Ideally situated in the heart of Moodyville in Lower Lonsdale, The Morrison is a collection of 40 thoughtfully designed, mixed housing, including two-, three- and four-bed-plus-den townhomes (some with lock-off suites), and one- and two-bedroom garden flats, each with their own private entrance.
At the gateway to one of nature’s biggest playgrounds, the rooftop decks – with spectacular views of the Burrard Inlet, cityscapes, Stanley Park and the majestic North Shore Mountains – are attracting a lot of excitement. Can you imagine entertaining family and friends on this outdoor oasis?
Designed by SHAPE Architecture, the exteriors combine whitewashed brick, wood accents and large windows; giving them a contemporary yet European look.
“The developer (CREO Developments) didn’t really want to create apartment buildings, rather they wanted to create row housing and stack row housing,” notes Alex Smith, principal at SHAPE Architecture. “Our approach was fundamentally to create a neighbourhood. I would describe the architecture as West Coast Modernism, but really inspired by London’s (UK) mews housing and row homes.”
Andrea Sinow, director of sales for The Morrison, agreed, adding that The Morrison’s unique architecture really stands out.
“Because of the slope, the units facing Third Avenue have garden flats on the first level and the next level up are townhomes, while the back side will have four-storey townhomes,” she adds. “Then, along Moody Street we have stacked townhomes… The Morrison really offers a variety of choices for all lifestyles.”
Each contemporary, open-concept floor plan, ranging from 638 to 2,270 square feet, features generous outdoor spaces right off the living spaces – whether it’s a rooftop deck (larger units) or front and back patios in the smaller homes.
Inside these bright, airy residences there is a fusion of function and beauty – with wide plank white oak hardwood floors, side-by-side laundry facilities for young families on the go, floor-to-ceiling windows in the master bedroom, nine-foot kitchen islands, and a high-end appliance package.
“People will also have their choice of three beautiful colour schemes,” adds Sinow. “The attention to detail is really what makes The Morrison stand apart from other developments. We envisioned families living here within a community and how they would live in these homes.”
In keeping with the city’s sustainability plans, The Morrison will be built to LEED (Gold) standards –– one of the industry’s most rigorous energy-based design and construction standards.
From your doorstep, The Morrison is adjacent to the historic Moodyville Park and the entrance of the Spirit Trail, where you can bike, hike and ski for hours. No need for a car either – the Seabus at the Lonsdale Quay is minutes away and gives you access to all of downtown Vancouver.
Lower Lonsdale is attracting sports enthusiasts, as well as those who love being so close to nature, yet expect proximity to urban amenities. The Morrison is minutes away from Queensbury Village, Lonsdale, Main Street and Park & Tilford for the best in restaurants, boutique shops and entertainment options.