Eastridge Panorama 5528 148 St, Surrey, 36 rancher-style 3 bedroom townhomes by Infinity Properties

Friday, June 19th, 2020

Eastridge Panorama ticks all the downsizer boxes

Simon Briault
The Vancouver Sun

If you asked a typical downsizer what they’re looking for in a new home, they’re likely to come up with some combination of the following: a place that doesn’t feel too small after moving out of their house, a lock-and-go lifestyle with no exterior maintenance or yard work to worry about and fewer stairs. A new development by Infinity Properties in Surrey checks all these boxes and more besides.

Eastridge Panorama is a collection of 36 rancher-style townhomes. The development provides a particular and very discerning type of buyer with master-on-the-main living, lots of customization options, and interior features and finishes that you would expect in a single-family home.

Doreen and John Mellard are just such buyers, and they duly bought one of the homes at Eastridge Panorama. They’re scheduled to move in this summer.

“We have a four-bedroom house, and there are four bathrooms and only two of us living in it,” said Doreen Mellard. “We’re only about four blocks away from Eastridge Panorama right now, so we really like this area. It’s super central, and we can be on the number 10 highway in seconds so we can get into Langley or drive to the airport.”

“I have a very strong group of friends in this area, so that’s another reason for staying here,” Mellard added. “The complex looks beautiful. It’s only 36 homes, so I think it’s going to be a really nice and friendly place to live.”

The homes at Eastridge Panorama can be described as two-level townhomes or ranchers with basements. Master bedrooms are on the main floors, and lower floors have two bedrooms, a bathroom and a rec room. Having previously built Heritage in Langley and The Links in Surrey, this type of master-on-the-main development is not new to Infinity Properties.

“This type of home is very unusual, and there’s a lot of demand out there for it,” said Ashley Kapler, project sales director at Momentum Realty, which is handling the sales and marketing for Eastridge Panorama. “When I was selling Heritage and The Links, we had master-on-the-main townhomes, but they had three levels, and they were about 3,000 square feet. They were received very well, and people loved them, but we also had feedback that they were a bit too big and didn’t necessarily need that upper floor. So, we took all that feedback and now we have Eastridge.”

Homes in this development will all have three bedrooms, are priced from $844,800 plus GST and will range in size from 2,204 to 2,392 square feet.

“They’re very appealing to downsizers and empty nesters because it’s main floor living,” Kapler said. “They can really just live on one floor if they want, but they also have the basement for guests or just extra space.”

Eastridge Panorama, as the name suggests, lies on the east side of panorama ridge, right beside a seven-acre park — a forested area with lots of walking trails. The site is in a quiet little niche offering plenty of green space and views of Mount Baker. According to Kapler, the neighbourhood is a well-established community of single-family homes that’s also close to shopping, the YMCA, Fresh St. Market and many restaurants.

“We’re finding there’s an enormous amount of interest despite the whole COVID-19 situation, although that has slowed things down a bit,” said Kapler. “But this demographic, regardless of the pandemic, is often quite slow-moving. They like to take their time and make sure this is the right decision for them because this might be the last home that they purchase.”

Homes at Eastridge Panorama feature side-by-side garages, vaulted ceilings and shiplap feature walls in living rooms with gas fireplaces. The kitchens have Shaker-style cabinets with soft-close doors and drawers, polished quartz countertops with tile backsplashes and chimney-style, stainless steel hoods over five-burner gas ranges. The appliance packages are by Whirlpool, Panasonic and Venmar.

There are powder rooms on the main floors, including feature shiplap walls and vessel sinks. Ensuite bathrooms, meanwhile, feature polished quartz countertops and backsplashes, double vanities with undermount sinks and polished chrome faucets. They also come with oversize tile floors and spacious walk-in showers with frameless shower doors. All of the above comes as standard, but buyers can also choose from a wide range of customization options.

Mellard is looking forward to the hassle-free living on offer at Eastridge Panorama and the ability to do some more travelling without having to worry about arranging for somebody to cut the grass.

“We have been watching this project for the past two years,” she said. “We knew it was going to happen, so it was always our plan to look at it. While we were waiting, we did look at other developments in Surrey and Langley, but none of them met the standard of Eastridge Panorama. As soon as this place we’re in now has sold, we’ll get into action, get everything packed and be ready to go.”

Eastridge Panorama

Project location: 5528 148 St, Surrey

Project size: 36 rancher-style townhomes with three bedrooms. Prices start at $844,800 plus GST, and homes range in size from 2,204 to 2,392 square feet.

Developer: Infinity Properties

Architect: Focus Architecture

Interior designer: Jill Bauer Design

Sales centre: 5528 148 St, Surrey

Hours: 12 to 5 p.m. (closed Fridays)

Sales phone: 604-398-2161

Website: eastridgepanorama.ca

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