The Butterfly Development by West Bank is a collaboration with Bing Thom Architects. The Butterfly at Nelson and Burrard will offer 331 residential suites available for pre sale today. This new development involves the heritage restoration and expansion of the First Baptist Church adjacent to the site.
Construction, which will occur in two phases, is scheduled to begin in May 2018, with full completion anticipated for 2023.
+ 57 storey tower
+ 1-3 bedroom homes, 6 sub penthouses, 2 penthouses
+ Homes from 612 sq/ft to 5,163 sq/ft
BUTTERFLY Unit Features and Amenities
Butterfly Development Highlights
Home interiors are custom designed and curated by Bing Thom Architects
Each floor will feature an exterior courtyard (the “breezeway”) as opposed to a traditional corridor featuring custom tree planters every third floor
Large scale matte white flooring throughout all living areas
Exterior walls lined with honed white pre-cast concrete walls with terrazzo finish interior
Curved glass wall separation between living room and 2nd bedroom
Custom designed, Italian crafted kitchen
Soft-closing precision cabinet drawers and doors with wood-reveal interiors
Custom designed kitchen island organically shaped with eucalyptus wood base and white matte solid surface countertops
Countertops, sinks and backsplashes finished in white matte solid surface
Faucets finished as accent pieces in brushed brass (Gold) or brushed stainless steel
Miele and Sub-zero kitchen appliance package
Butterfly Development Pricing
The typical home price will range from approximately $1700 to $3000 per square foot and up.
For private purchase appointments please contact me at 604 612 6392
THIS IS NOT AN OFFERING FOR SALE.
ANY SUCH OFFERING CAN ONLY BE MADE BY WAY OF DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. E. & O. E.
Award-winning real estate developer, PortLiving, and world-renowned Japanese architect, Shigeru Ban, are collaborating to develop one of the last available properties in Vancouver’s Coal Harbour neighbourhood. Terrace House will be Ban’s first development project in Canada and is slated to become the world’s tallest hybrid timber building.
Designed by Pritzker Prize winning architect Shigeru Ban, Terrace House represents the best in design, exclusivity and luxury urban living. Offering cutting edge design and material use, Terrace House will set a new precedent for architecture and innovation not only in Vancouver, but around the world.
The project consists of 20 private homes carefully assembled within an architectural masterpiece – a magnificent icon set in Vancouver’s Coal Harbour, adjacent to the landmark-listed Evergreen Building, designed by the late Arther Erickson.
The design of the ‘Terrace House’ pays tribute to its neighbour, adopting many of the architectural cues of the Evergreen. Visually, the terraces on the ‘evergreen building’ continue almost seamlessly across ‘terrace house’ on every level, while triangular shapes, natural materials, and greenery have been used throughout both schemes. ‘Shigeru ban has tremendous respect for Arthur Erickson’s work,’ said Dean Maltz, managing partner at Shigeru Ban Architects Americas. ‘it was the opportunity to design a building next to one of Erickson’s masterpieces that initially drew him to this innovative project.’
According to the design description, “meticulously engineered timber” will be used to create the building’s latticework frame, which will be interspersed with an abundance of greenery rising up from the ground floor. The proposed design will create not only the world’s largest timber hybrid structure, but will be a luminous icon for Vancouver’s growing cityscape
The project boasts an impressive lineup of professionals working on this project – Shigeru Ban, mastercraftsman Hermann Blumer, landscape architect Cornelia Oberlande
According to the developers, the primary goal of the project is to make a statement of intent concerning vancouver’s commitment to sustainable design and advanced timber engineering and construction.
‘we have brought together the best of the best — a team of true experts in creative collaboration, working together for the first time ever on a single project. the result is truly a once-in-a-lifetime project setting new standards in design and construction’
“We are honoured to be working with Shigeru Ban and his team to bring a visionary design and new landmark to the City of Vancouver,” said Macario (Tobi) Reyes, founder and CEO of PortLiving. “We are extremely excited by Shigeru Ban’s decision to bring his craft to the Pacific Northwest, where we expect he will be embraced for his environmentally-sustainable approach, creative integration of outdoor living, and his leadership in innovation.”
