Size 48,500 sq.ft.
Status Completed 2018
Photography Ema Peter
Located in downtown Vancouver’s vibrant and densely populated West End neighbourhood, 1245 Harwood is a unique residential tower situated on a quiet, tree-lined street characterized by a diverse collection of older residential buildings of mixed architectural styles, reflecting the social and demographic changes of this lively and eclectic community.
Once the location of a heritage mansion, 1245 Harwood rests on a series of terraced gardens centered around a magnificent 120-year-old tulip tree that the owner was committed to preserving.
Suites at 1245 Harwood feature richly detailed, light-filled interiors and nine-foot ceilings. Floor-to-ceiling windows in all principal rooms showcase expansive views and the treasured tulip tree. Each floor holds a single residence, offering private sanctuaries with single-floor-access elevators that open directly into a marble featured foyer. Harwood’s elegantly designed interiors and exteriors elevate the standard for urban tranquility.
The building is lightly enclosed in a layered skin revealing openings to the elements and stunning views. On the building side more susceptible to solar heat gain, sun shading is provided by a system of operable sliding screens ─ playfully layering light and shadow ─ and wrap-around cantilevered balconies. The top of the building is capped with a low-profile, stainless-steel canopy that completes the glass enclosure housing the rooftop garden and mechanical penthouse.