West Haven Group’s Favourite Penthouse Listings: Bought & Sold

Feb 3, 2022 | Downtown, Vancouver

We recently shared a blog with our top 10 all-time favourite Vancouver penthouses, which was a lot of fun to put together—who doesn’t love drool-worthy real estate! Given that we are a real estate agency though, we want to showcase some of our own penthouse listings that we have successfully sold as well as a few of our favourites that we helped our clients purchase.

Before we jump into some examples, let’s first walk through our team’s process and why the West Haven Group should be your go-to team to sell your penthouse property.

There is a reason we are the top 1% of realtors in Greater Vancouver—we have a foolproof system that guarantees results and makes West Haven Group stand out.

What to expect when working with West Haven Group:

      1. Preparation & Staging:
        • We believe that preparation guidance is critical in maximizing a property’s perception of value and we do this through effective staging, through either partial or full staging. To learn more about the importance of staging, check out our blog: Do staged homes sell faster?
      2. Stunning & Comprehensive Visuals:
        • We then capture the result with industry-leading photographers that provide superior photos to catch the attention of prospective buyers.
        • We also produce professional 2D or 3D floor plans to elevate the shopping experience and ensure buyers understand the full layout.
        • In addition, we also offer agency-quality videography to create a tour as part of our marketing package that is used to promote your property on various media platforms.
      3. Strategic Marketing:
        • This fulsome marketing package is what really puts West Haven Group ahead of your average real estate groups—we utilize targeted marketing tactics to strategically promote your property to increase exposure and reach more buyers.
        • All of these tactics are wrapped up nicely with a polished brand that is consistent across all materials so that the shopping experience is elevated and professional.

    The results speak for themselves– In 2021, West Haven Group’s average sale price was $65,000 higher than similarly comparable properties and our listings took an average of just 21 days to sell, compared to a market average of 90 days for comparable properties.

    Here are some examples of past penthouse listings so you can see our work in action

1 – PH3502 – 33 Smithe Street (Offered at $3,900,000 on October 2019)

Rarely does an opportunity like this become available: Almost 2,200 square feet of indoor living space in this two-storey, modern SW corner penthouse at Cooper’s Lookout.

HUGE views to the south and of False Creek & Yaletown from the 16-foot tall windows in the living space. Fabulous renovation completed including a sleek, integrated kitchen with Miele & Sub-Zero appliances, polished concrete flooring, A/C, & Lutron electric blinds throughout. Spacious master suite including a beautiful walk-in closet/lounge.

The large master bath features separate stand-alone bathtub & steam shower, double vanity plus a wall of built-in storage. Adjustable recessed lighting throughout, concrete stairs & hardwood upper floor including integrated in-floor lighting. The top floor features custom bar area with backlit countertops, powder room with intricate gradient tile work and freestanding Duravit sink, plus bonus third bedroom. Over 250 square feet of terraces, two parking spaces #71 & 72, in-suite storage.

This immaculate corner suite has some of the most stunning views that Vancouver has to offer.

2 – PH3 – 1950 Robson Street (Offered at $1,790,000 on June 2017) 

Living Work of Art: Completely custom, two bedroom penthouse West of Denman. This incomparable suite features one of a kind solid walnut kitchen by Christian Woo. Appliances by Gaggenau, Fisher & Paykel. $40k custom window system featuring stacking window wall in the living space that opens onto the 700 sqft private terrace. Custom wood burning fireplace (pivots 360 degrees) adding to the spectacular indoor/outdoor integration. Imported tile floors are heated throughout the suite. Two additional professionally landscaped terraces (facing north & south). Custom millwork throughout the space including baseboards, doors, bathrooms, temperature controlled wine room and walk-in closets. Two side-by-side parking stalls included. Newer roof, renovated common spaces and exterior paint. Pets are welcome!

3 – PH5 – 1288 W Georgia Street (Offered at $1,798,000 on September 2017)

Completely re-designed sub-penthouse in the Residences on Georgia. This elegant one bedroom features stunning views spanning from English Bay and Stanley Park to Coal Harbour and the North Shore Mountains. With 10-foot ceilings, rich dark cherry floors, custom millwork throughout and air conditioning this impressive suite is truly one of a kind.

