120 Milross Avenue, Vancouver, BC
A shot of Brighton in Vancouver
|Management Company||Wynford Group|
|Number of Units||132|
|Number of Floors||24|
|Type of Roof||IRMA|
|120 Milross Avenue, Vancouver, BC|
|Distance to Public Transit||Bus stops nearby|
|Title of Land||Strata|
The Mount Pleasant neighbourhood has long been regarded as an excellent choice for young families looking for a place to settle and expand. While not quite possessing the hip cachet of somewhere like Downtown Vancouver or Yaletown, the development that has taken place over the past two decades has nevertheless made it an appealing place to live, which is why Bosa Development chose to build Brighton there.
Constructed in 2004, Brighton is a 24 floor building that offers 132 units for both sale and rent. It is a handsome structure, albeit one that is in line with many of its contemporaries design-wise. There are, of course, a number of amenities on tap for Brighton's residents, all of them geared toward enhancing and promoting a fast paced West Coast lifestyle.
Brighton's location in Mount Pleasant places it near a variety of shops and cafes, and to sweeten the deal it is just a few blocks down from Vancouver's Main Street, itself an excellent repository of retail locations, along with a fine selection of restaurants, coffee shops, and other attractions that are sure to be of interest to residents.
Located on 120 Milross Avenue in Mount Pleasant, Brighton finds itself in one of the city's up and coming neighbourhoods. Mount Pleasant actually shares a very similar background with the vibrant Yaletown neighbourhood, as it too was a primarily working class district before redevelopment changed its profile significantly.
While Yaletown evolved into a loud, trendy district, Mount Pleasant is more of a quiet, relaxed suburb, known more for its fairly notable population of artists, writers, and other creative minds. In fact, Mount Pleasant has a very strong case for being Vancouver's very first suburb, as it came into existence when there was a large population surge near Broadway and Main Street in 1897.
It is fairly common knowledge that Vancouver is a city that does not force vehicle ownership on its citizens via circumstance, as its transit system is second to none in terms of coverage and efficiency. Case in point; Brighton is serviced by public transit with a whopping 50 bus options to choose from nearby. Added to that coverage are three SkyTrain stations servicing the area as well. It must also be noted that Brighton has many shops, restaurants, and schools within easy walking distance, so daily errands are as easy as stepping off the elevator. 
Brighton, much like its contemporaries, is a traditionally constructed condominium, made primarily from concrete and equipped with a full rainscreen for Vancouver's generally unpredictable weather. Its designers, however, gave it enough individual charm so that it does not wind up getting lost in the shuffle of many similar residences.
For instance, the lower half of the building looks considerably different from the upper half, with the lower half utilizing more concrete and smaller windows, while the upper half goes the opposite route, using slightly larger windows and also employing a mild curve to accentuate the section. Add in the bold projections extending from various areas of the building, and the result is a building that is quite the striking.
Layout and Features
Brighton's 132 units come in one, two, and three bedroom configurations. In terms of space, the one bedroom residences are all 779 square feet, while the two bedroom residences range from 1048-1393 square feet, and the three bedroom residences all measure in at around 1667 square feet.
A brief list of unit features include luxuries like granite counter tops, hardwood flooring, French doors, gas fireplaces, large windows, stainless steel appliances, and tiled balconies.
A small selection of Brighton's floor plans
Some of Brighton's amenities include:
- Swimming pool
- Fitness centre
- Meeting room
- Secured parking
- Rentals are allowed
- Brighton is pet-friendly
- There is no age restriction in place
- Barbecues are permitted
Though it was built in 2004, it looks as though Brighton did not have any green concessions made during its construction. Had it been built just a few years later, there is a good chance that it would have utilized energy efficient windows at the very least, though one could make the argument the the size of the windows it has would at least reduce the energy used for illumination.
Residents, however, can improve matters somewhat by taking action of their own, should they desire. Recycling is an excellent method of reducing excess waste, and actively monitoring/reducing energy usage would also reduce their carbon footprint, as well as their monthly electricity bill as well.
- Some notable residents of Mount Pleasant include television personalities Ian Hanomansing and Tod Maffin, as well as Peter Klein, a journalist who once worked for 60 Minutes as a producer
- Before Mount Pleasant was established, there was a stream in the area that attracted many breweries - known as Brewery Creek, it would be an eventual focal point of incoming businesses and people
- Bosa Development is one of the most prominent property developers in the Lower Mainland, having been established in 1961
- Brighton stands at a height of 78.28 metres
- BC Condos - Brighton
- Wikipedia - Mount Pleasant
- Walk Score
- Vancouver Floor Plans - Brighton
- Emporis - Brighton
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