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Lin­den Woods condo de­vel­op­ment boasts af­ford­able lux­ury

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - HOMES - By Todd Lewys

ANEW con­do­minium de­vel­op­ment — Mu­rano Gar­dens of Lin­den Woods — is of­fer­ing a dif­fer­ent take on buy­ing a con­do­minium. “Our goal with Mu­rano Gar­dens is to get away from the up­grade men­tal­ity typ­i­cal of so many new de­vel­op­ments,” said devel­oper Anu­pam Kothari, pres­i­dent of Toronto-based Kothari Group. “We want to of­fer buy­ers af­ford­able lux­ury, while sim­pli­fy­ing the buy­ing process by in­clud­ing ev­ery­thing in the price. Do­ing that just makes the whole buy­ing process that much eas­ier.” Lo­cated across from the Caboto Cen­tre at 1044 Wilkes Ave., Mu­rano Gar­dens is slated to be­gin con­struc­tion in mid-July. By the time the pro­ject is com­pleted in fall 2016, the com­plex will of­fer eight suite mod­els that en­com­pass one, two and three bed­room suites rang­ing in size from 704 sq. ft. to 1,412 sq. ft.. The suites — all of which will fea­ture open-con­cept floor plans with nine-foot ceil­ings (10 feet in suites on the top floor) — will come stan­dard with lux­u­ri­ous fin­ishes, said Kothari. “Fin­ishes will fea­ture high-end lam­i­nate floor­ing, quartz coun­ter­tops, mod­ern ther­mo­foil cab­i­nets (glossy white or wood­grain ve­neer) sub­way tile back­splashes and stain­less steel Whirlpool kitchen ap­pli­ances,” he said. “Other stan­dard fea­tures in­clude eight-foot bal­cony doors (rather than six-foot doors), large bal­conies (some wrap-around) over­sized triple-glazed win­dows and coloured glass pan­els and LED light­ing in the pres­sur­ized hall­ways.” Kothari added buy­ers are also likely to be par­tial to a few other stan­dard fea­tures. “As far as park­ing is con­cerned, one bed­room suites will come with an out­door park­ing stall in­cluded in the price, two bed­room suites will in­clude one in­door park­ing stall and three bed­room units will come with two park­ing stalls in­cluded in the price. A stor­age locker will also be in­cluded with each suite, and each unit will come with in-suite laun­dry.” Ameni­ties at Mu­rano Gar­dens also fig­ure to be im­pres­sive. There will be a bright, state-of-the art gym, a huge com­mon room and a gen­er­ous foyer, said Kothari. “The gym will have all kinds of win­dows to let in as much nat­u­ral light as pos­si­ble, and will be equipped with el­lip­ti­cal ma­chines, tread­mills and ex­er­cise bikes,” he said. “The com­mon room will be very gen­er­ous in size at 1,500 sq. ft., and the lobby will be large, lux­u­ri­ous and con­tem­po­rary, and will come with two el­e­va­tors.” Mu­rano Gar­dens’ ex­te­rior will also be strik­ing, and durable, fea­tur­ing a com­bi­na­tion of acrylic stucco and a new cul­tured stone ex­te­rior, that to the best of Kothari’s knowl­edge, has never been used in Win­nipeg. “It’s called Ter­ra­neo,” he said. “We’ve been us­ing it on other projects be­cause it’s more durable, has a bet­ter sheen and has a nice, rich Ital­ian look. We want to pro­vide qual­ity not only in the suites, but through­out the en­tire build­ing, right out to its ex­te­rior.” Lo­ca­tion is another of Mu­rano Gar­dens’ strong points. Not only is it cen­trally lo­cated, but it’s also look­ing like res­i­dents will be able to en­joy an oa­sis of green space nearby. “There are six acres of land be­side the com­plex that is po­ten­tially go­ing to be turned into a city park,” said Kothari. “You’re also close to Ke­nas­ton Boule­vard and a host of ameni­ties, the U of M, In­vestors Group Field and ameni­ties on Pem­bina High­way, and in south St. Vi­tal.” Prices will range from $199,500 for one-bed­room suites to $249,900 for two-bed­room/one bath units, $299,900 for two-bed­room/two bath units up to $434,900 for three-bed­room/two bath pen­t­house (fourth floor) suites. For more in­for­ma­tion on Mu­rano Gar­dens of Lin­den Woods, visit www. mu­ra­nog­a­r­dens.com or call sales rep­re­sen­ta­tives Cathy or Nikki Burgess of Cen­tury 21 car­rie.com at (204) 963-1044.


The suites fea­ture open-con­cept floor plans, high-end lam­i­nate floor­ing, quartz coun­ter­tops, mod­ern cab­i­nets and stain­less steel Whirlpool kitchen ap­pli­ances.

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