It’s a fact; you’re head over heels in love with Vancouver. There aren’t many cities in the world where you can go skiing, kayaking, and hiking all in the same day, and how could you ever get tired of that skyline?
Now that you’re ready to settle into the city and leave the renter’s market behind, you want to invest in a place that you can call finally call your own. And there’s one area you probably have in mind: Main Street. It’s considered one of the coolest streets in North America, so naturally you’d fit right in.
Since there hasn’t been a new condo development in the South Main area for a number of years, this is a huge deal. Introducing Main & Twentieth– a 42-condo development underway at the old Burritt Bros site. It’s going to be chic, contemporary, and timelessly sleek. And it’s where you can retreat to your dream home, in one of the city’s most vibrant neighbourhoods.
Here are five game-changing features of Main & Twentieth that will make you want to live there (if you’re not already sold).
For starters, Main Street is filled with heritage houses and tree-lined streets surrounding a hub of the city’s best restaurants, stores, and community amenities. This new development is right between East Van and the Westside has all the advantages of both. Living here means that you can easily walk everywhere and get downtown via one of many bus routes or on the Canada Line. You also have the option to cycle along the Ontario Bikeway and get there in 20. It’s enjoyable living made easy.
Main & Twentieth was designed by Yamamoto Architects and features lofts, large patios and an interior courtyard that means light shining into your home from two directions, a rarity in condo buildings.
The four-story building will include 42 one bedroom, two-bedroom, and loft homes. There’s also going to be an interior courtyard on the second level with green space, lounge areas, and a zen stone garden. But the highlight is that most units have natural light and air flow on both sides due to the courtyard, something which is quite uncommon in Vancouver buildings. Some loft homes have a yard and others have street access.
When you’re choosing a new home, it’s important to know about the community amenities in your area. Queen Elizabeth Park is located just minutes away from Main & Twentieth where you can take a stroll and crush on the city from the highest point in Vancouver. Hillcrest Community Centre is also close by and has a stunning aquatic centre, library, ice-skating and curling rinks, basketball courts, gym and more.
As soon as you move into Main & Twentieth, you’ll feel right at home. Style and comfort are at the core of the interiors featuring hardwood floors, kitchens with Italian cabinetry by Aster Cucine and high-end Miele appliances. The master ensuite offers a spa-inspired ambiance with quartz countertops and marble-inspired tiling where you’ll look forward to getting ready for any special occasion. Integrated indoor and outdoor design means you can enjoy a morning coffee on the patio and retreat inside to work, at ease.
South Main offers an eclectic, family-friendly mix of retailers, coffee shops, and bakeries that showcase the truly multicultural face of Vancouver. In addition to Vietnamese pho and Indonesian noodles, you can easily grab treats like a Scandinavian pastry, or even Jamaican chicken. Other dining options in the area include top-notch restaurants like The Acorn, Nomad, and Burgoo. And if you want to go out for drinks, Main Street has options like cool The American pub, the Hawaiian-themed Shameful Tikki Room, as well as vintage-themed dessert and wine bar, Sweet Revenge. Antique stores filled with hidden treasures, record stores, dry cleaners, toy stores, fashion boutiques, and barbershops, are also located along the Main Street promenade.
“We are really excited about this project and bringing this new condo development to the South Main neighborhood. It’s a really great part of the city and I think buyers will appreciate the interior courtyard which is a rare offering in Vancouver condos. When you live in a condo, it’s hard to get to know your neighbors. But our courtyard design will really allow people to come together in a mini-community within the building,” Kevin Cheung, Landa Global Properties CEO, told Daily Hive.