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Old Country craftsmanship in a coveted address – welcome to ITALIA

By Michelle Hopkins 2023-02-15

Italy: A country where wine flows like water, pasta is consumed all day long, and beautiful homes dot the landscape. Inspired by the exceptional craftsmanship of the Old Country, award-winning Solterra Development introduces ITALIA.

Conceived by award-winning IBI Group architects, this intimate 11-storey building offers 47 finely crafted one, two and three-bedroom residences, including two penthouses and four townhomes. ITALIA is where you can experience true Italian understated elegance right here in South Granville. 

ITALIA brings all the best Vancouver has to offer within minutes of your new home. Leave your car behind as you explore all of the fabulous shops, restaurants and galleries on South Granville. You are also within walking distance to South Granville SkyTrain station, Granville Island and the West 4th commercial district. 

Lace-up your runners because you are close to Kitsilano Beach and Vanier Park, and one block from the Arbutus Greenway. Let’s not forget, ITALIA is steps to the future South Granville Station Block stop (part of the Broadway Subway Project), which will expand light rail transit to UBC in the west and connect to other major Skytrain lines in the east. 

As much as we love chatting about ITALIA’s fabulous location, we think you’ll be equally impressed by the residences. Created purposefully to enhance your everyday life, the residences feel airy and spacious.

“Walking through our one-bedroom and flex display home, it feels like you’re in a much bigger home,” says Leanne Rundle, marketing and creative director, Solterra Development. “In addition, buyers will be impressed by the exceptional finishes.”  

Take a step inside these residences and be prepared to be wowed. Let’s start with three designer colour schemes, appropriately named for major cities within Italy – Amalfi, Firenze (Florence), and exclusive to the Private Collection, Venezia (Venice), solid core interior doors with Colombo door hardware, wide plank, wire-brushed oak engineered hardwood flooring and square edge baseboards. The kitchen and bathroom cabinetry are handcrafted in Northern Italy; while the gourmet kitchens come with a Gaggeneau appliance package with WiFi smart appliance capabilities with personalized control, notifications, and remote diagnostics via Home Connect app.

Escape to your private spa retreat where your oasis features a deep soaker tub, glass framed shower, custom niches with glass shelf in shower and tub areas, floating vanity with custom millwork arch frame with inset medicine cabinet (most homes), and Quartz countertop with apron front. From your open-air balcony or terraces, take in the beautiful mountain and ocean views from Kitsilano’s parks and beaches. Sounds dreamy right?  

Step outside into the thick of Vancouver’s mecca or stay in and enjoy the rich amenities. Homeowners will have access to indoor and outdoor comforts, like you’ve not truly experienced before, such as Cinema e Bar, a private movie theatre complete with a wet bar. Then, the Salotto e Cucine begs you to get comfortable in the sitting room, before dining in the epicurean kitchen with an inviting dining table and large TV. Or, if you prefer, dine al fresco outside by the BBQ kitchen and dining table. 

The building is complete with a children’s outdoor play area, bike storage and repair station, a pet spa, and La Palestra, a fitness studio. 

ITALIA launches Spring 2023. You can live in a finely crafted home and be part of an established, sought-after neighbourhood by registering now at

Michelle Hopkins
Michelle Hopkins is a Vancouver-based freelance writer with extensive magazine, newspaper and online writing experience in home décor, new home developments, culinary adventures, wine, travel and more. Michelle writes for many notable publications including Real Estate Weekly and other Glacier Media Group publications, Western Living Magazine, Vancouver Magazine, Home Décor & Renovations, to name just a few. Michelle is passionate about anything to do with real estate.