Onni launches single-family New Haven homes at Tsawwassen Landing
One of the benefits of buying a new home in a master-planned community is that you know exactly what you’re getting: the amenities that are included, the accessibility of local shops and services and the style and building quality, not just of your own home, but also of the homes around you.
Knowing all this before signing on the dotted line can take much of the uncertainty out of the process.
New Haven, a collection of single-family homes at Onni Group’s Tsawwassen Landing, is a prime example of an opportunity to buy into a master-planned community where everything has been worked out ahead of time.
“We’re able to guide the vision of what we want the community to be and have a cohesive design throughout the neighbourhood,” said Andrew Joblin, regional sales manager at Onni Group. “There’s a big focus on pedestrian connectivity through the landscaped streets and outdoor parks that are part of the master plan.”
“We’re developing more than just single-family homes here,” Joblin added. “We have townhomes that we’ve already released and are under construction and there will be more phases in the future. We’re essentially building a brand-new neighbourhood in Tsawwassen.”
New Haven is the first single-family subdivision the developers are launching at Tsawwassen Landing. It will include 63 single-family homes in total, with 14 homes in the first phase. The three- and four-bedroom houses on offer will range in size from 2,170 to 2,200 square feet, with prices starting at $949,900. Some of the homes will include coach houses – separate, laneway buildings with one-bedroom suites above double car garages – offering up to another 630 square feet of living space.
“That allows you to have a guest room when you have family visiting or maybe an office for somebody who works from home and needs some peace and quiet,” said Joblin. “They could even be used as mortgage helpers if people want to rent them out.”
There are two interior colour schemes to choose from at New Haven, along with a range of exterior styles and colours.
Kitchens come with flat-panel or Shaker-style cabinetry with soft-close mechanisms on all doors and drawers. The appliance packages feature: Sub-Zero refrigerators with filtered water and ice-dispensing systems and bottom-mount freezers; Wolf pro-style ranges; Asko dishwashers; stainless-steel Wolf pro-style hood fans; and under-counter Panasonic microwaves. There are polished white quartz countertops and matching backsplashes, built-in pantries and energy-efficient under-cabinet lights.
Master ensuite bathrooms feature flat-panel or Shaker-style ‘floating’ vanity cabinetry with polished quartz countertops and backsplashes. The showers have floor-to-ceiling tiled walls and shower bases and oversized rain heads with adjustable hand sprays. Ensuites also include soaker tubs set into oversized premium tiled tub decks, with deck-mounted widespread faucets and extractable hand sprays. There are large-format porcelain tiles on the heated floors and enclosed toilet rooms with frosted glass privacy doors.
“We’ve put a great deal of care and attention into these homes,” said Joblin. “We’re really offering the premier option for anybody who’s looking to put roots down in Tsawwassen.”
But it’s not just the quality of the homes at Tsawwassen Landing that is drawing interest from buyers. Joblin notes that Tsawwassen is a beautiful place with more sunny days and fewer rainy days than anywhere else in Metro Vancouver. He points out that the area around Tsawwassen Landing is rich in outdoor amenities that include parks, beaches and golf courses. It’s also only 30 minutes by car to Vancouver and close to every kind of urban amenity at the Tsawwassen Mills and Tsawwassen Commons shopping malls.
“We’ve had everything from downsizers looking for a maintenance-free new home to younger people with kids looking to move up from a smaller space and accommodate a growing family,” said Joblin. “Downsizers have been telling us they just don’t want to deal with having to maintain a house that maybe needs a new roof or a new kitchen. They really like the idea of moving into a beautiful, brand-new house that has lower maintenance costs attached.”
Finally, Joblin is keen to stress the benefits of buying a home from a trusted developer such as Onni Group.
“We’re one of North America’s largest real estate developers,” he said. “We’re award winning and we’ve been building communities for more than 50 years. Our homebuyers place a great deal of trust in us to build quality homes and ensure things are done the right way. Being able to trust the builder is so important when you’re buying a brand-new home in what might be one of the biggest financial decisions of your life.”
The first phase of single-family homes at New Haven is scheduled to be complete in early 2020. The sales centre – featuring two fully finished display homes – is open at 4789 Fisherman Way from noon until 6 p.m. every day but Friday.
New Haven at Tsawwassen Landing
Project location: Hemlock Way, Hazelnut Way and Cormorant Drive, Tsawwassen
Project size: 63 single-family homes in total, with 14 homes in the first phase. The three- and four-bedroom houses will range in size from 2,170 to 2,200 square feet, with prices starting at $949,900
Developer: Onni Group
Interior designer: Onni Group in-House ID Team
Sales centre: 4789 Fisherman Way, Tsawwassen
Sales centre hours: noon — 6 p.m., Sat — Thurs
Original Article by Simon Briault.