Jameson House

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838 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC

Jameson House

Exterior of Jameson House
Building Information
Developer Bosa Properties Inc.
Architect Foster and Partners
Management Company Macdonald Commercial
Number of Units 138
Number of Floors 37
Year Built 2011
Construction Method Concrete
Type of Roof IRMA
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838 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC
Distance to Public Transit Less than one block
Region Vancouver
Municipality Vancouver
Zoning CD-1
Title of Land Strata



Jameson House Looking Up

In the heart of Vancouver's Financial District, the Jameson House quickly became an iconic architectural structure and sought-after residence during its development. The Jameson House sold during pre-sale from its start in July 2007 and sold out soon after its completion in September 2011, largely in part to the stir caused by the introduction of Canada's first automated parking garage system. Developed by BOSA Properties, the Jameson House is the only residential project in North America designed by renowned Foster and Company. This first-time excitement during the early months of development had many investors quickly purchasing their residences.

The bold 37 storey design with 131 residential units and seven office spaces stands 381 feet tall, offering its residents the convenience of a robotic 24 hour valet, concierge service, sleek interior finishing, and at-your-door proximity to the downtown core and Coal Harbor. The $114 million dollar project is constructed of concrete with a shiny glass exterior, giving it a sleek, modern look and adding to its quadrupled half-moon design.

The development involved restoring the 1929 Ceperley Rounsfell Building, and retaining the facade of the Chamber of Mines, maintaining the historical essence of the area while adapting to modern minimalism and sustainable living.[1]


The hyper central location of the Jameson House is one of its main features, allowing residents the convenience of proximity. Directly across from the Jameson House is the exclusive Terminal City Club, which includes a restaurant, library, fitness center and spa, and is open to the residents of the Jameson House who opted for a membership option during their purchase.

Once a men's-only affair and less than a block away, is The Vancouver Club, which now acts as a historical members-only dining and socializing house. The Fairmont Pacific Rim is also within stumbling distance, as well as Canada Place and the Convention Center.

Shopping, cafes, restaurants, and entertainment are all within walking distance from the Jameson House.


The Jameson House is constructed of concrete walls and floor plates, as well as a concrete perimeter and full rain-screen. Although the building does not boast floor-to-ceiling windows among its list of features, much of the buildings exterior is sleek with a glassy sheen. Wedged between two historically modest buildings, the Jameson stands strong at 37 floors, or 381 feet, tall. The West side of the building has a quadrupled half-moon design, and the East side has a straight-edge design.[2]

Layout and Features

High quality finishing and appliances were installed in the Jameson House, ranging from Italian kitchens with Gaggenau appliances, travertine stone floors, automatic lighting systems, designer closets, and German kitchen and bathroom water fixtures.

Residences range from studio condos up to two level penthouse suites with 1700 square foot private terraces.

The lobby also boasts travertine stone, futuristic lighting, and a modern feel. Sliding glass doors to the left of the concierge desk automatically open to the elevator area.[3]

Floor Plans

22 floor plans are available. Here is a brief selection.


The Jameson House offers a fully automated parking garage with waiting area and parking staff, a membership to the Terminal City Club, a 24 hour concierge service, and in-suite laundry.


Jameson House Bylaws
Rentals Yes
Pets Yes
Age No
Barbecues Yes

Pets and rentals are unrestricted at the Jameson House.

The Jameson House has a high level of rentals.

There are no age restrictions to ownership.


The Jameson House was designed to adhere to the principles of LEED - Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design - incorporating sustainable materials and a waste and energy conscious approach to construction and management.

The exterior form and design of the Jameson House's facade have been determined by the direction of winds as well as solar exposure, and photo-voltaic cells exist on the south side of the building where there is the most exposure to sunlight.

Energy efficient heating and cooling have been utilized in the Jameson house, as well as lighting controls that offer 30–40 percent energy savings.

The mere locality of the Jameson House promotes emission-free transportation.[4]


Pre-Construction Preservation
  • During construction, the historical buildings were restored and preserved. Restoring took place to the A-listed 1929 Ceperley Rounsfell Building, and the B-listed Chamber of Mines was preserved in its entirety. [5]

Although Bosa did an outstanding job constructing the 420-foot tower while still keeping the historical buildings of its footprint intact, they had no control over further construction around the project that might impact the Jameson House in the future.

Built for incredible views of the city, mountains, water, and ocean, the Jameson House owners were less-than pleased when they heard of the rezoning application directly across the alley at the Old Stock Exchange Building. The current heritage low-rise will soon be restored and developed to a 30 storey office tower with retail, restaurants, and parking. Although this building is said to follow the LEED standards, the bright lights it will give off will certainly displease the owners across the alley at the Jameson House. Not mention their stunning city view soon to be replaced by a myraid of offices and office workers. [6]


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