George 3010 St. George Street Port Moody 179 condos and 73 townhomes by Marcon

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

New-home project, George, in Port Moody is artistic and elegant, while pushing boundaries

Mary Frances Hill
The Province


What: 179 condos and 73 townhomes

Where: 3010 St. George Street, Port Moody

Residence sizes and prices: One- to three-bedrooms, 657 to 1,358 sq. ft.; condos starting from $484,900, townhomes starting from mid $800,000s

Developer and builder: Marcon

Sales centre: 3001 St. Johns Street, Port Moody

Hours: By appointment

Telephone: 604-469-4036

Among all the pieces that Linda Lam and Gannon Ross Designs used in the display space at the George new-home project, there’s one that captures the vision they had in mind: a dining table in the open-concept space that offers equal amounts of sophistication and edge, with a taste of local craftsmanship.

“We have plenty of favourites [at George], but we would say the dining table takes the cake. It was custom designed and we had Union Wood Co. in Vancouver make it for us locally. It reflects the design concept perfectly: artistic, edgy and elegant,” says Lam, Gannon Ross’s lead designer for Marcon’s community of condos and townhomes in Port Moody.

It’s that “edge” that distinguishes George, courtesy of Lam’s ability to see the sculptural qualities in furnishings and her creativity with shade and design.

Lam’s penchant for metal work is clear in her choices, such as in the living room chairs with metal hairpin legs, steps away from metallic mesh-back kitchen island chairs.

These touches of industrial style offset the warmer layered greys and reflect Port Moody’s own history as Western Canada’s busy transportation terminus.

“The metal and sculptural elements in the space bring an edgy and refined character and is intended to complement the layers of soft and warm textures,” Lam says. “This also brings a subtle industrial feel that reflects a part of Port Moody’s unique community.

To that end, custom woodworkers Union Wood Co., based in Gastown, were commissioned to craft the table from reclaimed lumber.

Lam used a number of grey shades, each slightly different than the next, to create a light palette and set off the matte black of the faucets in the kitchen.

“Layering with different shades and textures was a key ingredient in bringing in a lot of interest and life in the space,” she says. “The dark hardware is a finish that especially adds richness and depth.” In another scheme, the grey appears in a more dramatic form, as the dark upper cabinets in a offset the lighter kitchen storage below.

“In this scheme, we wanted to exude a moody and edgy feeling that is a bit sexier than what Port Moody has typically seen,” Lam says. This also offers homebuyers quite a different option from the monochromatic look.”

In and ensuite bathroom, Lam doubles the mirrors so they resemble two columns above the solid quartz countertops; sconces grace every side of these vertically placed mirrors. “We wanted the ensuites to have character and be flawlessly elegant, and the elongated black framed mirrors and unique brass sconces achieves this.”

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