$11,800 a Month and All the BMWs You Can Drive: Vancouver House Condos listed for Rent
VANCOUVER -- For $11,800 a month, the luxury three-bedroom, three-bathroom apartment in Vancouver House could be yours.
Several units in the newly-completed condo tower, which was designed by internationally-renowned architect Bjarke Ingels, have recently been listed on Craigslist. The listings promise would-be renters access to the building's luxurious amenities – including a fleet of brand-new BMWs.
The 49-storey building with a distinctive top-heavy design rising over the Granville Bridge was developed by Vancouver real estate company Westbank. As the project neared completion in 2019, many pre-sale buyers attempted to flip their contracts to buy a completed unit before the building was finished and they were stuck having to pay GST and get financing for a mortgage.
Just two units are currently for sale: a two-bedroom, three-bathroom penthouse for $8.9 million, and a three-bedroom, five-bathroom unit for $6.8 million.
The developer recently unveiled the public art contribution for the project, a $4.8 million chandelier under the Granville Bridge that intermittently spins and lights up.
The Craigslist rental listings show rents for apartments in Vancouver House are on the high side – but something of a bargain when compared with another high-profile luxury tower.