May 2006 | Issue 5 Cover

May 2006 | Issue 5

Congratulations to ALL Calgary home builders for their efforts in 2005, and especially to the winners at this year’s SAM Awards, the Calgaray Region Home Builders Association’s annual awards of excellence. The dinner and ceremony were fantastic, a class act as always, and the quality of entries was the best ever. You can read about the winners of this year’s SAM Awards, truly the best of the best in Canadian home building.

The regular line-up of New Home Living departments continues 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. 

Some of the highlights this edition include a new ‘Guest Columnist’ feature, a look at windows and skylights, the story of the Big Rock and, get this, a portable sauna!

Our monthly show home tour stops at several desirable homes as we travel to the Airdrie community of Morningside to walk-through the Trico, Shane and Excel show homes. In the second part of our ‘commuter’ edition we head South to Okotoks for a walkabout in Reid Built’s attractive Willowbrook model.

If you like to read articles about real people, you’ll love this edition’s new home lifestyle feature. Shelley Williamson was lucky enough to meet a young family who very graciously opened their beautiful new home, purchased because of a recent addition to the family, to our prying eyes.

In This Issue

Family flair

Family flair

Reid Built's Willowbrook show home in the southerly Okotoks community of Westmount has seen popularity…

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Morningside at Airdrie

Morningside at Airdrie

Nestled beside the foothills in Airdrie’s southwest, MorningSide offers homeowners an affordable opportunity to be…

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Baby steps

Baby steps

It’s true the logical place to look for a babysitter is in your immediate surroundings.

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SAM Awards

SAM Awards

The equivalent to the Oscars for home building – the CRHBA’s Sales and Marketing Awards…

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