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The design includes a secondfloor washer and dryer.
“We looked at similar layouts at new developments in the city,” says Urquhart. After hearing about the project in an ad, she checked out the company’s website for more details and saw the homes were well within the couple’s price range.
“We were really interested in looking at this one because the price point was a lot cheaper,” she says.
Townhomes at this project start in the $230,000s, not including tax.
The units are offered in two standard styles — the threestorey Heritage and the twostorey Sagestone. There are four versions of the Heritage, which comes in two- and threebedroom designs.
The lower level of the Heritage includes a den and an attached garage. On the main floor, there’s a dining area flanked by a great room on one side and a galleystyle kitchen on the other.
The kitchen steps out to a balcony, which Urquhart says makes it convenient to barbecue. “It has a pretty large balcony for a townhouse,” she says.
The Sagestone has an undevel- oped walkout basement and its attached garage is off the main floor.
Its main floor includes a Ushaped kitchen with an expansive eating bar. The Sagestone has three bedrooms on its top floor.
One reason buyers are turning to the townhomes are its slate of features, says assistant development manager Stefan Slot.
“Our standard specs are high,” says Slot. They include soaring nine-foot ceilings on the main living areas, colour palettes selected by a designer, oversized casings and baseboards, and a high-efficiency furnace.
The kitchens have six appliances, a full-height ceramic tile backsplash and full-height upper cabinets.
Since sales opened on the townhomes, many of the purchasers have been first-time home buyers such as Urquhart and Ryan, says Slot, adding there are also move-down buyers.
“We see a really good mix. It’s about 50-50,” says Slot, adding the townhomes are a great fit for down-sizers who “have a second somewhere in the States that they can go to somewhere in the winter so they can lock and leave.”
The complex is close to a number of amenities, including Kingsview Market and a recreation centre called Genesis Place, which includes six swimming pools, indoor field houses and a 13,000-square-foot fitness centre.
There’s also a French immersion school under construction in the neighbourhood.
Slot says the project is on land that is one of the highest points in the neighbourhood. “Our Sagestones come with great mountain views.”
Urquhart says the couple is moving from a home in Beddington in the city’s northwest end. She says they looked at Airdrie after hearing from a friend who lives in the city to the north.
“I was open to anywhere in the north,” says Urquhart. “That’s where most of our friends and family are. We wanted to stay in this end of town.
“We have a friend who lives in Airdrie and suggested looking in Airdrie also. He loves it.
“We like living in the city, but sometimes it can be busy, so we’d be open to a smaller-town feel without being too far away.” The first-time homebuyers wanted to live in Calgary’s north end, where most of their friends and family reside. But a friend who lives in Airdrie suggested they consider that city just north of Calgary, where there is plenty of established amenities and it’s a quick drive to Calgary’s north side. The couple liked the value they saw in Airdrie’s Ravenswood Townhomes by Slokker-West and bought a twobed unit.
The sales centre for the Ravenswood Townhomes in Airdrie.
An artist’s rendering showing the interior of a Heritage style unit.
Fenced yards add privacy for owners at the development.