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
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.”
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.