Alpine Cabin Project underway at Mount Washington

The Beaufort Heights Alpine Cabin Project is underway at Mount Washington.

The Beaufort Heights Alpine Cabin Project is underway at Mount Washington.

The Beaufort Heights Alpine Cabin Project is underway at Mount Washington.

At a time when mountain resort real estate sales have slowed down in a stagnant economy, Mount Washington is undertaking an innovative project that puts a focus on proven quality and affordability.

The Beaufort Heights Alpine Cabin Project, which consists of uniquely-designed mountain cabins, is underway with four units being built this summer for occupancy in the fall. Each unit pre-sold for $250,000 including land costs.

Under the guidance of developer Chris Lefevre, the project proved to be popular with a sellout of phase one. Lefevre is taking orders for construction in the summer of 2013 for the next phase of mountain development.

“Affordability is key,” he said. “There is a demand at mountain resorts for self-contained, family-style cabins but affordability has limited the potential market due to the huge cost of dealing with snow load and square footage needed for mountain chalets.”

Beaufort Heights cabins are built on fee simple land, as opposed to lease hold land, which makes recreation home financing easier to negotiate.

Lefevre and his team have been working on perfecting the smaller cabin concept which incorporates a design that deals with the snow loads seen regularly during a Mount Washington winter.

Both Christine Lintott, the architect and timber frame builder, and Gord MacDonald, of MacDonald and Lawrence, have assisted Lefevre in coming up with a stylish Scandinavian cabin design that enhances the Mountain Washington aesthetic.

To see the project visit www.lefevregroup.com/mtwash/index.html.

For more information contacting Lefevre at 250 380 4900 or lefevre@lefevregroup.com.