And by “big bonus”, we mean a half-million-dollar bonus for the REALTORⓇ of the buyer.
$500,000 is one of the biggest Zealty.ca, a real estate search website by Holywell Properties, has ever recorded.
The seller of the $13.8 condo, which is in the Alberni is offering the $500,00 bonus on top of a 3.22 per cent commission on the first $100,000 and 1.15 per cent on the remaining balance. They purchased the unit pre-construction. The 42-storey tower, Alberni, designed by architect Kengo Kuma Architects and Associates, is a unique tower on the corner of Alberni and Cardero that includes intricate designs, an expansive moss garden, a pool, hot tub and sauna, a Japanese restaurant, a 24-hour concierge, and commercial spaces at the bottom of the building. There are currently 21 units for sale, all of which are assignments of contract sales. Construction is set to complete in 2021 with a total project size of 271,859 sq. ft. The builder, Westbank, has more luxurious, unique and high-quality bodies of work in the City of Toronto and Seattle, and Japan that truly bring out the artsy, stylish and natural wonders of each amazing city.
Japanese architect, Kengo Kuma, is considered one of the most significant contemporary Japanese architects and often favours using “alternative” materials including stone, ceramics, bamboo, plastic and vinyl, according to Floor Nature. In an interview with them, Kuma said that while traditional Japanese designs are important, he doesn’t stick to the details of traditional Japanese designs. He also pulls a lot of inspiration from landscape designs.
Where is the luxurious unit with the half-million-dollar bonus located? On the 39th floor. 3902-1550 Alberni Street measures 4,030 sq. feet. with three bedrooms, four bathrooms, a spacious locker, two parking spaces, and a private Japanese-inspired garden on the balcony. The seller is being represented by Angell, Hasman & Associates (Malcolm Hasman) Realty Ltd.; a top-selling luxury real estate brokerage based in Vancouver.
While the REALTORⓇ of the buyer of this $13.8 condo will certainly be able to add this “win” to their portfolio, so will the owner of the unit. The Japanese-designed unit will overlook Vancouver and remain quite distinctive compared to other luxurious condos on the market thanks to Kuma’s unmatched style. The other units, which there are 188 in total, will range from 843 sq. ft to 2,478 sq. ft.
After all is said and done, the lucky REALTORⓇ of the buyer will walk away with a total of $661,791 as the $500,000 bonus will be added on top of their commissions of $161,791. As the managing broker of Holywell Properties said, this could very well be the record for the highest bonus ever recorded.
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