Morningstar Homes brings coach homes to Coquitlam

Morningstar continues its tradition of excellence with its new homes on Coquitlam's Burke Mountain.



Morningstar Homes is introducing a new type of single-family home to Coquitlam with its newest project, Somerton. Bringing an added coach home to their always-gorgeous floorplans, Morningstar is offering a degree of livability and affordability that is unique to the area.

“Coquitlam has never done this before,” says Deborah Calahan, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for Morningstar. “This is really the right product at the right time.”

With 34 homes in the development, 21 of which will have coach homes (the others will have the option for a legal suite in the finished basement), Morningstar is building on its legacy for amazing homes.

“We have the right recipe for what we do,” says Calahan. “We start from a point of what we do best, which is meeting the needs of our customers.”

The homes range in size from 3,017 to over 3,100 square feet. However, Somerton’s new plans include a few extra touches that set them apart. For example, the Ellsworth plan now includes vaulted ceilings on the second floor and a semi-wall with a linear fireplace that is open on either side, so you can enjoy it from your formal dining room or your living room area.

Morningstar is showcasing many of its usual amazing features here, including a seamless glass shower in the ensuite bathroom and a huge tub for relaxing after a long day. The kitchen breakfast bar is perfect for entertaining, and an extra nook that can be used as office or study space or room for children to play while you cook is a masterstroke of convenience.

But it’s the coach homes that are the fantastic part of Somerton. They are located behind the homes themselves, above a double-car garage. With 512 square feet of living space, they feature a bedroom, bathroom, and open-plan layout in the living areas with a vaulted ceiling. The huge picture window in the living area lets the light pour in and makes the home feel spacious. The kitchen has rough-ins for future appliances while the bathroom is roughed-in for a stackable washer/dryer, making the coach home a complete living space!

“This space offers unlimited possibilies,” says Calahan. “It can be everything from a nanny suite to an artist studio to a man cave. Kids that won’t leave home or older parents that need to be close – it offers the purchaser options never before available in Coquitlam. It can also be a straight mortgage helper. There is so much potential here.”

In fact, Calahan sees buyers being able to get at least $800 a month for renting out the coach home. That can go a long way towards helping with a mortgage payment.

“It’s really special,” says Calahan. “Giving buyers a rental opportunity that is private and separate from their home is very attractive and leaves the basement as even more space for the purchaser to enjoy.”

Situated in the rapidly growing community of Burke Mountain, homeowners (and coach home tenants!) will have beautiful views over Coquitlam and the surrounding area. Shops, restaurants and plenty of outdoor activities are located nearby, while an elementary school is literally moments away.

“This is such a family-friendly neighbourhood,” says Calahan. “The infrastructure is in place. These homes are truly nestled in a mature neighbourhood.”

Morningstar has opened pre-registration for Somerton, and Calahan says that they’ve already had over 200 people inquire about the development.

“This type of home is really in demand,” she says. “These are homes that everyone will love.”

Homes at Somerton will start in the upper-$600,000s. For more information, visit www.mstarhomes.com.

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