Building Blocks: River Park Place – 3 of 4


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River Park Place is all about creating the ideal environment, both inside and out. At the heart of this approach is the Whole Home concept: the goal is to provide residents with everything they want from life within the comfort of their home.

By wrapping everything up into a set of centralized lifestyle amenities, this means that you don’t actually have to leave home if you don’t want to – everything you need is at your fingertips. This is great news for any would-be buyers, especially those who are homebodies.

With such a long list of amenities, the best place to start is when you arrive. The streetscape at ground level features retail, dining and various other services, and public art is located near the building entry. The lobby lounge makes a striking first impression with its stone and wood accents and a water feature. The lobby also features a concierge service; regardless if you live here or are just visiting, you’ll always be greeted with a smile and made to feel at home. If you’re just returning from a dog walk or bicycle ride, there’s also a wash station and workshop that includes a bike workbench.

For those who frequently entertain or have relatives visiting from out of town, the Banquet Room is perfect for hosting and offers more than enough space to accommodate a large group for a meal. The adjoining Media Room is the ideal spot for cozying up to watch one of your favourite flicks (popcorn not included).

The Rehearsal Room is the perfect setting to master the latest skill, since it comes equipped with a piano and music stands so you can practice your musicianship, or loosen up and belt it out on the karaoke machine. Thankfully the studio is soundproofed, so no need to worry about disturbing anyone seeking quiet time at the desk spaces in the Study Room.

The Richmond Olympic Oval and riverfront running trails are on the doorstep, but if you’d prefer to exercise without venturing outside then you’re in luck. The Riverview Fitness Centre is a fully equipped training facility featuring Precor equipment. If you’d rather seek inner serenity, the elevated Yoga Mezzanine is also available.

Want to work on your drop shots or your three-pointer? A double-height training court is equipped with badminton and basketball facilities, and even features full-height and kid-sized basketball hoops.

If you want to make full use of the development’s secure parkade, then make sure to register your interest on the River Park Place website before April 6th – you’ll be automatically entered to a win a brand new 2013 Range Rover Evoque as part of The New Luxury Contest.

April 6th also marks the grand opening of the sales centre where you will be able to view two fully furnished display homes showcasing the best of River Park Place. For more information on builder and developer Intracorp Projects Ltd., check out their pages on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

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