May 26, 2017
A natural beauty towers above White Rock
Bosa’s Miramar Village reaches completion with two new highrises
By Kathleen Freimond
The views from the homes in Bosa Properties’ Miramar Village in White Rock are nothing short of spectacular. And it’s these panoramic outlooks that are reflected in the design of the project—inside and out.
The final east and west towers of Miramar Village, which takes a stellar location on the Semiahmoo Peninsula, will complete development on the 3.7-acre site. At 16 and 17 storeys, the highrises will include one-, two- and three-bedroom homes and 10 townhouses. Adding 229 units, they will bring the number of homes in Miramar Village to 445.
The existing buildings on the site accommodate the White Rock Community Centre and commercial and office space, while the new towers will include such amenities as an outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, health club and residents’ rooftop terrace with outdoor fireplaces, dining area, barbecue area, community garden plots and a putting green.
Tom Staniszkis, principal at NSDA Architects, is enthusiastic about about the views residents will enjoy from the towers on the crest of a slope, calling them “a primary advantage.” The stepped design of the two towers, he says, allows for generous decks and takes advantage of sun penetration and views to the southeast and west.
Cheryl Broadhead, registered interior designer and principal at BYU Design, also drew inspiration from the site.
“The design and colour palettes were inspired by the location,” she says. “We looked at a lot of imagery that had to do with the seaside: greyed weathered wood, sun-bleached wood and sand tones.”
Buyers can choose from three colour palettes. The Modern palette’s warm tones in the grey quartz countertop, grey veining in the Calacatta porcelain backsplash and the dark engineered-wood floor can be seen in the display suite at the sales centre.
The design and colour palettes were inspired by the location.
The Classic palette includes a white quartz countertop, medium-tone wood-grain cabinets, Calacatta porcelain backsplash in the kitchen and limestone floor tiles in the bathroom.
Blond oak engineered word floors, a white quartz countertop and Calacatta porcelain backsplash in the kitchen and white Thasso marble tiles in the bathroom define the Contemporary palette.
“It was important to us to create a warm and inviting space where the kitchens are a feature,” Broadhead says. “We looked at different ways to frame the millwork and feature wall. We wanted the kitchens to be showcases with lots of storage and interesting features.”
Imported Italian cabinetry enhances the large Calacatta porcelain slabs that form the backsplash. These evoke the look of stone, but are much lighter in weight, explains Broadhead, who also points out the illuminated framing detail around the backsplash.
The major appliances in the kitchen are by Bosch and the display suite shows a gas cooktop, stacked wall oven and microwave. Integrated panels conceal the fridge and freezer, enhancing the visual continuity of the wall of wood-grain cabinetry and appliances.
Engineered wood flooring seamlessly connects the kitchen to the living areas and bedrooms, a design feature that makes the whole unit feel more spacious. Expansive, energy-efficient, double-glazed windows have stylish roller shades and each home will include a heat recovery ventilator unit that introduces fresh air into each room.
The bathrooms feature “floating” vanities in the same wood-grain finish as the kitchens, over-sized wall tiles and stone floors. These handset floors will be cosy underfoot, warmed by NuHeat radiant in-floor heating.
The vanity has under-mount lighting to add to the ambience, while the medicine cabinet’s mirror front is illuminated to provide the all-important task lighting in the bathroom. The polished chrome rain showerhead makes its own design statement behind the frameless glass shower enclosure.
The rectangular tub in the display suite is by Maax while Metris faucets by Hansgrohe add sparkle to the space. Sinks are by Duravit and toilets are by American Standard.
Homes in the two towers range from 550 to 2,700 square feet.
The Miramar Village display suite is at 1425 Johnson Rd. in White Rock.
For more information, call 604-542-8882 or visit bosaproperties.com/miramar.