Presales Condos & Pre-Construction Real Estate

Monday, August 27, 2007

The Okanagan, Interior and Island Real Estate Marketplace

By Susan M. Boyce for the BC Homes & Resorts feature for August 24 – September 07, 2007. Summer’s sizzlin’. And in the Okanagan especially, so is the real estate market with sales climbing beyond expectations. Here are a few of the many exciting new real estate developments “on the horizon” throughout BC.

LakeStone Kelowna Master Planned Community

Located o more than 200 hectares of Lake Okanagan waterfront property in Kelowna, LakeStone is now taking priority registration. A distinctive real estate master planned community featuring signature golf course, marina, vineyards, and luxury homes to be built over 10 to 12 years, plans include a 75 slip marina with unique underground boat grotto at LakeStone Kelowna – a dry storage boat cave nestled into the mountain side which will stack and store approximately 175 boats at LakeStone in Kelowna BC – that even has its own valet system to guarantee access to your boat within five minutes. The resort’s waterfront amenity building at Kelowna’s Lakestone, The Beach House, will offer a boutique hotel, casual and fine dining, luxury spa, fitness facilities, infinity pool, meeting facilities, and public boardwalk. For more information, and to priority register, visit

Meritage Lofts Penticton Loft Homes

Ideally located on fashionable Front Street in Penticton’s up and coming heritage district, Meritage Lofts offers downtown living in one of BC’s favourite outdoor playgrounds. Nine suites of unique living space, these homes blend creativity and function. Featuring 17-foot lofts with mezzanines, vaulted open spaces floor to ceiling windows, spacious decks, views, wide plank hardwood floors, plus lots of natural light and free flowing spaces, Penticton’s Meritage Lofts brick design is complemented with contemporary finishing details inspired by Vancouver’s popular Yaletown district. For more information, visit

Summerside Salt Spring Island Condos and Cottages

Inspired by the village communities of Europe, Summerside Salt Spring is a collection of sophisticated condominiums and garden cottages located on Salt Spring Island, one of the soutern most Gulf Islands of BC. Tucked into a forested hillside and surrounded by vineyards and farmland, Summerside is built on five acres of farmland. A restored, 1912 farmhouse serves as the community’s central clubhouse and features an indoor pool and fitness facilities. Cedar finishes, slate accents, board and batten construction, quarry stone rock gardens, gracious windows are just a few of the design details that make this a real estate investment on Salt Spring Island Summerside that will be treasured for today and generations to come. Easy walking distance to the many boutiques, cafes, restaurants and other amenities at Ganges Harbour at Salt Spring. For more info, and to register for updates, call Rebecca Sorenson at 250-370-9777 or 250-886-7653. You can also visit on the web at

King Edward Bay Bowen Island Homes

Found amid the picturesque beauty of Bowen Island, King Edward Bay offers a limited number of luxury homes on 5.4 hectares of microclimate forest and shoreline. Each home is designed to blend into the natural landscape and will enjoy the privacy of one acres slices of paradise. The property real estate at Bowen Island’s King Edward Bay faces southwest onto Collingwood Channetl and is one of the last remaining premium waterfront properties on the south coast of British Columbia. For more details, on this quiety relaxed yet elegant retreat on Bowen Island King Edward Bay, visit on their website at

Kincora Ridge Estates Comox Estate Homes

Inspired by nature and with special attention paid to preserving the beauty of the site’s mature trees and lush greenery, the Kincora Ridge Estates are located on the Oceanside community of Astra Beach on the Comox Peninsula. Just minutes to downtown Comox and Courtenay, here pathways, nature park reservies and beaches are literally at your doors. The exclusive development real estate at Comox Kincora Estates is limited to 11 estate homes with lots ranging from approximately 1.3 to 4.6 acres for a perfect balance of privacy and serenity. For details, call Ross Keylock at 250-334-9900 or toll free at 877-216-5171 or you can visit

The Hudson Victoria Lofts and Courtyard Homes

Located in the heart of downtown Victoria, The Hudson condo lofts is your real estate opportunity to own a piece of history reborn. Featuring modernist single-level flats, two-level lofts and innovative courtyard homes, The Hudson lofts is the long awaited revival of Victoria’s much loved Hudson’s Bay Building – truly loft living of historic proportions. Walking distance to all amenities that make Victoria so unique – the bustline Inner Harbour, the legislative buildings, and a delightful array of boutiques, restaurants, galleries and museums – The Hudson courtyard homes and condo lofs continues to capture the hearts and imagination of real estate buyers with vision. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to be part of the new reality of British Columbia’s capital city. For more information, viist

San Carlos Golf Towers Resort Condominiums in Mexico

Rising above the lush green fairways of The San Carlos Golf & Country Club and overlooking the blue waters of the Sea of Cortez, San Carlos Bay Golf Towers offers luxurious condominium living in a distinctly resort-style environment. Features include spacious floor plans, private swimming pool, breathtaking views of the mountains and ocean, plus unmatched customer service. San Carlos Bay Golf Towers in Mexico is the only condominium project in San Carlos with secured indoor parking and an on-site water purification system so you hav bottled quality water throughout your entire suite. You’ll also receive a membership to the San Carlos Golf and Country Club at no additional charge. Built to US construction standards, San Carlos Bay Golf Towers are priced form the low $200,000s and available in a range of two and three bedroom floor plans. You’ll feel like your’e on vacation every day of the week. For more inforatmion, please call 780-434-4700 or email or visit

Trepanier Manor Peachland Resort Homes

Trepanier Manor, the Okanagan’s only five-star, all inclusive private hotel with a separate premiere private residence collection, is located on a 25 acre estate in Peachland BC – at the very gateway to BC’s wine and lake country. Here you can setp outside your door and enter your own secret grotto garden at the Trepanier Manor Peachland, enjoy the many services and amenities of a luxury resort without the impersonal feel of staying in a hotel room, have your own chef prepare a romantic breakfast or gourmet dinner, or perhaps indulge in a massage in the privacy of your own home. Only 20 private, luxury residences are available at the Peachland Trepanier Manor resort homes and they are priced from $850,000 for a mountain and forest setting or from $1.1 million for superior lake view homes. Plans include three-bedroom duplex style homes situated around the village green. Trepanier Manor homes in Peachland frontage lots with stunning lake views and south facing country homes with lake and mountain views. The Trepanier Manor discovery centre is now open at the Hainle Winery. For more info, visit

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  • At August 30, 2007 10:13 AM , Blogger rob7575 said...

    I'm from Vancouver and visited the Launch Party. But this project is getting more and more a disaster - the party was lame and not organized / they let elderly people walk for miles till to the property / I asked for water - nothing / unfriendly staff / too many cars and not enough parking / what I've seen on the lot plan / standing side by side - right on the property border / most cottages have no real lakeview / very pricey / the road has to be moved to find space for the cottages > suppose huge wall construction necessary / cottages are so close together - the only privacy is behind a wall / parking is only at the rear - this will not work / it will take forever to find buyers for the cottages / no money to build the hotel / hotel is to large for a property like this / they destroy too much and don't take a more sensitive - more natural approach ...


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