great views, including Coal Harbour and the North Shore Mountains.  This unit also has two large side by side parking stalls.  Parking alone is a great investment.  Listed at $674,000.  Click here more full property details.



The Workshop - Loft Open House Today 2:30pm - 4:00pm


OPEN HOUSE TODAY

LOFT 317 1220 E PENDER ST

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 19, 2:30PM - 4:00PM

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Amongst Vancouver's largest most flexible modernist lofts on the market.  Over 1400 sq.ft., extra wide floor plan, simply stunning interior design, details and finishing.  Few unique features include: 20' wide loft, architectural floating staircase, gourmet kitchen, European spa-like bathroom, commercial grade forced heat and air-conditioning, two secure parking stalls, live/work zoning, custom open skylight, and 19' ceilings, with two story windows facing South.  Full listing details.

bedrooms    location    Vancouver 
bathrooms    age    12 
taxes    $2,356 in 2010 sq ft    1,465sqft
price    $649,000  strata fees  
$256 
mls®#    V868703       


Large Architectural Modern Loft - #317 1220 East Pender St


UNIQUE DRAMATIC MODERN SPACE NOW AVAILABLE

LIVE/WORK BRIGHT SPACIOUS LOFT

 

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Introducing Loft 317.  This one-of-a-kind residence offers features rarely found in a Vancouver Loft.  It is the top corner suite of the renknowned live/work buiding known as "The Workshop".  Extra large main plan measures nearly 20' wide, and 53' long.  Unique features include custom designed one piece floating steel staircase, modern wall paneling, polished concrete floors, air-conditioning, and two parking stalls.  A generious entertainment modern kitchen includes: gas cooking, modern appliances, mounted TV, 2 wine fridges, and an "industrial styled" stainless steel island.  Dramatic updates include custom lighting system, spayed out ceiling, skylight, curved loft extension, stainless steel railing, and long theatre-like drapes.

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Above: Masterpiece staircase walks up to a grand loft bedroom with storage and a hidden sleek walkthrough closet.


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Above: Custom wall paneling system matched with studio style lighting.


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Above: Efficient spa-like walk-in shower with European rain shower head, stone counters with undermount sink.


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Above: Hidden storage cabinet along the side "white" wall.

Click here for more information: http://www.albrighton.ca/property_detail-1-135-17695.html

bedrooms    location    Mount Pleasant
bathrooms    age    12 
view    city
taxes    $2,356 in 2010
sq ft    1,465sqft strata fees  
$256 
price    $649,000  mls®#     tba

 

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PAUL ALBRIGHTON

MACDONALD REALTY     604 315 5574    PAUL ALBRIGHTON PERSONAL REAL ESTATE CORP

Macdonald Realty Downtown Vancouver



New Loft Neighbourhood images added


VANCOUVER LOFT NEIGHRBOURHOOD IMAGES UPDATED

 

These following pages have had their corresponding neighbourhood images updated.  These were designed to reflect the feeling and culture of each loft neighrbouhood.  Along with neighbourhood photos, a key building or "focus" of each area was selected.  Check them out on these links:

Downtown Lofts image: http://www.albrighton.ca/downtown_lofts.html
Yaletown Lofts image: http://www.albrighton.ca/yaletown_lofts.html
Gastown Lofts image: http://www.albrighton.ca/gastown_lofts.html
Crosstown Lofts image: http://www.albrighton.ca/crosstown_lofts.html
South Granville and Kits Lofts image: http://www.albrighton.ca/south_granville_and_kits_lofts.html
Vancouver Eastside Lofts Image: http://www.albrighton.ca/vancouver_east_lofts.html
Mount Pleast Lofts image: http://www.albrighton.ca/mount_pleasant_lofts.html

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Eastvan Vancouver LoftsCrosstown Vancouver Lofts



Most impressive loft rooftop patio


ROOFTOP PATIO AT THE KEEFER

 

Impressive 2000+ sq.ft. rooftop patio at The Keefer.  A private pool, that has a glass bottom open to the living area below.  This is an inconic property.  A complety private rooftop.

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See the full listing details here: http://www.albrighton.ca/property_detail-2-135-V867291.html

Listed By: RE/MAX Ken Leong



Vancouver's top heritage loft buildings


VANCOUVER HERITAGE LOFT BUILDINGS

TOP SELECTIONS BY ALBRIGHTON LOFTS

 

These lofts have been selected for offering character, build-quality, great architecture, and for the overall design.  Each selected building has been chosen for also incorporating or highlighting some of the old-world features such as the original brick, wood beams, or floors.

 

KORET LOFTS 55 EAST CORDOVA ST


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Koret lofts are sought out for their true well restored "inner beauty".  Plenty of old world features were restored: The brick and timber wood beams on the ceilings were sand blasted and now stand out as key features giving each loft plenty of character.  The floor plans are very open and make for a great canvass for creative loft dwellers.  Koret was first built in 1908 and originally used as a warehouse and also as a clothing manufacturing building.  The lofts have style, plenty of space, and are finished with clean contemporary European style fixtures and appliances.  Located in Gastown near some of Vancouver's best galleries, new restaurants, venues, and historic Water Street.  For more information on Koret Lofts and for a full list of currently available lofts for sale go to: http://www.albrighton.ca/55-e-cordova-koret-lofts.html

 

 

 

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Koret lofts inside

 

 

CRANE BUILDING 546 BEATTY ST


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The Crane building was one of the first brick and steel framed buildings constructed in Vancouver, in the early 1900's.  It was used to manufacture Crane fixtures: toilets and sinks.  The residential conversion commenced around 2006, and the residential buliding was completed and occupied in 2009.  The suites stand for being very raw open loft spaces.  Some of the unique features include high ceilings, steel beams, brick walls, restored heritage windows, and beautifully poured concrete hallways and walls.  The finishing touches are quite stylish and European inspired.  Located along the 500 block of Beatty St, this is a fantastic location where you have the heritage feel but on a quiet strip without many venues or too much road noise.  This strip is located between Gastown and Yaletown.  For more information and for a current list of lofts for sale at the Crane Building, visit: http://www.albrighton.ca/546-beatty-st.html

 

 

Crane living areas

 

 

BOWMAN LOFTS 528 BEATTY ST


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Bowman Lofts is also located along Beatty Street in Crosstown Vancouver.  This building has some of the rare two level heritage spaces which is very hard to come by in Vancouver.  The developer, Salient, spent plenty of time and resources restoring and enhancing these unique living spaces.  When you enter a Bowman space, you first walk on reclaimed fir hardwood floors and then you are greeted with restored wood beams, bick walls, all complemented by some modern day exposed structural upgrading: steel and concrete beams.  The kitchens and bathrooms are simple, clean and very functional.  These heritage suites are highly sought after, especially the two level plans.  For more on Bowman lofts and to keep updated about inventory for sale, please keep in touch at: http://www.albrighton.ca/546-beatty-st.html

 

 

 

 

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GREENSHIELDS 345 WATER ST

 

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Greenshields is located along historic Water Street, just west of the famous tourist attraction: The Steam Clock.  This is the most "Western" location of a loft conversion condo building in Gastown.  The location is sought after, but so are the dramatic modern open concept interiors.  Designed by Alda Pereira and compled in 2004, Greenshields stands out for being finely finished with beautiful materials.  The interiors are modern but still very warm with the use of restored Maple hardwood floors, and also original tin-tile ceilings in the living room.  The plans are very functional and the bedrooms are typically enclosed with glass partitions, making for a more private setup than most lofts of this nature.  Some of the units located on the North side of the building have patios and beautiful ocean and mountian views.  For more information on lofts for sale at Greenshields visit: http://www.albrighton.ca/345-water-st-greenshields-building.html

Greenshields living area



Winner Announced for the Dwell Magazine Contest!


1 YEAR DWELL SUBSCIPRTION AWARDED TO

S. TSANG FROM DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER

 

Dwell Magzine for Loft Lovers

Happy New Year, and thank you very much to all the participants who voted and submitted to enter the "Vote for your Favourite 2010 Albrighton Loft" survey contest. 

S. Tsang from Downtown Vancouver was drawn from all entries to win the 1 year Dwell Magazine Subscription. Congratulations!

 

After we had 188 total votes, the winning property was awarded to #307 345 Water St "Greenshields Gastown Loft", with 68% of all the votes.

#307 345 Water St - Greenshields Gastown Loft Contest Winner

 

Stay tuned on albrighton.ca for future give-away's and contests.



Top Albrighton Lofts of 2010 - Vote Now for your chance to win 1 year of Dwell Magazine


VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE 2010

ALBRIGHTON LOFT

 

In 2010, we were fortunate to work with so many great clients and beautiful loft spaces.   As a Thank You for your business, website visits, and online attention, we want to reward all our fans.  Simply go through the five selected lofts below, vote for your favourite space, and email us to get into the Dwell Magazine 1 year subscription contest.  We know everyone has their own taste, but these are the five most "spoken about" lofts we dealt with in 2010.  We want to know your opinion.  Which one was your favourite?

 

How to Win?

1. Go through the pictures, details, and links below, and decide which was your favourite Albrighton loft of 2010. 

2.  Vote on our online poll.

3.  Email us at [email protected] with the subject line "Voted" and your name will be put into a draw to win a 1 year free subscription to Dwell magazine.  The contest begins on Decemeber 4th 2010, and the final draw will happen on January 1st 2011. 

4. Cast your vote, watch the poll, and wait for your chance to win!  The winner will be emailed on January 1st for their subscription mailing details.

 

 


THE LINE UP

 

1 - #402 1180 Homer St - McMasters Yaletown Loft

#402 1180 Homer St - McMasters Yaletown Loft

This beautiful space is located in the heart of Yaletown along Homer Street.  This unit featured over 1300 sq.ft., exposed wood beams and sand-blasted concrete walls and ceilings.  The interior was finely detailed with a high-end open style kitchen, sliding glass walls, and reclaimed fir hardwood floors.  Some other highlights of this suite were the open concept living space and the high level of luxurious throughout the kitchen and spa-like bathrooms.  For all the photos and details on the "McMasters Yaletown Loft" visit the property page by clicking here.

 

2 - #314 1220 E Pender St - Workshop White Loft

#314 1220 E Pender St - Workshop White Loft

This open plan true live/work loft offered plenty of space and light.  Located on the top floor of " The Workshop" at E Pender and Clarke, this industrial style loft was selected for its amount of space, two level plan, and the 18' ceilings.  The amount of light was great from the full height windows and the skylight, exclusive to top floor suites at 1220 E Pender St.  The concrete floors, exposed cinder-block walls, and open plan make this loft very special, and "eye-candy" to those minimalist fans.  For all the photos and details on the Workshop White Loft click here.

 

3 - #211 1220 E Pender St - Country Style Loft

#211 1220 E Pender St - Country Style Loft

Over 1500 sq.ft., natural fir wood beams, wide-plank floors, "see through glass" loft floor, and a large chef's kitchen make this loft ultra-unique.  This loft was recognized as the "Country" or "Whistler" styled loft.  In my loft career I have not seen such a property like this, especially within a building like the Workshop.  This loft was a true blend of great ideas, attention to design, and simply stunning materials.  Some other special features within the Country Loft were heated floors within the spa-like bathroom, slate flooring, 3 full height windows, views to Downtown Vancouver, and double insulated walls, which made this space very quiet and peaceful.  For more information and photos on the Country Style loft, click here.

 

4 - #307 345 Water St - Greenshields Gastown Loft

#307 345 Water St - Greenshields Gastown Loft

Beautiful interior detailing and workmanship all in an open concept living space topped off with a patio facing the ocean and mountains, make this loft a top pick of 2010.  Designed by Alda Pereira, the interiors at Greenshields are in a league of their own.  This suite features, re-claimed maple floors, beautiful Raumplus glass partition walls, special art displays, stone counter tops, and a restored tin-tile ceilings.  Some other special features are a in-suite storage room, exposed concrete structural beam, and custom art-feature style lighting.  Over 992 sq.ft. with ocean and harbour views make this a very unique Gastown loft.  For more details on the Greenshields Heritage Loft click here.

 

5 - #502 1238 Seymour St - White Bright Downtown Loft

#502 1238 Seymour St - White Bright Downtown Loft

Two level of living, bright white space, and views of Downtown Vancouver make this open concept loft a top topic in the Albrighton office.  Another combination of vision, practicality, and workmanship make this loft very special.  These owners completely customized this space.  They started with a custom loft space upstairs incorporating a large master bedroom, and a semi-private second bedroom.  The upstairs master bedroom had an electric fireplace, and large strip of closet space.  Downstairs, many of the walls were taken down, a large bathroom was designed, black-stained oak hardwood floors were fitted, and custom pot-lighting was installed throughout, making for a dramatic space.  For more information and photos of the White Bright Downtown Loft, click here.

 

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Spotlight - The Ultimate Live/Work Building - The Workshop


THE ULTIMATE LIVE WORK BUILDING

THE WORKSHOP AT 1220 E PENDER ST


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Above: Outside "The Workshop" from E Pender St

THE BUILDING

The workshop was first built as a commercial building around 1999.   It was soon converted to a live/work zoned building as it helped sell the building to the public.  The spaces were bare minimal concrete open spaces ranging from approx 1000 sq.ft. – 1300+ sq.ft.   The spaces were left as raw spaces, with concrete floors, walls, with all the bare construction materials exposed.  The building was constructed with concrete, cinder block, steel and finished with metal cladding on the outside.   There is one level of parking (P1) below the ground.  There is an open style workshop area/parking area at the back of the building.  This area is used for the parking for some of the ground floor units and some local residents use this area for crafts/workshop area.   The hallways are very bare concrete shells, hiding some very unique spaces. 

common areas at Workshop

Above: Common workshop/parking area.  Above Right: Concrete minimal common hallways

 

LOCATION

Located just east of Clarke Dr along Pender St, and just north of Hastings St.  Bordering Mount Pleasant and Strathcona.  This unique loft building, divides the heritage residential area of Strathcona populated with restored old homes, tree-lined streets, and early built schools to the industrial world.  On the east side of The Workshop you will find light industrial buildings, where workshops, car repairs, and other light industrial/commercial business are located.  Due to the grade of the land, there are some great views for some units facing either West or North.  West facing Workshop units get a great skyline views of Downtown Vancouver, some Northern exposure units get views of the North Shore Mountains and the local Port/Docks.   This building is located very close to the thriving Commerical Drive district – populated by fantastic ethnic grocery stores and restaurants, and some of Vancouver’s newest hippest eating and dining spots. 

 

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INTERIORS & UNIQUE SPACES

Since the building was first populated around 2000-2001 plenty of suites have been customized from their original blank canvas/raw loft state.  Plenty of owners have made their own loft creations.   Some people have made beautiful open concept modern bright lofts – painting everything no colour, but “white” .  Other loft residents have warmed their spaces using natural materials such as concrete, stone, and wood.  Each loft at the Workshop is a creation of its own.  As you can imiage, the building is home to many creative people.  Some of the residents include: musicians, designers, photographers, and even pottery makers.   The residents at The Workshop have chosen this building to utilize the amount of space and the live/work zoning. 

Unique interiors at Workshop, modern and classic

Above: Country Style Loft.  Above right: Minimal Modern Loft

 

 

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LIKE NO OTHER LOFT BUILDING

The workshop is a great loft concept.  Unique ultra-large open spaces, located on the edge of town – simply waiting for your inspiration!   The large amounts of space combined with 16’+ ceilings allow for plenty of flexibility for people's creative ideas. 

