Couple toasts Champagne
Purchase unit in Quarry Park project by Remington Development Corp.
For Ken and Maria George, their new condo was love at first sight. They’re toasting Champagne, a new project by Remington Development Corp. in southeast Calgary.
The Georges will take possession of their two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit — which is in the first phase of the condo complex — in early 2013.
A project that includes 177 units in five buildings, Champagne is located in Quarry Park, a 15-hectare site just off Glenmore Trail and 18th Street S.E.
Shopping for their new home took awhile, but after only one visit to the Champagne sales centre, the couple saw what they were looking for.
For the Georges, one of Champagne’s most appealing traits is its building material — precast concrete.
“Once we were told it was concrete, we thought: ‘What a relief,’” says Ken.
The Georges say the safety aspect of living in a concrete building was one of the draws of the development.
From there, the show suites at the sales centre made a further impression. “They are so beautiful,” says Maria, adding “the attention to detail is perfect.”
Like many buyers at Champagne, the Georges are downsizing from a single-family home — in their case, a twostorey house with a three-car, front-attached garage.
“For the two of us, this is a really nice size,” says Maria about the couple’s new suite.
Champagne sets itself apart in a number of ways — one of them being the floor plans, says Glen Deibert, director of residential development at Remington Development Corp.
“They’re so spacious and open,” he says.
The development’s standard finishings are “penthouse level,” with 10-millimetre glass and granite throughout the units, along with hardwood options, soaring eight-foot, five-inch ceilings and nine-foot coffered ceilings.
The actual penthouse suites have 11-foot ceilings.
“In our show homes, it’s ‘what you see is what you get’ — and they’re taken aback by that” level of quality, says Deibert.
Residential sales manager Julie Seidel agrees, calling the residences “very upscale” with a “French country flair.”
Champagne recently opened sales on its second phase, a 37unit building that includes five penthouse suites.
The second phase has one- bedroom suites starting at more than 900 square feet, while its two-bedroom suites are 1,400 square feet.
Ken and Maria George have a bought a unit in the Champagne condo complex in Quarry Park, a community just off Glenmore Trail and 18th Street S.E.
Standard finishes in Champagne are penthouse level, with 10-millimetre glass and granite throughout the units in the project.
The master bedroom of a unit within the development.