Condo of the Week: $4.8 million for an entire floor downtown

It costs as much as a detached home on the West Side, but just look at it

April 6, 2016

The details: 2500-1280 Richards St. | $4,750,000 | 2,591 sq. ft. | 3 bed, 3 bath

The condo: This rarely available three-bedroom home offers up the entire 25th floor—with direct elevator access via biometric finger print security, naturally—in the renowned Grace building. Newly renovated with an open 2,600-sq.-ft. floor plan, the condo’s breath-taking kitchen combines function with modern flare: custom wood cabinetry, top-end appliances, and a glass-front wine fridge that doubles as a show piece for guests. It has all the latest gadgets too, like Control4 home automation for lighting, TV/music, security, and motorized blinds. True floor-to-ceiling windows offering 360-degree views of the mountains, False Creek and English Bay, or enjoy sunrises and sunsets from two large balconies.

The building: The Grace is an iconic boutique building in Vancouver due to its unique design, metal roof, and Gargoyles that adorn the exterior. Building amenities include biometric finger print access, concierge, indoor/outdoor lap pool, hot tub, sauna, gym, and meeting room. With only 71 suites in total, density is low for a building this size.

The neighbourhood: Just on the edge of Yaletown at Richards and Drake, the neighbourhood gives you easy access to amenities without the noise of the restaurant bar/crowd.

The potential downsides: The outdoor space, while functional, is a bit small for entertaining. You will lose pieces of your view with future construction.

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