LOOKOUT-Whistler Mtn.

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
    • 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
  • Sales
    • Comparable Sales
    • Revenue
  • Strata
    • Site plans
    • Floor plans
    • Strata plan
    • Fees
    • Parking
    • Storage
    • Zoning: nightly rental
  • Questions
    • Buying process
    • FAQ
    • Representation

Active Listings

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

To view what is on the market in a Whistler ski-in/ski-out property already featured on this website, please click the Active Ski-in/Ski-out Listings page.  Please note, these are postings by all Whistler real estate brokerages. Unlinked properties can be viewed on WhistlerListings.com

Market Update

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.

Location

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.

Google Map

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.

Creekside Map

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.

Photo Gallery

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.

Lookout keeps the snow longer

half duplex in the Lookout at Taluswood

Lookout townhome with double car garage

Lookout with Whistler Mountain in the background

Ski-out from the Lookout

Ski out trail with the Lookout on the left

Lookout keeps the snow longer

half duplex in the Lookout at Taluswood

Lookout townhome with double car garage

Lookout with Whistler Mountain in the background

Ski-out from the Lookout

Ski out trail with the Lookout on the left

Ski-in/Ski-out

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.

Sales

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.
NumberBedroomsBathroomsSize sq. ft.Sold PriceSoldDOMListing Broker
432.519273,150,000202119RE/MAX
232.519152,527,500202020WREC
63.52.519272,200,0002020183WREC
232.519152,100,0002020470WREC
543.523503,299,000201928E&V
34.5425003,297,000201843WREC
842.519261,967,500201634Thorn
632.519271,695,0002015470WREC
832.519261,465,0002014191Thorn
143.523261,525,000201224RE/MAX
34.5423241,600,0002012381WREC
1032.519291,400,0002012643WREC
943.523142,400,0002008WREC
432.520001,475,0002007S to S
34425001,975,0002007S to S
232.520001,480,0002006WREC
543.523502,225,0002004WREC
34425002,275,0002004WREC
743.523502,420,0002003RE/MAX
832.520001,850,0002003RE/MAX
632.520001,540,0002002WREC
632.520001,450,0002002WREC
743.523501,685,0002001WREC
832.520001,485,0002001WREC
232.520001,300,0002002WREC
143.523501,550,0002002WREC
143.523501,450,0002001WREC
34425001,575,0002001WREC
632.520001,275,0002000WREC
943.523501,500,0002000WREC
232.520001,100,0002000WREC
543.523501,450,0002000WREC
832.520001,275,0002000WREC
432.520001,200,0002000WREC
1032.520001,300,0002000WREC
743.523501,475,0002000WREC
1143.525002,150,0002000WREC
143.523501,300,0002000WREC
34425001,400,0002000WREC

Comparable Sales

The sales for other comparable developments are recorded for your convenience on the Luxury Townhouse/Duplex Sales page on this site. In addition, check out the Market Update page for the latest statistics on listings and sales broken down by segment.

Revenue

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.

Strata

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

Site Plan

The site plan is pretty simple as there are five duplex buildings each with the same floor plan.

Floor Plans

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.

Lookout-4 bed floor plan

Lookout 3 bedroom floor plan

Lookout-4 bed floor plan

Lookout 3 bedroom floor plan

Fees

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
  • landscaping
  • recycle and garbage removal
  • road maintenance
  • common area insurance
  • chimney cleaning

Strata Plan

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.

Parking

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.

Zoning

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. For more information please go to the FAQ page on this site.

Questions

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. In addition, the FAQ page may also help.

Representation

One question that should be raised, is how will you, the Buyer be protected during and after the transaction? The BC Financial Services Authority (BCFSA) is the governing body for real estate agents. They require The Disclosure of Representation in Trading Services (DORTS) form be reviewed at the beginning of the relationship with that first communication. Please click through to my recent post on Agency Representation to understand how Representation by your real estate agency benefits and protects you.

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 real estate agent, please contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.

It’s a Good Life in Whistler!

Marion

Marion Anderson Personal Real Estate Corporation

(604)938-3885

manderson@sutton.com

Sutton Group – West Coast Realty, #203, 1080 Millar Creek Road, Whistler, BC V8E 0S7

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.