Sunstone at 10500 Delsom Crescent Delta by Delsom Developments

Thursday, September 29th, 2016


The Province

With less than a week to go before its Oct. 1 sales launch, excitement about Delsom Estates’ Sunstone Village Residences in North Delta is reaching the boiling point.

One of the reasons is that the beauty and tranquillity of this master-planned community will never be compromised. This is partly due to the fact that North Delta contains miles of well protected trails, beaches, nature reserves – and, of course, Burns Bog, the largest urban peat bog in North America.

But it’s also due to the careful planning that went into Sunstone. As the final phase nears construction, the community exudes an almost fairy-tale like ambience, with its curving street layouts, the vaulting roofs and intricate detail of the 200 single-family homes and other residences (courtesy Raymond Letkeman Architects), and the dramatic topographical features of a winding, tree-lined lake and central vehicular roundabout.

Michelle DesRosiers, senior project manager of Fifth Avenue Real Estate Marketing, which is presiding over the sales of Sunstone’s 54 condominiums in October, cites other unique aspects. “There are two entry points, but no vehicular corridors, which means low traffic throughout the community.

“As for the condos, they are the first and will be the only condominiums available in all of Sunstone.” With an eye towards accommodating locals, Sunstone also contains 70 quality rental apartments for those who want to downsize without tying up their equity; optional meal and cleaning services will be available, and amenities include a full dining room and large garden patio, as well as an outdoor terrace.

As for the village hub, it will be home to a variety of shops and services (including a pharmacy and bistro) and easily accessed via pedestrian pathways.

To say that Delsom has spent a lot of time and thought bringing Sunstone to life would be an understatement; the project began informally back in 1954, when Dennis Delsom purchased over 500 acres of land in North Delta.

Delsom’s vision for 100 acres of that acquisition was to create a community that would exemplify a tranquil, pedestrian-oriented lifestyle, while being close to elements such as the Sungod Recreation Centre, the Delta Nature Reserve – and, of course, Burns Bog. Sunstone would also be advantageous in that North Delta’s thoroughfares provide easy access to downtown Vancouver, the airport and the U.S. border.

Polygon Homes, which was building green, sustainable residences long before they became a trend, was responsible for constructing Sunstone’s numerous multifamily townhouses, and Polygon’s sister company, Morningstar Homes, built the single-family dwellings.

Bringing the project full circle is Delsom, which will soon preside over Peak Construction’s building of the village hub.

As DesRosiers prepares for the Oct. 1 sales launch, she echoes the sentiments of everyone involved in Sunstone’s creation by remarking: “This is a very special community in a special part of Metro Vancouver; everyone from local first-time buyers wanting something new to empty-nesters wanting to downsize without sacrificing quality will be at home in Sunstone.”

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