STEVESTON VIEWS, Steveston, Richmond

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

A colourful addition to a colourful community


Rooftop patios at Steveston Views have gas hookups, and cedars will define each home’s space. Corner-unit patios are a spacious 500 square feet, reports the project’s Tussy Berg.

Reclaimed timbers and glass/metal railings were used for the Steveston Views’ staircases. The homes have open floorplans and windows that rise to between seven and eight feet.


WHAT: 10 townhouses, 4 commercial spaces

WHERE: Steveston, Richmond

DEVELOPER: Steveston Views Development Corporation, H.A. (Tussy) Berg

SIZE: 980 sq. ft. -1,528 sq. ft.

PRICE: From $558,900

OPEN: Sales centre, 3993 Chatham;

Hours: 1 p.m. -4 p.m., Sat -Sun

Tussy Berg has made his home in Steveston for more than 25 years. Now he’s making homes for others in the historic Richmond fishing village.

“People love Steveston,” says Berg, the man behind the Steveston Views townhome project.

“I knew the family who owned this property and when I heard they were thinking of selling it, I just had to jump on it,” says Berg, a realtor with more than 35 years experience. “It is one of the last parcels of land available in Steveston right now.”

That parcel is at No. 1 Road and Chatham Street, across the street from Steveston Community Centre and park. That means the 10 homes will be close to a pool, playground and water park, picnic grounds, lacrosse box, fitness track, tennis courts, ball diamonds, and basketball courts.

Given his attachment to the neighbourhood, Berg commissioned a design for Steveston Views that is both neighbourhood and family-friendly.

The exterior has also been designed to reference to Steveston’s rich and colourful past.

“The exterior was inspired by Steveston’s commercial centre and its fishing industry,” Berg says. “We used Steveston’s rich heritage colour scheme and its traditional architecture for the exterior of the building.”

At the corner of the building by the front entrance stands a tall, steel ornamental tide clock, which will display information on the tides.

The townhouses are distinguished by open-plan interiors behind tall windows, between seven and eight feet in height.

Unique features include staircases constructed from reclaimed Steveston and Sunshine Coast timbers with glass/metal railings; ceilings that rise from nine to 18 feet; environmentally certified white oak; radiant heat flooring; gas fireplaces and fibre-cement siding.

“From the start, we wanted a very open, European design with lots of natural light to accentuate the bright and airy homes,” says Berg.

An Italian system, called Baxi, heats and cools the homes. “It’s the next best thing to geothermal heating … Baxi is from Italy and is 98-per-cent efficient, so efficient you can enjoy a weeklong shower if you wanted to.”

Beyond the fourth staircase in each home is the landscaped rooftop patio with gas hookups and large planters. Cedars divide each home’s rooftop space.

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