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January 2017 | issue 133

New Year, new look. And it starts with changing my profile picture here. Well, you know, baby steps… it has been eight years since I last changed the mug shot, so why not start with that small change? Besides, like Calgary’s new home market, I think I’ve aged pretty well, all things considered.


Speaking of changes, we thought we’d start the year with some new content for New Home Living. The Designer Series will feature some of Calgary’s best designers and show off their best work in the show homes that we all love. We start it off with Amanda Hamilton, whose work with Homes by Dream in their Evansridge show homes had really inspired this new series.

The Calgary Renovation Show feature we have in this issue is also something new and exciting. It’s the first Renovation Show from Marketplace Events, the same folks who have given us the Calgary Home + Garden show and Calgary Home + Design show. Check out our interview with home renovation star Jillian Harris and her partner Justin Pasutto, who is making his presentation debut at the show. Mike Holmes Jr. is also going to be at the show (check out our interview with him in the January issue of Condo Living out now).

Of course, no New Home Living issue is complete without at least a couple of show home profiles, and we start the year off with a couple of beauties. First we have Janssen Homes’ stylish countryside show homes in Fireside that bring a new sense of sophistication to suburban living. While Morrison Homes gorgeous Mahogany Island mansion just brings luxury lakeside living in the city to new heights.

We also talk to Walton’s Kendra Milne to find out the latest in the new community of Cornerstone in the northeast that promises to change our perception of living in this thriving sector of Calgary.

Kathy McCormick tells us all about the ways we can make the work-where-you-live philosophy make sense in her Shopping story on live-work spaces. Aaliya Essa shows us the kinds of wall clocks out there that can enliven this most serious of home rooms.

This year may have been not the best year for growth in Calgary’s home industry, but what it does prove is the resilience of our home builders, and indeed, the whole city in rolling with the economic blows that have come its way, and we’re still standing. I’m ever the optimist but when I say 2017 looks better, it’s not just with rose-tinted glasses. With new communities opening like Cornerstone and Livingston opening in Calgary, and the new areas of growth in Chestermere and Cochrane (check out our winter edition of Cochrane Living), growth is in the forecast in 2017. Come along with us for the ride.

In This Issue

Personality and design

Personality and design

She isn’t one of your usual ebullient, bubbly designers regularly seen in the TV home…

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Countryside charm

Countryside charm

Cochrane’s community of Fireside certainly enjoys all the benefits of life in the countryside. Wide…

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The Perfect pair

The Perfect pair

What do a former reality TV star and a former pro snowboarder have in common?…

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Cornerstone of life

Cornerstone of life

The next step in Walton Development and Management’s vision to redefine Calgary’s northeast sector is…

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