View some of our recent properties and photos at the Workshop:

#1 Minimal Bright Open Loft

#2 Country Style Warm Loft - currently for sale

#3 Simple Well Designed Loft

 

LOFTS FOR SALE

You can view the current MLS listing at the Workshop on this page: http://www.albrighton.ca/1220-e-pender-st-the-workshop.html.  Contact Paul Albrighton directly to buy or sell a loft in this building.



Beautiful Vancouver Lofts for sale


BEAUTIFUL VANCOUVER LOFTS

CENTRAL DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER

This list is organized by neighbourhood.  These lofts have been selected for offering great value, good design, and priced under $700,000 with great space inside.


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PROPERTY NOTES

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CROSSTOWN
550 Beatty St#4-1 550 Beatty St - "550 Beatty St" - This was Vancouver's 1st residential loft conversion building, re-developed in 1985.  Being 25 years old the interiors are pretty dated, but the building is in good condition.   This large two level loft offers 1276 sq.ft. and with a parking stall.  This may be higher on your budget, but also offers a lot of potential if you thought of a renovation.  Highly upgraded units go for a premium in this place.  It is currently listed at $669,000 but has been on the market for 112 days.  Its worth closer to the lower-mid $600k's.  Listed by Coldwell Banker Premier Realty.



#204 546 Beatty St - "Crane Building" - This a 2008 heritage conversion building with pretty raw spaces including concrete floors, brick walls, and open layouts.  This is an old tired listing that has been poorly marketed and photographed, so keep an open mind when looking through the listing.  It has 769 sq.ft. on one level,  a secured parking stall, restored character windows, white polished concrete floors, high 9'+ high ceilings, and a relatively open plan.  It is located along Beatty St just up from Pender St and will be quieter than your area and many spots of Gastown.  Listed at $469,900 by One Percent Realty Ltd.



GASTOWN
36 Water St#210 36 Water St - "Terminus" - Terminus is a very cool chic modernist building.  These are open concept loft style condos with ultra-clean seamless lines located in the better part of Gastown.  The attention to design, architecture, and detail is beautiful.  The building features a restored facade keeping the character look on the street but very modern linear floor plans on the inside.  This unit has 900 sq.ft. parking, and great design.  This is a high recommendation.  Water St is certainly the better spot to be in Gastown.  Listed at $555,000 by Sutton Grp-West Coast Realty.

 



55 E Cordova St#213 55 E Cordova - "Koret Lofts" -  If you are open to Gastown, this is a very cool suite, and as far East as you want to go, for a great price and it includes parking.  You will find parking is very hard to come by in heritage buildings, as the underground parking areas are small.  This unique building is located at Cordova and Carrall, it is a very nice designer conversion building.  The interiors are beautiful, exposed concrete, wood, venting, brick, high ceilings, very open concept design and more.  These are true lofts with great architecture.  Its 1100 sq.ft. and includes a parking stall at $499,000. Listed by Sutton Grp-West Coast Realty.



DOWNTOWN
#307 1238 Seymour St - "The Space" - This is a mid range loft Tower in Downtown.  This unit is quite tired, as it is pretty much original from 1996, but offers plenty of potential.  Similar units with great renovations go for a premium.  Again, if you are open to a project this could be a good option.  Listed at $459,900 by Bruce Ward Realty Ltd.  Here is an example of a similar suite with a beautiful makeover that sold in January 2010: http://www.albrighton.ca/property_detail-1-135-10835.html.



YALETOWN
1241 homer st#104 1241 Homer St - "1241 Homer" - This a higher end Yaletown development by Townline, they have a great reputation for quality stylish loft conversions in BC.  Most units in the building are between $1.1M - $1.25M, this unit is a townhouse, but still quite quiet as it is on Homer St.  It features a double height living room, heritage brick, and great kitchens and 2 bathrooms.  This is in a great quiet but central Yaletown location.  Listed at $699,900 by Re/Max Crest Westside VanW7.   



1275 hamilton st#507 1275 Hamilton St - "Alda" -  This is a beautiful heritage conversion building, it was completed in 2002, they have a warm New York modern classic loft feel.  This unit has 2 beds, 2 baths, and great usage of space and storage, and a decent patio.  The finish and quality a very nice.  It also has a parking stalls and a storage locker, which is rare in Yaletown.  This unit has flexibility with 808 sq.ft. the second bed is often used as a den/office.  There are about three similar listings in the building at this time, which is rare, so a good deal would be more possible.  Listed at $598,000 by Re/Max Crest Westside VanW7.


#301 1228 Homer St - "Ellison" - This is a modern style loft building, which was completed in 2007.  The parking isn't forever, it is on a 12 year lease across the street, making the price of the suite lower.  The design and layout are very nice matched with sleek modern finishings. Listed at $585,000 by Sutton Grp-West Coast Realty.


1066 hamilton st#201 1066 Hamilton St - "New Yorker" - This is a Loft conversion building which was first built in 1911.  This unit has retained more of its original character, it offers almost 1000 sq.ft., and underground parking stall, exposed wood beams and brick.  This unit has plenty of potential as the kitchen and bathrooms are more basic, but a simple reno would be worth it.  It located right in the heart of Yaletown.  There are three listings like this on the market so again, a good deal would be more possible.  Listed at $598,000 by TRG Downtown Realty.

 

 

988 richards st#412 988 Richards St - "Tribeca Lofts" - This listings doesn't show well from the photos.  It is a large two level 1000+ sq.ft. loft in a classy 2006 higher end Building, inspired by the Tribeca area in Manhattan.  Located centrally in Downtown/Yaletown area.  The unit has potential to be converted into a two bedroom loft, and upgraded very nicely.  This property is worth closer to $600,000.  This unit also comes with a storage locker.  Listed at $665,500 by Royal LePage Westside.

 

 

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Modern Contemporary Lofts for sale


VANCOUVER MODERN CONTEMPORARY HERITAGE LOFTS FOR SALE

 

Within the nieghbourhoods of Yaletown, Gastown, and Crosstown, these four properites stand out for great value and design.

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New Yorker#407 1066 Hamilton St - New Yorker - Yaletown - This is a Loft conversion building which was first built in 1911.  This unit has retained more of its original character, it offers 930 sq.ft., and underground parking stall, exposed wood beams and brick.  This unit has plenty of potential as the kitchen and bathrooms are more basic. Priced at $599,000, listed by Sutton Grp-West Coast Realty.

 

 

 

 

 

Bowman Lofts#302 528 Beatty St - Bowman Lofts - Crosstown - This is located between Yaletown and Gastown.  This is a very beautiful two level heritage conversion loft.  This is a character two level loft within the same building.  The units below the 7th floors have the exposed brick, concrete, and wood beams.  The designer did a beautiful job blending modern elements within an old space.  You have the old world charm with today's top of line modern fixtures.  This is a large two bathroom 1217 sq.ft. loft with space for a second bedroom.  Similar units have sold much higher in the past.  Priced at $699,900.  Listed by Macdonald Realty Ltd. Vancouver.

 

 

 

Greenshields Loft Vancouver#406 345 Water St - Greensheilds - Gastown - The Greenshields is a boutique heritage loft conversion style building converted in 2004 into 22 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.  This unit faces North towards the Mountains and Ocean.  It doesn't included a parking stall, but a rental spots are possible. Priced at $589,000.  Listed by Sutton Grp-West Coast Realty.

 

 

Koret Lofts#213 55 E Cordova - Koret Lofts - Gastown - This unique building is located at Cordova and Carrall, it is a very nice designer conversion building.  I haven't seen a listing with parking under $500,000 in quite a while, this listing was just reduced.  Its 1100 sq.ft. and includes a parking stall at $499,000.  The interiors are beautiful, exposed concrete, wood, venting, brick and more.  These are true lofts with great architecture.  Priced at $499,000.  Listed by Sutton Grp-West Coast Realty.



Vancouver Lofts for sale with large patios


LARGE PATIO LOFTS FOR SALE IN VANCOUVER

 

Its Patio season, and plenty of clients are demanding nice lofts with large patios, decks, and balconies suited for entertaining, BBQ's, and getting some sun.  Follow the MLS link and read the property notes below.  If you are looking for a Vancouver Loft or special property with a patio space, please don't hesitate to call us.

 

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546 beatty st patio
#703 546 Beatty St - Crane Building - 546 Beatty is a cool heritage conversion building, completed in 2009, most suites in the building are worth closer to $500,000, the penthouses are special with lots of outdoor space and modern styling, extra details, and great design.  Listed by Tac Real Estate Corp.


#605 28 Powell St - Powell Lane - This is an older Gastown loft building.  Located just off of Water St, this unit has over 1600 sq.ft. and a nice sunny 661 sq.ft. patio.  The pictures don't show it well, but it is an open concept unit with high bright 16' high ceilings.


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#503 1275 Hamilton St - Alda - This is a beautiful heritage conversion building, it was completed in 2002, they have a warm New York Modern loft feel with original wood beams that are exposed, and nice dark walnut wood floors.  This unit has 2 beds, 2 baths, and a great sized patio (approximately 250 sq.ft).  The finish and quality a very nice.  It also has two parking stalls and an extra large storage locker, which is very rare in Yaletown.   Listed by Macdonald Realty Ltd.


#PH6 1155 Mainland St - Del Prado - This is the penthouse suite at Del Prado with the rooftop patio.  The suite is nice with good space.  It does need some updates.  The bathrooms and kitchen are quite dated and in need of replacement/upgrades.  The rooftop deck is near some of the rooftop mechanicals which make some noise, and split up the space, but a very good price overall.

Yaletown Loft Patio
#PH1 1178 Hamilton St - The Hamilton - This is another heritage conversion, completed in 1997, this is a beautiful heritage building, and this has a great sized private rooftop deck.  The inside is very spacious with 12' ceilings, and has room to build a 2nd bedroom.  Listed by Sutton Grp-West Coast Realty.
 

#404 1066 Hamilton St - “The New Yorker” - This is a great central Yaletown conversion heritage building.  This is a two level loft which is very rare in a heritage building.  Here you get 1300 sq.ft. and a nice blend of classic and modern design.  This unit has had plenty of custom renovations.   There is a 500 sq.ft. private rooftop patio.


#801 1280 Richards St - The Grace - This is the second phase of the Grace development by James Schouw. Again, timeless gothic/classic design matched with a taste of Tuscany in a modern setting. The Grace tower at 1280 Richards street offers true quality and luxury. From limestone style floors, 10' ceilings, and ultra high doorways, this one-of-a-kind Yaletown inspired building is amongst the most unique developements in the City.  The building also includes a Rolls Royce driving service for $1/min.


#2602 1055 Homer St - Domus Penthouse - This is a completely customized penthouse in Yaletown.  Domus is a great higher-end Yaletown tower.  This unit is very special with amount of custom upgrades, the views, and outdoor space.  Its 1900 sq.ft. inside with an 842 sq.ft. patio.  Nicely priced at $1,799,000.

 

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Vancouver lofts under $1.0M


GREAT VANCOUVER LOFTS FOR SALE UNDER $1.0M

I have selected these units because they offer great indoor space, some outdoor space (except for one unit), and in unique boutique style buildings.  Again, a boutique style building can be a much better investment than buying in a large building with lots of the same style suites.  

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#502 1180 Homer St- McMasters -
This unit is worth closer to $980,000 - $990,000.  The same unit below just sold for $983,000 last week.  This is amongst the very best heritage conversions in Yaletown and Vancouver.  This unit is absolutely beautiful inside, but there is no outdoor space, I thought I would mention it as the inside is spectacular.  It also features a top of the line kitchen and air conditioning.  This was developed by Townline.

#102 1241 Homer St - This another nice development by Townline.  Most units in the building are between $1.1M - $1.25M, this unit is a townhouse, but still quite quiet as it is on Homer St.  It features a double height living room, heritage brick, and great kitchens and bathrooms.  The patio is on the back of the building, and blocked by a concrete wall, so people cannot look or get it in. 

#503 1275 Hamilton St - Alda - This is a beautiful heritage conversion building, somewhat like a newer version of Del Prado, it was completed in 2002, they have a warm New York Modern loft feel.  This unit has 2 beds, 2 baths, and a great sized patio (approximately 250 sq.ft).  The finish and quality a very nice.  It also has two parking stalls and a storage locker, which is very rare in Yaletown. 

#606 1155 Mainland St - Del Prado - This is the penthouse suite at Del Prado with the rooftop patio.  The suite is nice with good space.  It does need some updates.  The bathrooms and kitchen are quite dated and in need of replacement/upgrades.  The rooftop deck is near some of the rooftop mechanicals which make some noise, and split up the space.

#PH1 1178 Hamilton St - The Hamilton - This is another heritage conversion, completed in 1997, this is a beautiful heritage building, and this has a good sized private rooftop deck.  The inside is very spacious with 12' ceilings, and has room to build a 2nd bedroom.

#401 988 Richards St - Tribeca - This is large loft in a newer Yaletown loft building.  It is listed at $1.085M, but may be able to be purchased for under $1.0 as it has been on the market for over two months.  This unit has 1769 sq.ft. inside, and two small balconies, but no large patio.  It may be worth a look.

#705 531 Beatty St - This is a two level unit with 984 sq.ft. and laid out like a townhouse over two levels.  The interior finish is very nice and there is a fair sized patio.



Clean and Modern Vancouver Lofts for sale


CLEAN MODERN VANCOUVER LOFTS FOR SALE

 

If your taste is modern and you like clean lines.  Check out these great properties currently on the market for sale. Sizes over 1000 sq.ft. with prices upto $800,000.



PROPERTY NOTES:
bowman 1 front single#909 528 Beatty St - Bowman Lofts - This is a heritage converted building which was completed in 2006 by a local well-known developer, Salient.  This building is amongst the most desirable loft buildings in Vancouver.  Located in Crosstown Vancouver, the small area between Downtown and Gastown.  This area is quieter and has less street people than some of the Gastown Spots.  It is also home to some new "chic" restaurants.  

This unique Penthouse unit has 975 sq.ft. on two levels and features a private 400 sq.ft. rooftop patio with great Skyline city views.

