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November 01, 2015

Living on the ridge

Cranston Ridge’s new townhomes offer ease, luxury at competitive prices

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The townhome has provided many first-time homebuyers and downsizers the best option for living in a spacious, single-family-like home at an affordable price, which is why this product form has sold out almost everywhere in town. And in Cranston, Cardel Lifestyles is releasing what could be the final chance to own a new townhome in this popular southeast community.

With only 15 units, Cardel Lifestyles’ townhomes in Cranston Ridge are extremely limited. And with all the standard features and obvious advantages of its enviable location in the community, it’s likely that they will be very popular, says sales and marketing manager Brad Logel.

After all, Cranston Ridge’s apartment-style condos have been very well received, with their first two buildings all but sold out and the third (of five) more than 50 per cent sold. “We now have something for every buyer… quick possession condos, condos where you can make your own design choices, and now large townhomes,” Logel tells Condo Living.

Cranston Ridge will have a total of 271 units (256 condo apartments and 15 townhouses) on build out. All of the condos and townhomes are designed to maximize the buyers’ enjoyment of their extraordinary location along the southern ridge of Cranston.

But the Cranston Ridge townhomes are of special note. They were designed to provide all the comfort, convenience and style that buyers may not have seen before in Calgary.

These are multi-level townhomes with double drive-under garages that come through in the amount of storage space they provide, and the well-thought-out floor plan that gives a new twist to the open concept layout.

The townhomes are 1,550 square-feet with three- or two-bedroom options with small variations on size and design depending on the unit’s location within the townhome block.

“Our townhomes are accessible from the street, which provides a ton of convenience. Each unit comes with a welcoming front porch, and a developed lower level opposite the double garage that can be turned into a convenient flex room to fit the buyer’s needs,” Logel says.

“That lower level can be turned into a game room for the kids, it can fit a full-sized foosball table, be a great place to watch the game, or work as a den/guest room,” he adds. “It’s essentially the size of another bedroom with a large window. It comes with a lot of built-in storage places that can store sports equipment, toys and other essentials. It’s a flexible lifestyles room that can be whatever you need it to be.”

The living area upstairs is quite large and has a very functional flow with an L-shaped kitchen counter with a window over the sink looking out to the deck. “This adds to the sunny outlook of the interior, and not very many townhome designs have this feature,” Logel says.

It is an open-concept design that’s conducive to entertaining with a good-sized island and a roomy pantry, plus nine-foot ceilings in the main floor and developed lower level.

Cardel Lifestyles, however, was able to tweak the open-concept plan to give a sense of separation between the kitchen, dining and living rooms.

“People want a large open concept but most prefer a dining area that is next to the kitchen but separated and private from the living room. We have hidden the half bath away from the kitchen. There is a large island, a pantry and a window over the sink that looks out to the covered deck. It’s the perfect main floor plan.”

The townhomes come in either two-master-bedroom or three-bedroom plans with an upstairs laundry. “Having this option makes these townhomes attractive to singles looking to bring in roommates to help with the mortgage, or young, growing families along with downsizing couples that want the benefit of a spacious home at an affordable price.”

The Cranston Ridge townhomes start from $349,900 and Logel says that for a limited time, buyers can get $5,000 worth of free upgrades. “They’re the perfect low-maintenance suburban townhome with a spacious double attached garage.”

Currently available apartment-style condos are two bedroom, two baths that range from 897 square-feet all the way up to 1,038 square-feet (plus patio decks). “These are large condos most with kitchens and bathrooms that you would only find in a larger single family house. Many come with mountain views. Once you see our condos at Cranston Ridge, you’ll be sold.”

Their location in Cranston is a big plus. “Cranston is a fully established community, everything you need is already there, including shopping, coffee shops, schools and a huge multi-purpose community hall. Cranston is just minutes from the exciting Seton commercial centre that includes the South Health Campus. The whole area adds a lot of value to your home and quality of life,” Logel says.

Cranston Ridge has five different show suites to view. They are also presently building condos at Auburn Walk and Sage Place along with townhomes at Nolan Park. You can also watch for their next development, Walden Place condos and townhomes that will be coming this February.

FAST FACTS

Community: Cranston
Developer: Brookfield Residential
Project: Cranston Ridge
Builder: Cardel Lifestyles
Style: Apartments and townhomes
Size: 624 to 1,038 sq. ft. condos, and 1,550 sq. ft. townhomes
Price: Large Condos start at $249,900 plus GST, townhomes are from $349,900 plus GST
Sales Centre: 522 Cranford Dr. S.W.
Hours: Monday to Thursday 2 to 8 p.m., weekends and holidays noon to 5 p.m.
Website:http://www.cardellifestyles.com" title="Cardel Lifestyles" target="_blank"> http://www.cardellifestyles.com

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