Pelican Cove 1875 Tsawwassen Drive has 42 townhomes and 20 duplexes by Aquilini Developments

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Pelican Cove at Tsawwassen Shores: Natural elements on display inside and out

Mary Frances Hill
The Province

Pelican Cove at Tsawwassen Shores

Where: 1875 Tsawwassen Drive

What: 42 townhomes and 20 duplexes in the final stage of the Tsawwassen Shores waterfront community

Residence sizes and prices: Two to four bedrooms from 1,270 to 1,700 sq. feet, starting at $599,900.

Developer and builder: Aquilini Development

Sales centre address: 1875 Tsawwassen Drive (last right before the ferry terminal)

Sales centre hours: noon — 5 p.m., Sat — Thurs

When the new residents of the townhomes and duplexes at Pelican Cove move in, each will bring a unique history of home ownership.

Whether they’re downsizers, first-time buyers, or young families, every one is marking a new phase of life with one of the most important purchases of their lives. But as diverse as their backgrounds may be, they’re united by the desire to live in a home made of materials and finishes that reflect the natural beauty of the waterfront steps from their front doors.
“Geography and location definitely play an integral role in our planning and conceptual design,” says Shannon Haerdi, principal of First Impressions Design, which completed the interiors on the three display homes for Aquilini Development.
“Our first stage of design is visualizing who the potential buyer would be and how would they like to actively live in these beautiful homes. The natural elements in this community made our job easier to conceptualize and put into fruition.”
Pelican Cove is Aquilini Development’s fifth project in the master-planned community of Tsawwassen Shores, a 270-acre site within walking distance of the ocean, nature trails, and a two-kilometre boardwalk.
In one living area, First Impressions Design introduces darker earthy tones in the rug, flooring and stairs, a bold touch at a time designers often go for an all-white palette to offer home hunters a blank canvas. Again, the natural surroundings of Tsawwassen inspired the warmer shades in the display. In fact, Haerdi looked to the environment for nearly every decision she made in her colour schemes.

 “We love the colour scheme in this living room as it works well with the natural exterior elements that are so prevalent in the Tsawwassen area. The grey, ‘greige’ [a combination of grey and beige] and turquoise colours in this space are reminiscent of the sand and water’s edge just outside the doorstep of this beautiful master planned community.”

A kitchen and a bathroom show Haerdi’s preference for blending light and dark hues to accompany stainless steel, a combination of materials that also reminded the First Impressions Design team of the sandy beach just footsteps away, she adds.
The suites have laminate wood flooring and nine-foot-high ceilings. Complemented by oversized windows, the ceilings add to the feeling of openness and space in the homes. Setting darker hues against natural light was essential to Haerdi’s design decisions.
“Some of the qualities we love from this project are all the large and beautiful windows that shed natural light into each room, and that the floor plans utilized generous use of space.

“These elements made our design decisions easier because there were several furniture layouts that could be made possible in these rooms.”

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