Jay­man’s Trin­ity the per­fect fit for new­ly­weds

Nolan Hill town­homes of­fer spa­cious and stylish floor plans in a de­sir­able north­west area of the city

Calgary Herald New Condos - - Front Page - JOSH SKAPIN

Danielle and Shaun Buckry planned to even­tu­ally buy a home to­gether, but it wasn’t sup­posed to be two weeks be­fore their wed­ding.

That changed when Shaun spot­ted a new town­home project in Nolan Hill last Septem­ber and en­cour­aged Danielle to join him for a peek at what it had to of­fer.

“We were look­ing ten­ta­tively and didn’t plan to buy un­til – prob­a­bly about now, ac­tu­ally,” says Danielle, dur­ing an in­ter­view this month.

So, the cou­ple in their 20s stopped at the sales cen­tre for Trin­ity by Jay­man Modus. They started off ca­su­ally brows­ing, but that didn’t last long.

“We were like ‘for­get it, I want one of these. Let’s just do it,’” says Danielle, a den­tal re­cep­tion­ist. Shaun’s an elec­tri­cian. The cou­ple bought an end unit at Trin­ity and moved in last June.

Trin­ity in­cludes 99 town­homes with two stan­dard plans, the Viva and the Kis­met. The Viva reaches up to 1,638-squarefeet and the largest ver­sion of the Kis­met mea­sures 1,466-square-feet. A sales cen­tre for the project is at 141 Nolan Hill Blvd. N.W.

“Our floor­plans here are quite spa­cious,” says He­lena Kipp, area sales man­ager. “Peo­ple are re­ally lik­ing the lay­outs of our homes and the fact they have a choice be­tween a three­bed­room or a two-bed­room plan.”

One of the project’s pop­u­lar fea­tures is the at­tached twocar garage with side-by-side park­ing, says Kipp, adding it’s “very unique for a town­home.”

There are tow­er­ing, nine­foot-ceil­ings on the main level. Other stan­dard fea­tures in­clude dual pane en­er­gy­ef­fi­cient win­dows, car­pet with a seven-pound un­der­lay, and three-and-a-quar­ter inch base­boards. The kitchens fea­ture a full-height ce­ramic back­splash, lam­i­nate coun­ters, lam­i­nate cab­i­nets and a seven-inch deep dou­ble top stain­less steel sink.

The Trin­ity sales cen­tre now has full-sized show suites, but at the time the Buck­rys dropped by, there was only an ex­am­ple of the main level of a unit. That was enough.

“I walked in, looked at Shaun and was like, ‘Wow, I love it. I can’t be­lieve you found this,’” says Danielle.

The show suite’s open con­cept was part of what won her over.

“I liked the lay­out of it a lot,” Danielle says. “I like how high the ceil­ings were. I didn’t feel closed in.”

She says hav­ing the two-car garage and a big kitchen pantry were also pluses.

“I could see us liv­ing there,” she adds. “The light­ning, the ex­tras, ev­ery­thing just looked like (our) house.”

Another ben­e­fit was the devel­op­ment’s af­ford­able condo fees.

“I bought an apart­ment be­fore and the condo fees were out­ra­geous,” says Danielle. “These were rea­son­able and they came with a lot of good things.”

She adds buy­ing with a “rep­utable builder” like Jay­man was im­por­tant to the cou­ple.

Jay­man Group of Com- pa­nies, which in­cludes its Modus divi­sion, was named Multi-Fam­ily Builder of the Year at this year’s Cal­gary re­gion SAM (Sales and Mar­ket­ing) Awards. Else­where in the city, projects by Jay­man Modus in­clude Avira in Evan­sRidge, Ebony in Ma­hogany and Over­ture in Cur­rie Bar­racks. The com­pany is also tak­ing reg­is­tra­tions at a new devel­op­ment in the Cochrane com­mu­nity of River­song, slated to launch later this summer.

Nolan Hill was a lo­ca­tion that made sense for the Buck­rys, who both have fam­ily liv­ing in north­west Cal­gary. The devel­op­ment is mas­ter­planned by United Com­mu­ni­ties and sits next to Sage Hill, a com­mu­nity by the same com­pany.

Danielle says the cou­ple was im­pressed by what they saw from Sage Hill, the more es­tab­lished of the two com­mu­ni­ties.

“I al­ways wanted to get into a new and up­com­ing neigh­bour­hood, if I could,” says Danielle. “I thought it would prob­a­bly be a good in­vest­ment for later on.”

Michelle Hofer/For Cal­gary Her­ald

Pho­tos: Jay­man Modus

Top left: The kitchen in a Trin­ity town­home comes with a big pantry. Above: The homes fea­ture en­ergy-ef­fi­cient win­dows. Left: An open con­cept gives the dining area that homey feel.

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