The Stash

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What be­gan as a desire for ad­di­tional per­sonal stor­age took on a mo­men­tum that pro­pelled a unique life­style for those seek­ing to ad­vance hob­bies, en­ter­tain­ment, and fel­low­ship be­yond home. “We needed ad­di­tional cov­ered stor­age for our clas­sic cars—some­thing safe and se­cure that would be easy to ac­cess 24/7,” ex­plain Larry and Les­lie Stad­nick of Corey Homes. “The Stash went be­yond what we imag­ined.”

Lo­cated at 306046 – 17th Street East in Foothills, ten min­utes south of Cal­gary on the way to Okotoks, Larry adds, “Be­yond stor­age peo­ple have em­braced the com­mu­nity at­mos­phere we have here. It’s a care­free life­style of in­dul­gence in ones col­lec­tions, hob­bies, and pas­sions.” Fea­tur­ing 1,250 square foot bays that of­fer po­ten­tial lofts of up to 500 square feet with 26-foot ceil­ings, sev­eral own­ers even uti­lize the space as a work­shop.

“The rules are sim­ple. You can’t live here or op­er­ate a busi­ness, but it’s a place you can use to build, cre­ate, or recre­ate,” shares Larry. “Our own­ers are like-minded. They are down-to-earth peo­ple who en­joy their hob­bies and pas­sions with peo­ple like them­selves.”

On a nice day you will typ­i­cally see the garage doors roll up and cars roll out. “We have ‘show and shines’ where ev­ery­one dis­plays their cars. It’s great how ev­ery­body gets along—it’s a happy place. It’s not just a boys club, the wives love it too,” he says on their ea­ger­ness to be in­volved in the bays im­prove­ments. “One of the wives even bought a bay for her hus­band as a sur­prise.”

Start­ing at $325,00 for a ba­sic bay, The Stash is in phase two with four bays move in ready and phase three avail­able soon. Host­ing an owner’s lounge that is avail­able day or night that can be re­served for pri­vate func­tions, it of­fers a lounge, big screen TV, a pool ta­ble, and wet bar with a BBQ and fire pit area also avail­able.

Of­fer­ing fully ti­tled units, one can pur­chase one to six bays with­out in­te­rior walls or if one is too large, one can share ti­tle with a friend. “You can have bath­rooms with show­ers, wet bars, dish­wash­ers, mi­crowaves, and fridges so most of the com­forts of home,” quips Larry. “It’s a step up from the old garage par­ties where peo­ple can so­cial­ize, share a re­fresh­ment, and en­joy them­selves.“

dif­fer­en­ti­ate and sep­a­rate ar­eas for vis­ual in­ter­est “I wanted to cre­ate some­thing very mod­ern and open with straight, clean lines, fewer mould­ings, and floor-to-ceil­ing win­dows on all three floors to take ad­van­tage of the views of the North Saskatchewan River,” cites Louis who added a rooftop deck that of­fers an ad­di­tional 2,500 square feet of birds-eye views.

Pro­con So­lu­tion is the par­ent com­pany of SOAK Lux­ury Bath Prod­ucts of Ed­mon­ton, a high-end sup­plier of pre­mium bath prod­ucts that in­clude steam show­ers, faucets, sinks, spa baths and more. “We also dis­trib­ute cab­i­netry, tile, coun­ter­tops, stone prod­ucts, pa­tio fur­ni­ture, light fix­tures, lap pools, and hot tubs, which are items we sup­plied in our own home,” says Louis. Of­fer­ing two large show room lo­ca­tions in Ed­mon­ton, SOAK sat­is­fies those seek­ing lux­u­ri­ous func­tion and pre­mium fin­ishes un­der one roof. De­signed for the fam­ily, with deluxe pri­vate ar­eas for each mem­ber, the home was also built for en­ter­tain­ment and hosts a bar, lap pool, ded­i­cated home the­atre, a gym and the ul­ti­mate man cave. “The lot has south­west ex­po­sure that af­fords all day light and the bal­conies pro­vide gen­er­ous over­hangs for nat­u­ral shade in the sum­mer,” de­scribes Louis who in­cluded self-clean­ing glass.

“Peo­ple of­ten com­ment that the floor-to-ceil­ing views make it seem like they are in the coun­try when ac­tu­ally we are min­utes from down­town,” ad­mits Louis. “They also tell me how cozy it feels in spite of its size. It’s com­fort­able and the lay­out of the home is very user-friendly. It’s like a re­sort. You really don’t have to leave home—we have it all right here.”

Pho­tos by Merle Prosof­sky

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