#502 528 Beatty St - Bowman Lofts - This is a character two level loft within the same building.  The units below the 7th floors have the exposed brick, concrete, and wood beams.  The designer did a beautiful job blending modern elements within an old space.  You have the old world charm with today's top of line modern fixtures.  This is a large two bathroom 1217 sq.ft. loft with space for a second bedroom.  Similar units have sold in the peak of our market for up to $820,000.  Building information page: http://www.albrighton.ca/528-beatty-st-bowman-loft-building.html

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#407 546 Beatty St - Crane Building - This building is next door to Bomwan lofts in Crosstown.  This was completed in 2008, and is slightly less high-end.  They are also nice heritage lofts with plenty of exposed brick and concrete.  This unit has the potential for two bedroom with 946 sq.ft. all on one level.  This unit is worth closer to $540,000 - $550,000.  Building Information page: http://www.albrighton.ca/546-beatty-st.html

#304 and #309 36 Water St - Terminus - This is a modernist newer development along Water street in Gastown.  This area has really risen in value and desirably as new residential developments, high end boutiques and restaurants have established themselves in this area.  This building has beautiful architecture and minimalist top of the line designer kitchens and bathrooms.  These two units are two level units with plenty of air-space and light.  These are open concept lofts with plenty of potential for new ideas.  The build finish and attention to detail/design is very nice.  These units also plenty of space with over 1400 sq.ft.  Building information page: http://www.albrighton.ca/36-water-st-terminus.html

V777291_701_12#1414 1333 W Georgia St - Qube - This is an iconic architectural building in Vancouver.  It was first constructed in 1969, the design is suspended and resembles a floating Cube.  It was designed to be "earth-quake proof".  It was then converted to modern open concept condos in 2006 by Anthem Properties.  This particular unit has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and beautiful Stanley Park/Coal Harbour views.  This is a great value building in Downtown's most desirable areas, Coal Harbour/Westend.  The design of these units is really well thought out.  Building information page. http://www.albrighton.ca/the-qube-1333-w-georgia-st.html



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Modern Mount Pleasant Condo

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#413 2520 Manitoba St
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832 sq.ft.
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Great Vancouver Modern Lofts and Townhouses below $1.4M


Modern Efficent Vancouver Properties for sale

 

Here is a great selection of modern Townhouses in Yaletown, Fariview, False Creek North and Coal Harbour currently for sale under $1,400,000

 



PROPERTY NOTES
#501 1241 Homer St - Yaletown Loft - This is a very stylish building which was completed in 2009.  The layouts are very nice with a "sheek classic modern" touch.  There is an indoor/outdoor den with a garage styled opening wall for air, two good sized separated bedrooms, two patios, one patio is 120 sq.ft.  with an outdoor gas fireplace.  The building is located 3 blocks from the seawall.  Check out this building webpage for more photos of the inside: http://www.albrighton.ca/1241-homer-st.html .  This unit has one parking, it is listed at a good price of $1,129,000.  They were sold from the developer last year for $$1,169,000.

#604 1275 Hamilton St - Yaletown Penhtouse Loft -  It offers a great layout, stylish interior, and a 900 sq.ft. private rooftop patio.  This is also located 3 blocks from the seawall.  Along that seawall there are plenty of parks.

PH6 1155 Mainland - Conversion Yaletown Loft - This unit has a decent layout with 1212 sq.ft. and a good size rooftop patio.  It is less than $1.1M because the interior is dated (from 1997) and not as modern as the first two properties above.  This unit also comes with 2 parking stalls.  This has good potential.  This is located right by the two properties above. 

PH4 1216 Homer St - Yaletown Heritage Penthouse Loft - This penthouse loft has a much more classic feeling with plenty of reclaimed wood, and a dramatic stone fireplace.  This loft has a "warm" home feeling, and a rooftop patio which is approx 300-400 sq.ft.  Again, this place is about 3-4 blocks from parks and seawall.  This building has preserved it original character quite well.

850 W 8th Ave - Koi Fairview Townhouse - Located across the Bridge, not too far from Granville Island.  It does have a decent patio/deck off the master suite on the top floor.  It is about 8 blocks from any parks or seawall.  These interiors are beautiful, but split over 3 levels.  Good value and design for $775,000.


576 Nicola St - Coal Harbour Cascina Townhouse - Coal Harbour is on the North End of Downtown near the Financial District.  The audience of people who live here are plenty of Downtown executives, new "empty nesters", and plenty of second residences for out-of-town owners.  This neighbourhood is very quiet for Downtown, and features some of the most expensive property in the city.  This unit is right near the seawall, and a 20 minute walk along the seawall to Stanley Park.  The area is beautiful.  This is an good entry level townhouse for this area, but still very nice.  The decor is relatively modern and good with 1335 sq.ft.  And there is a patio out front.  It also has its own Garage underground which is a huge bonus for security, storage and privacy.  Additionally the building it is in, has 5 star amenities; pool, gym, theatre, concierge...etc.

1463 Hastings St - Coal Harbour Vancouver Townhouse - This is very similar to the Townhouse mentioned above.  It is nicer inside, but about 1-2 blocks from the seawall.  This unit faces a beautiful lagoon from its sunny patio with some great views.  The interior styling is quite modern and clean, the building it is in is also fantastic with plenty of amenities.  The plan is split over 4 levels.  

1469 Howe St - Pomaria Yaletown Modern Townhouse - This is back in Yaletown, and one block from the seawall.  This is a modernist newer Townhouse with nearly 1500 sq.ft. and 3 bedrooms.  This building has very nice architecture, and is a LEEDE Green building - which is rare in Vancouver.   This webpage has more photos of the units: http://www.albrighton.ca/1455-howe-st-pomaria.html

1243 Homer St - Iliad Yaletown Vancouver European Style Townhouse - This is a European/Gothic inspired Townhouse in Yaletown right beside 1241 Homer St.  The interior design is beautiful and unique.  There is little outdoor space, but the inside it has 1323 sq.ft. split only over 2 levels. 

#402 1168 Richards St - Parkfront Yaletown Loft -
This is a very modern styled loft condo, it doesn't have much outdoor space, but is directly across the street from a city park.  It is located about 4-5 blocks from the seawall.  The design has very clean lines.  Inside only the best materials and fixtures have been used.  It also has the garage styled opening door to the den for air.


NEIGHBOURHOOD INFORMATION PAGES:

Yaletown: http://www.albrighton.ca/blogs/2009/9/26/2852-yaletown-neighbourhood-and-area-information.html

Kitsilano: http://www.albrighton.ca/blogs/2009/9/24/2817-kitsilano-vancouver-neighbourhood-information.html

South Granville/Fairview: http://www.albrighton.ca/blogs/2009/9/24/2815-south-granville-and-fairview-neighbourhood-information.html

Coal Harbour: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coal_Harbour  and more photos: http://www.seecoalharbour.com/



Top 10 Vancouver Lofts


Top 10 Vancouver Lofts

Here is a selection of the TOP 10 Vancouver lofts currently for sale.  These lofts have been selected for outstanding design, great styling, functional layouts, good value, and some sort of unique attribute.  For more information on these lofts and their availability contact Paul Albrighton at 604 315 5574.


MLS Property link with property Details: link removed.... - Currently for sale as of April 26th 2010

The Line Up

#1- #604 1275 Hamilton St.

604 1275 hamilton stWhat an amazing Yaletown Loft.  This unit has over 12' ceiling, 1400+ sq.ft., beautiful attention to details within the three bathrooms and open layout.  A large bonus list includes: 400+ sq.ft. storage room, two underground parking stalls, and another storage locker, oh and did I mention the 900 sq.ft. private rooftop patio!  The design and layout of this unique Penthoues at "Alda" is truly stunning.  Addtionally the large master suite gives a romantic modern feel with the two way fireplace, patio, and walkthrough closet.   Priced at $1,288,000. Listed by Remax Real Estate services.

 

 

#2 - #402 1180 Homer St.

402 1180 homer st

Welcome to the "McMasters", this large loft stands out for the best materials used.  The polished concrete touches/walls, exposed wood beams, original brick feature walls, reclaimed wood fir floors, and top of the line European kitchen should tell the whole story.  This 1355 sq.ft. loft has only the very best inside.  The luxurious layout offers plenty of flexibility with sliding walls, and lots of storage,  The master suite bathroom has a one-of-a-kind spa-like modern setting.  Read a recent blog about this unit. Now Priced at $1,099,000 by Paul Albrighton Macdanald Realty.

 

 

#3 - Penthouse #603 55 E Cordova

55 E Cordova StA modern open concept masterpiece.  This Gastown penthouse loft has plenty of features to impress: an open concept living area with 1300+ sq.ft. 12'+ cielings and plenty of concrete and exposed industrial style materials.  Walk up a curled outdoor staircase to your own private rooftop deck with great Northern ocean and mountian views.  This loft at "Koret" makes a statement, and would works as a great canvas for large art pieces where light and sleek finishes are valued.  Listed at $855,000 by Blu Realty.

 

 

#4 - Two Level Loft at #309 36 Water St

36 Water St

Beautiful ultra-contemporary two level minimalist style loft in Gastown.  This two level 1477 sq.ft. long plan at Terminus has plenty of light with a double height living room and will make a statement amongst your friends.  The linear plan with sliding walls, flush cabinetry and closets matched with "material-icous" touches will keep your eyes entertained.  The European styled kitchens, and open style bathrooms are a true work of art.   The concrete staircase, wood floors and white cabinetry make for a harmonized treat for the eye and touch.  Priced at $798,800. Listed by Remax Real Estate Services and Remax Ken Leong.

 

 

#5 - #502 528 Beatty St

528 beatty stTwo level heritage loft.  First off this is extremely rare in Vancouver: two levels of living in a well-done heritage conversion building.  First take notice of the reclaimed wood floors, exposed brick, steel beams, and polished concrete.  Matched with modern efficient deisgned kitchens and bathrooms, this Bowman loft offers a true loft feel, and in a central location within Crosstown.  Nicely priced at $749,000 which is 615/sq.ft.  Listed by Century 21 Intown Realty.

 

 

#6 - #7 850 W 8th Ave

850 w 8th aveKoi Townhouses are outside of Downtown in quiet Fairview - just east of Granville St along 8th Ave.  Minimalist styled three level homes.  Sleek design, linear plans, amazing floating staircase, and North city views say it all.  These homes are unique and have seperated bedroom levels giving privacy for small families or work spaces.  The use of wood and concrete matched with European style architecture make these lofts a top selection.  Listed at $749,900 by Remax David Campbell Realty.

 

 

#7 - #403 1066 Hamilton St

1066 hamilton stUnique Heritage loft in Yaletown.  These lofts have preserved plenty of the old features inside.  Take notice of the wood beams on the ultra-high 13' cielings,  Plenty of light and old-world charm within this 1004 sq.ft. loft.  A nice blend of modern and heritage.  This top floor residence also includes a rooftop patio perfect for outdoor entertaining.  Listed at $669,000 Century 21 Intown Realty.

 

 

#8 - #703 546 Beatty St

546 Beatty stLarge outdoor club-style patio and plenty of space inside this modern penthouse loft.  Built ontop of the heritage buliding known as "Crane", this modern styled unit features garage door style doors allowing plenty of light and air into the 1369 sq.ft. living space.  The private outdoor space has its own fireplace and measures over 1200 sq.ft.  Listed at $1,198,000 by Tac Real Estate Corp. 

 

 

 

#9 - #270 256 E 2nd Ave

256 e 2nd aveLive/Work two level loft in Mount Pleasant.  Modern sleek design, newly built, live/work zoning, and direct street access.  Planning on running a business out of your home?  This architectural European influenced unit may offer a great opportunity - live upstairs, work downstairs as it is zoned live/work.  Plenty of light, bright modern finishes, 1200+ sq.ft., two bathrooms, and polished concrete floors make this Jacobsen loft a special unique loft unit, and into the Top 10.   Listed at $665,000 by Century 21 Intown Realty.

 

 

#10 - #1608 1238 Richards St

1238 richards stLive in central Yaletown in a two level view condo.  These city-lofts offer plenty of light, unique two level spaces, and make a great "city-pads" for young couples or first-time loft buyers.  An efficient plan in a well maintained 1999 built tower named "Metropolis".  Listed at $499,000 by Sutton Group Winnie Lam and Assoc. 

 

 



Vancouver Lofts under $500,000


Good selection of some great Vancouver lofts for under $500,000.

 

PROPERTY LINK: link removed....as it expired

PROPERTY NOTES
#408 289 Alexander, The Edge Lofts.  This is a unique live/work loft building on Alexander just East of Main.  These units are double height with concrete floors and touches.  The building also includes a large workshop, photo lab, wood shop, and more....This suite has one underground parking, and plenty of visitor stalls.  


#413 55 E Cordova St, Koret Lofts. This is the best priced unit at Koret lofts that includes an underground parking stall.  The suite also has a great layout with plenty of storage, and even has potential for adding a 2nd bathroom as the plumbing is all there.  Most suites in this building are unique, and this is one of the best units.  It also has a small outdoor space on the old-fashion fire escape.


#710 168 Powell St, Smart. 
This is a newer development in Gastown.  This unit has a great layout with 738 sqft. and a balcony.  


#608 36 Water St, Terminus. This is a smaller Terminus plan, but offers good value at under $500,000.  

#608 36 Water St, Terminus. Over 850 sq.ft.  I love how the lighting in these unit were designed, they really brighten the narrow plans.


#5-4 550 Beatty St.  This is a really unique Vancouver heritage loft building.  It was the first loft conversion, completed in 1984.  Here you get great style, preserved character; wood beams, re-claimed floors, and some exposed structural materials.   The parking does belong to the owner of the suite, but it is directly across the street in a separate garage/building.  This unit offers 1033 sq.ft.


#404 546 Beatty St. Crane. This conversion loft building was completed in 2008.  This suite has a great 770 sq,ft, plan with a separate storage room.  The exposed brick and polished white concrete floors are great touches.  This is one of my favourite Crosstown loft buildings.

#510 1529 W 6th Ave, South Granville Lofts. This unit is very nice with some updates, polished floors, and a great blend between practical and stylish.  Plus, the location is great and highly desirable.  This is the only building with two level lofts in South Granville, making it a great property to rent in the future.  These are also zoned live/work.

#1608 1238 Richards St, Metropolis.  This is a loft tower in Yaletown.  This is the most sought after loft tower in the city.  The have great views, a good Yaletown location, and two levels of living spaces.  The building itself was constructed in 1999, and has been maintained very well and beyond average.  This unit doesn't show the best in the photos, but it is a two level plan with 823 sq.ft., a good size den upstairs, and also a balcony and storage locker.

#410 988 Richards St. Tribeca Lofts. This is a 2006 built high/mid-range loft building.  The kitchens and bathrooms are nicely finished.  This shows bad in the photos, but the double height ceilings are really nice.  Additionally unlike many two level lofts, there are two bathrooms.  This unit is really well priced, and as a bonus it includes an underground storage locker.



Downtown Vancouver Loft selections upto $1,100,000


Downtown Vancouver Loft recommendations

Here is a recent article about some great Lofts and Architectural spaces in and close to Downtown Vancouver.

Each of these units and building offer something unique and great open concept style design.

YALETOWN
mini01#402 1180 Homer St - McMasters - This is one of the best heritage conversion buildings in Vancouver, with high-end finishing's and design.  It is a perfect blend of old and new.  It is also in a great Yaletown location. The floor plans are on one level and flow really well. Here is a recent video of a listing at McMasters: http://video.pixilink.com/video/402-1180-homer-t/


#413 - 1275 Hamilton St - Alda - This is another Yaletown conversion loft building designed by and named after Alda Pereira, with nice modern and classical elements.  This unit is smaller with only 818 sq.ft. but still has two beds/two baths.  

tribeca lofts front

#306 - 988 Richards St - Tribeca Lofts - This is a newer loft building in Yaletown/Downtown, it is supposed to mimic the style of some loft buildings in the "Tribeca" area of New York.  This unit is on one level, it features newer modern styled finishing, and a homely feel with separated rooms.



GASTOWN
terminus outside gastown#309 36 Water St - Terminus - These are beautiful contemporary newly built lofts in Gastown along Water St.  This is a two level loft, these minimalist architectural gems are worth a look as the design is very unique, and very open.  This may be too modern for the average eye.

 

 

CROSSTOWN (North West of Gastown)
#502 528 Beatty St - Bowman Lofts This is a rare heritage two level loft, these have a very warm feel and in a very well-done high quality conversion loft building.  Not to be missed.

#806 33 W Pender - 33 - This is a modernized loft building across the street from Tinseltown.  The design and architecture is very nice, but it is one the edge of town close to some developing areas.

