Vancouver Sun



Tudor House is notable on many fronts, not the least of which is that it’s the latest creation from Formwerks Boutique Properties, whose founder, Jim Bussey, is responsibl­e for the design and developmen­t of South Vancouver’s first townhome collection, Winona Park: Chateau Park side Residences.

Like the stunning Winona Park, Tudor House exemplifie­s the qualities that have made Form w er ks famous: timeless, but bold, distinctiv­e design. Plus, Tudor House benefits from its proximity to a new urban hub on Southwest Marine Drive.

Specifical­ly, its West 63rd Avenue location — between Cambie and Yukon Street — gives owners the peace of a charming residentia­l street near a four-acre park, with an easy walk to an urban centre of shops, the 11-screen Cineplex Theatre, the Canada Line, and bus transit.

Carmen Tsang, sales manager for Tudor House, says: “It’s a rare combinatio­n of two great elements. Usually, homeowners seeking tranquilit­y have to move to the outer reaches of Metro Vancouver. But West 63rd Avenue is an exceptiona­lly quiet street, and if you’re walking through Winona Park, you’d be hard pressed to believe you’re just minutes from a new urban core and a 13- minute Canada Line ride away from downtown Vancouver.”

Typically, homeowners seeking ample breathing room must sacrifice architectu­ral intricacy (many large new residences are merely big boxes), while conversely, those seeking design flair usually find it in smaller confines. But because Formwerks is both a developer and its own architect, it has always been focused on space and architectu­ral appeal — and both are in abundance in the 15 townhomes comprising Tudor House.

The floor plans are similar in scale to full homes, with walk-in closets and plenty of built-ins, from bookcases to vanities. The three-bedroom-and-den townhomes include a main bedroom fittingly known as the “master’s retreat”, because it takes up an entire level of the townhouse. And in keeping with the Tudor architectu­ral style, each three-storey townhome comes with a fireplace .( For the record, the smallest threebedro­om-and-den is 1,734 square feet, and the largest is 1,853 square feet).

As its name implies, Tudor House imparts a stately Shaughness­y vibe with its pitched roofs and rich red brick. “Plus, each threeand four-storey townhome has its own rooftop patio with terrific mountain views. And for those seeking a one-level living experience, Tudor House also contains four spacious condominiu­ms, with one-bedrooms starting at a generous 631 square feet,” says Tsang.

Tudor House is ideal for people who want a home that feels almost custom built, and thanks to its location, Tudor House appeals to a wide demographi­c, “from young mothers who want peace for their baby but proximity to service, to the urban profession­al who requires a hassle-free commute to work, as well as downsizers,” says Tsang.

Tudor House officially opens on Saturday, Jan. 21.

For more informatio­n on Tudor House, visit www.tudorlivin­

 ?? CREDIT: SUPPLIED ?? Kitchens at Tudor House, as shown in this artist’s rendering, will be large and well appointed similar in scale to a single family home.
CREDIT: SUPPLIED Kitchens at Tudor House, as shown in this artist’s rendering, will be large and well appointed similar in scale to a single family home.

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