It’s What’s Inside That Counts (Too)
An exclusive look inside 8X ON THE PARK
It’s a rare opportunity in downtown Vancouver—or any West Coast urban setting. A 35-storey, sustainability-committed architectural statement rising up above an urban oasis: the iconic Emery Barnes Park. Spanning a full city block itself, the park is a rare refuge of green solitude in Vancouver’s kinetic just-north-of-Yaletown grid.
“You’ve got this built in backyard,” says Tracie McTavish, executive director at Rennie Marketing Systems. “And it gives residents of 8X ON THE PARK tremendous breathing space from other structures around them and this outlook of greenery, which is highly sought-after.”
Solitude, Seconds Away from the Source
Real estate insiders have referred to 8X ON THE PARK as the Beverly Hills of Yaletown—a tranquil pocket, away from the energy and the ambient noise of the city’s best concentration of restaurants and nightlife, yet a 45-second walk to the best of Yaletown.
Because the building soars 35 storeys high, a third to half of homes have some sort of significant park view. The significance of all that breathing room is the depth of sightlines that serve up Vancouver’s urban energy like few other developments, especially given that homes start on the 12th floor. This exclusivity cannot be overstated in a city where building codes allow some towers to be a mere 80 feet from each other.
Sustainable Form & Function
The term “8X” is an architectural equation referencing the striking solar screen on the exterior of the building. The solar shading on the Richards Street facade of the building provides solar screening and reduces heat intake. It’s as much intriguing and striking architecturally as it is a critical part of the structure’s sustainability. Not surprisingly, with its additional high-efficiency geo-exchange heat pumps, it meets LEED Gold standards.
Tracie McTavish, executive director at Rennie Marketing Systems, shares his favourite 8X ON THE PARK amenities
“We made a decision; when you’ve got a location like this, it’s once in a lifetime, so we’re going to the top. It’s Miele appliances, Italian kitchens, Subzero fridges and thick quartz countertops.”
“Residents will have access to a 24/7 concierge service to help them live an elevated urban experience.”
“With a dedicated bike elevator, you don’t have to bring bikes through the common areas.”
“The builder (local and lauded Brenhill Developments) took a portion of the penthouse level and gave it back to the residents to enjoy. There is also a very high-functioning gym and chic and welcoming SkyLounge, which opens up onto a rooftop patio with stunning 360-degree views of Vancouver.”