If you’re in the market for a new home but can’t decide between the low-maintenance of a condo building or the space of a single-family home, a townhouse might be the right choice for you.
Vancouver is home to a number of new townhouse developments with low maintenance fees that cover things like landscaping and yard work, while offering ample indoor and outdoor space for growing families. And with many of them situated within urban locations that are close to nature, residents benefit from the best of both worlds without the need to worry about long commutes to the office, gym or grocery store.
Want to learn more about townhouse projects near you? Here’s a list of four attractive options available now in Vancouver.
1. Morrison on the Park
Developer: Creo Developments
Location: 650 2nd Street East, North Vancouver
Priced from: $498,900
Morrison on the Park is Creo Developments’ second townhouse project in vibrant Moodyville. The development offers the same West Coast flair and contemporary design as The Morrison, along with thoughtfully-designed layouts and quality finishes.
Designed by Shape Architecture, the exteriors are characterized by a light and dark colour scheme that blends natural woods with stone and glass. While the homes sit along a centralized, landscaped courtyard that opens onto Moodyville Park, residents will also have abundant private outdoor space with patios, balconies and rooftop decks (as per plan).
Inside, Annaliesse Kelly Designs presents homebuyers with three carefully-selected colour palettes to choose from — the fresh and minimal White palette, the warm and natural Wood palette, or the sleek and modern Black palette. These colours and finishes are paired with standard engineered hardwood floors, Corian kitchen and bathroom countertops, and expansive windows.
2. Toppen Ridge
Developer: Formwerks Boutique Properties
Location: 557 East 3rd Street, North Vancouver
Priced from: $969,900
Toppen Ridge is an exclusive 24-unit townhouse development at 557 East 3rd Street in North Vancouver. The design-driven project by Formwerks Boutique Properties and Formwerks Architectural takes cues from Scandinavian minimalism and blends them with the industrial heritage of the neighbourhood. The result is a stunning collection of homes with peaked roofs adorned with stylish industrial gooseneck lighting, oversized windows that provide abundant natural light, and functional Dutch doors finished in a distinct colour scheme.
Homebuyers have a variety of floorplan options suited for different lifestyles, including select live-work plans, lock-off suites with separate entry, one-level courtyard homes, and traditional three-bedroom townhomes. No matter which floorplan you choose, each home comes with designer touches like high-quality laminate flooring, a Bertazzoni gas range, Fisher & Paykel fridge/freezer, white quartz kitchen countertops and Pietra tile backsplashes.
Nearby amenities include the many shops, cafes and services that line Lonsdale Avenue as well as the shops and gardens at Park & Tilford.
3. The Robinsons
Developer: Formwerks Boutique Properties and WGP
Location: 711 Robinson Street, Coquitlam
Priced from: $939,900
Timeless architecture, West Coast charm and community amenities define this 34-unit townhouse project in Coquitlam. Developed by Formwerks Boutique Properties and WGP, The Robinsons takes its design inspiration from classic Tudor-style architecture and quality craftsmanship to create an inviting atmosphere that exudes character. Exteriors boast an exquisite mix of board and batten siding, stucco, deep archways and uniquely coloured front doors.
Charming design details are found throughout the community from the wood pergola in the entrance courtyard to the white picket fencing and flower boxes. Meanwhile, a central landscaped courtyard area provides the perfect gathering spot for families with a play area, seating, and an herb garden and potting station.
Suites range from 1,260 to 1,423 square feet and include two-bedroom-plus-den, three-bedroom and three-bedroom-plus-den layouts. For added flexibility, a number of homes provide the option for a lock-off suite, which can be used as a convenient mortgage helper, private home office or in-law suite.
Situated between Coquitlam and Burnaby, Coquitlam West is a thriving new neighbourhood packed with transit options, local amenities and natural greenspaces. Residents of The Robinsons will be within minutes of restaurants, grocery stores, local schools and the Lougheed Shopping Centre. The Burquitlam SkyTrain station is only a few minutes’ drive away for easy connections to downtown Vancouver and neighbouring cities.
4. Heritage on Cypress
Developer: Formwerks Boutique Properties
Location: 1788 Cypress Street, Vancouver
Priced from: $2,300,000
Heritage on Cypress is a six-unit duplex and townhouse project situated within an established neighbourhood in sought-after Kitsilano. At the heart of the development is a family residence built in 1906 that will be fully restored and converted into two townhomes. Four new townhomes will be introduced to the property with European-inspired architecture that complements the unique character of the heritage home.
Interiors by i3 Design reflect a Scandinavian aesthetic that evokes luxury, comfort and minimalist style. Elements like Terrazzo cabinetry, matte black accents, and designer appliances provide a sense of refinement and careful attention to detail. Indoor living spaces are bright and spacious and seamlessly connect to the outdoors through rooftop decks, verandas and patios.
Located within Kitsilano, residents of Heritage on Cypress will enjoy a quintessential Vancouver neighbourhood with the Vancouver skyline, mountain ranges and calm waters as its backdrop.
The idyllic west side location at Cypress Street and West 2nd Avenue is within walking distance to parks, shops, restaurants, public transit and schools. The renowned Kitsilano Beach is a 10-minute walk away and offers picturesque views, jogging paths and Vancouver’s only saltwater swimming pool.