If you're in the market for an apartment, may we suggest you check out the 2 Girls Building in Abbotsford. In fact, even if you're not house hunting this one's worth a look.
The 2 Girls Building is a project by artist Samantha Everton, architect Billy Kavellaris, architecture firm KUD and Domain Hill Property Group. Consisting of 15 bespoke apartments and 15 spectacular rooftop lofts, it's a curious fusion of art, photography and architecture.
Forget cement render and brick - the building's façade is decked out in one of Everton's artworks - Masquerade from her Vintage Dolls series. The team behind the project chose it for the sense of drama and theatre it injects into the public realm.
Each apartment is a piece of art in itself, with carefully considered interior design elements. The lobby could easily be an art gallery, with walls lined with works by contemporary artists and even the light wells double as sculptural art installations.
For more information, visit the 2 Girls Building official website.