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Vancouver Island's Royal Bay creates a desirable and sustainable coastal lifestyle

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.

Multiple options and flexible designs

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."

Planned community, accessible amenities

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.