Terrace House Development
Wood structural engineer Hermann Blumer, a long time collaborator of Ban, is also involved in the project. ‘every detail has been considered right down to the specific foliage on the terraces,’ says Macario Reyes, Founder and CEO of Portliving. ‘it only made sense to bring on Cornelia Oberlander to continue her vision and create continuity between the evergreen building by Arthur Erickson and terrace house by Shigeru Ban.’
The first 12 floors of Terrace House will be constructed of concrete and steel, expressed as an architectural finish to Erickson’s iconic work. Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, the original landscape architect for the Evergreen Building, will help ensure harmony between the two buildings. The upper portion of Terrace House will be a distinct, triangular, glass-clad mass timber structure utilizing local timber.
The project consists of a number of 2 bedroom units and three bedroom suites on the lower floors, as you ascend the tower there are only 2 suites per floor and higher up – single floor units crowned with the top 4 level penthouse. The project is fifty per cent sold with the majority of the two bedrooms taken. There are still a number of full floor opportunities s along with three bedroom units.
The ground floor will have a public space with likely an Art gallery or Japanese restaurant. The main residents’ entrance will be on the north side and include full-service amenities: concierge, gym , yoga room, spa and event centre.
Designed by 2014 Pritzker Prize laureate, Shigeru Ban, Terrace House will be the tallest mixed-use hybrid timber/concrete structure in the world. Terrace House is Shigeru Ban’s tallest residential structure to date and his first project in Canada.
A collection of urban homes that are uncompromisingly spacious offering Miele appliances, select Shigeru Ban-designed hardware, custom millwork, the highest average ceiling heights in Vancouver, sustainability features throughout, and the latest in technology ensuring the utmost in comfort, livability and security.
Owners will enjoy a seamless indoor/outdoor experience through living spaces that flow onto expansive terraces, complementing a range of beautiful views across the city, harbour, and beyond.
Nestled within the secluded enclave of Coal Harbour, owners within Terrace House will enjoy convenient access to the best the city has to offer from the outdoors to shopping, to arts and global gastronomy.
A leading concierge service with boutique amenities will ensure an unparalleled lifestyle.
Design architect: Shigeru Ban Architects
Local architect: Francl Architects
Structural engineer: Read Jones Christofferson
Timber design engineer: Création Holz
Timber consultant: Equilibrium Consulting
Landscape architect: Cornelia Oberlander
Landscape architect: Enns Gauthier
Facade consultant: Front
Fire engineers and certified professional: GHL Consultants
Terrace House Development Pricing
The typical home price will range from approximately $2000 -$2500 per square foot. Sales for available units range from $3,300,000 to over $10,000,000. For private purchase appointments please contact me at 604 612 6392
CBx : Selling your Vancouver home has never been smarter
Coldwell Banker’s sales associates now have access to an exciting new iPad application – CBx . This exclusive marketing tool is now available in Canada. This innovative app will enhance the listing experience and give sellers a better understanding of their neighbourhood market & potential buyer profiles.
The new iPad application, CBx, pulls a variety of market data from public and private sources about a community to inform the seller who the home buyer may be, and where they may come from. Powered with the insights from this big data, sales associates can utilize the application to not only help sellers price their home more precisely, but identify potential buyers and intelligently craft a strategy to target them.
The home buyer profiles and market data provided by CBx take our listing presentations to the next level by showing sellers something they haven’t seen from other sales associates. No other real estate company has a tool like CBx.
CBx is interactive and easy for agents to use with custom features, heat maps, and a tool that allows agents to modify a search based on neighbourhood details and amenities. Through this application, we can identify the type of buyer most likely to come into the neighbourhood, the estimated value of the home, and the demographic makeup of who is most likely to purchase the home.
Cbx moves technology beyond the website and uses it to create a better experience for the customer. This is another step in how technology is reshaping the way people buy their next home.
Contact me to learn more about how this technology makes selling your home easier and better!
Coldwell Banker’s innovative app is empowering their agents & in turn, helping sellers & buyers.