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The Drive, a hip, sought-after enclave is home to a very unique and special triplex… welcome to Gravity on Eighth.

By Michelle Hopkins Sep 14, 2022

Commercial Drive (aka The Drive) has long been regarded as one of the city’s most funky and desired neighbourhoods. With its historic homes, tree-lined blocks and vibrant, eclectic vibe, it’s no wonder that this enclave’s appeal has only increased over time. 

Now, The Drive is home to a triplex that is so thoughtfully designed, so gorgeous, so tech smart, and so different than anything else on the market … Introducing Maven & Co.’s Gravity on Eighth

Gravity on Eighth

Masterfully envisioned by an award-winning team, Maven & Co. Projects, Architrix Design Studio and Marrimor Interiors, Gravity on Eighth contemplates different spaces, where each residence radiates individuality and sophistication - putting ultimate comfort, well-being and beauty at the forefront. 

“We really obsessed with the design to ensure that each home offered spacious, functional layouts,” says Hafeez, the principal of Maven & Co. Projects. “Freeing ourselves from the city’s restrictions on duplexes really allowed us to design these homes to maximize livability. Even though there are three homes in this project, we feel that these live better than most duplexes.” 

As light filters through oversized windows boasting contemporary black window frames, the high ceilings rise above the warm, wide-plank oak-engineered hardwood flooring for timeless beauty.  

Gravity on Eighth

Thoughtfully curated, Gravity on Eighth – which consists of a two-bedroom 1,063 sq. ft. garden suite, three-bedroom 1,459 sq. ft. front duplex and three-bedroom 1,418 rear duplex - are anchored by kitchens a culinary master would be proud of. Each is showcased by authentic Caesarstone quartz countertops, integrated Fischer and Paykel appliances, walk-in pantries, and large islands. Materials are sophisticated, high-quality and timeless:  

“Our goal in designing Gravity on Eighth was to create spaces that set themselves apart - being functional, stylish and elevated,” says Tanja Hinder, founder, of Marrimor Interiors. “The built-in dining bench in the front unit, for example, seats eight people. It’s perfect for homework or entertaining just the same and also saves space so that family-sized furniture can be used in the adjacent family room. It’s flexible, innovative solutions like this that have led to these homes achieving this level of functionality” 

Gravity on Eighth

Knowing how important it is to stay connected, each home is equipped with Nest thermostats, a phone-activated video intercom, a security system pre-wire, WIFI hotspots and much more. 

That’s not all. Each home offers its own private outdoor urban escape, while a central courtyard with the quintessential backyard apple tree invites neighbours to commune together.  

“It’s the best of all worlds with a private yard and outdoor space but also with opportunities to connect and socialize with neighbours,” says Hafeez. “In addition to the common space around the apple tree, there’s a large rooftop deck for the back duplex, a private front yard and porch for the front unit, and triple sliding doors leading to a dedicated south-facing yard for the garden home.”

Gravity on Eighth

With a high walk score, Gravity on Eighth is steps from all of the fabulous independent shops and restaurants the Drive is renowned for. In addition, your new home is within blocks of both the Skytrain and B-Line.

Gravity on Eighth is also perfectly situated to meet the growing needs of families. It’s close to numerous public and private schools, libraries, community centres and parks with ample green space and walking trails. Located on a quiet tree-lined street, you’ll still be able to hear the sound of laughter of children playing a friendly game of hockey, before families gather for the regular block parties this neighbourhood is famous for.

That is just the beginning of life at Gravity on Eighth. To register or for more information, visit Move-in ready this winter 2022.

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.
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