VIEWS ARE OUT OF SIGHT

Para­mount Suites at the Guardian

Calgary Herald - - NEW CONDOS - JOSH SKAPIN

From the 39th floor of the tallest res­i­den­tial build­ing in Cal­gary, the sight lines don’t seem to end.

This is the ex­pe­ri­ence from a high-end condo on dis­play at the Guardian by Hon De­vel­op­ments. The Vic­to­ria Park de­vel­op­ment fea­tures two sky­scrapers, each soar­ing 44 storeys tall. Its fi­nal tower is about 70 per cent sold.

While the build­ing has floor plans in a range of prices, its 36th to 41st floors fea­ture lux­ury con­dos, dubbed Para­mount Suites, start­ing from around $1.4 mil­lion. To show­case what makes this seg­ment an un­com­mon and at­trac­tive find, Hon De­vel­op­ments had Cal­gar­y­based de­signer Amanda Hamil­ton design and fur­nish a 2,600-square­foot condo on the 39th floor.

The staged condo is avail­able for view­ing and can be pur­chased for $2.4 mil­lion. It has two bed­rooms, each with an en­suite, and a third bath­room in a shared end of the space. This suite comes with two ti­tled tan­dem park­ing stalls, enough to fit four ve­hi­cles.

Tall win­dows and three ex­pan­sive wra­paround bal­conies cap­i­tal­ize on rare views over and be­yond down­town Cal­gary. This in­cludes a wra­paround bal­cony off the mas­ter bed­room with sight lines that stretch to areas such as Strath­more to the east and Turner Val­ley to the south.

The bal­conies to­tal 754 square feet, and there’s a gas line for a bar­be­cue, set­ting up a gen­er­ous, wel­com­ing space for en­ter­tain­ing in the fresh air.

Its floor- to- ceil­ing win­dows come with a full blinds pack­age. But blinds would only be nec­es­sary for man­ag­ing sun­shine rather than pri­vacy, as the suite sits above pent­house heights at other condo tow­ers.

Ceil­ings in the condo are largely 9.5 feet tall, with the ex­cep­tion be­ing a drop-down por­tion for pot­lights in the kitchen.

The open, stylish kitchen is in a gal­ley-style design and head­lined by up­scale Ar­mony Cucine cab­i­nets, im­ported from Italy. Its fridge and dish­washer have the same pan­elling as the cab­i­nets, giv­ing the space a seam­less, con­tem­po­rary feel. The kitchen also has a spa­cious is­land with a sink and ex­tended eat­ing bar.

Fac­ing the kitchen is a cen­tral din­ing area that eas­ily ac­com­mo­dates a ta­ble for large gath­er­ings.

It con­tin­ues into a sub­stan­tial so­cial space. There’s a ca­sual sit­ting area next to win­dows — where it’s easy to imag­ine en­joy­ing a glass of wine while look­ing over the city — next to larger fur­ni­ture placed around a TV for a more con­ven­tional great room area.

The bed­rooms are on the other side of the kitchen. The mas­ter bed­room boasts a walk-in closet that’s eas­ily large enough to op­er­ate as a dress­ing room. It’s across from an en­suite with a free-stand­ing tub, over-sized shower, and dual sinks.

At the Guardian, the home stretches be­yond the condo it­self. There’s an as­sort­ment of ameni­ties, such as a 1,350-square-foot so­cial club, fit­ness cen­tre, work­shop, yoga stu­dio, and gar­den ter­race.

PHO­TOS: HON DE­VEL­OP­MENTS

One of the open-con­cept so­cial spa­ces is sur­rounded by soar­ing win­dows in a Para­mount Suite at the Guardian.

The cen­tral din­ing area can ac­com­mo­date a ta­ble for large gath­er­ings.

The sleek kitchen has cab­i­nets im­ported from Italy and a spa­cious is­land.

The mas­ter bed­room fea­tures one of three wra­paround bal­conies that cap­i­tal­ize on the views.

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