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SHOW HOME SPARKLES

Emer­ald makes most of space

- JOSH SKAPIN Interior Design · Calgary · Centre · James Hardie

For a sin­gle per­son or cou­ple who en­joy host­ing get-to­geth­ers with friends and fam­ily, an award-win­ning condo in north­west Cal­gary of­fers the right mix.

The one-bed­room Emer­ald shines with invit­ing so­cial spa­ces, a thought­ful use of square footage, and plenty of sun­light.

This condo — demon­strated as a show suite at Sage Hill Park by Brad Rem­ing­ton Homes — earned in­dus­try ac­claim ear­lier this year. It cap­tured the tro­phy for Best New De­sign — New Com­mu­nity,up to 599 square feet at the (BILD) Build­ing In­dus­try and Land De­vel­op­ment Cal­gary Re­gion Awards, an­nounced in April.

It’s 574 square feet, but de­signed to feel sig­nif­i­cantly larger. This starts with its gath­er­ing spa­ces. Un­der a nine-foot ceil­ing, the kitchen and great room are ideal for en­ter­tain­ing.

It’s easy to imag­ine the host and guests cir­cu­lat­ing be­tween its large L-shaped kitchen and great room, which are con­nected through an open-con­cept de­sign.

Mea­sur­ing 13 feet 11 inches by eight feet one inch, the great room can sup­port mul­ti­ple pieces of fur­ni­ture and is a wel­com­ing space in which to gather for a glass of wine or board game with friends.

It sits against sub­stan­tial slid­ing glass doors that reel in plenty of nat­u­ral light and open to a

53-square-foot bal­cony.

The kitchen has an op­tional is­land with an eat­ing bar that seats three peo­ple, cre­at­ing another space to gather and chat. It sits be­neath el­e­gant pen­dant light­ing. Cab­i­nets with soft-close doors and draw­ers are avail­able in six styles. Coun­ters come in gran­ite or quartz.

Cov­er­ing the great room and kitchen is stylish and durable lux­ury vinyl plank floor­ing.

At 12-foot-two by nine feet, the bed­room is also well-sized. It con­nects to a spa­cious walk-through closet, which leads to a full bath­room.

The bath­room, which has con­tem­po­rary chrome hard­ware, is ac­cessed from the open-con­cept en­ter­tain­ing space.

The show suite dis­plays no­tice­able dis­tance be­tween the bed and ac­cess to the closet. With this gap, a per­son who gets up be­fore their part­ner is able to go through their morn­ing rou­tine with­out be­ing a dis­rup­tion.

With a con­nected closet and bath­room, there’s a fluid space in which to start one’s day. The show suite pre­sents the closet with shelves and draw­ers, mak­ing it easy to or­ga­nize a wardrobe.

The bed­room has plush car­pet with a stain guard and an eight­pound un­der­lay.

Just off the en­trance to the condo is a laun­dry area with a stacked front-load washer and dryer. It in­cludes ad­di­tional space that can be used for stor­age.

From the ex­te­rior, Sage Hill Park catches eyes with brick and James Hardie sid­ing. Its site in the scenic Sy­mons Val­ley cor­ri­dor is near a ravine, ponds, and wide path­way.

Res­i­dents are also a quick drive to Creek­side Shop­ping Cen­tre, an­chored by a Co-op, and Sage Hill Cross­ing with a Loblaws City Mar­ket and a Wal­mart Su­per­store.

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 ?? PHO­TOS: BRAD REM­ING­TON HOMES ?? The L-shaped kitchen in the Emer­ald is a func­tional cook­ing space that fea­tures an op­tional is­land great for gath­er­ing.
PHO­TOS: BRAD REM­ING­TON HOMES The L-shaped kitchen in the Emer­ald is a func­tional cook­ing space that fea­tures an op­tional is­land great for gath­er­ing.
 ??  ?? The bed­room’s walk-through closet con­ve­niently con­nects to the bath­room. Stylish and durable lux­ury vinyl plank floor­ing cov­ers the kitchen and liv­ing room ar­eas.
The bed­room’s walk-through closet con­ve­niently con­nects to the bath­room. Stylish and durable lux­ury vinyl plank floor­ing cov­ers the kitchen and liv­ing room ar­eas.
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The open con­cept kitchen and great room of­fer a wel­com­ing space to gather with friends. The Emer­ald’s well-sized bed­room has plush car­pet.
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The bath­room fea­tures con­tem­po­rary chrome hard­ware and the laun­dry room houses a stacked front-load washer and dryer.
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