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July 01, 2013

A new Mosaic lifestyle

Brookfield expands to the inner-city with Mosaic Bridgeland

Portia Yip

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With the hustle and bustle of Calgary’s core just an arm’s length away, Mosaic Bridgeland extends a welcoming hand to inner-city living with all the charm, convenience and culture to suit your everyday needs.

Brookfield Homes is set to launch their first ever inner-city multi-family development in one of the most livable communities in the city. Home to dozens of unique diners, shops and cafes, homebuyers can settle in Bridgeland comfortably knowing there is an ever-thriving commercial and cultural environment at their doorstep.

Mosaic Bridgeland is composed of 18 boutique-style walkout townhomes and features two models, the Mikado and Sienna, ranging from 1,096 to 1,480 square-feet. Brookfield Homes’ Mosaic townhomes first began in Calgary’s suburban neighbourhoods, but the new inner-city development offers more contemporary finishings and high-end specifications.

Both models come with an open-concept floorplan — ideal for entertaining family and friends — along with two or three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, a centre island in the kitchen, a private attached garage and a spacious balcony and patio area.

“We’ve taken a model that has worked really well for us in the past in our suburban communities and we’ve modified it to fit the inner-city,” says Kelly Halliday, Sales and Marketing Manager with Brookfield Homes.

Just a five-minute commute from downtown with easy access to the C-Train, Memorial Drive and Deerfoot Trail, this leaves more time to enjoy the luxurious details in Mosaic Bridgeland. All townhomes come standard with granite countertops, hardwood and tile floors, and stainless-steel KitchenAid appliances. Buyers also get to choose from four lavish and modern colour boards: Americano, Brulee, General and Hazel to suite their interior tastes.

Brookfield Homes includes many eco-friendly and sustainable features in all their homes and Mosaic Bridgeland is no exception. Each townhome will be built according to registered EnerGuide 80 specifications and includes fibreglass exterior door slabs, low flow faucets and showerheads, forty per cent recycled insulation, and more.

With so many advantages both inside and outside the home, its no surprise that Mosaic Bridgeland has seen a great response from interested buyers and the community. From couples looking to downsize in the area to first time buyers, renters and single professionals, the project has attracted a varied mix. “We’ve had buyers from 27 years old to probably just over 60,” adds Halliday.

Prices start from the mid $400,000s, and they’re being snapped up fast. Five townhomes have already been sold and there are many currently on hold. Construction broke ground in late May and the possession date is slated for early 2014.

Halliday says Brookfield Homes always strives to design a great home with maximum value for the purchaser. “We’re looking for something that adds character to the community, in addition to what Bridgeland already has to offer.”

Established in 1914, Bridgeland has the perfect mix of old and new to delight and attract an array of people, young or old. “There’s so much history here and people are willing to share it,” says Halliday. “It’s a great community feel.”

The history extends down to the Bow River pathway and up to the beloved Bridgeland Market and other quaint shops you’ll find along First Avenue — where remnants of “Little Italy” are still noticeable. Enjoying the outdoors and getting out-and-about is key to experiencing all the charm Bridgeland has to offer. And with four schools in the area, parks, tennis courts, an off-leash dog park and a community garden, living local has never been easier.

“It really connects people to so much that the inner-city has to offer. We’re really pleased with the location, and our purchasers to date are really excited about having that walkability right at their doorsteps,” says Halliday.

Let’s not forget that two of Calgary’s most popular tourist attractions are also in the area: the Calgary Zoo and the new TELUS Spark Science Centre. “A lot of people have been commenting on the proximity to the zoo and how they haven’t been there in so long,” says Halliday. “But if they’re back in Bridgeland, they’ll finally go.”

And if you head up towards St. Matthew Lutheran Church — next to Murdoch Park and a fantastic soccer field — you’ll see the newly constructed Bow Tower in all its splendor amidst Calgary’s striking skyline. On top of the hill, which overlooks Mosaic Bridgeland, is the perfect hassle-free spot to watch the fireworks during the Calgary Stampede. And the best part? Home is just around the corner if you need to grab an extra blanket or more snacks should the fireworks run late.

As far as the near future goes for Brookfield Homes, plans to seek out more opportunities in the inner-city are well on the horizon. Brookfield Homes’ first project in Bridgeland started with their single-family development Axio on 12th. Mosaic Bridgeland is just a short ways away and will be built at the corner of McDougall Road and McDougall Court N.E. with much anticipation.

Fast Facts
Community: Bridgeland
Project: Mosaic Bridgeland
Developer: Brookfield Homes
Style: Walkout townhomes
Size: Ranges from 1,096 sq. ft. to 1,480 sq. ft.
Price: Starting in the $400,000s including GST
Sales Centre: 101 12th Street N.E.
Hours: Friday to Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Monday 2 to 8 p.m.

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