Coastal Custom Homes is Building Beyond the Step Code Standard

The BC Energy Step Code is a compliance path that requires a level of energy efficiency in new residential construction that goes above and beyond the requirements of the BC Building Code. At Coastal Custom Homes we build new energy-efficient homes that exceed the City of Courtenay’s Energy Step Code 2 requirements. We build to the Step Code 3 standard and incorporate some of the energy-efficient standards in Step Code 4.

We integrate high-performance designs, materials and systems into all of our new homes. In addition, energy modelling software is used in design phase pre-construction and on-site testing during construction to demonstrate that our new homes meet and exceed the requirements of Step Code 2.

What does this mean to you, the new homeowner?

Many of the differences in our new homes will be invisible to the naked eye because the improvements are built into the very fabric of the new home—the insulation, windows, the heating system, water heating system, lighting and the attention to construction details. Occupants living in our homes enjoy the feeling of increased comfort and reduced energy bills.

Our new homes will be quieter as a result of using higher quality doors and windows which reduce the amount of outside noise filtering in. The heating and ventilation system will be quieter. The custom cabinets in the kitchen include soft close hinges. All of these upgrades provide you, the new homeowner with a sense of well-being in your new home.

A new home built to BC Energy Step Code 3 requires 20% less energy for heating and cooling, helping to significantly reduce energy bills. We are also the first builder at The Ridge and in the Comox Valley to supply solar panels on all of our homes for sale reducing your electricity bills from the moment you move in. Tucked away unobtrusively on the side of the roof, these solar panels provide a free renewable source of energy for years to come.

Building Net Zero Homes

We are custom home builders and we will build to the standards of a Net Zero Home which produces as much energy as the occupants consume. We are excited to participate in this initiative as a Net Zero Home’s energy performance is 100% better than homes built to code. Contact us for a free consultation regarding a custom home.

New Home with Secondary Suite Under Construction

We have a new 3,022 sq. ft. two-storey home under construction which includes a private secondary suite of 937 sq. ft. These suites are gaining popularity for use as a separate living area for other family members or to be used to generate income. This new home will be built to Step Code 3 standards and will be ready for occupancy in the fall of 2020. The mountain and ocean views are spectacular from this home!

Location: 3332 Harbourview Blvd. Courtenay, BC on Vancouver Island
Price: $849,900
For more information, contact Dean Vershuur Cell: 250-465-2205
Email: Dean@coastalcustomhomes.ca

The Comox Valley Offers a Healthy Lifestyle for All Ages

The Comox Valley on beautiful Vancouver Island is one of the top communities for families of all ages to relocate to. This is the perfect home base for Vancouver Island adventures and is quickly becoming known as one of the “go-to” places for outdoor recreation 365 days of the year. There are activities year-round for people of all ages. The Comox Valley, comprised of the communities of Courtenay, Comox and Cumberland, is one of the most beautiful regions on Vancouver Island to live. 

Healthy Lifestyle Year-Round Activities available in the region:
Easy, moderate and adventure hiking
River, lake and ocean fishing
Ocean kayaking, paddle boarding, swimming
Beach and trail walking
Mountain biking in Cumberland
Snow sports at Mount Washington
Tennis and other racket sports
Golfing

There are hundreds more activities to be involved in such as hockey, skating, soccer, baseball, basketball, and swimming,  for toddlers through to Masters divisions. There is an active community of seniors who enjoy participating in a variety of programs at the Florence Filberg Centre in Courtenay and who offer and participate in programs at the Elder College. There are clubs of all kinds that have something to offer people with a variety of interests.

New residents choose the Comox Valley because of the amenities such as:
Comox Airport (YQQ)
North Island College
Comox Valley Aquatic Centre
Comox Valley Hospital
Local Farmers Market
Vibrant Downtown
Casual and Upscale Dining
Kingfisher and Old House Spas
Libraries, Community Centres, Theatres

For the past two years Coastal Custom Homes has been building custom homes at The Ridge in Courtenay, B.C. Recently our new homeowners have been welcomed to The Ridge neighbourhood from Victoria, the Fraser Valley and Calgary. We are starting construction on a new two-storey home that includes a secondary suite. This home will be ready for occupancy in September and is located at 3332 Harbourview Blvd., Courtenay, B.C.

Our team at Coastal Custom Homes is proud to call the Comox Valley home. We are custom home builders currently building new homes in the Courtenay community of The Ridge. We have many new lots to choose from, some offering stunning mountain and ocean views.

Have you been thinking of building a new custom home? We are here to help! Contact us for a free consultation regarding a custom home for you and your family. We look forward to hearing from you.

