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March 2017 | issue 135

Maybe spring in Calgary isn’t like the cherry blossom season they have elsewhere in the world. Often it’s more snowy and cold. But I look forward to it every year all the same – well, maybe not having to get up an hour early with the daylight savings time thing – but seeing the sun still up past 5 p.m. is always very heartening for me.


Spring is always a busy time here at New Home Living, when home builders and land developers launch their spring collections, and we cover a lot of them in this issue. We’re heavy on community profiles today with a total of four as we get to know some new ones and renew acquaintances with a couple of recently established ones.

We start with our cover feature on Legacy, as WestCreek Developments premium estate lots get in the swing of spring. Homes on the ridge with panoramic views of the Bow River Valley and the mountains beyond are enough reasons for its popularity, but Legacy’s appeal as a “forever community” makes it irresistible. Then we check out MountainView by Apex in Okotoks, as they roll out the final lots in this secluded, family-oriented neighbourhood. While Nolan Hill by United Communities is also getting set with the last few opportunities to own in this popular northwest community. Speaking of the north, we also have Livingston, a new community by Brookfield Residential, opening its first show home parade and ushering a new era of growth in the city’s north.

One of our show home profile is actually on this recently opened parade in Livingston, as Jayman BUILT introduces their front attached garage homes here with their popular Reunite and Emerge models. We travel just a little further north to Airdrie, where DS Homes just unveiled their new show home model in Pier 11 in Bayside. Drop in at any of these show homes to see the lifestyle they offer, and get to know these new communities a little better.

The annual Calgary Home + Garden Show is also something I always look forward to in spring. And they have quite the stellar line-up this year. Check out our feature on Masters of Flip Kortney and Dave Wilson in these pages, they’re one of the headliners of this year’s show and this is their first time here, so let’s give them a big ol’ Calgary welcome.

We also have features by Kathy McCormick on the new technology in toilets in her Shopping article. While Aaliya Essa brings us the best bath décor in the market in Focus On.

Spring is indeed something to look forward to. The warm weather will most certainly be welcome, after that tough winter. But chilly or not, New Home Living will always be here to update you with the latest in the Calgary new home industry.

In This Issue

Estate of the heart

Estate of the heart

Estate homes — no matter how spectacular, no matter how grand — work best only…

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Familial style

Familial style

Homes with family-oriented functionality and impeccable style are second nature at DS Homes, but that…

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Scenic solitude

Scenic solitude

If any community ever perfectly captures the essence of its name, it has to be…

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The flip Side of Life

The flip Side of Life

The real estate business and the music industry may seem two totally disparate interests with…

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