Granite countertops. Laminate floors. Soaker tub. Horse.
Quick, can you spot the feature that doesn’t belong?
Well, for all the developers, realtors, and condohype haters that think I should get off my high horse, the joke’s on you. Stallions are now a standard-issue offering in the wacky world of Metro Vancouver real estate.
The proof is High Point, an estate community in South Langley whose premier feature is an exclusive equestrian centre. Why be just steps from your preferred coffee shop when you can be a saunter away from your favourite mare?
Before you get too excited and get all “zoo” on me, know that the property isn’t completed yet. In fact, it’s currently situated on 287 acres of a former gravel pit.
Speaking to the Globe and Mail, one of the High Point developers spares no superlative talking about his Flicka farm:
No where else in the country — maybe in North America — offers the combination of the planning and care that has gone into High Point, the surrounding untouched parklands, the scenic mountain views, and the wide range of top-notch recreational and retail amenities just down the road.
Apparently the site is so impressive that High Point was but one of the proposed uses for the land. Previous ideas include, no lie, a mobile home site, a golf course, and a GVRD garbage dump.
Smell the luxury, kids. Condohype is back.