Winds­tone of­fers up a win­ner

Town­home loaded with fea­tures at an af­ford­able price

Calgary Herald New Condos - - New Condos - JOSH SKAPIN DI­REC­TIONS:

When con­sid­er­ing a starter home, buy­ers of­ten need to scratch some items off their wish list. Based on price, some spa­ces in the home aren’t real­is­tic.

But with the Winds­tone town­home at Ar­rive at Red­stone by Part­ners De­vel­op­ment Group, there isn’t the need to com­pro­mise. Red­stone is a com­mu­nity in north­east Cal­gary mas­ter-planned by Qual­ico.

The garage, home of­fice, en­er­gy­ef­fi­cient fea­tures — even vaulted ceil­ings in the mas­ter bed­room. It’s all there.

This de­vel­op­ment has show homes for two ver­sions of its Winds­tone plan: an end unit and an in­te­rior.

The in­te­rior model in­cludes two bed­rooms, a den and two- anda-half bath­rooms. It mea­sures 1,210-square-feet across three lev­els.

The ground level is about func­tion. It’s where the home at­taches to a sin­gle-car garage.

From the garage, there’s a half bath­room on one side and a me­chan­i­cal room on the other.

It steps into a den that’s well­suited to act as a home of­fice.

Putting the of­fice on the ground level sep­a­rates it from the busiest parts of the home, giv­ing its user peace and quiet for pol­ish­ing off un­fin­ished of­fice work or study­ing for an exam.

For people with a home busi­ness, this is a con­ve­nient place to con­nect with clients while keep­ing the rest of the home pri­vate. There’s also a closet next to the den.

The main floor is for so­cial­iz­ing with fam­ily and friends. Its wall-less de­sign cre­ates a nat­u­ral flow from food prepa­ra­tion in the kitchen to the meal time in the din­ing area and then a place to stretch out and re­lax with the great room.

The great room boasts tow­er­ing en­ergy-ef­fi­cient win­dows. And on warm days, the great room doesn’t end there.

Slid­ing glass doors step out to a spa­cious bal­cony with a vinyl sur­face, where en­ter­tain­ing guests can con­tinue in the fresh air. But it’s not just for vis­i­tors. The bal­cony seems per­fect for a sunny morn­ing with a cup of cof­fee and an iPad.

Lam­i­nate hard­wood floor­ing cov­ers the main floor.

The kitchen boasts maple cab­i­nets and an En­er­gyS­tar stain­less steel ap­pli­ance pack­age.

It’s a spa­cious U-shaped de­sign with plenty of counter space and room for more than one do­mes­tic chef.

There’s also a break­fast bar with seat­ing for at least two people. The sink in the kitchen is next to a large win­dow.

From the kitchen, stairs ac­cess the top floor.

This floor has gen­er­ously-sized bed­rooms on ei­ther end.

The mas­ter bed­room has an en­suite and a closet spread the width of one of its walls.

A full bath­room sits next to the other bed­room.

So does a laun­dry room, mak­ing it easy to haul a bas­ket of clothes to and from the washer and dryer.

Among the home’s green­friendly fea­tures is a 96 per cent high-ef­fi­ciency fur­nace, wa­ter­sav­ing toi­lets and faucets, and a heat re­cov­ery-ven­ti­la­tor. The show home and sales cen­tre is lo­cated at 104 Red­stone View N.E. Take Metis Trail to 128th Ave. and head right on Red­stone Street. Then turn left on Red­stone Way and left again on Red­stone View. IN­FOR­MA­TION: Visit ar­rive­

Pho­tos: Josh Skapin/Cal­gary Herald

The great room in the in­te­rior Winds­tone unit at Ar­rive at Red­stone has a wall-less de­sign that opens up the space to the kitchen and bal­cony.

A U-shaped kitchen in the in­te­rior Winds­tone unit fea­tures lots of counter space and room for two cooks.

The din­ing area in the in­te­rior Winds­tone unit fea­tures lam­i­nate hard­wood floors and links the kitchen with the liv­ing room.

A den on the ground level of the in­te­rior Winds­tone unit means busi­ness can be con­ducted sep­a­rate from fam­ily ac­tiv­i­ties.

The van­ity in the full bath­room, which sits next to the sec­ond bed­room on the third floor of the in­te­rior Winds­tone unit.

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