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Design and livability combine at Sixth + Willow

The ultimate modern lifestyle has arrived in Vancouver at Sixth + Willow, a townhouse community from Kenstone Properties that has people talking. The curving weathered steel screen on the exterior is something unique in the area and has inspired a lot of interest.

"We were inspired by the location, and the busyness and traffic along 6th Avenue," says Kenstone's director Edwin Liang. "It references the speed and movement of cars; it's almost like an armour."

The weathered steel screen on the exterior of the development also filters out noise from the streets around it, and allows for residents to look out while hiding their home from view. It's been garnering a lot of buzz.

"People don't really understand it," says Liang. "While we were constructing it, people would stop to look at it, and people in the neighbourhood ask about it. There have been a lot of questions. Sometimes people think we're being funky for the sake of it, but that's not the case here."

The weathering steel will continue to oxidize and attain a rusty patina, adding to the beauty of the architecture.

"You're witnessing a process," says Liang. "The process isn't as beautiful as the finished product. These homes were designed and developed to be experienced in person."

Liang notes that Kenstone's end goal is to create enduring value for their homeowners, and this will continue at Sixth + Willow.

"We concentrate on the livability of our projects," he says. "We build something different."

Inside, the townhomes have been built to ensure tons of natural light and afford beautiful views. Homeowners are within walking distance of tons of amenities, including dining, shopping, leisure and recreation.

For more information about Sixth + Willow, visit www.sixthandwillow.com.

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