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November 01, 2015

Choices galore

Merge Developments offers tons of townhome options

Aaliya Essa

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The benefits to a buyer of having plenty of options when looking for a new home simply cannot be overstated. In fact, they are downright essential.

Merge Developments recognizes this and gives their buyers exactly that. No matter if you are looking for a large two-storey townhome that answers the needs of those just starting out in life, or perhaps a single-level suite to enjoy a relaxing retired life in.

In Airdrie, Merge Developments has two current projects that provide a wide array of designs that will fit a variety of lifestyles and budgets. Brookside at Baysprings in the southwest corner of the city, and StoneKeep at King’s Heights in the southeast have townhomes that will surely satisfy buyers’ needs.

Brookside at Baysprings has an interesting compilation of multi-level townhomes that come with a variety of top-shelf standard features, offered at an affordable price.

“The sizes and floor plans of these homes at this price point are what makes them unique,” says Rick Spooner, President and Operating Partner at Merge Developments. “They are 1,670 square-feet in size, and starting in the mid $300,000s. Having the basement development option will give buyers a total livable space of over 2,400 square-feet. Our townhomes also include a fenced yard and double garage, and there are two main floor plans, and three upper floor plan options to choose from.”

Brookside at Baysprings has a total of 57 townhomes. “There are a number of homes already occupied,” Spooner says, “and there are also a few quick possession homes currently available.”

The two main floor plans, the Slate and Tyndall, both include the option of two-master bedrooms, three-bedrooms, or three-bedrooms with bonus room layouts. Each design also features two-and-a-half bathrooms, and a double garage in the rear of the home, and a private fenced yard.

“Brookside is perfect for downsizers, who are able to keep their current furniture, and enjoy the lock-and-leave convenience of a condominium,” he says. “It is also appealing to young families with their larger size and fenced backyards.”

He adds that Brookside buyers may have a modest budget, “but that doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy all the comforts of a well designed, well appointed home,” he adds. “Downsizers likewise appreciate that these townhomes have a distinct feel of a single-family home.”

Meanwhile, StoneKeep at King’s Heights offers buyers the opportunity to choose from three different styles of townhomes, all with attached garages. “This project offers buyers a choice of three different layout types — the two-storey Streetside Series and Backyard Blocks, and the single-level Courtyard Collection,” Spooner says.

“These are affordable homes that are designed to give the buyer all they will really need in a first home,” says Spooner. “You can get two- or three-bedroom units, with attached single or tandem garages, which are perfect for young families and those just starting their life as adults. Downsizing couples looking to stay in the neighbourhood also find a comfortable home here.”

The Courtyard Collection ranges from 779 to 909 square-feet, the Backyard Blocks are 1,026 to 1,085 square-feet, while the Streetside Series measures in at a spacious 1,041 to 1,124 square-feet, making it possible to satisfy a variety of lifestyle needs.

“Homes in this project start in the $230,000s, including an attached garage,” says Spooner, which makes it an incredible value for anyone from first time buyers, to downsizers, and everyone in between.

There are 72 homes in StoneKeep, set around a beautiful central landscaped park, and many homeowners have already moved in. “New possessions are available from quick to longer time frames depending on the customer’s needs,” he adds.

Both benefit from the family-friendly environs of the growing city of Airdrie. Both developments have easy access to the QE II highway and Stoney Trail.

“Getting to the Calgary International Airport is easy, and CrossIron Mills is just down the road,” Spooner says. “We’re getting a lot of buyers from Calgary who are not only attracted by our design, affordability and location, but like the idea that they can entertain guests and have pride in their homes,” he adds.

Projects: Brookside at Baysprings and StoneKeep at King’s Heights
Style: Two-storey and single-level townhomes
Size: 779 - 1,670 sq. ft.
Price: Starting from the $230,000s at StoneKeep and mid $300,000s at Brookside
Address: Brookside at Baysprings is at 151 Baysprings Terrace, Airdrie
StoneKeep at King’s Heights is at 1225 King’s Heights Way, Airdrie
Hours: Monday to Thursday 2 to 8 p.m., weekends and holidays noon to 5 p.m.
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