At­ten­tion to de­tail real eye-pleaser

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Right from the mo­ment you see it on the cor­ner, Ranchview Vis­tas looks invit­ing, fit­ting well with the es­tab­lished north­west neigh­bour­hood of Ranch­lands.

The project is the first new de­vel­op­ment in the com­mu­nity in a long while, yet it blends in thanks to its so­phis­ti­cated, detailed ex­te­rior.

The build­ing — which has 56 units in to­tal — has am­ple Rundle­rock trim on the lower floor of the build­ing, as well as on col­umns such as those an­chor­ing the peaked, tim­ber-framed en­trance into the build­ing.

The trim is also on mini-pil­lars that are part of the fence around the perime­ter.

Add on am­ple land­scap­ing around the ex­te­rior and the re­sult is very eye-pleas­ing.

The de­vel­op­ment is next door to a small shop­ping area — close to the bus route that will take you to t he LRT, Mar­ket Mall, or the Uni­ver­sity of Cal­gary — and just a short drive from Stoney Trail and its con­ve­nient road sys­tem that by­passes the city

Add in the prox­im­ity to the large se­lec­tion of shops and ser­vices at Crow­foot Cen­tre, and it all adds up to con­ve­nience in a pretty pack­age.

Just 19 suites are left in the mul­ti­fam­ily de­vel­op­ment, with most of the buy­ers from two ba­sic de­mo­graph­ics, says Tim Lo­gel, pres­i­dent of Cardel Lifestyles — which is de­vel­op­ing the site.

“We have empty-nesters who are cur­rently liv­ing in a com­mu­nity that’s close and young first-time buy­ers looking for qual­ity at the right price,” he says.

“Many of those young peo­ple are com­ing in with their par­ents, who live in the north­west and want their chil­dren near. Many of those kids are go­ing to uni­ver­sity as well, so it’s con­ve­nient.”

The build­ing has been com­pleted — so the re­main­ing units are ready for im­me­di­ate oc­cu­pancy — and they’ve been built to lux­ury stan­dards, says Lo­gel. “Th­ese are in­cluded in the prices, which run f rom j ust $ 229,900 to $324,900, in­clud­ing GST.”

The homes each come with un­der­ground, se­cured park­ing and stor­age.

The show suite is the two-bed­room model at 896 square feet.

It comes with a work space and two bath­rooms and has ex­tra up­scale fea­tures that in­clude en­gi­neered wide-plank ex­otic hard­wood and stain­less steel ap­pli­ances. There’s also a cor­ner fire­place, and an up­graded tile back­splash and fire­place sur­round of mo­saic tile. From the front door, t he home opens to the nook and kitchen, foll owed by t he liv­ing room di­rectly ahead — and that, in turn, leads to the deck out back through dou­ble slid­ing pa­tio doors.

It looks much big­ger than its size and the large win­dows and pa­tio doors bring in the light, mak­ing the whole area bright and ap­peal­ing.

The kitchen is in a U-shape for easy food prepa­ra­tion, with the per­fect work tri­an­gle within easy reach.

The mis­sion-style cup­boards have a dark stain that’s nicely com­ple­mented with tan and grey gran­ite, along with rounded edges on the coun­ter­tops, stain­less-steel ap­pli­ances (six come with the suite, in­clud­ing a stack­ing washer and dryer), and the unique mo­saic tile back­splash.

The out­side edge of the kitchen has a tall eat­ing bar for meals on the go.

To the im­me­di­ate left of the en­trance, a work space is big enough for a desk with cup­boards above or draw­ers be­low for the com­puter and of­fice stor­age.

It has the op­tion of a french door to keep it more pri­vate if so de­sired.

Next to the of­fice space, a small hall leads to the closet hold­ing the stacked washer and dryer, the main bath­room and the sec­ond bed­room.

The mas­ter bed­room is to the right of the liv­ing room, leav­ing the two bed­rooms on ei­ther side of the suite for max­i­mum pri­vacy.

The mas­ter is 11-feet by 11-and-ahalf feet, with a walk-in closet and arch lead­ing to the en­suite, which has a large shower.

The fourth floor units have nine­foot ceil­ings for even more of a sense

Pho­tos, Kathy McCormick, Cal­gary Her­ald

Rundle­rock trim is part of the detailed, so­phis­ti­cated ex­te­rior of Ranchview Vis­tas in Ranch­lands.

The great room in­cludes a cor­ner fire­place with mo­saic tiles.

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