February 16, 2012

The Perfect Place to Call Home

What is it about Kitsilano that draws people back and entices new homeowners? Find out why at KitsWest…

At the turn of the 19th century wildlife roamed through dense forest from Burrard to Alma. Today’s Kitsilano, a vibrant, eclectic community, offers marvellous diversity and cuisines from Mexico to Malaysia. Pick up bagels at Solly’s, seafood at 7 Seas, fresh produce at the New Apple Market or a cappuccino at some of the city’s best coffee shops.

Then find the perfect place to call home at KitsWest, 50 exclusive condominium homes by Redekop Kroeker Development at West Fourth and MacDonald, which offer upscale finishes and spacious layouts at remarkably affordable prices. There’s something to suit every lifestyle, from studios to one-bedroom, one-bedroom and den, junior two-bedroom and two-bedroom and den plans.

The modern, four-storey building, a true residential enclave, features innovative, space-saving design with expansive balconies and patios and upper-floor, north-facing suites offering panoramic views of the ocean, Stanley Park and North Shore mountains.

This much-sought-after residential area hasn’t seen developments of this nature for more than 15 years, says Lily Korstanje, managing director of Magnum Projects. “There’s been nothing offered in this KitsWest location. It’s a very established, prestigious community with Vancouver’s most expensive home belonging to Lululemon’s Chip Wilson just blocks away in the 3000 block of Point Grey Road.”

Next door to KitsWest, West Vancouver’s award-winning French bistro La Régalade’s second, recent location, Café Régalade, has already proved to be a popular gathering spot. Indeed, many of the pre-registrants for the condominiums are westsiders, from Point Grey and the UBC area, people who have grown up in the neighbourhood and want to return, Korstanje says.

“Intelligent living” is the phrase she uses to describe the vision of this new community. “Because of the overwhelming price points in Vancouver more and more buyers prefer to sacrifice square footage in exchange for an efficient layout and a luxurious finishing package in a coveted neighbourhood. Et voila! KitsWest has engineered a modern-day intelligent approach to create value and an uncompromised lifestyle.”

Quality finishes start from the unique exterior cladding – sleek-looking Cementitious panels (a composite of cement and reinforcing fibres), prized for their durability and water resistance. Large windows take advantage of spectacular views with more than 60 per cent of the homes designed with generous patios – up to 270 square feet – others with open and enclosed balconies. Each condominium comes with one parking space and a storage locker.

Interiors feature top-of-the-line, Energy Star appliances by New Zealand company Fisher & Paykel, CaesarStone countertops and 18-gauge, stainless-steel Blanco kitchen sinks. The emphasis is on green technology, on intelligent, compact, European-style design.

“This area really has a soul of its own,” says Korstanje. “This little block speaks to the established neighbours and those who grew up there and love living there. It’s the sort of place that draws you back.”

The presentation centre for KitsWest will open at the end of February. Phone: 604-568-6048 www.kitswest.com

KitsWest At A Glance

Sales Centre: 2918 West Fourth Avenue, Vancouver
Number of units: 50 condominium apartments
Size: From 430 to 840 square feet
Price: From $299,900

 

KitsWest
At A Glance

Sales Centre: 2918 West Fourth Avenue, Vancouver

Number of units: 50 condominium apartments

Size: From 430 to 840 square feet

Price: From $299,900

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