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Victorian Design Elevates Westside Vancouver

Yukon Residences, the latest project by Alabaster Homes, combines location, amenities and style on Vancouver's Westside.

March 23, 2017

By Alabaster Homes / Photo: Alabaster Homes

Framed by an unparalleled outdoor playground, with a bustling city centre, Vancouver is internationally renowned for its balance of green space and urban culture. Yukon Residences — the latest Marpole area development by Alabaster Homes — is poised to capitalize on it all.


Stately, Elegant, and Rare

The collection of townhomes and garden flats designed by Formwerks Architectural are Victorian in style, reflecting the classic look of row homes from San Francisco to London. The Alabaster version features 32 unique homes that look out over Winona Park. Juliet balconies, ornamental flower boxes and rich red brick and black metal detailing harken back to the 19th century and further elevate the neighbourhood’s shifting aesthetic standard. Meanwhile, rooftop decks give residents a stunning view of their tranquil surroundings.


Interiors that Welcome You Home

The classic architectural style blends into the warm interiors where intricate tile backsplashes, hardwood floors, and crown mouldings set the 3- and 4-bedroom townhouses apart from the builder basics that many local condo owners have come to expect. Area 3 Design ties modern conveniences into the traditional look with quality additions like integrated European appliances, central heating and air conditioning, that keep these homes comfortable year-round.


Ideally Positioned for Top-Ranked Public Schools

Located within the catchments for J.W. Sexsmith Elementary and Sir Winston Churchill Secondary, best known for its IB program, Yukon Residences are perfectly suited to growing families who want their children to benefit from some of the city’s top-ranked schools.

“Purchasers in our recent developments have seen the IB Program at Sir Winston Churchill Secondary as a key driver for locating here — they want the best opportunities for their children,” notes Yosh Kasahara, Alabaster’s director of sales and marketing.

Alabaster has seen early interest from a broad range of demographics, including downsizers looking to stay on Vancouver’s Westside — largely thanks to the development’s favourable location and single-level “Master-on-the-Main” garden flats.

“Proximity to transit is a key strength of this location. It’s a short walk to Marine Gateway, and when the new station at Cambie Gardens is built, transit will be just two blocks away,” says Kasahara.

As transit adapts to better serve this changing residential region, neighbourhood offerings follow suit. The fast-growing Marine Gateway in particular is quickly reshaping the lifestyle of Marpole residents. The Marine Drive Canada Line Station now includes a Cineplex theatre, retails shops, and popular restaurants, making life in South Vancouver increasingly enjoyable.

Located within the Cambie Corridor South, not far from Oakridge Centre, the Marpole location offers great access to the downtown core. And with the airport just a 10-minute drive away, it will be easy to host the friends and family who want to come see your new stunning home.

Available to Purchase Soon

With the same considerations in mind that helped shape Osler Residences, Shaughnessy Residences and Oak + Park, Alabaster has designed another legacy project for Marpole. Yukon Residences starts pre-selling at the end of March.


A Q&A with Yosh Kasahara, Director of Sales and Marketing at Alabaster Homes

What makes this location well-suited to a development of townhomes and garden flats?

This location is like none other in Vancouver. The project is fronting onto Winona Park, it’s on the Canada Line, it’s close to top schools and amenities, and it offers panoramic views to the south from the rooftop decks. It really doesn’t get any better than this.

How is the Yukon Residences project different from past Alabaster developments?

While selling our three other Marpole townhome projects over the past year, we have learned that our buyers want great outdoor spaces, more storage, and parking. While many use transit and don’t necessarily drive two cars all the time, they want two car parking. That’s why we have also added an elevator to connect our courtyard to the parking levels — not something you typically see in a townhome development.

What makes Marpole such a hidden gem within the city of Vancouver?

Homebuyers are starting to realize that Marpole is the next great investment opportunity. We are seeing an incredibly strong interest as people from different parts of the city have started moving to Marpole as a more affordable way to obtain a coveted Westside Vancouver address.


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