Condo tower hits the Mark
Inner-city Mark on 10th development to feature units from low $200,000s
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.
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Buyer Sal Atasayar in the sales centre at Mark on 10th.
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.
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.
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.