Jump to content

      













BUILT
Lyra Residences, phase one
Use: condo
Address: 4027 Rainbow Street
Municipality: Saanich
Region: Urban core
Storeys: 8
Condo units: 39 (2BR)
Sales status: pre-sales
Lyra Residences, phase one, is an eight-storey, 39 two-bedroom unit condominium in Saanich's Rainbow Hill comm... (view full profile)
Learn more about Lyra Residences, phase one on Citified.ca
Photo

[North Quadra - Saanich] Lyra Residences on Christmas Hill | Condos | 8- & 8-storeys | Under construction


  • Please log in to reply
168 replies to this topic

#141 Mike K.

Mike K.
  • Administrator
  • 51,413 posts

Posted 16 July 2018 - 05:13 PM

I thought it was an A+. The units from the upper floors are going to have amazing views. I also liked the finishings, which appeared quite nice for the targeted market segment.

Know it all.
Citified.ca is Victoria's most comprehensive research resource for new-build homes and commercial spaces.


#142 tjv

tjv
  • Member
  • 2,403 posts

Posted 16 July 2018 - 05:29 PM

so are they "luxury" like everything else built these days?



#143 Mike K.

Mike K.
  • Administrator
  • 51,413 posts

Posted 17 July 2018 - 06:38 AM

It’s not a luxury project like Customs House, but the finishings are very nice.

Know it all.
Citified.ca is Victoria's most comprehensive research resource for new-build homes and commercial spaces.


#144 Nparker

Nparker
  • Member
  • 23,991 posts

Posted 17 July 2018 - 07:25 AM

It’s not a luxury project like Customs House, but the finishings are very nice.

You're forgetting that everything built in the CRD that isn't a converted shipping container is consider "luxury", "for the rich", "not affordable" and pretty much heralding in the apocalypse.  :whyme:



#145 MarkoJ

MarkoJ
  • Member
  • 4,833 posts
  • LocationVictoria

Posted 17 July 2018 - 07:50 AM

They Lyra is a bit of an interesting one in that has features you often don't find in modern "luxury buildings" like gas fireplace, BBQ gas outlets, 9' ceilings.

 

Then on the flip side it doesn't have A/C....not that you need it in my opinion in a concrete building shaded by trees.

 

The Lyra also bucked the trend in going with large units when everyone is going smaller.


Marko Juras, REALTOR® & Associate Broker | Gold MLS® 2011-2018 | Fair Realty

www.MarkoJuras.com - MLS® from $899 and $1,000 cash back for buyers | www.834sales.com & www.promontoryforsale.com - Building(s) specialist 

Looking at Condo Pre-Sales in Victoria? Save Thousands!

 

 


#146 MarkoJ

MarkoJ
  • Member
  • 4,833 posts
  • LocationVictoria

Posted 16 August 2018 - 03:25 PM

August 16th

Attached Images

  • DSCF0300.JPG
  • DSCF0305.JPG
  • DSCF0307.JPG
  • DSCF0320.JPG

Marko Juras, REALTOR® & Associate Broker | Gold MLS® 2011-2018 | Fair Realty

www.MarkoJuras.com - MLS® from $899 and $1,000 cash back for buyers | www.834sales.com & www.promontoryforsale.com - Building(s) specialist 

Looking at Condo Pre-Sales in Victoria? Save Thousands!

 

 


#147 Bingo

Bingo
  • Member
  • 16,666 posts

Posted 16 August 2018 - 03:29 PM

Where have all the swans gone?



#148 Nparker

Nparker
  • Member
  • 23,991 posts

Posted 16 August 2018 - 03:34 PM

Where have all the swans gone?

There doesn't appear to be much Christmas on that hill either.



#149 aastra

aastra
  • Member
  • 15,151 posts

Posted 16 August 2018 - 03:36 PM

The new building is so tall it created unbearable winds that blew them all to Bellingham.


  • Mike K. and Nparker like this

#150 Bingo

Bingo
  • Member
  • 16,666 posts

Posted 16 August 2018 - 03:42 PM

The new building is so tall it created unbearable winds that blew them all to Bellingham.

 

Their final song...



#151 MarkoJ

MarkoJ
  • Member
  • 4,833 posts
  • LocationVictoria

Posted 24 August 2018 - 03:59 PM

August 24th

Attached Images

  • IMG_8081.JPG
  • IMG_8089.JPG
  • IMG_8094.JPG

  • Nparker likes this

Marko Juras, REALTOR® & Associate Broker | Gold MLS® 2011-2018 | Fair Realty

www.MarkoJuras.com - MLS® from $899 and $1,000 cash back for buyers | www.834sales.com & www.promontoryforsale.com - Building(s) specialist 

Looking at Condo Pre-Sales in Victoria? Save Thousands!

