Inner-city chic within Beltline
Calla project near Lougheed House
Qualex-landmark Group knows a good thing when it sees it — and this Vancouver developer is keen on Calgary right now.
Its latest project, Calla, is proof positive that the innercity, chic and modern lifestyle is in demand.
Located at 14th Avenue and 6th Street S. W. across from the historic Lougheed House, Calla is a 12 storey glass and steel residential tower overlooking the Beaulieu Gardens.
The building’s design is refreshing.
With its extensive use of glass window walls and terraced facade, it lifts and lightens the heaviness of the existing surrounding architecture, yet offers a nice juxtaposition that blends well.
Calla’s garden-inspired collection of 168 homes consists of one- and two-bedroom designs, as well as street-level townhomes and single-storey garden homes with a separate terrace and direct access to the sidewalk.
Units range from 549 to more than 1,150 square feet. The building features landscaped courtyards, a green roof, bicycle storage and a fully-equipped fitness facility and yoga studio.
The project launched in the fall of 2011 and the Discovery Centre is located two blocks north of the development on 11th Avenue and 6th Street S.W.
Inside the centre is a fully appointed, one-bedroom show suite that features great use of space, clean lines and high-end fixtures and appliances.
Trepp Design Inc. has created two sleek and modern colour boards for buyers to choose from, which incorporate everything from tinted glass subway tiles for the kitchen backsplash to ceramic kitchen floor tiles in taupes and greys, along with clean white marble bathroom countertops.
The 549-square-foot show suite is chalk-full of amenities, including stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, a stacked washer and dryer, architectural fixtures and beautiful pendant lighting.
Good use of space carves coy niches for all of the daily living activities, including a well-sized living room and dining area.
The kitchen also offers an eating bar. A one-bedroom unit starts in the low $200,000s.
Richard White’s column.
The bathroom in a unit.