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July 2018 | issue 223

Touring the new show suites in this hectic spring season has opened my eyes to the amazing range of new condo and townhome designs available in the market today. I was just astounded by the degree of standards now available to the condo buyer — I can remember a time when black appliances were considered an upgrade!


Now, everything that a single-family home has, so do condos and townhomes. Stone countertops, luxury vinyl plank flooring, nine-foot ceilings, and stainless steel appliances are largely all available as standards now in many multi-family developments in and around the city.

Just take a look at Park Point, the about-to-be-completed high-rise by Qualex-Landmark™ in the Beltline. They’re our cover feature this month, and I was lucky enough to get a tour of the premises just before buyers take possessions, and I am envious. I wish I could turn in my suburban life…

Then the new show homes in Auburn Rise by Logel Homes make me rethink that notion. These condos in the southeast lakeside community of Auburn Bay just turn up the notch when it comes to style. With seven show suites to choose from, it gets a little hard to figure out which is my favourite.

COCO by Sarina Homes is also turning heads in the inner-city, as does Scarboro 17. While Stile Seton by Rohit Communities again shines a spotlight on the ever-growing community of Seton and the appealing Downtown South lifestyle it brings.

For this Stampede issue, we have a couple of features to celebrate Calgary’s most iconic event. To get into the Stampede spirit Brandi Holmes takes a look at places where you can go horseback riding around town. She also lays out the different new food treats at the Stampede grounds this year. There are some new dishes there for the adventurous foodie.

Don’t forget our on-line exclusive on the oil pipeline debate. Mario Toneguzzi lays down what the massive Trans-Mountain pipline project can mean to our economy. Find the first of this two part series at www.calgaryhomeliving.com.

One of the perks of this job is getting to see the latest condos and where they’re being built, come along for the ride and find out with us.

In This Issue

The Beltline’s exclamation point

The Beltline’s exclamation point

Stella, Luna, Nova, Calla, and Mark on 10th. There’s a certain cadence in saying these…

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Parkside lifestyle

Parkside lifestyle

Fish Creek Park is undeniably the best address in Calgary, and Fish Creek Exchange by…

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Getting it all

Getting it all

Kym doesn’t dream, she does.

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An eye for style

An eye for style

Inspiration can come from anywhere, but the more you open yourself up to new ideas…

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