Coastal Custom Homes, Dean Verschuur
Cell: 250-465-2205
Dean@coastalcustomhomes.ca

New Home for Sale with Secondary Suite on Vancouver Island

We are pleased to begin construction on a new home located at 3332 Harbourview Blvd. at The Ridge in Courtenay, BC on Vancouver Island. This two-storey floor plan provides a total of 3,022 sq. ft. which includes a separate secondary suite. The main living area is 2,085 sq. ft. and the secondary suite has 937 sq. ft. 

The main part of the home is very spacious and has three bedrooms, three baths, and a large kitchen which opens to the family room and dining room. It also has a balcony overlooking the Comox Bay and the mainland mountains. The view is spectacular! 

Secondary Suites Grows in Popularity

A secondary suite or in-law suite is defined as an additional dwelling unit attached to the main home. Secondary suites are popular as more people are adding separate accommodation to help a family member to stay independent or to increase their monthly income by renting out the suite. This suite has a separate entrance which is located away from the main entrance of the house, ensuring privacy for the families who live here.

Living at The Ridge

The Ridge is a new community surrounded by stunning ocean and mountain views, located in Courtenay on Vancouver Island. The iconic Comox Glacier can be seen from many locations at The Ridge. We choose to build our new homes in this new home community because the developer is committed to building a connected community with design guidelines in place. This neighbourhood is known for welcoming newcomers to the area and has a mix of residents who include parents with young children, retirees and empty nesters. The large park in The Ridge neighbourhood provides many opportunities to meet friends at the playground, walk the dog or have a game of friendly soccer.

Interior Design 

At Coastal Custom Homes we design original homes. Tiffany Vershuur is the interior designer on our team and her expertise brings a sense of comfort, functionality and West Coast elegance to the floorplan of this home. We are proud to provide our clients with an energy-efficient home that is beautiful inside and out. We have the passion, expertise, and the dedicated team to build a home to suit your lifestyle.

Customize This Home

We are just starting construction on this home and will be working on the interior in June. You have time to add your own touches to this home, with choices for flooring, lighting, cabinet style, colours and finishes. Contact us soon to receive an updated floor plan and more information. Contact us by phone or email.

Price: $849,900

With the COVID-19 situation, we are committed to offering a safe environment to view this home site for sale. The health and safety of everyone is our primary concern at this time. 

Contact Dean Vershuur at Coastal Custom Homes:
Cell: 250-465-2205
Email:
Dean@coastalcustomhomes.ca

New Rancher for Sale at 3409 Marygrove Drive in Courtenay, BC

New incentives on this home, bring your offers to us!

Please Note: With the situation around COVID-19 continuing to develop we are committed to offering a safe environment to view this home for sale. Coastal Custom Homes will show this home by appointment to one client(s) at a time. People viewing this home will be screened to see if they have been healthy. We will also be cleaning and sanitizing this home after every viewing and when you come to look at this home, you will be asked to wear gloves, which we will supply. The health and safety of everyone is our primary concern at this time.

This beautifully finished new home is ready for you to move in! The yard is fully landscaped and enclosed with cedar fencing.

Our team at Coastal Custom Homes has put a lot of thought into the design of this new home. Tiffany Vershuur is the interior designer on the team and her expertise brings a sense of functionality and West Coast elegance to the floorplan of this home.

Our team at Coastal Custom Homes understands the importance of a decision to purchase a new home. We go above and beyond to bring you the best in new technology and products to ensure that our homes are healthy and comfortable. 

Top of the line products included in this home:

  • Engineered hardwood flooring 
  • HVAC system (Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning)
  • Two-sided gas fireplace linking the great room and master bedroom
  • Quartz countertops
  • Heated tile flooring 
  • Custom designed kitchen cabinets
  • Solar panels
  • Built-vacuum system
  • Elegant wainscotting
  • Sheer roller blinds

This spacious 1,551 sq. ft. rancher style home has three bedrooms. The great room and main living area are designed in a transitional style with high ceilings. A two-sided gas fireplace is the focal point of the great room, adding warmth and ambiance to both the main living area and the master bedroom. 

Enjoy the spa-like ensuite with a soaker bathtub, a separate tiled walk-in shower, double sinks, quartz countertops and heated tile flooring. Additionally, an extra large storage space with six-foot ceilings is accessible from the garage, the perfect spot to store recreational equipment. This home also has two outdoor patios, ideal for entertaining and enjoying the mild Comox Valley weather all year round. 

