Metro Vancouver’s highly sought-after real estate market is showing no signs of slowing down. In July, home sales exceeded historical levels and came in at 22% higher than June of this year.
The downtown core is somewhere that consistently proves attractive to prospective homebuyers. A central location, high walkability score, and access to green areas and beaches are among the desirable factors of this area.
At 869 Beatty Street, a two-level penthouse loft on the market for just over $1 million, offers access to these elements. Listed by Shawn Brown at the West Haven Group, the renovated loft is housed in The Hooper Building, which was designed by Thomas Hooper in 1910.
In 1999, Acton Ostry Architects redesigned the building, keeping its key heritage features while transforming it into a boutique loft conversion with 21 units.
The penthouse property covers 818 sq ft and has one bedroom, two full bathrooms, and storage. One of its additional features is a spacious 715 sq ft corner rooftop deck.
Inside the home, 17 ft ceilings allow ample natural light to fill the living and dining areas, as well as the bedroom. When night falls, the prospective resident can pull down the roller blinds over the loft’s European tilt-and-turn windows to darken the space.
Integrated LED lighting throughout the loft also allows for seamless adjustments at any time of the day.
Thoughtfully designed for relaxation, the living room features an L-shaped sofa that wraps around by the windows. A gas fireplace, glass-wrapped loft support beams, and engineered hardwood flooring provide an extra layer of coziness to the home.
Meanwhile, the modern kitchen has a functional layout — with plenty of quartz-topped counter space to try new recipes. There is also cabinet storage and full-size KitchenAid appliances.
Additional storage space can be found under the stairs, along with a full-size LG clothes washer and dryer set and a three-piece custom closet.
The main floor bathroom is tucked away behind the dining area. Here, the future homeowner can indulge in blissful soaks in the oversize bathtub, which is situated below a custom glass feature wall by Niki Design & Glass Studio.
On the upper level, the master bathroom boasts an oversize shower with an integrated rainhead that offers six different modes: mixed, rain curtain, mist, waterfall, rainfall, and hand shower. It also includes a glass wall system that lets you instantly change up the aesthetic from frosted to clear at the touch of a button.
Both of the home’s redesigned bathrooms have been decked out with Duravit fixtures. Picture wall-mounted toilets with integrated buttons and imported vanities that allow for a “floating” look. Each bathroom also has heated floors that add to the coziness of the home.
LED illuminated mirrors with Bluetooth capabilities can help set the desired lighting — brighter for getting ready and dim at night.
The bedroom is bright and airy. Although it’s almost hidden from sight, it looks out on the lower level and offers access to the rooftop deck.
A suspended flight of floating steel stairs leads up to the private corner rooftop deck. From this level, the homeowner and their close friends can take in beautiful views of the cityscape.
This terrace area includes a bar, cabana, built-in flat screen TV cabinet. There’s also water supply and the electrical outlets needed for a hot tub.
The Hooper Building is pet-friendly, making it easier for the future homeowner to get settled in with their four-legged friend.
Everything from hot water and heat, to internet, gas, and rear building parking is included in the strata fees. Residents also have access to a shared bike room and their own storage locker.
To find out more about this two-level loft penthouse at 869 Beatty Street and to schedule a viewing, head to the West Haven Group website.
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