First-time buyer to enjoy Chalet
Purchases unit in Copperfield within southeast Calgary
JOSH SKAPIN master-planned by Hopewell Residential Communities.
A pristine body of water called Copperpond, green space, and shops and services within a few blocks were added draws when Gertner was deciding on Copperfield.
She eventually settled on Chalet No 4 by Sabal Homes. She bought a two-bedroom unit within the townhouse project, whose architecture is inspired by European chalets.
“I was drawn to Chalet,” says Gertner, who had been renting.
Prices at the project start in the low $290,000s. Condos fees are $178 per month.
The project has two show homes — one is 1, 464 square feet and the other is 1,520 square feet — located on Copperpond Boulevard.
“Once I went into the show homes there … it was just really what I was looking for,” says Gertner.
Beyond its floor plans, she saw Sabal Homes as a builder she could trust.
“The few people I know in Copperfield all dealt with Sabal,” she says. “Everything sort of fell into the right spot.”
Outside the townhomes are spacious decks and an attached garage with a fulllength driveway.
Inside the units, features include knock-down textured ceilings and large windows — even windows in walk-in closets and pantries. The main floors feature nine-foot ceilings and expansive kitchen space.
The kitchen was part of what caught Gertner’s eye.
“I love to cook and I love to bake so I wanted a large kitchen,” she says. “The kitchen layout is exactly what I was looking for.”
The kitchens come with stainless-steel appliances, large pantries, laminate hardwood floors, and spacious centre islands and countertops.
The unit offers galley-style and L-shaped kitchens. Gertner’s is galley-style.
When people see the kitchen plan Gertner picked, their faces “light up,” says area manager Sydney Forman. “It’s about the best entertaining kitchen I think I’ve ever seen.”
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Gertner’s unit also has a den, giving her space for a home office. “I usually work from home a couple days out of the week. That was a really nice option for me,” she says.
Overall, Forman says most buyers at the development are like Gertner — “young single professionals and young professional couples.” But there are also downsizers. “They’re looking ahead a little bit and if they want to take off for a couple of months of the year they have a place that requires no maintenance,” says Forman.
Part of the lure for many buyers is the benefits of living in Copperfield. “I get a lot of traffic from people who were just driving around, so I’m assuming they just want to see Copperfield,” says Forman.
Sabal Homes also builds laned homes and front-attached garage homes in the community.
“This whole corner of the city is amazing investment,” says Gertner, adding Copperfield has great connectivity to other parts of Calgary, along with a number of schools, “which is a huge bonus from a resale point of view.”
The Chalet project in Copperfield is set to continue with a fifth phase. Chalet No 5 is currently in its planning phase and is slated to be built next to Chalet No 4.
Human resources worker Jennifer Gertner bought her first home in Copperfield because she likes the services and amenities in the southeast neighbourhood.
The exterior looks like a chalet in a European mountainside town.
The full bathroom in one townhome includes this tub/shower.
The dining area, left in photo, is near the open-concept kitchen.