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July 24, 2018

Rising to the top

Dallas 54 brings exciting, new condo lifestyle choice to North Glenmore Park


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As any baker will tell you, the best bread comes from using the best ingredients, but what you do with those ingredients matter, too.

The new condo development of Dallas 54 certainly has all the ingredients of its perfect location in North Glenmore Park can offer – supreme accessibility, an established community and surrounded by all of life’s most necessary amenities. But what its developers did is also give it a style and appeal that makes it a complete lifestyle choice for a wide range of condo buyers.

Sal Daklala made his mark in Calgary as one of the founders of the famous Byblos Bakery, he has since moved on to developing commercial properties and Dallas 54 marks his first venture in residential multi-family development. But he had his eye on this area for a long time.

“I’ve loved this area of North Glenmore Park, and I have always dreamed of building a condo development here,” Daklala tells Condo Living. He says he had nursed the vision close to 15 years and when the opportunity presented itself, he jumped at the chance.

He didn’t want just any condo building on the site, either. He wanted something special that was affordable, stylish and reflected the look and culture of this inner-city community. And after two years of intense negotiations and preparations, Dallas 54 is now ready to take off.
Dallas 54 (a word play on the family name and its location on 54th Avenue S.W.) collects 37 apartment-style condos on three floors with a 10,500-square-foot retail space at its base.

One- and two-bedroom suites are offered in seven floorplans, ranging from 610 to 1,161 square-feet. Prices start from $299,900 plus GST. There is an on-site show suite/presentation centre at 2104 54th Avenue S.W. that gives prospective buyers an idea of the stylish lifestyle Dallas 54 can offer.

Dallas 54 has wonderful accessibility as it’s just off where Glenmore Trail and Crowchild Trail converge, it is five minutes to Mount Royal University and less than 15 minutes to the downtown. The community is close to the North Glenmore park and the Glenmore Reservoir and all its green space and pathways; groceries, shopping and restaurants and eateries are readily found in nearby Marda Loop.

“The community itself is the amenity,” Daklala says. “Here you can lead an active lifestyle, close to all the important things in life, yet we are on a less busy side of town where you can also relax and enjoy the quiet,” he adds.

“With Dallas 54 you get the opportunity to live in a well-established neighbourhood in a brand new home attuned to traditional values and contemporary tastes,” says his daughter, Anna Daklala, who is also helping in the family-run venture.

“Sales have started and people from around the neighbourhood are really excited about it,” she says. “We’re getting a lot of interest from downsizers from adjacent communities who love the idea of being able to move to a new home that’s right for their needs and not leave the neighbourhood that they have loved all these years,” she adds.

“Professors and students from Mount Royal University will also surely find our location appealing,” she says. So will singles, couples, empty-nesters and downsizers.

Everyone will find the level of finish Dallas 54 provides deeply satisfying. Suites feature high-quality finish in keeping with contemporary urban tastes. Each one comes with in-suite heating and air conditioning, quartz countertops in baths and kitchen, soft close cabinets in kitchens and baths.

“We offer tons of storage including drawers for pots and pans and recycling for added convenience and style, each unit also gets more storage space in the underground parkade,” Sal Daklala says.

“Gas lines are roughed in to each of the oversized balconies too,” he adds. “The way we designed each suite is to envision how people will be using the space, so everything flows.”

Like the true baker he is, Sal Daklala is particularly proud of the kitchen design. “The kitchen is where everyone congregates, it is the heart of the home, and the way we designed this in Dallas 54 speaks of how central it is in our lives. There’s lots of storage space and work space, every aspect of the design has a purpose.”

Standard package includes stainless steel Whirlpool appliances, 30-inch smooth top range and built-in dishwasher. There are a range of options available and include an electric fireplace and white two-inch horizontal blinds for style and shade.

A beautiful garden plaza frontage will be in place, but that is as far as in-house amenities go. “You can find everything else you need in and around the neighbourhood, there are two golf courses nearby, the Glenmore Aquatic Centre is just down the road. And our commercial base will have a fitness centre, a coffee shop and retail, so Dallas 54 is a complete lifestyle package that remains affordable,” Daklala says.

Dallas 54 is a labour of love for the Daklalas and the passion for the development can be seen in every aspect of this stylish new inner-city condo.

Fast Facts:
Community: North Glenmore Park
Project: Dallas 54
Developer: Dallas 54 Living
Style: One- and two-bedroom apartment-style condominiums
Size: From 610- 1,161 sq. ft.
Price: Starting from $299,900 plus GST
Address: 2104 54th Avenue S.W
Hours: Monday to Thursday – 2 to 6 p.m.; Friday – Closed; Saturday and Sunday – noon to 5 p.m.

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