A sleek new tower will soon cast its cool blue lights onto the vibrant Metrotown area, a modern 26-storey highrise illuminating the skyline in Burnaby’s bustling centre.


Slated for completion in June/July 2011, Luma by Polygon Homes offers contemporary two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartments presenting an attractive option for urbanites looking for more space.


“We’ve had a lot of sales in the last couple of months and the big draw that everyone says is the styling is great and its nice simple plans,” says Luma’s sales manager Pat Lok.


The sizes here are great, she adds, which range from 737 to 1,178 square feet in seven different floor plans. Residents also have private access to spacious amenities including a fully equipped fitness studio, social lounge and a landscaped garden courtyard.

The building showcases the latest in contemporary design with floor-to-ceiling windows, gourmet kitchens, luxury ensuites and patios as well as high-end finishing like granite slab countertops, chrome fixtures and polished marble.

Modern conveniences are close to home with local boutiques, restaurants and theatres as well as the hundreds of shops and services in nearby Metrotown Centre.

Just minutes away from downtown by SkyTrain, Luma has been a good fit for many first-time home buyers and young professionals who work in Vancouver, the location within reach of entertainment, nightlife and all the action of city life.

“We wanted to create something very simple, very clean so we wanted a kind of modern elegance,” Lok said.

The in-house designers chose understated tones in the interior, not to overpower the personal touches of homeowners with their furniture and decor, says Lok.

Suites come in two colour schemes — one is Sunrise, with warm tones of maple, and the second is Nightfall, the darker palette that was also chosen for the display.

“It’s more of a charcoal grey and that one has been very popular. It looks almost like slate with the stainless steel appliances,” Lok said.

Luma is on sale now and Lok says they’re down to the final 10. Prices start at $398,800 and the sales and presentation centre is on site at 6688 Arcola St. in Burnaby.

“We have this blue LED light that runs down the building so If you’re coming down Kingsway, you’ll definitely pick out Luma. It’s a real statement that we’ve made here.”