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June 2008 | Issue 30 Cover

June 2008 | Issue 30

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I apologize in advance to all of you mothers, wives and daughters out there. All I can say is our intentions were in the right place.

After reading this issue of New Home Living and our fella-friendly features on outdoor kitchens and garages, the men in your household may have high expectations come Father’s Day. But what better time to feature gorgeous garages and truly extraordinary outdoor cooking and entertaining havens—which are becoming a hot trend in Calgary—than in the month of June.

It’s true being on location for this month’s cover shoot in beautiful Lake Bonavista seemed a little less like work than usual. It’s not hard to imagine why, with the sun out, the barbie gassed up and the smell of grilling meat and veggies in the air, having an outdoor culinary haven is a must for so many guys (and gals) out there. Whether it’s gas, electric or a good-old-fashioned charcoal cooker, there’s something for every taste and budget in our feature on outdoor kitchens and barbecues.

With summer on the brain, this month’s Focus On turns a lens to the classic summer icon—the Adirondack chair. See what’s new in the century-old backyard mainstay.

Just because it’s time for living outside, that’s no reason to neglect your home’s interior. Aly Velji is back this month with his tips for dressing—or should we say undressing your home for summer.

We salute local builders, renovators and developers in our special SAM Awards section. Find out how your favourites fared on page 49.

And since the cliché is true—everyone loves a parade—we march out another stunning array of model favourites, featuring abodes from north to south, to west, in a private tour of what’s stopping traffic from Broadview Homes, Homes by Avi and Albi Homes.

Looking for something to do that’s out of the ordinary? Catch an art and industrial design roundup that’s perfect for Cowtown, MADE in the WEST, running until June 8 at arthouse. Sonya Procenko catches up with co-curator of the show, Calgary’s own John Greg Ball of The Hoodoo series fame.

We hope you enjoy this issue of New Home Living, Calgary’s only new home lifestyle magazine.

In This Issue

A sense of arrival

A sense of arrival

THERE ARE TWO kinds of people in Calgary: those seriously looking for a home and…

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Italian splendour

Italian splendour

The community of Tuscany in Calgary’s northwest has been one of the most popular for…

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Sear it for yourself

Sear it for yourself

If you’re a semi-serious outdoor griller (a sales term that means you like to barbecue),…

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The Camille by Avi

The Camille by Avi

While the convenience of a front garage seems to have dominated the market place, Elgin…

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