This is the first new home in The Ridge neighbourhood to include solar panels, which will significantly reduce your energy bills for the lifespan of the home. These panels are tucked away unobtrusively on the side of the roof and will provide a free renewable source of energy for years to come. 

If you are looking for a new one-level home in a desirable and scenic neighbourhood, take a tour of this new rancher-style home in The Ridge community in Courtenay, B.C. Home is where the heart is! 

Thinking of a bigger home? We are currently building a large two-storey home on Harbourview Boulevard at The Ridge, which includes a secondary suite that can be used for independent family members or as a mortgage helper. Enjoy the spectacular ocean and mountain views from this home. 

Location 3409 Marygrove Drive, Courtenay, B.C.
New incentives on this home, bring your offers to us. Asking Price: $663,000
Viewings by appointment
Realtor: Dean Thompson, Remax Ocean Pacific Realty
Cell: 250.898.4777 or Email: dean@deanthompson.ca

OR call Dean Vershuur at Coastal Custom Homes at:
Cell: 250-465-2205   Email: Dean@coastalcustomhomes.ca

Posted on March 26, 2020 – Availability and price subject to change without notice.

Happy Valentines Day | Home is Where the Heart Is!

Often, we hear stories from our clients about “falling in love with a new home.” We know that it is a big, life-changing decision to choose a new home for you and your family. We understand and we make the extra effort when building our homes to ensure that they are healthy and comfortable. 

We use top of the line HVAC systems providing many benefits to the ventilation system. This improves air regulation, stops condensation and controls air impurities, adding to a healthy home environment. 

This home is built with comfort in mind, surrounding you and your family with a sense of well-being every day. This means that we have a keen eye on the design and flow of the home and that we use products to provide natural warmth.

This new home for sale has just been completed and is ready for occupancy. Take a tour of this home and you will fall in love with it. Why? It is a home with a heart and it will feel right for so many reasons. 

This custom-designed three-bedroom rancher-style home features 1,551 sq. ft. designed in a transitional style with high ceilings. A two-sided gas fireplace is the focal point of this room, adding warmth and ambiance to both the main living area and the master bedroom. Engineered hardwood flooring in a light oak colour runs throughout the home. 

You will love the indulgence of a luxurious bathtub in the spa-like ensuite. Also included is a separate tiled walk-in shower, double sinks, quartz countertops and heated tile floors – this is the perfect area to retreat to. 

Do you love a place to store seasonal items? This home has a large storage area offering 1,551 sq. ft. of unfinished space beneath the house finished with a six-foot ceiling. 

This is the first new home in The Ridge to include solar panels, significantly reducing your energy bills from the moment you move in. Tucked away unobtrusively on the side of the roof, these solar panels will provide a free renewable source of energy for years to come. 

Come and take a tour of this home and you will know that it is the perfect choice for you and your family. Home is where the heart is!

Open House: 1-3 pm Saturday
Location 3409 Marygrove Drive, Courtenay, B.C.
Price: $670,000

Realtor: Dean Thompson, Remax Ocean Pacific Realty
Cell: 250.898.4777 or Email: dean@deanthompson.ca
OR call Dean for a personal tour.

Top Ten Reasons to Move to Vancouver Island

City life does have its perks especially if you want to be in the heart of the hustle and bustle. However, if you find your priorities are changing, you might want to consider moving to Vancouver Island.

Why? Spectacular scenery and easy access to beaches, clean air, 12 months of recreation, and small-town vibes are just a few of the reasons. Vancouver Island is home to some of Canada’s best places to live, according to Maclean’s magazine’s new survey published in the summer of 2019.

Maclean’s researchers gathered data from 415 towns and cities across the country and compared them in the following categories: Wealth and economy, affordability, population growth, taxes, commute, crime, weather, access to health care, amenities and culture. Twelve communities profiled in the top 200 list are located on Vancouver Island.

Here are some of the reasons people take into consideration when moving to beautiful Vancouver Island:
Top Ten Reasons to Move to Vancouver Island

  1. World-class scenery
  2. Year-round outdoor recreation
  3. Lifestyle
  4. Less Traffic
  5. Affordability
  6. Milder climate
  7. Vibrant Culture, arts and festivals scene
  8. Locally grown food, beer and wine
  9. Economic stability
  10. Welcoming communities

Moving to Vancouver Island will immerse you in a lifestyle rich in scenic splendour and outdoor activities for people of all ages. Enjoy the lush rainforests home to trees over 1,000 years old, the hundreds of kilometres of ocean shoreline and the beauty of the mountain ranges. This is a place where you can enjoy skiing, golfing and boating on the same day!

