Up­scale river liv­ing of­fered in Cochrane

Calgary Herald - Calgary Herald New Condos - - New Condos - JOSH SKAPIN

Two show homes are now on stream in an up­scale condo project by Jay­man MasterBuil­t at a river­side com­mu­nity in Cochrane.

The sea­soned Cal­gary builder’s RiverReach de­vel­op­ment of­fers 41 units in two-storey manors and bungalow vil­las in the Riviera phase of River­song.

The show homes of­fer buy­ers a look at each hous­ing style, with the 1,572-square-foot Edge­wa­ter villa and the 2,020-sq.-ft. West­wynd manor both on dis­play.

“The West­wynd has a very open­con­cept main floor,” says War­ren Saun­ders, sales man­ager for Jay­man MasterBuil­t. “The ac­tual floor plan when you look at On pa­per doesn’t do it jus­tice un­til you ac­tu­ally see it in per­son.”

Saun­ders says win­dows are a big part of the floor plan. “That whole great room, nook and kitchen area is great for en­ter­tain­ing be­cause it’s very wide open,” he says.

The Edge­wa­ter fea­tures tow­er­ing nine-foot ceil­ings.

In both floor plans, the mud room is a sunken area, which Saun­ders says adds stor­age space.

“The ben­e­fit to the cus­tomer is that it re­duces any land­ing in the garage so you have ex­tra space in the garage be­cause there isn’t a big land­ing in­side the garage space which nor­mally takes out three or four feet of width,” says Saun­ders.

Another draw for both homes is the cook­ing space, he adds.

“Both show homes have our gourmet-style kitchen with a chim­neystyle hood fan and gran­ite coun­ter­tops and built-in ap­pli­ances,” says Saun­ders. “Def­i­nitely one of the sell­ing fea­tures in the home is the kitchen.”

Saun­ders says th­ese homes of­fer the “fit and fin­ish,” spec­i­fi­ca­tions that the builder’s sin­gle-fam­ily homes are known for.

They are also con­structed to a BuiltGreen Gold stan­dard.

The en­tire Riviera phase is built to this stan­dard.

BuiltGreen is a na­tional pro­gram that pro­motes en­ergy-ef­fi­cient and en­vi­ron­men­tally re­spon­si­ble ma­te­ri­als and meth­ods in the con­struc­tion of new homes.

Build­ings in this com­plex come in one of three ar­chi­tec­tural styles, in­clud­ing a Rocky Moun­tain, Arts and Crafts and shin­gle style de­sign.

“No two build­ings are the same. They have ei­ther a dif­fer­ent colour or dif­fer­ent style,” says Saun­ders.

“(Another) ben­e­fit to this project is that it’s heav­ily land­scaped in terms of rear land­scap­ing, ir­ri­ga­tion, and for a lock-and-leave life­style, there’s snow re­moval, lawn care — it’s fully main­tained.”

Seven build­ings, with 28 homes, front onto the Bow River, while on the other side of the street there are three build­ings and 13 units that back on to a wooden en­vi­ron­men­tal re­serve.

Vil­las at the de­vel­op­ment start at $562,700, and the manors start at $508,100. Both prices in­clude GST.

Jay­man MasterBuil­t

An artist’s ren­der­ing of the project.

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