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June 2006 | Issue 6 Cover

June 2006 | Issue 6

How many new home purchases are motivated by having a baby? Certainly one of my own moves was. And it doesn’t end with choosing and moving into the new home. Once you’ve got the larger home with the additional bedroom, you’ve still got a lot of work to do in preparation for the new arrival, what with decorating (will that be blue or pink paint?) and cribs and dressers and such. Writer and serial-mother Joy Gregory drops in on some Calgary parents who share their stories in our cover feature entitled “Baby Bling”.

New Home Living continues with our regular line-up of departments in this edition: Interiors, Exteriors, Expert Advice, Yard & Garden, Around Town, For Men, Designer’s Choice, A Brief History of …, and, of course, Show Homes.  Highlights of this edition include the ‘Guest Columnist’ article, written again this issue by ever-perky, slightly-quirky, local designer Maria Curcic, and some great photos of waterwalls from John at Slate In Design.

Our show home road trip makes pit stops at three new show homes this issue. In the north, we visit Reliant Homes’ Taralake show home, the Monticello. A few miles south on the Deerfoot, we stop to walk through Jayman’s Altair 3 in Copperleaf and then head into cottage country to tour Baywest’s Olympia III in Auburn Bay. Three very different homes in three of Calgary’s most popular new communities.

In addition to the great couple we meet in our ‘Baby’ story, we meet Virginia and Graham and hear how they came to purchase their home in New Brighton … with a little help from mom.

In This Issue

Cottage country 6

Cottage country 6

It's hard to believe when stepping into the Olympia III by Baywest Homes in the…

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Southern styling

Southern styling

Taralake’s theme is: “Southern Charm in the New North East.” True to its tagline, this…

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Turning over a new leaf

Turning over a new leaf

If the response to Jayman MasterBuilt’s latest show home in the move-up community of Copperleaf…

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Family ties

Family ties

You're never too old to listen to your mom. At least that’s what Virginia and…

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