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.
any update here?
What about the poor lil' orphans?
the orphans have been bought off.
so they are set to sleep well tonight. plus did you watch queens gambit? those orphans are all the rage now.
Great looking building, so nice to see something happening here again after all these years of sitting empty. I see the first release has sold out with the second release being tomorrow. Has excavation started?
I have to disagree on liking the design of the new building; I favoured the more conventional and classic style of the original proposal. The current design is a real mishmash of materials and massing, and the wood cladding they'll be using is more of the same wood shipboard style 'decking' that gets stained and water damaged after one or two winter seasons.
Were I the designer, I would have done away with the large, chunky and unecessary overhangs to remove water traps and improve natural light into the building (this side of the building is NW, so needs all the light it can get), and swapped the wood for a brick feature. If you're wondering what I mean, you can witness the awful water damage this kind of wood cladding suffers from at the Boulevard Condo building on Shelbourne (see the screenshot below). Unfortunately today's architects don't have much of a grasp on what will wear well and look good for decades without needing constant maintenance.
This has got to be one of the first by-video pre-sale purchasers in our region? At least in recent times? A purchaser working from Dubai purchased his suite remotely. This is not something that is commonly handled in Victoria, but it sounds like things went smoothly.
An aerial view depicting the future location of Sparrow, on Hillside Avenue at Cook Street, in the City of Victoria's Oaklands neighbourhood. Sparrow will rise to six-storeys with 49 residences.
First-time homebuyers flock to a car-free lifestyle at Sparrow by Abstract Developments
Over 70% sold-out, the Oaklands condominium project big on car-free lifestyle options is ramping up for its spring sales campaign.
Sparrow condominium dev launching second phase of sales with BC Housing-backed first-time buyer incentives
Abstract Development's latest offering, the 49-suite Sparrow on Cook Street at Hillside Avenue, launches its second sales release this weekend.
Victoria council approves affordable condo and rental devs, but sends Northern Junk project back to drawing board
Over 200-units of housing were approved by the City as Northern Junk proposal enters second decade of planning.
50-unit condo eyed for Cook Street at Hillside Avenue earmarked for a 16-unit affordable homeownership component.