Edi­son full of bright ideas

Walden town­homes fea­ture style on the cut­ting edge

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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.

An­drea Cox/For the Cal­gary Her­ald

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:

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