#407 546 Beatty St - Crane - This is a very nice loft building with exposed brick and concrete floors.  These units are a bit cold, but offer great value and plenty of potential.  Once you put in a high quality kitchen and some proper lighting these units truly shine.

DOWNTOWN
#803 1252 Hornby St - Pure - This is a Downtown modern condo building.  These units are quite contemporary and modern.  Its a 2008 built boutique tower.  The condos are finished very nicely.  The spaces are also very bright. 

FALSE CREEK NORTH
pomaria front howe st#1501 1455 Howe St - Pomaria - This is a very nice Architectural condo tower with modern design.  It is located one block from the Yaletown seawall.  And features high-end kitchens and bathrooms.  The fit and finish are very nice, and feature high-end appliances.

 

 

 

 

 

COAL HARBOUR
qube front#1414 1333 W Georiga St - Qube - This is a Coal Harbour loft/condo building.  This tower was originally commercial and was converted to modernist condos in 2006.   The location and uniqueness of the building put the Qube in a league of its own.

 

 

 

 

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This Weekend's Albrighton Loft Open Houses


March 20th and March 21st Open Houses

 

Designer Gastown Heritage Loft - #403 345 Water St - This unique Gastown-West building was redeveloped and completed in 2004, designed by Alda Pereira, the quality and attention to details are beauitful.  782 sq.ft. priced at $445,000 Come check out this Open House Saturday March 20th from 1:30pm - 3:00pm.

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Property Details: http://www.albrighton.ca/property_detail-1-135-10751.htmlv

 

 

Large live/work industrial style loft in Strathcona/Mount Pleasant - #314 1220 E Pender St.  This extra large 1159 sq.ft. loft features 19' ceilings, and all space you've ever wanted from a true two level loft.  This unit at "The Workshop" is priced well at $449,000.  Open House Sunday March 21, from 2-4pm.

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Property Details: http://www.albrighton.ca/property_detail-1-135-10514.html



Today's Open Houses March 13th


ALBRIGHTON OPEN HOUSES FOR MARCH 13th

 

#302 1189 Howe St - Awesome priced studio, 408 sq.ft. with parking for $274,900, Today 1-3pm http://www.albrighton.ca/property_detail-1-135-9031.html

#314 1220 E Pender St - BIG live/work loft at The Workshop for $449,000. Today 1:30 - 3:00pm http://www.albrighton.ca/property_detail-1-135-10514.html

#612 1238 Seymour St - Downtown two level bright loft for $369,000, Today 2:00-4:00pm http://www.albrighton.ca/property_detail-1-135-10516.html



Updated list of great Vancouver Lofts priced under $700,000


Current list of great Vancouver lofts priced under $700,000

Property Link with details on each place:

link removed....as it expired


GASTOWN
Koret Lofts in Gastown
#413 55 E Cordova -  It is next door to both a stairway, and a structural concrete wall making for extra sound insulation.  The suite shows beautifully, and it has plumbing in the entry storage area if you wanted to build a powder room.  This building has beautiful design and finish.  As I mentioned there will be less late evening noise.  This unit also has an owned parking stall which is rare in this building, adding great value.  This unit is very well priced.

#316 55 E Cordova - This is a similar unit to #413, with about 140 sq.ft. less space, and the parking stall that is leased in another local building.  Making the price less at $474,900.

#302 150 Alexander St - Gastown - This is away from some the Gastown action, but still down the street from a smaller bar.  This unit is really beautiful as it is in a heritage conversion building, and has beautiful Northern views.  The only Downside with Gastown water view units is you can hear the trains, which don't run too frequently, although there is an early morning commuter train that comes in around 5:30am - 6:00am.

#604 53 W Hastings - Paris Block - I've added this suite because it is beautiful inside.  It is located near Carrall so there are quite a few street people around, but you can see this is reflected in the price.  It has over 1000 sq.ft. and plenty of outdoor space.

CROSSTOWN
#5 - 2 550 Beatty St - Beatty Street will have much less noise than Richards Street.  There is one bar on this street named Chambar which may have some noise, I cannot tell, but if this is a unit that faces the back lane (which is a dead -end) then it should be much quieter.  The listing doesn't have any photos, so I've included this link which has some photos from the past when it was for sale in 2007: (email Paul Albrighton for link).  This was the first heritage-conversion loft building in Vancouver done around 1985 - so the hallways and lobby are dated.  There are some incredible units within this building.  

#307 546 Beatty St -  This is a large 900+ sq.ft. unit.  This unit also faces the back lane so it will be quiet.  The open concept design is very nice, and the kitchens and bathrooms are new.  The building was completed in 2008.  This unit is worth closer to $555,000 - $560,000.  Mind the photos, the loft is in desperate need of some good lighting.  

COAL HARBOUR QUBE
#1115 1333 W Georgia St - This is the architectural building I mentioned in Coal Harbour.  It was first built in 1969 as a modernist styled earth-quake proof building, as it is suspended from the top.  Here's my information page: http://www.albrighton.ca/the-qube-1333-w-georgia-st.html  This unit has 771 sq.ft. and nice North West views.  The high ceilings and open design make it very functional.  This unit is worth in the high $480's.  This is my favourite mid-range building in the city.  

#1414 1333 W Georgia St - This is the two bedroom, two bathroom plan.  It is also one level from the PH so it does command great value.  These units sell in the $650,000 range.

POINT GREY
#201 4387 W 10th Ave - Roar One - This is the beautiful Point Grey loft building I mentioned.  It features very unique flexibility with the open loft style plan.  Larger units are priced closer to $750,000 which rarely come up.  The listing here has bad photos, here is a recent sale which had almost 1100 sq.ft, the photos show great: http://www.albrighton.ca/property_detail-1-135-8962.html.  This unit (#201) has a similar plan, only smaller, and on the W 10th side, so there is some traffic and bus noise during the day.  

MOUNT PLEASANT
#404 138 W 6th Ave - This is another unique building in Mount Pleasant near some light-industrail buildings, so it should be very quiet at night.  This space is great with a large open two level layout, a city-view patio, and over 1000 sq.ft.  It probably needs some renovations.  It is worth closer to $610,000 - $620,000.

#308 256 E 2nd Ave - Jacobsen - Here is a two bedroom, two bathroom plan at Jacobsen, the new building we spoke of.  The finish and design are very nice, I'm sure you will like it.  This unit also has Northern views over E 2nd Ave.  E 2nd Ave is a busy street, so there will be some traffic noise, but not much pedestrian noise as the area is mainly residential and light-industrial.  This unit is worth closer to $550,000 - $565,000.

#301 2635 Prince Edward St - Soma Lofts - This is a very nice newer building, they are not real lofts, but condos with good layouts, and 10' ceilings.  Generally the floor plans at Soma Lofts are very good, and always feel bigger than they really are. This is just off Kingsway and 11th Ave, but in a quiet little tucked away area.  The build design and finish in this building are very good.

#1007 328 E 11th Ave - Uno -
This is across the street from Soma Lofts.  This building just has a bit of a modern feel, but not lofts.  This unit is slightly pricy at $599,000 but offers plenty of space with over 1100 sq.ft. nice interior design, and in with some views.



Vancouver Condo and Loft Market Update - March 2010


Vancouver Condo and Loft Market Update

The end of 2009 finished with plenty of activity and recovered prices from early 2009.  This high-level of activity and price gains have continued into the early portion of 2010.  In January 2010 there were 152% more sales than in January 2009 in all of Greater Vancouver.  The first half of 2009 was primarily dominated by first-time buyers who were attracted to low interest rates and prices down from the peak in late 2007.  The second half of 2009 proved more sales in the $500,000 - $1,000,000 range compared to the year before. 

From February 2009 Vancouver condo and loft sale prices have increased 19.7% on the Vancouver Westside and 15.3% on the Vancouver Eastside.  Certain segments of the Vancouver condominium market have now surpassed peak prices as seen in 2007. 

Demand remains strong in all price levels, as activity has been high with limited inventory.  The Olympics have just passed, and there are already signs of above-average inventory coming onto the market.  The Vancouver Westside market has become very challenging for purchasers as we have been in a sellers market since Summer 2009, so increased inventory could become beneficial by finally offering people good options to choose from, and to level off the aggressive price gains seen over the past year. 

Mortgage qualifications have been slightly tightened, as buyers will now have to qualify on five-year fixed rate instead of the previous three-year fixed rate (five-year fixed rates are slightly higher), this has a small effect on most buyers purchasing power, but is a positive sign to keep our market stable.  This will also ensure first-time buyers are staying within their limits and further avoid risk seen with interest rate increases.  

 

Pricing Chart for Great Vancouver - 10 Year Trend

Feb 2010 graph

Graph from Real Estate Board of Great Vancouver Feb 2010 Market Update.  Email [email protected] for full pdf copy.

Written by Paul Albrighton March 2010



Saturday Loft Tour Jan 30


Today I had the opportunity to tour some beautiful lofts in Gastown at Koret and 546 Beatty in Crosstown. 

Refer to the links and comments below:

 

Penthouse 603 55 E Cordova: http://www.albrighton.ca/property_detail-2-135-V802137.html

This beautiful open concept contemporary loft is on the top level of 55 E Cordova.  The top level of this building is new concrete construction ontop of the 1910 restored heritage building, Koret Lofts.  This unit has a true loft feel with 14' ceilings, open concept bedroom, and polished concrete floors.  This unit has plenty of space, large ocean views, and a private rooftop patio.  Additionally it has a second parking stall, which is extremely rare for this building, as there is very limited parking for the number of suites in the building, and is approxiamatley a $50,000 add-on.

 

Afterwards we visited #411 at Koret.  This was a very cool plan in the heritage conversion portion of the building.  It was also renovated into a two bedroom unit, there is plenty of space at 1378 sq.ft. so a well thought out two bedroom plan was created.  The loft still had an open concept feel but with private bedrooms, which is rare. Property Details: http://www.albrighton.ca/property_detail-2-135-V804182.html

Koret Lofts Building page. 

 

Finally we toured #407 546 Beatty St.  A 983 sq.ft. 2009 converted loft in Crosstown.  This unit offers great space for only $574,900, high ceilings, exposed brick, and concrete floors.  One of our client purchased the same style unit in November for $550,100.  Property details 546 Beatty street listings and info page.



Vancouver Micro-Lofts


Vancouver Micro-Lofts in Gastown were mentioned in a recent Vancouver Sun Article. 

http://a123.g.akamai.net/f/123/12465/1d/www.vancouversun.com/technology/Drawings+reveal+inside+look+Vancouver+micro+lofts/2483582/2483217.bin?size=620x400

Original buliding at 18 W Hastings Street is going to be converted to rental "micro-lofts" offering 270 sq.ft. bacholar units, which should fetch $750/mn for rent.  This is a great idea, as we are making use of old Vancouver buildings, and adding some affordable rentals to our city.  Most larger cities, such as Toronto have a much larger market of small studio style suites to offer more affordable rentals within the city core, cutting down travel times, and allowing entry-level Downtown workers to live and work in the same nieghbourhoods.  Developers Reliance Properties and ITC Construction Group are behind the project, which was approved by city council in 2008.

Source, Online Vancouver Sun Article: http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Drawings+reveal+inside+look+Vancouver+micro+lofts/2483582/story.html



Vancouver loft video


Your loft deserves only the best

When you sell your loft with Albrighton lofts, we have a professional videographer shoot a video of your property in order to show its best features to potential buyers.  These videos are also uploaded and promoted on a variety of websites including: www.albrighton.ca, www.thespacelofts.com, www.realtor.ca, www.youtube.com, www.facebook.com, www.twitter.com, and www.viddler.com.  When people are searching on google, often they will refine their search by searching through photos and videos, with our heavy online promotion, our loft listings get plenty of web traffic from our different video sources.  Plus all these video send visitors to our site by following links posted on the video comments.  For more information how to sell your loft with Albrighton, contact Paul Albrighton - 604 315 5574. 

Property Details: http://www.albrighton.ca/property_detail-1-135-9508.html



Albrighton Lofts and Modern Condos


Here's a recent ad for Albrighton lofts and modern condos.

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Live/Work Lofts and buildings in Vancouver


Are you looking for a live/work loft for you and your business? 

We work as live/work loft specialists.  There is no way to search for live/work lofts on realtor.ca, and the average Realtor doesn't know which building allow for live/work zoning.  If you are looking for a live/work loft, condominium or townhouse contact Paul Albrighton for an updated list of units for sale.


Currently some highlight loft buildings that offer live/work status are:

1529 W 6th Ave, W6 lofts on Granville. 

These were built in 1996 and offer live/work zoning.  These units have an open courtyard, so guests or clients can get in the elevator or walk the stairs directly to your front door.  There are some of these properties not on the mls or on the website here, so contact Paul directly for more information on the availability.  Current listings on the site: http://www.albrighton.ca/south_granville_and_kits_lofts.html#24

 

350 E 2nd Ave - Mainspace lofts in Mount Pleasant

 

350 E 2nd Ave Vancouver Lofts MainspaceMainspace in Mount Pleasant has industrial artist style lofts in a central location.  These were built in 1995 so the finish quality may be dated and require renovations.  See the building webpage with current listings: http://www.albrighton.ca/350-e-2nd-ave-mainspace.html

1220 E Pender - The Workshop lofts

 

1220 e penderThe Workshop at 1220 E Pender is a complete industrial styled live/work loft building.  These units are raw and leave plenty of potential for your ideas.  The unit has soaring 17' ceilings and open concept concrete shells.  See the building page with current listings: http://www.albrighton.ca/1220-e-pender-st-the-workshop.html

141 Water St - Gastown office space/live/work space for sale

141 water st outsideRarely available - This unit place has nearly 1500 sq.ft. listed at $549,000 - currently used an office and storage space this unit has plenty of potential for a design office or art gallery.  Call for details.  Listing page: http://www.albrighton.ca/property_detail-1-135-8495.html

 

53 W Hastings - Paris Block in Gastown/Crosstown Vancouver

Paris Block lofts are beautiful.  Contemporary styling in a restored heritage building.  Salient Developments did a beautiful job making this building beautiful inside out.  From great architecture, high end kitchens to retaining the original brick and wood beams - not details have been missed.  Currently there are a couple listings where you could run a great design office out of: http://www.albrighton.ca/gastown_lofts.html#107

 

256 E 2nd Ave - Jacobsen ground level live/work units - great space and access

Jacobsen Pics 1-2

 

Jacobsen have beautiful newly built contemporary live/work lofts.  Some units offer two level of living.  The stylish polished concrete floors and European styled kitchens/baths are unique and worth a look.  Look for ground floor units at the building page: http://www.albrighton.ca/256-e-2nd-ave-jacobsen.html

55 E Cordova - Koret Lofts- live work lofts with great architecture

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My Favourite Gastown building! Beautiful architecture, exceptional engineering/upgrading and finish quality.  This is a great building.  Featuring open concept lofts that offer great space for live/work or just stylish living.  See the building page with a full fresh list of the loft listings at Koret: http://www.albrighton.ca/55-e-cordova-koret-lofts.html

 

Downtown Townhouses - Select ones

There are few bulidings that allow for live/work zoning in Downtown Vancouver within residential buildings/towers.  Contact Paul for more details.

Contact Paul Albrighton to help buy or sell your live/work loft unit.  604 315 5574.


 



Albrighton Loft logos for 2010


Pay attention for online and print ads with the following loft spaces branded under Albrighton lofts.  When you think of lofts in Vancouver, we want you to think Albrighton lofts.

