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56 | OCTOBER 2019 Lyra Residences Inside offers clean lines and spa- cious common areas and suites with floor plans that optimize space for everyday living with two bedrooms, spa-inspired baths, functional kitch- ens, and open-concept living spaces. "The interiors feature warm contem- porary finishes by award-winning Inside Design Studio of Vancouver," says Cronquist. Inside Design Studio provided buy- ers with two luxurious colour palettes in walnut or champagne, and for Lyra's bathrooms Inside Design chose porcelain tile floors and polished chrome accents to offer a welcoming, home-like serenity. Heron also points out the interior's gypsum and steel stud construction, noting that finishes include engineered hardwood floors, and quartz counter- tops in the kitchens and bathrooms. The kitchens also feature energy-effi- cient stainless steel appliances and residents have the option of choosing between contemporary white oak or walnut engineered wood veneer cabi- netry that features soft or click-closing cabinet doors and soft-closing drawers – helping fuse design and function for chefs and foodies alike. The bathrooms feature walk-in showers with porcelain tile surround and glass enclosures in the en-suite bathrooms, as well as a luxurious soaker tub with porcelain tile sur- round in the main bathroom. Mechanical and electrical services were supplied by Avalon Mechanical Consultants and AES Electrical Engineering, who kept sustainability at the fore. Lyra Residences utilizes energy-effi- cient LED lighting in common areas, which are controlled by motion sensors, and features energy-efficient heating and building envelope systems. All of which helps to achieve the building's Built Green Silver certification, accord- ing to Built Green Canada standards. Security is also top of mind when it comes to Lyra Residences, with person- ally encoded key fobs to permit entry into the building lobby, elevators, and individual floors. There is also acces- sible, secure, and heated storage on the ground floor for residents comfort and peace of mind, and two levels of under- ground parking. "The project team collaboration throughout the project put a focus on the quality of the final product, while being extremely sensitive to the sur- rounding natural ecosystem and neighbourhood," says Heron. Lyra Residences is a true exam- ple of indoor-outdoor living that has been paired with an elegant design and a great location. With nature trails so close, residents can not only take in the beauty of the picturesque sur- roundings of Lyra Residences, but easily participate in an active lifestyle, whether they prefer taking a stroll along the nearby Swan Lake's Loop, cycling over to Lochside Trail, or enjoy- ing the Galloping Goose Trail. Cronquist concludes, "Lyra Residences offers solid concrete con- dominium living among a mature oak forest and some of the best views in Victoria. These spacious homes pro- vide comfort, utility, and beauty." A LOCATION 4027 Rainbow Hill Lane, Victoria, B.C. OWNER/DEVELOPER Marker Group / Aplomado Developments ARCHITECT de Hoog & Kierulf architects (dHKarchitects) PROJECT MANAGER Knight Contracting Ltd. STRUCTURAL CONSULTANT Skyline Engineering Ltd. MECHANICAL CONSULTANT Avalon Mechanical Consultants Ltd. ELECTRICAL CONSULTANT AES Electrical Engineering LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT Murdoch de Greef Inc. Landscape Architects INTERIOR DESIGN Inside Design Studio Inc. TOTAL SIZE 53,805 square feet (Phase 1) 52,093 square feet (Phase 2) TOTAL COST $44 million PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY MARKER GROUP E d w a r d s E l e c t r i c ( 2 0 0 3 ) L t d . We are honoured to have been the electrical contractor on this innovative development. Congratulations to the Lyra Residences! Commercial•Residential•Marina 250.652.9166 EdwardsElectric_AWARD_1019.indd 1 9/26/19 11:42 AM PacificCoastFloors_1019.indd 1 9/18/19 1:59 We are proud to be part of the Lyra Residences project team! Fire • Plumbing • HVAC • Energy Mechancial Engineering Consultants VICTORIA • NANIAMO Avalon_AWARD_1019.indd 1 9/12/19 12:18 December 2019 ANNUAL INDUSTRY FEATURE: Carpet Book your ad space now: Dan Chapman 604.473.0316 Alexander Sugden 604.473.0358

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