When Vancouver residents Dale Steele and Dan Nguyen began looking for a pied-à-terre in New York, they were intent on finding a home away from home, not just an impersonal stand-in for a hotel room. "Even though it wouldn’t be our primary residence, we really wanted to have a place that felt like us," says Dale, a physician. "When we saw places, we’d think, yes, we could live here, but it wouldn’t be a home."
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