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Westside’s newest project, Beau, is the first residential project in Canada to feature exposed mass timber interiors

By Michelle Hopkins May 4, 2022

Beau is a French word meaning beautiful and handsome. In the case of Fastmark Developments’ Beau, a truly exclusive luxury collection of six, three-bedroom Westside townhomes, that definition couldn’t be truer. But it is so much more.

The innovative developer is the first in the country to offer the only mass timber townhome project to showcase exposed Cross Laminate Timber (CLT), on the main level of each residence.  Locally sourced from our very own forests, the exposed mass timber adds timeless, refined beauty unseen before in Canada. Besides adding sophisticated interest, CLT creates more sustainable and quieter than the average home.


Curated by B2A architects, the Scandinavian-inspired architecture immediately conjures up images of contemporary, timeless and modernist style. Ranging from 1,381 to 1,588 square feet, Beau interiors evoke an understated elegance coupled with West Coast contemporary details: from the wide plank engineered hardwood flooring to the 10’ ceilings, radiant floor heating in the ensuites to a premium Bosch stainless steel appliance package with integrated fridge and dishwasher, these homes are nothing short of stunning. 


“There are three words that define Beau, forward-thinking, edgy and chic,” says Thomas Beeson, Archetype Studio. “My designer and I poured over floor plans, designs and finishes to go above and beyond what even the most discerning person would expect.” 

They succeeded.

Bright and airy culinary kitchens also include Caesarstone quartz countertops and backsplash paired with waterfall island gables, large kitchen islands with seating for four, tone-on-tone visual textures and matte finishes, and Scandinavian influenced millwork.


In another rare offering, Beau residences come with dedicated laundry rooms with side-by-side washer/dryer accented with storage cabinetry above, drying rods, and Caesarstone countertops.

If you love to entertain during those balmy summer nights, Beau homes all feature rooftop patios to take in sweeping water, mountain, park and forest vistas. 


“In addition, rather than a unit number, each Beau home has its individual address and secured underground parking,” says Beeson. 

Tucked away, one block off of King Edward Avenue, on the quiet corner of Columbia and West 26th, Beau provides everything you need and more. This coveted Vancouver address is blessed with top rated schools, like General Wolfe elementary, and recreational opportunities, all within easy walking or driving distance.

Vancouverites want easy access in and out of town. Beau has you covered - the King Edward Canada Line Station is minutes away with direct access to both Richmond, and Downtown Vancouver in under 15 minutes.


Beau is ideally situated blocks from Riley Park and close to Queen Elizabeth Park, as well as Cambie Village, with all the shops, restaurants and services. Meander through VanDusen Botanical Gardens, or head to a game at Nat Bailey Stadium - all of which are within a 10-minute walk from your front door.

With an exclusive, limited collection of only six residences, Beau will sell out fast. The Discovery Centre is open by appointment only. Call 604-354-4009 or visit Prices start from $2.1 million. Completion is set for early 2024. 

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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