While Vanessa Lyons and Scott Lowe admit leaving the home they’ve had for the past 14 years wasn’t an easy decision, they knew it was time to find a better fit.

Moving up from their 1,500-square-foot home in northwest Calgary’s Hidden Valley neighbourhood was “totally based on space,” says Lyons.

With children who are 11 and 13 years old, the couple looked for something they could grow into.

Wanting their children stay at the school they currently attend, Lyons and Lowe focused on opportunities in the vicinity. The couple started their search by exploring resale listings, but after visiting a show home by Calbridge Homes in a new community in Calgary’s Symons Valley corridor, they found a match.

Calbridge was crowned Builder of the Year at the BILD (Building Industry and Land Development) Calgary Region Awards announced earlier in 2018.

“When we walked into the Calbridge show home … it was a yes right away,” says Lyons.

This was the Melrose II in the Ridge at Sage Meadows, which is the same model they decided to have built for themselves.

Single-family homes in this community are available from the $670,000s, including the GST.
The builder group, which includes both Calbridge and Morrison Homes, each have a show home located on Sage Meadows Green N.W.

The Melrose II is 2,682 square feet and Morrison’s Summit II is 2,732 square feet.

In both cases, there’s an uncommon, but pleasing approach to the configuration.

Rather than a conventional front-drive format where the home’s main level footprint is shared with the garage — the garage is on the same level as the foyer and a lower level that’s above grade but takes the place of a basement. A small set of stairs leads from that level to the traditional main level comprised of the kitchen, dining area, and great room.

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Source:: Calgary Herald


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