West Coquitlam interior designWhen it comes to style, tastes can be as unique as a fingerprint. Port & Mill drew upon the past and present to create an eclectic new community in West Coquitlam. This StreetSide Developments project will feature two buildings containing one-, two- and three bedroom condos with the goal of offering new homes that will appeal to a wide variety of styles and influences.

Livabl spoke with StreetSide’s Director of Sales, Jennifer Wilson, and its Director of Marketing, Nancy MacKinnon, about Port & Mill’s design process.

Please explain the name “Port & Mill” — what’s the history and significance behind it?

The name Port & Mill stemmed from the location of the project and the rich history of the area. It is located between the old Port Moody industrial port and the Fraser Mills lands alongside the Fraser River. They are twin buildings – one named “Port” and the other “Mill.” The materials used also tie into the name. Metal accents [are used] throughout (Port) and the wood frame building [is a nod to] Mill.

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How did your interior designers choose their colours and tie them into the space?

The scheme names and colours were selected based on the history of the area. The three colour schemes are Industrial Minimalist, West Coast Modern and Wild Child.

Industrial Minimalist features darker tones and a unique backsplash. The buyer is likely looking for something beyond the normal beige but not totally far-out there. West Coast Modern is natural with light tones and has a west coast feel. These buyers tend to be more conservative, prefer to stay within their comfort zone, and opt for timelessness The Wild Child is a unique alternative to the traditional colour schemes often seen (one light and one dark). This colour scheme is meant to stand out and provide purchasers with an [uncommon] option. This buyer is likely trendy and looking for pops of colour.

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What makes Port & Mill different and unique from other developments, particularly in your area?

Due to city exterior design requirements, many low-rise buildings in the area have a similar exterior look and feel. In an effort to differentiate ourselves from the competition, we looked at the interiors and did our best to offer homebuyers as many choices as possible. By having 26 floor plans and three colour schemes, it really provides a choice for the buyers and offers something a little bit different than what we are currently seeing in the market.

What’s the significance of being located near several different neighbourhoods like Port Moody, Coquitlam and Burnaby?

[We’re] very centrally located. [Port & Mill] is close to the Burquitlam SkyTrain station, Highway 1, Burrard Inlet, [many different] breweries, Simon Fraser University, hiking trails and parks, shopping options and much more.

To learn more about Port & Mill, visit portandmill.ca or call 604.936.8818.

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