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Mar 18, 2020
As spring takes hold on Vancouver Island, Phase 3 at The Ridge in Courtenay, BC is now seeing a number of new homes under construction by their preferred builders. This week we feature new homes by Lawmar Contracting, who has built homes in this planned community since the beginning.
The Ridge is an ocean and mountain view community in south Courtenay in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. This friendly neighbourhood already has more than 100 new homes built, with neighbours ready to welcome you! They “Love Living at The Ridge!”
Lawmar Contracting is a family-run business that has been building new homes in the Comox Valley for the past 25 years. They were one of the first builders in The Ridge.
Current Homes for Sale at The Ridge by Builder Lawmar Contracting
3309 Harbourview Blvd., Courtenay, B.C.
3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1,619 sq. ft.
3368 Harbourview Blvd., Courtenay, B.C.
3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2020 sq. ft.
3322 Harbourview Blvd., Courtenay, B.C.
4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 3,190 sq. ft. This home includes a secondary suite.
4142 Chancellor Crescent, Courtenay, B.C.
4 bedrooms,3 baths, 3,742 sq. ft.
Imagine looking east towards the Strait of Georgia, the mainland mountains and the Comox Marina while watching the sunrise from your new home, or sitting on your deck or patio and watching the sun set over the Comox Glacier and the Beaufort Mountains. The views, the lifestyle, the enjoyment are yours when you live at The Ridge!
For more information about finding your perfect home at The Ridge:
Visit the open house at 3322 Harbourview Blvd., Courtenay, BC from 12-2 pm
Or contact Tracy Fotgmann, Realtor for more information and for a tour of the homes for sale.
Note: Times of the open houses may change, please check with the realtors for more information. Prices and availability may change without notice.
Posted March 18, 2020
Mar 13, 2020
Bill Larson has been building custom homes in the Comox Valley for over 20 years. He seems to be the “go-to builder” in the Crown Isle area as he has gained a reputation for designing and building high quality West-Coast style custom homes. With his team at Integra Homes he provides his custom home clients with a step by step process from design to construction to deliver beautiful homes built to suit their lifestyle.
Currently, Integra Homes has five premier lots to choose from in the new residential area of Cambridge Park Estates located on Crown Isle Drive in Courtenay, B.C. This area is one of the prettiest in Crown Isle as numerous homes are located along the 13th and 14th Fairways and other homes back onto the natural forest. Stunning views of the Crown Isle Golf Course and the spectacular Comox Glacier are available from this location.
Cambridge Park Estates - Choose a Lot and Build Your Custom Home
Integra Homes is taking reservations for building new custom homes in this popular 67 lot subdivision. You can choose from one of the five lots remaining that Integra Homes has reserved or you can choose one of the new homes under construction. These spacious homes for sale are in the perfect location - close the Crown Isle shopping centre, the Comox Valley Aquatic Centre, North Island College, the new Comox Valley Hospital, schools, the Comox Valley (YQQ) airport and more.
New Rancher located at 2463 Crown Isle Drive, Courtenay, B.C.
This three bedroom, two bath rancher features 1,730 sq. ft.
Ready for occupancy in April 2020
New 1½ Storey Home at 2487 Crown Isle Drive, Courtenay, B.C.
This 1½ storey floor plan features 2,432 sq. ft.
Call for pricing details
Ready for occupancy in April 2020
New Rancher located at 2525 Crown Isle Drive, Courtenay, B.C.
This three bedroom, two bath rancher features 2,000 sq. ft.
Call for pricing details
Note: Under construction
Contact Integra Homes to view one of these homes for sale or visit them at their Sales Centre, located at:
710 Birkdale Place, Courtenay, BC
Open House Hours: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 1 to 4pm
Integra Homes, Bill Larson
Cell: 250.331.1877 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dec 07, 2019
All of the preferred builders at The Ridge in Courtenay, BC now have homes under construction and many of these new homes are almost ready for you to move in!
