Cou­ple toasts Cham­pagne

Pur­chase unit in Quarry Park project by Rem­ing­ton De­vel­op­ment Corp.

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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.

Stu­art Gradon, Cal­gary Her­ald

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.

Cour­tesy, Rem­ing­ton De­vel­op­ment Corp.

Stan­dard fin­ishes in Cham­pagne are pent­house level, with 10-mil­lime­tre glass and gran­ite through­out the units in the project.

Stu­art Gradon, Cal­gary Her­ald

The master bed­room of a unit within the de­vel­op­ment.

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