3535 Princeton 27 three and four bedroom townhomes at 3535 Princeton Avenue Coquitlam by Nordel Developments

Thursday, January 9th, 2020

Private rooftop patios key to the appeal of 3535 Princeton Burke Mountain

Simon Briault
The Province

A highlight of the homes at 3535 Princeton may be the patio, but the developer has also not held back on the interior finishes.

Nordel Developments is building a collection of townhomes on Coquitlam’s Burke Mountain. Rod Byrnell and wife Debra bought one of the homes in the development — it’s called 3535 Princeton — and when he was asked what appealed to him about the project, said: “Probably everything.”

But top of the list for Byrnell, along with presumably many others, is the private rooftop patio, which every plan will have.

“These homes are unique in this area,” said Michelle DesRosiers, vice-president of projects at Fifth Avenue Real Estate Marketing Ltd., which is marketing the project. “They’re not your typical three-storey townhomes. They have beautiful, 180-degree views of the Lower Mainland.”

A highlight of the homes at 3535 Princeton may be the patio, but the developer has also not held back on the interior finishes.


 “They’ve really tried to build these homes to be anything but cookie cutter,” said DesRosiers. “So, they included things like forced-air heating, air conditioning, engineered hardwood, feature walls, electric fireplaces, built-in cabinetry for your entertainment system and natural gas barbecue hookups. These are the type of things you would normally only find in a custom, single-family home and they’re included in the price.”

Kitchens will have grey Shaker cabinetry with soft-close hardware, large pot drawers and pantry space. Wrapped in large-scale tile, kitchen islands are complemented by soft accent lighting and there are quartz countertops, large-scale tile backsplashes, and undermount sinks. The appliance packages are by Fisher & Paykel and include freestanding gas ranges with canopy hood fans, counter-depth french door refrigerators with water and ice, and double-draw dishwashers.

Most ensuite bathrooms will have double vanities. Other bathroom features include chrome faucets with black accents, five-foot walk-in showers with smoked, frameless glass and floor-to-ceiling textured tile. There are pedestal soaker tubs surrounded by floor-to-ceiling textured tile in larger homes and dual-flush, single-piece toilets.

“Most of our buyers are from the immediate area, but we have also seen some coming in from North Vancouver,” DesRosiers said. “I think they probably identify with the natural setting here – you’ve got Burke Mountain with trails and creeks nearby and we back right on to protected green space.”

“It’s a step away from the urban centre, but the nice thing is that they are going to be building Burke Mountain Village, which will give residents opportunities to do some everyday shopping within a five-minute walk of our site.”

According to the City of Coquitlam’s website, the village is expected to include up to 120,000 square feet of commercial space, a recreation complex with community centre, public plaza, integrated multi-use trail network and a park. All of this is music to the ears of Rod and Debra Byrnell, who will take possession of their new home early next year.

“Our children and grandchildren are in that area so that was important to us,” Byrnell said. “The other thing is that we both grew up in Coquitlam and we had to move out to Maple Ridge many years ago because we couldn’t get into the market in that area. Now we’re moving back and it’s kind of like coming home.”

3535 Princeton

What: 27 three- and four-bedroom townhomes, 1,314 — 2,405 square feet

Where: 3535 Princeton Avenue, Coquitlam

Residence size and prices: 1,314 — 2,405 square feet; remaining homes from $999,900

Developer: Nordel Developments

Sales centre: Home 2 — 3535 Princeton Avenue, Coquitlam

Sales centre hours: noon — 5 p.m., Sat — Wed

Sales phone: 604-468-8298

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