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June 02, 2009

Lighthouse Landing

Cardel Lifesyles' condominiums beaconing buyers home

Shelley Williamson

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Condo shoppers fishing for a sound investment to call home that’s also awash in nearby amenities are finding their beacon in Cardel Lifestyles’ Lighthouse Landing.

“It was one of the last pieces of land up for development in the Country Hills area,” says Jeff Knebel, project and marketing manager for Cardel Lifestyles.

The master-planned community just north of Country Hills Town Centre will ultimately house 304 apartment style suites and 207 courtyard and garage style townhomes.

The former range in expanse from 624 to 988 square-feet – with one-bedroom, two-bedroom and two-bedroom-with-den units among the selections. Meanwhile, three-bedroom or double-master bedroom style townhomes are sized at an atypical 1,257 to 1,350 square-feet, some with single-attached garages to boot.

“We’re providing Calgary’s best condo and townhome value at Lighthouse Landing. It’s a master-planned community with a supreme location at an affordable price,” says Knebel, adding prices start at $224,900 for apartment-style digs and $289,900 for townhomes.

Residents land a myriad of included features in their coveted Cardel addresses, from parking (heated underground, garage, stall or surface, depending on floor plan), to five appliances, deluxe wiring packages, designer kitchens with maple cabinets, veggie sprayers, raised eating bars and handsome chrome hardware to name just a few.

“One of the things Cardel Lifestyles is doing is adding a premium sound attenuation system to the construction to eliminate noise between adjacent suites,” says Knebel.

Location is always an added-value feature for buyers, and Lighthouse Landing is no exception. Uniquely crafted into a 20-acre location boasting 40 per cent greenspace and attractive extras including fountains and gazebos, the site will also feature a boardwalk, lighthouse, and ten hectares of waterfront thanks to a stormwater retention lake.

“There will be pathways for jogging and you’ll be able to access all the amenities on foot – everything you could possibly ever need is within walking distance,” says Knebel.

Speaking of amenities, Cardel Place, grocery and big-box stores, Empire Studio 16, and a host of restaurants, schools, boutiques and services are all within reach of Lighthouse Landing’s front doors. And careers downtown and leisure pursuits out-of-town are close with great access via Deerfoot Trail and Country Hills Boulevard, with travel in and out of the area to only improve with the advent of the future Stoney Trail extension and LRT stop slated for the area.

“When you drive into Lighthouse Landing there is going to be a brick entrance, and the two-lane boulevard will be treed all the way. Then at the end you will have our featured three-and-a-half storey New England style lighthouse,” explains Knebel.

Added security for buyers is the fact that Cardel has made the move to not sell units to investors, so all residents can rest easy knowing their Lighthouse Landing neighbours are also owners with a vested interest.
“Ultimately, we are aiming to help young people and families get into the market while increasing prices are eroding affordability,” says Knebel.
Since show suites opened last October, sales have gone swimmingly for the Cape Cod-inspired addresses, with a number of residents already calling the northeast community home. So far the area has lured a mix of residents and would-be homeowners, from first-time home shoppers to those looking to pare down their empty-nests. “The way I look at it is you’re seeing a lot of younger people, as well as young families, baby boomers and even baby boomers’ kids. It really gives that community feeling,” notes Knebel.

Show suites are open on site (12025 Country Hills Boulevard) from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and weekends and holidays noon through 5 p.m., with three condo apartment-style, and a pair of townhomes finished and beautifully appointed for viewing. For information about Lighthouse Landing townhomes, contact Brad Logel, 226-6113, and to learn more about apartment-style condos, call Bryan Logel at 241-8975.

Home shoppers who prefer the south can now also check out yet another new Cardel Lifestyles project, Prestwick Place. Townhomes and apartment-style condos are up for grabs in the much-anticipated condo community south of South Trail Crossing, where the sales centre just opened. For more information, call Kolin Stuckey, 720-5959.

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