URBAN RETREAT

 

THINKING ABOUT MOVING OUT TO THE COUNTRY? THESE NEW URBAN CONDOMINIUM PROJECTS WILL HAVE YOU THINKING TWICE By Steven Galloway

VANCOUVER

CAMBIE STAR

4083 Cambie St.

A private oasis filled with warmth and elegance, with an abundance of natural light plus the comfort of central air-conditioning, located across from Queen Elizabeth Park and directly above the Canada Line King Edward Station. Sure to delight your inner master chef, the kitchens have a sophisticated open-concept design accentuated by quartz counters, stainless steel appliances and generous eating bars – perfect for entertaining. Massive west view to UBC, north view to downtown: the vista is phenomenal.

JUST THE FACTS

PRICE RANGE: $375k to $1,475,000

SQUARE FOOTAGE: 540 SF to 1,427 SF

SUITES: 59

FLOORS: 8

PARKING COST: $40,000

COMPLETION: 2016

 

TRUMP INTERNATIONAL HOTEL & TOWER VANCOUVER

1151 West Georgia St.

Twisting tower will stand at 616 feet, transforming Vancouver’s skyline, when completed in 2016. The project features a luxury hotel with 147 guest rooms, a champagne lounge, signature restaurant, and 6,000 sq. ft. spa. Above the hotel will be 218 stylish residences, with amazing views of the North Shore and beyond. The best in fine dining, health and well-being, with premium finishes and concierge service, including exclusive access to private jet hours and a chauffeured, bespoke Trump Rolls-Royce car service.

JUST THE FACTS

PRICE RANGE: From $742,000

SQUARE FOOTAGE: 644 SF to 4,400 SF

SUITES: 218

FLOORS: 63

PARKING COST: N/A

COMPLETION: 2016

 

VANCOUVER HOUSE

Howe St. & Beach Ave.

Marking the entry point to downtown Vancouver, the 515-foot mixed-use tower has a design that is nothing less than a statement-maker (architects are DIALOG and Bjarke Ingels Group). According to the developers, the tower is a contemporary descendent of the Flatiron Building in NYC – with a major public realm component designed to give a further boost to the area’s vibrancy and hip factor.

JUST THE FACTS

PRICE RANGE: From $549,800

SQUARE FOOTAGE: 1,739 SF to 3,676 SF

SUITES: 388

FLOORS: 59

PARKING COST: N/A

COMPLETION: 2018

 

ALEXANDRA PENTHOUSE

1221 Bidwell St.

We had to include this: 2,770 SF of indoor space, 1,663 SF of outdoor space, designed to the peak of modernity and luxury, the penthouse in Alexandra in Vancouver vibrant West End offers stunning 360-degree vistas of the ocean, city, and mountains. Suite is splendidly equipped with European cabinetry and high-performance Miele appliances, and spa-like ensuites in the sleeping areas.

JUST THE FACTS

PRICE: $7,000,000

SQUARE FOOTAGE: 4,433 SF

 

THE CHARLESON

1396 Richards St.

Right in the heart of Yaletown, one of the more cosmopolitan districts in the downtown, The Charleson is for the refined buyer looking for style and detail. Spacious floor plans for a downtown property, open-air balconies in all homes, private two-car garages, 24-hour concierge service, and more.

JUST THE FACTS

PRICE RANGE: $785,000 to over $4,000,000

SQUARE FOOTAGE: 970 SF to 3,400 SF

SUITES: Less than 100

FLOORS: 43

PARKING COST: Private two-car garage with every home

COMPLETION: 2017

 

MONTREAL

LE PETERSON

405 Rue de la Concorde

Le Peterson is a new condo project by Benvenuto Group, situated in the heart of the Quartier des Spectacles, close to McGill University and L’Universite du Quebec à Montreal, the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art and the downtown shopping district. Quartz countertops, balconies on all suites, stainless steel appliances, 9-foot ceilings and 10-foot ceilings in the penthouses are all featured.

JUST THE FACTS

PRICE RANGE: $246,000 to $1,200,000

SQUARE FOOTAGE: 410 SF to 1,517 SF

SUITES: 253

FLOORS: 31

PARKING COST: $50,000

COMPLETION: 2016

 

LE VICTOIRE

630 Saint Jacques St.

A 25-storey condo tower directly across from Square Victoria, with Old Montreal at your doorstep. The 50 private residences feature unobstructed views of the square and spacious living environments (floor to ceiling windows and 11-foot ceiling heights). Suites are fully customizable, and the buildings features an upscale ground floor bistro with private indoor access for residents (and priority ordering and delivery service), plus parking elevator.

JUST THE FACTS

PRICE RANGE: $829,000 to $3,974,900

SQUARE FOOTAGE: 1,381 SF to 4,440 SF

SUITES: 50

FLOORS: 25

PARKING COST: $75,000

COMPLETION: 2016

 

ORO RÉSIDENCES DE PRESTIGE

1400 Sherbrooke Ave. Ouest

Oro offers great views of the city, mountains, and the river, an 11-storey building located in front of the Museum of Fine Arts in downtown Montreal. Thirty-six high-end residences in all, with amenities like concierge/valet service, rooftop lounge, with easy access to Montreal’s finest art galleries, boutiques and restaurants. Oro takes its name from what is known as Montreal’s Golden Square Mile. At its height, in the early twentieth century, this section of Sherbrooke St., with its parks, tree-lined streets and architectural masterpieces, was considered one of Canada’s most sought-after addresses.

JUST THE FACTS

PRICE RANGE: From $560,000

SQUARE FOOTAGE: 889 SF to 1,600 SF

SUITES: 36

FLOORS: 11

PARKING COST: $50,000

COMPLETION: 2015

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L’AVENUE CONDOS

Avenue des Canadiens-de-Montréal

Prestigious, 50-storey tower, right in the heart of Montreal, across from the Bell Center. L’Avenue will be a New York-style tower, one of the tallest in the city. Each unit will have a balcony. An amenity floor will feature 90-foot indoor/outdoor pool, sauna and steam rooms, screening room, exercise room, and outdoor terrace.

JUST THE FACTS

PRICE RANGE: $360,900 to $5,000,000

SQUARE FOOTAGE: 674 SF to 5,000+ SF

SUITES: 303

FLOORS: 50

PARKING COST: $55,000

COMPLETION: 2017

 

THE RESIDENCES AT THE RITZ-CARLTON MONTREAL

1228 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest

One of the most coveted, private addresses in downtown Montreal. Owners can take advantage of the legendary service The Ritz-Carlton hotel is known for, five-star amenities like a new spa, gourmet restaurant, rooftop swimming pool and patio. All of its well-known features of the old hotel are back: The Ritz-Carlton Garden, Oval Room and Palm Court. Private Sherbrooke St. entrance, elegant lobby, affable doorman.

JUST THE FACTS

PRICE RANGE: FROM $1,500,000

SQUARE FOOTAGE: 1,212 SF to 6,979 SF

SUITES: 45

FLOORS: 11

PARKING COST: $100,000

STATUS: COMPLETE