Waterfront Living: An Affordable Dream

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For those who dream of living on the waterfront, it no longer has to be a fantasy.

For those who dream of living on the waterfront, it no longer has to be a fantasy.

Nestled on the banks of the Fraser River in Ladner and surrounded by parks and farmland to the south and east, Shato Holdings' new and exclusive condominium project, River Watch Residences, offers the best of outdoor living.

Envision waking up to sweeping views of the Fraser River, watching boats float by at the nearby marina, or walking a few steps to enjoy a meal at the River House Marina Restaurant and Pub. Or lace up your hiking shoes and head to the Millennium Trail, which offers kilometers of walking/cycling trails that can take you to the scenic Deas Island Regional Park or Burns Bog.

River Watch is a four-storey Victorian-style building with a distinctive red roof, white hardi-board siding and oversized wraparound balconies. Coupled with magnificent interiors and starting at only $295,000, it's no surprise River Watch has sold two more homes in the last two weeks.

This limited collection of 13 contemporary one- and two-bedroom homes, ranging from 695 to 1,332 square feet, includes nine-foot ceilings (soaring vaulted ceilings in select homes), a gas fireplace and gorgeous laminate wood flooring throughout the living area. The condos also feature oversized windows, gourmet kitchens with quartz countertops, kitchen islands, undermount sinks and in-floor radiant heat.

Spacious, covered patios invite outdoor entertaining at its best. "People are thrilled with the size of the decks ... from 300 to 800 square feet, and each one is plumbed for a gas barbecue," says marketing director Sarah Toigo. "If you don't have a river view, you have a farmland view."

In addition, each residence comes complete with a bigger-than-average Whirlpool stainless steel appliance package, including washer and dryer and a 36-inch wide fridge and gas range in the larger two-bedroom homes.

The master bedrooms are large enough to accommodate a king-sized bed and walk-in closets complete with built-in shelving. Bathrooms are equally impressive, with frameless showers and undermount sinks.

River Watch is truly the best of urban living in a quiet, rural setting. A short drive away is the quaint Ladner Village. Stroll up and down streets filled with boutique shops, artisan galleries, restaurants and cafes.

For those familiar with this community, these new homes by well-respected developer Shato Holdings Ltd. come as no surprise. Shato is responsible for developing the whole waterfront in the area. For nearly five decades, the award-winning developer, in partnership with Tsawwassen Springs, has built its reputation for innovative design combined with outstanding quality.

Act fast as there are only eight homes remaining. As an added incentive on the next three sales, Shato is offering a limited time only $10,000 credit off the purchase of your new home.

With prices starting at $295,000, living on the waterfront can be a reality. You aren't just buying a home, you are buying a lifestyle. There is still a great selection of homes available and ready for occupancy.

The River Watch Residences presentation centre is open from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday at 6251 River Road, Ladner (5825 60 Ave in your GPS). For more information, call Frank Becir, Sales Director 604-862-5731 or 604-943-7411, email at [email protected].


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