The property market in Vancouver has seen some incredible growth over the past few years, and with it has come a new, luxury condo market. Whether it’s an architecturally redesigned loft, access to a private terrace and lap pool, or truly accentuating the views over English Bay, this niche property sector is on the rise. Today we’re taking a look at some of Vancouver’s most amazing and luxurious condos, with features you won’t want to miss!
What Does It Take to Be a ‘Luxury’ Condo in Vancouver?
When we think of luxury, it’s easy to go straight to the penthouse. And whilst that is usually a good starting point, making an ordinary condo more luxurious can range from higher-end appliances, to complete architectural redesigns.
Luxury and/or high-end condos in Vancouver come in a lot of shapes and sizes. However the true luxury tends to stem from customised builds, and will usually feature a more ‘personal touch’ when it comes to design and differentiation. Of course, higher-end/luxury amenities can be found throughout the property, and in most cases the building as well.
To give you some examples, luxury condos tend to feature some or all of the following:
Large, open floor plans
Floor to ceiling windows to maximise views
Designed to maximise natural light
Architecturally designed spaces and features- fireplaces, kitchens, bathrooms, cellars etc…
Outdoor spaces (rooftops, patios etc…)
Pools or spa’s
They may occupy more than one story
Modern, high-end finishes and appeal
Luxury condos also tend to be located in places with exceptional views, or in close proximity to other social amenities. In Vancouver, luxury condos with water views tend to be in neighbourhoods like Coal Harbour, whereas those found in Yaletown are sought after for their proximity to shopping districts and nightlife.
The West Haven Group has been prolific in showing and selling some of Vancouver’s most luxurious condos, and today we wanted to walk you through some of their features.
1226 Hamilton Street, Yaletown
First up on our luxury condo list is 1226 Hamilton. This condo features a $450k Gillian Segal design that incorporates modern amenities with a sleek colour palette, to create that hotel room luxury in the privacy of your own home. The property features:
Wolf cooktop and stove, with the cooktop inset into the countertop and the gas cooktop controls built into the front-facing stone
Sub-Zero panelled refrigerator
Smoked glass built-in wine storage closet
AC system with ducting throughout the entire ceiling with even distribution via small openings hidden in the ceiling
Over-size steam shower in master ensuite with linear drain, PLUS a separate, deep modern soaker tub with wall-mounted faucet and controls
Huge double vanity with 9 storage drawers and wall-mounted fixtures
A hotel-inspired living room feature wall with a modern gas fireplace and integrated concealing TV wall
The Iliad Penthouse-1245 Homer Street, Yaletown
The Iliad is one of the most sought after loft buildings in Downtown Vancouver. This private, boutique 11-unit New York style loft building was designed by James Schouw, and features:
Elevator that opens directly into the suite
2,835 square ft interior
2,825 square ft private rooftop terrace with its own lap pool
9’8-foot ceilings, rising higher around windows to conceal drapery
Gas fireplace in each bedroom
PH3502-33 Smithe Street, Yaletown
This immaculate corner suite has some of the most stunning views that Vancouver has to offer. Spread across two storeys, this luxury condo includes:
2,200 square feet of space over 2 storeys
A 16-foot tall wall of windows
Sweeping views over False Creek from every room
A sleek, modern, integrated kitchen with Miele and Sub-Zero appliances
Smooth polished concrete flooring and staircase
Motorised blinds throughout
A master suite with an additional bedroom-sized walk-in closet/lounge
Integrated in-floor lighting
Custom bar area
3251 W. 15th Avenue, Kitsilano
This custom-built Westside home has created some of the most functional spaces with design and luxury in mind. 10-foot ceilings create a spacious and inviting interior, and the ‘Formula 1’ style garage adds modern amenities like electric vehicle charging.
With an eclipse-style door system, the backyard becomes an appealing place to entertain, and of course the hot tub will see you through those cold winter nights! With both a kitchen and connected wok-kitchen, this luxury home is rounded out with Thermador and Viking kitchen appliances.
303-528 Beatty Street, Crosstown
This active listing showcases the potential of Vancouver’s modern loft style condos. After undergoing a complete redesign thanks to PlaidFox Studios, this luxury condo features 1 bed, two bath, and 1284 square feet of space. With bespoke cabinetry throughout, Bosch and Fisher & Paykel appliances, and Silestone countertops the living areas are modern, spacious and inviting.
The 16-foot-high ceilings create the perfect setting to accomodate a custom made, 4.5 foot chandelier, and the exposed brick make the condo feel warm and inviting. Of course, no luxury condo is complete without a high-end bathroom, and 303-528 Beatty Street is no exception. With Armani tiles in the guest bathrooms, and a Mara Mara double walk-in shower in the main, this luxurious condo is one you have to see to truly appreciate!
1503-499 PACIFIC STREET, YALETOWN
With true floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides, this luxury condo boasts some incredible views over the David Lam park. Located in the sought-after Charleson building, this two-bed, two-bath condo features over 1200 square feet of living space, with a balcony space that lets you fully immerse yourself in those amazing views.
A soft and sophisticated palette of bleached oak makes the most of the natural light, and the property also grants access to luxury amenities like the 11,500 Wellness Centre with rooftop pool, professional gym, and luxe boardroom. Other features include:
A private 2-car garage within the parkade
Floor-to-ceiling windows on 3 sides
Stunning David Lam park views
Control 4 smart-home system
Motorised blinds throughout
Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances
LEED Gold building rating
PH5-1288 W. Georgia Street, Coal Harbour
When it comes to luxury condos in Vancouver, It’s hard to beat views of English Bay. But when you add views over Stanley Park and the North Shore mountains, you find yourself in one of the city’s best locations. This stunning sub-penthouse found at 1288 West Georgia features 10-foot ceilings, and rich, dark cherry solid wood flooring.
The master suite features custom mahogany millwork with a large walk-in closet, and the bathroom is made truly luxurious thanks to the double walk-in shower with rain-heads, plus a large freestanding soaker tub with breath-taking views.
The kitchen is topped off with a gas range by Wolf, as well as Jenn-Air and Bosch appliances. The recent sale of the property by the West Haven group also broke records for the area!
PH3-1950 Robson Street, West End
We’re rounding out our list of luxury condos with yet another record-breaking property sale in Vancouver. The kitchen in this Robson Street property is a true work of art. The completely custom, one-of-a-kind, Christian Woo design incorporates Gaggenau and Fisher & Paykel appliances and custom millwork to create a space that is both luxurious and functional.
The millwork throughout the residence create warmth and ambiance, and a $40,000 custom stacking wall/window system creates exceptional indoor/outdoor living space, letting you take full advantage of the 700 square foot private terrace.
The property also features a custom wood burning fireplace, which pivots a full 360 degrees, and of course there’s a temperature controlled wine room to boot!
We hope you have enjoyed this insight into some of Vancouver’s hottest luxury condos. The West Haven group has had the privilege of listing and selling these feature properties, and thanks to our hardworking team we have also broken some sales records along the way. If you would like to list your property with us, are on the search for your own luxury condo, or have any other property related inquiries- please don’t hesitate to reach out and connect with us.
We look forward to working with you!