The custom cook’s kitchen is perfect for entertaining and includes a gas range by Wolf and Jenn-Air and Bosch appliances. The spacious master suite features a large walk in closet with custom mahogany millwork, a double walk-in rain shower, and a large freestanding soaker tub with breathtaking views. Includes one of the best parking spaces in the building and one storage locker. Pets and rentals are welcome!

4 – PH1 – 869 Beatty Street (Offered at $1,068,000 on September 2020)

Interior features include soaring 17-foot ceilings with expansive European tilt-and-turn windows, gas fireplace, new engineered hardwood flooring with custom LED lit stairs, suspended flight of floating steel stairs, and two new full bathrooms.

Both bathrooms recently underwent complete renovations. High-end finishings include Duravit fixtures and floating imported vanities with LED backlighting. The master bathroom features an oversized shower with huge integrated rainhead with 6 modes (mixed, rain curtain, mist, waterfall, rainfall, and hand shower), glass wall system that can transform between clear and frosted at the touch of a button, Duravit wall-mounted toilet with integrated buttons, and two bluetooth-enabled LED illuminated mirrors. The main floor bathroom features an oversized bathtub with custom feature wall glass art by Niki Design Glass Studio.

Additional storage space can be found under the stairs with a 3-piece custom closet, along with a new full-sized and top-of-the-line LG clothes washer and dryer set. The contemporary kitchen offers plenty of storage and counter space, functional layout, quartz countertops, and full-size KitchenAid appliances.

Outside is a HUGE (715 sqft) private corner rooftop deck with built-in flat screen TV cabinet, bar, cabana, electrical (including that required for a hot tub), and water supply nearby. No towers are particularly close so it doesn’t feel as if neighbours are looking down on the terrace. The Yaletown cityscape and BC Place views offer a wonderful perspective of the city.

5 – PH1206 – 822 Seymour Street (Offered at 739,000 on March 2014)

One-of-a-kind, two-level penthouse with a huge, functional 250 sqft terrace. Beautifully, and totally, renovated – not a single detail missed: imported German kitchen cabinets, Miele gas cooktop, Fisher & Paykel fridge, wine cooler, wide plank solid white oak floors, 100% wool carpeting, solid birch doors, in-ceiling speakers, recessed lighting throughout.

Double height ceiling in living room – 16 feet tall. Air conditioning. Robson and Seymour – close to all shopping. Huge in-suite storage. One parking. Pets and rentals welcome. Rare bonus: strata has pre-approved rooftop hot tub and sliding glass living room windows that open to the terrace!

6 – 606 – 55 Alexander Street (Offered at $899,000 on November 2015)

Rare opportunity. A completely renovated Gastown home with views of the water, mountains, and city, situated on the exclusive Alexander Street. This tastefully appointed loft has everything: 17ft ceilings, two bath, two traditional private bedrooms upstairs, king-size master bedroom with ensuite, Wolf/Fisher & Paykel kitchen with gas range, instant hot water, gas fireplace, large private terrace, secure parking, in-suite and external storage, polished concrete floors and brand new oak floors.

This is a corner unit with soaring double-height windows that fill the space with light and make this unique home feel twice its size.

Now, to share a few of our favourite penthouses we’ve helped to secure for our clients:

1 – PH – 1245 Homer Street (Offered at $4,650,000 on July 2019)

One of the most unique and special homes available on the market in recent history. Amazing penthouse home in the boutique ‘Iliad’ loft building at 1245 Homer Street. 2,834 sqft, elevator that opens directly into the suite, 2,825 sqft private rooftop terrace, private rooftop swimming pool, two master suites, and massive chef’s kitchen. Combined 5,659 sqft of indoor/outdoor living space on the quietest block on sought-after Homer Street.

2 – PH1 – 1226 Hamilton Street (Offered at $2,200,000 in May 2020)

Brick Yaletown penthouse offering over 1400 SF. Three bedrooms, three full bathrooms + flex room. In time for BBQ season, four sliding glass doors open onto 177 sf patio-bringing outside living in. UNIQUE private home in the true sense with no common walls, 2 units on this floor, windows on 2 sides, 2 skylights, BRICK gas fireplace, 8 closets & hardwood floors. This condo features a $450k Gillian Segal design that incorporates modern amenities with a sleek colour palette, to create that hotel room luxury in the privacy of your own home. The property features a Wolf cooktop and stove, with the cooktop inset into the countertop and the gas cooktop controls built into the front-facing stone; a Sub-Zero panelled refrigerator as well as a smoked glass built-in wine storage closet. There is also an AC system with ducting throughout the entire ceiling with even distribution via small openings hidden in the ceiling.

