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June 03, 2019

Bungalow love!

Genesis Builders Group’s Aspen bungalow wows in Bayside Estates

Pepper Rodriguez

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Bungalows have always been one of the most sought-after homes because of the carefree single-level-living lifestyle it offers. Although a staple of the downsizer crowd, Genesis Builders Group has perfectly illustrated that this type of single-level living can just about fit any homebuyer.

Aspen, Genesis’ new bungalow show home in Bayside Estates in Airdrie, demonstrates that the bungalow doesn’t just have to be for the Baby Boomer crowd, and that its inherent grandiose style and practical features fits varied wants and needs of single-family home buyers.

Loaded with some of the most sought-after, eye-popping features, the 1,686-square-foot Aspen is as dramatic and full of character as it is functional. High ceilings — reaching 19 feet at its pinnacle — give the main floor a feeling of executive
luxury, and exposed beams denote a further richness to its design.

Functionality is never far behind though, as the open-concept flow of the main floor is perfect for entertaining, and the optional basement development — which adds another 912 square-feet of living space — is just what growing families need.

“Demand for bungalows continues to rise, but not many builders are able to offer it because of the high cost of land bungalows need, along with lot size required to build a bungalow. But because Genesis is the land developer and one of the home builders in Bayside Estates, we are able to provide this to our buyers,” says Genesis Builder Group’s Kelsey Orvis.

The two-bedroom, two-bath Aspen masters main floor living, everything denotes a spacious, functional design — even the pantry and the laundry are big and roomy with lots of storage space. “That’s always essential, whether you’re a downsizer or a family with kids, there’s never enough storage space, but the Aspen provides plenty of this,” Orvis says.

There are still a few select lots left in this exclusive community, including walkout lots and there are three bungalow models to choose from.

The Aspen starts from $608,000, and Genesis also offers two-storey estate homes in Bayside Estates, including the new Charlesmark show home. The show homes are located at 1311 Bayside Drive in Airdrie.

The Aspen show home opened to rave reviews in April and people really loved the well-appointed design style inside. But its beautiful exterior with plenty of designer stone accents cannot be overlooked. “It really blends well with the scenic streetscape of Bayside Estates,” Orvis says.

The warm, welcoming foyer is a joy to behold with lots of style and practicality packed into this crucial space that sets the tone for the entire home. There is also a flex room next to it that can be styled any way that fits the homeowner’s lifestyle.

The master bedroom is all about relaxing and the wonderful design provided by Kevin Gray Interiors brings the full potential of the Aspen to life. “They have captured the essence of luxury and comfort that Aspen is all about,” Orvis says.

The playful and cosy design of the basement development brings a familial character to Aspen. But even without this optional development, Aspen still fits needs of a family with a college- or high school-age child. “There are two spacious bedrooms on the main floor and two full baths that come standard with this plan, so it’s perfect for those families,” she adds.

The master retreat is where the owner can find some solace after a busy day. “It’s a peaceful spot meant for relaxation, but it has its practical side too with its roomy walk-in closet.”

“Families are falling in love with the bungalow all over again,” Orvis says and the Aspen show home details just how main-level living can combine with a developed basement to become a complete family home. “Bayside Estates is the perfect community for young families and Genesis has the home that can meet their needs, and the Aspen is a great option.”

Fast facts:
Builder: Genesis Builders Group
Community: Bayside Estates, Airdrie
Developer: Genesis Land Developments
Show homes: Aspen (bungalow), Charlesmark (two-storey)
Size: Aspen is from 1,686 sq. ft., Charlesmark is 2,454 sq. ft.
Price: Community starting from $500,000s
Address: 1311 Bayside Dr., Airdrie
Directions: From Highway 2 (Deerfoot Tr.) exit west on Yankee Valley Blvd, turn north on 8th St., and left at Bayside Dr. and follow the signs.
Hours: Monday to Thursday 2 to 8 p.m., weekends and holidays noon to 5 p.m.

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