Riverstone offers old-world elegance
For the Calgary Herald Looking for a boldly elegant, lock-and-leave lifestyle on the edge of nature, yet just minutes from all of the amenities?
Then the homes at Mosaic Riverstone in Riverstone of Cranston are definitely worth a look. It’s an uber-stylish enclave of 64 townhomes designed around a central, lushly landscaped courtyard. And it’s all about single-level living with plenty of storage and a double-car garage, perfect for down-sizers moving from a single-family home.
The project is nestled near the Bow River and a relaxing five-minute meander from Fish Creek Park.
“It’s pretty amazing here. One of the best fly-fishing coves in North America is just steps away, as well as tons of bike paths, so it is great for avid cyclists,” says Patrick Grier, sales representative for the development.
Exteriors present a stately facade of old-world elegance with hints of French Country and English Country estate themes. Generous use of stone and brick sets the tone.
Buyers can choose from three single-level, bungalowstyle floor plans, all with large terraces and oversized kitchens — the Olive II, the Slate II and the Hunter.
The Olive II, a 1,426-squarefoot, two-bedroom plus den plan, presents classic styling, combined with boldly confident detailing, large open rooms and an architectural elegance that nods to European old-world chateau life. Arched feature windows, 10foot ceilings, linear fireplaces and three-metre-long islands are just a few of the details that make this home stand out.
White-washed walls juxtaposed with espresso-stained, engineered hardwood flooring creates the backdrop for the interior, while hits of colour in the furnishings — an armchair clad in orange leather — and textured wallpaper create a confident, bold statement.
The main L-shaped living space is open and bright. Banks of floorto-ceiling windows offer views of the creek and the open spaces across to the river and mountains beyond. French doors open to a huge terrace (10 metres by three metres) with more than enough room for a Tuscan-style dining table, as well as several lounge chairs to take in the views of nature — think soaring bald eagles or a mother deer and her doe prancing through the snow.
The kitchen configuration is perfect for whipping up Christmas dinner, while grandchildren play with toys around the hearth and aunts and uncles perch at the island, reminiscing and enjoying egg nog.
Grier says that purchasers are an active set with an appetite for travel, sports and living.
“We have one couple who purchased in their 70s, and they are off at boot camp,” he says, adding that buyers are mostly downsizers and young couples. “This is really an estate area and it’s a low maintenance concept, so it attracts those looking for that lifestyle.”
Colour selections and finishes are extensive and purchasers can choose from four palettes: Americano, Hazel, Universal and Brulee.
“We have a huge selection and buyers can mix and match anything from the palettes to create their own look,” says Grier.
The base price on the Olive II is $559,000 including GST. Condo fees ($212 per month) cover maintenance, landscaping, snow removal, insurance, reserve fund and management fees. A few select pre-finished homes are available for Christmas possession.
The Olive II is 1,426 square feet with large open rooms and an architectural elegance that nods to European old-world chateau life. Arched feature windows and 10-foot ceilings are among the details that make this townhome stand out.
The Olive II townhome boasts two bedrooms plus a den on a single level, perfect for downsizers who are moving from a single-family home.
The oversized kitchen in the Olive II is perfect for preparing a holiday feast, while family and friends perch at the island.
The bright and sunny stairway leads to the front foyer in the Olive II show home at Brookfield Residential’s Mosaic Riverstone development.