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January 01, 2019

A complete community

Mattamy’s Urban Townhomes add zest, affordability to Carrington community

Portia Yip

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The foundation of a great community is built on connectivity and Mattamy Homes knows exactly what it takes to bring people together. Calgary’s new northwest community of Carrington is quickly becoming a popular pocket to plant down roots with its family-friendly and active vibe.

A completely master-planned community that blends together all the desirable elements of a sought-after lifestyle — including diverse natural green spaces, an ideal location and substantial amenities — Mattamy is building a legacy of stunning and inspiring homes in Carrington.

Walk through the door of any show home and first impressions will become long-lasting memories. Along with rear lane duplexes, Mattamy unveiled three Urban Townhome show homes last spring. With their diverse appeal to different buyers, these townhomes provide many options.

This is a special milestone year for Mattamy, as the largest privately-owned homebuilder in North America celebrates its 40th anniversary. Yorkville  in the south is its fifth active master-planned community to add to the Calgary region landscape just this past fall. With a total of seven communities
launched to date in the region, Mattamy has quite the esteemed repertoire for building and establishing homes and communities.

Whether or not people know what kind of home or lifestyle they’re after, Mattamy has a knack for transforming spaces into what buyers are truly after. “We take a lot of pride in making sure we know what people are looking for in a home and community,” Stefen Vavrek, Sales Manager with Mattamy
Homes tells Condo Living. “Before launching into sale mode, we do our homework.”

There will be 700 completed Urban Townhomes in Carrington and buyers can expect to move in between now and May. Taking after the English heritage of the name, Carrington as a community reflects a fresh and modern spin on the traditional carriage house style for an urban vision unlike anything else
in the city.

“There are three distinctive architectural styles that really add to the curb appeal,” says Vavrek. “The mountain contemporary elevation is something very unique to Carrington and really catches the eye. We also have prairie and craftsman elevations, which are attractive options for someone looking for a
more traditional look and feel.”

Each of Mattamy’s Urban Townhomes also has a unique set of characteristics including double attached garages, full width rear balconies, extended front porches, unfinished basements and no condo fees. With seven distinct floorplans to choose from, Urban Townhomes range in size from 1,327 to 1,516
square-feet with two or three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths. Prices start at $349,990 including GST.

The Madison end floorplan has been especially popular with buyers. Starting at 1,341 square-feet with three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, plus a loft, there’s a generous open concept main floorplan and a large rear balcony that people are drawn to for both entertaining and relaxing.

Another feature buyers get excited about is Mattamy’s exclusive design studio experience where they can personalize their home’s interiors. The choices and styles are endless but Mattamy makes the process easy to mix and match finishes. With the help and guidance of expert design consultants, buyers
can find and choose their favourite cabinets, countertops, flooring, paint colours, backsplash, appliances and more. Buyers are able to choose what works for them rather than having to pick from a package of A, B or C.

“To make things even more convenient, we have townhomes that are move in ready with the most popular interior features and trends already selected by our professional design team,” adds Vavrek. “It takes the guess work out of the process and it’s flexible for those who don’t have the time or desire to
pick and choose all the details.”

Buyers from all walks of life have seen and felt a connection with Mattamy’s homes in Carrington enough to make it their humble abode in the near future. From first time buyers and empty nesters to those looking to downsize or right size, it’s easy to see their point of view for choosing such an attractive

Carrington already has a few noteworthy features as soon as you enter the community including an impressive public art installation resembling an intricate canopy of leaves, and a 2.4 acre green way park with a playground, basketball court and a centerpiece skateboard park. Then there are the abundant
nature reserves and the Rotary/Mattamy Greenway with 138 kilometres of pathways connecting 55 other communities throughout the city.

“The area is already very well established with the Greenway Plaza connecting the park and community and a short commute to the Calgary International Airport, plus big grocery and retail stores at Beacon Hill, Creekside and CrossIron Mills,” says Vavrek.

The location of Carrington boasts prime accessibility with two new future public and separate school sites in the works, and a future LRT station from the approved Green Line expansion. Vavrek mentions how access to Centre Street, Stoney Trail and Deerfoot Trail also makes commuting within the city or
escaping to the mountains easier than ever.

“When it comes down to it, it’s all about connectivity, curb appeal, and an active lifestyle.”

Fast Facts:
Community: Carrington
Developer: Mattamy Homes
Style: Two-storey Urban Townhomes
Size: From 1,327 to 1,516 sq. ft.
Price: Starting from $349,990 including GST
Sales Centre: 183 Carrington Circle N.W.
Hours: Monday to Thursday 1 to 8 p.m., weekends 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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