As Langley continues to grow – according to Statistics Canada, the municipality’s population has increased by 12.6 per cent since 2011 – developers are responding to the demand for housing with a range of new multi-family homes. One of these projects is Winston Terraces, Quadstar Development’s townhome project at 19624 56th Avenue.
Construction has started on the first phase of the 26-townhome development. At just under an acre, the site will accommodate four buildings – two blocks, each with six townhomes, and two blocks, each with seven townhomes – says Malinder Brar, president of Quadstar, a collaboration of local developers, including IMG Group. Collectively, these developers have completed several single-family homes and custom homes in the Lower Mainland and Greater Vancouver.
“The foundations are poured for block one and three and we expect those homes to be ready [for occupation] in about eight months,” says Brar, noting the whole project is scheduled to be complete in 14 or 15 months.
Winston Terraces is a short drive to the Willowbrook Shopping Centre and Brydon Park, and is close to a variety of community centres, schools and restaurants, Brar says.
Director of sales Adil Dinani says the four blocks of townhomes with their brick and Hardie board exteriors will not over-crowd the site, making for a development with a comfortable density.
The two-bedroom homes sized between 1,394 and 1,693 square feet, three-bedroom homes between 1,478 and 1,822 square feet, and four bedrooms at 1,812 square feet appeal to a range of age groups, including first-time buyers, young families and downsizers who want to stay in Langley, but enjoy a smaller home, Dinani says.
In addition to the indoor area, all the homes include spacious rooftop decks.
“We joke that backyards are over-rated when you have a deck like those at Winston Terraces,” says Dinani, referring to the rooftop terraces ranging from 471 to 531 square feet.
The decks, finished with natural cedar planking, all have gas and water hookups that will enable homebuyers to create the outdoor space that best suits them. There’s place for barbecues, an open-air lounge, dining table, a container garden for green thumbs and even a hot tub, Dinani says.
“These terraces are like outdoor rooms. People are intrigued by the size of these spaces – consider a townhome of 1,384 square feet plus a large deck – young buyers and downsizers alike are interested in that amount of outdoor space,” he says.
There are multiple access points to Winston Terraces, including from a back lane, and internal roadways lead to the townhomes. The three-storey townhomes include their own garage (tandem or double side-by-side) on the ground level.
The kitchen is the star attraction on the main level, which also has a balcony, perfect for relaxing and everyday barbecues. The dining room has space for a table and chairs for six or eight people and benefits from over-sized windows that let in plenty of light.
Homebuyers can choose from two colour palettes, light and dark. The colour options are most evident in the kitchen and bathrooms: in the light scheme, the maple cabinetry is white-painted shaker while the flooring (wide-plank laminate) is the darker of two selections, designed to contrast against the light cabinets. In the dark option, grey flat-panel doors give the kitchen its character, along with lighter floors.
“The kitchen is the heart of the home. As you enter the main floor, the kitchen welcomes you,” Dinani says.
The cabinets, with soft close mechanisms on the doors and drawers, are full ceiling height (nine feet).
“Downsizers, particularly, are starved for storage space,” Dinani notes.
Both schemes feature white quartz countertops, under cabinet lighting and marble-look porcelain tile backsplashes.
The kitchen islands range from seven to eight feet, depending on the floor plan, with a generous overhang to accommodate several bar stools. The island is also home to the undermount sink with a stylish black matte faucet and the dishwasher. The major appliances are by KitchenAid, including a full gas range and a refrigerator with french doors and bottom-mount freezer.
In the bathrooms, the countertops are the same as the kitchens and the vanities follow the colour palette choice and feature trendy matte black faucets. In the ensuite bathrooms, frameless glass shower enclosures and marble-look porcelain floor and wall tiles contribute to a fresh and stylish ambience. The single-sink vanities are complemented by a ceiling-height mirror, and the space is lit with LED pot lights, Dinani says.
These modern homes also offer a connected lifestyle, with ‘smart home’ technology, including Nest thermostats and USB outlets throughout, enabling homeowners to take advantage of technology, energy savings and convenience.
The sales centre for Winston Terraces features a board room program at the Royal LePage West office at 9965 152nd Street in Surrey.
Project address: 19624 56 Avenue, Langley
Developer: Malinder Brar, president of Quadstar Development
Architect: F. Adab Architects
Project size: 26 townhomes
Bedrooms: two, three and four bedrooms
Unit size: 1,394 – 1,822 square feet
Price: From $550,900
Sales centre: Board room program at Royal LePage West brokerage office: 9965 152nd Sreet, Surrey
Sales centre hours: By appointment