November 2014 | Issue 107 Cover

November 2014 | Issue 107

New developments

Fall is awesome — the dazzling colours, the slight chill in the air, the notion that we can sleep in for an extra hour when daylight savings time rolls in. Add to that the series of new show home openings that comes this season, and you can understand why I've always loved the –ber months.

This time, there's even more reason for me to look forward to the times ahead, as we see some indication that the long moratorium on new suburban community development seems to be showing some signs of thaw. In quick succession last month, we saw the approval for a new community in the northeast (Savanna by Genstar Developments), Genesis Land buying a new parcel of land in the southeast for residential development, and Harmony out in Springbank announcing their new builder group. You can see all the details in our Around Town section.

Our cover feature on Brookfield Residential's Auburn Bay announces the launch of their new estate phase, and reveals that they are likely just two years away from build-out. That was quick! I remember doing one of my first assignments at this gig for the launch of Auburn Bay some 10 years ago.

Speaking of new communities, Artesia at Heritage Pointe, which we also feature in this issue, is releasing their latest phase as well and opened new show homes that carry on with its vision as a preeminent estate community.

We also discover the charms of Landmark Homes' attached homes in Sunset Ridge in Cochrane and Baywest Homes' latest luxury home in Riverstone of Cranston. The two are at opposite ends of the market spectrum, illustrating the amazing width and breadth of new housing options available in the Calgary area.

Aaliya Essa helps out those of us with less than a green thumb with her Focus On selection of artificial plants that we can use to bring a dash of colour and décor in the home. They can be a neat addition to your foyer design, which our Style guru David Crosson discusses how to create the best first impressions for your home, while Kathy McCormick takes us on a tour of the high-end Design District in the Beltline to give us an idea of the amazing home furnishing shopping that can be found there.

The lasting impression we hope to give readers is that we want to be the top choice for all things new home — the market, the developments and the lifestyle that goes with it. Being the best new home magazine in the market says we are doing just that.

Pepper Rodriguez
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In This Issue

Auburn Bay’s appeal

Auburn Bay’s appeal

As one of the few lake communities in the city, Auburn Bay already has plenty…

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A difference maker

A difference maker

The duplex — or as they are called now, attached home — has been one…

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Estate of the art

Estate of the art

The sun had no intention of showing itself, staying put behind deep gray clouds that…

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Riverside appeal

Riverside appeal

The masterful touch Baywest Homes has in creating some of the most uniquely impressive estate…

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