PARK: ‘Fell in love’
Boulevard Townes is a townhome project now selling its fourth of four phases, which are located on Quarry Park Boulevard. The development features a front exterior inspired by a classic French neighbourhood.
“We got out and pretty much instantly fell in love with the way these were designed,” says Rhonda. “We appreciate when it’s a job well done, so we liked what we saw there.”
The couple toured one of the development’s show homes.
The project is slated to contain 125 units in two- and threebedroom floor plans.
They range from the 1,540-square-foot Abbey model to the 1,732-square-foot Madison.
The homes come with a number of features, including nine-foot ceilings on the main floor, a gas fireplace with a fully-tiled, floor-to-ceiling mantel, granite or quartz on kitchen countertops and the island, and a stainless-steel appliance package.
“We went away from it for about a year, but kept going back to it about once every four to six weeks,” says Rhonda. “It became our addiction.”
At the time, the couple had a place in the community of Ramsay that they had no intention of ever leaving. But they were swayed by Quarry Park.
“We fell in love with what Quarry Park has to offer,” says Rhonda.
Townhomes start in the mid-$460,000s within the Boulevard Townes in Quarry Park by Birchwood Properties.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
PROJECT: Boulevard Townes. BUILDER: Birchwood Properties. DEVELOPER: Remington Development Corp. AREA: Quarry Park is a community in southeast Calgary. PRICES: Townhomes start in the mid-$460,000s. HOURS: Mondays through Thursdays, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., and noon to 5 p.m. on weekends and holidays. INFORMATION: Visit birchwood properties.ca
“We like the fact that you can walk 10 minutes to get to a grocery store. You’ve got really nice restaurants there. The river’s right there.”
Quarry Park is on a property next to the Bow River. It’s slated to eventually include two ponds and 15 kilometres of pathways.
“It’s in an excellent location, so we thought long and hard about it — and two years later, we have signed on the dotted line,” says Rhonda.
The Gwynns are now renovating their home, preparing it for sale prior to moving into their new townhome in August.
When picking the model, the couple had a checklist of what they wanted. One of the top must-haves was a kitchen ideal for entertaining their friends.
“I love to entertain and I love to cook, so the kitchen situation is fantastic,” says Rhonda.
The Gwynns upsized their kitchen island so that it’s now 10 feet long. Rhonda calls the kitchen “well appointed.”
“You can still be cooking while talking with people who are sitting in the living room — or in the case of a meal that I do once a year where I cook 11 courses,” says Rhonda.
At Christmastime each year, Rhonda hosts her single friends for a meal that takes a week to prepare, and six hours to cook and serve.
“I’m a very lucky man, by the way,” says Cory of his wife’s knack for cooking.
Rhonda says her current kitchen in Ramsay is closed off from the rest of the house, which shuts off the chatter between the cook and guests.
The new kitchen creates a much more sociable atmosphere. “Basically, it’s a giant party room when you walk in the front room,” says Rhonda.
The townhome also has a spacious, two-car garage, which means plenty of storage.
“It’s fantastic,” says Rhonda.
“We have large hobbies and are very outdoorsy. We do a lot of kayaking and camping, so there’s a lot of gear that goes with that.”
The basement also has its perks, says Cory. “There’s enough room to develop the downstairs, as well the surround-sound system that the man requires,” he says, laughing.
Boulevard Townes is the second of two developments by Birchwood Properties in Quarry Park. The other is a complex called the Belmont Townhomes.
The builder is expected this summer to open its Bristol project, its third development in the community.
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Stairs provide some visual separation between the great room and the kitchen in a show home.
Cory and Rhonda Gwynn were looking for Slurpees in Quarry Park when they found their new home at Boulevard Townes.
The ensuite in a unit includes a vanity with two sinks.