BRUNETTE: ‘Funky’

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“It’s mod­ern, yet funky, with its orange bal­cony decks and ar­chi­tec­ture that’s punched up.”

A flair for style is what dif­fer­en­ti­ates a Bat­tis­tella devel­op­ment from oth­ers on the mar­ket — some­thing that’s wel­comed by to­day’s young buy­ers who are look­ing for projects with an edge, but who also want a solid in­vest­ment, he says.

“We are known for our qual­ity con­struc­tion, too,” says Bat- tis­tella. “This devel­op­ment, for ex­am­ple, is be­ing con­structed with BuiltGreen tech­nol­ogy.”

BuiltGreen is a pro­gram that pro­motes the con­struc­tion of eco-friendly and sus­tain­able hous­ing. It was brought to Canada and ref ined through the Cana­dian Home Builders’ As­so­ci­a­tionCal­gary Re­gion.

It not only in­cor­po­rates test­ing through the fed­eral Ener-Guide for New Houses, but in­cludes en­vi­ron­men­tal stew­ard­ship, such as wa­ter con­ser­va­tion and waste re­cy­cling.

“We use such things as mo­tion-sen­sor lights in com­mon ar­eas to con­serve en­ergy,” says Bat­tis­tella. “The ex­te­rior is Hardie Board sid­ing, which is a ce­ment sid­ing that has a more vi­brant, lon­glast­ing colour, and is low main­te­nance and f ire re­tar­dant.”

The lo­ca­tion was prime, he says. “We love the in­ner city and this neigh­bour­hood is very nice, with a lot of ameni­ties close by.”

That was one fac­tor that con­vinced Shanna and David Fairhurst to buy in Brunette.

The young cou­ple, who have a three-month old daugh­ter, are cur­rently liv­ing in a rental unit in Ram­say in the in­ner city.

“We came from Van­cou­ver, so we are used to liv­ing in smaller spa­ces, and we en­joy that condo life­style,” says Shanna. “We like not hav­ing

MVisit our web­site for more pho­tos. a yard and we en­joy the ur­ban life­style.”

Iron­i­cally, though Bridge­land is close to the city cen­tre in north­east Cal­gary, prox­im­ity to work wasn’t a fac­tor be­cause both Shanna and David don’t work down­town.

How­ever, “we en­joy the river path­ways and the restau­rants and shops and ser­vices that are so close,” says Shanna.

The con­do­minium is right be­hind Diner Deluxe, a favourite spot for break­fasts and brunches in the area. Other shops and ser­vices are along Ed­mon­ton Trail and fur­ther down­hill along Cen­tre Av­enue N.E.

The apart­ment units are priced from $289,000 (for one-bed­room units, in­clud­ing GST) and from $349,000 (for two-bed­room stacked town­homes with GST)

“They were af­ford­able for us,” she says. Be­cause the build­ing sits on a hill over­look­ing the city, “there are great views.”

The cou­ple in­tends to make use of the com­mon large deck on top of the sec­ond floor of the four-storey build­ing. The Fairhursts bought a two-bed­room, 950-square-foot unit.

“It’s re­ally an open lay­out, and we like en­ter­tain­ing, so that was ap­peal­ing to us,” says Shanna. “There are only 20 units in the build­ing and the cool thing is that they are all town­homes, which are beau­ti­ful, or cor­ner suites,

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For in­for­ma­tion, visit the web­site at www.brunette. bat­tis­tella.ca which is what we bought.”

Units have fea­tures such as flat-panel, soft-clos­ing cab­i­nets, quartz coun­ter­tops and heated, un­der­ground park­ing.

Ceil­ings are nine-feet tall and some are vaulted to 15 feet. Op­tions in­clude a stain­less-steel ap­pli­ance pack­age and hard­wood and cork floor­ing.

Pho­tos, Stu­art Gradon, Cal­gary Her­ald

A play­ful flair for style is a hall­mark of a Bat­tis­tella De­vel­op­ments pro­ject such as Brunette in the Cal­gary mar­ket.

The func­tional din­ing room and kitchen of the show suite.

Pho­tos, Stu­art Gradon, Cal­gary Her­ald

Now rent­ing in Ram­say, David and Shanna Fairhurst are look­ing for­ward to liv­ing in Brunette.

A bed­room in the show suite.

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