Featured Development: Maynard’s Block by Aquilini Developments

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Written on September 14th, 2022

The Maynards Block development is anchored by its heritage namesake of aged red brickwork – the 1919-built Maynards Auctioneers building on West 2nd Avenue. The historic building has been upgraded and renovated into a modern commercial space to match its residential counterparts in the same complex, a 9-story condo tower next to a striking 13-storey condo tower with a curved glass façade to complement the angular brick building below. Altogether the entire complex has 254 residences in various configurations. 

As featured in the December 2012 issue of Award, a Canadian magazine about architecture, design and construction, Maynards Block is thoughtfully designed and constructed to carry its history forward and yet be modern enough to extend into the future. Focusing on incorporating the site’s history through exposed brickwork, engineered hardwood floors and walls, and even using the 1929 design plans to “recreate certain historic aspects, such as the original wood-framed windows in their original colour, a sort of green-bronze. We also added significant touches from the old design, including decorative scroll work and cornices.” With Buttjes Architecture at the helm of designing the residential complex, this development by Aquilini can boast a dynamic personality of tradition meets innovation.

Suites with Different Features Provide Options for Every Preference

The mix of housing types in this development comprises street-level townhomes, two-storey lofts, condominiums and penthouse suites. What the different units have in common are a committed design style to furnish each unit with in-suite features. For instance, kitchens feature an LG bottom-mount fridge, stainless steel range and appliances, European-style kitchen cabinetry and granite countertops. There’s undermounted puck lighting and recessed pot lighting to ensure great visibility in the kitchen. Residents can expect wide-plank flooring, or carpeting in the bedrooms, little details which compound with other details to reinforce how well this building has been designed and built. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer expansive views of the surrounding area and allow natural light into the units, while large balconies offer options for entertainment or just relaxing with a good book. 

Located in Olympic Village 

Olympic Village is a highly-walkable and accessible, master-planned neighbourhood known for its vibrant atmosphere. Originally built during the 2010 Winter Olympic Games as Vancouver’s athletes village, the area was first conceived with sustainability in mind and, in the decade since that time, the neighbourhood has only improved. Key to this is the neighbourhood’s prime position in relation to transit access and mobility with Maynards Block being located near two SkyTrain stations, a scenic bike path along the False Creek seawall, the AquaBus servicing points around False Creek, and various bus routes connecting different areas. Maynards Block is also located within walking distance to banks, Big Rock Urban Brewery & Eatery, Save-On-Foods, De Dutch Restaurant and restaurants along the West Broadway corridor. 

Creating a Community with Shared Amenities

Maynards Block has something for everyone, keeping in line with the other residential developments in the neighbourhood. 

  • Gym
  • Community garden
  • Secure underground parking for all 254 residences
  • Multi-purpose room
  • Concierge
  • Exercise centre
  • Rooftop patios
  • Pet-friendly

Explore available listings at Maynards Block here