The Comox Valley, comprised of Courtenay, Comox and Cumberland, is one of the most beautiful Vancouver Island communities to live in and is more affordable than Victoria or Nanaimo. Voted one of the friendliest communities in Canada according to Expedia, Courtenay offers many opportunities to live, work and play.

Our team at Coastal Custom Homes is proud to call the Comox Valley home. We are custom home builders currently building new homes in the Courtenay community of The Ridge. We are here to help if you are thinking of building a new custom home. Contact us for a free consultation, we look forward to hearing from you.

Coastal Custom Homes, Dean Verschuur
Cell: 250-465-2205
Dean@coastalcustomhomes.ca

Come to our Open House in January!

Our new rancher home is nearing completion and will be ready to show during our open house days in January.

This custom designed 1,551 sq. ft. rancher/bungalow style home has two bedrooms and an additional room to accommodate a third bedroom or it can be used as an office, exercise or media room. The main living area is designed in a transitional style with high ceilings and is beautifully finished with engineered hardwood flooring and modern light fixtures. A two-sided gas fireplace is the focal point of this room, adding warmth and ambiance to both the main living area and the master bedroom.

A spa-like ensuite with a stand-alone soaker bathtub, a separate tiled walk-in shower, double sinks, quartz countertops and heated tile floors is the perfect area to retreat to. An airy, walk-in closet is located adjacent to the master bedroom.

The large storage area is a unique feature of this home, as it offers 1,551 sq. ft. of unfinished space beneath the house and it has a six-foot ceiling. This storage area is perfect for storing recreational and seasonal items and can be used as a wine cellar.

This is one of the first new homes in Courtenay to feature solar panels. Tucked away unobtrusively on the side of the roof, these solar panels will provide a free renewable source of energy for years to come. Energy bills will be significantly reduced from the moment you move in.

This new home for sale will be ready for occupancy in December 2019. Coastal Custom Homes is known for high-end finishes and classic West Coast design. This home is located at 3409 Marygrove Drive in Courtenay, B.C.

Price: $670,000.

Thinking of a bigger home? We are building a large two-storey home on Harbourview Boulevard at The Ridge, which includes a secondary suite that can be used for independent family members or as a mortgage helper. Enjoy the spectacular ocean and mountain views from this home.

Contact us for more information: Coastal Custom Homes, Dean Verschuur
Cell: 250-465-2205
Email: Dean@coastalcustomhomes.ca

New Rancher/Bungalow For Sale in the Comox Valley

Coastal Custom Homes is quickly becoming known for our elegant ‘high-end” finishes and for our classic, West Coast design in the homes that we build in the Comox Valley. 

Tiffany Verschuur plays an important role as our in-house professional interior designer. Tiffany’s expertise and passion combined with the high-quality craftsmanship of the Coastal Custom Homes team assists us to build new custom homes that are beautiful, functional and energy-efficient. 

Top 10 Reasons for choosing our 1,551 sq. ft. home rancher/bungalow home for sale at 3409 Marygrove Drive in Courtenay, B.C. on Vancouver Island:

  1. Engineered hardwood flooring
  2. Full height kitchen cabinets with soft close cabinetry and quartz or granite countertops
  3. Under-cabinet lighting and contemporary, elegant pendant lighting
  4. Designer tile in bathrooms with walk-in tile showers and heated tile flooring in the master bedroom
  5. A see-through linear gas fireplace with access from the master bedroom and the living room. 
  6. Heat Recovery Ventilation  (HRV) and top of the line YORK heat pump
  7. Six foot high storage area (crawl space) of 1,551 sq. ft. of unfinished space beneath the house 
  8. Double car garage, with roughed in wiring for electric/hybrid car charging
  9. Wider hallways and stairs for easier mobility for 55+
  10. Solar panels on the roof will provide a free renewable source of energy 

We are dedicated to providing a well designed and comfortable home that is beautiful inside and out. We are proud to be the very first builder within The Ridge community in Courtenay, BC to offer solar panels and a complete energy system in this rancher/bungalow style home for sale. Solar panels provide a free renewable source of energy and savings will start immediately.

This home is located at 3409 Marygrove Drive in Courtenay BC and will be completed in December, just in time for the Christmas holidays!
Price: $670,000
Dean Verschuur
Cell: 250-465-2205
Dean@coastalcustomhomes.ca

Solar Panels on New Rancher for Sale by Builder | Courtenay, B.C.