Coastal Custom Homes is one of these preferred builders, who have been building at The Ridge since 2017. They currently have a rancher-style home under construction which is unique because of the solar panels installed on the roof. This is one of the first new homes in the Comox Valley to feature solar panels.
This 1,551 sq. ft. single storey home features an open concept floor plan. The centre piece of any home is the kitchen, and this one does not disappoint, with stained shaker cabinets, granite countertops, marble backsplash and a large island complete with a seating area. White oak engineered flooring provides a timeless look in the living room, dining room and kitchen.
The master suite features a large walk-in closet and a spa-like ensuite. Cozy up to the see-through gas fireplace in either the master bedroom or living room.
Another unique feature of this home is the storage area accessible from the garage. This unfinished space beneath the house covers the entire 1,551 sq. ft. and has a six-foot ceiling. This area is perfect for storing recreational and seasonal items, or use it as a wine cellar.
This home is located at 3409 Marygrove Drive in Courtenay, BC, will be ready for occupancy this month.
Nov 27, 2019
The Ridge in Courtenay, BC is seeing an influx of families moving into their new home community. They often move from Metro Vancouver, other areas of BC, Alberta and beyond to enjoy the stunning scenery, recreaional opportunities and temperate climate.
To make building your new home as seamless as possible, Buckstone Investments Inc., the developer of The Ridge, has partnered with several preferred builders to ensure that everyone moving into a new home at The Ridge has easy access to reputable builders.
One of these preferred builders, Grand Legacy Homes, currently has two new homes under construction and for sale at The Ridge:
Located at 3318 Harbourview Blvd. this 1,620 sq. ft. rancher/bungalow-style home offers three bedrooms and two full baths. Features ofthe deluxe home include an open concept kitchen, natural gas fireplace, a double car garage and more. This home will be ready for occupancy in the Spring of 2020.
At 4136 Chancellor Crescent, the second featured home offers more than 3,000 sq. ft. in a desirable rancher-style design with a walk-out basement. This lower level walk-out area will include a private two-bedroom secondary suite, with its own private entrance. From this home, you'll enjoy the panoramic views of the ocean and mainland mountains.
For more information or to arrange a tour, contact realtor Christiaan Horsfall Personal Real Estate Corporation, RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realty
Direct: 250.702.7150 Office: 250.339.2021
OR contact the builder Grand Legacy Homes, Wayne Schick
Come to The Ridge and see for yourself, why homeowners “Love Living at The Ridge!” Are you interested in building a custom home at The Ridge? Find out more information about newly available homes and lots in Phase 3A.
Contact Bruce Clapham Phone 250.650.8588
Oct 18, 2019
Coastal Custom Homes, a custom home builder in Courtenay, B.C. has a rancher-style home under construction which has solar panels installed on the roof. This is one of the first new homes in the Comox Valley to feature solar panels and it is for sale!
Solar panels produce 5 to 10 times less carbon emissions per unit of energy relative to natural gas. 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 into this beautiful new home.
This 1,551 sq. ft. home has been designed in a transitional style and features an open concept floor plan. The kitchen features custom shaker cabinets, a large island with eating bar and has granite countertops throughout. White oak engineered flooring provides a timeless and beautiful look in the living room, dining room and kitchen.
The master bedroom area of this home features a large walk-in closet and ensuite which includes a stand alone soaker bathtub, a separate tiled shower, double sinks, quartz countertops and heated tile floors.
A see-through gas fireplace is one of the highlights of this home, as it can be enjoyed from both the master bedroom and the living room.
A very large separate storage area has been built into this home, with access from the garage. It offers 1,551 sq. ft. of unfinished space beneath the house with a six-foot ceiling. This type of storage area is perfect for storing seasonal items or recreational items, and is also suitable as a wine cellar.
