The quest to buy your first home can be stressful if you don’t know where to start.
You’re likely looking for an urban lifestyle outside of Vancouver that offers immediate access to entertainment, services, and local amenities.
This ultimate level of convenience hasn’t previously been offered in White Rock. Normally, access like this is reserved for ultra-urban locations like Metrotown and Richmond.
Lucky for you, the city’s tallest high-rise on the southeast corner of 152nd and 16th Avenue is set to start selling next month— Soleil.
Featuring 26-storeys of one and two-bedroom concrete, air-conditioned homes in White Rock’s most urban location, it’s the new residential and commercial gateway to White Rock. You can live the life you desire without compromising.
Let’s take look at why that is and how it could benefit you.
If you want to live in one of the sunniest areas in the Lower Mainland, White Rock is for you. Centrally located in the true heart of White Rock, Soleil is directly across the street from Semiahmoo Shopping Centre and the city’s main transit hub with trips to Bridgeport SkyTrain station every 15 minutes. It’s also less than 10 minutes walk from Semiahmoo high school, home to an International Baccalaureate program (and rated in the top 15% of all BC schools).
With over 300 shops, services, and restaurants already within immediate walking distance of the development, Soleil will offer an additional 25,000 sq. ft. of new retail and office spaces at street level, meaning you have everything you need close by. Save-on-Foods, Shoppers Drug Mart, BC Liquor Store, Browns Socialhouse and many more are just steps from home
As the first of its kind in this location, and with extremely competitive preliminary pricing, Soleil represents a rare opportunity for new homeowners and for those looking to expand their home.
A one-bedroom + den covering 638 sq. ft. will cost $496,900 and a two-bedroom with den covering 854 sq. ft. will cost $697,900.
All concrete homes at Soleil have been designed by Ciccozzi Architecture Inc and due to their innovative concept of rotating the buildings around from the central elevator core. This allows multiple homes to each have amazing panoramic views of Semiahmoo Bay, Gulf Islands, Salish Sea, Mount Baker, the north shore mountains and beyond – truly the kind of views people travel the world to see.
Every home features an oversized balcony with built-in gas hook up, air conditioning, and a master bedroom in each plan-type that is spacious enough for a king-sized bed.
If you like cooking, you’re going to love the kitchen filled with quartz or granite countertops, a Bosch stainless steel appliance package, soft-close drawers, warm under-cabinet lighting, and a polished chrome Grohe faucet. (No big deal.)
Comfort is everything when you’re at home and your new home interiors at Soleil have been designed by Creative Designworks Inc. You’ll get to choose between two colour schemes, contemporary and classic.
And you’ll find luxurious finishes throughout your home; engineered wood flooring in the living area, wool carpet in the bedrooms, custom roller blinds in every room, and over-height smooth-finish ceilings (8’6” on floors 3 to 12 and 9’ ceilings on floors 12 to 24).
Elegant design continues all the way to ensuite bathrooms which feature quartz countertops, under cabinet LED lighting, a floating mirror with LED lighting, a luxurious soaker tub, an enclosed frameless glass shower (in select ensuites), and large format tiles.
Living at Soleil allows you to enjoy a stunning home and all of the private club amenities that go with it. The Gateway Room features 15 separate amenities combined into a massive 8,000 sq. ft. of private indoor and outdoor amenity space on one level. Every home also comes with secured storage and parking.
This includes 12’ over-height ceilings, a chef inspired kitchen for large dinner events, a spacious indoor lounge with large fireplace, two wifi-enabled study rooms/offices, two guest suites for out of town visitors, a state-of-the-art fitness facility, an airy yoga studio, therapeutic steam room and sauna, and TELUS wireless internet access in all common areas.
Expansive nano doors allow the indoor lounge to transition seamlessly into the outdoor lounge, located on the rooftop podium. This space includes a hot tub (yes, that’s right), an outdoor fitness deck, a BBQ kitchen, two fire pits, a child’s play area, and garden and outdoor lawn.
There’s also a private carwash station located in the parkade, and a new public plaza at street level with artistic lighting and water feature.
Peace of mind
Buying your own place is a big deal so you’ll want to have peace of mind. At Soleil, each home comes with comprehensive industry-leading warranties backed by Travelers Canada.
Homes also come with hard-wired smoke detectors, and an enterphone system at the lobby entrance. If you want to be extra fancy, you can upgrade to hardwood flooring in the bedrooms and heated floors in the bathrooms.