Someone in Vancouver is the new owner of an easy-on-the-eyes loft designed by the late famed Canadian architect Arthur Erickson. 

After seven days on the market – listed at $1.449 million – the two-level property sold for $1.425 million in the spring.  

Located in the Erickson-designed “Waterfall Building,” – a boutique building at 601 – 1540 West 2nd Avenue built in 2001 – the 1,44-square foot, two-bedroom loft features exposed concrete walls, a floating concrete staircase, radiant heat floors, and a large modern kitchen. 

The home’s floor-to-ceiling windows take full advantage of the stunning scenery that surrounds the west coast property; the loft features both city and mountain views. Two Juliet balconies overlook the famous building’s courtyards and offer soothing sounds of the waterfall below. 

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The wide-open space features a large work area – essential in today’s climate. However, in an ideal world, it could use another bathroom, as it only has one (but, alas, beggars can’t be choosers).  


  • Address: 601-1540 West 2nd Avenue
  • Type: Condo
  • Bedrooms: 
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Size: 1,44-square foot
  • Sold for: $1.425 million
  • Taxes: $4,543.57
  • Agent: Paul Albrighton, Re/Max Crest Realty

Perhaps the bragging rights of living in an iconic, Erickson-designed building make up for what it lacks in bathroom real estate (including a bathtub) for those so inclined to drop the architect's name.

This property is one of the legend's many designs, which includes some of the most recognizable buildings and sites in Canada, including Roy Thomson Hall, Robson Square, the Museum of Glass, and the Simon Fraser University campus.

You can take a tour of the Erickson-Designed Loft below.


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