Heritage Lofts logo, at Koret Lofts 55 E Cordova St.

Albrighton Lofts logo koret lofts in Vancouver

Albrighton Lofts logo in an open kitchen at a converted loft:

Albrighton lofts logo kitchen open

Albrighton Lofts logo in a contemporary two level loft located in Point Grey:

Albrighton lofts logo contemporary loft in Point Grey Vancouver

Albrighton Vancouver Lofts logo white vertical space with staircase:

Albrighton lofts logo white vertical space with stairs

Vancouver Albrighton Lofts logo in open modern space:

Albrighton lofts logo wide open

Albrighton Lofts industrial live work loft space in Mount Pleasant Vancouver:

Albrighton Lofts industrial live work loft space in Mount Pleasant Vancouver

Albrighton "FOCUS AT THE QUBE" campaign logo:

Albrighton Logo for the Qube

 



Presentation is very important


Albrighton Lofts Feature Sheet

When marketing real estate with Albrighton, your property deserves only the best.  The following image is a preview of what our property brochure/feature sheets look like.  Every showing, buyer, open house visitor to our properties receive a high-quality full colour feature sheet displaying professional photographs, a property description, property details, website information, and a detailed floor plan.  You want to paint a very positive image for all possible buyers.  See our "marketing real estate" page for more information.

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HST Tax updates for 2010


HST price braket has been raised to $500,000.

The Province has announced today that the New Housing Rebate for HST will be available to a limit of $525,000, rather than the $400,00 originally announced.

 

NEWS RELEASE

Ministry of Finance
PROVINCE INCREASES NEW HOUSING REBATE THRESHOLD
VICTORIA – The Province is proposing to increase the threshold for the B.C. HST new housingrebate from $400,000 to $525,000 to ensure that, on average, purchasers of new homes up to$525,000 pay no more tax due to harmonization, Finance Minister Colin Hansen announcedtoday.


“We heard the concerns from consumers and industry about how the HST might affect home buyers, and this increase will move the threshold to above the average new home price in the province. At $26,250, this provides the highest maximum provincial rebate in Canada,” said Hansen. “A similar rebate will also support the construction or substantial renovation of affordable rental housing.”


Purchasers of new homes would be eligible for a rebate of 71.43 per cent of the
provincial portion of the HST paid on a new home, up to a maximum of $26,250. Homes above $525,000 would receive a flat rebate of $26,250. This enhanced rebate represents a 30 per cent increase in the threshold and maximum rebate available.


The Province is also proposing transitional rules for new housing. The provincial portion of the HST would not apply to sales of new homes where ownership or possession is transferred before July 1, 2010. In addition, sales of new homes under written agreements of purchase and  sale entered into on or before Nov. 18, 2009, would generally not be subject to the provincial portion of the HST, even if both ownership and possession are transferred on or after July 1, 2010.


On July 1, 2010, British Columbia intends to adopt the HST, combining a seven per cent B.C. rate with the five per cent federal Goods and Services Tax. At 12 per cent, B.C. would have the lowest HST rate in Canada. It is estimated the HST would remove over $2 billion in costs fo B.C. businesses, including an estimated $1.9 billion of sales tax removed from business inputs and an estimated $150 million annually in compliance costs. For more information on the proposed transitional rules for new housing, visit www.gov.bc.ca/hst.



Vancouver Real Estate Market Update


Summary for local Downtown Vancouver Market Report for condos and lofts

The market continues to show positive signs.  Inventory is still low, and our market still remains as a sellers market (defined by having less than three months supply).  Sales activity has slowed down since the Summer months which is typical for this time of year, however; sales in October were up 4.1% from September which was already a very active month.  Compared to October of 2008, sales were up 117% for Greater Vancouver. 

“High confidence and low mortgage rates are continuing to drive the activity we’re seeing in the housing market today. We’re coming off several months of unseasonably high sales levels, which has allowed for a gradual increase in home values this year,”  - Scott Russell, Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) president said.

This month I wanted to do an analysis of Greater Vancouver, and Western Canada.

November Market Update
Since the market correction last winter, the market has bounced back nicely to test previous highs, both in the number of sales and in benchmark prices. The summer of 2009 surprised many analysts and market-watchers with both its resiliency and fervour, and clients have asked what will happen in the fall and winter.

No one really knows what the market will do, but traditionally, the winter season has resulted in a slow-down in the market as families buckle down for the school year, weather patterns make buyer tours less pleasant, and holiday planning begins. Because there are fewer buyers, some sellers will decide that they can wait until these buyers return, which results in less supply to offset the drop in demand.

However, statistics show that house prices tend to be lower in the winter than in the summer which is why home price stats are seasonally adjusted. People who sell in the winter are more likely to be ready to sell and realistic rather than curious and unmotivated. Also, because there are fewer buyers, true negotiations between buyers and sellers are more likely to occur in place of auction-type multiple offer situations.

So what does this mean if you're a buyer or seller? If you're a buyer that has the flexibility to purchase during the winter months, your selection may become more limited, but if you find what you like, you will likely have a better opportunity to negotiate for your home rather than bid for it. If you're a seller, a limited supply can work in your favour if you have a good realtor that can outline the unique features of your home.

Every situation is different, and each year presents a new set of challenges and opportunities that require professional analysis.  Source, Macdonald Realty Ltd.

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Unique lofts for sale in Vancouver under $620,000


Listing details: http://mlslink.mlxchange.com/Pub/EmailView.asp?r=1611912833&s=BRC&t=BRC

 

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

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

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

http://www.albrighton.ca/property_detail-3-135-2607.html  


http://www.albrighton.ca/property_detail-3-135-2608.html

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

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

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

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



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


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

Property Link: http://mlslink.mlxchange.com/Pub/EmailView.asp?r=250161499&s=BRC&t=BRC
             
#1101 928 Richards St – The Savoy – This is a good 10 year old tower on Richards St near Nelson St – Central Downtown and on the edge of Yaletown.  This unit has high ceilings, city views, and 582 sq.ft.  This building has a large amenities centre: pool, gym, party room.  There have been similar sales up to $390,000 this past summer, so it will sell quite fast.   Google street Photo

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

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

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

The Spot Lofts building information page: http://www.albrighton.ca/933-seymour-st-the-spot.html


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

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

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


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

Pure Building information page; http://www.albrighton.ca/1252-hornby-st-pure.html

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



Albrighton real estate is now using Google Street Maps for buyers


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

 

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

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


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

Space: 1238 Seymour St

Grace: 1280 Richards St and 499 Drake St

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

Qube: 1333 W Georgia St

Metropolis: 1238 Richards St

Look out for our mail over the next two weeks:

Albrighton flyer oct 2009



Vancouver loft and condo updates from Albrighton


Market Update for Vancouver Lofts and Condos
September 2009

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

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


Albrighton Vancouver Loft bulidings, and architectural residences:

These webpages feature information, listings, and property for sale within these buildings.

 

http://www.albrighton.ca/234-e-5th-ave-granite-block.html - Granite Block Lofts in Mount Pleasant - 234 East 5th, Vancouver

http://www.albrighton.ca/233-abbott-st-abbott-place.html  Abbott Place in Gastown Vancouver - 233 Abbott St, Vancouver

"33" in Crosstown Vancouver - 33 West Pender

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

Koret Lofts in Gastown - 55 E. Cordova, Vancouver

Del Prado Yaletown Loft Building - 1155 Mainland St, Vancouver

The Hamilton Yaletown Loft Buliding - 1178 Hamilton St. Vancouver

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

Bowman Lofts in Crosstown - 528 Beatty St, Vancouver

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

Metropolis Lofts in Yaletown Vancouver - 1238 Richards St, Vancouver

Alda Lofts in Yaletown Vancouver - 1275 Hamilton St, Vancouver

Crosstown heritage loft building - 518 Beatty S, Vancouver

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

Tribeca Lofts in Yaletown Vancouver - 988 Richards St, Vancouver

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

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

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

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

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

Van Horne in Gastown - 22 E. Cordova, Vancouver

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

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

Murchies Building in Yaletown - 1216 Homer St, Vancouver

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

The Grace in Yaletown - 499 Drake St, Vancouver

The Grace in Yaletown - 1280 Richards St, Vancouver

Shangri La in Downtown - 1111 Alberni St, Vancouver

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

Flatiron in Coal Harbour - 1277 Melville St, Vancouver

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

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

256 E 2nd Jacobsen Lofts in Mount Pleasant.

228 E 4th Ave - Watershed Lofts in Mount Pleasant

 

PAUL ALBRIGHTON

Vancouver Loft and Premiere Architecture Realtor

Macdonald Realty Downtown Vancouver

604 315 5574



Paul Albrighton meet Mrlofts.ca from Toronto


Looking for a Toronto Loft?

 

Mr Loft - Toronto Loft Specialist

I recently had the chance to meet with Carl Langschimdt, the top loft realtor in Toronto, Ontario.  It was great meeting him and learning about Toronto lofts vs. Vancouver lofts.  Additionally we exchanged ideas in regards to web marketing, loft promotion, and business building techniques.  Carl, the leader of the www.MrLoft.ca team, runs a fantastic show.  They specialize working with loft buyers and sellers in Toronto, and have perfected a system getting their clients fully informed on specific loft buildings.  Langschmidt mentioned the difference between people hiring "Generalist Realtors" vs. "Specialist Realtors," and how it should not even be a question when it comes to buying or selling a loft.  Their effective web marketing, loft building expertise, and efficient client services keep them on top of the competition.  If you are looking to purchase a loft in Toronto go to: www.MrLoft.ca and you have my recommendation!

 

 



Great Vancouver lofts for sale under $425,000


Selection of nice Vancouver lofts priced under $425,000

Each of these units offers, value, some sort of outdoor space, and a parking stall.

#313 350 E 2nd Ave – “Mainspace” This is a live/work industrial style loft in Mount Pleasant.  This unit has an open 723 sq.ft. floor plan, and pretty minimal open concept loft finishing’s.  This unit has a small balcony, and also a rooftop patio.  This is a studio style unit, but leaves room for sliding walls/bedroom separation ideas. 

#103 W 22nd Ave – “Simon Lofts” This is a nice Cambie/Fairview area two level loft.  This unit also has plenty of patio space being on the ground floor.  This building stands out for being in a quiet location near nice residential homes.

#124 2556 E Hastings - “L’Atlelier”
  This is a loft conversion building in the Renfrew area towards the Second Narrow bridge.  This unit has two level and an attractive price.

#104 272 E 4th Ave “The Mecca” This is another industrial live/work style loft.  This is a ground floor unit, which some people like as there is easy access.  This unit could use some upgrades, and is worth closer the mid $300,000 range. 

#312 298 E 11th Ave “Sophia” This is a new development at 11th and Main Area.  This building has good architecture, layouts, and high ceilings.   With this newer building you get a 2-5-10 year warranty.

#404 33 W Pender St  “33” This is a brand new development in Crosstown – across the street from Tinseltown.  This building has great architecture and design.  The developer is selling a few suites starting at $340,000.  All units have either a large sliding door for air, or a patio.  Additionally all units have parking stalls.

#303 128 W 6th Ave “Centro Lofts”
– Here’s a beautiful loft style condo near Cambie.  This unit is in a boutique live/work building made from concrete.  The building is very good quality, and has a true loft feeling.  Additionally this single level renovated loft has a great patio facing a large panoramic city view.



Need to sell a Vancouver Loft? Choose a Loft Realtor.


How to sell a Vancouver loft? Who to choose?


#1 - Choose a loft specialist

Do not sell your loft with any realtor. Vancouver lofts are a unique brand of property that aim at a particular audience. A Vancouver loft specialist will typically know a building and comparable units, and most of all will possess knowledge of what the loft market is experiencing in terms of sales and listings. They are able to educate you and potential purchasers on your loft versus what else is being offered on the market. Furthermore, they are knowledgeable about key features of loft including ceiling heights, loft orientation, and layouts which are most often looked-for. A loft specialist also directs the buyers' attention on what is most excellent about the your loft.

#2 - Where do buyers come from?
Loft buyers don't only come from MLS.ca. For instance, our website receives thousands of new and different visitors every month from a wide range of sources including, but not limited to: Craigslist, news print, loft mail-outs, strategically placed "Vancouver loft" online ads, Google paid ads and organic searches, networks of loft buyers, and numerous other search engines such as Yahoo, MSN, Live, Bing, etc. Be assured that your Vancouver loft realtor has distinctive and well-targeted advertising that you believe can create a large flow of buyers.

#3 - Strategic Pricing
Trying out a high price can deter a sale. If you begin listing your loft at a very high price, you will probably end up chasing the market down. A listing's reputation is situated at the start. Remarkable price decreases show that the owner is becoming desperate to sell his/her loft and may result in the listing receiving very low offers or even ignored. It is most essential to leave a good impression from the start date, since most of a listing's activity is within the first four weeks. Do not choose you realtor based on the listing price they give you or accept. Choose your listing realtor for their service levels, marketing tactics, selling history, and your overall impression of their business strategies.

#4 - What kind of service can you expect
Each agent has a different level of service. Be sure to inquire as to how often you will hear feedback from your realtor once you place your loft on the market. A seller's most terrible scenario is to sit in the background uninformed as their property becomes stale on the market. Moreover, ask yourself: Does this agent do his/her own showings? Does he/she have assistants who actually do the ground work? How qualified are the assistants? Do they leave lockboxes for others? Are the assistants licensed and actually able to make claims about the property?

#5 - Finally
If you found this website, where do you think loft buyers are currently looking?
Contact Paul Albrighton to sell your Vancouver loft: 604 315 5574 or [email protected]

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Live/Work Lofts in Vancouver by Albrighton


Are you looking for a live/work loft in Vancouver?


MLS often doesn't fill in the category (or it is unknown by some real estate agents) the proper designation for a live/work loft.  Paul Albrighton is a loft specialist and can advise where you can actually buy a loft that has some sort of live/work zoning.  There are many advantages to living in a live work space, especially if you are a business owner.  See our video, and contact Paul Albrighton for more information on live work lofts for sale.  We work as Vancouver loft experts.



Vancouver condo and loft market update for August 2009


Market update for lofts and Condos August 2009


"VANCOUVER, B.C. - September 2, 2009 - The number of home sales in Greater Vancouver increased significantly last month compared to August 2008 and moved closer in line with the most active summer months experienced between 2003 and 2007." - RBGV



The Vancouver real estate market is hot!  August 2009 was the second busiest August for Vancouver home sales ever.  July 2009 was the highest producing July in Vancouver history (4114 home sales), and June produced the second most home sales for that month.  

My thoughts: Many buyers are now acting at the same time, and finally purchasing.  The instability of the North American economy between October 2008 until March 2009 resulted in plenty of uncertainty in the overall economy which reflected in very slow home sales during those months.  Many Vancouver condo and loft buyers held off from buying between those months, and now have jumped in to take advantage of good interest rates, lower prices, and the past built up inventory - but that inventory is now sold out!  The market activity for Downtown lofts and condos was extremely busy for all summer months of 2009.  Many units sold within 10 days and received multiple offers selling either at asking prices or over.  In certain buildings for entry level pre $450,000 units, some prices have returned to their peak prices from 2008.  

The average Downtown buyer is more conscious of their purchasing decisions compared to the "fast and crazy" times in the peak of our market - Early 2008.  People are paying closer attention to details, past peak prices, floor plans, and now setting barriers on their bidding prices.

