Westbay Quay: Oceanside living opportunity on Victoria Harbour
By Sheryl Gray September 18, 2018
You’re a water-lover by nature. Drawn to live as close to the shore as possible, you’re happiest when you’re on the water – paddleboarding, kayaking, sailing – or when you’re cycling or hiking trails that wrap around the most scenic views provided by the West Coast’s natural landscape. An active lifestyle is a priority, but the call of the city remains – whether for business, nightlife, or enjoying leisurely brunch with friends. You prefer to leave the car at home, and would love to travel to downtown by bicycle, or taking a Pickle Boat on the inner harbour.
Looking for that elusive mix of quiet neighbourhood in an oceanside setting with great access to your favourite water-based activities and to Victoria’s urban core? Westbay Quay is calling to you – the Westbay Triangle, where Head and Lyall Streets meet, is the last piece of ocean view property being developed in the Westbay neighbourhood adjacent to Victoria Harbour. This is where active lifestyle meets friendly community and tops it off with some gorgeous views.
The new Westbay Quay development is set to turn this corner on a new angle. With 85 homes planned in total, the development’s three separate buildings have been designed to complement the land space and the needs of this up-and-coming neighbourhood. Homes offer one- or two-bedroom condo living, along with opportunities for commercial businesses, and some units zoned for live-work lifestyle.
Westbay Quay is presented by Tenfold Projects, a partnership of the Amadon Group’s Max Tomaszewski and Axis Asset Management Inc’s David Price. Together, the founders have a combined 70 years’ experience with 150+ projects under their belts, including Price’s development of Swallows Landing, well-known in Victoria for being a benchmark standard for luxury design. Another notable project, The Wade, is a mixed-use re-development of the iconic Medical Arts Building and site in downtown, now under construction, with 102 strata suites and Victoria’s first rooftop farm.
You’ve got time to plan your escape to this lifestyle paradise, set to open in the second half of 2020. The five-story Sapphire overlooks the marina and will have ground-level waterfront dining and patios. Lapis and Topaz are both two-storey buildings with a mix of commercial and live-work spaces, designed to build on the community aspect of the great development and provide flexible lifestyle opportunities for residents.
All three buildings offer a great selection of condos with one or two bedrooms and open design, along with spacious decks or patios to enjoy the fresh air and ocean views. Excluding the penthouse suites, homes range from 575 to 905 sq.ft layouts, and are priced from the low 400Ks to mid-700Ks. With the option of live-work available in both one- and two-bedroom layouts, there are many homes to choose from. Additionally, there may also be opportunity to combine two of the one-bedroom suites for a larger home (approx. 1300 sq.ft). Each unit includes secure underground parking, bicycle storage, and storage area.
Buyers at Westbay Quay have been nothing short of impressed by the sleek home design and high quality of the finishings included with their purchase. State-of-the-art kitchens include Fisher & Paykel appliance packages including gas cooktops and double-drawer integrated dishwashers. Homes also have some features which are truly stand-apart from other developments: wireless lighting controls, built-in USB charging stations, and Lauzon’s smart-floor air purifying system for purified ocean air in each home.
Westbay Quay is located at the corner of Head and Lyall Streets in Victoria’s Esquimalt neighbourhood. The Presentation Centre can be visited at 453 Head Street, and is open Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 5pm, and Monday through Wednesday, from 11 to 4pm, or by private appointment – contact 250-384-2771. Why not come by to take a look and talk with the interior designer, or learn more by visiting www.westbayquay.com.
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