As some of you know, the editorial office of Stacey Robinsmith dot com is on a busy street. Sometimes the traffic noise gets to be a bit much and as such, we sometimes get the urge to move the office to a quieter locale.
Yesterday we took a scenic little tour of the community of Anmore. For those maybe unfamiliar with Anmore, you travel through the new part of Port Moody and then turn left and cross Noons Creek Bridge (currently being replaced). Drive west along Ioco Road until you get to First Ave, turn right and travel up there until you get to a fork in the road. Bear to the right on Sunnyside Drive. Stay on there until you get up into Anmore. There is not much there but you will know when you are in Anmore.
We did just that and saw a for sale sign for one acre lots on Ridge Wood Estates. I loved the sound of living on an estate so…
Being the Nosy Parker I am, I followed the signs. The first house you see as you enter this newly developed mountainside is pretty unique.
Although I know two other people who have houses with a turret, I still think they are a neat feature. I can just imagine my baby girls sitting in that turret and looking down the valley.
The road winds up, up being the key word here, the mountainside. To me the switchbacks are unusually tight. I can not imagine what it would be like taking a logging truck down this road.
However, once you are on top of the mountain the views are nothing short of spectacular.
The process of building these beautiful homes must be very complicated. I imagine the sales info saying (I did not actually see any sales info…yet) that the home sites are “architecturally challenging.” You know this is true when there are piles of blasting mats (the heap of black things on the side of the driveway) waiting to be removed from a home site.
Another aspect of mountainside living is that you may not have to worry about mowing a lawn. Unless you spend the extra time and effort (and maybe money) to have a tiered front yard.
Imagine telling the kids to go play in the front yard, “Which one Mommy?” It would be trouble if one of our girls kicked their soccer ball a little too hard.
Once completed, the houses do look spectacular. After all the construction equipment has been removed I am sure that this is going to be a lovely and peaceful natural oasis. As I told my banker, this is country living in the city. Or at least close to the city.
But speaking of my banker, he made it very clear to me that I cannot even afford to pay attention to the sales pitch. The only thing I could afford to do is put up a tent on one these properties. So we will leave the editorial offices down in the heart of the city. After all, if this is a cold and snowy winter like so many are predicting, the blessing of living on a busy street is that you get your street plowed sooner than most people.
If you are interested, give Andrea Jauck a call. There are a couple of lots left for sale (one of the NICEST ones in my humble opinion).
And just for the record, the people behind Ridge Wood Estates have in no way influenced the content of this article and have actually in no way, shape or form asked me to post it. The content and editorial ideas in this posting are entirely my own.