Living: Our Tribe: Mike Telford
May 26th, 2009
Meet a member of our tribe – Mike Telford: Mike is a Graphic Designer and a longtime Gastown resident. He has recently moved into Salient’s newest development, the terminus.
Q: Why did you end up purchasing in Terminus?
A: As a designer, I appreciate quality design and architecture. I’ve lived in Tokyo and in New York, two of the world’s centers for good design. In the Terminus I see qualities that could be found in either of those two cities.
Q: How do you like living in Gastown?
A: Gastown is the juxtaposition of old and new. It is Vancouver’s oldest neighborhood, but really I think we are just seeing the beginning of a new era that will make it one of the most desirable places to live in the city. It has always been a hub of creative businesses and funky residential spaces, and as a resident of the neighborhood for the past 5 years I have noticed the changes that are occurring… great new restaurants, bars, shops, and of course, amazing residential buildings, the future looks good.
Tell us about your home.
It’s very rare that you can tell someone that you live in a condo building downtown and you have a one of a kind home, but that is my place in terminus. I love the fact that I have a truly unique space which is both practical, but stylish as well. The double glass French doors that look out to my huge deck are pretty cool, and of course the building itself, it has a really good sense of community.