What about the fall of 2009?  Inventory is slightly creeping forward with more listings arriving at higher prices.  The buyer "frenzy" in Downtown Vancouver should slow as buyers will begin to have more choices, and can make even more conscious choices.  The bidding wars should slow as sellers will now list thier properties at higher prices after a robust summer.  Sellers will have to price accordingly as buyers are more intelligent and want quality products.   

Who is buying?  Majority of the activity are primary residence buyers.  Home-flippers, investors, and speculators seem to have been weeded out in the slow market.  This should give great confidence for people planning to make a move this next coming fall.



Vancouver Loft Search Map


We've just recently added a simple map search feature to our website to make it easier for you to search for Vancouver lofts by neighbourhood. 

Click the following link to go to the flash search map:

vancouver loft search map for all listings updated daily by Albrighton

This map will lead you to your desired neighbourhood, and you can begin you Vancouver loft search.  Seach within Downtown Lofts , Crosstown Lofts, Yaletown Lofts, Gastown Lofts, South Granville and Kits Lofts, Mount Pleasant Lofts, and Vancouver East Lofts.  Vancouver loft experts - giving you the most resources, information, and easy-access listings for seaching for lofts for sale in Vancouver.



Gastown, Downtown, Mount Pleasant Vancouver Lofts for sale


Great lofts from $280,000 - $499,000 in Vancouver for sale.

Albrighton notes about lofts on the market.



Albrighton loft logo#205 27 Alexander – This is in a great quieter Gastown location, and in a heritage building.  This units is the only Gastown heritage style loft currently under $550k with parking!  This unit look North to the water and mountains, but also the railroads.    This is a nice place.


#6 229 Carall, Located more into central busy Gastown, this is another nice heritage loft, only with no parking, but close to parkades with rentals.

#416 55 E Cordova “Koret Lofts” This is one of the newer conversion and more higher end than most heritage coversions in Gastown.  The design, architecture and finish are beautiful.  It is about 1 block from a rental parkade.  Here is some more info and pics on the building: http://www.albrighton.ca/55-e-cordova-st-koret-lofts.html

  #401 150 Alexander St – “Mission House” This is another heritage unit well priced with good space.  There isn’t underground parking, but often parking on the street.  This is one step out of the busy part of Gastown, making it a nice spot to live.

#516 22 E Cordova – “VanHorne” 
This is in a mid-grade building, but they are two level lofts.  There are a few for sale in the building, they are small but have plenty of air space with 16’ ceilings.  These places also include a parking stall.  These units are in a slightly worse Gastown location than Water St and Alexander.

#509 33 W Pender – “33
This is a new building made to look like open layout loft studios.  These units are good because they are new with warranty, and with parking.  Only the lack a little character.  They would make a great space for a small modern reno and the finish is pretty simple.  It is located across the street from Tinseltown.  There are a few units available, and they are selling pretty fast. 

#101 546 Beatty St “540 Beatty”
This is one of my favourite loft buildings.  I think there may be an offer on this property, but it may become available.  The design and finish is very nice, and you get an underground parking stall.  

#1009 1238 Seymour St “The Space”
This is a Downtown loft with two level located near Yaletown, this unit could use some updates, and it offers good potential.  This unit includes parking.  Here is a recent sale of a very similar unit with some renovations: http://www.albrighton.ca/property_detail-3-135-6418.html

#402 272 E 4th Ave “Mecca” This is a beautiful loft, only the pictures show it bad.  It is in Mount Pleasant near Main and 4th Ave.   It was custom renovated by an architect, features high 18’ ceilings, skylights, and an art piece of a kitchen.  This loft includes a parking stall.    This is a very special unit.

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

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Great Vancouver Lofts under $400,000 for sale


Gastown, Yaletown, Mount Pleasant Loft for sale under $400,000.

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#204 28 Powell St – This is right in the heart of tourist town Gastown Vancouver, this unit offers some modern upgrades, open plan, high ceilings, and in a character building.  This units doesn’t have a parking stall.  It could be purchased for the mid high $300’s - $375k.  This is a very nice Gastown Loft building.

 #205 27 Alexander St – This is on a very cool strip of Alexander St, and amongst the best Gastown Vancouver Locations.  This street is very boutique/New York style with great looking old buildings, tree lined side walks and neat residences.  Additionally its quiet, but still only half a block from all the life of Gastown.  This unit is special as it has a parking stall, which is valued at about $40,000 for this area, and would be very easy to rent out if you didn’t want to use it.

#6 229 Carrall St – This is another Gastown heritage style lofts place with over 700 sq.ft.

#419 22 E Cordova – VanHorne, This is in a mid-grade building, but they are two level lofts.  There are a few for sale in the building, they are small but have plenty of air space with 16’ ceilings.  These places also include a parking stall.  These units are in a slightly worse Gastown location than Water St and Alexander.  The building has a maintenance levy of about $5000, that is why the price is lower too.

#313 350 E 2nd Ave – MainSpace, This is in Mount Pleasant loft building only 5 mins from downtown and the skytrain.  This unit is an open plan with concrete floors and high ceilings.  These are zoned live/work artist studios.

#302 1178 Hamilton – The Hamilton
– This is a great heritage building in the heart of Yaletown.  These units have great character and the location is key.  Very few of these units have parking, including this one.

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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: http://www.albrighton.ca/alda.html

#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.



Great Vancouver lofts for sale under $600,000


 

Vancouver lofts for sale


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#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.  



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!

HIGHLIGHTS

• 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.

Provided by David Hudson, Manager of Residential Mortgages he can be reached at [email protected] or visit his blog at www.tdmobilemortgage.com



Vancouver Lofts and Live Work lofts - Mortgage


With property values so high in metro Vancouver and the popularity of urban live/work spaces rising, it makes sense to fully investigate the benefits that you may be entitled to as an owner of a unique Vancouver Loft.

Vancouver streetVancouver lofts have long been coveted by local artist and craftsmen for there unique abilities to blend work space with open living quarters. The history of these properties comes from the days when Vancouver used to house a plethora of textile factories, garment districts and consumable’s manufactures. As these industries became cost ineffective and went overseas, they left behind some of Vancouver’s most coveted Real Estate to be. Even in the historic district of Gastown lofts have seen a lift in popularity with units priced up to over $1 million plus!
 
With values and demand rising, many property owners to be are inquiring about the possible benefits of live work lofts in Vancouver. Below are some of the more important aspects to consider when looking at a live/work loft
So what’s the deal with a live work loft?
 
Live/Work Loft: An officially designated workspace where the occupant operates a home- based business or dwelling unit, part of which may be used as a business establishment and the dwelling unit is the principal residence of the business operator. This definition matters most in cases where buyers are looking for a storefront or business where clients visit the office. Most often, these suites are limited to the ground floor and street level, which may not the most desirable location for strictly residential use.

Tax Implications:
Like with any investment have your accountant and Investment Advisor check out your tax implications and watch out for claims of significant tax write-offs. When running a home-based business, there indeed are tax benefits to having a work space at home, whether you’re in a live-work configuration, regular condo or detached home, with the proper tax set up and configuration you may have these options available regardless of the lofts zoning. There are also write-offs when you’re renting, so make sure you consult a tax expert to verify any (this included any 2010 rental plans you may have).

Financing: One area where the live-work definition is very important is in financing. In Canada, any mortgage for which the buyer doesn’t have a down payment of 20% must be insured through companies such as Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and Genworth Financial. The mandate of these insurers is to help provide Canadians with affordable and quality housing – not to insure commercial property mortgages. This aside, they recognize that many Canadians work out of their home, thus 25% of a property’s floor space limit may be designated as work space in the agreement of purchase and sale. Anything more than that won’t be insurable, which can cause some very significant problems.
 

Ask hard questions: do you really want to live in or rent out a building full of small business owners, where the common areas during the day could be very busy and noisy, when you were just looking for a nice, quiet open concept loft instead? After all, at the end of the day, marketing and insurance issues aside, a live-work condo has to be comfortable enough to actually live and work in.

David HudsonGet a mortgage for your Vancouver loft: David Hudson is a manager of Real Estate lending with TD CanadaTrust. David has worked in the Financial industries of the US and Canada and is a specialist in Lofts and Strata properties. Catch David’s Blog or he can be reached at [email protected]



Buying a Vancouver loft


Vancouver Lofts for sale by ALBRIGHTON.  All neighbourhoods updated daily: Downtown, Yaletown, Mount Pleasant, Fairview, South Granville, Cambie, Kitsilano, Vancouver East, Gastown, and Crosstown.

Thinking about buying a Vancouver loft?

Today in Vancouver, Lofts and loft style apartments have become a trendy and are selling at a fast pace. The term loft is used to describe a large open concept living space with high ceilings and large windows.  Some lofts feature double level living or in heritage spaces with special architectural features.  Lofts were originally popular amongst artists because of their affordability and versatility. Now that lofts in Vancouver have become so popular because of their uniqueness.  Loft living in Vancouver starts at nearly $280,000 and can go upto past $5.0M - with an average price of $450,000+. Builders are now developing new condo buildings with a "loft style" allowing the owner to live in a healthy urban area, unlike the areas of many loft conversions, and with a bit of a loft feeling. Overtime, the idea of Loft living has constantly been evolving.  If you are interested in finding out more about lofts in Vancouver for sale, please search through our site, to familiarize yourself with what is available.  If you are ready to begin the process, contact Paul Albrighton at 604 315 5574 or [email protected]  We work as loft buyer specialists (see buy/sell loft page) With your message be sure to include your creteria:

  • Ideal Space - square footage/squar meters
  • Locations
  • DesiredpPrice range
  • Parking needs
  • Reasson for investment: live/work, investment, residence
  • The timeframe you are looking to buy in
  • Your taste. Ex: industrial, contemporary, sleek/modern, heritage...etc

 

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Vancouver architectural property and lofts for sale


Properties that offer loft spaces or architectural design

Mount Pleasant near Main St. Lofts

# 203 2635 PRINCE EDWARD ST – “Soma Lofts” This unit is near Main, however the street it is on is nice, quiet, and not so industrial.    This in East Mount Pleasant.  This area is improving and is being redeveloped quickly.  There are a few warehouse styled lofts in the area.  These suites stand out for offering beautiful finish from polished concrete floors, ultra high ceilings, quality kitchens & bathrooms, and sliding wall/doors.  These are prime “loft style condos”.

 # 708 328 E 11TH AV -  “Uno” This is right by Soma Lofts, and another architectural building with good values.  This suite is a two bedroom which a bright good layout.

# 314 336 E 1ST AV – “Artech Lofts” This is a Warehouse style Mount Pleasant live/work loft building with great open layouts.  This unit features concrete floors and some nice updates.  It also has a North facing mountain view.  This building is home to many artist live/work studios and home offices.


# 410 2001 WALL ST – “Canerry Row” - These are beautiful true double level lofts with great space.  This unit is well priced as the past three loft sales at this building were between $345,000 to $365,000.  This building is located out of the core of the city, in the industrial area, near Powell and the Bottom of Victoria Dr.  This loft has great industrial northern views.

  Gastown Loft

#202 36 WATER ST- “Terminus”, This is a new Gastown retro-fit building using the facade of a heritage hotel.  These properties must be viewed to be appreciated, these units do not feel narrow as the ceilings are very high.  The build finish and quality are amongst the best lofts in the city.  All these units include parking.  It is right in the character tourist area of Gastown.


# 313 1275 HAMILTON ST - This is one of Yaletown’s best conversion buildings.  It was designed by Alda Pierra, and the detail to attention clearly shows.  This suite features high ceilings, original exposed timber beams, and very nice kitchen and bathroom finishing’s.  I highly recommend this place.  The strata fees are only $273/mn.

 Westside Lofts

# 203 4387 W 10TH AV – “Roar One” http://mlslink.mlxchange.com/Pub/EmailView.asp?r=468319604&s=BRC&t=BRC I’ve included the listing and the older listing of this place so you can see as many photos as possible.  This is a beautiful building in a great location in Point Grey.  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.

# 510 1529 W 6TH AV – “South Granville Lofts” These are highly desired lofts as they are located near Broadway and Granville.  These suites are home to many business including hair salons.  People really like them for their well built concrete construction and people can walk right up to the suites without having to be buzzed in.  These were re-done in 2006, the developer still owns a few suites and should be releasing some units.

# 408 338 W 8TH AV – “Loft 338” This smaller loft building that looks like a warehouse conversion with metal cladding on the outside.  This is a nice simple open space with over 800 sq.ft.   This is in a great area full of new development and a new skytrain station.  It is one block away from the main commuting route – W 9th or Broadway.

 # 201 980 W 22ND AV – “Simon” This is a more quaint location near Oak St.  This unit offers great space, and an outdoor patio.  This area is located right near Shaughnessy.

 # 302 428 W 8TH AV – “XL LOFTS” This is a nice architectural concrete loft building near the new developments in the Cambie area on W 8th.  These units have nice exposed concrete, great layouts, and a very central location.  This area is now home to many great new stores including Whole Foods, Best Buy, and Canadian Tire.  This is 1 block from a Skytrain station.

Disclaimer The data relating to real estate on this web site comes in part from the MLS Reciprocity program of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver or the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board. Real estate listings held by participating real estate firms are marked with the MLS Reciprocity logo and detailed information about the listing includes the name of the listing agent. This representation is based in whole or part on data generated by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver or the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board which assumes no responsibility for its accuracy. The materials contained on this page may not be reproduced without the express written consent of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver or the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board.



Vancouver lofts for sale


Vancouver Lofts for sale

Vancouver Lofts for sale by ALBRIGHTON.  All neighbourhoods updated daily: Downtown, Yaletown, Mount Pleasant, Fairview, South Granville, Cambie, Kitsilano, Vancouver East, Gastown, and Crosstown.

See Vancouver's top rated loft real estate website.  This website features top notch lofts for sale in Vancouver.  This organized website has all lofts for sale in the city organized by the following neighbourhoods:

  downtown lofts for sale

  yaletown lofts for sale
  gastown lofts for sale
  crosstown lofts for sale
  south granville and kits lofts for sale
  vancouver east lofts for sale
  mount pleasant lofts for sale

 

PAUL ALBRIGHTON

MACDONALD REALTY LTD



Vancouver Loft space for sale live/work


As a loft specialist I would be glad to help you find your next live/work place.  Below I have selected listings that actually have live/work zoning which legally allows for people having clients come in and out of their suite, and there are tax advantages as well.  Property Link: http://mlslink.mlxchange.com/Pub/EmailView.asp?r=1093857824&s=BRC&t=BRC

#415 – 350 E 2nd  “Main Space”.  This is a warehouse style loft building in Mount Pleasant.  This building is constructed from steel and concrete, and features some very unique exposed concrete and steel beams in the suites and common areas.  This is an open 653 sq.ft. square floor plan, which leaves plenty of room for your ideas.  This unit is worth closer to $300,000 - $310,000.  It would look great with a few upgrades.  In this building there are a variety of live/work studios and business’s.  This is located 2 blocks from a Skytrain station.

 #410 – 2001 Wall St “Cannery Row Lofts”.  These are beautiful true double level lofts with great space.  This unit is well priced as the past three loft sales at this building were between $345,000 to $365,000.  This building is located out of the core of the city, in the industrial area, near Powell and the Bottom of Victoria Dr.

