GableCraft Homes’ master-planned community designed with front and laned garage homes
B.C.’s topography lends itself to an untold tally of residential developments in pockets of waterfront communities throughout the province. However, not all are created equal.
On the southern tip of Vancouver Island, you know you’ve found an extraordinary opportunity when the most significant homebuying details align: an award-winning new home builder with high-quality craftsmanship; homes with a thoughtful floor plan mix, with curated options to personalize your spaces; and a community designed to foster a thriving costal lifestyle within an amenity-rich, natural setting—both ocean and forest.
GableCraft Homes‘ master-planned seaside community at Royal Bay in the heart of Colwood is bordered by 1.3 kilometres of stunning shoreline along the Juan De Fuca Strait, with sweeping views out to the Olympic Mountains and Victoria’s Inner Harbour.
With the same reliability as the tides, GableCraft Homes focuses on making your dreams a reality with various new construction housing types that check all the boxes on your West Coast wish list.
Creative site planning affords home styles to include either front-drive garages with single and double attached garages or rear-laned homes with double detached garages.
“It’s a growing family-oriented community,” says Tom Munro, sales & marketing manager, GableCraft Homes and realtor with 460 Realty. “There are some opportunities available now that people can come and explore with us.”
Phase 4C, their latest release, includes 31 new single-family efficient homes, ranging from 1,700 square feet to more than 3,000 square feet, some with a legal suite built within the buyers’ package as a mortgage helper, ideal for first-time buyers.
Additionally, the new Sheffield show home provides an exciting opportunity to experience all the offerings, including the legal suite, which demonstrates the outstanding addition to their inventory.
Livability goes hand-in-hand with the ability to make your home a reflection of your unique personal style and how you want the space to function for your family.
“We offer many options and upgrades, which allows the customer to personalize their home,” says Tanya Zakkour, area sales manager, GableCraft Homes, and realtor with Engel & Volkers, Vancouver Island.
“The integrated automated system is just one of the technology advancements in our homes. In keeping with what’s most efficient and Built Green, for example, we offer a natural gas furnace and an option for a heat pump; the fireplace is natural gas, and the hot water tank is ‘hot water on demand,’ also natural gas, and so is our cooktop.”
The ‘hot water on demand’ feature doesn’t produce the standby energy losses associated with storage water heaters, which can help save the homebuyer money.
“The pre-planned options give homebuyers a customized ability within the GableCraft scope, that’s how they’re able to build at a repeatable quality and repeatable cost effectiveness, as opposed to a custom home,” says Brendan Wilkinson, area sales manager, GableCraft Homes, and realtor with 460 Realty.
All basements are unfinished, a distinguishing quality about Royal Bay.
“Buyers have the ability on a pre-sale home to finish the basement, which provides an additional bedroom, bathroom, and rec room, where people often add a wet bar,” explains Wilkinson.
“Other popular primary upgrades include the kitchen cabinetry and enlarging the kitchen island.”
GableCraft is mindful of integrating the most modern finishings and fixtures, keeping a strong balance of utility and luxury.
“Many people are happy they can have black hardware and black plumbing fixtures, a real wow factor,” says Zakkour.
“There’s a kitchen and bathroom stone countertop standard throughout the single-family homes,” adds Wilkinson. “Plus, water-resistant wide-plank laminate flooring standard throughout that’s really impressive.”
Enjoy abundant family activities among forest trails, parks like popular Meadow Park, bike paths, and a walking loop, all easily accessible just steps away from your new home.
The upcoming Commons Retail Village will be a community and commercial gathering hub
with shops and eateries, and anchor tenants Quality Foods and Cascadia Liquor, offering every convenience. Nearby urban amenities, sports facilities, and career opportunities are mere minutes away.
“People are enjoying living in this neighbourhood and thriving because of the growth, which is exciting,” says Zakkour. “They’re also seeing their investment grow significantly.”
For more information, visit GableCrafthomes.ca or set up an appointment to visit the HomeStore located at 300 Caspian Drive Monday through Thursday from noon to 6 pm and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 pm by calling Tanya Zakkour at 250-508-2270 or Brendan Wilkinson at 250-713-7770.
Welcome home! Those words ring especially true when your new home and community reflect a lifestyle that supports you and your family to thrive and flourish.
As Real Estate Advisors who pride ourselves on exceptional customer service, we help people when looking at their options. Buying a home is the single most important financial decision you will make that affects your quality of life for years to come. We meet with customers daily at The Homestore and here is what we find are the most important reasons to buy a new home.
A master-planned community is an exceptionally well-designed collection of homes constructed by a vetted builder. These communities contain amenities that support health, wellness, and leisure, and provide convenient access to retailers, schools, and community facilities.
The community’s control over zoning and new phases of development ensures that the neighborhood develops according to the vision of the master plan. A community focused on health and wellness provides access to green spaces, playgrounds, walking and cycling trails, as well as athletic facilities for all ages. Wide, tree-lined streets, community events, and gathering places make it easy to meet and mingle with neighbours. Children build friendships that last a lifetime.
Find out more about the Royal Bay Master-planned community where GableCraft is now building.
After you have identified which community you want to live in and who the builder for your dream home is, personalizing its design and features is the next step. Personalization ensures that you build the home you want within the budget you have to work with.
When you work with a builder that has streamlined the design process, your needs and specifications are considered every step of the way. Personalization packages that offer different specialized options guide you in selecting what is best for your lifestyle and budget.
Before you move into your home, your builder will conduct regular inspections and updates to keep you in the loop. You will enjoy peace of mind knowing your home is built according to your design specifications and applicable building codes.
When you move in, you can spend your days meeting your neighbours, decorating, and accessorizing your home. Rather than worrying about the cost of fixing deficiencies. A new GableCraft Home comes with an improved Deficiency Program as well as a builder warranty and the latest safety features. In British Columbia, new homes constructed under a building permit applied for on or after July 1, 1999, are covered by mandatory third-party home warranty insurance.
If you buy a resale or older home, you take the risk of making costly repairs. Repairing a roof, or dealing with electrical or plumbing issues can set you back tens of thousands of dollars.
With a new home, you choose your finishes and features. You avoid the inconvenience of renovating after you take possession. It’s nice to know your house will be move-in ready.
Your home-buying experience extends well after you move in.
With a home in a master-planned community, you become part of a family of owners. Your builder’s service and warranty department will address your construction-related inquiries.
When you buy a re-sale or old home, you are on your own after completing final inspections and the ink dries on your signed contract.
Buying a new home could improve the return on our monetary investment as well as on your time — no more pounding the pavement in a futile search or bidding war.
The satisfaction and happiness when you first walk into your dream home make it all worth it.
Over the years, we have striven to improve our process and what GableCraft Homes offers when it comes to important components of your home – from the Deficiency Program, supplies, and resources, to standard finishes. It is so wonderful when our clients are a big part of the curation and personalization of their new home. We know it’s the little details that make the biggest difference.
Contact Tanya or Brendan to take the first step towards building your dream home at Royal Bay.