You’ll find an over-size steam shower in master ensuite with linear drain, PLUS a separate, deep modern soaker tub with wall-mounted faucet and controls. Features a huge double vanity with nine storage drawers and wall-mounted fixtures. In the living area, there is a unique hotel-inspired living room feature wall with a modern gas fireplace and integrated concealing TV wall.

3 – 701 – 546 Beatty Street (Offered at $2,150,000 on October 2017)

Exclusive and private luxury living at the Crane! This one-of-a-kind penthouse with private rooftop deck & sweeping views of mountains & city boasts over 1,500 sqft of open concept living and is perfect for those that enjoy sophisticated & prestigious living. Implementing only the finest finishings; gourmet kitchen w/ Corian countertops, SS appliances, adjacent pantry with a wine fridge, A/C, fireplace & more.

Architectural accents such as the “garage door style” opening onto the main patio or the polished concrete floors together w/ high ceilings & floor to ceiling windows leave the spacious interior bright and airy. The master bedroom enjoys large WIC & spa-like ensuite. Walk up to your 642 sqft roof top patio surrounded by beautiful landscaping plus outdoor kitchen & fireplace. Truly a rare find!

4- PH610 – 1540 West 2nd Street (Offered at $2,099,900 on August 2021)

A rare opportunity to own a unique spacious penthouse suite in the distinctive concrete/steel Waterfall Building designed by Canada’s award winning architect Arthur Erickson. This double-wide loft features 1955 sq.ft. spread over two levels of thoughtfully designed space. Expansive double height windows bring natural light inside even during the darkest winter days.

The main floor gives you a 31ft. wide living room overlooking the famous courtyard and iconic waterfall. Adjoining the living room is a sleek powder room with 9 ft. of enclosed storage space (the Philippe Starck luxury toilets in all 3 bathrooms will spoil you forever). The spacious Redl kitchen features custom German cabinetry in Porsche Grey paint, a pull-out pantry, separate full height cabinet for your glassware, stainless steel Bulthaup work table, Sub Zero fridge and wine fridge, an espresso bar, silent Miele dishwasher, Gaggeneau high performance cooktop & oven.

A custom floating wood staircase leads to two bedrooms plus plenty of flex space, as well as to your own personal staircase to a 1017 sq.ft. private rooftop patio providing you & your guests with panoramic 360° city & mountain views. Upstairs is a spacious master bedroom, oversized ensuite with Kohler spa tub, rain shower, & large walk-in closet. The second large bedroom features a custom fitted closet & full bathroom. Opaque white glass walls & sliding doors with high grade fittings separate the bedrooms. There are two adjoining upstairs flex areas, one used as an office & the second as a dining room to accommodate 8 guests as they enjoy the city views. Functional layout with exposed concrete walls & stunning diamond cut polished radiant heated concrete floors.

A unique live/work property, customized & upgraded by Steve Palmier Architecture, complements the building’s graphic minimalist Brutalist architectural theme while preserving the iconic features of an Arthur Erickson building. Truly a trophy property!  An added bonus are the 2 parking stalls and 2 storage lockers.

And finally – although not technically a penthouse, it has the views of one:

5 – 1504 – 499 Pacific Street (Offered at $2,297,000 on January 2019)

The Charleson—bespoke living is here. Only the best of everything with customized layout for wide-open living and breathtaking floor to ceiling views from everywhere.

Spacious great room and massive deck. False Creek, David Lam Park, George Wainborn, Seawall, Mountains! Soft and sophisticated palette of white oak flows throughout. Fully Smart with Control 4, electric blinds, custom closets, gorgeous millwork, Wolf, SubZero, wine fridge, Dornbracht, LEED Gold status, 11500 Wellness centre with rooftop pool, hot tub, professional gym, luxe boardroom, it goes on and on.

Private double car garage on P1, massive private storage room, private bike storage locker. Must be experienced!

We hope you enjoyed perusing these gorgeous penthouses. Please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us to learn more about working with the West Haven Group – we can’t wait to connect.

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