September proved to be another record-breaking month for real estate in Metro Vancouver, with a 56.2% increase in residential property sales from the same period in 2019.
British Columbians are discovering more and more the impact their living environment has on their lives, especially during these challenging times. Now, things like personal space and the views from our windows are valued at a different level.
In North Vancouver, a new move-in ready collection of 23 beautiful rowhomes fulfils these needs, offering an urban residential escape. PC Urban Properties began working on the vision for Holland Row back in 2014, and today, it’s the first project of its kind built along the Capilano River shoreline.
The spacious Lions Gate Village rowhomes range from 1,614 to 2,355 sq ft in size, starting at $1.35 million for a three-bedroom and $1.5 million for a four-bedroom property. Every home has been designed for residents to feel as though they are in a single-family unit, maximizing privacy and unobstructed views to the river.
Located in the rapidly-transforming Lions Gate Village neighbourhood, Holland Row puts prospective residents at the gateway to North and West Vancouver. The area will soon become home to a growing number of multi-family homes, a state-of-the-art recreation centre with a full-sized gym, a library, community spaces, and a public plaza.
Living in this pedestrian-friendly area gives locals ample opportunities to explore on foot, adventuring through the diverse trail network and connecting with nature in the old-growth rainforest. Grouse Mountain is also nearby, with year-round hiking trails and world-class ski runs offering unparalleled views in winter.
Closer to home, Holland Row residents can relax to the tranquil sound of the Capilano River in motion. It was inspired by the park-like setting and the auditory escape provided by the sound of the river.
“We are tucked away in a quiet corner, beside a park, in a serene node on the river,” says PC Urban Properties CEO, Brent Sawchyn. “It’s a gem of a neighbourhood and we are really proud of how we were able to integrate indoor-outdoor living and proximity to nature with European-style craftsmanship and the generous spaces families and downsizers need.”
The launch of Holland Row comes at a critical time. In September, townhome sales in North Vancouver specifically were twice what they were in September 2019, with a 7.7% benchmark price appreciation since this time last year. This marks the highest number of monthly sales for townhomes priced over $1,079 million ever in North Vancouver and the third consecutive month of breaking monthly sales records.
According to MLA Canada, median sales prices for North Vancouver townhomes in September was $1,039,150. “This is a 14.2% increase in prices during COVID — a huge nod to the pent up demand for North Vancouver,” says Ryan Lalonde, President of MLA Canada.
This particular rowhome collection and its location strike a rarely seen balance between indoor and outdoor living. Residents can open their French doors (or fold together accordion-style doors) to connect their living space with the patio for entertaining or inspiration while working from home.
Natural light floods in through expansive windows, high ceilings add to the spacious, airy feel, and open-plan layouts allow for easy transitioning between functional spaces.
Award-winning firm BYU Design is behind the simplistic yet elegant features found throughout each home, from the cozy fireplace that anchors the living area, to the spa-like bathrooms with marble detailing, to a full sized laundry room with side by side washer dryer, and the modern kitchen with high-end Gaggenau appliances.
On the lower level, residents have their own secure, private-entry garage to keep their vehicles safe and weather protected. Also on this level is the mudroom where active gear can be arranged in a designated space without cluttering other areas of the home. Suffice to say, thoughtful design and finishes can be found throughout each level in the three- and four-bedroom homes.
To really get a feel for what it would be like to live at Holland Row and in the Lions Gate Village neighbourhood, visit hollandrow.ca for more information and to register for a viewing.
The Presentation Centre is located at 16-1960 Glenaire Drive, North Vancouver. The development is open Saturday through Wednesday from 12 to 5 pm, closed Thursday and Fridays.”