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September 01, 2018

Amazing tempo

Jayman BUILT takes flexible floor plans to new heights

Pepper Rodriguez

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Finding exciting, stylish new show homes is what we do here in New Home Living, but this may be a first even for us. It’s a two-in-one show home as it were as the Tempo by Jayman BUILT is both a single-family semi-detached home but is also available as a no-condo-fee townhome.


Regardless, it is an ingenious two-bedroom home with a stylish flourish, that is much more than it seems.

The 1,356 square-foot home can be turned into a three-bedroom or even have four with a basement development, and it really has captured the imagination of buyers in both its variations as part of a duplex or in a street-oriented townhome development.

Tempo is available in many of the communities where Jayman BUILT has a presence, either as one or the other, but people can see its bare essence in the semi-detached laned show home in Evanston. Here — despite using only the base standard finish — Tempo still manages to wow without the use of any upgrades.

“It has been our best-seller,” says Evanston area manager Michelle Henkel. “It’s out-of-the-box design has attracted a wide and varied demographic that relish its stylish openness and its functional verve.”

She adds that the two-bedroom version fits many life-changing situations. “Single-parents, downsizers and newly-marrieds have found the two-bedroom design to fit the needs of their changing life situation. But its design is so flexible that it can be easily reconfigured to fit the lifestyle of families with young kids.”

Best of all is that, because it is offered as a no-condo-fee townhome and a single-family semi-detached home, the Tempo can accommodate most budgets. And because it is offered in four of the newest and most livable communities in Calgary, it can cater to different sets of buyers.

Tempo is offered as a semi-detached single-family home in Evanston and Carrington in the north, and as no-condo-fee townhomes in Cornerstone in the northeast and Seton in the southeast. In Evanston, it starts from $367,766 including GST.

The more than 17-foot-tall open-to-above feature of the Tempo’s living room never fails to elicit “wows’ from visitors. “The open, airy feel it brings to the home makes its 1,356-square-foot seem actually bigger and more spacious,” Henkel says. But the space can be easily converted to a third bedroom if needed.

Evanston’s Tempo show home is a prime example of how a home doesn’t have to have the most expensive upgrades to still look fabulous. The linoleum and carpet flooring on the main floor and the laminate countertops can be just as just as captivating. “It shows that you don’t really have to spend as much to look good,” Henkel points out.

The master bedroom with attached ensuite is at the top of the stairs, and the second bedroom is on the first landing along with the main bath. “It is the perfect home for me and my son,” says Kelly — a single-mom who just bought a Tempo in Evanston. “The price, the location, the design — it’s just perfect for what we need,” she tells New Home Living.

The developed basement with its wet bar and spacious home theatre room was one of the biggest selling points for Kelly. “My son just fell in love with the space, he and his friends can just spend their summers playing video games and watching movies there,” she adds. “We can offer to develop the basement and build the detached garage for our customers, and many of them have chosen to take that option,” Henkel says. 

Jayman BUILT has made a name for itself in the innovative use of all space in their homes, and Tempo is no different. Putting the stairs next to the front door allows for more space for entertaining on the main floor. “Looking at it from the outside, you’d never expect the kind of home it is inside,” Henkel says. “Many customers are surprised by its efficient and stylish use of space.”

The big master bathroom and spacious walk-in closet is made with style in mind and functionality at heart. The deep, soaker tub says “relax” and the glass shower stall says “I’ve got work to do.” The double sink vanity with full length mirror serves to enhance the look of spaciousness of the room.

Whether as a no-condo-fee townhome or a single-family semi-detached home, the Tempo holds plenty of options. “The basement development can add another room,” Henkel says. The Tempo is the smallest home Jayman BUILT offers in Evanston, she adds, but she points out that the flexibility it offers has made it the most popular.

Fast facts

Builder: Jayman BUILT

Model: Tempo

Size: Starts at 1,356 sq. ft.

Semi-detached single-family home in:

Evanston sales centre: 

83 & 87 Evanston Hill N.W.

Price: From $367,766 including GST

Carrington sales centre: 

119 & 123 Carringvue Dr. N.W.

Price: From $389,900 (Tempo)

No-condo-fee townhome in:

Seton Town home sales centre: 

285, 289, and 293 Seton Circle S.E. 

Price: From: $384,900 (Tempo)

Cornerstone Town home sales centre:

1516 Cornerstone Blvd. N.E.

Price: From: $359,900 (Tempo)

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

Website: www.jayman.com

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