 

 


#152 MarkoJ

MarkoJ
  • Member
  • 4,833 posts
  • LocationVictoria

Posted 14 September 2018 - 04:11 PM

Photos from Sept 14th

Attached Images

  • IMG_8292.jpg
  • IMG_8293.jpg
  • IMG_8296.jpg

Marko Juras, REALTOR® & Associate Broker | Gold MLS® 2011-2018 | Fair Realty

www.MarkoJuras.com - MLS® from $899 and $1,000 cash back for buyers | www.834sales.com & www.promontoryforsale.com - Building(s) specialist 

Looking at Condo Pre-Sales in Victoria? Save Thousands!

 

 


#153 Nparker

Nparker
  • Member
  • 23,991 posts

Posted 17 September 2018 - 09:38 AM

MarkoJ, on 17 Sept 2018 - 9:57 AM, said:

Walk score is pretty much zero imo but can't ignore nearly half the price.

I am not trying to suggest that Lyra is not good value, nor a nice development, but for someone like me who chooses not to own a car, it wouldn't really work.



#154 Casual Kev

Casual Kev
  • Member
  • 508 posts

Posted 17 September 2018 - 11:29 AM

I am not trying to suggest that Lyra is not good value, nor a nice development, but for someone like me who chooses not to own a car, it wouldn't really work.

 

It's doable, you're a 5 minutes walk to bus stops, a 15-minutes walk to shopping at Quadra/McKenzie and a 25 minuets walk/10 minutes bike ride to Uptown. Not ideal considering other options in Victoria but ya know, in a red hot housing market...


Edited by Casual Kev, 17 September 2018 - 11:29 AM.


#155 Brantastic

Brantastic
  • Member
  • 364 posts

Posted 18 September 2018 - 09:08 AM

I live at Royal Woods (immediately east of Otto) on McKenzie, and while the area is technically walkable in the sense that many businesses are close by, walking never seems like the most attractive option here given the traffic, big trucks, small sidewalks and industrial feel of the area. McKenzie is loud, noisy, and reeks of exhaust fumes. Saanich Centre is just a block away and it's not a pleasant walk at all. I often find myself driving to pick up pizza two blocks away or to the post office four-ish blocks away, yet I'll bike just about every time I go downtown. Which reminds me, biking anywhere on McKenzie west of Borden is really, really unpleasant. Probably one of the least bike-able roads in Greater Victoria. I would imagine all of these problems are worse near Lyra which is only further from these amenities and closer to the highway. 

I'm thinking of relocating as I'm just very tired of the area. It's nice to be near Swan Lake and close to so many bus routes, and to be so central, but otherwise I don't find it walkable in that going for a walk feels like a chore. Despite the price difference, buying at Lyra would not be an attractive option for me simply based on location (not that I'm in a place to buy right now).


Edited by Brantastic, 18 September 2018 - 09:09 AM.

  • Casual Kev likes this

#156 lanforod

lanforod
  • Member
  • 7,283 posts
  • LocationSaanich

Posted 18 September 2018 - 10:09 AM

^ assuming you're a renter from that post, try get into that new rental that looks nearly finished beside Royal Oak.



#157 MarkoJ

MarkoJ
  • Member
  • 4,833 posts
  • LocationVictoria

Posted 18 September 2018 - 10:09 AM

It is a trade-off. You can buy 700 sq/ft at Capital Park or Bellewood or 1,200 sq/ft at Lyra.


Marko Juras, REALTOR® & Associate Broker | Gold MLS® 2011-2018 | Fair Realty

www.MarkoJuras.com - MLS® from $899 and $1,000 cash back for buyers | www.834sales.com & www.promontoryforsale.com - Building(s) specialist 

Looking at Condo Pre-Sales in Victoria? Save Thousands!

 

 


#158 tjv

tjv
  • Member
  • 2,403 posts

Posted 18 September 2018 - 10:41 AM

true.  I'm near Butchart Gardens and it would be a 30 min walk round trip for me to get milk etc.  I simply just pick up stuff on the way home as needed.  Its nothing to do with price as I could buy a nice house in the Uplands if I sold my house.  Granted what is the walk score in the Uplands, probably just as bad



#159 MarkoJ

MarkoJ
  • Member
  • 4,833 posts
  • LocationVictoria

Posted 23 September 2018 - 08:42 AM

I had my walk-through yesterday. A few paint deficiencies but overall really happy with the way this turned out given the $465 per foot pre-sale purchase price.

 

20180921_134107.jpg

20180921_134118.jpg

20180921_133947.jpg

20180921_134053 (1).jpg

20180921_134032.jpg


  • Nparker likes this

Marko Juras, REALTOR® & Associate Broker | Gold MLS® 2011-2018 | Fair Realty

www.MarkoJuras.com - MLS® from $899 and $1,000 cash back for buyers | www.834sales.com & www.promontoryforsale.com - Building(s) specialist 

Looking at Condo Pre-Sales in Victoria? Save Thousands!

 

 


#160 Mike K.

Mike K.
  • Administrator
  • 51,413 posts

Posted 23 September 2018 - 10:15 AM

That looks really, really good!

Know it all.
Citified.ca is Victoria's most comprehensive research resource for new-build homes and commercial spaces.


You're not quite at the end of this discussion topic!

Use the page links at the lower-left to go to the next page to read additional posts.
 



0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users