Mosaic’s Seaside, which is quickly taking shape just a short stroll from the ocean in Tsawwassen, represents a first for the long-time developer on several levels.
To begin with, the master-planned rowhome community is the first project Mosaic has undertaken, not only in Tsawwassen, but in all of South Delta.
The homes, which have beach-y exterior colours and coastal influences inspired by their location, have a look not previously offered by Mosaic.
And the 10,000-square-foot residents-only Seaside Club, which will open this summer along with some of the 125 two-, three- and four-bedroom homes in phase one, is an amenity space not commonly built by Mosaic.
Geoff Duyker, the company’s senior vice-president of marketing, says a South Delta presence is “very meaningful” for Mosaic, citing the area’s growing economic drivers, which include the Delta iPort distribution centre, the 450,000-square-foot Amazon facility and the Tsawwassen Mills and Tsawwassen Commons shopping malls.
“All of a sudden, there is activity here, and we’re super excited to be able to provide new housing for people who want to live here.”
Indeed, Tsawwassen — which locals will attest is one of the sunniest spots in Metro Vancouver — now has myriad shops, restaurants and big-box stores, courtesy of the two new malls.
Residents of Seaside will also be but a stroll from the par-70 Tsawwassen Springs Golf Course, which borders the community to the east — a forested area borders it to the south — and a short drive to the sandy shores of Boundary Bay’s Centennial Beach.
Residents will also be well positioned to take a weekend getaway to the Southern Gulf Islands or Vancouver Island, given their proximity to the BC Ferries terminal just minutes down the causeway.
When residents are at home, however, they’ll be able to take advantage of other activities, courtesy of the Seaside Club. Its indoor and outdoor amenities include a great room with a kitchen, party table and televisions — perfect for entertaining a large group — a fitness centre, kids’ play room, lap pool and dog-wash station.
On site at Seaside, which will include just under 300 homes when complete in about three years, are four smartly outfitted display homes, some with water views, that showcase the interiors.As well, Duyker says, they also speak to the diverse buyers who may be interested in residency at Seaside. One model, for instance, is a two-bedroom-and-den unit that may be well suited to a younger couple, while a model with “a master on the main” may be more of interest to downsizers.
“We have four main types of homes, and we believe we have a home for everyone,” says Duyker, who notes that some 50 of the first-phase homes have now been purchased. Some of those buyers grew up in South Delta “and have wanted to come home,” while others are migrating from Vancouver, Richmond and Burnaby, he says.
“They’re very impressed with the value that’s offered here for the home that they’re able to purchase.”
All homes, meantime, are three levels, have two parking spots and are fitted with huge windows and 10-foot-high ceilings and wood laminate flooring on the main levels. Clean palettes of white on white or white on taupe are on offer.
Abundant storage is on offer, thanks to crawl spaces, closets and thoughtfully placed nooks.Kitchens have island or peninsula layouts, flat-panel upper cabinets and Shaker-style lowers and under-cabinet task lighting. Under-cabinet LED task lighting will be sure to help with meal prep.
Bathrooms have oversized porcelain tile flooring, rectangular sinks, soaker tubs and Kohler single-lever chrome faucets.
Finishes aside, Duyker believes that the biggest draw of Seaside is its location.
“In terms of our physical setting, I’d say our most definitive feature is our proximity to the ocean,” he says. “It’s five minutes to where you get to dip your toes in the water.
“I think for the families who’ve chosen to come here, first and foremost, they love the setting — to be this close to the ocean, to be bordered by a forest and a golf course, and then to be in an area that is really evolving in a very positive way. This is a great place to live.”
Project address: 4638 Orca Way, Tsawwassen
Project size: 125 two-, three- and four-bedroom rowhomes (in the first phase)
Interior designer: Insight Design Group
Price: two-bed and den from $579,900; three-bed from $654,900; three-bed and den from $819,900; four-bed from $764,900
Sales centre: 4638 Orca Way, Tsawwassen
Hours: noon — 6 p.m., daily