North Vancouver area: The Shore

YP Next Home

Published on May 4, 2016

This is it. Your final opportunity to purchase a brand new home at The Shore in North Vancouver.

And here’s good news: this last release of 77 homes will have some of the very best outlooks at The Shore. “These homes are our Elite View Collection because there will be some amazing views in every direction – especially in winter when some of the trees will have lost their leaves,” says Eric Andreasen, Adera’s vice president of marketing and sales.

“People are often surprised when they discover that from some of these homes you can see all the way to the Burrard Inlet and Lions Gate Bridge, Lonsdale Quay, even the downtown Vancouver skyline. Of course, the North Shore Mountain views are spectacular too. This release also has homes overlooking the lively West Coast piazza that’s truly becoming the community’s social hub.”

Sounds like a good thing these homes also boast many of The Shore’s largest decks and rooftop lanais. “Some homes have almost as much outdoor space as indoor living area,” Eric adds.

Experience the tranquility

Inside, The Shore is meticulously designed to accommodate large-scale entertaining as easily as a romantic dinner for two, or a quiet movie night with a flute of champagne and a large bowl of popcorn – because yes, it’s true, champagne actually does go with everything. And if, like me, you like to get cozy with ‘Al Fresco,’ check out the rooftop lanais and patios with optional outdoor kitchens – a full-on culinary centre including built-in barbeque, fridge, and storage that’s part of Adera’s i.D. By Me customization program – for a whole new way to entertain and enjoy the great outdoors.

Building Four also introduces a new generation of Adera’s “Quiet Home” construction technology that’s been certified as equal to or better than concrete built to code. “When touring the display homes, I ask people to to stop and tell me what they hear,” Eric says. “Usually they say ‘nothing’ and want to know why I’ve asked. Which is the whole point. Sound transference between floor and party walls – both airborne and impact – are significantly decreased so you can enjoy the comfort of your new home with the peace and quiet you deserve.”

Art in life

Long known for their commitment to incorporating art into every day life, Adera took the concept one step further at The Shore… literally. Featuring three local artists, The Shore Art Walk is a collection of four commissioned art pieces located throughout the property starting at the entryway with The Crossing by Coastal Salish artist Jody Broomfield – four curved archways that invite passers to step through and explore.

Next, there’s Arrival, a stylized interpretation of a tree created by a trio of cutouts from stainless steel panels. In the spirit of sustainability, Michael Vandermeer then took the panels that remained, created a second art piece named Reflections, and installed it as the focal point of the West Coast Piazza’s central water feature. Here, surrounded by bubblers, benches and table seating, as well as trees and plants in massive, bright red pots, it becomes a source of conversation and contemplation.

Finally, step through the breezeway that continues from the piazza toward Mosquito Creek and you’ll discover ‘Honouring Our Cedar’ by Coastal Salish carver John Marston. This modern interpretation of a totem pole combines cedar and steel to create a grand entry for people arriving from the Trans Canada Trail that runs along the property’s western edge.

Discover the lifestyle

“The North Shore is one of those special places that people just don’t want to leave, and if they do they often can’t wait to come back,” Eric says as I gear up for the ride back over Lions Gate to Vancouver. I take a deep breath of the fresh air and it’s easy to understand why. In fact, on second thought, I might take a detour via Deep Cove just to see who’s out sailing or kayaking today.