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February 2017 | issue 206

When I pitched my idea to have My Legacy Park show suites featured in our new Designer Series in this issue, Brad Remington Homes’ vice-president for sales and marketing Bryan Logel hastened to remind me that he was first to use the term “Designer Series” which was what they called the immediate possession homes they’ve had in their many developments. I told him I would acknowledge the fact in the magazine, and here it is. What can I say, Bryan, brilliant minds think alike, right?


Speaking of brilliant, that is indeed what the My Legacy Park show suites are. All eight of them (yes, eight!). Each has been meticulously designed and decorated to evoke an appealing lifestyle with an engaging theme that goes a long way in not only informing buyers of what living here may look like, but also how brilliantly the floorplans themselves work. We’ll have more of Calgary’s best condo show suites next month in what has been a hit new feature for Condo Living.

Our cover story on Jayman BUILT’s Carnaby Heights townhomes in Nolan Hill shows that luxury and affordability are not mutually exclusive. The multi-awarded home builder certainly knows how to please buyers with their brand of top-notch specifications and personalized style. We also have coverage for StreetSide Developments’ The Loop in Evanston, Trico Homes’ Viridian in Sage Hill and Stepper Homes’ no-condo-fee Hill Street Towns in Heritage Hills in Cochrane. There certainly is a lot to love in multi-family living these days, especially in the northwest side of town.

As long as we’re on the subject of love, how about our Valentine’s Day focus in Shelley Boettcher’s A Day In feature? She lays out all the romantic things couples can do in the city this February 14 and beyond. Even our community feature on Heartland is a great fit for this romantic theme.

I also have a thing for pillows and we wallow in this personal obsession with terrific takes on what’s available out there in Kathy McCormick’s Shopping story, as well as in Aaliya Essa’s Focus On photo feature. Our STYLE guru, David Crosson, puts his sights on creating the perfect feature wall to create visual depth in any room. Speaking of which, My Legacy Park show suites certainly use this design feature to great effect.

Lastly, we have a very timely story on Calgary’s car sharing program from well-known local blogger (and Condo Living regular columnist) Richard White. He paints us a picture on what the city may look like with fewer cars on the road.

It’s been a frigid start to 2017, with temperatures plummeting to bone-numbing levels. I guess the good ol’ Farmers’ Almanac was on the nose this year, but the condo market is seeing some warmth return to its fortunes. We’ll keep you updated with whatever happens in the coming months.

In This Issue

The Height of style and affordability

The Height of style and affordability

Finding the right balance between a home you can afford and one you love can…

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Brilliant Viridian

Brilliant Viridian

The vision for Viridian is quickly unfolding, as Trico Homes’ hit apartment condo development welcomes…

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Face of the New West

Face of the New West

For the avid home seeker who thinks they’ll never be able to afford to buy…

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Sunny days ahead

Sunny days ahead

There is another reason to live in sunny south Calgary. Two words — solar panels.

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