Archive for October, 2013

Phase 2 Brings New Possibilities to Zen Living

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Industry recognition and critical acclaim are signs that a new home development is on the right track. Of greater significance, though, is the response of potential buyers. Zenterra Developments invited potential buyers at Zen Townhomes, their latest endeavor, to “Live Life Relaxed.” The response to that invitation is best demonstrated by the fact that Phase 1 of Zen Townhomes has almost sold out, and Phase 2 has now been released.

The homes in Phase 2 offer some of the best unobstructed views in the entire community, making the most of the natural vistas that surround the property. Striking Mount Baker views serve as a reminder of why living in the lower mainland is so desirable. Land adjacent to the project has been acquired by the City of Surrey as part of a major north-south trail in the city’s extensive network of paths and trails that make it easy for residents to take life outdoors. Accessible open green spaces with an abundance of trees are emerging as a virtual trademark for this region.

The restful, welcoming ambience continues throughout every aspect of the spacious Zen Townhomes designed by Robert Ciccozzi Architecture. The 15 homes in Phase 2 are all in excess of 1,900 square feet and maintain Zen’s timeless West Coast craftsman-style. Phase 2 features the sought-after “F” floor plans. Starting at $438,900, these 4-bedroom homes also include a den to add another dimension to designs that accommodate all aspects of an active life with an ease that belies their efficiency.

The kitchens in these townhomes express this concept as eloquently as any room in the house. Over sixteen feet wide, Zen kitchens are designed for living, not just cooking. Rich shaker style cabinets provide all the storage space a creative home chef could hope for, and more. A substantial island in every kitchen ensures ample workspace. Double wall ovens and optional wine fridges are just two examples of the thoughtful appointments that complement the high-end Whirlpool, KitchenAid and Panasonic appliances. Of course, every home chef will be delighted with the 5-burner cook top. Quartz counter tops are featured not just in the kitchen, but throughout each Zen townhome.

The key to the Zenterra formula is to build exceptional quality and value into every home from the beginning. Currently, the Zen homes include a $20,000 upgrade package that adds those final high-end touches. Consider the master bath suites in the Zen townhomes. Each master bath is outfitted with double sinks, one for him and one for her as well as a custom designed vanity desk with exquisitely tailored shelving. Each extra large walk-in shower has two opposing showerheads, and a towel warmer makes sure that the luxury spa experience continues when the shower is over.

Zenterra’s promise to following through on their commitment to quality can be seen in every detail from colour to finishes. The signature entertainment wall in each main floor living room is an outstanding example of the impeccable features. An Italian stone tiled fireplace provides the finishing touch to what will surely be the hub of relaxed family living. Designed for all aspects of contemporary home viewing and entertainment, this room will accommodate every family’s unique choices and priorities.

Zen townhomes are ideally situated for easy access to all of those other things that life demands. Walk to shopping that covers the spectrum from local boutique to big-box retailer. Relax and share some time with neighbours and friends in local pubs, restaurants, and coffee shops. Professional services and first-rate schools for all age groups are conveniently nearby. In fact, all of the amenities one would expect of an urban district are close at hand, but in an atmosphere that spares Zen residents from the usual urban stresses.

As is often the case with the unique or innovative, personal experience makes it easier to absorb and appreciate the details. With Phase 1 at the occupancy stage – new residents are moving in – Zen is no longer a concept or temporary display unit. The beauty, quality and value are there to be seen. Visit and follow the link to Zen Living to learn more about Phase 2 or call 604-355-0166 to have your questions answered.


Friday, October 18th, 2013

According to Anita, Sales Manager, the townhomes at Zen in Surrey “offer the feel of a detached single-family home for the price of a townhome.” He continues, “These homes have been very popular with downsizers. As a matter of fact, nearly half of our traffic here have been zoomers (boomers with Zip!), who are used to living in detached homes, and they have been very receptive to these because the homes at Zen just don’t feel like run-of-the-mill townhomes. They’re bigger, better and bolder.”

For instance, recent Buyers at Zen, Bob and Wima Brand, had looked at a lot of townhomes before making the decision to buy at Zen, but according to Wima,”couldn’t find the quality and high-end finishes that Zen offers elsewhere. The gourmet kitchen is one of the most attractive features, along with the location.”

Designed by award-winning architect Robert Ciccozzi, these homes are done in West-Coast Craftsman style and have bold interiors with a European flare.The main living area offers a beautifully built-in floor to ceiling Entertainment Wall, unique to Zenterra Developments, accentuated by a custom elongated Italian stone-finished fireplace. The floor plans available in Phase One of the development range from 1909 sq. ft. – 1986sq.ft.

Each unit offers four-bedrooms, three-and-a-half-baths and a large gourmet kitchen that opens to a family room. Master bedrooms boast elegant chandeliers and large 55-sq.-ft. walk-in closets. Luxurious master baths offer enclosed double-wide showers with beautiful Italian tile surround, “The homes at Zen just don’t feel like run-of-the-mill townhomes. They’re bigger, better and bolder.” — Anita, sales manager quartz countertops with his and hers undermount sinks, full counter-width mirrors, heated towel bars and, for the lady of the house, a custom-built makeup vanity.

The kitchens here could inspire even the least domesticated among us to don an apron and get to work. These have custom-made, shaker-style, soft-close cabinets, quartz countertops and a large 4 ft. by 4 ft. Kitchen Island— with an optional wine fridge!

For outdoor space, all buyers have a large deck measuring 8’ x 20’ and a hook-up for a gas BBQ. Homeowners will also have a choice of either picket-fenced front yards or backyards that are fully enclosed by 6-ft.-high fencing. The site will be landscaped with beautiful flowering shrubbery, as well as tree lined streets and paved walkways. This development will also offer visitor parking with additional off-street parking. Zen is located adjacent to a park and open greenspace perfect for relaxing, evening strolls.

“The homes at Zen just don’t feel like run-of-the-mill towhomes. They’re bigger, better and bolder.” – Anita, sales manager

Please drop by the Zen Sales Centre, located at 196th and 66th in Surrey and open daily from 12 to 6 p.m. Beginning September 14th, a new showhome will be on display here. For more information please call 604.355.0166, email, or visit Zen on the web at