The pandemic has triggered a reassessment of urban living, with a growing number of people looking beyond big city limits in search of more spacious homes and communities where they can be closer to nature. It’s no wonder that more people are discovering Squamish; unofficially named the Recreation Capital of Canada, Squamish has established itself as an attractive place to call home for adventure-seekers, outdoor enthusiasts and nature-lovers alike.
Adding to the town’s adventurous, outdoorsy-appeal is Holborn University Heights: a master-planned community where International Property Award winning homes sit amongst spectacular mountain views. The driving vision behind the masterplan was to synthesize modern architectural design and the expansive natural setting in ways that would ultimately redefine how people view ‘suburban’ communities.
After a successful sales launch, Phase II of Holborn University Heights has become one of Squamish’s most sought-after neighbourhoods. Nestled next to Quest University’s famously beautiful campus, this collection of 51 three- and four-bedroom detached homes masterfully blurs the line between elevated indoor living and the magnetic call of the great outdoors. The masterplan also features two townhome complexes, and a future-planned low-rise condominium.
Talus, the first of the two townhome complexes, sold out in only a few short weeks, and it’s safe to assume that the 10-unit Vista townhome collection (launching Spring 2022) will go just as quickly. With seven distinct single-family home designs to choose from, Holborn University Heights offers a level of architectural variation not commonly found in master-planned communities.
"We wanted to show people that it's possible to achieve the life you've always envisioned, without sacrificing your lifestyle or settling for compromises," says Joo Kim Tiah, principal of Holborn Group. "No other development gives buyers the freedom to choose a home that best represents who they are while offering them the opportunity to live in an unparalleled location surrounded by world-class views."
These contemporary minimalist-style homes feature striking exteriors that balance modern design and natural elements. Metal-clad rooflines boldly contrasted by vertical cedar under-gable panels and linear barcode board detailing to create visually inspirational residences. Each home boasts oversized windows, large sliding doors that lead to patios at both the front and rear, and balconies on the upper levels to maximize enjoyment of the mountain views.
These timeless light-filled modern residences are anchored by award-winning interior designs that feature functional floor plans, high ceilings and engineered oak hardwood flooring throughout. The integrated open main floor layouts have fireplaces in the living rooms, full bathrooms, custom millwork and bonus flex rooms. Each home offers a large two-car garage —with some designs providing main floor mudrooms with ultra-convenient secondary side entrances.
For the culinary inclined, these modern chef-inspired kitchens aim to impress —imagine creating gastronomic delights with your state-of-the-art integrated stainless-steel appliances. Each airy kitchen features large waterfall islands with concrete-coloured quartz countertops and designer pendant lights above, custom crafted millwork and flat-panel cabinetry with modern minimalist drawer pulls.
“We doubled-down on the design elements found in each home,” says Megan Schrader, marketing specialist, Holborn Group. “Each small detail was curated with intention and came together beautifully to create thoughtful interiors that echo the architectural design of our homes’ exteriors.”
This family-friendly neighbourhood features a playground designed with little explorers in mind —with both a mini climbing boulder and a pump-track for honing their adventurous skills. Holborn University Heights offers a close-knit community with a great school system in close proximity; making it an ideal place to raise a family.
With an extensive network of hiking and mountain bike trails at your doorstep, and access to Vancouver or Whistler in under one hour along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway – it doesn’t get much better than Holborn University Heights. Only seven single-family homes remain, five of which will be released next year, so those looking to make this incredible community their home will need to act fast.
Register now at www.holbornuh.ca or contact the sales team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 604-568-7888. The Holborn University Heights sales centre, located in Squamish at 2949 Snowberry Place, is open Thursday to Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with viewings by appointment only.