By Susan M Boyce
Life is different in White Rock. Sandy beaches, more sunshine than any other Metro Vancouver municipality, outdoor adventures awaiting discovery in every direction — it’s no wonder this is seaside community is a sought-after destination for savvy homebuyers of every generation.
And now, to the delight of locals and visitors alike, a new home ownership option is about to unfold. Introducing Monaco, an iconic addition to White Rock’s midtown.
Fifteen years in the planning, Monaco will be located on the site of what many long-time residents fondly remember as the beloved Beaver Lumber store. For decades, Beaver Lumber was the place to find all things construction related, housewares you never thought you needed, plus an opportunity to visit with neighbours as you compared notes about everything from deck repair to tips for pruning roses.
“I lived in White Rock growing up, and it was so exciting to discover that this neighbourhood is still one of the really fun sections of Johnston Road,” says Maria Lavalle. “You’ve got amazing art galleries, a diverse array of restaurants, plus some intriguing boutique retail here. And, of course, there’s Laura’s Coffee Corner — a great place to people-watch and enjoy some of the best lattés and bakery treats in town. My husband and I can’t wait to move back.”
Surprisingly, though, this transition between the contemporary bustle of the new town centre and the traditional charm of Five Corners has been overlooked for a long time. But no more. “We’re excited to be part of finally bringing a renewed vibrancy to the area,” says Leanne Rundle, Solterra’s marketing and creative director.
The Evolution is Underway
Monaco, Rundle adds, is poised to celebrate the best of… well, the best of everything about the White Rock lifestyle. Unobstructed views, sophisticated interiors, and amenities to make your life easier; you’ll find it all at Monaco. “It adds up to a one-of-a-kind opportunity, one you won’t want to miss,” she says. “We encourage people to register online at www.liveatmonaco.ca to be among the first to receive up-to-date information as it’s released.”