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Burnaby Real Estate Sales: Origin by Porte Development Opens August 21 2010

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ORIGIN at Simon Fraser University - What the Developer says:

"Perspective is everything, and sometimes, a new outlook on life can be as easy as gaining higher ground. ORIGIN sits atop Burnaby Mountain, a city-side retreat that recently became as practical as it is picturesque. Among the trees, trails and streams of Burnaby Mountain, lies a place where putting down roots is not only smart, but also sustainable.

ORIGIN offers 75 well-considered homes beside the beautiful Simon Fraser University campus that include everything you need: welcoming neighbourly spirit, master-planned community convenience, eco-friendly values, a serene natural wonderland and a ground-floor opportunity.

With over 20 floorplans available, ranging from 1 to 3 bedrooms, plus loft, and ranging from 550sqft to almost 1600sqft.

Unlike the surrounding forest, the chance to live at ORIGIN won’t last long.

There are three distinct home styles:
* Mews homes – Ground oriented, solid concrete, up to 15' ceilings
* Traditional flats – A variety of single-level plans for every need with 9' ceilings
* Penthouse lofts – Spectacular open plans, two-level homes, up to 18' ceiling height

You’ll find everything you want in your new ORIGIN home, plus everything you need to keep on good terms with Mother Nature.

* Tree-lined boulevards and wide sidewalks
* Building situated to maximize panoramic views
* Contemporary West Coast design by award-winning GBL Architects, Vancouver
* Durable exterior Nichiha cement board cladding with an integral rainscreen system, 50 year warranty and 25 year colour warranty
* Pedestrian mews connecting Origin to retail Cornerstone shops
* Spacious outdoor balconies or garden patios
* Secured underground parking
* Choice of two color schemes by award-winning BYU Interior design
* In-floor hot water radiant heat for floor warmth and a dust-free environment
* Laminate floors through the entry, living, dining and kitchen areas
* 32-oz. nylon loop carpet certified by the Green Label Institute
* Flat-panel TV mounted and installed in a custom-designed media centre
* In-suite front-loading Energy Star washer and dryer, supplied and installed
* Smoke alarms and fire sprinklers
* Alarm pre-wire
* Key fob security door systems
* Video enter phone
* Private lockers
* Individual wall-mounted bike racks
* Energy Star high performance windows
* Horizontal venetian blinds for shade and privacy
* 4” baseboards
* Polished-chrome lever door hardware
* Low-VOC premium wall paints for better indoor air quality

KITCHENS
* Trendsetting, environmentally-designed Greenlam kitchen cabinetry
* Built-in recycling drawer
* Polished-quartz kitchen countertops
* Richelieu stainless-suspension rail for optional kitchen accessories
* Stainless-steel appliances

BATHROOMS
* Kohler polished-chrome, water-conserving faucets
* Kohler efficient dual-flush toilets
* Taymor polished-chrome towel bars
* Oversized shower stalls in most homes
* Deep soaker tubs
* Custom-designed Greenlam vanity in all bathrooms
* Designer-selected lighting throughout
* Porcelain tile flooring in all bathrooms with in-floor heating

AMENITIES
In addition to community access to most SFU recreational, arts and library facilities, Origin provides residents with the following thoughtful in-house amenities:

* Elegant social suite with galley for large-scale entertaining or meetings
* Workshop for general household projects, like bike repair and hobby making
* Private storage lockers and individual wall-mounted bike racks

The developer reserves the right to modify or change plans, specifications, finishes and features without notice. Renderings and photographs are suggestive of specifications and are not to be construed as final. All sales by Disclosure Statement only."

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