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Discover West Coast Modern Waterfront Living at Westbank’s Horseshoe Bay Sanctuary

By Michelle Hopkins Mar 31, 2021

West Vancouver’s Horseshoe Bay is a quaint seaside village surrounded by the stunning natural beauty of Howe Sound and its surrounding islands. Westbank’s newest project, Horseshoe Bay Sanctuary, is nestled in this magical setting. 

“Horseshoe Bay Sanctuary is true waterfront …  a lot of waterfront condo projects have a road or park between the building and the waterfront; in our homes, you can throw a stone from your patio into the water,” says Michael Braun, director of marketing and sales, Westbank. “There’s literally nothing between your home and the water aside from the boardwalk.”

Designed by award-winning architect Paul Merrick, widely considered one of the last great practitioners of West Coast Modernism, Horseshoe Bay Sanctuary comprises 158 homes across six mid rise buildings and cottage-inspired two-level townhomes. Residences from one to three bedrooms plus den, range between 938 to 1,168 square feet. 

Horseshoe Bay - Kitchen


At its roots, West Coast Modernism at Horseshoe Bay Sanctuary embraces deep, holistic and authentic luxury. It is lasting and complements nature. It does not try to compete with it but rather encompasses it. 

“Imagine, driving slowly down the boardwalk into your parking, taking an elevator up, walking along a covered open corridor to your home,” says Merrick. “Once inside, on one side you overlook the water and your neighbours, on the other you have pure nature. In how many places on the planet can you do that?” 

The interiors evoke an understated elegance coupled with West Coast contemporary details: expansive ceilings, wide plank wood flooring in all living areas, designer wool carpeting in the bedrooms, and generous sized decks and patios to take in sweeping water, mountain, park and forest vistas. Each home includes Miele appliances, Kohler fixtures, European cabinetry, quartz countertops, and oversized porcelain tile flooring throughout.

Horseshoe Day - Master Bedroom


Created by North America’s leading private developer, Westbank’s Horseshoe Bay Sanctuary is nearly sold out, with only select homes remaining.

This summer, Horseshoe Bay Sanctuary will open beautifully curated show suites by several top furniture retailers, including Article, Inform, IKEA, Avenue Road and Roche Bobois.

As part of our Westbank Imagined program, if purchasers fall in love with a particular show suite, they can buy the furniture package. 

Horseshoe Bay - Penthouse


“Buyers will have the opportunity to purchase all or some of the furnishings,” says Braun. “It is a unique way to imagine how your new home can look.” 

Residents will have access to a custom amenity Corsair Chris Craft moored in a one-of-a-kind Boat House. Featuring soaring arches and illuminating the bay with its lantern-like glow by night, The Boat House is an architectural wonder set to become a landmark in this charming coastal village. Horseshoe Bay Sanctuary is a partnership with the Sewell family and the Boat House provides an extension of their historic marina exclusively for residents. 

Residents who don’t own a boat can walk down to the pier for a spin around the harbour in the amenity Corsair  Chris-Craft powerboat with dedicated a captain. The Boat House also includes a wood-decked gathering hall that will become the perfect on-water venue for a wine-tastings, Pilates or sailing skills workshops.

The Boat House


“The Boat House is amazing, and will be arguably the coolest boathouse in the province,” says Braun. 

Horseshoe Bay Sanctuary is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, to live on the waterfront in one of the most beautiful seaside villages in British Columbia. 

The Presentation Gallery, located at #501-1067 W. Cordova St., Vancouver, is open daily by private appointment. For more information or to book an appointment, call 604-925-9331 or visit

Michelle Hopkins
Michelle Hopkins is a Vancouver-based freelance writer with extensive magazine, newspaper and online writing experience in home décor, new home developments, culinary adventures, wine, travel and more. Michelle writes for many notable publications including Real Estate Weekly and other Glacier Media Group publications, Western Living Magazine, Vancouver Magazine, Home Décor & Renovations, to name just a few. Michelle is passionate about anything to do with real estate.
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