De­vel­oper brings In­fin­ity to Bridge­land

Calgary Herald New Condos - - New Condos - MARTY HOPE

So far, most things have been go­ing along just as Den­nis Both­ery had it scripted. The part­ner in In­fin­ity De­vel­op­ments, which has de­signed and built In­fin­ity at Bridge­land — a 15unit condo build­ing — says things were all chug­ging along well un­til the down­turn spoiled things from a sales per­spec­tive.

“We thought we might be sold out by now,” says Bathory from the stylishly mod­ern show suite of his project. “But we still have five left to sell.”

In­fin­ity is an L-shaped build­ing sit­ting on a lot on the cor­ner of McDougall Road and 6A Street N.E.

The front and two side el­e­va­tions are wrapped in brick with stucco as the ac­cent fea­ture. The brick is also in­te­grated into the in­te­rior de­sign of some suites as fea­ture walls.

“This whole build­ing is steel and con­crete. About the only wood used was for the cab­i­netry,” says Bathory.

Not only are the build­ing and the town­houses and apart­ments mak­ing up the project good looking, they are also green.

“In­fin­ity is a re­al­is­tic ap­proach to sus­tain­abil­ity,” says Bathory. “Without be­ing LEED-reg­is­tered, we are shad­ow­ing the pro­gram’s qual­i­fi­ca­tions to the gold stan­dard.”

LEED (Lead­er­ship in En­ergy and En­vi­ron­men­tal De­sign) pro­vides a se­ries of stan­dards for en­vi­ron­men­tally sus­tain­able construction.

A cou­ple of unique touches to the build­ing are the wild­flower rooftop gar­den as well as in­di­vid­ual gar­den plots so res­i­dents can plant their own flow­ers or veg­eta­bles.

The main en­try into the build­ing’s lobby is off 6A Street. The 996-square-foot show suite, which fronts onto McDougall Road, has a pa­tio and gar­den.

In­side, an en­gi­neered maple floor cov­ers the en­tire liv­ing area with ber­ber car­pet­ing used in the bed­room.

En­ter­ing the town­house from the lobby, vis­i­tors pass the car­peted bed­room with slid­ing door lead­ing to a wild­flower gar­den and foun­tain. There is a walk-in closet be­tween the bed­room and the main bath, which has ce­ramic tile on the floor and around the tub/shower. This room also holds the stack­ing washer and dryer. At the end of the hall, the res­i­dence opens into the main liv­ing area where there are two brick fea­ture walls.

One is at the en­trance to the pa­tio and the other is in the liv­ing room ad­ja­cent to the fire­place that is en­veloped in porce­lain tile.

The kitchen has gran­ite coun­ter­tops, sub­way tile back­splashes, stain­less steel ap­pli­ances, and linen lac­quered cab­i­netry (with oak as an op­tion). The is­land has a flush eat­ing bar for two.

Cur­rently, Bathory has three town­houses (in­clud­ing the show suite) and two apart­ments to be sold.

The three town­houses range in size from 996 to 1,324 square feet and are priced from $505,500 to $650,000. The two apart­ments mea­sure 942 square feet and are priced at $480,000 and $489,000.

Condo fees for the avail­able units run from $335 to $459 per month.

The rooftop gar­den al­lows res­i­dents to have their own plot for veg­eta­bles or flow­ers.

Pho­tos, Marty Hope, Cal­gary Her­ald

The liv­ing room of the show suite has a brick fea­ture wall be­side a porce­lain-tiled fire­place.

The brick ex­te­rior of the In­fin­ity at Bridge­land has stucco ac­cents.

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