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Oct 31 2016

Resort is Planning More Options for Homebuyers – The Seattle Times

Officials at Suncadia say that the four-season resort community is first and foremost about families.


But until recently, the nature of the properties available at Suncadia has meant that making the resort home — either as a primary residence or a vacation property — was out of reach for many Pacific Northwest families.

Detached homes at the resort typically start around $800,000 — a price point that precluded some families from purchasing there. Condominiums have been available as more-affordable alternatives, but they are not suitable for families who want the convenience of a front door, and easy in-and-out access to the Suncadia lifestyle.

Two new Suncadia neighborhoods are working to change that with an attainable in-between option. New townhomes currently under development in Talisman Village and Trailhead will bring down the cost of an entry-level home and make Suncadia homeownership a possibility for a wider range of families, says Roger Beck, managing director of Suncadia.

“We’re thrilled that these new neighborhoods will make it possible for more families to call Suncadia home,” says Roger Beck, managing director of Suncadia. “We’re looking forward to welcoming them to the Suncadia family.”

Talisman Village will offer fourplex homes priced from $475,000. Located steps from Suncadia’s Swim and Fitness Center, the neighborhood is a convenient option for families. Its location on a ridge also means many Talisman homes include views of the Cascade Mountains and the signature 10th hole of the Arnold Palmer-designed Prospector golf course.

Suncadia’s Trailhead community will also offer a townhome option: high-end duplexes built by third-generation builder — and Suncadia resident — Jeff Hansell of Swiftwater Custom Homes. These four-bedroom, 4.5-bath Trailhead Townhomes will be located at the heart of the resort, adjacent to the golf practice facility and close to Suncadia Lodge and its dining options, plus the Swim and Fitness Center. Trailhead also has its own family pool facility, exclusive to residents of the community.

Because of the units’ ample size, the Trailhead townhome option is particularly attractive to families looking to share a vacation home, or to offset costs by renting their property out. The homes will be eligible for Suncadia’s property management program.

For those in the market for a fully detached home, a number of new single-family homes will also be built in Talisman Village, and in another in-the-works Suncadia neighborhood: Miners Camp.

Built by Tamarack Springs, this third new development will have the feel of a traditional neighborhood, built around a community park with a firepit and sports court. The 1,900- to 2,800-square-foot homes, most of which have walkout basements, offer views of Roslyn Ridge.