West is best for buyer
Panorama West to open sales on fourth building Feb. 23
JOSH SKAPIN area, “I decided this is where I’m supposed to live,” she says.
Panorama West is a condo complex by veteran multi-family builder Cardel Lifestyles in Panorama Hills. Cardel Lifestyles is also developing a southeast Calgary project called Cranston Place. Panorama West opens sales on its fourth building Feb. 23. Frederick bought a one-bedroom apartment in the project.
When Frederick takes possession of her new home, the moving truck won’t have to travel far.
Frederick’s been renting a condo in Panorama Hills for the past year.
Panorama Hills is a 365-hectare development located off Country Hills Boulevard master-planned by Genstar Development Co.
It was the city’s bestselling community from 2007 to 2010, and is the most populous community in the city with 19,861 residents, according to the 2011 municipal census.
Frederick understands why people are flocking to the northwest Calgary community.
“I just really love the neighbourhood,” says Frederick, adding many of the residents are around her age.
She also likes that it’s not a long commute to her downtown office. Whether she takes a bus from near her new home or drives, “it’s really quick,” says Frederick.
Another draw for Panorama Hills is it’s established, so it’s surrounded by amenities including grocery stores, shops, a mall, restaurants, a movie theatre and recreational facility.
“All the conveniences around me are great,” says Frederick.
Cardel Lifestyles area sales manager Brad Logel has heard the same sentiment from other buyers at Panorama West.
“We actually have more of an inner-city convenience level,” says Logel. “There’s nothing we don’t have, which puts us in a different context with what people refer to as a suburban condo experience.”
C MPanorama West’s third building is under construction and 16 units are remaining for sale. It’s expected to have possessions available this fall.
The fourth building will have 80 residences in nine floor plans. This includes three onebedroom floor plans and six twobedrooms models. They range from 572 to 1,037 square feet.
“There is so much choice,” says Logel. “It’s almost impossible for us not to be able to help a condo purchaser who wants to live in the
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This has often included first-time homebuyers and down-sizers.
For mature couples who have lived in larger homes with quality finishes, Panorama West isn’t a compromise.
The apartments have spacious open-concept designs, Moen/Kohler plumbing fixtures, knock-down-style ceilings, 3.25-inch baseboards, an extended eating bar and a veggie spray kitchen tap.
It also has an upgraded appliance package featuring 20.5-cubic-foot fridge, dishwasher, vented hood fan and a front-load washer and dryer.
They also have an underground or surface parking stall, depending on the plan.
These apartments include low-E windows and, depending on the plan, a six-footeight-inch patio door pouring natural light throughout the floor. (E stands for emissivity, a measure of heat loss.)
This building will also include two elevators, which means residents don’t have to wait when needing to get home or out the door.
Possessions on apartments in this building are expected for late spring of 2014.
Frederick bought a model called the Killarney.
“What I really liked about it was that it’s a good size for a one bedroom (plan). It was a great layout for me.”
Rebecca Frederick is a first-time homebuyer who bought a one-bedroom apartment at Panorama West in the city’s northwest community of Panorama Hills.
Rebecca Frederick was pleased with Panorama Wests’ many amenities.