The Villas Phase 3 is now selling…

As we mentioned, Phase 1 and 2 of The Villas are now sold out, but don’t worry. We’re now offering phase 3 with its duplex and triplex homes – a total of 10 gorgeous new homes and floorplans for you to choose from.

The third phase of The Villas is a boutique collection of 2-bedroom+den+multi-media room duplexes and 2-bedroom+den triplexes, located in the Aberdeen neighbourhood.

Created by Craftsman Ventures, the Villas is a growing master plan community nestled between downtown Kamloops and the slopes of the southern hills overlooking Kamloops. With convenient access to hiking trails, transit, schools and mountains, surrounded by endless urban amenities, The Villas offers the best value in Kamloops.

Our Phase 3 homes range from 1,582 to 2,159 square feet and feature open-concept floor plans with 9 foot ceilings on the main and upper floor. These Spanish inspired homes also include private spacious patios and/or balconies, duplex homes with a new floor plan design , and all homes now offering side-by-side garages with full-sized driveways for additional parking.

From young professionals to the retired yet young at heart, the community at The Villas offers a high quality of life for all. Whether you’re looking for an investment or the perfect place to call home in desirable Aberdeen, The Villas is a very smart choice.

We look forward to welcoming you to life in Aberdeen.


Register now for Phase 3.

Thank you Jeremy and The Legacy Real Estate Team! Phase 1 and 2 of The villas is now SOLD OUT! But don’t worry,  you haven’t missed the boat! We will still have duplex and triplex floor plans available in Phase 3.

2017 was a very busy year at The Villas as we’ve helped home buyers finalize their purchases and move into their brand new homes. There has also been incredible interest in Phase 3 – which will be released in 2019.

These brand new, 2 bedroom + Den townhomes are located in Kamloop’s most sought after neighborhood – Aberdeen. In Phase 3 Craftsman Ventures will release two triplex buildings and two duplex buildings for a total of 10 homes. From empty nester’s to the retired – yet young at heart, the community at The Villas offers a high quality of life for all. Whether you are looking to get into the market  as a future investment or are looking for the perfect place to call home in desirable Aberdeen, The Villas is the perfect option for you!

With Phase 1 and 2 having just sold out,  you’d best not wait. Follow the link to learn more and register today. Or if you just have a few questions please feel free to contact the Sales Team for information.


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New home buyers save money in Kamloops

Buying your home is not only a major achievement but a major cost you incur as an individual or family. We at Craftsman Ventures know that getting the best value for your dollar is important. Because there is more than just the mortgage to consider when looking at the costs of buying and owning a home.

To help make purchasing a home at The Villas a little more sweeter we are offering new home buyers at The Villas 2 years of no strata payments* for a limited time. That is a savings of up to $5900 depending on the size of home you purchase.

In addition, Shaw Communications is offering new home owners at The Villas 1 FREE year of services to help put more money back in your pocket.

  • Personal TV Service – up to 26 HD and 47 SD Channels
  • One Year Easy Own Gateway HDPV
  • Internet 15
  • Advanced WiFi modem rental
  • Friendly, local technical support 24/7

*Craftsman Ventures Ltd. will pay 24 months of your strata fees commencing the date title is transferred. This bonus offer is only valid for:

  • new home buyers at The Villas
  • the first purchaser of the strata lot. If the strata lot is sold or transferred by the first purchaser during the 24 month bonus period, the bonus offer will be null and void.
  • expires May 31, 2017

For more information regarding this limited time offer, please contact Jeremy Reid,  The Legacy Real Estate Team , Re/max Real Estate (Kamloops) 250-320-1554.

Take in CHBA’s Parade of Homes

Fourteen of Kamloops’ best homes including The Villas are being showcased in a new event by the Canadian Home Builders Association Central Interior (CHBA-CI) called the Parade of Homes.

“We understand looking for a home can be a challenge, but this is a fun way for the people of Kamloops to get a sense of what’s out there,” said CHBA-CI president Matt McCurrach.

“Each home will be unique in style featuring latest in trends and workmanship.”

