By R.E. Blake Evans
Just north of Seattle is some of the best skiing in North America. And that has caused a second-home market boom in British Columbia's Rocky Mountain region--but buyers are coming for summer homes as well.
Panorama Mountain Village was carved out of reclaimed collector roads and playing fields to create a colony-style cluster development for vacationers year round. Developed by Intrawest of New York and Vancouver, British Columbia, and Timberline Group also of Vancouver, Panorama Mountain Village is a series of townhomes in a park-like setting.
Panorama's townhome project is an eight-plex of 56 units in five building clusters featuring two- and three-bedroom plans. The townhomes are located creek side, and buyers can kayak or ski depending on the season.
"We wanted to provide each owner with great views near the river's edge and easy access [to recreational areas] without having to deal with cars," says Steve Greene, Timberline's director of marketing. "The homes are within walking distance to nearby resort activities including golf, tennis, trails, horseback riding, and the ski lifts." And at the end of the day, owners can relax in front of the floor-to-ceiling cultured stone fireplace.
Project: Panorama Mountain Village, British Columbia; Sales started: June 1999; Sales through August 2001: 54; Units planned: 56; Price: $195,000 and up; Unit size: 1,335 square feet and up; Builder: Intrawest, New York and Vancouver, B.C., and Timberline Group, Vancouver; Architect: Marshall & Associates, Calgary, Alberta