May 2013 | Issue 161

And the winners are…

“There can be only one,” is what The Highlander says in the movies. But at the 2012 SAM Awards, the winner really is the homebuyers, as ever-tightening competition among the developers and builders has resulted in some of the most captivating designs and affordable homes yet.

There were 40 different companies that vied for the 61 awards this year, making it one of the tightest competitions in years. It was a highly enjoyable evening with our builder/developer friends — and if you followed us on Twitter and Facebook, you would have received up-to-the-minute updates on all that transpired on that memorable night.

Speaking of memorable, Remington Homes certainly has made a memorable impact in the southeast community of Copperfield, as they launch a more ambitious sequel to their ultra-successful Copperfield Park development. Read more about this in our cover feature. Also featured this issue is Victoria Cross by Avi Urban, one of the 2012 SAM winners, as residents enjoy the fulfillment of its vision. We take a look at First by FRAM + Slokker  and update readers on its progress in East Village. The Park by Lake Placid promises an unmatched inner-city tranquility as they are going up between two of Calgary’s most historic parks in the Beltline. You’ll be hard-pressed to find another exactly like The Swan Group’s The Landing in Rocky Ridge, where spectacular mountain views are available even from the first floor.

With warmer weather on the way, we thought this would be a good month to focus on the backyard, so we’ve lined up a few features on how to make the best of your private outdoor space. Jessica Patterson talks to the experts on how to throw the perfect patio party in her On Trend feature; Kathy McCormick outlines the new products for your deck in Shopping; and I delve on the new sustainable, eco-friendly items to create the perfect backyard or patio space.

We also get to update readers on what’s happening in United Communities’ Nolan Hill, and Richard White gives the low-down on the design of Sasso, while Marty Hope tells us of Macdonald Development’s next step in Watermark at Bearspaw after winning at the National SAMs.

These are exciting times in Calgary, with the condo market booming and so many terrific options all over the city. One thing’s for sure, the choices are a-plenty, and making a decision to find your new condo starts right here.

Pepper Rodriguez
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In This Issue

Still feeling the love at copperfield park

Still feeling the love at copperfield park

Making a blockbuster film on your first try, in hindsight, may prove easier than coming…

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FIRST love

FIRST love

One pioneering idea deserves another. That’s the kind of synergy at work in East Village,…

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The terraced life

The terraced life

The most distinctive condo building in the Beltline is beginning to take shape, and the…

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Vision rewarded

Vision rewarded

The vision for Victoria Cross has always been to create the most luxurious townhomes in…

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