The Parade of Homes will offer new homebuyers, and those thinking of building or remodeling, an opportunity to get exposed to different homes and ask questions.

Local professional builders, land developers and product suppliers will be on hand to provide answers regarding new products, technologies and designs.

Parade attendees are eligible to win a barbecue if they visit at least five homes and get the qualifying stamps. The barbecue is donated by Rona Home Centre.

A map of the parade is available on the CHBA CI website at

2016 Keystone Awards Finalist

The Canadian Home Builders Association Central Interior (CHBA) announces the 2016 finalists of the 11th Annual Keystone Awards.

“We were thrilled to have been selected as a finalist for Best Multi Family Development,” said Craftsman Ventures – General Manager of Real Estate, Greg Hatswell. “There are some really great developments in the Thompson-Nicola region and we are pleased to have The Villas on VanHorne Drive recognized as one of them.”

The following finalist companies are SILVER award winners and will compete for the GOLD award which will be announced at the Keystone Awards Gala at Sun Peaks Grand.

Click here to see a list of this years finalists

The judging of entries took place on Friday, February 5th  by three well-respected award winning professionals in the home building industry. Robert Capar of maison d’etre design-build inc., Alex Tavuchis of RDC Fine Homes and Mike Brar of Barnett Construction Ltd. drew on their experience and expertise to adjudicate each entry in its category.

The judges spent a full day reviewing the entries and making their assessment. Each judge gave their completed ballot to our monitor, a representative from BDO Canada LLP, who recorded each judge’s vote.

Winners will be announced on April 2, 2016.


No PTT on the purchase of a townhome

Dreaming of a new home? To help make that dream a reality, you pay no Property Transfer Tax (PTT) at The Villas on Van Horne. The Villas have everything you’ve always wanted. Wake up to amazing views of downtown and the Thompson rivers. Refresh your spirit in the Villas’ orchard and community gardens, or stroll to the city parkland and school right next door. Prices starting at $399,900.

Craftsman Ventures has an incredible offer for those considering purchasing a duplex or triplex townhome in Kamloops. For a limited time Craftsman will be paying the PTT portion of any townhome sold a their newest development in Aberdeen – The Villas on Van Horne Drive. That is a savings of over $4000 on the purchase of your new home.

Even better news, if you are a first time home buyer and are exempt from the PTT Craftsman will give you the equivalent of the Property Transfer Tax after the completion of the sale. Now that’s a great deal!

This unique offer is available only on the next three townhomes that are sold. So don’t be left out and call Deborah Petersmeyer at 250-819-1108 of Royal Lepage Kamloops Realty or Dave Peressini 250-371-3022  of Royal Lepage Westwin Realty to take advantage of this fantastic offer or drop by the show home Thursday and Friday from 1-3pm or Saturday and Sunday 1-4pm.

Come in now to see our fantastic selection of gorgeously appointed townhomes. But hurry, this offer can’t last forever.


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Craftsman Ventures announces grand opening

Craftsman Ventures is pleased to announce the highly-anticipated grand opening of The Villas from 12noon to 4pm on Saturday, December 5. The Villas on Van Horne are built by Craftsman Ventures Ltd, builders of the award winning Aberdeen Estates and Casa Bella. Craftsman Ventures have been developing homes for 25 years throughout BC.

The first phase of a 52 unit residential development is situated on Van Horne Drive in Aberdeen. The property is located within minutes of downtown Kamloops, steps to transit and Aberdeen Elementary and an array of nearby trails and parks to enjoy. Move-in opportunities begin now.

The complex in Phase 1 offers a mix of duplex and triplex units with 2 bedroom and den configurations. Each residence incorporates upscale finishes and appliances including quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, engineered hardwood floors, gas fireplaces, soft close extended height cabinetry, and large expansive windows to soak in the view.

As stunning as the interiors, the exteriors of the homes and surrounding areas were well planned out. The homes are built into the hillside, with the housing design complementing the landscape and maximizing views of the sweeping Thompson River Valley.

