Huxley brings a variety of housing to British properties

BD Living has teamed up with British Pacific Properties to offer a collection of one to three-bedroom apartments in two towers, making it the final phase of the Rogers Creek master-planned community.

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Collaboration is an opportunity to create a new way of being creative or practical or both, and when all the pieces fall into place, it can produce something amazing. Hawksley at Uplands in West Vancouver is the result of such a collaboration. Two property developers with deep roots in West Vancouver have come together to build a unique multifamily project in the final phase of the Rogers Creek master-planned community at British Properties.

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When Geoff Kroll, president of British Pacific Properties (BPP), joined the company in 2006, he said there was pressure from the community to change the way BPP developed the hill.

“Traditionally, there were big houses, big lots and big views. What society has asked for is more diversity in housing: different housing types, smaller homes that are more affordable.

All homes in Hawksley have engineered hardwood floors.
All homes in Hawksley have engineered hardwood floors. Photo provided /jpg

We want to protect more green space. The two things combined meant we had to go vertical with apartment buildings and other multi-family forms and connect all the neighborhoods with a mountain pass system, not unlike the Valley Road in Wister.

Because BPP’s developments are primarily single-family projects, a partnership was formed with Bedi Living to expedite the “go live” process. Rob Fiorvento, managing partner of Bedi, says the partnership allows them to execute at a faster pace while maintaining quality. “I always say, we’ve been in the dance with British Pacific Properties for a long time. They wanted to make sure their partner had the same values ​​and quality,” Fiorvento explained.

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Hawksley consists of one to three-bedroom apartments in two towers of eight and 11 storeys, respectively, and seven ground-floor townhouses in the east building. With few suites per floor, the floor plans are spacious, open-plan, floor-to-ceiling, modern, with black-framed windows to enhance livability. According to Fiorvento, the buildings are on a small scale, the rooms are large (as are the outdoor spaces), high end and designed specifically for the end user rather than the investor. Most of the homes are south-facing—Fiorvento estimates 90 percent—which puts them in an inviting outdoor setting with generous natural light and stunning views of the water and the city.

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Kitchen furniture in Hawksley will have satin lacquer and wood finishes.
Kitchen furniture in Hawksley will have satin lacquer and wood finishes. Photo provided /jpg

Its unique location was central to informing the design of the buildings – from the exterior architecture to the interior design of the collections inside the building. All elements reflect a unique West Coast aesthetic that Kroll says is the next generation of West Coast Modern architecture.

“West Coast Modern is really about blurring the lines between indoors and outdoors — embracing nature, using open floor plans and light and natural materials like wood and stone,” Kroll says.

Heather Howat of Battersby Howat Architects, who designed the interiors, ensured that these materials were used throughout the collection, resulting in a sense of quiet and informal luxury.

“Many of the materials and objects we chose for the project have a subtly informal feel. It’s soft colors and soft finishes and soft textures,” says Howatt.

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She describes the look as “still sophisticated, but all the colors and tones should look natural.” She said homeowners see it when they look out their windows.

Hawat chose a combination of satin lacquer and wood finishes for all the Miele appliances and Liebherr fridges with integrated kitchen cabinets, including wine coolers in the islands. Custom millwork in the form of open shelving softens the minimalist feel and adds warmth to the kitchen, as do fully engineered hardwoods.

A pantry provides plenty of storage space in the kitchen.
A pantry provides plenty of storage space in the kitchen. Photo provided /jpg

“Although everything is perfectly designed and implemented, nothing looks too formal,” says Howatt. “The non-standard material is in the laying in the kitchen, which obviously depends on the plan of the stone tables and the satin lacquer and the wood cover itself.”

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Fiorvento says the mill-style faucets designed for the View Suite salon will be offered as upgrades, but Bedi plans to incorporate them into the units as buyers respond to the luxe custom closets.

Custom closet in master bedroom.
Custom closet in master bedroom. Photo provided /jpg

“What we’re doing right now is setting a higher standard for closets…we’ve had a really good response from shoppers walking by and saying, ‘Wow, this is how I want my closet to look,'” says Fiorvento.

Hawksley also has a separate amenity space called Studio Fiorvento at Uplands that everyone shares.

“From having a gym there, to office space, meeting or event spaces… more dog washes than you’d find in your building, to bike repair to gyms,” he says.

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Fiorvento said they also created a musical space for those who play instruments.

Ultimately, the Hawksley is a design that has been carefully thought out to facilitate the living that it expresses alongside its magnificent setting.

“It’s nested in nature,” says Kroll. “It has unprecedented access to entertainment. You are literally 12 minutes from the ski hill and 12 minutes from the beach. So if you want to go skiing in the morning and paddle boarding in the afternoon, it is very possible.


Project Address: 3963 Uplands Way, West Vancouver

Project Scope: A collection of spacious one- to three-bedroom apartments located in two towers of British properties, making it the final phase of the Rogers Creek master-planned community. The beauty is understated, informal luxury reflected in materials, finishes and equipment. Most rooms feature sea and city views or natural surroundings.

Developers: Beedie Living in partnership with British Pacific Properties

ArchitectsRamsay Werden Architects

Prices: Starting at $799,900

sales center 2989 Cypress Bowl Lane, West Vancouver

Sales Center Hours; Open daily except Friday 12 to 5 pm.

Sales phone: 604-202-1034


Date of booking: Estimated completion date is mid-2025.

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