View looks good from the Ridge
Cranston Ridge in southeast Calgary to be launched by Cardel Lifestyles
JOSH SKAPIN Talk about natural beauty. Some of Mother Nature’s most scenic touches to the Calgary landscape are within sight of a new project by a seasoned multi-family homebuilder.
Cardel Lifestyles is launching Cranston Ridge on Nov. 2.
The complex features 256 apartments and 15 townhomes in Cranston, a southeast Calgary community master-planned by Brookfield Residential Properties. Cranston is next to Fish Creek Provincial Park and near the Bow River.
The aptly-named Cranston Ridge overlooks the river valley and has prime views of the Rocky Mountains.
“Views like this are rare for affordable condos,” says sales and marketing manager Brad Logel. The homes start at $169,900, before tax.
Most of the units have titled underground parking and additional surface parking stalls are available for sale.
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“Being able to go for a walk along Cranston Ridge and experience a different life-size painting every day is magical and inspiring,” says Logel.
“Calgary is made up of people who have come here in part because of the natural beauty we’re so lucky to have. Once those views grab a hold of you, it’ll be hard to settle for any other location.”
The project is within quick access to Deerfoot Trail and is just down the street from a small commercial site.
Most of the development consists of two-bedroom floor plans that come in six models ranging from 654 to 1,039 square feet.
“Our thought process for our plans are that we want a downtown condo, but at the suburban price in our master-planned community,” says Logel.
“We do our very best to develop different plans. Each plan offers something different for each type of person, whether you’re moving down from a big house, or a year or two into your career job, or inbetween.”
The company’s two-bedroom layout — which contains 897 square feet of space, including two bathrooms — is the “most popular plan company-wide, wherever we build,” says Logel.
The design also offers larger kitchen options with a full pantry.
“When you walk into this home — and, based on how we designed it, the use of space — and you go with the deluxe gourmet kitchen option, there is as much kitchen cabinetry and counter space as we put in some single-family homes,” says Logel.
“This is an extremely livable condo plan.”
All floors in the buildings in the project have soaring nine-foot ceilings. The apartments come with six appliances and spacious patio decks to take advantage of the views.
This is Cardel Lifestyles’ second project in Cranston following a three-building complex called Cranston Place. Floor plans in the new development are similar to those in the previous complex.
Buyers interested in Cranston Ridge are encouraged to visit the existing show homes at Cranston Place, which is located at 302 Cranston Road S.E.
Retired couple Shari and Bill Karns recently downsized from a single-family home in another southeast Calgary suburban community to an apartment at Cranston Place.
“We liked the way they were built,” says Shari, adding the quality finishes caught their eye.
Cranston Ridge is the new condominium development by Cardel Lifestyles. The project has quick access to both Deerfoot Trail and a commercial site.
A bedroom in a Cranston Place unit. Floor plans are similar to the ones in Cranston Ridge.
The master ensuite of a show suite within the Cranston Place project.
The great room has a fireplace in the Bow show suite at Cranston Place.
Buyers Bill and Shari Karns in their apartment at Cranston Place by Cardel Lifestyles. The company is launching its Cranston Ridge project on Nov. 2.
The kitchen in a show suite at Cranston Place demonstrates the level of finishes by the company.
A stacked laundry area uses space efficiently.