Welcome to Creekside Commons: an intergenerational cohousing community nestled on nine acres in the heart of the Comox Valley. #302 is a lovingly cared-for home that offers the chance to experience intentional living in a supportive, thriving, and well-developed community. Community members choose their level of involvement, working on various teams, projects, and social activities.
Owners benefit by being able to use a 3,500 sq. ft. Common House, which includes a large hall for gatherings, yoga, dances, classes, and movie nights. Also, you will find a meeting room, lounge, playroom, two guest rooms and a well-stocked kitchen.
Our nine acres of property include common and personal vegetable gardens, a greenhouse, orchard, children's play spaces, labyrinth, picnic areas, and boat storage. Creekside is an environmentally conscious community with extensive recycling and composting areas, and two electric vehicle charging stations.
There is also a 600 sq ft workshop with a quality selection of tools that are available for community use, and a small paint room plus art/craft room with pottery wheel.
This 2007 quality-built and well-maintained 1,490 sq. ft. duplex home has three bedrooms –one up and two down – two full baths, an added 120 sq. ft. sunroom, and a storage/laundry room over a clean, dry, heated three-foot crawl space. Five skylights, including one opening skylight, provide for a bright and cheery atmosphere.
The open concept living space opens onto the sunroom through a set of French doors. All main floor rooms have 36” wide doors to allow wheelchair accessibility and aging in place. The main floor has maple flooring, with wool carpets in the bedrooms and stairs, and heated slate flooring in the sunroom. The kitchen, bathrooms and upstairs (master) bedroom have marmoleum flooring.
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This functional kitchen with improved sliding drawers opens to the dining area for easy entertaining. A pantry adjacent to the kitchen is complete with custom shelving. The kitchen range, microwave, refrigerator, and dishwasher are included in the sale.
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
The downstairs rear bedroom is a quiet space that overlooks the private courtyard. It sits next to a full bath. Together they could be used as a more private guest area.
The downstairs front bedroom has a large window and could also be used as an office or studio. The upstairs master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom
Lower Rear Bedroom
Lower Front Bedroom
Storage and Laundry Room
A storage and laundry room includes a stacking washer and dryer. This room provides ample shelf space for supplies and tools and has space for a deep freezer as desired. The heated crawlspace is accessed from this room and provides more storage and easy access to plumbing and wiring.
The sunroom in the back opens onto a private, beautiful courtyard garden. The front yard features a covered coffee nook, screened by tasteful plantings to encourage hummingbirds and bees, opening onto a shared outdoor space where neighbours gather to enjoy each other’s company.
The Improvements that have been made are as follows:
Heat pump installed 2013, with parts and labour warranty until 2023
Hot water tank installed in 2017 and has a six-year warranty with an eight-year warranty extension
Enclosure of covered deck to create tiled sunroom, including in-floor heating, adding 120 sq. ft. to home
Custom drawers and cabinetry in kitchen including custom pantry
Full length closet in master bedroom with custom drawers and shelving
Professionally landscaped "Mediterranean courtyard" with water feature
Upgraded insulation in attic to R28
Retractable screens on front and back doors
Ornamental fence panels and gate
Ceilings have been sealed and whitened
Linen tower in downstairs bathroom
Micro-irrigation in front and side yards to conserve water
Creekside Commons was completed in 2007 and has grown into a wonderful, friendly, and cooperative community, an oasis sheltered from outside development. The Creekside strata has a healthy contingency fund for future repairs and servicing. Creekside is a model of effective decision making. Owners participate in running the community through consensus decision making and volunteer labour. Strata fees are currently $281 per month.
The property has a rural sense yet is conveniently accessible to many urban resources. Within walking distance is lively downtown Courtenay, the library, Driftwood mall with a movie theatre, and a funky coffee house in artsy Tin Town. Outdoor farmers' markets provide locally produced fruits, vegetables, wine, cheese and other products. And all within a 30-minute drive are Comox International airport, world class mountain biking in Cumberland, hiking, alpine and nordic skiing at Mt Washington. Canoeing, kayaking, and beachcombing are popular activities in the area. As well, Creekside Commons is adjacent to a park with extensive wooded walking trails.
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