Luxury Meets West Coast Modern Architecture and Green Building

Advice | GVHBA Report

Published on September 10, 2017

Each year our members enter their homes into the Ovation Awards for the opportunity to be chosen as one of Metro Vancouver’s leading residential builders, renovators or designers. Entries are peer-reviewed by award winning industry professionals who build outside of Metro Vancouver, making an Ovation Award a coveted honour in our industry, and a symbol that consumers have grown to trust.

At the 2017 Ovation Awards, Adera Development Corp. was nominated 12 times and took home three wins, including Best Multi-Family Low-rise Development for its latest project, Prodigy. Adera has uniquely qualified itself in building sustainable, Green homes paired with luxury.

The Prodigy – which was awarded the Residential Environmental Assessment Program (REAP) gold certification, UBC’s proprietary sustainability certification program – ensures lower consumption of water, energy and resources; as well as higher quality indoor environments and construction practices. Fifty per cent of all materials used in building Prodigy were manufactured locally, with all lumber harvested from sustainable forests.

Prodigy was inspired by natural design aesthetic and achieves both visual and ecological harmony. This six-story pure wood-frame building comprises of one- to four-bedroom luxury homes. Located in the heart of Westbrook Village, homeowners enjoy incredible views of Mundell park over calming, Zen-like reflecting ponds. Blocks away from amenities such as groceries, restaurants and coffee shops, Prodigy is a prime location for families. Offering a larger selection of three-bedroom homes, Adera can certainly meet the needs of its clients, along with their ever-growing families.

Adera blends West Coast modern architecture with the natural elements of its surroundings, highlighting exposed wood beams, cedar soffits and warm brick cladding interplayed with glass. The dramatic two-story lobby bridge and breezeway draw attention, while floor-to-ceiling glazing fills rooms with stunning character.

The units themselves demonstrate an efficient floorplan; their fluid design lends easy movement to the homes and maximizes the kitchen, conducive to at-home entertaining. Hosting a bigger party? Adera’s largest private covered rooftop lanai provides additional space and is accessible through a sky study boasting panoramic views of the surrounding neighbourhoods. This terrace is certainly a place where guests can relax in the hot tub, barbecue with friends and enjoy the breathtaking view.

The Ovation Awards acknowledge quality and excellence in our industry. Explore more award-winning homes at
Bob De Wit is CEO of the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association. Visit

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