CENTRAL – 1618 QUEBEC STREET – VANCOUVER V6A 2W5
AN ARCHITECTURAL EVOLUTION
Central is an architectural icon in a sea of sameness, where high design meets high value in Southeast False Creek. Nothing else looks or feels like this. Not now. Not ever. Central is a complete reinvention of the residential tower, where high design is both accessible and exceptional. The original Skybridge feature joins commercial to residential, rooted in place by a forest of stylized columns that ground and define the building. Structure becomes sculpture.
Central truly is a one-of-a-kind value that may never be seen again in Vancouver: a rare blend of distinctive architecture, radiant views and a central location in one of the city’s last up and coming waterfront communities. Central puts you close to everything, and especially close to Vancouver’s celebrated waterfront. Here, you are just steps away from the water’s edge – and the countless opportunities that come with it.
“So many of the new downtown towers have been built in a very short time, and so they have become a sea of sameness – with the design of Central, we wanted something that would rise above the too often dull waters of that sea.” – Bruce Haden, Central’s Architect
The project is scheduled for completion in 2014. Available condos start at $356,900 from 540 to 1600 square feet. The project has a total of 304 units and 22 storeys.
• DESIGN WELL
Central combines architectural inspiration with unprecedented value and location. This is high design without the high price.
• WATER WORKS
A shimmering, calm reflecting pool brightens the courtyard. The central floating island provides shelter, ambiance and a relaxing place to sit.
• PACE EFFECTS
The central courtyard serves as a private haven and a public space. It is a place of mingling. Communal thinking for a community feel.
An architectural icon designed by award winning DIALOG, formerly Hotson Bakker Boniface Haden
Advanced sustainable design
Heating and cooling in all homes
16hr Concierge service
Concrete construction with modern Rainscreen building technology
High performance, acoustically engineered, window system
Roof decks or open-air balconies in all homes
Over height 8’6” ceilings in Skybridge homes and 8’ in the West Block homes
Three high-speed elevators
Comprehensive 2-5-10 year National Home Warranty: 2 full years in-home coverage for workmanship and materials, 5-year water penetration coverage and 10-year structural coverage
7,000 sqft+ Wellness Centre including:
Professional fitness centre with state-of-the-art cardio equipment, free weights and stretching area
Yoga and dance studio
Steam and sauna room
Grand dining room with professional kitchen for hosting events close to home
Rooftop garden terrace with plots for urban agriculture
The farther out you look, the better life gets. The views from Central are awe-inspiring any way you look at them. The Skybridge’s northwest positioning maximizes water, cityscape and mountain views as it optimizes sun exposure. With more light and privacy, every Skybridge home feels like a corner suite.
• FENG SHUI SAVVY
At Central, enjoy a perfect balance of positive energy throughout. Central’s design was created in consultation with Sherman Tai, a local Feng Shui master with a worldwide reputation for excellence, having consulted on prestigious projects such as the Vancouver Holt Renfrew, HSBC interiors worldwide, the Richmond Oval – and Central itself.
• SUITE FINISHES
Warm and inviting designer colour schemes
Forced air heating and cooling
European made commercial-grade, wide-plank laminate flooring throughout entry, living, flex space and kitchen. Upgrade option: Premium, engineered oak hardwood flooring
Berber style stain-resistant carpeting with contemporary heathered pattern throughout bedrooms and walk-in closets
Porcelain tile in enclosed balconies and laundry closet
Contemporary, slim-line roller shades on all exterior windows
Flat painted ceilings throughout the entire home
European sliding door system accessing enclosed balconies, with aluminum frames and clear or frosted glass
Ample in-suite storage with multiple over-sized closets featuring contemporary flat-panel doors and wire shelving systems
Contemporary brushed chrome door hardware
Contemporary flat profile painted baseboards and door casings
High-efficiency Energy Star front-loading washer & Energuide rated dryer
Multiple outlets for high-speed internet
Designer chosen, Low Volatile Organic Compound paints and sealants used throughout the development
Modern brushed chrome door hardware
Luxury brand Jenn-Air stainless steel appliances
Jenn-Air Energy Star rated, 36″ wide, cabinet-depth French door fridge with internal ice maker and water dispenser
Jenn-Air high output, 4 burner gas cooktop
Jenn-Air multi-mode convection wall oven with LCD display
Jenn-Air Energy Star rated, ‘Silent 6000’ dishwasher with fully integrated controls