This new home for sale will be completed in December 2019. Coastal Custom Homes is one of the premier custom home builders in the Comox Valley and is quickly becoming known for their “high-end” finishes and for their classic, West Coast design.
This home is located at 3409 Marygrove Drive in Courtenay, B.C.
Sep 08, 2019
Phase 3A has brought 48 residential lots to the market at The Ridge, a popular neighbourhood in Courtenay. Phases 1 and 2 are sold out with more than 100 new homes now in the community. The preferred builders at The Ridge are working hard to keep up with demand, and currenlty have many new homes under construction for custom clients and as spec homes. With a broad a variety of floorplans, there are many distinctive homestyles to choose from at The Ridge.
Both rancher/bungalow and two-storey homes are popular at The Ridge, for retirees and young families, who want open space to entertain or spend time together, and enough privacy for guests or kids.
Homes with a walk-out basement are a popular option at The Ridge, as all lots are zoned to accommodate secondary suites. The basement can be finished to create extra living space for your family, or create a secondary suite that can be rented or occupied by extended family. A separate entrance can provide direct access to this area of the home.
Many of the new homes being built in this new phase at The Ridge will feature beautiful mountain and ocean views. You'll see the Mainland mountains, Comox Bay and the Comox Marina while you drive down the aptly-named Harbourview Boulevard, a wide, gently curved road that runs through Phase 3A. Lots on the southside of Harbourview Blvd. feature a forested park as a backdrop, providing natural green space for homeowners.
Contact these or their other preferred builders to find out more about their homes under construction:
Two new homes are under construction:
A 1,595 sq. ft. rancher is being built at 3309 Harbourview Blvd. Price: $669,900.
A large 2,980 sq. ft.home with a secondary suite is located at 3322 Harbourview Blvd. Price: $799,900.
For a tour, contact: Lawrie McIntyre, Lawmar Contracting
Phone: 250.338.7637 Email: email@example.com
Coastal Custom Homes
A 1,551 sq. ft. rancher is under construction at 3409 Marygrove Crescent. Price: $670,000.
For more information, contact Dean Vershuur, Coastal Custom Homes
Phone: 250.465.2205 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prices and availability of homes subject to change without notice.
Apr 12, 2019
Custom builder Integra Homes has been building new homes in the Comox Valley for more than 30 years. They have recently started construction of new homes in two new subdivisions, Cambridge Park Estates and THE RISE in the Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community in Courtenay, BC
Integra Homes has reserved 10 residential lots with mountain and forest views in Cambridge Park Estates within the Crown Isle community. They are accepting reservations for building new custom homes in this new neighbourhood.
You can choose one of the many lots that Integra Homes has reserved or you can choose from any of the available lots that are remaining. Many of these lots will have homes built on them that will back onto the nature park providing residents with privacy and a view of the forest.
Integra Homes also have a few lots reserved that will give new custom homeowners unobstructed views of the Comox Glacier providing stunning scenery on a year-round basis.
Enjoy the view of the Comox Glacier, the Crown Isle golf fairways and the forested park from this location.
Choose your lot and combine it with one of the many custom home plans and you can be living in the Comox Valley, on Vancouver Island by the end of 2019!
Living in the Crown Isle community Courtenay embodies West Coast living on beautiful Vancouver Island. Enjoy the temperate climate and world-class scenery all year round. Walking trails are at your doorstep and the Crown Isle clubhouse, shopping centre, Aquatic Centre, and Comox Valley Hospital are just minutes away.
2040 Norfolk Way, Courtenay, BC
Hours: 1pm to 4pm on Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Or, for a personal tour outside of the open house hours, contact:
Bill Larson Cell: 250-331-1877 Email: email@example.com
Prices of new custom homes start at $890,000
Pricing and Reservations are subject to change without notice
Feb 11, 2019
Jan 30, 2019
The new home community of The Ridge, located in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, already has more than 100 new homes built by their preferred builders. In this update, 1stView highlights three new homes for sale and ready for occupancy by builders Lawmar Contracting, Coastal Custom Homes and Brando Construction. Take a tour and enjoy the amazing views at The Ridge!
