New Development Rolston is Big on Rooftop Lifestyle

Sean Stevens immediately knew the Rolston development was a design winner when amateur photographers started showing up at the downtown Vancouver tower.

“I see people stopping and pulling out their phones all the time to take pictures,” said the real estate agent with Macdonald Realty. “It really catches people’s attention.”



The Rolston by Rize Alliance Properties has an eye-catching geometric design that snakes its way up the tower’s 23 storeys. Stevens credits the oversize balconies on alternating floors for helping create the building’s distinctive offsetting lines.

Suites with the larger balconies have proven popular with buyers, and some are still available. While most of the 187 suites have been sold, there still is a selection of two-bedroom units, starting at $484,900, with a studio suite remaining for $359,900.

Living in the Rolston means living in the burgeoning north Granville neighbourhood. Located at 1300 Granville St., the building is next door to the historic Yale Hotel and jazz club and close to parks and the Granville shopping district.



The offset design allowed the builders to include not one but two rooftop terraces, one on the 16th floor and the other on the top floor. The terraces offer stellar views to go with lounge areas.

“They’ve made them into urban parks for residents,” Stevens said.

The building’s interior includes a full-service fitness club, bicycle storage and 20,000 square feet of retail and office space on the bottom floor.

Each unit comes with in-suite storage, quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances.

The development is scheduled for a December completion and for a limited time buyers will receive $1,000 a month towards their mortgage for 36 months.

The Rolston sales centre is open Saturday to Wednesday, noon to 5 p.m., at #140-1265 Granville St. For more details and to register, visit



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