Adera

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2137 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC

Adera
AderaVanExterior.jpeg

Exterior shot of Adera
Building Information
Developer Adera Group
Management Company Wynford Group
Number of Units 65
Number of Floors 7
Year Built 2004
Construction Method Concrete
Distance to Public Transit Over 50 options nearby
Region Vancouver
Municipality Vancouver
Zoning CD-1
Title of Land Condominium


Contents

Background

Adera backs onto Arbutus Walk


This condominium built in 2004 is called "Adera" after its developers, the Adera Group, or is also known as the "I" building for unknown reasons other than the fact that there is an "I Sushi" on the same street. This building on 10th Avenue in Vancouver is a boutique condominium near the planned neighbourhood called Arbutus Walk, a quiet and scenic residential area in Kitsilano on Vancouver's west side. This area used to be the Carling O'Keefe Brewery Site until the City of Vancouver zoned it for housing instead of industrial use in 1989. They adopted the Arbutus Neighbourhood Policy Plan in 1992.[1]

There are over 1000 condominiums and townhomes in this segment of land enclosed by Arbutus and Vine Streets running north and south and West 10th and West 12th Avenues running east and west. The City of Vancouver has even closed West 11th Avenue in this rectangular plot of land and turned it into Arbutus Walk Greenway that leads into Connaught Park.


Location

Adera is located at 2137 West 10th Avenue, the northern border of the picturesque Arbutus Walk neighbourhood. This residential area is particularly conducive to families and pets with its playgrounds, parks, and ample amounts of green space. In addition to the Arbutus Walk Greenway running along West 11th Avenue, there is also Connaught Park and Rosemary Brown Park in the area.

The popular Kitsilano Beach with volleyball courts, a park, playground, and a beach pool is only a ten minute walk away.

Many coffee shops and restaurants are within one block, such as Quiznos, Temaki Sushi, Garden Corner Cafe, Woodvillage Cafe, and Gramercy Grill. "I Sushi," which shares a similar name to the "I" building, sits beside the condominium on 10th Avenue. Subway and and Transylvania Flavour are also on the same street. There are more pubs and shops along Broadway Street and a few grocery options are available in the direct vicinity, such as Indispensable, Ed's Gluten Free Specialty, and Nature Living Health.[2]

Kitsilano High School is nearby, and there is also the Kitsilano War Memorial Community Centre in Connaught Park near Larch Street that offers an ice rink, gymnasium, dance studio, fitness centre, and youth and seniors' lounges.[3]

Adera is well-situated to access neighbourhood amenities by foot.[2]

Construction

Adera is a seven-story concrete mid-rise built by the Adera Group. They won "Best Builder in BC" and "Customer Choice Award" for this building.[4] The façade is attractive and modern looking with brick cladding in square patterns at the base of the building. The condominium is wheelchair accessible and has large balconies and windows.

Layout and Features

The 65 suites at Adera have spacious, open concept layouts with balconies and windows letting in a lot of natural light. The kitchens come with granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Most units have hardwood floors, fireplaces, and an alarm system installed.[5] The suites are usually one or two bedrooms with some penthouse suites. An attractive feature is a solarium or sunroom, as well as an additional enclosed balcony.

Floor Plans

There are several varied floor plans available at Adera. Here are a couple of samples.

Amenities

Adera offers the following amenities for its residents:

  • landscaped gardens and green space behind building in Arbutus Walk
  • in-suite laundry
  • storage
  • secure underground parking
  • common deck area[4]
  • balconies (some which overlook Arbutus Walk green space)[6]
  • bike room

Bylaws

Adera Bylaws
Rentals Yes
Pets Yes
Age No
Barbecues Yes


  • There is no age restriction at Adera
  • Rentals and pets are allowed
  • Barbecues are permitted on the balconies[7]

Sustainability

Adera was built with rain screen technology, an innovative feature that causes any water that enters the building cavity to exit and/or dry before it can enter the building itself.[8][9] This is particularly crucial in a rainy city like Vancouver.

Residents who enjoy gardening can do so on their balconies.

Apart from this, the main way residents can participate in a sustainable environment is to walk, transit, or bike for daily errands.

Trivia

Arbutus Walk Greenway

Despite all appearances, Adera is not one of the 12 buildings that make up the real estate area known as Arbutus Walk. It looks like it could, however, because of its proximity to the site. Its back end overlooks one of the many green spaces. Two of the buildings in Arbutus Walk reference the area's former usage as the Carling O'Keefe brewery with their names, Tapestry at the O'Keefe and The Carlings (two sister buildings side by side).[10] The Arbutus Walk development won numerous awards such as Gold Georgie Awards and the Urban Design Institute (UDI) award for Special Achievement for Contribution to Neighborhood.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Artubus Walk Living
  2. 2.0 2.1 Walk Score
  3. Kitsilano Community Centre
  4. 4.0 4.1 Live Kitsilano
  5. Jurgan Turner
  6. BC Condos
  7. Team Andruff
  8. Condo in Vancouver
  9. Tony Cikes
  10. My Kits Home


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