Lawmar Contracting – 4190 Remi Place, Courtenay, BC. Price: $699,900, MLS #448508
New two level 2,336 sq. ft home offers space for 3 or 4 bedrooms plus 2.5 baths. The master bedroom includes an elegant ensuite with a soaker tub, separate shower, floating cabinets, a radiant heated floor and double sinks. The master bedroom also has access to a large walk-in closet with built-in shelving.
Vaulted ceilings reach the second level of the house in the great room, which is open to a modern kitchen and dining room. An outside deck is located off of the dining room, with easy access for barbecuing and entertaining. This home features a heritage-style covered front porch and has amazing views of the Beaufort Mountains.
Builder: Lawmar Contracting
Hours: Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm
Krystal McIntyre 250-702-5856 or office 250-338-7637
Coastal Custom Homes – 4166 Chancellor Crescent, Courtenay, BC. Price: $799,900, MLS #447063
The focal point of this contemporary rancher style home is the see-through indoor/outdoor luxury gas fireplace extending the living space to enjoy the outdoors from inside of the home. The large deck with glass panels is accessible from the great room and you are only steps away from cozying up to the outdoor fireplace while enjoying unobstructed views of Comox Bay and surrounding mountains. The outside deck has been wired for Bluetooth compatibility so you can listen to your favourite playlist on the outdoor speakers.
This 2,010 sq. ft. home, designed in a transitional style, includes 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. The modern two-tone kitchen includes a large island with seating area and custom cabinetry finished in “cloud white” and “ebony” with quartz counter-tops.
Additional features include electrical wiring for an electric or hybrid vehicle, two car garage, landscaping completed and underground sprinklers installed.
Builder: Coastal Custom Homes
Contact: Dean Verschuur
This 2,159 sq. ft. two-storey home features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a modern kitchen with quartz countertops and a large island. The open concept design on the main floor features a spacious great room with a gas fireplace and the dining room is located beside the bright and sunny kitchen. The master bedroom and ensuite are also located on the on the main floor.
Two other bedrooms, a bathroom and large family room (21’ by 14.9’) are located on the second floor. Also included are a two car garage, a heat pump and Hardi plank exterior finishing. This family-friendly home has been completed and is available for immediate occupancy.
Builder: Brando Construction
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
(Note: prices are subject to change without notice)
Jan 18, 2019
Coastal Custom Homes, one of the preferred builders at The Ridge in Courtenay, will have a new custom home ready for occupancy this April. This bungalow-style home offers 2,010 sq. ft., built in an open concept style. This home features stunning views of Comox Bay and the Mainland mountains. A large deck, accessible from the dining room and featuring an indoor/outdoor fireplace, is the spot to take in these ocean views.
This custom-designed home features 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Contemporary finishes are included throughout, including a gourmet kitchen with quartz countertops, custom cabinetry and high-end modern lighting. The great room includes a 12-foot high ceiling in the foyer and living room, and opens to the separate dining room and kitchen.
You'll enjoy the spacious master bedroom and luxurious ensuite. The two other bedrooms can be used as bedrooms of course, or for an office, an exercise or hobby room, a media room or a library.
This Coastal Custom Homes design includes a large 10’ by 8.5’ laundry/mud room with built-in cabinets which is accessible from the garage and the kitchen area. This new home for sale has a two-car garage with additional parking in the driveway for family and guests.
This home is located in The Ridge community in south Courtenay on Vancouver Island. Come and take a drive through and find out why more families are choosing The Ridge as their preferred home location in the Comox Valley.
Located at 4166 Chancellor Crescent in Courtenay, B.C.
