Located on the beautiful campus of the University of British Columbia, The Laureates by Polygon is set against the forest of Pacific Spirit Regional Park and the masterfully landscaped commons of Michael Smith Park. Just a quick stroll away is Wesbrook Village, a picturesque and walkable community with tree-lined streets and an abundance of shops and services.

Elegantly crafted of stone, concrete and glass in a lightly curved steel framework, The Laureates consists of a 21-storey tower and a concrete low-rise building. "Previews of these homes have just commenced," says sales manager Wendy Lei, who notes interest in the two-and three bedroom homes is coming from professionals across the Lower Mainland. "We are seeing inquiries from families who are looking to upsize, along with faculty members," she says.

While The Laureates is attracting its fair share of interest from faculty and staff seeking a new home, there are plenty of other buyers drawn to the sheer beauty, access to amenities and nature that the University of British Columbia has to offer. Close at hand are top education opportunities at all levels (including the brand new University Hill High School), an array of hiking and biking trails, beaches, world-class gardens and convenient new shopping at Wesbrook Village. "Parks, schools, transportation, restaurants and retail - everything is truly steps away," says Lei.

"The Laureates is a collection of well-appointed homes," adds Lei. Some of the spectacular features include air conditioning, gas cooktops, premium Bosch appliances and over-height ceilings. "The homes boast bright open plan layouts, marble ensuites and the latest designer finishes."

Lei points out that many homes offer stunning views of the Strait of Georgia, but the community also boasts a variety of vistas. "There are some buyers who prefer the well-manicured Michael Smith Park," she explains. "For them, the views from the low-rise building are ideal."

Homes at The Laureates are now previewing. For more information, visit the sales centre at 5696 Berton Avenue in Vancouver (just off of West 16th Ave and Wesbrook Mall), call 604-221-4450, email

Source: The Vancouver Sun