RA­DIUS COOK­ING UP SOME­THING TASTY

Bucci De­vel­op­ments’ ju­nior suites make kitchen the fo­cal point for own­ers and guests alike

Calgary Herald - - NEW CONDOS - CLAIRE YOUNG

When a main fea­ture of a home serves not only its func­tion, but en­hances the lived ex­pe­ri­ence, it’s a sign of the well de­signed.

The A1 floor plan at Bucci De­vel­op­ments’ Ra­dius puts its at­trac­tive kitchen face first.

The U-shaped space opens up in this apart­ment-style unit with a clean, light com­pos­ite stone counter framed by dark cab­i­netry. Guests can lounge with a glass of wine at the ex­tended eat­ing bar on the penin­sula chat­ting with the host as the fi­nal touches of a meal are brought to­gether.

A gas range and stain­less-steel ap­pli­ances com­plete the func­tions.

Of the two show suites at Ra­dius — a 201-unit, seven-storey build­ing — the A1 is the smaller unit at 831 square feet.

This ju­nior two-bed­room, twobath­room unit has con­ve­nience built right in. The sec­ond bed­room comes with a fold-down, Mur­phy-style bed. When it’s down, it’s a con­ve­nient and com­fort­able place for guests to stay; when it’s up, the desk and shelves can serve as a home of­fice.

The mas­ter bed­room, with large win­dows for nat­u­ral light, is a quiet oa­sis.

The walk-through closet fea­tures stor­age on both sides with racks and shelves.

The mas­ter en­suite of­fers a spa­like at­mos­phere with a stylish stand-alone tub, glass-en­closed shower and mo­tion-de­tected light­ing on the van­ity’s kick­board for night-time vis­its. It also of­fers thought­ful de­sign with ex­tra stor­age along the ceil­ing line above the van­ity and toi­let.

The great room ex­tends out­doors with a pa­tio or deck.

The unit of­fers room for a din­ing ta­ble be­tween the liv­ing room and kitchen.

The sec­ond bed­room, stor­age room and main bath­room are lo­cated near the unit’s en­trance.

Be­yond the com­forts of this condo, the build­ing of­fers un­der­ground heated park­ing with a dog wash and bi­cy­cle stalls, a fit­ness fa­cil­ity for spin, yoga, car­dio and weight train­ing, a rooftop pa­tio and a bike/ski/snow­board ser­vice room.

Ra­dius is also a green build­ing, built to LEED sil­ver equiv­a­lency and crowned with a host of so­lar pan­els. Its pas­sive so­lar de­sign makes the most of the sun’s warmth.

The build­ing is lo­cated about a two-minute walk from the Bridge­land CTrain sta­tion and is one block from Bridge­land’s main street with its many shops, restau­rants and ser­vices.

Across the street is the com­mu­nity cen­tre and Mur­doch Park, which in­cludes a brick wall com­mem­o­rat­ing the area’s his­tory as the for­mer site of the Cal­gary Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal.

Ra­dius is sched­uled for com­ple­tion in 2019.

PHO­TOS: BUCCI DE­VEL­OP­MENTS

Guests vis­it­ing Bucci De­vel­op­ments’ A1 floor plan at Ra­dius in Bridge­land can el­bow up to the ex­tended eat­ing bar or stretch their legs in the din­ing area.

There is a spa­cious stor­age and laun­dry room in­cluded in the two-bed­room unit’s 831-square-foot lay­out. Other ameni­ties in­clude heated un­der­ground park­ing.

The mas­ter en­suite has a stand-alone tub, glass-en­closed shower and mo­tion-de­tected light­ing to cre­ate a spa-like at­mos­phere.

The great room, which ex­tends to­ward an out­door pa­tio or deck, in­cludes enough space for a din­ing room setup near the kitchen.

The kitchen fea­tures a gas range and stain­less-steel ap­pli­ances to com­ple­ment the dark cab­i­netry.

The main bath­room is lo­cated close to the en­trance, along with the sec­ond bed­room and stor­age room.

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