Realtor: Dean Thompson, Remax
Builder: Coastal Custom Homes
Jan 11, 2019
Nov 29, 2018
There are a few new, pre-built homes for sale in Phase 2 at The Ridge in South Courtenay - one of the most scenic neighbourhoods in the Comox Valley. New homes have been selling very quickly in this sought after neighbourhood, thanks in large part to the amazing views, the tranquility of the area and the close proximity to amenities in the Comox Valley. Three of The Ridge's preferred builders currently have homes for sale in Phase 2: Lawmar Contracting, Brando Construction and Candor Developments. Grand Legacy Builders has one lot left in Phase 2 on which to build a new home.
All of the preferred builders carry third-party home warranty insurance on all new homes built. This includes two years on labour and materials, five years on the building envelope, including water penetration and 10 years on the structure of the homes. British Columbia carries one of the strongest construction insurance coverages in Canada for new homes.
Preferred builders at The Ridge bring many years of experience to their work. This, combined with the New Home Warranty Insurance, gives buyers peace of mind when buying a new home at The Ridge.
Additional new homes will be coming to this beautiful housing development in mid-December as the road works and utilities will be fully installed on Phase 3, allowing for 43 more new homes to be built.
For more information: Bruce Clapham at 250.650.8588
Oct 11, 2018
The Ridge's preferred custom builders are busy building homes in Phase II of this new development in Courtenay on Vancouver Island.
There are currently 12 new homes under construction and many more in the planning stages. Some of these new homes are ranchers while others feature a second storey or a walkout basement. Several of the new homes at The Ridge also feature secondary suites. The design of this new housing development allows each resident to choose a residential lot that will suit their lifestyle and needs on one of their beautifully landscaped streets.
At The Ridge, you can choose from their preferred builders or work with the builder of your choice.
The preferred builders have the experience of building homes that work best with the lot to take in the spectacular views of the mountains and the ocean. All of these builders have constructed pre-built and custom homes at The Ridge during the past three years:
Lawmar Contracting - Lawrie McIntyre: Phone 250-338-7637
Coastal Custom Homes - Dean Verschuur: Phone 250.465.2205
Sep 27, 2018
Residents of The Ridge have a lot of reasons to love their neighbourhood. Hear from one couple about why they love their new community:
“We have lived in the Comox Valley for 20-plus years and had never been to The Ridge community until 2013 when we took the time to explore this otherwise empty space with recently constructed roadwork and just a couple of houses. We immediately fell in love with The Ridge."
A few years later, the couple was ready to build their new home.
“As we built our property, we often found ourselves walking through the community to observe the new homes being constructed. It was the genesis of getting to know not only our neighbourhood but our neighbours as well. The subdivision was growing but that seemed to only add new friends to the bonds we had already kindled. It is not uncommon for neighbours to be relaxing in their front yards only to be joined by friends for impromptu social gatherings.
“The developer Bruce Clapham really cares about creating a community neighbourhood at The Ridge and has donated funds for our annual block party for the past two years. This event has brought neighbours together and has helped immensely to create bonds and make the community feel like a large extended family.
“We are minutes from town, yet it feels like we are living in a rural setting. There is no thru traffic here and no overhead wires to spoil our great views. We even got to watch the BC Day fireworks from our deck. We are glad that not everyone knows where The Ridge is, but if you’re lucky enough to find us, you will feel like you have lived here your entire life."
To learn more about this ocean and mountain view master-planned community in South Courtenay, visit TheRidgeBC.com.
Jul 20, 2018
One of the newest custom home builders at The Ridge, Coastal Custom Homes, has a new custom home under construction and for sale. It is located at 4184 Remi Place, in the south Courtenay real estate development, The Ridge.
This rancher/bungalow style home is 1,620 sq. ft. and features three bedrooms with a vaulted ceiling in the great room. The bright and sunny kitchen is open to the great room, which features fantastic views of Comox Bay and the local mountain ranges. It also includes a covered back deck and a two-car garage.
