This is a boutique concrete low rise built by Georgie award winning Cressey, situated on the border of the Kitsilano, Fairview, and the False Creek neighbourhoods. Setting this home apart is its excellent build quality, remarkable outdoor space, and of course its excellent location.
This home was designed for those who actually like to do things at home. From the moment you walk in, the attention to detail and efficient use of space becomes very apparent. From the house-sized kitchen and appliance package, to the 460sf sun drenched south facing patio, to the comforting geothermal heating and cooling system, this property was built for those that really want to feel at home when they walk into their space.
Immediately upon entering the unit your eye is drawn towards the sunshine and green space on the patio. Completely landscaped with full length concrete planters around the perimeter, and maintained with drip irrigation, the patio offers great privacy and a smart visual break from the surrounding neighbourhood.
Mature cedars line the southern wall offering a forested outlook year round. Coupled with many different perennial and annuals, the patio is visited by many hummingbirds, finches, and chickadees.
At 460sf, the patio offers you over 50% more living space. There’s enough space to combine for a large outdoor dining area that could easily fit a large garden dinner party. There’s space on top of this to add an area for an outdoor living room with sectional or chaise loungers.
The natural gas hookup (included in your maintenance fees) is perfect for your BBQ, fire pit, etc. The concrete planters along the perimeter provide plenty of space for your vegetable garden and direct southern sun and fresh water access ensures its growth.
Inside the apartment is an equally inviting space. This home features the signature “Cressey kitchen.” In the kitchen, you’ll find a KitchenAid Architect II “suite” consisting of a four-burner gas cooktop, wall oven, dishwasher, hood-fan, microwave, counter depth fridge/freezer combo with ice and chilled filtered water, and an under-the-counter wine cooler.
The amount of built in floor to ceiling cabinetry and storage in this kitchen rivals most large west side homes.
The kitchen opens directly into the main living space. Glazing against the southern wall allows light to filter into the living and dining areas throughout the year. Timeless and classic engineered wide plank hardwood flooring carries throughout the entire apartment creating a seamless and transition-less flow.
Off the main living space you’ll find the guest bathroom with updated Caesar Stone counters, custom faucet, and an ultra deep soaker tub. Next to that you’ll find the large in-suite storage and laundry room.
Past the main living space is the second bedroom. Upon entering, you’ll immediately notice the sliding doors that lead onto the patio space. This brings the outdoors inside and makes the room feel larger than it actually is. A large closet with custom built shelving offers plenty of storage. Currently being used as an office, this room offers flexibility for those that work from home.
Down the hall from the second bedroom is the master suite. This room feels nicely separated from the main living space. Large enough for a king size bed, this room flows into an open den or reading nook.
The master suite has multiple closet spaces, one for linens, and the other a walk-in with custom shelving and storage. The master ensuite has been almost completely updated with Caesar Stone counters, custom faucet, and new tiles for the floor and shower surround.
For those that love the southern light offered in a unit like this, but are concerned about solar gain, this unit is both heated and cooled using a green geothermal system. Using several cooling and heating towers drilled beneath the building, the geothermal system is a very cost effective way of heating and cooling.
A smart wifi connected Nest thermostat and smoke/CO2 detector have been paired with this system. The system is able to switch between heating and cooling automatically. It can even run the fan in the background when no heat or cooling is needed.
The neighbourhood is well established and provides just about everything you need within walking distance:
- There’s a grocery store within the building, you don’t even need to go outside to get there
- Soon to have a full block size park one block south along the Arbutus Greenway
- Walking distance to the shops and services on West 4th, Broadway and South Granville: Beaucoup bakery, Prado coffee, Blondies Coffee, Greek, Earls, Memphis Blues BBQ, Trattoria, Novo Pizza, Anna Lena, Le Amis du Fromage, Chocolate Arts, Patisserie Lebeau, The Keg, Sandbar, Rocky Mountain Flat Bread, Tractor, Jam Cafe, Burgoo, Sophies Cosmic Cafe and more
- 5 minute walk to the sea wall with easy access to west side beaches and the Olympic Village
- Short walk to Granville Island, excellent gourmet food shopping
- Walk to downtown over the bridge of your choice! Or take the Aquabus
- Two blocks away from Granville Street with 6 different bus routes that travel over the Granville Bridge to downtown
- Less than a 5 minute walk to Broadway for easy access to UBC and East Van via the 99 B line and the future Skytrain extension
- Two blocks to the 7th Avenue bike route and Arbutus Greenway
Check out the walkscore tab above for more information.
There are two side-by-side parking spaces for this home. One storage locker is also included. Two pets, dogs or cats (up to 30lbs), are permitted. Rentals of six months or longer are also permitted. The Mantra is a non smoking building within the suites, patios, and all common spaces.
This is an outstanding modern home with some truly great features. The large patio/ yard, outstanding Cressey build quality with advanced green technology like the geothermal heating and cooling, and a top-notch location, makes this home truly stand apart.
Come and see us at our open houses or contact us for a private showing.
|Address||1143 W 8th Avenue|
|Type of Dwelling||Townhouse|
|Floor Area||1,121 Sq. Ft.|