This is a one bedroom, one bathroom modern loft home at V6A, at the intersection of the Main Street, Strathcona and Chinatown neighbourhoods. Setting this home apart is its great flexible layout and modern interior design, a convenient and fashionable urban location, and a bright future with upcoming major improvements to the immediate neighbourhood.
The layout is excellent, with one bedroom and one bathroom over one floor of living space. The unit is quite wide, which makes it possible to setup individual purpose specific spaces all within the main open-plan area.
Inside, you’ll find loft design cues and contemporary finishings. Look for polished concrete floors, custom glass sliding dividers, solid surface countertops, stainless appliances, extensive custom millwork and finishing carpentry.
The linear kitchen is large, and transitions nicely from the main hallway with a matching colour story. A clever moveable island expands the kitchen when it’s time to get serious about cooking, then can get out of the way when it’s time to entertain.
The living room area is expansive and feels extra large on account of the over-height ceilings and floor to ceiling windows. A fully covered balcony with sliding doors has enough space for the barbecue, a decent sized dining setup, etc.
This outdoor space feels very different from what we usually find in Vancouver. It’s more what is seen in older cities that have been built incrementally over time, rather than planned in block scale developments.
The overall feel of this outdoor space fits in nicely with the surrounding buildings, some of the oldest in the city. It lends this home that established mid-density, “big city” feel that often feels so forced in other parts of Vancouver. This authenticity has always made Gastown, Crosstown and Chinatown attractive places to live.
The bedroom is a modular space, with glass dividers providing a lot of flexibility in configuration. This is a large bedroom, with ample storage in the closet spaces that line the south wall.
Just off the bedroom is the dining room area, again a large space with enough room for entertaining larger events.
The bathroom is at the opposite end of the unit, just off the main entranceway. This is a very large room, which adds to the sleek and modern impression of the home overall.
Extensive built-in storage from the entryway all the way into the kitchen provides ample space in one convenient and organized area. The washer and dryer were replaced in 2019 with new front loading units.
The location is most convenient for those seeking a modern urban lifestyle, with every imaginable amenity within walking distance.
Gastown and Chinatown shopping, restaurants, night spots, etc., are all just steps away. The central business district and Yaletown are also an easy walk. False Creek is just to the west, connecting you to the entire seawall from Kitsilano all the way around Stanley Park into Coal Harbour. Venture east into Strathcona and Commercial Drive. Everything is close by. You simply do not need a car at this location.
Hyperlocal favourites include the Hunneybee Bruncheonette, The Union, and Bar Gobo, all right outside the front door.
Transit is excellent from this location as well with the Skytrain and Sea Bus a short walk away. Biking is fantastic in all directions with Adanac running right past the front door.
With upcoming changes to the neighbourhood, the building and immediate area will see meaningful improvements. The Georgia Viaducts are to be removed, and large scale redevelopment and re-purposing of their footprints will mean better land use with modern public design and general development.
The new hospital complex will also be built within walking distance of the building, providing a whole new economy to the area. Demand for living space around the flats will increase significantly. For those that care about long term value of their property investment, these developments are significant.
The strata is described as “caring about their building and the neighbourhood… and proactive.” Issues are addressed by the professional management company promptly and the building shows very nicely.
This home includes one secure indoor parking space and a storage locker.
Overall, this is an awesome contemporary loft-inspired home in an attractive, well designed and well maintained building. The layout of the suite is fantastic and the finishings are classic loft/ contemporary. The location is extremely convenient too, making a perfect home base for your active city lifestyle. Finally, the future is bright with large scale changes coming down the pipeline for the immediate area, including the removal of the viaducts, and the development of the new hospital.
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|311 221 UNION STREET
|Type of Dwelling
|Style of Home
|678 Sq. Ft.
|RE/MAX Crest Realty
|Central Location, Lane Access, Paved Road, Recreation Nearby, Shopping Nearby
|Bike Room, Concierge, Elevator, Exercise Centre, In Suite Laundry, Storage