There’s peace in Sen­dero Canyon

From spec­tac­u­lar scenery to the wel­com­ing cli­mate, there are many rea­sons to con­sider Penticton

Calgary Herald - Calgary Herald New Condos - - New Condos - Sen­dero Canyon is a master-planned com­mu­nity near Penticton that of­fers the peace and tran­quil­lity of a for­est with the ameni­ties and cul­tural high­lights of a city.

lot over­look­ing a beau­ti­ful un­touched canyon in Penticton’s re­cently launched mas­ter­planned com­mu­nity of Sen­dero Canyon. “I love Cal­gary and I love ev­ery­thing about Al­berta, but there comes a point in time when you just want to slow down, sit back, re­lax and en­joy.”

Imag­ine wak­ing up ev­ery morn­ing to fresh, clean air, a view of a stun­ning forested canyon over­look­ing a lake and sunny skies, yet with all of the ameni­ties and cul­tural ac­tiv­i­ties of a big city. No traf­fic. No stress.

The only press­ing decision to make each day is which win­ery to visit or which beach to hang out at.

“It almost seems too good to be true,” says An­drea, not­ing that she is very ex­cited about not hav­ing to deal with Deer­foot and Glenmore Trails at rush hour.

The cou­ple fell in love with the Okana­gan four years ago when they took Kelly’s Har­leyDavid­son on a road trip tour of the winer­ies.

“That sealed it for us,” says An­drea, who loves wine (she even named her Bi­chon Shitzu Jack­son after the Okana­gan’s award-win­ning win­ery Jack­son Triggs).

With Kelly, 54, plan­ning to re­tire in June, the cou­ple wanted to re­lo­cate to a smaller com­mu­nity that al­lowed them the space to re­lax and en­joy life full-time. They ini­tially looked for a re­tire­ment home in Kelowna, but when Sen­dero Canyon launched in May, they jumped at the chance to build a new lux­ury home on the hill­side in Penticton with beau­ti­ful views of the canyon.

A de­vel­op­ment part­ner­ship be­tween Cana­dian Hori­zons De­vel­op­ment Group and Sen­dero Canyon Homes Ltd., Sen­dero Canyon of­fers 231 free­hold home sites of var­i­ous sizes, rang­ing from 3,000 to 14,000 square feet stag­gered across 29 hectares (72 acres) of hill­side land on the east­ern edge of Penticton. The de­vel­op­ment un­folds over eight hectares (20 acres) of green space and backs onto the forests of the canyon, which are laced with walk­ing trails and pep­pered with wildlife.

“We are build­ing a va­ri­ety of home styles,” says Trent Black­well, de­vel­oper and vi­cepres­i­dent of Sen­dero Canyon Homes Ltd. “It all de­pends on the grade and the lot size,” he says, not­ing that rarely will two homes be the same, but that all embrace old-world Craftsman ex­te­rior facades with state-ofthe-art mod­ern in­te­ri­ors.

De­pend­ing on the lot lo­ca­tion, buy­ers will have views of the canyon, Skaha Lake or Lake Okana­gan.

An­drea and Kelly pur­chased a 10,000-square-foot lot and are build­ing a 1,600-square­foot bun­ga­low with an own­ers’ suite on the main floor and three bed­rooms on the lower level. Fin­ishes are lux­u­ri­ous, from quartz coun­ter­tops to en­gi­neered hard­wood.

“What I love the most are the big win­dows,” says An­drea, who can’t wait to move in. The home will be com­pleted in Jan­uary. An­drea, who works for Su­per­store, will move first, start­ing a new po­si­tion at the Su­per­store in Penticton with Kelly fol­low­ing in June, when he re­tires from his 32 years at CP Rail.

“We’ve worked hard and saved our money,” says An­drea, not­ing that the prop­er­ties at Sen­dero Canyon are af­ford­able, start­ing at $435,000 in­clud­ing home and lot.

Almost a quar­ter of the lots sold in just over two months. Black­well says WestJet’s an­nounce­ment that it will be com­menc­ing flights to Penticton in Oc­to­ber has added to the de­mand for prop­er­ties.

Penticton real es­tate agent John Green says that un­til re­cently Penticton has flown un­der the radar be­cause it had a lack of hous­ing op­tions.

But all of that is chang­ing, he says, and he be­lieves this quaint town is about to be re­dis­cov­ered on a grand scale.

“This is one of the best places to live in the coun­try,” Green says. PROJECT: Sen­dero Canyon in Penticton, B.C. BUILDER/DE­VEL­OPER: Cana­dian Hori­zons De­vel­op­ment Group in part­ner­ship with Sen­dero Canyon Homes Ltd. PRICE: Homes start at $435,000, in­clud­ing free­hold lot. HOURS: The de­vel­op­ment has two show homes for view­ing at 884 and 903 Holden Rd., Penticton. Hours are Mon­day, Wed­nes­day, Thurs­day and Fri­day from noon to 4 p.m. and Satur­day and Sun­day from noon to 5 p.m. The show homes are closed on Tues­day. IN­FOR­MA­TION: www. sende­ro­canyon.com

Sen­dero Canyons Homes

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