Frequently Asked Questions

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Watercolour isn’t your typical neighbourhood development. It’s a Traditional Neighbourhood Design or TND. So we often get asked questions. Below we’ve compiled a list of the most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and their answers. If you have any other questions, please email us at the bottom of this page.

What is the projected project completion date?

Watercolour is expected to be completed by 2030. We plan on offering only a limited number of homes per year to ensure our high quality reputation is ensured. Land Ark Homes has built over 300 homes in its 30 year history. Slow and steady is how we plan to continue to model steady predictable growth. We plan to build up to 25 homes per year.   

What types of homes will Watercolour include?

Current phases include single family homes, townhomes and a mini apartment all of varying sizes. Future phases will include more of these, along with semidetached and more.

What is the average lot size?

Our lots come in a range of sizes. The average single family home lot is 50 ’x 100’. Townhome lots are 20’ x 100’. And semi detached homes will be 25’ x 100’.

What size of homes do you offer?

Currently, our 6 Cottage Collection bungalow homes are from 1,000-2,000 square feet. The 4 Farmhouse and Barn style two storey home collection will range from 1,800 to 2,400 square feet.

What is your deposit structure?

Watercolour requires a $20,000 deposit at contract signing and another $80,000 ten days later.

What are the school options in Westport?

Westport is home to Rideau Vista Public School. Click here.

St. Edwards Catholic School. Click here.

Rideau District High School. Click here

Local universities and colleges include:

I'm buying a townhouse or single family home. Should I upgrade to a finished basement?

That is entirely up to you. There is a fairly even split among past customers of over 300 homes who have chosen to upgrade to a finished basement and those who have left their basement unfinished. Your choice will depend on a variety of factors—are you looking for more storage space or are you looking to increase the square footage of usable living space? Do you need that living space now, or are you interested in finishing the basement yourself in the future? As a standard, all our basements come with 8 ft. ceilings. Our finished basements, depending on house model, can include an additional bedroom, a full bathroom with custom cabinetry and stone countertops, and a recreation room.

Are light fixtures and appliances included in your homes?

Interior and exterior light fixtures throughout our homes are included. We have multiple high quality interior light packages for homeowners to choose from.

Appliances are not included. As is standard in most new builds, you will be asked to purchase and install your own appliances.

Are your homes energy efficient?

We believe that when you build properly, and to high standards, energy efficiency is a guaranteed by-product.

Do your homes use septic systems and/or wells?

The entire Watercolour neighbourhood is connected to municipal sewer and water systems. Garbage collection is curbside once a week.

Are your parks & trails and green spaces available for public use?

Yes, Watercolour Park (which includes a variety of green spaces as well as a children’s park) is intended for public enjoyment.

Do you host weddings?

Yes. Our event space is available for the benefit of the community as a whole.

Are there benefits to moving to Westport?

The simple answer? Yes. Live a healthier lifestyle. You can walk to all your daily needs. Westport offers coffee shops, 7 restaurants, a brew pub, winery, library, post office, grocery store all within a 15 minute walk of the community. Bike to Foley Mountain. Hike the Rideau Trail from Kingston to Ottawa. Westport is the hub of it all. Foley Mountain has cross country skiing, snowshoeing right on your doorstep. Swim at the Lions Club Beach on Sand Lake. Go boating from your seasonal mooring in the Westport harbour for only $1,200 per year connecting you to the Upper Rideau and over 202 km of water. Or bring your canoe or kayak anywhere on one of these kayak carts. Click here.

Affordable- Become a single car family. The Canadian Automobile Association sites the average yearly cost of ownership for an average compact car at $9,500, while the average Canadian spends $5,400 on groceries. Click here.    

Eliminate Your Commute. With high speed fibre optic right to your door you can work from anywhere and live in cottage country.

 Not convinced?

We're happy to help answer any questions you might have. Send us a quick email below and we will aim to reply to you within 1-2 business days.

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