Horseshoe Bay West Vancouver

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Location: West Vancouver

Project Size: 256,759 sf | 171 units

Developer: WestBank Corp.

Architect: Merrick Architecture

Interior Design: Merrick Architecture

Landscape Architect: PFS Studio

Presentation Gallery: 1502 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC

Completion: 2019

 

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The Horseshoe Bay Project came to life when West Vancouver’s Sewell family partnered up with architect Paul Merrick and WestBank’s founder and CEO Ian Gillespie to create a luxurious yet energy efficient residential complex at Sewell’s marina. Before being repurposed into residential real estate, the space was previously a large surface parking lot generally underused for much of the year. For several years, Dan Sewell gathered public feedback from Horseshoe Bay residents, business owners, and other stakeholders regarding his plan to redevelop the marina before submitting a formal rezoning application to the District of West Vancouver. The new project is supported by the Horseshoe Bay community largely due to Sewell and Gillespie, who both have very deep ties and fond memories of Horseshoe Bay.

Merrick’s vision was formed with the public’s feedback in mind, and sought to maintain the community at the marina while enhancing it with elements of West Coast modernism. He envisioned residents and guests experiencing and engaging with the environment rather than merely passing by it. Both the boat house and waterfront will be accessible to the public, and the marina will be connected to the neighbouring park through pedestrian walkways. The landscape design will be reminiscent of a European village with elements such as cobbled stones and grassy common areas to encourage public gathering.

Additionally, thanks to Gillespie’s creativity and passion for efficient energy use, the new complex will feature an ocean geo-exchange loot to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This energy-saving loot will be equivalent to taking between 60 to 80 cars off the road each year.

 

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SPECIFICATIONS

DESIGN 

  • West Coast Modern luxury homes in the waterfront community of Horseshoe Bay
  • Horseshoe Bay West Vancouver steps right out from the hillside to the ocean front
  • Interior design inspired by natural west coast surroundings
  • Layouts allow for natural cross ventilation and expansive views of the waterfront, mountain, forest, or park
  • Homes are accessed through covered external walkways
  • Reinforced concrete construction
  • In-building heating and cooling provided through an onsite geothermal ocean loop, allowing for a reduction in greenhouse gas emission of up to 70%    
  • Underground Parking supplied with electric vehicle charging stations (available for purchase)

 

SECURITY

  • 24-hour concierge
  • Building-wide electronic Access Control system
  • 24-hour digital video recording surveillance of building entry points
  • Electronic access using a single encrypted security device
  • Video Entry System allows identification and screening of guests
  • Elevators include restricted floor access

 

AMENITIES

  • Amenity Boat House, truly one of the most breath-taking boathouses in history
  • Luxurious 24 foot Chris Craft boat, with dedicated Captain
  • Paddle Boards and Kayaks for residences to use
  • Private Lobby with soaring ceilings and architectural fireplace, with additional private lobbies for each building
  • State of the art gym

 

INTERIORS

  • Designed by Merrick Architecture in a West Coast Modern typology
  • Unique overheight extra wide solid oak suite entry door, modern interpretation of the Arts and Crafts style
  • Overheight ceilings
  • Wide-planked wood flooring in all living areas
  • Porcelain Limestone look tile throughout the bathrooms and up wet walls
  • Designer wool carpet in bedrooms
  • European kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanities
  • 30” and 36” gas fireplace in majority of homes, covered in travertine stone
  • Finest quality roller-blinds with woven sun control fabric

 

  

 

For floor plans and pricing, please contact Richard at hello@richardbao.ca or 778-991-8848.

 

Rich & Paula

 

 

*All pictures are taken from Google*

 

References:

http://westbankcorp.com/horseshoe-bay-west-vancouver

https://www.biv.com/article/2015/8/sewell-family-proposes-171-unit-waterfront-condo-h/

Horseshoe Bay key holder speaker event – September 13, 2017