Lookout Half-Duplexes at Taluswood on Whistler Mountain
Located at 2500 Taluswood Place in Whistler, the Lookout offers a row of five duplex buildings slope-side on Whistler Mountain. Each duplex has a 3 bedroom on one half and a 4 bedroom layout on the other side. Both sides have a double car garage.
The Lookout was the last Taluswood development to be built. Many locals would voice that the Lookout was the best Taluswood build. In summary, the vaulted ceilings, and wood panelled walls, and a sunken living room with two walls of windows, make the interior layout rather special.
Table of Contents
- Active Listings
- Market update
- Location on Whistler Mountain: video
- Drive from Whistler Village: video
- Google map
- Civic address map
- Creekside map
- Drive to Creekside: video
- Street View Video
- Photo gallery
- Ski-in Ski-out Access
- Site plan showing ski-in/ski-out trails
- Ski-in/ski-out video
- Comparable Sales
- Site plans
- Floor plans
- Strata plan
- Zoning: nightly rental
- Buying process
With only 10 properties in The Lookout, even one listing a year is doubtful. However, half the challenge with buying a recreational property in Whistler, is determining the location that will suits your needs.
- no active listings
Click the following link to view the Active Ski-in/Ski-out Listings posted by all Whistler brokerages. You will also see everything else posted for Whistler ski-in/ski-out real estate on that page. If there is not a link, best to check out the property on WhistlerListings.com
When starting your initial search for Whistler real estate, it is important to understand the current market conditions. If you are not ready to connect with a Whistler realtor and would prefer to do your own homework, I encourage you to study the sales and listing statistics on the Market Update page on this site. The statistics are compiled by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) In addition, the monthly Whistler Real Estate Market Update video is a great way to stay informed in less than 99 seconds.
This is a quiet, almost remote location, which is 6 minutes by car to Creekside or to Whistler Village. In addition, there is no bus service to Taluswood. Therefore, owners depend on their car, or taxi, as it is too far up Nordic Drive to walk. In addition, there is no sidewalk or pavement on Nordic Drive and with the snow piled up at the side of the road, walking is not an option during the winter season.
There are many benefits to the Taluswood location, especially if you want a respite from the noise and bustle of the Village and all that comes with that experience. If you are seeking a relaxing environment where you cannot hear the traffic, and you want an upscale half-duplex, then the Lookout may be ideal for you.
Location on Whistler Mountain
This video was recorded from the Creekside Gondola. It features the location of the Lookout on Whistler Mountain.
Great views of the development and the close proximity to the slopes can be seen from this map.
Civic Address Map
The civic map was issued by the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) and shows you the location of the Lookout. Please note, the Lookout is on the side of a mountain and is on the same level as the Heights but overlooks The Fairmont fractional ownership property called, At Nature’s Door.
This Creekside map shows the main players in this location, and those shops and services are still in business. There have been a changes in Creekside but only in smaller, independent stores. Therefore, this is a decent map which you can rely on.
Street View Video
The street view video shows the driving tour along the row of of duplex buildings which make up the Lookout. Please note that the ski-in trail from the Lower Dave Murray Downhill runs parallel with the Lookout. If your are interested in this location, best to view all the videos on this page to garner an overall opinion.
These photographs were taken in March. Make sure to look at the amount of snow still on the ground as this should demonstrate that the snow stays longer at the higher elevation of Taluswood.
Depending on where you live in Taluswood, will determine how close you are to the ski-in/ski out trails. When you have a look at the Google Map (see table of contents) you should be able to view the ski-in/ski-out trails. The trail off Whistler Mountain services the Lookout and comes in at the first house when you enter the Lookout. This access trail runs parallel to the row of Lookout half-duplexes. The ski-out to the Dave Murray Downhill run is also at the entrance to the Lookout, at the first home. This ski-out trail ends up beside Fairmont’s At Nature’s Door complex. From there is is across the road to the timing flats and off you go!
Site Plan with Trail
The red dotted line and arrows shows how all the owners of each of the ten half-duplex properties in the Lookout have great access to the ski-in and ski out trails.
Ski-in and Ski-out Trails
The Lookout has a simple ski-in trail and a simple ski-out trail. At the start of your day on the slopes you walk to the location of the first home which is #1. Then at the end of the day you ski home into the Lookout and you arrive at home #1, and walk home to your property, which is walking from #1 along to #10.The sales of luxury half-duplex/townhomes in the Lookout, 2500 Taluswood Place, Whistler. Data was imported from the Whistler Listing System. Days on Market (DOM) has been recorded since 2010.
|Number||Bedrooms||Bathrooms||Size sq. ft.||Sold Price||Sold||DOM||Listing Broker|
|4||3||2.5||2000||1,475,000||2007||S to S|
|3||4||4||2500||1,975,000||2007||S to S|
The sales for other comparable developments are recorded for your convenience on the Luxury Townhouse/Duplex Sales (Sales: Townhouse/Duplex) page on this site. The featured properties are the competitive set. In other words, a buyer would consider any of these developments when looking at similar criteria.
The Lookout is predominantly a winter rental. The secure garage will be attractive to renters looking to store expensive mountain bikes in summer. Most revenue will be made during the peak times of the ski season…as long as you don’t decide that you want to stay at your property when everyone else does.
With only 10 owners, being on the strata council would be an excellent way to get to know your neighbours, in addition to watching over your investment. Upkeep and maintenance of the exterior of each building and repairing decks should be the primary focus of the contingency reserve fund (CRF).
- 2017 roof replacement
- one dog or one cat allowed
- garbage and recycling pick up
The site plan is pretty simple as there are five duplex buildings each with the same floor plan.
There are two floor plans for the Lookout, A3 for 3 bedrooms and A4 for 4 bedrooms. The plans shown below were taken from the developer’s original package of information. Link to the Lookout site and floor plans pdf.
The monthly fees are as low as they can be as there is no underground parking garage, nor is there a communal hot tub or swimming pool. In essence, this is an ideal strata as the owners are paying for the minimum repairs and maintenance which include:
- ski-in/ski-out trail grooming
- snow removal
- recycle and garbage removal
- road maintenance
- common area insurance
- chimney cleaning
The strata plan is always worth looking at prior to writing an offer. The strata lot number should be in the listing and also on the Title. Most times you can judge which strata lot you are interested in by examining the strata plan, especially if it is a simple plan. Click the following link to view the Registered strata plan LMS4697 for the Lookout.
Each half-duplex has a double car garage, with additional room to park outside the garage on the pad. There are a few visitor parking spots, so the owners are all expected to park in their garage. When an owner converts the garage into a something other than a garage, it is hard to believe the strata council would approve that, as it would have a negative effect on parking that owner’s vehicles. In addition, parking in the garage gives the development a low-density, uncluttered look. Parking is prohibited on the roadway in the Lookout as this is one long, fire lane.
The Lookout is zoned for tourist accommodation (TA), which means that nightly rentals are permitted. When a property is on Resort Land, there is a minimal Tourism Whistler (TW) fee charged based on whether the property is used a residential property or is used to generate revenue.
If you are starting out and want to understand what the process is for buying a property in Whistler, have a look at the Buying Process page on this site. Print off the pages for a comprehensive Buyer’s Guide.
So, if you think I would be a good fit to work with you and your family, and you are not already working with a Whistler realtor, please contact me.
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