De­sign di­ver­sity is a sell­ing point

River­song of­fers wide range of styles

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Di­verse floor plan op­tions and lush nat­u­ral beauty has seen du­plex buy­ers flock to a com­mu­nity on Cochrane’s south side. River­song is a scenic de­vel­op­ment next to the Bow River and mas­ter­planned by Ta­mani Com­mu­ni­ties. It of­fers a wide range of home styles, in­clud­ing du­plexes by Trico Homes and In­no­va­tions by Jay­man. Prices start in the mid $330,000s, in­clud­ing lot and GST.

“In River­song, we con­tinue to have huge suc­cess with the semide­tached homes,” says Stephanie My­ers, sales man­ager with In­no­va­tions by Jay­man.

“We have a sig­nif­i­cant port­fo­lio of mod­els avail­able to choose from — sin­gle or dou­ble car garages are cur­rently avail­able.”

In­no­va­tions by Jay­man’s show homes are its 1,687 square foot Equinox and the Sol­stice, which is 1,541 square feet. All homes come in three bed­rooms and two and a half bath­room ori­en­ta­tions, says My­ers. Many plans in­clude sec­ond floor bonus rooms and flex­i­bil­ity with the lo­ca­tion of the laun­dry room. There are also lower level op­tions with home gyms, me­dia rooms and guest rooms, she adds.

“It is the di­ver­sity in the prod­uct and the abil­ity to per­son­al­ize their pur­chase that seems to res­onate with the home buy­ers in Cochrane,” says My­ers.

“The com­mu­nity it­self is a huge fac­tor to the home buy­ing de­ci­sion. The path­ways, the ar­chi­tec­ture, the lo­ca­tion within Cochrane ... Ta­mani has done an in­cred­i­ble job in de­vel­op­ing the area.”

Trico’s show homes are its 1,680 square foot Clear­wa­ter model and the Water­ton, which is 1,717 square feet. Its other mod­els are the 1,361 square foot Beverly and the 1,521 square foot Chelsea.

“It’s very much a life­style prod­uct,” says Trico sales as­so­ciate Erin Flasch.

“They’re ac­tu­ally re­ally ap­peal­ing to people who want the at­tached garage, want a lit­tle bit more for their money and maybe don’t want the main­te­nance of a sin­gle­fam­ily home.”

While the homes aren’t main­te­nance free, Flasch says slightly smaller lot sizes mean there’s less to take care of. So far, she has seen a split in pur­chasers be­tween first­time buy­ers and down-siz­ers.

“It’s that jewel box at­ti­tude with the smaller house but still the re­ally nice fin­ish­ings,” says Flasch.

“That’s the kind of buyer we’re get­ting.”

Trico has four quick-pos­ses­sion du­plexes in River­song. Two are its Chelsea model and the other two are the Beverly. In­no­va­tions by Jay­man’s quick pos­ses­sion homes are its 1,541 square foot Sol­stice, the 1,554 square foot Pul­sar and two of its Equinox model.

Along with du­plexes, River­song also of­fers laned homes and front-at­tached garage homes. Show homes in the com­mu­nity are open 2 to 8 p.m. Mon­day through Thurs­day and noon to 5 p.m. on week­ends and hol­i­days. Other builders in the com­mu­nity In­clude NuVista Homes, Jay­man MasterBuilt and Sa­bal Homes. The du­plex show homes are on River Heights Cres­cent.

Pho­tos: In­no­va­tions by Jay­man

The Equinox by In­no­va­tions by Jay­man has three bed­rooms and two and a half bath­rooms.

The kitchen in the Equinox by In­no­va­tions by Jay­man, a home that has 1,687 square feet of space.

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