May 01, 2010
LOVING AIRDRIE LIVING | Nature’s wonder
Vesta Properties makes living with nature, a natural choice
Willamstown, the environmentally-conscious neighbourhood conveys historical elegance, paying homage to its traditional roots, all a result of Vesta Properties’ extraordinary vision.
“Vesta’s vision for Willamstown, is to provide its residents with an open and natural living space,” says Brian Balson, Vesta’s Sales Manager. “People know there is something different about this place, from the moment they arrive.”
Nestled amongst a 45-acre environmental reserve that runs along the Nose Creek corridor, Willamstown is a fitting tribute to William McKenzie a railway engineer, who contributed to the establishment of the Calgary and Edmonton Railway Company.
Airdrie was a key location for trains to stop to refuel water from Nose Creek, for the steam engines and in Wilamstown’s southeast corner, sits a designated tribute site to McKenzie, with a refurbished water well.
The Nose Creek Environmental Reserve combined with the community’s land boasts a total 160 acres. Over 40 percent of the community is devoted to parks and open space, a backyard playground flaunting ponds, pathways, parks and playgrounds. The creek that runs throughout Willamstown is enchanting.
Hiking trails, pedestrian bridges and pathways are designed to protect the natural state of the surrounding ecosystem. This creates the familiar feeling of an established neighbourhood - and brings memories new and old, back to life.
Attention to detail on the tree-lined boulevards and professionally landscaped surroundings proves an elegant place to call home where more than 60 percent of the land is devoted to living space, built with a sustainable design.
From the tumbled stone posts, black iron fencing, custom street signs and lanterns; to the classic colonial designed townhomes and artistically crafted single-family homes, Willamstown suits every life stage.
A unique enclave of townhomes, The Trails, recreates architectural traditions with a classic, colonial approach. The heritage colour scheme and large shutter-framed windows are ideally paralleled to the inside, where spacious floorplans ignite reminiscent living.
The Single Family Homes Collection offer spacious porches and stoic columns and many are located on the edges of the Nose Creek Environmental Reserve, creating a truly striking streetscape.
A distinctive feature of the community is the Williamstown Discovery Centre. It is state of the art and interactive centre with animated screens and virtual technologies that enables future homebuyers to imagine what life will truly be like in Williamstown.
“The Discovery Centre is unique, not only for Airdrie, but for Calgary and area as well,” says Balson. The centre also has an area where townhomes are presold.
Vesta wears two hats in Wiliamstown. One as a developer and another as a builder, joining Douglas Homes, and Talisman Homes in providing single-family homes. Vesta is also the exclusive townhome builder for the community.
“All of the builders offer a variety of floor plans ranging from 1,400 square feet to upwards of 2,500 square feet,” adds Balson. “Between the three of us, we’ve got a home for everyone.”
Williamstown’s first resident moved in on March 30th and there are a variety of homes, now ready, for quick possession.