“It surprises me that this area hasn’t had a [new] multi-family offering in over 10 years,” Cheung says. “That kind of shocked me, how rare these offerings or opportunities come up.”
Landa Global’s mixed-use, concrete building — three levels of condos atop street-level retail space — will rise at the intersection of Point Grey and Kitsilano on the long-time site of an Esso service station, and more recently, a community garden.
Named Raphael, its marble-patterned exterior will reflect what Cheung calls transitional design, a look that he says blends traditional and contemporary elements, incorporating classical columns, large windows and a light and dark colour scheme.
Those who make Raphael their home will reside in a walkable, westside neighbourhood long known to Vancouverites as being on the doorstep of so much.
“What this location offers is proximity to beaches, shops and cafes in three amazing neighbourhoods — Kits, Dunbar and Point Grey — as well as proximity to UBC and private schools,” Cheung observes/
When they aren’t strolling the neighbourhood, however, residents will still be able to enjoy the fresh air from the privacy of their homes.
All residences will have an outdoor space, but the seven units on the top level will have something not commonly seen in a condo project: roof decks that, in some cases, far exceed the square footage of the homes themselves.
The largest of these have four bedrooms — again, something not often seen in a condominium — and are fitted with what Cheung describes as “a giant outdoor space.”
“With so much space, there’s room for couches, dining areas, firepits, container gardens and much more. And the views are spectacular.”
Landa Global partnered with Rafii Architects and Ste. Marie Art + Design on Raphael, which has interiors that Ste. Marie principal Craig Stanghetta says reflect both contemporary design and classical elegance.
The air-conditioned residences will have nine-foot-high ceilings and wide-plank engineered hardwoods throughout much of the homes.
Kitchens, as shown in the sleek sales centre vignette, will have Italian cabinetry with polished chrome pulls and soft-closing hardware, integrated LED under-cabinet lighting and marble stone countertops and backsplashes. Appliance packages are from Wolf, Sub-Zero Asko, Marvel and Liebherr.
Master ensuites, meantime, will have wood-veneer ‘floating’ vanities, granite counters, porcelain tile flooring and in-floor heating. Additional bathrooms will also have granite counters and porcelain tile flooring.
“Our banner’s been up in the area for a few years now, so there’s been a lot of interest, also from our website and drive-by traffic,” he says. “We’re pretty excited about this project.”
Construction on Raphael is expected to be complete in the spring of 2024.
Author: Barbara Gunn
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