Anyone who’s been house-hunting in Vancouver recently has probably noticed the same kind of features and design popping up again and again.
That’s part of the reason why when we see something as unique as this Downtown Vancouver listing, it’s hard to ignore it.
Listed by Bardon & Associates Real Estate Group and located in The Taylor Building, this jaw-dropping property transports you back in time to the roaring 20s.
Priced at $889,000, this spacious two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo also offers a flex room and solarium within 894 sq ft.
The home has been tastefully updated with new cabinetry, appliances, paint, floors, lighting, a custom feature wall, as well as a beautiful home office in the second bedroom. Tall windows offer views of the city and the mountains, connecting residents to Vancouver’s natural beauty.
But we haven’t even talked about the most buzzworthy aspect of the home yet (and the one that will have any guests talking for weeks after visiting).
At the edge of the living space is an illuminated bookshelf that opens (via voice control, no less) into a bespoke private bar — located in what was once the solarium.
With a copper ceiling, a vintage chandelier, custom “Tipsy Monkey” wallpaper, and forest green accessories, the vintage vibes will add to the flavour of every cocktail served.
It’s the kind of feature that will have every cocktail enthusiast in awe, even more so once they see the beautifully ornate bar with built-in custom lighting. Sit under the LED chandelier, relax on the custom upholstered bench, and chat by the marble countertop bar as your friend serves up a round of Old Fashioneds.
While the design is retro, the features in the apartment are state-of-the-art. All your devices are connected via a Lutron Caseta Smart Hub, which controls your lights, Sonos speakers, smart fireplace, smart plugs, and more. The bar door is controlled via Google Home or Alexa and secured with a custom maglock.
Lighting throughout the home comes enabled via the Philips Hue Smart hub, so you can light it up or dim it down to suit your mood.
Other notable features include Leviton power outlets with USB ports, a Nest Protect wifi smoke and co2 detector, Mysa Smart baseboard thermostats, and LED track lights.
Flowing into the kitchen, you’ll find stainless steel appliances and a spacious breakfast bar with a built-in sink and instant hot water tap.
The second bedroom is currently set up as an office, complete with a fold-down desk and steps away from a private patio perfect for summer BBQing.
For added storage, the home comes with a storage locker and also a single parking stall. Residents also have access to a bike room and exercise room.
The Tower is located in the up-and-coming Crosstown neighbourhood, which borders Downtown, Gastown, and Chinatown. Situated across the street from International Village, it offers quick access to the Seawall, perfect for morning runs by the water or a visit with friends after work.
All in, it strikes a marked contrast between the minimalist decor of the day and the vibrant, romantic design that typified one of the most iconic periods in recent history.
Listed by Robin Bardon Personal Real Estate Corporation
Oakwyn Realty Downtown Ltd
400-1286 Homer St