As the name suggests, Jewel sets a new benchmark for luxury condominium living in Burnaby. Three-time winner of best multi-family highrise by the Urban Development Institute, Greater Vancouver Home Building Association, and the Canadian Home Building Association – Jewel took first place for each respective award.
Aimed at a worldly demographic who appreciates quality and tasteful design, Jewel’s spacious floor plans, luxurious interiors and amenities, and boutique hotel ambience make Jewel an exceptionally desirable place to live.
Designed by award-winning Chris Dikeakos Architecture, Jewel consists of two towers, totaling 225 residential tower homes and seven townhomes. Unique in the surrounding Burnaby cityscape, Jewel is iconic in the way the towers are positioned at a 45-degree angle to the street with a multi-facetted façade and dramatic porte cocheres in the circular driveway entrance. The finishing touch will be the world-class fountain in the centre of the driveway, slated for completion early 2013.
Only five suites per floor (and three penthouses per floor) make each home feel like a corner suite. Floor-to-ceiling windows and nine-foot ceilings enhance the 721-1,884sqft indoor living spaces. Expansive, fully-covered private balconies add an additional few hundred feet of outdoor living. The four townhomes were designed wide and shallow, allowing exceptional light penetration from front to back—giving the feeling of a single-family home.
Amenities include full-service concierge; residences’ lounge with chef’s demonstration kitchen and wine bar; expansive terraced garden and patio areas; fitness centre; and a hotel-style jetted hot tub and steam room.
The immaculate landscaping is not just beautiful at ground level but creates visually intriguing, geometric patterns when viewed from the tower balconies.
Integrated seamlessly into the neighbourhood and environment, Boffo transformed adjacent undeveloped city land by creating an open public space complete with vegetation, benches, meandering pathways, and the transplanting of a rare, reclaimed 40-year old Gingko tree.