BEAUMONT: LIFE WITH A SMALL-TOWN FEEL
Quality, energy-efficient homes in a walkable community just 10 minutes from the city centre
Is life better in Beaumont?
For Christine Maligec, the answer is yes.
A single mom with a one-yearold Schnoodle — a cross between a schnauzer and a poodle — Maligec found exactly what she wanted in Triomphe, a growing subdivision in the southeastern part of that city.
While she lived in Beaumont before her recent move and home purchase, her search parameters widened to include Edmonton’s rapidly expanding southern residential offerings.
She was open to going as far north as the Ellerslie area in her neighbouring city. The only other determining factor was price.
“It was, ‘Here’s the range of what I can afford — what’s out there?’” said Maligec. “I started looking at places ... I believe it was in May. I started looking at apartments and got really sad and depressed that that was an option.”
Maligec would also look at condominiums, duplexes and resale homes but nothing fit until one night when she was out for dinner with some girlfriends and said, “Why don’t I just check out MLS?”
Earlier that same day, Montorio Homes had posted a listing for its Triomphe townhomes. The ad was for the unit that Maligec would end up buying, which was just about move-in ready.
“I just came and had a look and I just knew this was the one,” she said. “It gave me some comfort and kind took a little ease and pressure off of me to get on and start a new life,” she added, of the home she moved into last October.
“The house I was moving into was ready to accept me.”
The three-storey, three-bedroom townhome, at about 1,300 square feet, had panache and went the extra mile as opposed to being just completed in a builder’s grade finish, said Maligec, pointing to luxury vinyl plank floors, quartz countertops, large high-efficiency windows as well as included window coverings, and wider stairs.
Those were just some of the features that stood out to her.
She was also impressed with Montorio’s commitment to building a better home.
“Montorio has done a fantastic job of actually thinking about energy efficiency, the carbon footprint, and resiliency,” she said. “In addition to the high-efficiency furnace, they’ve also included an air-exchange system … and especially at this time of year we’re not using as much energy to heat the house up.”
Montorio has been quite active in the Beaumont area since 2003 having built some 150 homes there.
“We receive a lot of positive feedback about the quality and detailed craftsmanship that Montorio provides within our homes,” said Stacey White, Montorio’s area manager.
“Our buyers love that we offer many premium finishes as a standard, where they would be considered an upgrade with other builders.”
Meanwhile, Triomphe won Maligec over as well.
“It’s a walkable community,” she said. “There are walking paths everywhere, the sidewalks are nice and wide. The streets are wide enough that people can park and still pass you in the winter,” Maligec said, noting that some communities have streets so narrow that it makes it hard to drive on them at this time of year if cars are parked there.
“Even though we’re a little out of what they call ‘centreville’ or the centre of town, it’s still walkable. You’re 10 minutes away if you want to go to someplace like Chartier for dinner,” said Maligec. The design of the entire city is incredibly intuitive; especially this community, it’s intuitive for long-term growth.
“We did recently get a notice from the City of Beaumont that behind us they’re starting the next phase (of Triomphe) and we’re all actually very excited to see this continue on.”
Triomphe, which dates back to 2016 when servicing and lot sales started, is entering its fourth phase. This fall, lots are expected to be available in it fifth and sixth stages.
The community, which includes a wide mixture of housing types, has been very well received according to project developer MLC Group.
“It’s one of the few neighbourhoods that has entry-level homes all the way to estate homes, and we’ve integrated a small-town living feeling within the community,” said MLC Group president Chris Nicholas.
“We’re seeing a lot of people who grew up in Beaumont, as well as those looking for that small town intimate lifestyle as interested buyers,” said Nicholas.
“There are also those who are looking to gain extra square footage and get more of a home than they would be able to afford in Edmonton — it gives Beaumont an advantage in attracting residents.”
Pricing in Triomphe starts at $299,000. Phases 1, 2 and 3 are largely completed although the first phase still has some estate lots for sale. They would be purchased directly from MLC, and the buyer would use their own builder.
In Phase 4, the builders are Active Homes, Sidhu Homes and Vogue Homes, as well as Montorio. Housing types available include duplexes, single family, and townhomes. There are show homes but those interested are asked to contact the builders directly as opening hours vary. Details can be found at the triomphe-beaumont. com website.
Montorio has done a fantastic job of actually thinking about energy efficiency, the carbon footprint and resiliency.
Single mom Christine Maligec with her year-old Schnoodle Finnegan outside her Triomphe townhome in Beaumont.. “I just knew this was the one,” she says.
Homes in the Triomphe area along on 38 Street just north of Triomphe Boulevard in Beaumont. Triomphe, which began in 2016, is entering its fourth phase and is expected to begin two more phases in the fall.