Heritage meets modern at the Keefer Block in Vancouver’s historic Chinatown

If you’re a Vancouver resident, or if you want to be a Vancouver resident, you should definitely keep an eye on Solterra Group of Companies‘ Keefer Block condo development coming to historic Chinatown.

Situated at the corner of Main and Keefer Street, the building will stand as a nine-storey brick and concrete structure, complete with an indoor common area and rooftop deck for residents to enjoy the area’s incredible 360 degree views.

When the project is completed by the winter of 2014, each Keefer Block home will boast European-style interiors, Italian-design kitchens, stone counters, stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors and open air balconies.

And the amenities within the building are only rivaled by those that Keefer Block’s own neighbourhood offers.




Rich in culture and history, Chinatown is one of Vancouver’s most vibrant and walkable communities – home to plenty of retail shops and dining spots that are as hip as the area itself. Keefer Block residents will be within walking distance of downtown, SkyTrain stations and other transit hubs, parks, sports fields, movie theatres, False Creek… the list goes on.

Eighty-one units, ranging from 448-square-feet to 1013-square-feet, will make up the nine-storey building, so you’ll definitely want to pre-register to get in on one of the homes that will start from as low as $249,900.

And just in case you needed anymore incentive to take a closer look at the project – and we’re sure you don’t – please direct your attention to this rendering of the Keefer Block‘s insanely cool rooftop amenity, which will have everything from a fire pit to community gardens.

I visited the presentation centre to view their 'Flat' layout, priced around $300k. With built-in washer and fridge units hidden by lacquered italian style high gloss cabinetry you clearly see that space management and a clean look is priority. Multi-functioning ideas are in place with an impressive concealed bed behind a swivel wall and pop-out desk. A cheap three-in-one option giving the flexibility of three rooms in one. Even the kitchen faucet was designed from a carbon fibre Porsche pen.

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