Mosaic Homes Hamilton Project Joins UniverCity Community at SFU


Designed by RWA Architecture, Hamilton will be a white brick and concrete building comprising 115 apartments.

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Proximity to a world-class university, unobstructed views and limited supply of construction sites at UniverCity on Burnaby Mountain are sparking interest in Hamilton, Mosaic’s new 12-story tower, said Geoff Duyker, senior vice president marketing from the developer.


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Hamilton will be Mosaic’s third development at UniverCity, a sustainable community located on Burnaby Mountain next to Simon Fraser University (SFU).

“We have been active in the region for over a decade,” says Duyker. “It is a testament to our belief that this is a unique place to live. The opportunity to live in a university setting and all the amenities offered, plus being able to live on Burnaby Mountain with breathtaking views of the North Coast Mountains, Burrard Inlet, the Strait of Georgia and all around the valley Fraser and Mount Baker is amazing, and then for those who are active the access to hiking, running and biking trails is amazing.

The Official Community Plan (OCP) for UniverCity, a master plan community on 65 hectares of land surrounding the SFU campus, provides for approximately 4,500 residential units, a commercial area, community facilities, and a network of trails and trails.


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Hamilton's architectural style will be intentionally timeless, with black window frames contrasting with white brick.
Hamilton’s architectural style will be intentionally timeless, with black window frames contrasting with white brick. PNG

Hamilton, designed by RWA Architecture, will be a white brick and concrete building comprising 115 apartments. Duyker says the building’s architectural style is intentionally timeless, with black window frames contrasting with white brick.

The building has 68 one-bedroom units (450 to 568 square feet), efficiently designed and sized with a highly functional linear kitchen and open concept living space, explains Duyker.

The 38 two-bedroom, two-bathroom units (800 to 867 square feet) have the bedrooms located at opposite ends of the apartment, while the six three-bedroom houses on the ground floor (1,107 to 1,199 square feet) with access to the outdoor patio the space will appeal to young families. There are also three penthouses with patios on the 12th floor, designed to take in the views.


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Hamilton attracts not only students, as one would expect given the community’s proximity to SFU, but also faculty and young families, says Duyker, who also predicts that investors will be interested in the building.

He notes that although market conditions at UniverCity allow Mosaic to sell homes there at 20-40% below the cost of a similar home in areas like Metrotown, Brentwood or Lougheed, rents are roughly the same as in these regions.

In addition to the price advantage, there is a limit on the number of homes that will be built at UniverCity, but the university population will continue to grow, making properties like Hamilton even more attractive to investors, Duyker says.

Oversized windows in Hamilton will let in lots of natural light.
Oversized windows in Hamilton will let in lots of natural light. Photo by Martin Tessler /PNG

For apartment interiors, Duyker says Cristina Oberti Interior Design was commissioned to create a “contemporary interpretation of a traditional interior – not traditional but warm and familiar”.


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Cristina Oberti, director of the Vancouver-based interior design firm that specializes in multi-unit residential developments, describes the aesthetic as “not classic versus contemporary. No less against more. But the two together.

The baseboards and door trim have a modern shape but with traditional proportions, and Oberti refers to the kitchen cabinets where the flat panel top cabinets hang above the Shaker style lower cabinets as another mix of classic and classic styles. contemporary.

Buyers can choose from two color palettes: a white on white scheme or a white on taupe collection. Oberti says the difference between the two diagrams is cabinetry. A matte white finish defines the cabinets in the white scheme, while the second option features cabinets in a taupe gray color.


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Both layouts incorporate broad-planked oak laminate flooring and carpeting in the bedrooms. In kitchens, slim profile white quartz countertops, black hardware, and white tile backsplash are common to both options.

White square tiles with black grout overlaid in a subway pattern incorporate a contemporary take on classic style. It’s fresh and modern, but discreet, ”explains Oberti.

While the upper cabinets are handleless, she says the eye-catching black metal handles on the lower cabinets along with the matte black pull-out spray faucet support the clean and sleek design of the kitchen.

In the bathrooms, a marble-inspired porcelain tile creates a clean and luxurious backdrop. The style of the cabinet matches the kitchen with white or taupe gray shaker panels, and the white quartz countertop with a modern rectangular undermount sink and polished chrome plumbing fixtures complete the design.


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Reflecting on the interiors, Oberti says one of her favorite features is the oversized windows that let in lots of natural light. She also notes the warm and inviting taupe gray color scheme.

“Color continues to be trending with a move away from cooler gray tones,” she adds.

For major appliances in one and two bedroom homes, Oberti selected Whirlpool products, including a 24-inch stainless steel refrigerator with bottom freezer, electric hob, electric convection wall oven and dishwasher. fully integrated.

For the three-bedroom homes and penthouses, she opted for a Fisher & Paykel 30-inch counter-depth stainless steel refrigerator / freezer, KitchenAid slide-in gas convection range and a fully integrated Whirpool dishwasher.


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Outside of their apartments, residents will have access to a coworking space for quiet study, and each home purchase includes a stand in the underground car park.

Project: Hamilton

Project address: 8750 University Crescent, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby

Developer: Mosaic houses

Architect: RWA architecture

Interior decorator: Cristina Oberti Interior Design

Project size: 115 apartments

Number of rooms : 68 1-bedroom units, 38 2-bedroom units, six 3-bedroom units and three penthouses

Price: From $ 489,900

Sales center: 8955 University High Street, SFU, Burnaby

Opening hours of the center: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. (by appointment)

Telephone: 604.262.2152 / property / hamilton

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