Edison full of bright ideas
Walden townhomes feature style on the cutting edge
With their contemporary edge and funky curb appeal, the Edison townhomes in Walden have proven to be a smashing success with both first-time buyers and empty nesters alike.
“They have a modern, fun look that really draws people in,” says Melissa Cross, sales associate for Avi Urban in Walden.
A collection of 157 three-storey, slabon-grade homes, the Edison enclave — named for its innovative design — features a central inner courtyard that offers a lush respite from the hustle and bustle of city life. Homes are grouped in pods of six and eight, and feature large, second-level terraces up to 22 feet wide as well as an outdoor ground level space.
The Carmine, one of four new show homes, is a bright, cheerful threebedroom, 1,381-square-foot end unit. Complementing its excellent bones, the interior design features a whimsical beach theme.
The home’s street level includes a large foyer along with a tandem-twocar garage. Up a flight of stairs takes you to a chi chi urban living space with oak hardwood flooring. The well-appointed kitchen offers plenty of room and counter space — including a large island — to cook dinner for that special someone, while the great room provides a warm and cosy appeal with an electric fireplace. A built-in desk and office area is tucked away while french doors lead to a huge deck with privacy walls.
The third level offers plenty of room for a well-sized master suite with walkin closet and ensuite as well as two secondary bedrooms, an additional fourpiece bathroom and a stacked laundry closet.
The colour scheme is sensational — bright blues, textured wallpaper and shutter art abound. But what really stands out is the amount of glazing — the windows are abundant and oversized allowing light to fill the home on every level.
The fun factor continues to the home’s exterior — cedar cladding and Hardie board siding add a conservative element, while painted front doors in pops of teal, purple and yellow pump it up a notch. The show home features more than $15,000 worth of upgrades and is priced at $377,000.
Home prices start in the $320,000s. Condo fees, which cover landscaping costs, insurance, maintenance, utilities and the reserve fund, start at $157 per month and range upward depending on the size of the home. Buyers can choose from six floor plans ranging from two bedroom to two bedrooms-plus-den as well as three bedroom end-unit homes. Square footages range from 1,139 to 1,381.
Avi Urban has just released its final phase with occupancy slated for late spring. For those looking for a home sooner, a limited number of townhomes now under construction will be ready for occupancy in January.
The kitchen in the Edison show home by Avi Urban features an island and plenty of counter space, along with stainless steel appliances. Project: Developer: Builder: Location: Directions: Hours: