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Valour Park City Es­tates, the crown jewel of Cur­rie, of­fers pre­mium town­homes of mod­ern de­sign and im­pres­sive scale amidst park and moun­tain views.

Lux­ury and ease await at Valour Park City Es­tates. A home of his­tory and sin­gu­lar charm, its park set­ting , prox­im­ity to ameni­ties, and moun­tain views her­ald a new stan­dard of liv­ing near the heart of the city.

For years Em­pire Cus­tom Homes has en­hanced the in­ner city with ex­cit­ing de­signs and su­pe­rior crafts­man­ship. Cur­rently en­gaged in the de­sir­able com­mu­nity set­ting of Cur­rie, the com­ple­tion of Valour Park City Es­tates re­veals a suc­cess­ful bal­ance of daz­zling lay­outs and supreme func­tion that of­fer the free­dom and ben­e­fits of town­home liv­ing. At­ten­tion to de­tail has al­ways been a fo­cus of Em­pire Cus­tom Homes and through taste­ful ar­tic­u­la­tion they heighten and en­hance fea­tures that cap­ture the imag­i­na­tion. “It al­ways has been our pri­mary em­pha­sis, whether it be in­te­rior de­tails, fin­ishes, or the struc­ture it­self, we want to achieve the home of your dreams,” shares Pres­i­dent Kevin Mullen of Em­pire Cus­tom Homes.

Dan Jenk­ins of Jenk­ins Ar­chi­tec­ture de­vel­oped the first style­based ap­proach to ar­chi­tec­tural codes for new com­mu­ni­ties here and across Canada. In­flu­en­tial in the suc­cess of many award-win­ning com­mu­ni­ties, in­clud­ing the sis­ter de­vel­op­ments of Gar­ri­son Woods and Gar­ri­son Green, Jenk­ins’ de­sign in Cur­rie has re­sulted in the unique evo­lu­tion of Valour Park City Es­tates.

With ar­chi­tec­tural codes that out­line the pro­por­tions, form, de­tails, ma­te­ri­als, and colours for five ar­chi­tec­tural styles, it is the Mod­ern Clas­si­cal style that shapes the ba­sis for Valour Park City Es­tates. “This style seeks to in­cor­po­rate the beau­ti­ful time­less forms and de­tails of clas­si­cal ar­chi­tec­ture, but in a mod­ern way and us­ing mod­ern ma­te­ri­als,” ex­plains Jenk­ins.

Grace­fully nes­tled around the beauty of Valour Park, this nine­u­nit struc­ture hosts three-story lay­outs with a south­west­ern ex­po­sure. Clad in In­di­ana lime­stone, it ex­hibits a per­ma­nence of fea­ture in style and ma­te­rial that tra­di­tion­ally aligns with the park’s his­toric ref­er­ences.

Span­ning from 3,100 to 3,700 square feet, the town­homes gen­er­ously ex­hibit a mod­ern dé­cor of clean lines with pre­mium fea­tures and fin­ishes supplied by Em­pire Kitchen & Bath. Pro­vid­ing the ultimate in con­ve­nience and func­tion, each res­i­dence has its own el­e­va­tor with ac­cess to pri­vate park­ing be­neath the unit that ser­vices all four lev­els. Pri­vate, street level en­trances main­tain a sin­gle-fam­ily home life­style that cou­ple with the ad­van­tages of min­i­mal town­home main­te­nance. “We of­fer a sim­pler life­style, a lock-and-leave that’s still lux­u­ri­ous,” adds Mullen.

Show­cas­ing three de­signer se­lected colour pal­ettes (La­guna, Mon­terey, and Napa), in-floor radiant heat, tall ceil­ings, and glass and metal rail­ings com­ple­ment cab­i­netry by Downsview Kitchens, Sub-zero and Wolf ap­pli­ances, and pre­mium fin­ishes. Fully land­scaped and fenced-in yards fur­ther en­hance views along­side third floor pa­tios for stim­u­lat­ing ex­te­rior liv­ing spa­ces.

Phases two and three are cur­rently in de­sign by Jenk­ins Ar­chi­tec­ture and should be ready for pre-sales this spring, af­ford­ing even more mem­o­rable, multi-fam­ily lux­ury by Em­pire Cus­tom Homes.

“Peo­ple tend to ap­pre­ci­ate the over­all qual­ity of the project, which ac­com­mo­dates fam­ily and gath­er­ings re­mark­ably well. These homes host great liv­ing spa­ces with larger master bed­rooms and stud­ies,” adds Mullen. “Cur­rie is a ter­rific com­mu­nity with easy ac­cess to moun­tains and down­town with ameni­ties and stores nearby, and is close to Mt. Royal Univer­sity. Given gen­er­ous lay­outs and a clas­sic pres­ence, it’s not about down­siz­ing but be­ing a tremen­dous fi­nal home for a dis­cern­ing few.”

Photos by Rob Moroto at Cal­gary Photos

La­guna: Con­sis­tent mill­work aligns the lin­ear gas fire­place clad in vein- cut lime­stone. La­guna: A bright decor pro­vides a de­light­ful con­trast with en­gi­neered wal­nut hard­woods an­chor­ing white, high-gloss, lac­quered cab­i­netry with flat-panel doors and soft

La­guna: Large-for­mat, waved ce­ramic tile clad walls and align warmed porce­lain tile floors with quartz coun­ter­tops. A free­stand­ing soaker bath hosts chrome faucets.

Mon­terey: En­gi­neered oak hard­woods in an Oak Taupe stain pro­vide a com­ple­men­tary bal­ance to high-gloss cab­i­netry in a faux wood and cus­tom lac­quer fin­ish with con­sis­tent style across all three colour pal­ettes.

Mon­terey: Ce­ramic tile fea­tures a raised geo­met­ric pat­tern in the great room with con­sis­tent built-ins. La­guna: Glassed- in, wood rail­ings en­hance three floors of softly car­peted treads.

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