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April 01, 2019

Turning villa living on its head

Calais introduces lofted villas in Quarry Park


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There’s no question that Quarry Park has turned out to be one of Calgary’s best master-built communities where people can live, work and play. The community offers homebuyers a wide range of new home options, including luxury apartment-style condos, boutique townhomes, and now villas.

On Saturday, April 6th, Remington Development Corporation will host the sales launch for The Calais villas at their prestigious presentation gallery at 350 Quarry Park Blvd S.E. between 12 and 4 p.m.  Everyone is invited to find out more about this one-of-a-kind offering.

The Calais villas are main-floor living at its finest and will hit a sweet spot in the growing market for Calgary’s baby boomer crowd who are looking to downsize. “Everything you need for daily living is on the main floor — master bedroom with sophisticated ensuite, massive kitchen designed to entertain, private den and double attached garage all complete with in-floor heating. 

In addition, two outdoor patios maximize the owners’ enjoyment of the outdoors,” says Remington Development’s Angie Herback. “Plus, with no stairs to deal with from the outside or from the garage, space and accessibility are optimized. We are referring to them as ‘Arizona style homes’,” she adds, “as they resemble the designs found in that area.” 

However there is one remarkable difference to The Calais from the usual bungalow-style villas seen here in Calgary; “we are literally turning villa living on its head, instead of a basement we have a bonus loft area above grade with an abundance of light.” she explains. 

The developed loft gives owners the flexibility of extra living space to fit their lifestyle, providing a bonus room, full bathroom, and the option of two additional bedrooms. “This makes it suitable for families with older kids, grandparents who wish to have room for visiting grandchildren, or for those requiring a live-in care giver” Herback says.

The Calais villas appeal to the downsizing crowd, who are looking for a no-maintenance condo lifestyle but with a larger and more luxurious design than a typical condo provides. Buyers are also thinking ahead and looking for somewhere they can live in for their foreseeable future. “The Calais lofted villas are particularly suited for aging-in-place and allow buyers to make a
proactive lifestyle choice.”

There are four floor plans to choose from, all featuring an open-concept design that is luxurious and extremely functional. Living room ceilings soar to 18 feet with equally large windows that add to the grand feel of each home. Upscale finishes have been professionally chosen by Holland Design, including hardwood flooring, quartz countertops, an exquisite tiled fireplace and
sophisticated appliances. Early buyers are able to customize their home from the Classic, Contemporary, and Cutting Edge finishing packages.

Consisting of 24 villas, The Calais project is located along Quarry Way and within steps of the river pathway system.  Ranging in size from 1,285 to 1,465 square-feet on the main floor, and with an additional 800-square-feet in the loft. The villas are currently under construction and possessions are expected in Fall 2019.

Prices range from $595,000 to $795,000 (plus GST). Seven units have already been sold pre-launch. “There is a strong demand for villas in Calgary, add to that our location which is a short drive to the inner-city, plus our vibrant, active and amenity-rich riverside community, we believe The Calais is going to be extremely popular,” Herback says.

The community of Quarry Park has played a major role in the success of Remington Development’s previous multi-family developments here. The key has always been the fantastic location of Quarry Park; easy access to Glenmore and Deerfoot Trails, excellent transit options, and plenty of pathways to get around. Quarry Park provides a modern, urban live-play-work
community, and a nature-rich oasis. There are tons of amenities within the community, including the Remington YMCA and all the recreational opportunities it offers and The Market at Quarry Park with its array of shops, restaurants and services.

Of course, its location along the Bow River and nature reserve, the architectural character and variety of residential offerings, and the strong sense of community makes this one of the most desirable communities in the city. Remington has just a handful of ‘immediate possession homes’ in Quarry Park remaining: Champagne, the flagship luxury condo development is down
to the final penthouse; The Gates has just one two-bedroom builder suite; and the Gatestone townhomes have only a couple of two- and three-bedroom homes. 

Coming up next for Remington is phase 2 of The Gates project, “A 32 unit condo building featuring one, two and three bedroom apartments. Located on Quarry Gate, this project is scheduled to launch summer 2019,” Herback says.

Fast Facts
Community: Quarry Park
Project: The Calais villas
Developer: Remington Development Corporation
Style: Lofted villas with double attached garages
Size: From 1,285 to 1,465 sq. ft. main floor plus 800 sq. ft. loft
Price: From $595,000 to $795,000 plus GST
Address: Presentation Gallery - 350 Quarry Park Boulevard S.E.
Hours: Monday – Thursday 12-8pm; Friday – Sunday & holidays 12-5pm
From north, take Glenmore Trail east turn right at 18 Street, and turn right onto Quarry Park Blvd S.E. From south, take Deerfoot Trail north until exit 241. Turn onto 24 St S.E. and turn left onto 18 St. S.E. Turn left onto Quarry Park Blvd S.E.

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