Nothing beats a fresh, never-occupied apartment. Brand new units provide the benefit of pristine appliances, unmarked floors and state-of-the-art amenities. Across Vancouver, there’s been a flurry of purpose-built rental activity in recent years, with many new apartment buildings springing up across the city.
If you’re looking to sign a lease on some sweet digs, here’s a handful of recently finished Vancouver rental projects you can look into.
Price range: $3,695 to $4,925
Completed: December 2019
Overlooking English Bay, suites in this 21-storey apartment building feature high-end interior design finishes. Light oak flooring that runs throughout these pet-friendly residences is paired with quartz countertops, matte black Kohler fixtures and full-sized kitchen appliances. Blackout blinds in the master bedroom provide ultimate privacy, while in-suite laundry gives residents total convenience without having to leave the unit.
Within the building, tenants can enjoy a variety of communal amenities that cover fitness and social needs, from the rooftop terrace with a barbecue area, to the gym with a yoga studio. If you prefer to spend your days sunbathing or enjoying views of the water, Pendrell is also walking distance to English Bay Beach and Stanley Park.
2. 1188 Bidwell
Developer: Reliance Properties
Price range: $2,515 to over $6,950
Completed: March 2020
Finished in March, 1188 Bidwell is a modern apartment high-rise of 108 suites. Touting ocean and mountain view from every floor, suites in this rental building showcase minimalist and contemporary design. Carrara marble floor tiles are matched with white quartz countertops and engineered white oak hardwood flooring, while large windows provide ample natural light.
In the kitchen, lacquered white oak cabinets feature soft-close doors and drawers, alongside Bosch appliances and under-cabinet LED lighting. Custom mesh roller blinds in the living room help your space transition throughout the day, and the in-suite Blomberg washer and dryer makes laundry day a breeze.
Price range: From $1,950
Completed: Winter/Spring 2019
One of the city’s most iconic examples of modern architecture, Vancouver House stands 59 storeys tall near Granville and Pacific Street. A collaboration between Bjarke Ingels Group, DIALOG and James KM Cheng Architects, this swirling high-rise was finished in early 2019 and is home to both resale and rental suites.
Tenants of Vancouver House will enjoy custom kitchen and bathroom cabinetry, pet-friendly living and in-suite laundry, plus views of downtown from their Juliet balcony. Parcel lockers, on-site building management and electric vehicle charging ports are conveniently available, in addition to the resident fitness program by HOUSE Concepts.
Developer: Deecorp Properties
Price range: $15,000 to $16,000
Completed: Fall/Winter 2018
Backing onto Sunset Beach Park, Eventide is an exclusive, luxury rental building with just three residential suites. Topping out at four storeys, this private apartment complex by Deecorp Properties boasts unobstructed views of the waterfront and spacious, multi-bedroom floorplans.
Situated in the city’s West End, Eventide is a stone’s throw from restaurants, boutiques and cafes. Whether you’re looking for a spot to practice yoga, walk the dog or enjoy some outdoor scenery, this building is a short distance away from several urban greenspaces, including Vanier Park and George Wainborn Park.
Developer: Aquilini Development and Construction
Price range: $1,737 to over $2,635
Completed: Summer 2017
Situated on Pacific Boulevard overlooking False Creek, Aquilini Centre South is one of three apartment towers in this urban community. Situated between the downtown, Yaletown and Chinatown neighbourhoods, this high-rise is close to all of the action.
Residents are steps away from Rogers Arena, where you can catch a Vancouver Canucks game or a concert of your favourite touring artist. Across the street, BC Place sets the stage for soccer and football games, while a ton of nearby restaurants, bars and cafes provide plenty of options for perfect pre- or post-games eats.
Developer: Jameson Development Corp.
Price range: $1,675 to over $3,500
Completed: September 2019
Located in North Vancouver’s Central Lonsdale community, one-third of the units in this midrise on 18th Street East provide two- and three-bedroom, family-style apartments. Garden plots and an exterior children’s play area offer residents an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, while in-suite laundry, an on-site caretaker and bike storage add an extra touch of at-home convenience.
Finishing the weekly errand run is no problem at all thanks to plenty of amenities in the neighbourhood. Shop for groceries at the nearby Loblaws or markets, and grab a bite to eat in one of the local restaurants.