While construction has begun on the first home in The Terraces, the community has proven quite popular as there are only 12 homes sites left in the first phase of 45 homes and many homeowners will start building in 2015 and 2016. Montane, Fernie is a sustainable master-planned community designed by Diamond Head Consulting, a progressive environmental consulting firm specializing in ecosystem management, planning and design.
It resides on 600 acres of land, with 70 per cent of the land remaining vacant for parks, courtyards and greenways that will be dispersed throughout individual neighbourhoods. Montane, Fernie is flanked by Brewery Creek and Coal Creek and each home site capitalizes on spectacular mountain views.
Appealing to outdoor enthusiasts seeking an active mountain lifestyle, Montane, Fernie residents will have access to an extensive multi-use trail system from their doorstep, which will be within 100 metres of every home. Developed in partnership with the Fernie Trail Alliance, trails will extend into the backyard wilderness of Castle Mountain and the Morrisey Range.
Montane, Fernie allows for convenient access to the town’s amenities, with residents living within a five to ten minute walk from downtown Fernie. Initially, the community will be comprised of single-family homes and will include cottages, townhomes and estate properties. At full build out, the value of all homes will be more than $200 million. The 12 home sites remaining in The Terraces vary between 6,223 sq. ft. and 11,302 sq. ft. Prices range between $163,900 and $259,000.
Montane, Fernie’s newest option for homebuyers is an innovative cottage design that maximises mountain views and offers minimal maintenance. Featuring copious amount of storage space, The Cottages at Montane are priced to sell in the high $300,000s.
The Cottages at Montane appeal to singles, couples, small families and the weekend warrior. They are small, yet efficient. Residents enjoy generous storage and garages to allow for space for four seasons of outdoor gear. Featuring elevated living spaces, each cottage is strategically positioned to capitalize on views of the dramatic mountain scenery. Parastone is now accepting reservations and will release The Cottages in 2016. A show home is being built in November. Interested parties can register at www.montanefernie.ca.
Parastone has a proven track record with development in Fernie, having completed 901 Fernie, a $30 million restoration of a 1908 Fernie schoolhouse transformed into an iconic building with condominium residences, vacation rentals, and spa and wellness centre.