March 26, 2015
North Vancouver is called the city “where nature lives,” for good reason. At West Quay by Polygon, the newest collection of condos in Lower Lonsdale, natural beauty is apparent inside and out. The collection of homes reflects a modern expression of its natural surroundings from the lobby up. With its natural wood accents and lofty height, the lobby is a polished example of West Coast contemporary architecture.
Inside each home, the West Coast feel continues, including the stunning views. Top-floor homes feature views of downtown Vancouver, Burrard Inlet, English Bay and the North Shore mountains.
“When you look out the window at West Quay, you get mountains, you get city, you get water,” says Grace Lim, sales manager of West Quay. “It’s a perfect combination of everything that makes Vancouver great, and a daily reminder of what makes West Quay’s location so desirable.”
Homes feature open living spaces and sophistication that is apparent in the details of the finishings — smooth, engineered stone counters, laminate wood flooring, custom cabinetry and sleek stainless steel appliances. Oversized balconies and patios give residents a place to lounge outdoors. In the kitchens, custom, contemporary flat-panel cabinetry comes in your choice of two designer colour schemes, and full-size appliances provide residents room and flexibility.
Bathrooms are a treat, offering residents a relaxing place to start and end their days. Most ensuites offer a luxurious oversized, spa-style shower with frameless glass doors, a ceiling rain shower head and a second shower head with wand, built-in toiletries niche and integrated bench seating.
Some ensuites also benefit from a custom medicine cabinet and deluxe linen cupboard with built-in ironing board and laundry hamper — great space planning in action.
West Quay also offers opportunities for homeowners to enjoy lifestyle amenities. They will be able to work out thanks to an onsite fitness studio, as well as have access to a space to hold social gatherings indoors in the social room, or outdoors in the building’s two grand courtyards.
The development also has commercial retail space in the planning stages, so residents will be able to take advantage of its shops and services at their doorstep.
West Quay features one-, two- and three bedroom condos, with two bedrooms priced from just $419,900.
West Quay has been a hit
Millennials who grew up on the North Shore love their community, says Grace Lim, sales manager of West Quay. When they are buying their first homes, they want to stay there.
“West Quay has been appealing to a lot of first-time buyers who grew up on the North Shore and are now looking to move back and invest in the community they know and love,” Lim says.
The people who are buying at West Quay are diverse.
“We’re also seeing lots of downsizers because of the walkable location and easy access to so many great amenities,” she says.
At the West Quay sales centre, prospective buyers can check out a one bedroom display that showcases the homes’ sleek design and finishes.
The development has been a hit with homebuyers since it started selling in early February, with more than 70 homes sold in the first month.
“We encourage people to come by our sales centre as soon as they can to ensure they get the best selection,” Lim says.
The West Quay sales centre is open from noon to 5 p.m. daily, except Friday, at 21 Lonsdale Ave., in North Vancouver.
Friendly, safe and vibrant
Lonsdale Quay remains one of the Lower Mainland’s community hubs. With some of the best amenities in North Vancouver, Lower Lonsdale puts everything West Quay residents will need at their doorsteps.
West Quay and its surrounding amenities offer a balanced lifestyle to those lucky enough to live there. The development is situated in a prime location in the heart of Lower Lonsdale, directly across from Waterfront Park.
“We have great restaurants, shops, cafés,” says Grace Lim, sales manager of West Quay. “The neighbourhood really does have a great vibe to it. Friendly, safe, vibrant.”
Residents have easily accessible dinner options at local hot spots, including Burgoo, Gusto di Quattro, The District, or Anatoli Souvlaki. Enjoy one of the many events held at The Shipyards, the future home of craft beer restaurant Tap & Barrel.
While North Vancouver feels removed from Vancouver downtown, the SeaBus makes it incredibly easy to access. The ride into downtown takes 12 minutes from the Lonsdale Quay terminal, steps away from West Quay.
The natural wonders of the North Shore are equally accessible. North Vancouver has great places to hike, bike, ski or boat, including Grouse Mountain, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Lynn Canyon, Mount Seymour, Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve, and Deep Cove.
The many incredible trails through the West Coast rainforest offer residents a walk in nature for as long as they want, from a half-hour stroll to a daylong marathon hike.
“It’s so green in North Van,” Lim says. “You could easily spend every weekend exploring the natural beauty.
“West Quay puts you in the perfect location to live the West Coast dream. That could mean starting your day on the mountains and ending it by the water, fitting in a morning trail run before the office opens, or catching the sunset from your favourite mountain peak.”