Volume 1 - Winter 2008

1241 Homer: Limited-Edition Living

by Susan Kerschbaumer

1241 is an exceptionally limited collection of 12 high style homes. And while it’s set right in the heart of Vancouver’s Yaletown district, the entire building creates an intimate haven in the midst of a two million-strong metropolis.

Dramatic double-storey city homes make up the first two levels. Above them, each floor houses two luxury suites. All feature clean, modern design highlighted by rich finishings. 1241 residents will be spoiled with such unique features as overhead garage window walls, a car elevator, private penthouse elevators and roof decks, and expansive terraces.

And with Yaletown’s enviable selection of top restaurants, local design shops and boutiques, the world outside 1241’s private walls is just as appealing. “Our boutique building lends itself to an easy, quiet lifestyle,” says Sales Manager Yvonne Drinovz. “This is truly limited-edition, European-style living.”

In the first of two spectacular display homes, Scott Trepp of Trepp Design Inc. has created a perfectly fitting interior to show this two-storey city home. To play up the double-volume living space, he installed a vertical Bocci light fixture. With its 24 points of light, it links the living area to the master bedroom above, while providing a sparkling, soft contrast to the exposed brick walls. The original brick also inspired several textural elements, including a dark, rich area carpet that provides a lustrous counterpoint.

In the second display home, Peter Wilds of The Cross Décor & Design has used a palette of classic whites, shimmery and smokey greys, and rich earth tones to build on the building’s architectural lines. “Our firm represents timeless elegance, modern inspiration, and a touch of humour,” says Wilds. “I see this beautiful home as a place to retreat, replenish, and entertain.”

Sister building to Townline’s multi-award-winning 1168 Richards and part of Townline’s “Six in the City” Metroliving Series, 1241 Homer is fully complete and with display homes available for viewing by appointment only.

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