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February 01, 2018

Selkirk 2 stuns

Shawnee Park stunner revels in aspirational qualities of show homes

Pepper Rodriguez

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We all aspire to something, and as far as homes go the Selkirk 2 by Cardel Homes in Shawnee Park presents a virtual buffet table of choices homebuyers will all want to have in their home.

From its charming rustic cottage theme to the tastefully upscale options of the finish, Selkirk 2 shows what it means to live it up. It is inspirational in its design and the ideal to aspire for in one’s own home.

“The grandeur of its design, by far, is what everyone likes about this particular model. It allows people to live large or as small as they want, which is why it’s popular among families big and small, with younger or older kids,” says Community Sales Manager, Jon Mortier.

As in all Cardel Homes’ offerings, the key to Selkirk 2’s popularity is the availability of a ton of options. The standard plan comes with four bedrooms upstairs with two-and-a-half baths, but in the show home it has been reconfigured to three second-storey bedrooms plus the fully developed basement with a bedroom and a full bath.

“What sets us apart is the outstanding level of standard features that all our homes in Shawnee Park come with, like the nine-foot ceilings on the main floor, fully landscaped yards, underground sprinklers, and more,” he adds.

Cardel Homes is the exclusive builder in Shawnee Park in the southwest, located on the hilly slopes in the southwest in what used to be the old Shawnee Golf Course.

“Each of the show homes take advantage of the wonderful views of the park and the surrounding community with oversized windows and open concept designs that allows owners the best vantage points to enjoy the scenery,” he adds.

Cardel Homes offers 22 two-storey and bungalow models in Shawnee Park from 2,009 to 2,788 square-feet from $671,000, including GST in Phase 6. Selkirk 2 starts from $794,000.

The optional Farmhouse Montbellard white oak hardwood throughout the main floor brings a rustic charm to Selkirk 2, and the wall of windows at the back bring plenty of sunshine in. The exposed beams in the 12-foot vaulted ceiling of the great room are a terrific touch.

The double island option in the Selkirk 2 show home illustrates the extreme functionality of its kitchen design. Organic White quartz countertops and Spice Huntwood rustic hickory cabinetry blend modern and Old World charms.

The Ebony oak handrails accentuate its rural allure, but Mortier assures that whether one buys a Selkirk 2 with all the upgrades or just the base model “they are still getting a home that answers every need of the family.”

The basement adds 1,026 square-feet to the 2,840-square-foot Selkirk 2 show home with a bedroom and a full bath. But there remains a lot of undeveloped space that proves handy for the growing family and their storage needs.

The developed basement has a sitting area with its own mini-bar that provides an intimate setting for poker nights. The leather feature wall décor is the same design used in the fireplace on the main floor to provide continuity.

The master bedroom presents the ideal retreat for the homeowners. Coffered ceilings and big windows accentuate the room’s relaxing tone. Cardel really puts every available inch of space to good use, as the upper floor also has two oversized bedrooms, a bonus room and a spacious laundry room.

The attached master ensuite is a study in luxurious comfort, and features a standing tub an oversized shower with bench and the designer tile surrounding the tub and the vanity areas bring a nice aesthetic touch to it.

The upper floor laundry room with sink and lots of storage is in an awesome addition that any family would cherish. But the real kicker is the community itself. “We’re walking distance to the Fish Creek Park and the LRT station, Shawnee Park is surrounded by already existing amenities,” Mortier says. 

Fast facts:

Community: Shawnee Park

Builder: Cardel Homes

Style: Two-storey and bungalow move-up homes

Size: Selkirk 2 show home is 2,840 sq. ft.

Price: From $671,000 including house, lot and GST in Phase 6

Address: 334 Shawnee Boulevard S.W.

Directions: Take Macleod Tr. south and exit on James Mckevitt Rd. S.W. take the next right after Shawnee Gate and follow the signs

Hours: Monday to Thursday 2–8 p.m. Saturday, Sunday noon–5 p.m., closed Fridays


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