This story originally published on August 26, 2015 is part of our Classic Series we love to revisit.

I was warmly greeted at the entrance of Maddox by Cressey by Jason Turcotte, VP of Development at Cressey Development Group, one of the most respected builders in Vancouver. As we rode the elevator to the penthouse on the 35th floor, and Jason swiftly scan his thumb on the James Bond-ish biometric scanner, I felt really privileged to have scored such a high level story. This trip to Vancouver is just getting better every day.

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We originally planned to design 3 separate units on those top two floors but we quickly scrapped this idea and went all in, combining both floors to create a 3,500 sq. ft. penthouse with a 2,000 sq. ft. walk-out private terrace, explains Jason while lifting the sun shades to reveal a breathtaking view over the English Bay. The day was crisp and clear and I could gaze at Granville Island in the distance.

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My usual attempt at keeping a straight poker face while reporting was vain and I quickly started taking a million pictures. After all, film is cheap and time was obviously precious.

This unit managed to capture the interest of local buyers as soon as it hit the market. While Vancouver is a strong investor market we strongly believe in building quality homes for people to actually live in, said Jason, rolling out the sliding glass doors to expose the WOFLE, SUBZERO appliances in the discreet kitchen.

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Walking out on the terrace, the world is yours. A 360-degree panorama view of English Bay, the city skyline, Granville Bridge and North Shore mountains surround the open terrace, which is complete with an outdoor kitchen and bar. Partial wind blocking glass panels and roof protects from the elements and provides a safe and calm bubble in the sky.

Notice how this place breathes because the surrounding buildings are rising in the distance! Jason’s colleague Emma accepted to model for our camera, giving a more comprehensible perspective of this outdoor space and view.

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This office is pretty inspiring as well.

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On the top floor, another terrace with a jetted swimming pool and more entertainment / tanning space. Too bad we couldn’t stay until the city lights come on! Vancouver seems to benefit from extra long daylight during the summer, with sunset at around 9:30. But Cressey and Talkshop Media gladly provided us with these nighttime pictures, many thanks to Jason Turcotte plus his team at Cressey for the private showing.

 

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Jeff Lee
Editor-in-chief & Broker

Jeff loves to discover and explore the best real estate with those who dream big and make it happen. He hopes to bring his marketing and content production expertise to the real estate world. He is also a Real Estate Broker operating in Montréal.