Les­son learned at Univer­sity

Win­dows light Univer­sity City

Calgary Herald - Calgary Herald New Condos - - New Condos - JOSH SKAPIN showhome

Here’s a les­son be­ing taught at Univer­sity City: big win­dows that pour nat­u­ral light in all the main rooms of a condo show suite help at­tract buy­ers.

Unit four is a 563-square-foot apart­ment in the third build­ing of the Brent­wood de­vel­op­ment.

The suite in­cludes two bed- rooms and one bathroom in a lay­out well-suited for young pro­fes­sional room­mates. The larger of the two bed­rooms and the liv­ing room both fea­ture a full wall of win­dows, pour­ing nat­u­ral light through­out both spa­ces.

The win­dows com­bine in­su­lated pre­fin­ished alu­minum pan­els and low-e glaz­ing.

Low E stands for emis­siv­ity, a mea­sure of heat loss.

Slid­ing glass doors in the liv­ing room pro­vide ac­cess to a spa­cious bal­cony, which of­fers an ideal area for en­ter­tain­ing a guest or en­joy­ing the view while sip­ping a morn­ing cof­fee.

Bal­conies in the build­ing are at least five square me­ters and con­tain clear, tem­pered glaz­ing and alu­minum guardrails.

The bed­rooms fea­ture a Euro­pean-in­spired, space­ef­fi­cient closet or­ga­nizer.

Lam­i­nate floor­ing cov­ers both bed­rooms, the hall­way and liv­ing room.

Ceil­ings in the unit are spray tex­tured — ex­cept in the bathroom, where the ceil­ings are dropped gyp­sum board and bulk­heads with a me­chan­i­cal sys­tem for cool­ing ducts, heat­ing and ex­haust.

Through an open-con­cept floor plan, the liv­ing room con­nects to a spa­cious Vshaped kitchen.

The kitchen boasts gener- ous cab­i­net space and six En­ergy Star ap­pli­ances. Other ap­pli­ances in­cluded in the unit are a front-load washer and dryer.

One be­d­room opens into the liv­ing room and kitchen space, while the other be­d­room is ad­ja­cent to the bathroom.

The bathroom in­cludes a com­bined bath­tub and shower unit.

Each unit in the 11-storey build­ing comes with a park- ing stall.

The build­ing in­cludes ameni­ties such as a fit­ness fa­cil­ity, bi­cy­cle stor­age and a meet­ing room.

In to­tal, Univer­sity City will

in­clude four build­ings.

Pho­tos, Josh Skapin, Cal­gary Her­ald

Large win­dows bring nat­u­ral light into the liv­ing room in Unit 4 in the third build­ing of the Univer­sity City de­vel­op­ment.

The V-shaped kitchen of­fers gen­er­ous cab­i­net space.

The func­tional yet el­e­gant bathroom in the unit.

Euro­pean-de­sign clos­ets are part of a show suite.

Pho­tos, Josh Skapin, Cal­gary Her­ald

Huge win­dows pro­vide an eye-catch­ing view from the main be­d­room of the unit.

Cal­gary Her­ald

Lo­ca­tion of the show home. Ex­ten­sive use of wood floor­ing is a hall­mark of the show suite.

Bunk-style beds are part of the sec­ondary be­d­room.

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