When you think of luxury what comes to mind? Homes? Cars? Something else? After visiting the Comox Valley and seeing all of what is has to offer you may think of the luxury homes in Crown Isle as the obvious answer to this question. Yes there are some really terrific high-end homes throughout this region of Vancouver Island but there is only one full-featured residential area like this one in the valley.
Ongoing since the mid 1990s, this development is nearly it full build out. It started near the main golf course complex and started spreading out over hundreds of acres of prime land over the subsequent 25 years. Now Crown Isle Drive encircles some of the platinum-rated golf course and this part of the land development should be completed over the next few years. Almost every home is built to the new owners specifications so custom and semi-custom homes in Crown Isle are the norm. But if you plan to build a home in this area, there are not many lots left and the wait time can be fairly long for one of the high-end builders so a home on the resale market may be a better option.
Walking around Crown Isle the quality of the neighbourhood becomes almost instantly obvious. In the main part of this area, the streets are wider than most other areas with sidewalks on both sides of the street. Fancy street lamps adorn the streets and there are walking paths that connect the golf course. Covenants and building schemes were put in place to maintain the upscale look and feel and conformity of this well-built residential subdivision. As you stroll around you will notice some great views of the local Comox Glacier, the nearby island mountain range and, of course, the well maintained golf course. From some vistas you may also get a glimpse of the nearby ocean.
Convenience and quality aptly describe many of the subareas of Crown Isle. The Crown Isle Plaza, Home Depot, Cosco and Tim Hortons are a short walk away from the main part of this development and so are other things like the Aquatic Centre and Regional Hospital. Home prices reflect the quality of the builds and $700,000 should be considered an entry point for a newer built 1700 square foot rancher. A tile roof, Hardi-plank siding and top notch interior finishing are included in most of the homes built over the past decade. It takes time to build such quality but the end result is impressive.
Some buyers are looking for more typical rooms within which to enjoy while others add home-theatre rooms, lavish kitchens, expansive great rooms and enjoyable outdoor spaces. Beyond the functionality are the features and interior trim found in many homes. Pot-fillers that supply water over the stove, appliance garages, and a butler pantry are fairly common features in many homes. Tray ceilings, floor=to-ceiling brick fireplaces, and wainscoting add to the interior elegance of many homes. Your imagination and budget are the only real limits on what can be accomplished within the building envelope of the lot. So, if you are looking for a retirement home, a part-time vacation residence or a quality home and neighbourhood for your family to grown up in, Crown Isle is worth a serous look. Contact an experienced local market expert for help finding that dream home that is right for you.