 #106 – 272 E 4th Ave “Mecca”  This is another industrial warehouse style live/work building in Mount Pleasant.  These building are constructed very well from concrete and steel finished with metal cladding, making for very low maintenance.  This unit could use a few touch ups.  This is ground level making it easy for students/clients to come in and out of.

 #302 - 428 W 8th Ave “XL Lofts” This is a nice architectural concrete loft building near the new developments in the Cambie area on W 8th.  These units have nice exposed concrete, great layouts, and a very central location.  This area is now home to many great new stores including Whole Foods, Best Buy, and Canadian Tire.  This is 1 block from a Skytrain station.

 #323 - 336 E 1st Ave “Artech Lofts” This is another Warehouse style Mount Pleasant loft building with great open layouts.  This unit doesn’t include parking however it isn’t a big challenge to find parking in the area.  This unit is worth closer to $390,000 to $400,000.  It features some nice upgrades.  This is only 2 blocks from the Skytrain.

 #408 - 338 W 8th Ave “Loft 338” This smaller loft building that looks like a warehouse conversion with metal cladding on the outside.  This is a nice simple open space with over 800 sq.ft.   This area is slightly more industrial with some commercial and light industry nearby.  It is one block away from the main commuting route – W 9th or Broadway. 

 #406 – 228 E 4th Ave “Watershed” This is another industrial warehouse style live/work building in Mount Pleasant.  This unit has been beautifully upgraded with designer/architectural features and great city views.

 #203 – 2635 Prince Edward “Soma Lofts” This unit is near Main, however the street it is on is nice, quiet, and not so industrial.    This in East Mount Pleasant.  This area is certainly cheaper and is still home to some run-down apartments and old houses.  This area is improving and is being redeveloped quickly.  There are a few warehouse styled lofts in the area.  These suites stand out for offering beautiful finish from polished concrete floors, ultra high ceilings, quality bathrooms, and sliding wall/doors. 

Updated June 14th 2009



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Vancouver live/work lofts for sale - under $450,000



#415 – 350 E 2nd Ave “Mainspace”
This is a warehouse style loft building in Mount Pleasant.  This building is constructed from steel and concrete, and features some very unique exposed concrete and steel beams in the suites and common areas.  This is an open 653 sq.ft. square floor plan, which leaves plenty of room for your ideas.  This unit is worth closer to $300,000 - $310,000.  It would look great with a few upgrades.  In this building there are a variety of live/work studios and business’s.  This is located 2 blocks from a Skytrain station.

#101 – 2635 Prince Edward St “Soma Lofts”
This unit is near Main, however the street it is on is nice, quiet, and not so industrial.    This in East Mount Pleasant.  This area is certainly cheaper and is still home to some run-down apartments and old houses.  This area is improving and is being redeveloped quickly.  There are a few warehouse styled lofts in the area.  These suites stand out for offering beautiful finish from polished concrete floors, ultra high ceilings, quality bathrooms, and sliding wall/doors.  

#702 – 495 W 6th Ave “Loft 495”
This is a live/work industrial style building with open plans.  The floor plans stand out  for their high ceilings, exposed concrete, and polished concrete floors.  The spaces are finished well and quite minimal.  This is only 1-2 block from the new upcoming Cambie and Broadway Skytrain station.

#301 – 2001 Wall St “Cannery Row
Lofts”

These are beautiful true double level lofts with great space.  This unit is well priced as the past three loft sales at this building were between $345,000 to $365,000.  This building is located out of the core of the city, in the industrial area, near Powell and the Bottom of Victoria Dr. However not far from main bus routes.

#106 – 272 E 4th Ave “The Mecca”
This is another industrial warehouse style live/work building in Mount Pleasant.  These building are constructed very well from concrete and steel finished with metal cladding, making for very low maintenance.  This unit could use a few touch ups.  This is 4 blocks from a Skytrain station.

#302 – 428 W 8th Ave “XL Lofts”

“XL Lofts” This is a nice architectural concrete loft building near the new developments in the Cambie area on W 8th.  These units have nice exposed concrete, great layouts, and a very central location.  This area is now home to many great new stores including Whole Foods, Best Buy, and Canadian Tire.  This is 1 block from a Skytrain station.

#323 336 E 1st Ave “Artech Lofts”
This is another Warehouse style Mount Pleasant loft building with great open layouts.  This unit doesn’t include parking however it isn’t a big challenge to find parking in the area.  This unit is worth closer to $390,000 to $400,000.  It features some nice upgrades.  This is only 2 blocks from the Skytrain.

#408 – 338 W 8th Ave “Loft 338”

This smaller loft building that looks like a warehouse conversion with metal cladding on the outside.  This is a nice simple open space with over 800 sq.ft.   This area is slightly more industrial with some commercial and light industry nearby.  It is one block away from the main commuting route – W 9th or Broadway. 

#321 – 1529 W 6th Ave “South Granville Lofts”

These are highly desired lofts as they are located near Broadway and Granville.  These suites are home to many business including hair salons.  People really like them for their well built concrete construction and people can walk right up to the suites without having to be buzzed in.  These were re-done in 2006, the developer still owns a few suites and should be releasing some units



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Top three Vancouver Downtown/Yaletown loft towers


Where can you find two level lofts in Downtown/Yaletown?

1238 Richards St, 1238 Seymour St, 1238 Seymour St. ratings

They are very rare!  The top three and only towers (10 storey plus concrete structures) containing primarily lofts are located at 1238 Seymour St, 933 Seymour St, and 1238 Richards St. 

How do they rate:

Metropolis Yaletown Lofts 1238 Richards St - building webpage

Albrighton rated #1 loft tower - 1238 Richards St, known as Metropolis is by far the best loft tower in Vancouver.  This 1998 built concrete tower features high-quality finishing's in the lobby, hallways, and updated amenities.  The lobby was recently refurbished with 20' + high ceilings and modern wood panelling.  Suites that come up for sale in this building often are sold quickly.  In the past 5 months at Metropolis many of the units sold ended up in Multiple offers, and sold relatively close to asking prices, or over asking.  Residents and buyers love the Yaletown location, and the peaceful location on Richards St.  This street is home to the Grace, at 1280 Richards St, one of Vancouver's most recognized architectural masterpieces.   Additionally, Metropolis has been very well maintained. This building is home to only 100 suites with a two 28th floor penthouses.   Past Albrighton sale at 1238 Richards st.  See all the suties currently for sale at Metropolis.

 

1238 Seymour buiding picture - Albrighton.ca

Albrighton rated #2 loft tower - 1238 Seymour St, The Space.  This is a very good value loft tower containing lofts from 550 sq.ft. to just over 1100 sq.ft.  There are also studios, one bedrooms, and very few two bedroom condos in this concrete 1996 built tower.  The lobby and hallways have an industrial 1990's theme making for a unique setting.  These suites were originally built very simple with minimal features and finishing's.  Some lofts have been upgraded to meet modern luxury standards and some of the lofts leave potential for new ideas.  This is located Downtown Vancouver at Seymour and Drake. This tower includes 229 suites.  Past Albrighton sale at 1238 Seymour St - more photos.   See all the lofts currently for sale at The Space.


the spot 933 seymour st, downtown lofts, vancouver

Albrighton rated #3 loft tower - 933 Seymour St, The Spot.  This was built by the same builder as The Space, shortly after in 1998 with slightly better building standards.  These suites were also finished simply and leave plenty of room for your ideas.  This building contains 187 smaller loft suites ranging from 540 sq.ft. to over 900 sq.ft. with most suites closer to 600 sq.ft.  This building is located very centrally in Downtown making for easy commutes, and it is recognized for its proximity to local amenities including: great restaurants, night life, food stores, and Downtown shopping.  These suites make great "City loft condos".  Recent sale with more photos.   See all the current lofts for sale at 933 Seymour St.



Great Vancouver lofts for sale under $426,000


Vancouver open space condos and lofts for sale

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Vancouver lofts for sale


Here's an updated list of properties added to the "featured property page" - we feature property on this page that stand out for offerings, space, design, and value.  

  • # 319 2001 WALL ST - Vancouver East Loft
  • # 2 135 KEEFER ST - Gastown exclusive heritage loft
  • # 4602 1128 W GEORGIA ST - Shangri-la Vancouver estate  at a bargain price
  • # 1407 1238 RICHARDS ST - Completely rennovated designer Yaletown Loft
  • # 411 1216 HOMER ST - Studio in a heritage loft building in Yaletown -only $273,000
  • # 105 546 BEATTY ST - Metroliving - a brand new heritage conversion in Crosstown - only $339,00

See these updated Vancouver lofts and modern suites for sale.

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Vancouver loft Directory - see all Vancouver lofts for sale

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Downtown lofts are located in the heart of Vancouver's urban concrete city. Here you will find great concrete construction towers featuring lofts and loft type condominiums. See all the lofts currently for sale: http://www.albrighton.ca/downtown_lofts.html

Yaletown lofts and Heritage lofts, and heritage condos offering beautiful unique features such as wood beams, brick exteriors, and extra high ceilings are just a few features found within Yaletown lofts. See some of Yalteown's best lofts and heritage condos for sale. http://www.albrighton.ca/yaletown_lofts.html

Crosstown is on the edge of Downtown and Gastown Vancouver. Within Crosstown some of Vancouver's best loft conversion buildings have been recently re-done. Beatty st. and Powell Street lofts offer some great loft buildings within concrete, wood, and brick features. See the current lofts for sale in Crosstown. http://www.albrighton.ca/crosstown_lofts.html

Gastown Vancouver is part of the rare historic nieghbourhood in Vancouver's Downtown. Here are some very unique spaces both old and new featuring large spaces and in an up-and-coming neighbourhood. Gastown lofts, and heritage suites can be found here. http://www.albrighton.ca/gastown_lofts.html

South Granville, Fairview, False Creek South, Cambie, and Kitsilano lofts for sale. South Granville and lofts and Kitsilano are located South of Downtown and East of Cambie St. There are a variet of loft warehouses, loft building both new and old throughout Kits, South Granville, Cambie and Fairview. See the current loft property for sale. http://www.albrighton.ca/south_granville_and_kits_lofts.html

Vancouver east lofts include loft and heritage style suite located East of Main and beyond gastown. See the current lofts for sale. http://www.albrighton.ca/vancouver_east_lofts.html

Mount Pleasant also known as South Main featuers many unique loft spaces in Warehouse style and warehouse conversion buildings. Some of Vancouver's newest innovavtive architecture has and is currently built in Vancouver's Mount Pleasant area. See the current listings on the market. http://www.albrighton.ca/mount_pleasant_lofts.html



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Cheap Vancouver LOFT deals


 207 55 ALEXANDER ST – “55 Alexander” This is a loft style studio in a awesome Gastown location.  The street is very nice with boutique shops and character buildings, and only 5 minute walk to central Downtown via Water St.  This is nice open layout studio with classical elements.  This listing is very well priced as a one bedroom without parking unit was sold for $265,000 in November.  The only downside is this suite doesn’t have a parking stall.  Even considering it doesn’t have a parking stall it is still well priced and could probably be purchase for nearly $227,000 - $230,000.

# 511 22 E CORDOVA ST – “Van Horne” Here’s the loft you inquired on.  I’m excited for this listing as the price per square foot is spectacular.  Someone sold a 580 sq.ft. loft in November in the building for $250,000 – which was super cheap! These units sold for $330,000 - $350,000 in early 2008.

# 413 1 E CORDOVA ST – “Carrall Station” This is a loft across the street from Van Horne Lofts in Gastown.  It features a nice square layout, real hardwood floors, a balcony, and nice Northern views of Gastown and the mountains.  This is the suite I recommended.

# C8 238 E 10TH AV – “Studio 10” This is a unique Mount Pleasant loft.  It is quite industrial and seems to have a “unique layout”.  It could leave some room for your ideas/a renovation.

# 503 233 ABBOTT ST – “Abbott PlaceThis is a really neat Boutique loft style/New York style condo.  It was originally built in 1910 and was converted to high ceiling/exposed brick loft style condo is 1996.  This suite is nice and spacious and leaves lots of room for your ideas.  This property is priced well and it includes parking which is super rare for this classic building.  Here’s my blog post on this sutie: http://www.albrighton.ca/blogs/2009/1/13/88-233-abbott-st-gastown-nyc-style-loft-condo.html   


# 613 933 SEYMOUR ST – “The Spot” This property is the better of Downtown loft deals on the market.  This is renovated and finished to be modern styling, and it includes parking.  Similar units at “The Spot” that include parking sold for up to $380,000.



What is a Vancouver loft condo?


 

What is a Vancouver lofts?

What is a Vancouver loft condo? At the most basic level a loft condo differs from a regular condominium because of the “open layout”.  Lofts are typically two level suites with high ceilings and a second mezzanine level.   In the Vancouver loft real estate world we also have “loft style condos.”  Additionally older buildings in Gastown and Yaletown that were once commercial properties/warehouses have been converted to lofts. In the last 5-10 years many historic and industrial buildings that were once vacant or used as non-residents, have now been converted into upscale loft apartments. The development of loft apartments has been a boost to local economies, revitalized downtown areas, and brought new life to historic districts.

In general loft apartments are Lofts are normally 4 to 12 story buildings, with sometimes higher than average ceilings.  In Downtown/Yaletown, some lofts have been built in 20-31 storey towers. Large windows are often a feature of lofts and the interiors are designed to provide the occupants maximum access to exterior light.What is a Vancouver loft?

Interior layout and design is usually an important key feature of loft apartments. Many lofts have hardwood or polished concrete floors, natural brick walls and exposed ceiling beams. Particular attention is also paid to hardware details such as fixtures, lighting, and open kitchens.

Many loft apartments are located near business, nightlife and entertainment areas. Because of the urban locations loft apartments are often favored by young professionals and business people. The luxury of loft apartments also appeals to the style conscious, art and design enthusiasts. 

Lofts in Vancouver can be found a variety of Neighbourhood.  Go to http://www.vancouver-lofts.ca/ to sell a variety of Vancouver lofts organized by neighborhood.





How to sell a Vancouver loft? Find the right agent.


How to sell a Vancouver loft? Who to choose?

#1 - Choose a loft specialist

Do not sell your loft with any realtor. Vancouver lofts are a special type of property that target a particular audience. A Vancouver loft specialist will typically know a building and comparable units, and most of all will possess knowledge of what the loft market is experiencing in terms of sales and listings. They can educate you and tentative buyers on your loft vs. what is on the market. In addition, they know what special features are important like ceiling heights,  loft orientation & layouts which are most desired, and a loft specialist also focuses the buyers' attention on what is best about the particular space.

#2 - Where do buyers come from?

Loft buyers don't only come from the MLS. This website receives thousands of new unique visitors each month from a variety of sources including: Craigslist, news print, loft mail outs, strategically placed "Vancouver loft" online ads, google paid ads and organic searches, networks of loft buyers, and numerous other search engines including yahoo, msn, live, etc. Make sure that the Vancouver loft agent you use has some sort of special or targeted advertising, that you believe can create a large flow of buyers.

#3 - Strategic Pricing

Testing out a high price can hurt your sale. If you start your listing at a very high price, you will probably end up chasing the market down. A listing's reputation is set from the beginning. Dramatic price reduction shows a sellers eagerness to sell and may be victim to very low offers or simply ignored. The initial way a listing is perceived from the initial list date is key. Most of a listing's activity is within the first four weeks. Do not choose you realtor based on the listing price they give you or accept. Choose your listing realtor for their service levels, marketing abilities, track record, and your overall perception of their business strategies.

