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.”