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.tu­dor­liv­ing.ca


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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