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New Condo Guide Editorial Feature on The Anchor: Boutique Living: Ocean views

By Susan M Boyce

Ocean views, extra-spacious floorplans, plus proximity to the outdoor recreation and amenities of the coveted North Vancouver lifestyle. Sound like the best of all worlds? If you’re like many of the folks who’ve been waiting for the opportunity to have it all, your chance is here.

Say hello to The Anchor – seven stories of boutique residences in a concrete building situated in the heart of Lower Lonsdale.

Space To Savour

“The Anchor has been extremely well received by local buyers, especially people who want to downsize and stay in the neighbourhood,” says Cristy Edmonds, vice president of rareEarth Project Marketing. “But what they want are the larger home. So to meet this market demand, we redesigned some of the suites – sometimes actually combining two homes into a single suite.”

The results are spectacular. “We now have homes offering as much as 1,700 square feet of sophisticated living space,” Cristy says. “And because we understand people want a say in how their home is designed, when you purchase early we allow many customization options. Most developments only let you pick between one of two colour schemes. At The Anchor, you can choose details like coolours, cabinetry, lighting, and plumbing fixtures. Your home truly becomes a reflection of you unique personality.”

Of course, The Anchor also has studio and one-bedroom homes ideal for first time buyers. And no matter what size you prefer, you can expect excellent finishing’s including Kitchen Aid Architect II series appliances, sizable balconies, and roof decks.

“People who are buying here see the long-term value of being part of this neighbourhood.”

Lovable Lonsdale

Life at The Anchor also includes an ever-expanding smorgasbord of activities awaiting exploration right outside your front door. From flower stores and coffee baristas, to fashion boutiques, art galleries, and an array of ethnic restaurants that bring global cuisines to your taste buds, Lower Lonsdale has it all.

“The City of North Vancouver has a fantastic vision for Lonsdale and the shipyard area,” Cristy says. “In three to five years, the entire neighbourhood is going to have a totally different feel. It’s no longer going to be just ‘the place across the water from downtown Vancouver.’ This is going to become a destination in its own right. People who are buying here see the longer-term value of being part of this new neighbourhood. We’ve even had a couple purchase a large home for themselves and another for their son.”