Jardines Lookout

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867 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, BC

Jardines Lookout
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Jardines Lookout on Hamilton Street
Building Information
Developer Bosa
Architect Raffi Architects
Management Company Colyvan
Number of Units 124
Number of Floors 31
Year Built 1995
Construction Method Concrete
Type of Roof IRMA
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867 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, BC
Distance to Public Transit Less than one block
Region Vancouver
Municipality Vancouver
Zoning CD-1
Title of Land Condominium


Contents

Background

The front entrance to Jardine's Lookout

In a city where glass condominium blocks are a dime a dozen, Jardine's Lookout stands out with its impressive red and grey facade. Built in 1995, it stands 31 stories on Hamilton Street. This location puts it right between the shopping district of Robson Street and and the trendy neighbourhood of Yaletown.

Built in 1995, Jardine's Lookout was constructed during the infancy of downtown Vancouver's condominium boom that would eventually see condominium towers dominating the downtown skyline. While Jardine's lookout isn't located on waterfront property, units above the 10th floor have expansive panoramic views of False Creek, Burrard Inlet and downtown Vancouver. It is also located next to Vancouver's iconic downtown public library.

Those that work downtown will appreciate this central downtown location and sports fan will like it even more since it is located next to Vancouver's two major stadiums, Rogers Arena and BC Place.

For those looking for a central Vancouver address, Jardine's Lookout is about as central as it gets. It offers contemporary urban living at a location that will allow residents to go weeks without stepping into an automobile. [1]

Location

It's no question that Jardine's Lookout's best attribute is its central location. It is located in close proximity to all downtown amenities and attractions. Also, its address on Hamilton Street means that it doesn't command the inflated prices that certain other buildings do that are in supposed trendy neighbourhoods. With that being said, one drawback to this location is that it is not located on or near waterfront property. Something that is near and dear to most Vancouverites. Though False Creek is only a 10 minute walk away.

Living in Jardine's Lookout is very much an urban lifestyle. Though in Vancouver, even city dwellers can experience nature with very little effort. Georgia Street is located just two blocks away, allowing residents a quick escape from their urban existence into the beautiful Sea to Sky corridor. Those wanting to stay closer to home will enjoy Jardine's Lookout's proximity to the entertainment district of Granville Street and the abundance of shopping found on Robson Street and the Pacific Centre.

The great thing about living downtown is that it is the centre of the universe in terms of Vancouver's vast public transit system. Virtually all transit routes leave or end in the downtown core or link up with the SkyTrain, Vancouver's elevated rapid transit system.

The other benefit to living downtown is that it is home to every type of store and boutique imaginable. Meaning that all amenities from grocery stores to vintage art boutiques are located within walking distance from Jardine's Lookout.[2]


Construction

Jordine's Lookout stands out with its grey and red brick facade

Jardine's Lookout's most distinguishing feature is its construction. In a city seemingly obsessed with glass towers, Jardine's Lookout stands out as an alternative to buildings built under the Vancouverism model. This condominium complex stands 31 stories and has 127 suites. It is a concrete structure with red brick and grey stucco facade that is very distinguishable from its neighbours.

Included in construction is an underground parking garage and a host of amenities for residents to enjoy. Units in Jardine's Lookout range in size from one and two bedrooms to two story townhouses. Another definitive feature unique to the building are its solariums that protrude. This give residents a great view and adds an additional architectural feature to their units. A number of units feature outdoor balconies as well.[3]

Layout and Features

Features of units include:

  • Wall to wall carpet
  • European design kitchen cabinets
  • Gas fireplace
  • Jetted tubs

[4]

Floor Plans

For floor layouts, a video tour is available through the link provided in the References Section of this page.[5]

Amenities

Bylaws

Jardines Lookout Bylaws
Rentals Yes
Pets Yes
Age No
Barbecues Yes


  • Pets are welcome at Jardine's Lookout
  • Rentals are permitted
  • There are no age restrictions on the sale or rental of units at Jardine's Lookout
  • Barbecues are allowed

Sustainability

Jardine's Lookout was constructed before the notion of sustainable development became commonplace in the construction industry. The building is inherently sustainable due to its location since it enables residents to complete their errands without the use of a car.

Vancouverites can also take advantage of the extensive recycling program offered by the City of Vancouver. Most condominium buildings have proper receptacles. [6]

Trivia

Jardine's Lookout is an upscale community in Hong Kong

Vancouver and Hong Kong are two cities that are connected in many ways. Both are ocean front port cities that are bordered by large mountains. Both have a strong Asian culture and they both have a Jardine's Lookout. Jardine's Lookout is a homage to a Hong Kong community with the same name. This community is located on a mountainside overlooking Hong Kong. It is extremely affluent and reserved for Hong Kong's super elite.

Also part of Jardine's Lookout's strata is a row of 19th century houses that have been beautifully restored. The houses were built during a time when Hamilton Street was a suburb to the former city centre of Gas Town. These homes are no longer used for residential purposes. Instead they are occupied as offices for various businesses. These houses are registered as historic landmarks. [7]


References

  1. BC Condos
  2. White Rock Lifestyles.
  3. Bosa Construction
  4. Hepburn Real Estate
  5. Jardine's Lookout Video Tour
  6. City of Vancouver Recycling
  7. Heritage Vancouver


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