Brookwood North

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1385 Draycott Road, North Vancouver, BC

Brookwood North
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Brookwood North is nestled in the beautifully forested neighbourhood of Lynn Valley
Building Information
Management Company Keynote Management
Number of Units 64
Number of Floors 4
Year Built 1976
Construction Method Concrete
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1385 Draycott Road, North Vancouver, BC
Distance to Public Transit 0.1 kilometres
Region Vancouver
Municipality North Vancouver
Zoning CD-1 (324)
Title of Land Strata



Contents

Background

Rooftop with a view, Brookwood North's rooftop patio and extended backyard

Vancouver has gained international acclaim by being a world class city that seamlessly emerges from its beautiful natural surroundings. The community of Lynn Valley nestled against the North Shore Mountains is a hidden gem. Just a short drive from downtown Vancouver and fully accessible by public transit, Lynn Canyon feels as if it is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the big city it is actually a part of.

This is what makes this area special and the residents of Lynn Valley fully appreciate the contrast of being able to live in the splendor of nature while still being able utilize the benefits of living in an urban cosmopolitan neighbourhood.

Built in 1976, Brookwood North has retained its desirability by being close to an abundance of amenities found within the community while still having nature beckoning from all points of view. The lifestyle found in Lynn Valley is truly one of a kind and attracts professionals who are down to earth and value an active outdoor lifestyle.


Location

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The suspension bridge at Lynn Canyon Park is one of Lynn Valley's most popular attractions

The best of both worlds is a term that suites living in Lynn Valley. Located at the northern edge of North Vancouver, residents soon forget that a they are still part of the lower mainland region of British Columbia encompassing a population of nearly three million people. In fact life in Lynn Valley is more akin to the natural havens of Banff or Whistler than an urban metropolis. With that being said, Lynn Valley is not out in the "sticks" so to speak. It has access to all the ammenities one should expect from a major city. [1]

Brookwood North is ideally located just a short stroll from the areas largest shopping center, Lynn Valley Shopping Centre. Here residents have access to amenities found in any urban community. A North Vancouver District Library and Community Centre featuring a pool and ice rink are also nearby. Being located just off Lynn Valley Road the main thoroughfare to the area, residents of Brookwood North are granted easy access to the TransCanada Highway. Heading east on the highway will take you across The Second Narrows Bridge and into downtown Vancouver and beyond. Heading west will get you into Sea to Sky territory, a dream destination for any savvy outdoors men or women.

Those who have made Lynn Valley home may wonder what all this fuss is about since the area itself is host to world renowned mountain biking at nearby Mount Seymour and Mount Frohmn and is home to some of the best known parks in the province including Lynn Headwaters Regional Park, Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve and Lynn Canyon Park. The ski resorts Mount Seymour and Grouse Mountain are also in the vicinity. Lynn Valley is serviced by Vancouver's revered transit system, allowing plenty of access without the use of your car.

Construction

Brookwood North's entrance

Brookwood North is a low rise, wood framed structure. Its construction is common of condominium buildings built on the North Shore during the 1970s-80s. This design has stood the test of time since most of these structures are still in excellent condition and have grown exponentially in value. Brookwood North features 64 units over four floors that consist of both one and two bedrooms.

The property is extensively landscaped and also features a common rooftop patio with views overlooking the North Shore Mountains. Many of the suites have been renovated by their past/current owners and have modern features. Brookwood North's management company Keynote Management has been meticulous in their maintenance of the structure and there has been very few issues with the building during its 37 year lifespan.

Layout and Features

Brookwood North has 64 units consisting of one and two bedroom units. Each unit has their own washer/dryer.


Floor Plans

Unfortunately, there are no floor plans available although a video showing the property of Brookwood North is available through the link below:


[2] - View video from "References Section" at the bottom of this page.

Amenities

The rooftop patio
Beautiful landscaping at Brookwood North allows it to blend in with its surroundings


Brookfield North's amenities include:

  • Rooftop deck overlooking the North Shore mountains
  • Sauna
  • Storage
  • Recreation facility
  • Extensive landscaping


Bylaws

Brookwood North Bylaws
Rentals Yes
Pets Yes
Age No
Barbecues Yes


  • Rentals are allowed
  • Brookwood North is a pet-friendly building with restrictions
  • There is no age restriction in place
  • Barbecues are permitted


Sustainability

Brookwood North's construction predates most modern concepts of sustainability. Although there are certain features of the building that allow it to be eco-friendly.

The lush landscaping that dominates the property contributes to the local ecosystem. Its location close to shops and an abundance of transit options also enables residents the ability to lower their carbon footprint by utilizing alternative modes of transportation.

Vancouver has an extensive recycling and composting program and encourages all residents to participate.


Trivia

Just another day on the job if you're a pioneering lumberjack in Lynn Valley
Public Transit has been reliable in Lynn Valley since 1910

Like most communities located on Vancouver's North Shore, Lynn Valley owes its existence to its surrounding forest. Lynn Valley was founded to support logging activities in the area during the early 20th century.

Lynn Valley was initially called Shaketown due to the cedar shakes being produced from the area. The community would later be renamed (and misspelled) after the Linn family, a pioneering family to the area.[3]

Lynn Canyon Bridge, proudly terrifying visitors for over 100 years

Despite its seemingly remoteness and mountainous terrain, Lynn Valley has been serviced by public transit since 1910. It originally cost 5 cents to ride to Lonsdale Quay. Today this price has inflated by a staggering 550% to $2.75. [4]

Draycott Street, the street where Brookwood North is located, is named after Walter Draycott (1883-1985). He was a topographer for Canada during the First World War and became a dedicated proponent to the community of Lynn Valley. He is immortalized by a bronze statue located at Pioneer Park.

Lynn Canyon Park has served as an attraction to the area since 1912 and continues to be its most visited destination. It most famous attraction, the suspension bridge has terrified visitors since the parks opening, hovering 50 metres, (164 feet) above the valley bottom. Admission remains free. [5]


References

  1. BC Condos
  2. Brookwood North Video
  3. Lynn Valley Life
  4. Department of North Vancouver
  5. Lynn Canyon Park


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