Quiet times in condo land. At Westcoast Homes, the section once known as the seven extra pounds of the Weekend Sun is down to three pages, one being a full-page promo for Polygon.
There’s an article on Yaletown’s Grace, which is closer to a real luxury condo than the “melamine luxury” sold in most showrooms across the city. It fits that Grace has no sales centre and the developer, James Schouw, isn’t a media darling. The Sun calls Schouw a “Westcoast Homes unknown” — a gentle way of saying he doesn’t buy ads. (Don’t worry, James, you’re in good company: I’m also a Westcoast Homes unknown.)
Downtowners probably know Grace as “that place” on the corner of Drake and Richards. Its look isn’t for everybody but I like that it’s not the cheap cladding and glass of the Concord Pacific philosophy. What do you think? You’ll find pictures at Architecture Wanted.