Growing Up in North Vancouver

Adera’s seven35 will be the first Multi-Family LEED for Homes platinum development in Canada as well as BuiltGreen Gold – the first double certification in Canada

North Vancouver, March 14, 2011 — Building on the success of its NoMa townhomes, Adera is launching a new boutique townhome development in North Vancouver: seven35. The 60 stacked townhomes are already under construction at 735 West 15th Street across the lane from Adera’s NoMa, named for its location on North Vancouver’s Marine Drive. Sales are expected to begin in May.

“Our seven35 townhomes will be the first Multi-Family LEED for Homes Platinum development in Canada,” says Adera president Norm Couttie. “Seven35 will also be certified as BuiltGreen Gold, and we believe this double certification will be a first in Canada as well.”

Adera asked NoMa residents for feedback on their purchase, and they said that what sold them on NoMa was the BuiltGreen Gold construction that guarantees sustainability, along with the West Coast modern design that honours the North Shore’s architectural tradition and respect of nature.

Nestled between the urban amenities of newly revitalized Marine Drive and the hiking trails of Mosquito Creek Park, part of the Trans Canada Trail, the four townhome buildings will be separated by courtyards landscaped with native plants and numerous water features, while ground-floor homes will have large patios, and upper units will enjoy spacious private roof decks or lanais, a signature Adera feature. Each home will have double-size bicycle lockers plus access to a communal bicycle workshop area. Community gardens and public art complete the new seven35 residences.

The West Coast modern design by Integra Architecture includes floor-to-ceiling corner windows connecting indoors to out and expansive roof overhangs for a sense of shelter. Materials include ground to roof indigenous cedar siding and walls, and hardi-board and hardi-panel in earth tones. Interiors by Calvert Design incorporate locally sourced natural materials such as cedar ceiling planks, natural woods, slates and limestone.

All seven35 homes will offer a guaranteed EnerGuide rating of 82 or higher, as well as sustainable features including Energy Star windows and appliances, motion sensor light switches, fluorescent light fixtures, low-VOC paints, low-flow faucets, water-efficient irrigation and future photovoltaic capacity for solar cells. Seven35 will also have one of the first installations of a ‘building size’ wastewater heat recovery system.

Homes will start from under $300,000 and range in size from 450-square-foot bachelor “crashpads” to just over 1,000-square-foot two-storey townhomes with two bedrooms. The target market for seven35 is a similar demographic to NoMa purchasers: young professionals from 25 to 40, many of whom grew up in North Vancouver. The location offers both urban amenities along Marine Drive two blocks south and access to the outdoors with Mosquito Creek Park and the Trans Canada Trail across the lane to the west.

“Seven35 is the ideal blend of urban living and an active outdoors lifestyle,” says Adera’s vice president of sales and marketing, Eric Andreasen.

The seven35 presentation centre is located at 735-15th Street, North Vancouver. For more information or to register, please visit

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