By Michelle Hopkins
Can you really have it all? Stunning hillside living coupled with eco-friendly homes that are beautiful inside and out … Yes, you can. Discover Finch Drive, an unparalleled master-planned community in central Squamish, that is setting the bar for the most forward-thinking environmentally-friendly community in the sea-to-sky corridor.
“Our vision was to set out and create the most advanced environmentally-friendly community,” says Jason Wood, President of Diamond Head Development. “Finch Drive meets future energy-based buildings standards for 2032, reaching Step Code 5, is Net Zero Ready, solar power-ready, features geothermal heating/cooling, and operates with zero emissions.”
It doesn’t stop there. Wood went on to say: “For Finch Drive, we dismantled five homes on the site, repurposing, recycling, gifting or selling nearly all of the materials, with just over 98 percent of the waste diverted from the landfill.”
Nestled within a lush forested backdrop with exceptional vistas of the Tantalus Range, Finch Drive has been selling its first two phases - West-Coast inspired, The Madden Duplexes, 20 residences ranging from 2,650 to 2,750 square feet and The Alexander Townhomes, 18 residences ranging from 1,886 to 1,893 square feet.
“Sales have been going extremely well, with only a few pre-sale homes still available,” says Wood.
Curated by Sarah Marie Interior Designs Inc., all of the residences are showcased by wide plank oak engineered flooring, timeless fireplaces, gourmet kitchens with European-style cabinetry and natural stone mosaic backsplash, and large basement levels with recreation/flex space.
“The goal was to create a palette inspired by the view from the community,” says Sarah Lackey, Principal of Sarah Marie Interior Designs Inc. “I wanted the residents of Finch Drive to wake up every morning and be inspired by where they are living and the outdoor adventure that awaits and surrounds them.”
Evenings can be spent entertaining family and friends on the expansive decks and patios, or enjoying a barbecue on the private, dedicated yards.
As one of the fastest-growing communities in Canada, Squamish’s reputation as a world-class tourist destination has made this town a desirable place to live, work, and play for hundreds of people moving to the area. 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 Finch Drive.
A leader in ethically sustainable builds over the last two decades, locally-owned Diamond Head Development has earned a reputation for being an eco-green developer.
Connected to the Valley Trail system, Finch Drive combines better living and environmental stewardship with beautifully designed homes. Act Now, as the presales of Phase 1 and 2 of Finch Drive are nearly sold out. Prices start from $1,150,000. The Finch Drive Sales Centre, located at 38141 2nd Ave., Squamish, is open by appointment only. For more information or to book an appointment, call 778-990-1129 or visit FinchDrive.com. Move-in ready late 2024.