Condo tower hits the Mark

In­ner-city Mark on 10th devel­op­ment to fea­ture units from low $200,000s

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WJOSH SKAPIN hen Sal Atasa­yar put pen to pa­per on an apart­ment at a new com­plex in the city’s Belt­line district, it wasn’t be­cause he wanted a dif­fer­ent place to live.

It was Atasa­yar’s hap­pi­ness with his cur­rent home that led him to turn to Mark on 10th, the fifth Cal­gary project by Van­cou­ver-based de­vel­oper Qualex-Land­mark. He and his girl­friend have an apart­ment at Luna, which is by the same com­pany.

Atasa­yar’s now a fan of the de­vel- oper and he saw an op­por­tu­nity af­ter learn­ing about the site of its next project. “I really like the lo­ca­tion,” says Atasa­yar, 28, who works for an oil and gas firm in Cal­gary.

Mark on 10th is slated for the south­west cor­ner of 8th Street and 10th Ave S.W. The multi-use tower will in­clude 34 storeys with apart­ments start­ing from the low $200,000s.

Atasa­yar bought a two-bed­room unit. “It’s all about art and fur­ni­ture in the Belt­line,” he says of the city’s eclec­tic de­sign district.

Atasa­yar says the site is close to tran­sit and only a quick trip to the heart of the in­ner-city nightlife, es­pe­cially the restau­rants and bars on 17th Av­enue.

“It’s not in that crazy core, but it’s still close enough so you can walk to it,” says Atasa­yar.

Mark on 10th boasts a sleek, artis­tic de­sign — a con­cept in­spired by what will be its sur­round­ings, says the de­vel­oper.

“It really has a de­sign flavour to it,” says Parham Mah­boubi, vice-pres­i­dent of mar­ket­ing and new de­vel­op­ments. “It’s a very unique, very cool place to be.”

Along with the hip ameni- ties in the neigh­bour­hood, it’s also close to the Plus-15, a sys­tem of over­head pedes­trian bridges con­nect­ing build­ings down­town, says Mah­boubi. “It really has ev­ery­thing.”

As part of the plan­ning pro- cess, ar­chi­tects and in­te­rior dec­o­ra­tors were tasked with coming up with some­thing bold and mod­ern.

“We feel the project as a whole hits the nail on the head,” says Mah­boubi of its ex­te­rior de­sign and in­te­rior fin­ishes.

From the front foyer, Mark on 10th makes an im­pres­sion.

It will boast Al­berta’s first large scale art piece by Cana­dian artist Dou­glas Cou­p­land. “We’re ex­cited to have an artist of his stature,” says Mah­boubi, adding the en­trance has been de­signed with “grand­ness” in mind.

The devel­op­ment’s com­mit­ment to cre­ativ­ity con­tin­ues to its top floor with a fea­ture that helped hook Atasa­yar. Rather than tuck­ing the fit­ness cen­tre in the base­ment, Mark on 10th’s is on its roof. Its win­dows over­look down­town.

“That’s what sold it to me,” says Atasa­yar.

“I know I would want to go to the gym if that’s the view I’m go­ing to get.”

Along with the fit­ness cen­tre, the rooftop features in­clude an in­door lounge with me­dia cen­tre and bil­liards ta­bles, along with an out­door lounge and fire pits, a bar­be­cue and an el­e­vated hot tub.

“It’s some­thing very spe­cial,” says Mah­boubi.

On the third level of the build­ing is a com­mon garden. “It’s like a mini park on the third floor.” The green space sits above two lev­els of of­fice and re­tail space.

Apart­ments in the project come in one bed­room, one bed­room plus den, two bed­room and two bed­room plus den plans. They range from 452 to 1,496 square feet.

Floor­ing in the apart­ments in­clude wide-plank wood lam­i­nate, cosy broad­loom car­pet in bed­rooms and porce­lain tiling in bath­rooms.

The apart­ments also come with over-height, sev­en­foot, wood-ve­neered en­try doors, over-height ceil­ings about nine feet in most of the liv­ing spa­ces, and en­ergy-ef­fi­cient, dou­bleglazed win­dow walls.

Its kitchens have up­scale, Ger­man-made No­bilia kitchen cab­i­nets and a stain­lesssteel ap­pli­ance package by Lieb­herr and AEG.

Atasa­yar’s apart­ment in the devel­op­ment has two bed­rooms on op­po­site ends of the floor plan.

It al­lows him some flex­i­bil­ity so that if he rents it out to ten­ants, he can of­fer two peo­ple sep­a­rate space for pri­vacy.

Ground­break­ing on the

Michelle Hofer/for the Cal­gary Her­ald

Buyer Sal Atasa­yar in the sales cen­tre at Mark on 10th.

Pho­tos, Qualex-land­mark

Imag­ine the view you’d get of the city if you lived at Mark on 10th. Above, an artist’s ren­der­ing of a rooftop garden at the devel­op­ment.

Above, an ex­am­ple of the stor­age and ap­pli­ances in a kitchen. Left, the great room and kitchen are part of an open-con­cept de­sign.

Michelle Hofer/for the Cal­gary Her­ald

Sal Atasa­yar bought a two-bed­room apart­ment at Mark on 10th, a new multi-use condo tower in the in­ner-city Belt­line district by Qualex-Land­mark.

Pho­tos, Qualex-land­mark

The master bed­room, right in photo, is just off the great room within an apart­ment.

An artist’s ren­der­ing of the in­door rooftop lounge.

The master bed­room isn’t short on a re­mark­able view.

The ter­race as seen in this artist’s draw­ing.

Clean lines are the mark of a kitchen in the devel­op­ment.

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