Project works buyer magic
Marquis of SkyView Ranch in city
Build it well, provide the amenities buyers want, price it right — and they will come.
That’s pretty much the business philosophy of Tony Trutina, owner of Lionsworthe Homes.
Once again, he’s putting that philosophy to work in the company’s latest project, Marquis of SkyView Ranch in the city’s northeast. “We’ve done well,” says Trutina from the job site. “We
C Mhaven’t been on the market all that long and we have already sold about 30 per cent of the homes — and that’s been done without a show home, and with high specification and some aggressive pricing.”
The Marquis is a group of 72 three-level townhouses of 1,210 to 1,320 square feet,
They are separated into 13 buildings of five and six homes per cluster on SkyView Ranch Way, the main street running through this rapidly growing community.
Prices range from $260,000 to $289,000, depending on location and size of the townhouses.
Despite the recent bitter weather, the buildings continue to progress at various stages, with the foundation for the seventh building freshly poured.
With construction ongoing, Trutina expects to open a show home late this month or early in January.
He expects buyer possessions to begin later in January.
“We have done exceptionally well with other projects in SkyView — and the Marquis offers the same value and high specs, so we anticipate continuing to do well here,” he says over the buzz of a power saw.
Homes in Marquis have three different kitchen layouts, along with three upper-floor designs — from a two-bed/two-bath home, or a double-master/twobath look, to a three-bed/twobath with loft layout.
Like a similar Lionsworthe townhouse development in Chestermere, the floor plans for main and second floors are interchangeable.
Among the standards with each home are hardwood floors on the main level, glass-tile kitchen backsplashes and five appliances.
There’s also nine-foot mainfloor ceilings and window blinds, along with cabinet choices and double-car attached garages. Other features include deck or patio, an upper-floor laundry option and a fibre-optics package.
The single crowd, aged 18 to 35, has been showing the most interest in Marquis — most of whom are buying for the first time, says Trutina. A central park area for the enjoyment of Marquis residents includes extensive landscaping and gazebo.
From left, the basement, main and second floor of unit A1.
The project contains 13 buildings of five to six residences each.