Gramercy’s The Crossing takes a tranquil, wooded setting

Thursday, April 27th, 2017


The Province

The homes will range to almost 2,000 square feet and have impressive finishes, inside and out. SUPPLIED

Situated beside the Peace Arch border crossing, but hidden from Highway 99 by dense woods and a sprawling golf course is an intimate neighbourhood of narrow winding streets and stately homes that seems to belong to a more carefree, peaceful era; but The Crossing by Gramercy is a brandnew development known for its moniker, “more space at a slower pace.”

The Crossing’s 67 townhomes boast an East Coast-inspired combination of cedar shake and Hardi-board, complemented by wood shutters and arched entries. The effect is charming, and if it evokes images of sipping lemonade at sunset while children play freely nearby, that is exactly the lifestyle Gramercy sought to provide: an escape from the hustle and bustle.

Location is key: snuggled in the woods, The Crossing is a few minutes’ walk to the famous lawn and garden of Peace Arch Provincial Park. In the immediate vicinity is the award-winning Peace Portal Golf Club, and directly north are the historic barns of Pacific Douglas, many properties of which continue the agricultural traditions of the region.

But although tranquil, The Crossing is hardly isolated. The sandy shores of White Rock are nearby, and a few minutes’ drive north brings residents to big-box retail in Grandview, the boutique stores of Morgan Crossing and a host of services.

In short, The Crossing is ideal for families who at the end of the day want to go home to a close-knit community, but have easy access to urban amenities.

And the homes they return to, ranging in size from 1,736 square feet to 1,948 square feet, are just as beautiful inside as their exterior appearance.

For starters, the open living spaces are augmented with elegant touches such as high-arc faucets and classic subway tile backsplashes in the kitchens, and deep soaker tubs in the bathrooms, along with oversized porcelain tile flooring and polished chrome fixtures.

The list of quality appointments is immense and includes custom shaker panel cabinetry with softclose doors and drawers, full-sized pantries and broom closets, ninefoot ceilings on the main levels, pot lighting throughout.

These extensive and thoughtful elements are not surprising, given that Gramercy partners Randy Klassen, Daphne LukingKlassen and Stephen Luking have decades of experience building quality homes throughout Metro Vancouver. The Crossing is the latest addition to Gramercy’s portfolio, which includes residential developments such as The Woods, Bella Vita, Beacon Hill and Gramercy Park.

The Crossing’s prices are remarkable (they start at $689,900) and the final release of homes is selling fast. For more information about these homes, contact [email protected] or call 604-542-2883.

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