Article by: Sheryl Grey
The Sunshine Coast is a scenic stretch of rustic and natural landscape, dotted with charming seaside towns and cabin clusters. Gibsons is the first stop off the 40-minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay, making it a simple commute from the Lower Mainland. There’s an easy, “island” feeling after disembarking and heading west, as the fragrance of salt water remains in the air, and towering, leafy forests dot the landscape.
Gibsons offers an amazing array of opportunities for arts, sports and leisure, both inside and out. The coastal climate provides residents with plenty of great days to hike the Soames trail, take the boat out from the nearby Gibsons Marina, hit the beach or cycle the Sunshine Coast highway to provincial parks and trails. The area is also a treasure trove of artisan shops and studios, with the art of coastal living coming to life in clay, glass and other mediums.
Soames Place is a new condominium residence in Gibson’s urban core, with shops and services on the main level, and three residential stories above. Offering a total of 28 homes, Soames Place is sized perfectly for a great sense of community and friendly neighbours. The central location is handy to public transit, shopping and schools, making it equally appealing to first-time buyers as well as those looking to simplify and downsize.
“We’re offering real urban lifestyle with these homes. The mix of commercial and residential use is newer for Gibsons, and we’re anticipating that our home owners will really appreciate having the additional conveniences literally on their doorstep,” says Cody Robinson, realtor with the Robinson Group, Sutton West Coast Realty. “The central location is fantastic; the neighbourhood provides all the amenities, shops and services that people require within walking distance.”
The three residential floors are each a bit different in design. The second floor has 10 homes, and each has an amazing 400-500 sq.ft balcony, which offers space to entertain, relax, or just soak up a bit of the scenery. The third floor also has 10 homes, some with ocean views, and all with private balconies. Up on top, these eight homes have magnificent vaulted ceilings that give a big-city, “loft-like” feel to the living space.
Homes at Soames Place are available in five floor plans that offer open designs and flexible functionality. Each home’s two bedrooms are on either side of the main living space, providing privacy for guests or quiet space for younger family members. The main area design flows openly to move focus from kitchen and dining over to entertaining space as an evening wears on. Finishings are a decidedly West Coast look, with lighter tones on walls, cabinetry and walls, which add to the overall spacious ambiance.
Kitchens and bathrooms have modern appeal, from quartz countertops to stainless steel appliance packages to large porcelain tile on bathroom floors and frameless showers. Kitchen appliances lay flush with cabinetry, and counter space gives way to extra seating for quick meals or conversation. Ensuite bathrooms are spacious, and feature deep soaker tubs for spa-like luxury, and dual undermount sink vanities which are both stylish and convenient.
Soames Place is located at 875 Gibsons Way in Gibsons, on the Sunshine Coast. Two-bedroom condominium homes start at $299,900 and range from 827 to 977 sq.ft. For more information or to register for updates, call the sales team at:
Sales Centre: 1-866-565-6537 (Lynnette or Cody Robinson)
or visit www.soamesplace.com.