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December 21, 2017

An elevated lifestyle

Trico’s Verona townhomes bring classy dual master bedroom comfort to Sage Hill


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The dual master bedroom design has been a popular trend in condos and townhomes but no one is more committed to it than Trico Homes, whose Verona townhomes is almost exclusively made up of this floor plan.

Having two master bedrooms has become a staple in most developments as it offers tons of flexibility to the owner. They can have it as a spare bedroom for guests, take in a roommate who can help them with the mortgage, or keep it with an eye on future growth.

It would be easy to think that most buyers for this type of townhome would be mostly single professionals or young couples but at Verona, in the popular northwest community of Sage Hill, buyers span the entire spectrum of the market.

“We are getting downsizers, single parents, and young families — even families with older kids — to add to the singles and young couples,” says area manager Magda Deininger.

She points out that the adaptability of the dual master bedroom works perfectly with the three-storey design of the Verona townhomes. “Buyers get the option to develop the basement to add another bedroom and full bathroom, buyers just love the flexibility that Verona offers.”

Of course, Trico’s uncompromising stand on providing the highest level of standard features is also hugely appealing. Their two on-site show homes perfectly displays the upgraded and standard features available.

“The end unit has about $40,000 of upgrades included in it, while the interior model has the standard features, and you can see how Trico’s above-and-beyond approach to providing the top standard features really isn’t far behind the upgraded one that shows all the potential of living in Verona,” Deininger says.

Verona features three floor plans: the Rundle, Cascade, and Galway (a walkout, back-to-front, and split), ranging in size from 1,560 to 1,598 square-feet. Each home is three-storeys, complete with two-and-a-half baths and two master bedrooms, featuring their own ensuite on the upper floor. On the lower level, a flex room is available to be used as a storage space, guest bedroom, or even an office or in-house gym. All are single-front attached garage homes.

“Verona offers a truly unique living experience from its amazing hillside location, to its spacious and functional designs,” Deininger says. “It’s like living in your own exclusive enclave that is located in an already established community with plenty of amenities, and surrounded by lots of natural areas — including a ravine right in their backyard — that opens up plenty of recreational pursuits,” she adds.

Verona will have 126 townhomes spread out in 19 blocks, and Deininger says six of the nine blocks that have been released so far are sold out.

“The feedback has been so positive,” she says. “Buyers are attracted to the layout, the appealing price point and our high standard features. Many are surprised that they don’t have to upgrade to get the features they really want, especially at this price point starting from $326,000 plus GST.”

Key to Verona’s appeal is the bedroom sizes. “They are very spacious and can definitely fit a queen size bed,” says Deininger. “The second bedroom is perfect for small kids since you can put two single beds in there, or a bunk bed, plus they’ll have their own bathroom.”

Having a dedicated great room on one level and the dining room and kitchen on another allows for lots of privacy, everyone in the household can pretty much keep to themselves. There is still lots of room for entertaining guests.

Throughout the home itself, plenty of contemporary high-end finishes add to the entire package and buyers can rest assured their Verona home will be move-in ready and more. Desirable features include quartz or granite countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms, three neutral-toned designer colour palettes to choose from, an upgraded carpet in all the bedrooms, laminate flooring in the kitchen and dining area, stainless steel kitchen appliances, and a front load washer and dryer.

Another unique feature found in the Rundle and Galway homes is the tall ceilings in the great room. “The ceilings in the great rooms are over 12 feet in height giving off that loft vibe. They also come with large windows allowing for a lot of natural light to come into the home.”

All the homes come with a private deck (some have two, walkouts also have a patio), full landscaping, a single attached garage with a driveway large enough to fit another vehicle, and plenty of surrounding green space to enjoy with family, friends, or dogs. “We’re a pet-friendly development,” she adds.

Flanked by the natural ravine with existing pathways and two community parks in the works, Verona truly is a peaceful and exclusive enclave. At the same time, residents have everything they could possibly need within walking distance or minutes away via car.

“Verona is a lot quieter than some of our other projects in the area since it’s in a more exclusive part of the community and not congested by all the amenities nearby,” Deininger says. “But everything you need is still very close and around the corner — you still have access to many big name amenities such as Loblaws and Walmart.

It’s an easy 10-minute drive or less to reach the Beacon Heights Shopping Centre, the dozens of retail shops at Creekside, or the new shopping hub at Sage Hill Crossing. Major roads such as Shaganappi Trail, Sarcee Trail, Symons Valley Road, and Stoney Trail will take residents anywhere else they need to go in the city or out of town.

“You don’t really need to leave the northwest unless you work downtown or elsewhere,” she says. “All you need is right here.”


Fast Facts:

Community: Sage Hill

Project: Verona Townhomes

Builder: Trico Homes

Style: Three-storey townhomes 

Size: From 1,560 to 1,598 sq. ft.

Price: Starting from $326,000 plus GST

Sales Centre: 118 and 120 Sage Hill Grove N.W.

Hours: Monday to Thursday 2 to 8 p.m., weekends and holidays noon to 5 p.m., closed Fridays


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