VIEWS ARE OUT OF SIGHT
Paramount Suites at the Guardian
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.
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.