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March 2013 | Issue 87

“March of the Show Homes”

That should be the title of the next Pixar movie, I think. After all, if you want a sunny, upbeat look at life, all you need to do is drop by one of Calgary’s newest show home parades and they’re sure to pick up your spirits. I mean, just picture yourself living in the swanky surroundings and the lifestyle they present and your day just gets brighter no matter the weather. At least, that’s how they affect me.

And boy, do we have a good crop of newly opened show homes this March. Let’s start out with our cover feature in Mahogany, the Hopewell community is turning out to be Calgary’s premier stay-cation town, and the new multi-million-dollar show home parade by the lake will surely take your breath away.

Baywest Homes, Calbridge Homes and Morrison Homes have all outdone themselves with the level of sophistication their new show homes have here, as they take lakeside living to its full potential.

All the way to the north is Watermark at Bearspaw, which boasts a park-like setting that has come to represent luxury estate living as nothing else has before — they’re actually one of three Calgary developments vying for the National SAM Award’s best community this year.

We also visit Shane Homes two new show homes in New Brighton that seem to capture the spirit of family suburban living by stressing functionality and grace. NuVista Homes’ Evanston show home, The Avonley, creates pure comfort and an admirable basement development that makes you not want to leave home. Meanwhile, in Cranston, Cedarglen Homes’ The Huxley is a new design that has been making waves for its smart and sexy flow.

This feeling of rebirth is mirrored in the high spirits of the Calgary housing market, and the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation expects the sector to benefit from Alberta’s growing economy. Deanna McArthur talks more about this in her feature on Calgary’s housing market forecast in this issue.

One of the rites of spring is looking at our home and deciding which parts can stand a little sprucing up (if not move to another home altogether). This issue, we look at the emerging design trends in bathrooms, as explored in both our Shopping story by Kathy McCormick and On Trend design feature by Jessica Patterson. Even our Focus On photo feature on knobs and pulls enlightens us on how we can retouch the look of our rooms by this simple, easy way.

These are exciting times in Calgary, the new home market is booming, and there are so many terrific options all over the city. One thing’s for sure, the choices are a-plenty, and making a decision to find your new home starts right here.

Pepper Rodriguez,
Editor
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In This Issue

Mahogany – Calgary’s ultimate lake lifestyle

Mahogany – Calgary’s ultimate lake lifestyle

The lure of lakeside living has never been more irresistible, as Hopewell Residential introduces its…

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Mark of excellence

Mark of excellence

Watermark at Bearspaw is setting the standard for luxury estate communities in Calgary and they’re…

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Suburban soul

Suburban soul

A suburban family home needs to be a lot of things — a comfortable place…

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The Huxley debuts

The Huxley debuts

If show homes were meant to give you a distinct image of what life would…

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