The development is to be completed with xeriscaping, dry landscaping of rocks, boulders, and native grasses and shrubs, an aesthetic and environmental choice that mimics Kamloops’ natural flora while minimizing water use. It was important to Craftsman Ventures to minimize environmental impact, while reducing maintenance needed for homeowners and Strata.

The planned large amenity area includes a sloping hill of native grasses, a shared fruit-tree orchard, and community garden boxes. Community-supported agriculture is a great way to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables every day in your home at The Villas.

“On behalf of Craftsman Ventures, we are pleased to mark the grand opening of The Villas,” remarked Greg Hatswell, General Manager of Real Estate. “We are confident that the residents of Aberdeen and nearby communities will benefit from this exceptional development. The Villas can truly be a home for all age groups.”

River City Enterprises serves as general contractor for the project while Bernard Decosse Architecture provided the comprehensive architectural services for this residential development.

“We’re excited to help introduce a property that exceeds homeowner expectations in Kamloops,” said Deborah Petersmeyer and Dave Peressini, Royal Lepage Realty. “Craftsman Ventures have trusted our extensive knowledge and experience in the market, and The Villas residents will be pleased with the levels of modern design and attention to detail that has been delivered.”

“Stop by this Saturday and tour our show home, enjoy some freshly baked goods and a hot beverage and have a chance to win one of several gift cards that will be given away throughout the day.”, said Stacey Cook, Marketing Manager.

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Sylish show home now open in Kamloops

Kamloops welcomes a signature residence by Craftsman Ventures. 17 modern town home residences in phase 1 with stylish interiors and expansive views of the city, mountains and Thompson Rivers. All coming together in the city’s most central location with the best of Kamloops at your front door.

With views of the city and Thompson Rivers to the North, these 2-bedroom plus den, 2 and half baths featured residences offers upto 1892 sq. ft. of gracious living space. Perfect for entertaining, the home’s kitchen features a center island that opens up to spacious dining and living areas draped with expansive views.

We are pleased to announce the first 4 home owners at The Villas will receive an LG 49″ 1080p 120Hz LED Smart TV.

Come by to view the newest real estate offering in Kamloops. Our show home is open Thursday and Friday from 1:00-3:00pm and weekends 1:00-4:00pm. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to own at The Villas.


Everything on your wishlist

The Villas show home is almost complete. Be the first to view Phase 1 of this beautiful development built by Craftsman Ventures this weekend from 1pm until 3pm.

The Villas is located in the beautiful neighbourhood of Aberdeen in Kamloops, BC. The development showcases duplex and triplex townhomes in Phase 1 and 2, followed by condominiums in Phase 3. Only 17 units are available in Phase 1. Once the project is complete there will be a total of 58 homes built.

This latest real estate project in Kamloops has been built with a contemporary, open-plan styling, and kitchens fitted with Whirlpool stainless steel appliance packages, undermount sinks and Moen faucets. Counters in the The Villas homes will be quartz slab, the true essence of elegance and beauty with faux limestone backsplashes. All homes will feature shaker-style cabinetry front and large decks with glass railings to showcase the spectacular views of the Thompson Rivers.

Bedrooms will be fitted with built-in wardrobes and programmable thermostats, while the master bathrooms will feature heated floors with duo undermount sinks, again, quartz slab countertops.

With engineered hardwood flooring underfoot, the duplex and triplex homes, which range from 1528 to 1892 square feet, make the most of an efficient floor plan.

Visit The Villas sales centre at 2171 Van Horne Drive in Kamloops, open from Wednesday through Sunday from 1pm until 3pm. See you soon!

The Villas show home to open in August

We are really looking forward to opening our show home to you at The Villas in the Aberdeen neighbourhood this August.  The show home is in its final stages of construction and we can’t wait to show it to you. The show home will be the first duplex of Phase 1 completed and will showcase the two colour packages (light and dark) future residents of The Villas in Kamloops can choose from.

If you are looking for more information now regarding the project from master plan concept to the details found in each home, please get in touch with The Villas sales team and they would be happy to answer any of your questions.

For now here is a sneak peak:

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