Consisting of over 400 hectares of natural West Coast rainforest, yet situated between North Vancouver and the downtown core, Stanley Park is a true gem in the middle of a modern metropolis. The urban park is beloved by locals and tourists alike, for its 27 kilometres of forested trails, 10-kilometre seawall and scenic water views. The park also offers a range of attractions from beautiful, sandy beaches to Canada’s largest public aquarium. With so much to see and do, it’s not hard to see why someone would want this sprawling greenspace as their backyard. If you’re one of them, keep scrolling for a list of new condo developments within walking distance of Stanley Park.
1. 1818 Alberni
Developer: Landa Global Properties
Location: 1818 Alberni Street, Vancouver
Priced from: $5,000,000
1818 Alberni is situated near the entrance to Stanley Park and is currently the closest new construction residence to the landmark. The 21-storey building was designed by Vancouver architect Foad Rafii, and is itself an architectural landmark with a geometric form consisting of a series of stacked cubes.
Inside, an exclusive collection of 36 ocean-view residences are available with only two suites per floor. Each home is lavishly appointed with engineered hardwood flooring laid in a herringbone pattern, expansive living areas bathed in natural light, and kitchens with handcrafted Italian cabinetry, marble surfaces and Wolf Sub-Zero appliances. Plus, residents will have the latest in-home integration system by Bang & Olufsen, which offers custom control and automation options for climate, light levels and entertainment systems.
Designed to rival luxury boutique hotels, the master retreats boast spa-like ensuites equipped with steam showers and deep, freestanding Blu-Stone tubs, along with imported Italian floating vanities paired with Fantini Rubinetti polished nickel faucets.
Developer: Asia Standard Americas
Location: 1400 Robson Street, Vancouver
Priced from: $1,328,000
Now under construction on Vancouver’s renowned Robson Street, Landmark on Robson is a two-tower development by Asia Standard Americas scheduled for completion in early 2023. Available suites are priced from $1.3 million and feature interiors by Atelier Ikebuchi, led by Koichiro Ikebuchi, a renowned Japanese designer and architect. Ikebuchi brings an unparalleled degree of elegance and ambiance to each suite with careful attention to detail, customized kitchens, lighting and bespoke, Italian-made closets.
Landmark on Robson offers 18,000 square feet of private amenity space for residents. These include a 24-hour concierge service, ozone pool, 9,000-square-foot party room/lounge, and a games room with a pool table, lounge and wet bar. Residents will also have convenient access to the many shops, cafes and restaurants along Robson Street, in addition to Stanley Park — just 900 metres away.
Fifteen Fifteen by Bosa Properties and Kingswood Capital Corporation features an uber-modern design by German architect Büro Ole Scheeren. The 42-storey ‘Jenga’ tower introduces horizontality to vertical living with dramatic glass-enclosed cantilevers, including a double-height residents’ lounge with a private dining room featuring views towards the nearby harbour, mountains and Stanley Park.
The development houses a total of 195 units elegantly designed with wood and other natural materials — a nod to Vancouver’s pristine environment and natural landscapes.
Location: 1250 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Priced from: $3,000,000
Terrace House by PortLiving is notable for two main reasons. It’s the first Canadian project designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban and secondly, it will become the world’s tallest hybrid timber structure when it’s completed. Rising 19-storeys above West Hastings Street in downtown Vancouver, Terrace House uses a mix of construction materials including concrete, steel and locally-sourced Douglas fir timber. The building’s concrete base is made up of a series of terraces adjoining the triangular-shaped upper levels which will be made entirely of wood.
Inside, an exclusive collection of 20 homes echoes the clean, minimalist lines of the exterior with open-concept layouts filled with natural light and materials. The suites in the upper timber levels boast exposed wood structural beams and columns. Select units also include Winter Garden terraces situated under the slope of the triangular roof, equipped with motorised sliding glass panels.