We are very excited to announce that our new custom-designed rancher includes solar panels on the roof of the home! This home is located at 3409 Marygrove Drive, Courtenay B.C. in the desirable neighbourhood of The Ridge. Coastal Custom Homes is proud to be the very first builder within The Ridge community to offer solar panels and a complete energy system.

Solar panels provide a free renewable source of energy that is sustainable, non-polluting and does not emit any greenhouse gases when producing electricity.

Energy bills will be reduced or eliminated, savings will start immediately and your home will increase in value by approximately 4-5%. You will have long term savings forever in your electricity bills, plus you will be living in a beautiful home!

There are so many reasons to consider this custom-designed rancher as your next home. The 1,551 sq. ft. floor plan features two bedrooms, a den/office space and two bathrooms.

The open concept kitchen includes stained shaker cabinets, granite countertops, marble backsplash and a large island with a seating area. White oak engineered flooring runs throughout the elegant kitchen, dining room and great room. 

A stunning see-through gas fireplace is enjoyed from the great room and master bedroom. You can cozy up to the fireplace in either room. The master bedroom has a spacious walk-in closet and the ensuite showcases a separate tiled shower, a soaker bathtub, double sinks and heated tile floors – a perfect retreat.

One of the main features of this home is the large 6-foot crawl space, which offers 1,551 sq. ft. of unfinished storage space underneath the house. It is the perfect spot to have a wine cellar or store recreational and seasonal items. Easy access is provided by a set of stairs in the garage. 

Keeping with our goal to make our homes as “green” as possible, we have also included roughed-in electrical wiring in the garage for an electric or hybrid car. 

The large garage has parking for two cars, with additional parking in the driveway. A complete landscaping package is also included.

This home may be the “forever home” you have been looking for! Solar panels to create ongoing energy for your use, a spacious floor plan, beautiful finishes, large storage area and more. This home is available for quick possession and is scheduled to be completed by December 2019. 

Location: 3409 Marygrove Drive, Courtenay, B.C.
Price: $670,000

Interested in another style of home? Contact us to meet with our design and construction team and we can help to integrate your lifestyle with the home of your dreams for you and your family.

Find out more about The Ridge, a friendly and welcoming community. Take in the spectacular mountain and ocean views every day and find out why the residents love living here! 

We look forward to meeting you.
Builder: Coastal Custom Homes, Dean Verschuur
Cell: 250-465-2205
Dean@coastalcustomhomes.ca

New Rancher Home for Sale | The Ridge in Courtenay, BC

Coastal Custom Homes is excited to have a new rancher-style home under construction on Marygrove Crescent at The Ridge, a popular neighbourhood in Courtenay, B.C.

This new custom design offers a well thought out floor plan of 1,551 sq. ft. which features two bedrooms, a den/office space and two bathrooms. The extra bedroom can be used as a guest room, a media room or an exercise area. 

Outside, the front entrance is finished with West Coast timber accents. From the minute you walk in the front door you will feel the spaciousness of this elegant design as you are greeted with 12 ft. high ceilings in the foyer and living room. A stunning see-through gas fireplace is the main focal point in the great room. The modern kitchen includes two-tone, stained shaker cabinets, granite countertops, marble backsplash and a large island complete with a seating area. White oak engineered flooring runs throughout the open concept kitchen, dining room and great room. 

While in your master bedroom, you can cozy up to the other side of the see-through gas fireplace. One fireplace, two rooms of enjoyment! The spa-like ensuite includes a soaker bathtub, a separate tiled shower, double sinks and heated tile floors – the perfect retreat.

The large garage has parking for two cars, with additional parking in the driveway. This home will also include roughed-in electrical wiring in the garage for an electric or hybrid car. 

This single-storey home has an extremely large 6-foot crawl space, which offers 1,551 sq. ft. of unfinished storage space underneath the house. It is the perfect spot to store recreational equipment, seasonal decorations, camping gear and more. This area, which is accessed by a set of stairs in the garage, doubles your square footage on the main floor.

We have three new homes in the design phase right now that we will be building at The Ridge in Courtenay, B.C. Contact us to meet with our in-house interior designer, Tiffany Vershuur, to have one of these homes built with custom finishes to fit your family’s lifestyle. Find out more about this amazing community, which features mountain and ocean views and is so close to all of the amenities in Courtenay. The residents love living here!

Contact us for more information about this home, or one of the other homes we are building. Thinking of building a custom home? We can help with that! Bring us your plans and ideas and we will help turn your dream home into a reality.

Contact us:
Builder: Coastal Custom Homes, Dean Verschuur
Cell: 250-465-2205
Dean@coastalcustomhomes.ca

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