#4 - What kind of service can you expect

Each agent has a different level of service. Be sure to ask what kind of on-going feedback you can expect once you place your property on the market. A seller's worst nightmare is to be left in the dark as their property gets stale on the market. Additionally ask yourself: does this agent do the showings themselves? Do they have assistants who actually do the ground work? How qualified are their assistants? Do they leave lockboxes for others? Are their assistants licensed and actually able to make claims about the property?

#5 - Finally

If you found this website and blog post where do you think buyers who think you and want a loft are currently looking?

Contact Paul Albrighton to sell your Vancouver loft: 604 315 5574 or [email protected]



Vancouver Lofts and Condo deals Jan 13h


Great loft spaces within $320,000 purchase price. 


  • # 410 22 E CORDOVA ST – “Van Horne” This is the loft you inquired on.  This will probably sell for closer to $270,000.  This is at Van Horne a good Gastown loft building.  These double height loft spaces offer a lot flexibility to do what you want with the space.
  • # 413 1 E CORDOVA ST –  “Carrall Station” This is directly across the street from Van Horne in a building named Carall Station.  For a Gastown loft building this places offers good value.  This suite features updates including cherry hardwood and granite countertops.  The best part is tht it features a small outdoor balcony with great North Mountain views.
  • # 613 933 SEYMOUR ST –  “The Spot” This is Downtown’s best loft deal.  This property is priced over $30,000 less than a recent comparable sale.  It features a nice square loft layout and a full sized patio outside.  Plus its in very good shape.

One bedroom good value condos within $320,000 purchase price. 

  • # 1808 610 GRANVILLE ST – “The Hudson” in Downtown, a high-class building built by Peter Wall who built the Wall Centre.  This suite is offers great value but the layout is slightly small. 

 # 1001 501 PACIFIC ST – “The 501” This suite is located right near the seawall and False Creek.  This building offers great amenities including a large outdoor/indoor swimming pool.  This could probably be purchased for $295,000.

# 2603 977 MAINLAND ST – “Yaletown Park” This is a great high up one bedroom condo in a 1.5 year old building.  This could probably be purchased for $305k - $310k.

  1904 969 RICHARDS ST – “The Mondrian” This is a fantastic value.  Here you get a newer built BOSA building and over 580 sq.ft. for $324,900.  Similar suites have sold for $340,000+ this past summer.

  308 928 RICHARDS ST – “The Savoy” Another good centrally located downtown condo.

 # 1008 1001 HOMER ST – “The Bentley” a great building in the heart of Yaletown, featuring modern finishes and design.



Real Vancouver lofts - 2 level building list


Here's a list with noted double level loft buildings in Vancouver.


Downtown Vancouver loft buildings:

933 Seymour St - Spot - Concrete construction, double level Downtwon loft spaces

1238 Seymour St - The Space - Concrete construction, double level and studio Downtown loft spaces


Yaletown Loft buildings:

1238 Richards St - Metropolis - Concrete construction, high-end double level Yaletown lofts and conds


Gastown Loft Buildings:

27 Alexander - Heritage buliding double loft spaces, character lofts

1 E Cordova St - Carrall Station - Concrete construction double level lofts buit in 1997

22 E Cordova St - Van Horne - Concrete construction double level lofts

289 Alexander St - The Edge - Newer construction double level lofts, studios, and condos


Crosstown Loft Buildings

828 Beatty St - Bowman Lofts - Bowman Block - High-end Heritage converted double level character lofts


South Granville/Cambie Loft Buildings

428 W 8th - XL Lofts - Double level concrete construction lofts and large condos - 8th and Cambie

1529 W 6th Ave - South Granville Lofts - Renovated concrete construction modern two level lofts


East Vancouver Loft Buildings:

2001 Wall St - Cannery Row Lofts - Renovated heritage two level lofts


Mount Pleasant Loft Buildings:

237 E 4th Ave - Artworks - Two level and open studio warehouse style lofts

1220 E Pender - Workshop - Two level lofts in a warehouse style building

228 E 1st Ave

336 E 1st Ave- Artech Lofts - Warehouse style two level lofts

1850 Lorne Ave



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Vancouver Yaletown, Highilght lofts:

FULL DETAILS on these lofts, and all other Yaletown lofts currently for sale.

 



The ultimate live work loft in Yaletown heritage district. Completely redesigned renovated w/ top of the line fixtures and finishings. Contemporary open plan kitchen is completely custom designed for entertaining friends family in style w/ a 10 ft cantilevered island for bar seating. Countertops throughout in polished quartz slab. Dark maple soft closing cabinets complement the S/S gas range, Fisher Paykel fridge and Blomberg dishwasher. Single oversized Kindred sink with swivel spout rinsing spray. Complete w/ a designer aluminum backsplash. 24 x 24 Contemporary "Noir" ceramic tile flooring throughout. Oversized stand up tiled shower w/ all fixtures bathroom pieces by Toto. Listing Provided by:   Park Georgia Realty Ltd.


  203 1230 HAMILTON ST, Vancouver loft

 

Expectations will be surpassed when you see the re-design of this penthouse at ALDA by David Hepworth. If streamlined sophistication featuring superb detailing is what you are seeking, then this 1711 s.f. space is it! A custom spiral staircase leads you to a roof level deck of over 700 s.f. with views over David Lam Park to False Creek. The open concept living space has the sense of lighting and air with its 10 foot heritage beamed ceilings, A/C and expansive Euro tilt and turn windows and features custom, minimal display and storage millwork. The kitchen with its Subzero, Gagganeau Miele appliances is designed for entertaining at the expansive island, in the dining area or on the covered al fresco dining balcony.  Listing Provided by:   RE/MAX Ken Leong

# 603 1275 HAMILTON ST, Vancouver loft

 

into "The Alda" - solid concrete loft style Yaletown's premier boutique building. Designed by award winning Alda Pereira, 2bdrm + Den Sub-penthouse with 80sf west-facing COVERED patio that creates an extension to your living space. Beyond spectacular and immaculate air conditioned interior with 9ft ceilings, electric fireplace, designer lighting, exposed beams, walnut hardwood flooring throughout. floor to ceiling and wall to wall Euroline tilt'n turn windows. Open kitchen with Movable Island, gas stove and Karadon countertops. Where parking is rare - one stall is included! Storage locker visitor parking is available. Steps away from the best shopping restaurants of Yaletown or stroll down to the seawall. Listing Provided by:   RE/MAX Ken Leong

# 507 1275 HAMILTON ST, Vancouver loft

 

Exquisite unique 1 bed 2 dens in ALDA. Exceptional floor plan with LARGE PRIVATE SUNDECK. Features high ceils with wood beam, beautiful walnut floors, open kit w/movable island, gas stove, floor to ceil windows (Euro tilt turn), amazing built-ins A/C. The lge den can be used as an office or 2nd bdrm and the 2nd den as a lge storage or 2nd office. Alda is an exclusive boutique building in the heart of the original Yaletown. Steps from incredible dining, shopping entertainment, and minutes from the sea wall. Pets (2) rentals allowed. Storage locker, 1 parking visitor parking. Listing Provided by:   TRG-The Residential Group Rlty

# 508 1275 HAMILTON ST, Vancouver loft



Crosstown Vancouver loft updates


This heritage building is known as Crosstown's best! # 501 528 BEATTY ST , Vancouver. Own a piece of 1906 Vancouver History. 528 Beatty has been reborn as the Bowman Block through the co-operative work of the City of Vancouver, and Salient Developments. It is one of the first residential renovations in Cross-town to be completed under a heritage revitalization agreement with the City of Vancouver. A combination of original character and modern design featuring exposed brick, sandblasted timber beams, reclaimed fir floors, a whole wall of 6 double-hung windows (great ventilation), modern stainless steel appliances, composite stone counter tops, a room divider complete with flat screen swivel tv, a 2-in-1 front loading washer/dryer, and many customized features unique to this unit. Price includes all furnishings.

Bowman Lofts 528 Beatty St - outside photos

See more information about the Bowman: http://www.albrighton.ca/528_Beatty_St.html

This Beatty st loft - 531 BEATTY - built by Townline Homes, architecturally designed by Rafii Architects. New concrete & brick building set in the heart of the Crosstown neighborhood. Remarkably boutique & intimate. 930 sf well planned 2 bdrm & 2 bath suite overlooking the garden terrace. SOPHISTICATED & MODERN: natural maple engineered H/W floors, over-height ceilings, European style kitchen with S/S Bosch appls, Quartz composite countertops, La Torre facets & solid glass backsplash. Spa-like baths with marble counters & illuminated storage shelf with glass sliding doors. Ample insuite storage for a perfect home office. ONE parking space & bicycle storage. AMENTIIES: fully equipped exercise room, Zen garden with outdoor F/P & seating area.

531 beatty st loft crosstown

Crosstown Vancouver lofts for sale, all listings: http://www.albrighton.ca/crosstown_lofts.html



Albrighton real estate empire is growing! - Vancouver's Loft central source


The Albrighton marketing team has once again offered a unique tool for all loft owners and savvy buyers! We've just added a fantastic section to our website offering all loft listings in Vancouver narrowed by neighborhood. All loft and heritage buildings are listed within their given neighborhood, once a listing is available, you will see a "for sale" sign taking to you page with all the listings on the market. This is a great resource for anyone who wants to stay in the-loop for loft listings to purchase or invest, additionally its a un-beatable resource if you are planning on selling you loft. As this website grows, google and other major search engines recognize the consistent updated loft content, building address's, and this leads to high ranking drawing in buyers and buyer inquires on-line. Stay tuned for more information. In the meantime see the following sections.


Paul Albrighton's Vancouver Lofts

http://www.albrighton.ca/downtown_lofts.html

http://www.albrighton.ca/yaletown_lofts.html

http://www.albrighton.ca/gastown_lofts.html

http://www.albrighton.ca/crosstown_lofts.html

http://www.albrighton.ca/south_granville_and_kits_lofts.html

http://www.albrighton.ca/vancouver_east_lofts.html

http://www.albrighton.ca/mount_pleasant_lofts.html



Vancouver East - Best Value loft $224,000 for 569 sq.ft. two levels


Artist Alert! Investor Alert! PRICED TO SELL--UNDER ASSESSMENT! This concrete live/work loft space has sound re-enforced walls, tall ceilings, an expansive view to the south, and an incredible landscaped common rooftop deck. This unit has been very well cared for. New hot water tank. Hallways graced with natural light and greenery. A loading bay for easy access. Shopping just outside your door in the vibrant Hastings and Nanaimo area. Culture, community, and an inspiring space. This one won't last long--call today.

# 314 2556 E HASTINGS ST
, Vancouver East, BC. Property link: 

See all Vancouver East lofts for sale. See all Mount Pleasant lofts for sale.

Posted by Paul Albrighton, Vancouver East and Mount Pleasant Lofts for sale, Oct 2008.



Mount Pleasant Lofts Vancouver - Artworks


Welcome to this rare property. This two bathroom fully authorized live/work penthouse loft in Mount Pleasant features "lofty" features many people only dream of! Full 16' ceilings, oak wood floors, custom steel staircase, two bathrooms, seamless white walls, steel truss roof, opening skylight, and 17' wide the whole way through. Don't miss one-of-a-kind property. Almost 1100 sq.ft. of true loft living can be yours. Contact Paul Albrighton at 604 315 5574 for a showing today. See more Mount Pleasant Lofts for sale: http://www.albrighton.ca/mount_pleasant_lofts.html

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1238 Seymour St - The Space


The Space leaves plenty of room for your ideas. One month ago 2101 sold for $550,000 - this unit had nicer finishings, 2 bathroom, 2 parking stalls, and a more southern view, but it has the same origonal floor plan. - This leaves for plenty of opportunity here with 2104 at The Space, priced at over $100,000 cheaper than a sale one month ago. Contact me directly 604-315-5574 to view this suite. Property Link: http://www.albrighton.ca/1238-seymour-st.html

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Gastown Loft - Modern Masterpiece at Koret Lofts


This spectacular piece of architecture is located in one of Gastown's most desirable heritage loft style building is now for sale. This is one of the Ultimate suites at 55 E Cordova, Koret Lofts. It features designer finishes, european kitchen, modern design, dual roller blinds, inform lights, frameless glass shower, custom storage and more. Every detail has been paid attention to. Located at #403 - 55 E Cordova St - Gastown Loft. Property link:  Koret Lofts Building Page. . See all Gastown Lofts for sale: http://www.albrighton.ca/gastown_lofts.html.

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Gastown Loft Style One Bedroom - Sold - #501 - 55 Alexander St.


This unique one heritage style one bedroom, Gastown Loft style one bedroom condo is located one of Gastown's botique streets offering endless Character. This condo features a Gourmet kitchen with gorgeous granite,gas stove and lots of cabinets. Cozy gas fireplace and great space for office overlooking the brick buildings and vibrant street below. Parking available in bldg. #501 - 55 Alexander, Gastown, $275,000 http://www.albrighton.ca/property_detail-3-135-3774.html

See more Gastown Lofts for sale.

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Yaletown's best Loft deal - 737 sq.ft. 2 level 1238 Richards $399,900.


This two level loft features nice city views, 737 sq.ft. of living space. Priced righ at market value $399,900. Building Webpage.

# 1606 1238 RICHARDS ST , Vancouver West, BC

SPOTLESS TWO LEVEL LOFT AT "METROPOLIS", WITH LOVELY PROTECTED VIEWS ACROSS EMERY BARNES PARK TO THE CITY SKYLINE AND MOUNTAINS BEYOND. THE LOFT - dramatic double height ceilings and floor to ceiling windows maximize the light and view. New tile, paint and light fixtures. Up is master bedroom plus s..

metropolis front 1 and lobby 1238 Richards St.

Listed by Royal Lepage Westside - Posted by Paul Albrighton, Yaletown Lofts, Nov 2008



Gastown Loft style studio - 55 Alexander St - Best deal on market: $242,500


Modern living, bright studio space, fantastic boutique quiet Gastown location. Walk along Alexander then Water st. and you in Downtown in two mintues. This unique building offers fantastic quality and boutique styling. The last sale was a one bedroom listed for $275,000 - and Paul Albrighton sold it. This new listing offers great value, priced at only $242,500. Here you get a gourmet kitchen, new bright updates, in a great Cressey built Gastown building for under $250,000. Click here to see the full property details. Contact Paul Albrighton at 604 315 5574 for a viewing today.

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Yaletown Character, Heritage, loft condo for sale - Murchies Building


800 square feet for $449,900. RARE CORNER WAREHOUSE CONVERSION, BURSTING WITH CHARACTER AND FLOODED WITH LIGHT AT MURCHIES. THE SUITE - Heritage plank floors, exposed concrete pillars and beams, double sided Suquet gas fireplace, stainless steel appliances and gas cooking. Lots of windows in bdrm, living kitchen to allow for natural light great cross ventilation. Extended custom cabinetry closet organizers. RARE UNDERGROUND PARKING STALL INCLUDED! THE MURCHIES BUILDING - one of just a handful of original warehouses in the Yaletown Heritage District converted to boutique residences the only one in concrete. Superb location opposite the Opus Hotel. Walk out to the citys finest restaurants boutiques or take a 2 blck stroll to Urban Fare the Seawall # 409 1216 HOMER ST , Vancouver West, BC

For all Yaletown warehouse, loft, heritage style suites updated daily, be sure to go to: http://www.albrighton.ca/yaletown_lofts.html