October 2014 | Issue 106

Show homes as GPS

From the deep south to the far north, my days this fall are just filled with attending the various openings of the newest show homes in the city. My trusty Highlander is just racking up the mileage travelling from Cranston and Mahogany all the way up to Airdrie and Cochrane (most of it in a day), and my Around Town page is filled with news about the latest show homes Calgary area home builders have to offer this season.

Since I started this gig, I've found visiting these show homes to be one of the best ways to get to know the city. This is certainly a tip I can give to the 38,000 new Calgarians that the latest census says now call our fair city home. Even if you're not buying a home right now, what better way to know your way around the city than by visiting these new communities and seeing for yourself the way people live around here.

We've got a good selection of homes in this issue to start you off. First is our cover feature on Sabal Homes by Hopewell and their new rear attached single-family homes in Mahogany, and their latest product shows again just how uncommonly stylish they are in coming up with fresh home designs.

We also have Morrison Homes' new Georgetown also in Mahogany that establishes anew why they've won the SAM Builder of the Year award a multitude of times. Innovations by Jayman;s Chaparral Valley show homes present an urban finesse in sunny suburbia, while Calbridge Homes new Side-By-Side Homes in Fireside in Cochrane gives first-time homebuyers an opportunity to own a stylish yet affordable home in this beautiful foothills community. Speaking of Cochrane, be sure to check out our revamped Cochrane Living magazine for the most comprehensive coverage of the new home developments in this western heritage town.

We're not just about new homes though, we want readers to experience Calgary's lifestyle as well and we have Kathy McCormick to guide us in the shopping charms of Kensington in the inner-city. STYLE guru David Crosson also gives us some tips in designing the kitchen, because it would be truly ironic if you develop cardiac problems while designing this heart of the home.

We also find out who won the big prize in this year's CHBA – Alberta Awards of Excellence. Hint, it's a Calgary builder.

That just goes to show, it's really worth it to visit these show homes; however way you look at it, finding a winner in Calgary and area is never hard to do.

Pepper Rodriguez
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In This Issue

Versatile style

Versatile style

Sabal Homes by Hopewell has built a name on the uncommonly stylish designs of their…

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Classy kitchens

Classy kitchens

If the kitchen is the heart of the home then renovating one (or planning one…

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Style in the valley

Style in the valley

The lush, nature-connected community of Chaparral Valley in the southeast is one of the best…

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The Georgetown rules

The Georgetown rules

A luxurious lakeside lifestyle awaits in Morrison Homes' Georgetown show home, where the 3,097-square-foot three-car…

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