North Vancouver townhouse community offers energy-efficient, adaptable homes – including lock-off suites for mortgage-helpers or family
At the gateway to one of nature’s biggest playgrounds and only a few blocks away from the vibrant Lower Lonsdale Waterfront District, you’ll discover Guildford Brook Estates’ newest townhome community, Evolv.
The North Shore is blessed with an abundance of natural beauty – from the majestic North Shore Mountains, to spectacular ocean views and seemingly endless hiking trails. These are the reasons so many young professionals and outdoor enthusiasts choose to live here.
Now they have another reason – Evolv.
“Lower Lonsdale is one of Metro Vancouver’s most culturally rich areas,” says James Askew, president of rareEarth Project Marketing, which is marketing Evolv. “Evolv is located in nearby Moodyville, one of North Vancouver’s oldest settlements, which is undergoing a revitalization.”
The collection of three and four-bedroom West Coast-inspired residences range from 1,315 to 2,185 square feet. Evolv 10, consisting of 10 stunning homes, is the first of the two collections (Evolv 36 will be released later this year).
The open concept homes feature a show stopping floating staircase, wide plank laminate flooring, high-end stainless steel appliance package, including an integrated custom panel fridge, as well as polished Quartz countertops.
Perhaps one of its most stunning features is the 500-square-foot rooftop patio (in most homes), which takes in panoramic views of the cityscape, mountains and ocean. Can you imagine entertaining your family and friends on this outdoor oasis?
However, what sets Evolv apart from most townhome communities is that most offer Lock-off suites. Lock-off suites are nothing new – they’re being embraced around the world. Pioneered at Simon Fraser University more than a decade ago, lock-off suites are set to become a vital addition to many new townhome communities in Vancouver. Evolv will be one of the first to offer these functional floorplans.
“At Evolv, the lock-off suites allow young families, who want to live on the North Shore in a new townhome or ‘starter’ single-family home, but require additional revenue from a basement suite, to be able to,” says Askew. “Additionally, North Vancouver has been lacking new townhomes and rental suites… Evolv is solving both those issues.”
The lock-off suite space can also be converted quickly for use by the owners’ older children as a fourth bedroom and flex space, or as an independent yet convenient suite for parents or family.
“The reason this community is called Evolv is because these townhomes evolve and grow with the different needs of the family,” Askew explains. “We are trying to create affordability for homeowners while offering more rental options in North Vancouver.”
Besides being functional and beautiful, they are also healthier, environmentally responsible, and much more economical to maintain. Built to the industry’s most rigorous energy-based design and construction standards, Passive-built homes will be keep you consistently warm on the coldest day of winter and cool on the hottest day of summer, but use 90% less energy than is consumed by a home built with traditional design and construction methods.
Evolv comes from a respected developer who is professionally invested in building quality, well-designed, environmentally friendly homes throughout the Lower Mainland.
Meanwhile, Evolv is perfect for an active North Shore lifestyle and provides the ultimate convenience for a busy schedule. From your doorstep, you are minutes away from downtown Vancouver, numerous mountain trails, where you can bike, hike and ski for hours – Evolv allows you to live in the centre of it all.
Evolv’s Presentation Centre, located at 100 East 3rd St. North Vancouver, will soon be open by appointment. Sales for Evolv start mid-June 2017 and tentative occupancy is slated for fall 2018. Prices start at just under $1 million.