21 Doors is one of the latest and most unique condo developments to hit Gastown. Not only does this condo offer a spacious courtyard accessible by every unit through their own front door, but each unit also has the privilege of getting a vast amount of natural light and a streetscape view from the windows.
The development is actually a redevelopment of a 1980s market housing project. The redevelopment includes stripping the concrete shell all the way down to the studs. New floors and a new floor plan as well make up this total refashioning.
Studios in the building start at 209,000 while one bedrooms range from 214,000 to 297,000. The one bedrooms are between 385 and 532 square feet.
Two bedroom suites are 789 square feet and are priced at somewhere in the mid 350,000 range. Retail will compose the street level while the rest of the three level floors will be dedicated to residential units.
The Salient Group is responsible for the development. The group was also responsible from the Terminus and Garage projects found on Water Street and Paris Block and Annex on West Hastings respectively.
The Group though favouring open concept plans in general found that the specific configuration of 21 Doors called for closed bedrooms.
The suites tend to be aimed at younger buyers. The spaces make a good deal of sense and the finishings are certainly stylish.
The bathrooms have a shower stall and tub as well as fancy vanities, and laminate cabinetry.
The eco-friendly company also used double-paned windows in order to conserve energy. The windows are ‘thermally broken’ in order to do so. The windows do open of course to allow for air flow.
The flooring is a wood-grain marmoleum. It is made with durable natural substances.
The views are equally beautiful. From the south you can spot the pinnacle of Pennsylvania Hotel and the Rainier Hotel while some suites allow for a small view of the North Shore Mountain.
The condo is also situated near fashionable cafes, pubs, and galleries.
The development helps to bring an affordable niche to the area that is at times described as somewhat gritty. 21 Doors hopes to balance the neighbourhood while still respecting the area’s long history.