Attention to detail real eye-pleaser
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
Rundlerock trim is part of the detailed, sophisticated exterior of Ranchview Vistas in Ranchlands.
The great room includes a corner fireplace with mosaic tiles.