SA­BAL: Homes make great use of space

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They chose the Sonik floor­plan with a French Coun­try fa­cade. This is one of the mod­els in the builder’s Sa­balS­mart line. The Sonik is a 1,181-square-foot plan with three bed­rooms and one­and-a-half bath­rooms.

“Every­one says this in their ad­ver­tis­ing, but it re­ally is true — the stan­dard fin­ishes are awe­some,” says Made­line. She and Zane toured the show homes, asked ques­tions and liked what they heard, Made­line adds.

“They are re­ally well-built houses,” she says. “Zane be­ing an en­gi­neer would go into the base­ment and check things out.”

Mean­while, Made­line asked about the stan­dard fea­tures in the show homes and won­dered if they were up­graded op­tions.

“Most of them weren’t and I was shocked,” says Made­line. The sec­ond floor of the Sonik of­fers the choice of a dual-mas­ter or three-bed­room ori­en­ta­tion.

“We went with the three-bed­room be­cause we have a daugh­ter and we may have more or maybe it can be a study, a craft room or some­thing like that,” Made­line adds.

The Sonik’s de­sign fea­tures a lot of use­ful space, she says. Other Sa­balS­mart floor­plans in­clude the 1,293-square-foot Syn­tax and the Serif, which is 1,407 square feet. They start in the mid-$300,000s.

“With Sa­balS­mart, peo­ple love that they’re get­ting all the ben­e­fits of a sin­gle-fam­ily home, along with an in­cred­i­bly at­tain­able price point,” says Ni­cole McLaws, Sa­bal’s mar­ket­ing man­ager. And these homes are branded ‘smart’ for a rea­son, McLaws notes.

“Every Sa­balS­mart home has an in­no­va­tive, mod­ern floor­plan that makes ex­cel­lent use of space, plus up­scale stan­dard spec­i­fi­ca­tions in­side and out,” she adds. There’s also the op­por­tu­nity to per­son­al­ize these homes with a pro­fes­sional de­signer at Sa­bal’s de­signSense Stu­dio.

The Syn­tax and Sonik mod­els are on dis­play as show homes in Ma­hogany.

“We hear so many com­ments about how spa­cious and bright the homes are, about how well planned they are and of course, about their fan­tas­tic lo­ca­tion,” says McLaws.

Ma­hogany earned the top com­mu­nity hon­our for the city of Cal­gary at this year’s Cal­gary re­gion SAM (Sales and Mar­ket­ing) Awards. It’s the sec­ond year in a row the de­vel­op­ment by Hopewell earned this award. Ma­hogany is known as an ameni­tyrich de­vel­op­ment, with a large lake, wet­lands and a planned re­tail cen­tre.

“The lake was a huge draw,” says Made­line. “I’ve al­ways grown up on a lake and Zane is from South Africa and spent a few years on the ocean. We both miss wa­ter.”

They also see it as an ideal place to raise two-year-old Eleanor.

“We have these im­ages of when she’s older, be­ing able to go to the beach with her friends and still be close to home and sort of have a com­mu­nity where we can grow as a fam­ily and be happy for many years,” she adds.

Pho­tos: Sa­bal Homes

The bed­room in the Sonik by Sa­bal Homes in Ma­hogany has an en­suite and large closet.

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