Creekside 24076 112 Avenue Maple Ridge 130 three bedroom homes by StreetSide Developments

Saturday, November 30th, 2019

Creekside has family-friendly allure

Kathleen Freimond
The Vancouver Sun

Back in 1874, about 50 families decided at a group meeting to incorporate and established one of British Columbia’s earliest municipalities, Maple Ridge. They were optimistic that the community would be a great place to raise their children. That attitude hasn’t changed and over the years as new residential developments have continued to attract young families to the area.

Creekside, a project by StreetSide Developments, is a good example.

Located on a six-and-a-half-acre site on 240 Street and 112 Avenue, Creekside will have proximity to Siegel Creek and the green space in the southwest corner of the site.

The finishing touches are being made to the first few homes in the 130-unit project, says Jonathan Meads, vice-president at StreetSide Developments, adding that the development will be completed in planned phases starting in the northeast corner and progressing southwards.

While Creekside is attracting interest from across Metro Vancouver, most potential buyers are from the Maple Ridge area, Meads says.

“Typically, it’s families moving up from smaller townhouses who are looking for some extra space, or downsizers who no longer want to maintain a large single-family house, but still want to live in a roomy home,” he says.

Buyers can choose from five floor plans ranging in size from 1,424 to 1,714 square feet. While the A and A1 plans offer three bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms with a downstairs (at grade) rec room that can be a comfortable guest suite or fourth bedroom, the two B plan choices comprise three bedrooms and two-and-and-half bathrooms. The smallest option, the 1,424 square feet C plan has three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms. Garages, tandem or side byside depending on the floor plan, have extra space to accommodate a workshop or for additional storage, says Meads, adding all homes have outdoor space.

For the interior design, Jamie Judd at Portico Design Group, took her inspiration from the setting.

“Creekside is uniquely nested within nature, yet close to schools and shopping. I kept the look clean and contemporary while utilizing natural-looking materials,” she says, adding her goal was to create a design to appeal a wide range of buyers.

“The architect [Bingham Hill Architects] did a great job of incorporating large windows – it helps to bring in a great amount of natural light as well as showcase the beautiful nature that surrounds the buildings,” Judd says.

Complementing the natural sunlight, all lighting fixtures are LED and energy efficient.

The two showhomes at 24076 112 Avenue each display one of the colour palettes: warm and cool. In both schemes, the backsplash is a standout: two-inch-by-nine-inch ceramic tiles laid in a chevron pattern.

“I wanted this to be a feature in the kitchen, something a bit traditional done in a contemporary way,” notes Judd.

The clean lines of the slab cabinet doors and drawer fronts in the kitchens and bathrooms enhance that up-to-date ambience.

The major appliances are by Whirlpool, including the gas range, counter-depth refrigerator, chimney-style hood fan and dishwasher, as well as the front-loading washer and dryer.

In the A-plan display home, the interiors show the warm scheme with white quartz kitchen countertops and taupe-tone cabinets. In this layout, the double-bowl stainless-steel sink is below a window, leaving the island to serve as extra workspace and a convenient place for the kids to enjoy a snack.

The interior design in the B-Plan townhouse features the cool palette. For this scheme, Judd specified white cabinets in the kitchen to contrast with the dark wood accent cabinets around the refrigerator and the spacious full-height pantry cupboard.

The double undermount sink in the island, with its elegant Grohe faucet, creates one point in the work triangle in kitchen, while the refrigerator and the slide-in gas range with cast-iron grates mark the other two positions.

The contemporary design extends to the bathrooms where the glass shower enclosure in the ensuite bathroom gives the space an airy feel, while the double sinks and storage in the vanity ensure its functionality. The main bathrooms feature soaker tubs.

Creekside will also include a clubhouse, scheduled to be constructed during the second phase. The internal space will be vaulted, says Meads.

“It will offer a kitchen, dining and living area designed for families to gather for parties, groups to get together for meetings, or a Grey Cup party,” he says.

Double doors will open on to a patio that looks across the outdoor space.

“In summer, the patio will have tables and chairs and a barbecue and will be a natural extension of the indoor space. Beyond the patio will be a lawn for games and a children’s play area,” he adds.

Meads says his favourite aspect of the whole project is the design of the interior space, as well as the placement of the homes on the site.

“The space – inside with the high ceilings and oversized windows that let in lots of natural light – and the layout of the site itself with less density than many developments, makes it a hidden little gem,” he says.

All the homes have separate driveways and entrances and are close to a green space or path that connects them to the natural surroundings.


Project address: 24076 112 Avenue, Maple Ridge

Developer: StreetSide Developments

Architect: Bingham Hill Architects

Interior designer: Portico Design Group

Project size: 130 three-bedroom homes

Unit size: 1,424 — 1,714 square feet

Price: Starting from low $500,000s

Sales centre: 24076 112 Avenue, Maple Ridge

Sales centre hours: noon — 5 p.m., Sat — Thurs

Phone: 778-572-8218


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