A GLOBALLY-INSPIRED MODERN PENTHOUSE IN GASTOWN
This 2008 condo was originally part of revitalization project in the heart of Gastown, where the 1901 Terminus Hotel received a rooftop expansion of modern housing. Given its rich neighbourhood history, finding the right balance between the location and the clients’ needs was an important consideration. Colours and textures, like the green from Gastown’s lampposts and heritage brick, were pulled into the space and mixed seamlessly with more modern features, such as a custom 3-D millwork wall, a Zen master bath clad in concrete, and an eclectic mix of global accessories curated from the couple’s travels. Every furnishing, texture and art piece tells a story about their lives, from the seven-foot-tall Terracotta warrior replica to the original Joshua Tree wallpaper (sourced from a photograph they took on vacation).
Leavitt is a diehard maximalist, his partner Vish: a staunch minimalist. When the two joined households, Leavitt was tasked with melding these distinct styles into their new Gastown penthouse. Check out the December issue of WL Condo to see full details on how he struck that balance to create a bright, modern and eclectic dream home.