Sparrow offers a distinct collection of intelligently designed 1 & 2 bedroom homes in Victoria's vibrant Oaklands Neighbourhood, minutes from the city’s most charismatic places and experiences. Fusing stylish urban form and function with exceptional quality, you’ll be proud to call Sparrow home.
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The proposal includes two live-work residences.
We've talked about that "luxury" label before. Politicians have disingenuously resisted all kinds of housing on the grounds that it would be "luxurious" and "for the rich", but then again the developers themselves have fed this narrative so I suppose I shouldn't blame the politicians for exploiting it.
nor does a sliver of ocean view standing from one specific point on a balcony constitute 'stunning panoramic ocean views.'
On this board we've talked about the enigma of the "ocean view" quite a few times. Here's an example from way back in 2011. Many Victorians will accept the premise that an ocean view in Victoria = a glimpse of the water a few miles away, if & when the conditions happen to be favourable for it. But if those same Victorians were on vacation in another place, they would probably question the validity of an ocean view if their building was right across the street from the beach but partially obstructed by a shorter building or some trees or whatever.
Even though Victoria is a city on an island, there actually aren't that many homes and hotels that enjoy what I would consider to be a legitimate ocean view (as versus a glimpse or a very distant view). Methinks this is partly because there are few hills in Victoria and the hills that do exist tend to be underdeveloped, and also partly because of historic restrictions re: where you can build a highrise.
The following exchange is from September, 2011:
Something that jumped out at me in this 2004 TC article about the remediation of the Manhattan on Yates Street: an 11th-floor unit is referred to as an "ocean-view apartment".
^ Why did that jump out at you? You can see the ocean from the 6th floor of the Manhattan, I'm sure - we could from the 6th floor of Sutton East.
I'm not doubting you, as I'm quite familiar with the 10th floor view from another building in Harris Green, but I'm also not quite so willing to accept the label "ocean view apartment" in this instance. It strikes me as a misrepresentation of the true location of the apartment and its actual proximity to the ocean.
I could say the place I'm living in now is an "ocean view" apartment. I can see a bit of the ocean in the winter when the trees have no leaves, if I lean way out over the balcony railing.
The article says the views from upper floors are very nice, because the building is on a rise, and once you are on the upper levels you clear everything around you and the views really are spectacular.
It’s all legit. And it’s great when a nice project comes together.
I live near here but only about half way up the hill and I have great views of the downtown. I would bet at the top of the hill the views must be quite impressive. I used to have an ocean glimpse at my place but a condo tower blocked my view, at the top I am sure you can see the Juan de Fuca.
Houses up at the top of Peacock Hill must have a fantastic view, but it's pretty exclusive. There are only a few houses up there. I was thinking a spiral lookout tower would be great as part of the Summit reservoir park's makeover. Weren't you supposed to be working on that?
I am still focused on a restaurant / pool club and I am not even really kidding.
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