Kensington Place is a century old regal monument of only six levels, lovingly preserved, portraying the pride of resident ownership. It is an understated, yet elegant masterpiece built on the shores of Sunset Beach in the West End of downtown Vancouver.
The building itself provides an elegant sanctuary for the residents from today’s world with easy access to neighbourhood amenities. The location on Beach Avenue leads residents to Community Facilities to meet fitness needs, short distances along the seawall to Stanley Park in one direction, and to entertainment and shopping possibilities of False Creek as well as Granville Island ferry access, in the other direction. This exceptional landmark waterfront building contains 21 suites. Each pair of apartments has a separate private hallway entrance individually keyed for additional security. Each spacious suite creates an atmosphere of secluded comfort more like a house than an apartment.
If there is one suite that exemplifies everything that is Kensington Place it is suite #50. Situated in the coveted South West quadrant offering panoramic sea and mountain views, #50 is an outstanding total rebuild by the owner, Realm Architecture and Linda Burger & Associates between 2008-2010, and documented in detail by Multivista. Demolition of all walls and ceilings enabled thermal and sound insulation, fireproofing, rewiring, plumbing, remarkable storage capacity including an exceptional walk through fitted dressing room, and a spectacular new floor plan with sea views from every room.
#50 is a privileged refuge from modern life yet a state of the art renovation with an exceptional attention to detail by master craftsmen. It is the only suite to have been completely gutted and re-purposed enabling a unique triple reception area with sliding recessed pocket doors. This permits an adaptable vast space for entertaining to be reduced to 3 rooms, giving a potential of two extra double bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom. The triple reception room features:
Oak engineered hardwood floors
Custom built in cabinetry providing ample electrical/HIFI/TV/internet connections
3 sets of sliding pocket doors
New custom double glazed French Doors and brass hardware accessing a private “ loggia” ?
Kitchen - Breakfast Nook - Home Office - Dining Room
Designed to enable multi usage, may be completely closed off from the rest of the suite
Custom designed cabinetry by European craftsmen Alfred Breitenmoser with integrated appliances
White Persa granite countertops
Sub Zero freezer drawers and automatic icemaker
Panasonic inverter microwave oven
Wolf dual fuel range with self cleaning oven and roasting sensor oven
Broan professional extractor hood vented to exterior
Whisper quiet Miele luxury dishwasher with crystal and fine china programme
Large sink with garburator and Grohe dual function spray faucet
Fully integrated Liebherr fridge with LED lighting and high performance Bio Fresh drawers with Hydrosafe humidity control
Breakfast room area provides home office facilities with roll out drawer storage for printer or laptop and wall mounted TV
Laundry and cleaning accessories closet with stacked Miele Washer and Dryer
Master Bedroom and En Suite Bathroom
Allows ample space for a King/Californian bed
Pure New Zealand wool fitted carpet
Marble heated floor in bathroom
Solid granite countertops and backsplashes and tile marble shower
Grohe fixtures including thermostatically controlled dual shower heads (rain shower and wall mounted detachable shower with adjustable jets)
Starck Duravit wall mounted toilet with dual flush
Extra deep Duravit bath tub with comfort head rest
Magnificent walk through dressing area providing fitted wardrobe or storage space (21 doors) with full length mirrors
Kensington Place has seen great recent changes, both in ownership and governance. New owners have endorsed 100% acceptance of the Depreciation Report compiled by Morrison Hershfield Engineers who have already provided Project Management for recent major projects, and consulting for all future projects, resulting in a comprehensive 30 year strategic plan for the maintenance of the building.
The coveted South West quadrant is a legacy property and is a one of a kind opportunity in today’s market.