Homebuilder plans to add 81 homes on Cougar Mountain
June 8, 2012
By Warren Kagarise
NEW — 8 a.m. June 8, 2012
Homebuilder CamWest announced plans Wednesday to build 81 homes on Cougar Mountain.
The development, called Belvedere, is in Bellevue inside Issaquah School District boundaries and near Cougar Ridge Elementary School. Plans call for CamWest to develop the homes on half-acre sites.
CamWest started developing plans for the site since securing the location in February. The sales center for the neighborhood is expected to open in August.
In November, Toll Brothers — based in Horsham, Pa. — acquired Kirkland-based CamWest to enter the Seattle home market.
Executives at the combined company said the Cougar Mountain location is a selling point.
“Belvedere’s location — with sweeping views of the Olympic Mountains, Puget Sound and the Seattle skyline — will make this community unlike any other in the region,” said Eric Campbell, president of Toll Brothers’ CamWest division. “We’re starting to see growth in the real estate economy and we expect Belvedere’s luxury homes — which will be designed to maximize these extraordinary views — will quickly become sought after by home buyers looking for a distinct address.”
In Issaquah, CamWest built the Highlands Square, Hunters Place and West Highlands Park developments in the Issaquah Highlands.
“We’ll be able to provide homeowners with CamWest’s deep knowledge of the Northwest’s residential market combined with our extensive expertise, luxurious finishes nd high level of customization as we bring this new project to the region,” said Kevin Duermit, group president of Toll Brothers.