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I spent the weekend touring the newly completed Patina Development.  This 42 story building is located in the heart of Vancouver at 1028 Barclay Street.  It is destined to be one of Vancouvers most prestigious developments. The units are well designed and the views are simply stunning.  

The new YMCA anchors the building.  My good friend just purchased a home at Patina.  His primary reason for buying into the building was to be close to this facility.  For those not familiar with the YMCA, it offers everything from child care to health and welfare centers across Canada.  The health center at Patina is well appointed with everything you need to stay in shape from a lap pool to a huge fitness facility.  The YMCA has been around for more than 125 years. Their slogan is "bringing people together" and they certainly have at Patina.

As a developer and realtor, I can appreciate a building that is planned from the inside out.  This is one of those buildings.  Each floor plan is carefully designed to minimize wasted space and takes advantage of the views. Homes range in size from 552 square foot studios up to 2700 square feet for the sub-penthouses and 3,170 square feet for the penthouse.  The penthouse itself comes with a 2,000 square foot roof terrace.

The finishes are what you would expect for a newly built modern high rise downtown.  Some of the appointments that I appreciated were the european style cabinetry, solid core interior doors, thick profile granite countertops and Miele appliances.  Below is a quick video of taken with my phone (sorry about the quality).

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