Come to PaPa—community and ‘design within reach.’
Some people want to know their neighbours. They like knowing the guy next door will water the plants while they’re on vacation, and they like knowing who’s home on a Sunday morning if they need to borrow a cup of sugar. It’s called community. And that’s where PaPa, the newly imagined Pacific Palisades residence in Vancouver’s West End comes in. Back in the 70s and 80s, this was a “Melrose Place” of sorts for Hollywood A-listers like Johnny Depp, Sharon Stone, Tom Selleck and Martin Sheen. They wanted a home-away-from-home to share with other like-minded people. After that, the apartment complex was turned into an artsy hotel. Now, 40-plus years later, PaPa is going back to its roots. A stellar team of local architects, interior designers and builders, led by the vision of Austeville Properties, has transformed the two towers at Robson and Jervis back into a residence. PaPa debuted in spring 2012. It is a thing of beauty. The vibe: West Coast Modern. The 234 rental suites plus common areas are a living place for urban professionals and creatives who crave beauty, high-end sustainable design, the latest in technology, simplicity—and a sense of community.
Here in the PaPa Press Room, you can read all about it.
25.07.2012 "Pacific Palisades offers best of both worlds (Business in Vancouver)"
17.04.2012 "PaPa Celebrates Completion with Open House"
18.04.2011 "High-End Rental with Higher Purpose: Pacific Palisades Reinvented"
19.02.2013 "Globe & Mail: When hotels like the PaPa revert to rentals, tenants benefit"
19.02.2013 "Globe & Mail Photo Gallery: Now renting: Vancouver hotel converted into PaPa apartment suites"
07.11.2012 "VIA Building Blocks : See What You Imagined at PaPa"
01.11.2012 "VIA Building Blocks : Heritage at PaPa"
16.10.2012 "Vancouver Is Awesome : Top 5 Reasons For Renting at PaPa"
14.08.2012 "Vancouver Is Awesome : PaPa Close Up of the Commons"
10.08.2012 "The Province: Proud PaPa : Converted hotel now arguably city’s most community-minded apartment complex"
03.08.2012 "Globe & Mail : A faded icon turned nouveau hip"
26.07.2012 "24 HRS: Downtown's blast from the past (page 21)"
19.06.2012 "Pack up your FROGBOXES - PaPa's back!"
13.06.2012 "Vancouver Is Awesome : PaPa Bedrooms and Bathrooms"
11.06.2012 "CBC Radio : B.C. Almanac's Mark Forsyth tours PaPa (start at 16:04) "
01.06.2012 "Aspen Clean – Proud Partners of PaPa"
30.05.2012 "Vancouver Is Awesome: PaPa Kitchen and Living Room"
24.05.2012 "The Urban Tea Merchant and Pacific Palisades Partnership"
07.05.2012 "SNAP Downtown Vancouver: Pacific Palisades Open House"
04.05.2012 "Come Home to PaPa on May 5 | WE Vancouver, Martha Perkins"
01.05.2012 "PaPa on Robson, Rental Suites | Miss604, Rebecca Bollwitt"
30.04.2012 "Retro Celeb Hotspot to Reopen as West End Rental Suites | Inside Vancouver"
27.04.2012 "Pacific Palisades: PaPa 2.0 | Vancity Buzz"
19.03.2012 "Building Blocks: Pacific Palisades - 3 of 3 - The Perks of Living at PaPa"
13.03.2012 "Building Blocks: Pacific Palisades - 2 of 3 - Amazed It's A Rental? We Designed It That Way!"
05.03.2012 "Building Blocks: Pacific Palisades - 1 of 3 - What's Old is New Again. Pacific Palisades Opens Doors to Urban Living"
27.02.2012 "Discovering Renters' Needs | Rent Geek"
24.02.2012 "Vancouver's Robson St welcomes a new housewares resident with the arrival of CB2"
20.02.2012 "Giving Old Concrete Buildings New Life | Journal of Commerce"
20.02.2012 "cb2 Opening on Robson | Vancouver Is Awesome"
17.02.2012 "CB2 brings funky home décor to Robson"
17.02.2012 "Chic, charitable décor items | Vancouver Sun"
16.02.2012 "CB2 Opens on Robson St | Vancouver Magazine"
24.01.2012 "Robson St. Facelift | The Style Spy"