Smaller and BETTER
In spite of an economy that has derailed many of B.C.’s recreation housing developments, Predator Ridge continues to steam ahead.
The golf resort, which is located on 480 hectares of rolling hills near Vernon, has continued work on a $10-million golf course that will open next July. It has also spent $250,000 on expansion of its trail
system as well as making plans for a conference facility and small commercial area — and it is retooling its mix of housing styles.
“We are repositioning our real estate offerings to include more single-storey, easy-to-maintain ranchers (bungalows), says Kevin Layden, president and CEO of Wesbild Holdings Ltd., which is developing the masterplanned golf resort community.
The change in housing focus came following a series of in-depth focus groups that revealed a strong desire for smaller homes.
“It reveals a longing for simplicity and a stronger focus on future personal well-being,” says Layden from his Vancouver office.
From a housing perspective, the findings of the various focus groups are that bungalows are gaining popularity because of their smaller footprint and reduced level of maintenance.
Homes at Predator Ridge near Vernon, B.C.