KitchenAid 400 cfm, wall-mount canopy-style hood fan
KitchenAid 1.5 cu ft microwave with built-in trim kit
Your choice of honed natural stone or composite countertops with breakfast bar overhang included in most homes
European inspired, custom flat panel wood cabinets with rift-cut oak veneer face, featuring wood gables and island backs
Contemporary white gloss upper cabinetry
Premium cabinet hardware including imported modern pulls and soft close mechanism on all drawers and doors
Over height tile backsplash
Stainless steel zero-radius under-mounted sink
Polished chrome Kohler kitchen faucet with extractable spray
Pot lighting throughout kitchen
Under-cabinet puck lighting to illuminate workspace
12” x 24” imported porcelain floor tile
Wood veneer cabinetry with brushed chrome door hardware
Solid composite stone countertops with matching 6” high backsplash
Oversized white gloss medicine cabinet included in each bathroom
Oversized mirror with contemporary light fixture
Minimal under-mount wash basin to maximize counter space
WaterSense certified single handle chrome faucet
Framed glass shower enclosure and door with mosaic-tiled base and high gloss wall tile to ceiling
Watersense Certified tri-function Kohler showerhead and pressure-balanced shower controls
Linear-style deep soaker tub with tiled front
Polished chrome bathroom accessories
Watersense Certified water-conserving Kohler toilet
• SAFETY AND SECURITY
Safety features incorporated through a comprehensive CPTED Analysis that identifies measures for Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design – some of which include:
Electronic key-fob controlled access at all building entry points
Controlled underground parkade with secured entry gates, ample lighting and closed circuit camera
Building entry equipped with enter phone and closed circuit camera
Restricted access to each floor allowing only residents of that floor, permitted guests and management to enter (with the exception of the amenity floors)
Solid suite entry door with anodized lock set and peep hole
State-of-the-art fire protection including sprinklers and smoke detectors in every suite
• WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE CENTRAL?
Being Central means being conveniently connected to everything you love about Vancouver. Downtown, Kits, Main Street— you name it. Potential radiates in every direction. Central is the hub, heart and centre of Metro Vancouver. Looking for opportunities to work and play? Pick a direction and go.
• WATERFRONT ACCESS, THE LAST OF ITS KIND
The new Southeast False Creek is one of Vancouver’s last waterfront communities. Live here and explore a mix of everything that makes Vancouver unique: steps to the spectacular waterfront, international and West Coast dining, convenient shopping and transit, and entertainment galore.
The new Southeast False Creek is one of Vancouver’s last waterfront communities. Live here and explore
a mix of everything that makes Vancouver unique: steps to the spectacular waterfront, international and West Coast dining, convenient shopping and transit, and entertainment galore.
• KEY LOCATION
Your Central life meets at the intersection of the eclectic Main Street and the dynamic new Southeast False Creek neighbourhood.
A quick trip up Quebec Street brings you to the downtown core, and its array of shopping, entertainment, and casual and fine dining. Art galleries. Opera. Nightlife. Walk to a Canucks game at Rogers Arena. Or grab a water taxi to Granville Island.
• GO WEST
2nd Avenue will lead you from the Cambie Village, to Kits Beach and beyond.
• MAIN EVENTS
Just south on Main Street is the eclectic farrago of boutiques, antiques, gregarious eateries and curious curios.
• WATER WAYS
The Aquabus station at Science World ( just across the street) connects you to False Creek, Yaletown, Granville Island and the West End.
• STREETCAR SAVVY
Once completed, the proposed streetcar service will whisk you from Granville Island to downtown and a convenient Canada Line connection.
• PLENTIFUL PARKS
Dog parks, sports fields, kids’ playgrounds, leisure greenways. There are close to a dozen parks within walking distance of Central.
• COMMUNITY FIT
Just a few steps from your door is the Creekside Community Recreation Centre, a two-level, 45,500 sqft fitness facility and neighbourhood gathering place. It is your home for almost unlimited activities, from daycare to dining, a boating centre to a fully equipped gym.
Building Name: Central
Address: 1618 Quebec Street, Vancouver V6A 2W5
Developer: Onni Group of Companies 604.602.7711
Interior Design: N/A
Year Built: Estimated Completion in Summer 2014
Unit Sizes: From 540 to 1600 sqft
Property Type: Condo, Penthouse
Area: Vancouver West
Neighbourhood: False Creek
On Site Manager: N/A
Strata Company: N/A
Contact Agnieszka Stryjecka, ECO Realty for more information on this building and floorplans. 778.991.5881 firstname.lastname@example.org