Burnaby, BC Condo Reviews : Brentwood Gate - 4833 Brentwood Dr

Brentwood Gate - 4833 Brentwood Dr, Burnaby, BC - MacDonald House

MacDonald House
Brentwood Gate - 4833 Brentwood Dr
Burnaby, BC



Developer: Ledingham McAllister


Year Built:  
2008

Storeys:
4

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MacDonald House, located at 4833 Brentwood Drive, is one of seven residences at Brentwood Gate located in the heart of the Brentwood neighbourhood. The others are Fitzgerald, a 27-storey highrise, and five other 4-storey lowrises, Thomson House, Carmichael House, Jackson House, The Harris, and The Varley.  Built by Ledingham McAllister, MacDonald House features homes with contemporary open living spaces and exquisite detailing and finishings. Views from the suites include downtown Vancouver, North Shore mountains and Mt. Baker.  MacDonald House is located close to Brentwood Town Centre and SkyTrain. 

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    Visited a unit in this building

    Reviewed on Apr 2 2015

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wanted to buy in but found newer buildings nearby has less fee's albeit smaller space, somewhat higher unit cost. Contacted First Service for info but none unless you are a owner. Some age spots showing due to maintenance (green & mossy), limited amenities and long term investment due to areas high density (Solo & Brentwood Mall). Decided to hold off, experts say Interest rates going up this year. CMHC.

Unregistered User recommends this building for:
Students, First Time Buyers, Young Couples

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    Visited a unit in this building

    Reviewed on Mar 7 2012

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"Does anyone monitor this
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It seems to me this site is being used to much for venting. You are not thinking of resale. Yes, there are problems. If people have to come to sites like this it is because strata isn't listening. -- The squeaky wheel wins. Why can my neighbour live their life; I can't live mine. Condo living is a two way street. If you can hear me; I can hear you. Noise to one, is living to the other. LETS BAN TOGETHER AND COMPLAIN TO BUILDERS. Something is not right if you can hear your neighbour with a 60 STC.

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    Rented a unit in this building

    Reviewed on Feb 28 2012

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"Frustrating and
disappointing "

Poor quality construction and an extremely strict strata whose only solution to every issue is to fine people. There are constantly warning letters posted in the elevators about people who are supposedly violating strata rules. The most recent post is about the amount of noise complaints they get. Really? Are people making that much noise all the time? Either people are really too loud here or the building is just not made very well. On that note, we live in a condo - people will make noise here and there during the day. As long as people aren't pounding on walls in the middle of the night, then I don't care. Hate that? Then don't live in a condo! Especially one where you can apparently hear someone in another suite drop a spoon. Think twice before you dish out over $300,000 for just a one bedroom. You won't be able to live comfortably without feeling like you're making someone angry. And the strata's solution? Fine everyone. I cannot believe how things are run here. That being said, the caretakers at the MacDonald House are wonderful. Such nice people. Other than that, I can't wait to move out.

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unregistered user on March 9 2012:
LOL on the spoon. We can hear afternoon tea. (cup being placed on saucer)

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    Owned a unit in this building

    Reviewed on Aug 1 2009

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"Brentwood gate prison."

Poor construction and poor maintance of the buildings. It has only been one year and we already went through serval building managers. The people living here treat this place like a dump, the interior looks 10 years worn. The strata council members are not very smart and take advantage of their power by running the buildings like a prison. The building managers don't speak english very well, can't clean/repair, and do not care. They rather go against and fine residents rather than go with us and find solutions. Only live here if you are inferior to others.

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unregistered user on September 19 2009:
which strata company is this?
unregistered user on November 11 2009:
can you tell me what the pet policy is there?
unregistered user on March 10 2011:
This review is not accurate at all. The property manager has been the same one since the first day. The buildings are managed by Crosby Property Management. In densely populated apartment complexes, you are sure to run into many people who don't care about others, but that is not the fault of the strata or the buildings or management companies.
unregistered user on June 14 2011:
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unregistered user on January 19 2012:
I 100% disagree with the review. I have lived in the complex since day 1, feb 2008. yes, it was a bit of a stressful time as this was the first completed building and essentially, I was living in a construction zone!! I can only speak for the MacDonald House as far as management, cleanliness, and residents, but I have heard some bad stories about the other phases. This phase was not poorly made nor was it slapped together as some would say. I have had good experiences with Crosby. I always get a response to my concerns or querys. yes, the building did go through a caretaker change but merely one. And from what I saw, the first one was just over worked ... there was simply too much to handle for one person. Does the building have issues? a few. Is it perfect? No. But seriously, what building is? It all comes down to the owners/residents ... inferior only if you chose to be!!!!

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    Owned a unit in this building

    Reviewed on May 27 2009

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"Shoddy workmanship by
Marcon Construction-Never
buy if they are the
builder"

All the projects in Brentwood Gates were 'slapped together'; so many unexpected and unnecessary deficiencies such as most stainless steel appliances were scratched, uneven window frames, paint drippings all over the carpets, poor security, tiling with irremovable markings, the private road still isn't paved allowing for continous loud noises throughout the day from cars driving over the wooden planks; Marcon is the builder = really cheap stuff with Ledingham not caring about their customers ... DO NOT BUY ANYTHING WHERE ANY OF THESE 2 ARE INVOLVED

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unregistered user on August 14 2009:
I agree with you 100%. The kitchen granite table was "slapped" on and is not well supported. There was a 3/4 inch gap between the granite table and the base unit. The thermostat was broken when no one lived in unit yet. LOOK OUT for the ceiling edges as there is delamation. This is due to poor workmanship. Agree that no one should consider buying from Ledingham+Marcon projects. Lastly, TVs and weights were reported stolen from gym and common room.
unregistered user on January 22 2010:
i totally agree with you, so dissapointed i want my money back
unregistered user on March 21 2010:
Totally different experience, had a few minor deficiency items at closing, but they were all taken care of after the pre-occupancy walkthrough. After I moved in I noticed a scratch on the fridge and they had it replaced in a few days. Great experience.
unregistered user on June 15 2010:
We also had a great experience. From the very beginning we dealt with professional and conscientious people. As with any new build, there will be deficiencies, especially in the first year, all of which have been dealt with in a friendly and timely manner. No issues with our appliances or workmanship in the suite.
unregistered user on June 22 2010:
Thank you for this feedback. I am looking at a unit for sale in the building and wanting to know more about the workmanship, building management and safety of the area.
unregistered user on September 9 2010:
bummer eh? well, i sold my residence due to uncaring renters who weren't house broken.
unregistered user on March 10 2011:
I found the quality of the buildings pretty good. It's not managed very well though, but that doesn't reflect on quality of workmanship.
unregistered user on March 16 2011:
i'm looking at a unit in macdonald house, facing north and facing south. Can someone shed some light on that development ie. neighbourhood, craftsmanship, etc. thanks!

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