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October 2016 | issue 130

You may never know the importance lighting design plays in establishing the look of your home until you build one. This ubiquitous, every-day device is likely taken for granted, but try living in a home with nothing but overhead fluorescent lights and you’ll quickly come to realize how important lighting is in not only in helping us see our surroundings, but see them in a whole new light (pun happily intended).


As fall approaches and days become shorter, lighting design is very much on our minds. So we have David Crosson and Kathy McCormick explaining to us the importance of choosing the right lighting for our rooms. David talks about the style aspect of the subject, how to choose the right light for each room, and Kathy delves into the selection of hanging and pendant lights available. That process can quickly overwhelm you when choosing in the show room, some tips from experts are always helpful.

Fall always brings with it a new wave of show home openings and this season is no different, just check out the ones in the new communities of Livingston in the north, and Mahogany in the south. Airdrie’s Midtown also just did their grand opening with 15 new show homes, and you can read more about them in my Around Town column.

I remember when Nolan Hill was just opening too, that popular northwest community is now in its last phase and is very much one of the city’s newest established communities, surrounded by a ton of amenities and easy accessibility. They are our cover feature in this issue, and we find out what has made them so popular in the few short years they’ve been on the market.

Then we have the latest Hospital Home Lottery grand prize from Calbridge Homes, and let me tell you, it’s as impressive as ever with its one-of-a-kind location in Riverstone of Cranston. Calbridge always seems to surprise me with the engaging and eye-popping designs that never seems to lack in functionality, but this one may very well be the best I’ve seen.

We also have WestCreek Homes new show home in Legacy. They may be the new kid on the block, but this building arm of WestCreek Developments — the developers of Legacy — sure know how to impress. Their Stonefield II — only their second show home — is very much a crowd-pleaser. They have a deep understanding of making the open-concept work in a a family-friendly way.

These are just a small sample of the kind of single-family homes available in the city, and if you check out the Livingston community feature, Brookfield Residential’s new master planned community in the north central area, makes it just a wonderful fall. 

In This Issue

Hilltop reverie

Hilltop reverie

Nolan Hill’s story continues to unfold but the end is in sight, as this tranquil,…

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An endless summer home

An endless summer home

Leaves are turning and the air is getting cooler, sure signs of fall approaching. But…

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The best in Alberta

The best in Alberta

The Canadian Home Builders’ Association – Alberta (CHBA – Alberta) is proud to announce the…

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A pioneer spirit

A pioneer spirit

Communities shape lives. One of Calgary’s best known pioneers, Sam Livingston, certainly was aware of…

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