July 2013 | Issue 91

First time

There’s a first time for everything, and this month we feature a couple of home builders who are appearing in our pages for the very first time. We have the inaugural show home profiles of two builders some of our readers may not be entirely familiar with: DS Homes and Woodmaster Homes Master Builder. The former just opened their first show home in the northwest community of EvansRidge and the latter has a new one opening in the Riverwood Estates community of Black Diamond. Both are family-owned and managed businesses run by some very talented and skilled people whom we really enjoyed interviewing, and we know this won’t be the last time we’ll be talking about them either.

By no means is this Trico Homes’ first appearance in New Home Living, but the cover feature on their semi-estate homes in Legacy is the first review of their two amazing show homes in this equally amazing new neighbourhood in the southeast. Both effectively show the award-winning builder’s skills and mastery of semi-estate home design, and their winning design touch reminds me why I love going to show homes so much.

This month, we also get to appease my need for bargain hunting. I love browsing through flea markets and garage sales on the hunt for that special, one-of-a-kind collectible or memorabilia for my Batman collection. All of us have our own little collectible passion — whether it’s wine or cars or buttons — it’s an itch that needs to be scratched. And for those who love antiques, Kathy McCormick just has what you need, as she takes us on a whirlwind tour of antique stores and flea markets in her Shopping story and gives us some tips to tell if an article is a genuine antique or junk. But then again, what one considers junk is really up to the individual doing the considering.

Karen Durrie updates us on what’s happening in the former military land of Currie Barracks that shows you can still honour the historic past while designing homes for the future. While Jessica Patterson gives us some design ideas for the garden and flowerbeds. We also find out how home builders have banded together in the fight against homelessness in Andrea Cox’s Giving Back feature. Aaliya Essa also takes a fun look at Stampede-themed design for your home as summer rolls in.

These are exciting times in Calgary, the new home market is booming, 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,
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In This Issue

Family Legacy

Family Legacy

The semi-estate home has gained a new prominence in increasingly affluent Calgary, and Trico Homes…

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Options galore

Options galore

They say variety is the spice of life, and it’s true. Especially when it comes…

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Masterfully built

Masterfully built

Who knows how to build a family home more than a family-run home builder? And…

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Downsizers’ delight

Downsizers’ delight

Evanston, Qualico’s newest master-planned community in the northwest is turning some heads for its innovative…

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