Urban living in a park setting

As North Vancouver residents are already well aware, their city is famous for its … Rather than simply demolish the older homes on the property, Creo …

As North Vancouver residents are already well aware, their city is famous for its mountains, spectacular ocean and is home to some of the world’s best hiking and cycling trails. Building on the success of The Morrison, Creo Developments introduces Morrison on the Park.

Situated on the edge of Spirit Trail, this stunning collection of 63 one-, two- and three-bedroom contemporary townhomes and garden suites will enjoy a beautifully landscaped central courtyard that opens directly to Moodyville Park—over four hectares of green space, including a new pump track, viewpoint, trails, playgrounds, basketball courts and more for families to explore.

With only 32 homes in phase one, many of which are designed to capitalize on the signature views from the generous rooftop decks, 93 per cent of the homes are priced under $1.08 million.

“Morrison on the Park’s architecture is one which balances casual lifestyle with warm natural materials,” says Dwayne Smyth, partner SHAPE Architecture. “As a North Vancouver resident living close to the project, I understand the necessity to provide flexible and informal spaces which promote interaction and provide direct access to the network of paths, trails and parks within the area.”

Appointed by award-winning AK Design, Morrison on the Park brings a new elevated perspective to each contemporary space, with high quality fixtures and finishes, such as custom millwork and mosaic tiles. Each West Coast inspired home feels grand with up to 14-foot ceilings, engineered hardwood flooring, luxurious ensuites and plush carpeting in the bedrooms.

Designer details in the chef-style kitchens include large islands for gatherings and family dinners, fully integrated Fisher Paykel stainless-steel appliances, sleek cabinetry as well as custom Corian countertops with seamless backsplash.

Principal of AK Design, Annaliesse Kelly says she took her cues from Morrison on the Park’smodern architecture: “Inspired by high ceilings, stark contrasts and minimalistic details, we designed these homes to be efficient, edgy and refined.”

If that isn’t enough, Morrison on the Park residents will have private access to a multi-purpose amenities room, complete with guest suite and outdoor BBQ area.

Family-owned Creo Developments sprung from three generations of Vancouverites with decades of combined experience in the industry.With over six years developing the Moodyville area, Creo has firmly established itself in the local development and construction scene.

“We create livability, both in the design and function of each home we build,” saysHarald Sinow, principal Creo Developments. “Our future homeowners are a top priority in every step of design and construction.”

Another unique feature that sets Morrison on the Park apart is its incorporation of the sustainability principles—with a deep respect for future generations. Rather than simply demolish the older homes on the property, Creo Developments worked with Unbuilders and Nickel Brothers to repurpose, relocate or donate all of the materials.

“Essentially, instead of sending the materials to the landfill, we donated them to non-profits such as Habitat for Humanity,” says Sinow.

Within this walkable neighbourhood, there is great shopping, including the eclectic Queensbury shops and restaurants, or a quick stroll down to Lower Lonsdale and the Shipyards District, all within easy access to the Ironworkers Bridge and downtown Vancouver.

In the heart of North Vancouver’s revitalized Lower Lonsdale, your new home is only a 12-minute commute to downtown Vancouver by SeaBus with easy access to the Canada Line and YVR.

Outdoor enthusiasts will be drawn to the ocean, the forest and the mountains that Morrison on the Park provides.

With prices starting from $498,900, Morrison on the Park’s phase one should sell out fast.

Morrison on the Park presentation centre and show home, located at 658 East 3rd St., North Vancouver, is open Thursday to Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Capilano River shoreline transforms with exclusive riverside development

September proved to be another record-breaking month for real estate in Metro Vancouver, with a 56.2% increase in residential property sales from …

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.”