Dean Verschuur, of Coastal Custom Homes, prides himself on designing a custom home for the lot he is building on. He purposely designs the footprint of each new custom home on the lot to take advantage of the brightness, the surroundings, and the views.
This new one-level home features west coast style exterior timber accents and is scheduled for completion in mid-August.
For more information on pricing, please contact the owner, Dean Verschuur:
Jun 21, 2018
All five of the preferred builders at The Ridge in South Courtenay are busy building new homes at The Ridge. This is a busy summer construction season at this ocean and mountain view master-planned development in the Comox Valley. These new homes come in many designs, including ranchers/bungalows, two-storey homes, homes with secondary suites and homes with walk out basements. Most of them feature stunning views.
Interested in finding out more about choosing a lot for sale and a new home design in Courtenay? Contact one of The Ridge's preferred builders:
Lawmar Contracting: Email: email@example.com
Brando Construction: ℅ Realtor Bill Anglin Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Candor Developments Inc. Email: email@example.com
Coastal Custom Homes Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Grand Legacy Homes Email: email@example.com
Apr 23, 2018
The roads have now been built and the construction is underway on numerous new homes in Phase II at The Ridge in Courtenay on Vancouver Island. Crews for all of their preferred builders are out in force as the spring weather settles into the Comox Valley.
Are you thinking of purchasing a new home in the Comox Valley? The Ridge is the perfect spot to build or buy your new home. It is one of the premium view spots in Courtenay, from which to enjoy year round views of the Beaufort Mountain Range, the Comox Glacier and Comox Bay and the mainland mountains.
Contact one of The Ridge's many preferred builders to learn more about new ranchers/bungalows, two-storey homes, carriage homes and homes with secondary suites.
Contact The Ridge to register as a “prospective client” for more information on their new residential lots for sale in Phase III that will be available in late 2018.
Mar 27, 2018
Construction continues at The Gales in Ladysmith, where two new homes are being added to this established ocean view community on Vancouver Island.
These new patio homes, #18 and 19, offer a spacious 1,820 sq. ft. of luxury ocean view living. Additionally, The Gales has a three-bedroom luxury ocean view home completely finished and ready for occupancy (#17), offering 1,555 sq. ft. on the main floor and a 1,000 sq. ft. basement. This stunning new home is being offered for sale at $649,900.
This award-winning, Built Green development is located in the historic waterfront town of Ladysmith on Vancouver Island.
For more information contact Realtor Keith Mazurenko of Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty
Mar 01, 2018
Located in south Courtenay, BC The Ridge is a multi-phase development featuring mountain and ocean view building lots for single family homes, with zoning for secondary suites. The 69 lots in Phase I of The Ridge are sold out and Phase 2 includes 43 lots which have been reserved by their preferred home builders:
Construction is underway on 12 new homes in Phase 2 and The Ridge builders have many lots left to choose from. View the Phase 2 of the subdivision map and contact the builders directly for more information.
Contact The Ridge to register as a “prospective client” for more information on Phase 3 lots for sale, which will be available in late 2018.
Jan 25, 2018
Grand Legacy Homes is one of the latest Comox Valley home builders to build new homes at The Ridge in Courtenay.
The custom home builder has just completed a five-bedroom, three-bathroom home located at 3427 Eagleview Crescent. This two-storey home is perfectly situated within The Ridge subdivision to enjoy both mountain and ocean views. It is also located conveniently close to the community park.
This spacious family home is 2,650 sq. ft. and is listed for sale for $683,900. Find out more by going to MLS #434563.
Grand Legacy Homes is planning more new homes in Phase II at The Ridge for lots 9, 15 and 16.
Please contact Realtor Christiaan Horsfall for a tour of the existing home or for more information about a rancher/bungalow-style home that is being built soon.
Christiaan Horsfall, Personal Real Estate Corporation
RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realty
282 Anderton Rd., Comox, BC V9M 1Y2,