Carlyle (1060 Alberni Street)

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Carlyle (1060 Alberni Street)
Carlyle-Vancouver-Exterior.jpg

An exterior shot of Carlyle
Building Information
Developer Concord Pacific Developments
Architect Waisman Dewar Grout
Management Company Ascent Management
Number of Units 146
Number of Floors 21
Year Built 1989
Construction Method Concrete
Type of Roof IRMA
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Vancouver, B.C.
Distance to Public Transit Bus stops nearby, Skytrain accessible
Region Vancouver
Municipality Vancouver
Zoning CD-1 (177)
Title of Land Strata


Contents

Background

Carlyle's main entrance


Carlyle is a luxury residence in the heart of Downtown Vancouver. Located close to Vancouver's famous Shangri-La hotel, Carlyle finds itself in the heart of Downtown Vancouver, a upscale, trendy area known for its shops, nightlife, and luxury residences.

Designed by Waisman Dewar Grout, Carlyle is a handsome, stylish structure, which meshes well with the high-end neighbourhood it was built in and the clientele that populate this neighbourhood. Developed by Concord Pacific Developments (recently voted #1 developer in Canada) and originally built in 1989, Carlyle stands 21 stories tall, and has 146 units available for both sale and rent.[1]

Located close to some of the city's best shopping, restaurants, and attractions, there is no shortage of things to do and see around Carlyle. While the fast-paced neighbourhood may not be to everybody's liking, the building's generous amenities and excellent location set it apart from the average condominium, assuming one can foot the higher than average bill.

Location

A snapshot of nearby Coal Harbour

Dubbed by some as Vancouver's answer to the legendary Fifth Avenue, Alberni Street is home to some of the finest shopping that the city has to offer. Many high-end brands have retail presence along the strip, such as Hermes, Louis Vuitton, and Lacoste, making life very enjoyable for any of Carlyle's hardcore shopaholics.[2]

Indeed, the only thing that could match the retail selection would be the selection of restaurants; all types of cuisine find themselves represented near Carlyle, from Japanese to Indian. There are, of course, an excellent selection of coffee shops nearby as well. There are many nightclubs and lounges on Granville Street only a few blocks down, for those who want to blow off steam at the end of a stressful week. As for residents who may want to enjoy a quieter day of relaxation, Carlyle is located fairly close to the picturesque Coal Harbour and Green Park.

Prospective residents of Carlyle may like to know that use of a car can be minimal as daily errands are all capable of being done on foot.[3] Should one need to travel further away, Vancouver's bus system has excellent coverage, with 49 stops near Carlyle alone. In addition, the SkyTrain is available as well, meaning the entire region can be traveled via public transit. Cyclists should note that Vancouver is a very bike friendly city, with fairly flat terrain and many bike lines to utilize.

Construction

A typical bathroom

The architectural brainchild of Waisman Dewar Grout, Carlyle is a traditionally constructed condominium that has just enough subtle design touches to make it stand out.

Located kitty-corner[4] from Shangri-La, its concrete base is in line with 1980's contemporary design structure, but the use of mixed materials for the exterior finish keeps the appearance from being too uniform, lending Carlyle a sense of individuality.

The effective placement of the windows on the exterior only enhances this effect, as does the sparing use of brushed metal as an external accent, most notable above the main entrance. Taken as a whole, Carlyle is still very much a product of its time, but one that has aged significantly better than many of its contemporaries. It bears noting that its pipes and corridors were redone in 2001

Layout and Features

Carlyle's 146 units are split into three main configurations; studio apartments, one bedroom residences, and two bedroom residences, with larger units having two bathrooms instead of only one.[5]

The building has a fairly generous selection of standard features, with many units being equipped with hardwood floors, stainless steel kitchen appliances, high ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, and custom cabinetry.

Other notable features include balconies, a same-floor garbage chute, and in-suite laundry.[6]

Floor Plans

Unfortunately, Carlyle does not currently offer free floor plans for public viewing. However, video footage of the building exists, so it is possible for prospective residents to still see what the structure is like.

[7] - View video from "References Section" at the bottom of this page.

Amenities

Some amenities that Carlyle offers are:

  • Fitness centre
  • Hot tub
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor deck with shared barbecue area
  • Meeting room


Bylaws

Carlyle (1060 Alberni Street) Bylaws
Rentals Yes
Pets Yes
Age No
Barbecues Yes


  • Rentals are permitted
  • Carlyle is pet-friendly
  • There is no age restriction on residents
  • A shared barbecue area is available

Sustainability

Carlyle was built in a decade with very little focus on sustainability measures. Thus, it falls to the residents to actively live green and reduce their carbon footprint.

Good ways of doing this include the judicious use of Vancouver's public transit system in lieu of driving from point A to point B, as the buses and SkyTrain are both eco-friendly.

Other methods include recycling at home and reducing excessive water and electricity use.

Trivia

  • Carlyle's amenities were patterned after the ones offered by luxury hotels
  • Other buildings by Waisman Dewar Grout include Martello Tower and Yacht Harbour Pointe
  • Its gated parkade allowed for payment via mobile phone [8]


References

  1. Carlyle on 6717000.com
  2. Carlyle on bccondos.net
  3. Walk Score
  4. Definition
  5. Carlyle on vancouvercondos.com
  6. Listing for Carlyle on ianwatt.ca
  7. Carlyle on Youtube
  8. Listing for Carlyle on Parkopedia


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