In one shape or another, the past year has forced us all to reexamine our living spaces. If you’ve found yourself daydreaming about having more square footage to play with or access to wide-open spaces, you’re surely not alone.
Truth be told, it doesn’t all have to be a mere fantasy. Despite Vancouver’s soaring housing prices, spacious and affordable options are out there.
Boardwalk, the second master-planned Tsawwassen community by Canada’s preeminent builder-developers at Aquilini, is offering up sizeable duplexes, single-family homes, and townhomes in this brand-new oceanside neighbourhood.
If you’re looking for a duplex home, now is your chance to be one of the first. Sales for this limited collection of 14 duplex homes start on Saturday, February 20, but are now available for an early preview.
Duplex with a pool
If you’re faced with the dilemma of choosing between a one-bedroom downtown or a two-bedroom in Burnaby or Richmond, you might be surprised to know that for the same cost, you could find yourself in a three-bedroom duplex on the Salish Sea with miles of seaside trails and acres of park space at your doorstep.
Plus, as a part of the Boardwalk community, you’ll also have access to the Beach House amenity — featuring an outdoor swimming pool, patio deck, hot tub, fitness centre, two party rooms, an indoor and outdoor kids play area, and more.
Starting from $799,900 — as opposed to the average duplex cost of $1.2 million in Greater Vancouver — the 1,450 sq ft duplexes have been crafted with a level of design and quality you’d expect from a pricier home. Plus, getting in early means gaining access to better pricing and more time to arrange financing and, for a limited time, you can purchase with only a 10% deposit until closing.
With interest rates at an all-time low, there has never been a better time to buy. Monthly mortgage payments break down to $2,297 based on a 30-year amortization period with a 5-year fixed rate of 1.79% and 20% down payment.
For now, let’s take a peek inside to see what all the hype is about.
First things first, Boardwalk’s open spaces aren’t just limited to the outdoors. Inside, you’ll find spacious, open-plan living areas with interiors that have been inspired to suit the lifestyles and needs of today’s homeowners.
The floorplan comprises three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms across two storeys, including your own entrance and front door, side-by-side two-car garage, and private fenced backyard.
All homes are designed for togetherness. Entering the main living level with its open kitchen-dining-living area, it’s easy to imagine it as a spot where friends and family will love to linger. The space is bright and breezy, with an abundance of natural light beaming through its big windows.
Not to be overlooked are the 15-ft vaulted ceilings in the living room and gas fireplace for keeping cozy.
The modern kitchens are equipped with sleek stainless-steel appliances, including a gas range, French-door refrigerator, dishwasher, and built-in microwave. Plus, the vertically stacked tile backsplash gives the kitchen a modern feel and crisp look.
Upstairs, you’ll find three bedrooms, including a generously sized master bedroom and ensuite bathroom, complete with semi-floating vanities, his and her sinks, and more than ample counter space. The perks of having a natural gas water heater mean endlessly warm showers and baths.
Plus, the ability to customize your home is there with a choice between a light, dark, or architect colour scheme, and with additional upgrade options like air conditioning, wood flooring throughout, additional millwork, and an EV car charger.
Other defining features include a backyard deck with a natural gas barbecue connection that opens up to your private fenced yard — but the green space doesn’t end there. The parkside location backs onto a large stretch of greenery where you can breathe in the ocean air.
The epitome of West Coast living and thoughtful design, Boardwalk duplexes offer an urban aesthetic in a picturesque oceanside setting. The planning for this one-of-a-kind community was done carefully and with the intent of creating a warm, welcoming neighbourhood that brings people together.
The enviable location is a stone’s throw away from premium shopping at Tsawwassen Mills and Tsawwassen Commons Shopping Malls. Though it’s just a short 30-minute drive to downtown, the area actually gets 40% less rain than Vancouver on average.
Want to experience it in person? Construction of the master-planned community is well underway with built single-family homes and townhomes available for tour.