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August 01, 2018

Estate enclave

RockyVale Green showcases Calbridge Homes’ estate expertise

Pepper Rodriguez

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Boutique communities are all the rage these days, it seems. New, smaller scale communities are sprouting up within well-established neighbourhoods that take advantage of the already-existing amenities and offer an exclusive, easy-living lifestyle that not many can match.

La Vita Land’s RockyVale Green in the northwest is a perfect example of this trend. Sitting on the northern tip of the well-known community of Rocky Ridge, RockyVale Green brings a new standard for exclusive estate living with just 20 home sites in what is already a popular, family-friendly community.

Justin Mauro, Director of Land Development at La Vita, says they jumped at the opportunity to develop this “pocket community.”

“Rocky Ridge is one of the most admired family-oriented communities in Calgary, but it has long since been built out so people wanting to live here would have to go to the resale market. RockyVale Green allows them the opportunity to be part of this community in a new home suited more for their own lifestyle.”

“Homebuyers are immediately able to take advantage of all the amenities surrounding Rocky Ridge – from schools, groceries, shopping, dining and entertainment. The new, world-class Rocky Ridge YMCA is a short walk from RockyVale Green,” Mauro says.

Calbridge Homes, Calgary’s reigning BILD (Building Industry and Land Development) Builder of the Year, has opened its show home in RockyVale Green that captures the vision of the community.

“A stylish, spacious home for the entire family was what we wanted to showcase the community, and this is exactly what we have in the Hennessey III show home,” says Calbridge Homes’ Michelle Jakeman. “The Hennessey is one of our most popular models, and this new version may be the best yet.”

The 2,704 square-feet Hennessey III in RockyVale Green is based on one of Calbridge Homes’ best sellers. “The Hennessey is the perfect family home. It has the space for the growing needs of the family, four bedrooms and a triple-attached garage and an optional basement development that answers all their needs,” Jakeman says. 

The expansive gourmet kitchen boasts a large centre island with a flush eating bar for additional seating, and a butler’s pantry with quick access to the garage making unloading groceries easier than ever. Direct access to your deck off the dining room makes this home the ideal space for entertaining.

The exposed beam detail over the great room draws attention to Hennessey III’s soaring ceilings and oversized windows. The central fireplace brings cosy warmth to the design. 

The design flow of the Hennessey III was put to the test during the launch of the show home where upwards of 20 people at a time congregated in the open space of the main floor. “It’s a really good entertaining house, it’s perfect for parties and large family get-togethers,” Jakeman says.

Calbridge Homes’ expertise in creating exquisite ensuites is on display in the elegant master bathroom. Gleaming tile, quartz countertops and a glass-stall shower and the stylish stand-alone soaker tub combine for a spa-like experience that only the builder of Calgary’s biggest lottery grand prize homes can create.

The wide, welcoming foyer guarantees a grand entrance every time. The step-down design is a subtle way of creating some separation from the rest of the main floor. The show home does feature the standard engineered hardwood but it is used for the entirety of the main floor, which is an option.

The relaxing ambience of the bonus room upstairs is made even more apparent by the tall, oversized window looking out onto RockyVale Green’s protected natural reserve. “The majority of lots back onto green space, and we’re working with the City to connect pathways through this protected environmental area,” Jakeman says.

Double glass French doors open to the home office/den of this $1.05 million show home. “It’s a flex space that we can convert to a fifth bedroom on the main floor should buyers need that kind of feature. An optional basement development accommodates another bedroom and full bathroom,” Jakeman says.

Fast facts

Builder: Calbridge Homes

Model: The Hennessey III

Community: RockyVale Green

Developer: La Vita Land

Size: 2,704 sq. ft.

Price: Homes in RockyVale Green start from the $890,000s, including GST.

Address: 69 RockyVale Green N.W.

Hours: Monday to Thursday 2 – 8 p.m., closed Fridays, noon to 5 p.m. weekends and holiday Mondays.



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