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May 01, 2017

Custom elegance

Augusta Fine Homes’ Westwood brings SAM Award-winning quality to Artesia

Pepper Rodriguez

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Elegance and functionality come hand in hand in Augusta Fine Homes’ Westwood show home in Artesia at Heritage Pointe, as it blends the best qualities of these two winners at this year’s SAM Awards.

Heritage Pointe Properties, the developers of Artesia at Heritage Pointe, won the 2016 SAM Award for Show Home Parade of the Year, while Westwood itself took home Best New Home ($1,000,000 - $1,499,999). Which just shows the perfect blend of the ideal custom made home in one of the best communities in the city. Furthermore, the Westwood is also nominated at this year’s National SAM Awards.“We’re just so proud of this accomplishment,” says Augusta Fine Homes’ area manager, Cabby Zecca. “The Westwood is an impeccably made custom home that answers every need of our buyers in this specially sustainable, family-friendly community.” And the way this show home is presented just takes the breath away.

Augusta has always known how to take traditional designs and make them into something special with their tried and true custom home finesse, and the masterful craftsmanship of the Westwood brings this all together.

The 2,076-square-foot main floor of this custom-made estate bungalow simply takes the breath away with its outstanding finish. The Westwood show home also has 1,617 square-feet of developed basement space that shows the vast potential of the home and makes complete use of the walkout lot that backs onto a pond.

“It’s meant for people who want to take it easy,” Zecca says. “It’s perfect for people in their late 40s or early 50s who might be contemplating retirement and now have more time to think of themselves than just raising a family or their careers.”

And with Augusta’s expertise in building custom homes, buyers will have the opportunity to modify the designs to fit their own lifestyles, she adds. “You never have to settle for anything with Augusta.”

The scenic, country club beauty of Artesia at Heritage Pointe adds to the allure. “Artesia is such a friendly community, there are a lot of young families that bring an energy to the area, while the ponds, green space and pathways add a rare park-like lifestyle to the community.” Augusta can build a similar home in Artesia for $1.3 million, Zecca says.

The 24-by-24-inch Statuario porcelain tile flooring that is used through most of the main floor brings a sense of executive elegance to the home, and the master ensuite with its tray ceiling and double-sided fireplace cranks this to an even classier level.

The stately ambience of the executive-style living room is in full display with the folding full-length glass doors that lead to the oversized deck looking over one of Artesia’s many water features. Fun fact, these bio-swales in Artesia help irrigate homeowners’ lawns, providing functional and aesthetic values.

The massive island features black granite with white quartz veining. It ha a raised bar at the end features a sink and seating, so food preparation can be a communal event with family and friends. The kitchen also features stacked upper cabinets that run the height of the 10-foot ceiling, with grey waterglass in the uppers. A tone-setting mosaic backslash completes the splendid scene.

The three-car garage Westwood has such an elegant curb appeal with its Modern Prairie profile using acrylic stucco, brick and fibre cement siding for emphasis. The location boasts impressive mountain and river views, and is just minutes from the open-to-the-public Heritage Pointe Golf Course and to the world-class amenities of the rapidly-developing Seton commercial complex in south Calgary.

It has an ultra modern kitchen displaying the finest appliances with maple recessed-panel cabinetry with licorice finish. It also uses LED under-cabinet lighting for extra functionality. Built-in TV display keeps owners tuned in to news (or soaps) while working in the kitchen.

The wide, welcoming foyer is open to above with a dainty chandelier and glass doors and sidelights that add to the enormous natural light that pours in the home. Westwood has a main floor master and a guest bedroom downstairs making it the ideal downsizer home.

The developed basement has a dedicated home theatre for magical movie nights with the family. Just outside the door is a glass encased wine room that makes this the perfect entertaining home. The only problem might be guest may never want to leave.

The double-sided fireplace gives the master bedroom its wow factor, but it’s doubly gorgeous with its tray ceilings and wood shutters, but its calming view of the pond right outside is worth something owners will look forward to most.


fast facts

Builder: Augusta Fine Homes

Community: Artesia at Heritage Point

Style: Triple garage estate bungalow

Size: 2,076 sq. ft.

Price: Homes in Artesia start from $1.5 million including GST. Augusta offers both two-storey and bungalows here.

Address: 102 Waters Edge Dr.

Hours: Monday to Thursday 2 to 8 p.m., weekends and holidays noon to 5 p.m.


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