This is an excellent three bedroom plus den family-oriented townhouse at Maplewood Place. There is great need throughout the city for “missing middle” family-sized townhouses just like this one.
Located in an awesome natural setting, this home is in close proximity to the trails leading up into the mountains, waterfront parks and the Seymour River, and an ever-increasing roster of new shops and services.
Setting this home apart is its family-oriented layout and overall building typology, its excellent location with a surprisingly forgiving commute, and the overall remarkably natural setting for a home so close to the urban core of the Metro Vancouver area.
Inside you’ll find a very practical and smart layout over three levels. The main level is open-plan with the living room, kitchen, dining room and entranceway all coming together to create one cohesive social space.
Off the entranceway, there is a patio for the bbq, which is smart as this faces the inner courtyard which is a warm and social place. From the living room area, a large and very private patio faces west and creates a natural extension of the inside space.
The second level is made up of two bedrooms and a large bathroom off the hallway. There is also a large dedicated laundry room, which is just so nice for families with small children.
The upper floor is brilliantly designed as a large and private master suite. The door at the bottom of the stairs provides parents with much needed respite from time to time. A den/ office/ nursery is located within the suite, as well as a large walk-in closet, and an en-suite bathroom. The master bedroom itself is very large as well.
With doors and windows on both east and west sides of the building, a cross-breeze is easy to establish and light is more than abundant.
The location is quite unique in a lot of ways. A new community is rapidly developing in the area, with new developments both residential and commercial. A walkable neighbourhood, you can do a lot of daily tasks without the use of the car. Neighbourhood highlights include:
- Great shopping including Stong’s Market and the Superstore
- Entertainment/ nights out with Deep Cove Brewing, the Colony Bar and the Buddhaful Restaurant
- Two playgrounds within a two minute walk
- Maplewood farm is right next door
- The famous North Shore trail system is all around, with excellent biking, hiking and running trails
- Swimming at the hyper local beach on the Seymour River, within walking distance
The District’s community plan is ambitious, with planning for an upcoming village square with space for an outdoor market, more local shops and services, etc.
Commuting is also pleasantly unique from this location. Being on the east side of the Seymour River and within close proximity of the inlet, accessing the Second Narrows Bridge is much more forgiving than at other locations on the North Shore.
Commuting to the city from this home, the on-ramp to Highway 1 is the last on the North Shore, effectively skipping the line that has been known to back up as far as Westview on a shockingly regular basis.
Commuting home means you’re taking the Deep Cove/ Dollarton exit, the first off the bridge and thus you’re not getting caught up in the congestion that typically forms before The Cut.
It’s pretty sneaky and not widely known, but these favourable routes and the lower population density of the communities east of the Seymour River really work out in favour of those living on this part of the North Shore. For the cyclists, there isn’t a mountain stage climb looming to destroy your spirit after a hard day’s work.
The building is made up of young professionals and their families. The current owners report that “We have fantastic neighbours that have become really good friends. The majority of residents are younger families. Most of the kids in the complex play together outside in the common area walkways, as well as the kid play area towards the end of the complex. There are a number of older kids in the complex that now have their babysitting certificates, which is super convenient. The iHope family resource centre is next door and was huge for us when our child was really young.”
The strata is reported to be engaged, progressive, professional and very good at getting things done. Two parking stalls are included as are separate bike & storage lockers.
It’s really nice to see a multi-family development that provides much needed housing for small and medium sized families. Planning departments in cities across the country have identified the “missing middle” as one of the most significant challenges in the Canadian housing market.
It is truly possible to raise a family with multiple children all the way from birth to an empty nest in this home. This, along with its great walkable, playable, natural location and a surprisingly forgiving commute make this home stand apart.
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|52 433 Seymour River Place
|Type of Dwelling
|1,447 Sq. Ft.