“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.
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.
Now renting in Ramsay, David and Shanna Fairhurst are looking forward to living in Brunette.
A bedroom in the show suite.