RADAR: ‘It’s quiet’
Kevin Kostick. AGE: 40. BACKGROUND: Kostick is a pilot who has lived in Cochrane for the past 10 years. Last year, he moved to The Ravines of Sunset Ridge. He liked the quality of the townhome and says the space and layout work well for his lifestyle. Kostick is also fond of the pathways and green space near his home. The development takes care of maintenance such as snow removal and mowing the lawn, which is covered by condo fees to the residents. This works well for Kostick, who has to leave the area for periods of time because of his job as a pilot.
He first bought in Cochrane about 10 years ago and moved to The Ravines a year ago. Leaving the town for a place closer to the airport wasn’t on his radar, he says.
Kostick calls Cochrane “a very warm, homey feeling town. It’s a short drive to the city and has all the amenities that one might need — and if you need something else, then you’re a 15-minute drive and you’re into Calgary.”
He likes the town’s pathway system, which he turns to on nice days for walks and bike rides. Paths from Sunset Ridge connect to downtown Cochrane.
Before deciding which company to build with, Kostick did his research and was impressed by what he saw from Calbridge Homes, which was named Calgary region Builder of the Year at this year’s SAM (Sales and Marketing) Awards.
Other than The Ravines, Calbridge has a number of projects in Cochrane, including The Village, Trading Post and Clearbrook Villas. “I love the product,” Kostick says of The Ravines.
Area manager Linda MacKay says the age range of purchasers at the project varies, adding many make the commute to Calgary
The complex will have 137 units upon completion ranging from the $330,000s.
There are four models available in the project, including the 1,408-square-foot Pinnacle, the 1,791-square-foot Apex and the 2,115-square-foot Summit.
There’s also a 1,655-square-foot model called the Meridian, which Kostick bought. All four plans have three bedrooms, along with two-and-a-half bathrooms and an attached garage.
The homes have open-concept layouts with nine-foot ceilings on the main level. In the kitchen, there’s an island with a flush eating bar and stainless-steel appliances. There’s a gas fireplace in the great room and a secondfloor laundry room.
The townhomes also have front and rear decks to take advantage of Cochrane’s natural beauty.
“It’s an excellent location,” says MacKay, adding the project is on the edge of a ravine. “It has spectacular views.”
Sunset Ridge is a masterplanned community by Melcor Developments.
The area is known for its 16 hectares of sloping land and offers a great vantage point for enjoying sunsets. Along with the sight lines, there are plenty of reasons the project is a place people want to call home, says MacKay, adding “it’s quiet.”