When buying a pre-construction condominium, it can take several years for the building to be fully finished. This wait is acceptable for some investors and owners who have the luxury of time, but it’s not for everyone. If you’re a condo purchaser who’d rather skip to the finished product, without skimping on the freshness and customization opportunities of new construction, then there’s plenty of nearly-finished builds to choose from across Vancouver.

For buyers on the hunt for a new construction condo who would rather wait months, not years, here’s a selection of currently selling projects that will be complete in the Fall-Winter season of 2020.

1. Joyce

Developer: Westbank
Priced from: $540,000
Size: 256 units, 29 storeys

Having kicked off construction in 2017, Joyce will top out at 29 storeys on the corner of Vanness Avenue and Joyce Street by the end of the year. Designed by Henriquez Partners Architects, the exterior architecture is said to mimic a quilt, representing the many cultural narratives that come together in the Joyce-Collingwood neighbourhood.

Expressed through a pattern formed by the building’s balconies, the exterior also showcases another feature of the neighbourhood — an outline of Still Creek, one of the last remaining exposed creeks in the city.

2. Acorn

Developer: Citrine Homes
Priced from: $655,405
Size: 30 units, four storeys

Situated in the newly up-zoned community of Norquay Village, Acorn provides at-home and neighbourhood features suited for family living. Suites in this four-storey, lowrise condo building are finished with wide-plank flooring, carpeting and the buyer’s choice of two soft colour palettes. Patios and balconies provide a convenient spot to soak upn some sunlight, while the communal ground-floor amenity space offers a welcoming place for condo residents to socialize.

Within walking distance, homeowners will have easy access to parks, restaurants and schools for all ages, ranging from pre-school Montessori to secondary school. The weekly grocery run is also a breeze thanks to the many nearby stores, including Shoppers Drug Mart, T&T Supermarket and Safeway.

3. SOMA on Cambie

Developer: SDAE
Size: 32 units, six storeys

Finishing off at six storeys, SOMA on Cambie is located on the southern portion of one of the city’s major thoroughfares. In the neighbourhood, residents will find an assortment of urban greenspaces to enjoy, whether it be playing on the swings at Winona Park, or hosting a game of soccer at Oak Park. On foot, you can also venture south to access a number of shopping and grocery amenities, including T&T Supermarket, Shoppers Drug Mart and the Marine Gateway shopping mall.

When complete, the suites at SOMA on Cambie will exhibit contemporary, high-quality interiors, which come kitted out with wide-plank engineered hardwood flooring, quartz kitchen countertops and Grohe plumbing fixtures.

4. Sparrow

Developer: Rendition Developments
Priced from: $654,900
Size: 25 units, eight storeys

Home to just 25 suites across eight storeys, Sparrow is located at the convergence of many downtown neighbourhoods, spanning Gastown, Strathcona and Japantown. For the foodie at heart, this project is walking distance to a smorgasbord of restaurants, bars and cafes, offering a variety of flavours from seafood to baked goods.

Inside, these residences are finished with modern features. In the kitchen, seamless quartz countertops are paired with two-toned cabinetry and integrated appliances, while the bathrooms come fitted with Italian-engineered, stone-topped vanities and mirrors with soft LED surround lighting.

5. Marquise

Developer: Blairmore Development Group
Priced from: $1,289,900
Size: 58 units, six storeys

A community of 58 condo and townhouse units, Marquise will reach completion by December of 2020. Created by GBL Architects, the main building is bridged with the townhomes by a private courtyard, then crowned with a communal rooftop deck, outdoor children’s play area and garden plots.

A blend of contemporary design and natural materials, the interiors are meant to balance versatility with style. The kitchens are outfitted with imported cabinetry and premium appliances, while the bathrooms flaunt under-cabinet lighting and stone-like tiles.

6. Mirabel

Developer: Marcon
Priced from: $1,900,900
Size: 149 units, 19 storeys

One of Vancouver’s most expensive new construction condo projects, current prices at Mirabel start from $1,900,900 and go up from there. Located in the West End, this 19-storey tower overlooks English Bay and is a 10-minute walk to Sunset Beach Park. At Mirabel, outdoor enthusiasts are also not far from Stanley Park, a world-renowned urban greenspace that caters hundreds of hectares-worth of trails, gardens and beaches to explore.

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