This is a two year old, truly modern townhouse, just off The Drive. Situated in the rapidly developing area bounded by Venables, Hastings, Clark Drive and Commercial Drive, this is one of the many recently built mixed use buildings that are together quickly redefining the neighbourhood.
Developed by Epix Developments and built by Circadian Construction, The Oxley was designed by Taylor Kurtz Architecture and Design. This is a development of only 15 units with an emphasis on quality of life and livability, evident in the carefully considered details showcased throughout.
Setting this home apart is this excellent up and coming location, outstanding modern design, surprising amenities and features, and a fantastic private roof top deck with 360 degree views of the city, the mountains, the working harbour, and the ocean.
This home begins on the second level inner courtyard of the building. Rather than opening onto the street, all homes in this complex open into the private and secure inner courtyard. There are 15 units total, creating a personal and warm space where you actually know your neighbours.
These townhouses are more effectively described as row houses, with all units stacked. There are no neighbours above this unit. This particular home is also an end unit with only one shared wall.
There is excellent light and air in this home. As the complex is designed that all townhouses have both southern and northern exposure, establishing a cross-breeze is as simple as opening the windows on opposite ends of the unit. With direct southern exposure there's plenty of light throughout the day.
This is a reverse plan home, with bedrooms on the second level and the main living area on the third level. This is great for entertaining, as the roof top deck is accessible directly from the living room.
The first level opens up from the inner courtyard, which is actually on the second floor.
The second level has two bedrooms at opposite ends of the unit. There are also two bathrooms. One is an en-suite for the south facing master bedroom suite and the second is a common bathroom off the hallway close to the second bedroom. A laundry closet is also on this level, accessible by a rustic barn door with soft-close hardware.
The third level is the main living area with an open plan kitchen, dining room, and living room area. This is one large open space with big windows/ glazing at both ends. With glass partitions along the stairwells, this space feels enormous with light flowing through from multiple angles.
A modern open-plan take on the galley kitchen is built into the centre of this room. This is a very clever design as there is an extra wide passage between both banks of cabinets/ counters making the kitchen feel very spacious without completely taking over the entire level.
A dining room is on the south end of this level with excellent direct southern light. Access to the covered south facing balcony is also in this space. At the north end is the living room area, with a great view to over the courtyard and into the neighbouring streets, the working harbour, etc.
From the living room area a staircase leads up to the private roof top deck. This is accessed by a large hatch on pressurized shocks that doubles as an enormous skylight pouring light into the kitchen and living room areas.
The roof top deck is quite dramatic with 360 degree views of the city, including the downtown skyline, the working harbour, the ocean, the north shore mountains, the hills rising into deep East Vancouver, and streets to the south.
The deck features low maintenance paving stones, planter dividers between the neighbouring roof top patios (planted with blueberries bushes that fruit through the summer), two natural gas hook ups, water, and enough area to setup multiple seating areas, a gas fireplace, an exercise area, etc. Build this out as you see fit.
Finishings are truly modern in this two year old building:
- Italian made custom millwork in the kitchen, including an integrated dishwasher
- Stainless appliances
- Solid surface quartz composite countertops
- Hardwood flooring on the living level, stairways, hallways and custom carpeting in the bedrooms
- Custom millwork, seamless glass, and custom tiling in the bathrooms
- Walnut feature walls and other custom finishing carpentry
- Glass partitions on the stairways
- Custom roller shades throughout
- LED stair lighting up to the roof top deck
- Recessed lighting throughout, including under the cabinets in the kitchen
The strata is described as being very friendly and pro-active, family friendly with only 15 units. The neighbours know each other and there’s even an annual Summer roof top party and dinner. There are no rental restrictions and pets are allowed.
There are two unique stacking parking spaces in the secure parkade. We almost never see these tandem hydraulic car lifts in Vancouver. You are able to park one car on the lift, raise it up, then park another below it. There's also a large secure bike room with enough space for the whole quiver.
The location is superb with plenty of future potential as the area builds up. Here, you are just off Commercial Drive and just a handful of blocks from Hastings-Sunrise shops and services. Downtown is only 5 minutes away (and a super-easy bike down Adanac) and Highway 1 is just five minutes away in the other direction.
Commercial Drive, as you likely already know, is one of Vancouver’s most walkable and popular neighbourhoods with all manner of amenity close at hand. Hastings-Sunrise has seen a renewal from the early to mid-2000’s to this day, and provides even more options for eating, groceries, specialty shops, and services.
All this established amenity is excellent, however the immediate streets around this home are also developing a new and vibrant commercial area servicing the many new residential buildings that have completed in recent years. There is Timbertrain Coffee and a Starbucks within a block, Earnest Ice Cream, and Yolks, just to name a few.
This is an outstanding modern townhouse with some truly excellent and unique features. The 360 degree view private roof top patio, a reverse plan living arrangement, modern design and finishing, a tandem garage parking spot, and excellent light and exposure are just a few of the standout features of this home.
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|301 1647 E Pender Street
|Type of Dwelling
|1,098 Sq. Ft.