Inside designer creates a jewel field dwelling

A duplex within the new group of Glacier Ridge is simply the canvas for a mini masterpiece by Shane Properties.

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After years of designing different individuals’s properties, inside designer Kim Cameron is lastly planning her personal, and having a blast.

The only mother is constructing a duplex with Shane Properties in Calgary’s Glacier Ridge group. It’s not the fanciest home she’s ever lived it, however she’s making it her personal and loving it.

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“I don’t suppose you want the most important most engaging dwelling. A small modest dwelling can nonetheless be very lovely and beautiful to stay in,” she says.

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Cameron is downsizing from a big dwelling in an property group west of the town. When she got down to discover her subsequent, and probably her retirement dwelling, she had particular standards. Her daughter is in college and her son is away enjoying junior hockey, so she nonetheless wanted house for them. She wanted a double storage and it needed to be in a brand new however accessible group.

“I wanted to maintain it underneath $600,000, too,” she says.

Her city-wide tour of builder present properties and new communities helped to slender the sphere. For a west finish lady who’s all the time behind the wheel on her option to someplace, the northwest felt the best to get out and in of. Glacier Ridge on the north aspect of Stoney Path, a group by Anthem and Ronmor Developments, was geologically fascinating and with a creek working by way of the neighbourhood, it had a beautiful pure really feel to it. It was voted Greatest New Neighborhood within the 2022 Constructing Trade and Land Improvement (BILD) Calgary Area Awards.

“Once you weigh the whole lot, it’s far north however I’ve been timing issues, and since it’s proper off Stoney it’s near the whole lot for me. There’s established retail shut by. With my price range it’s location. I might afford the whole lot I wished in a home,” Cameron says.

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Shane Properties, Cedarglen Properties, Morrison Properties and Trico Properties are the paired dwelling builders in Glacier Ridge. Shane’s Cascade two-storey connected mannequin at 1,632 sq. ft felt essentially the most spacious.

“The structure is open. I like the principle flooring, which is prime actual property as a result of it’s the place you reside. There’s nook kitchen with a window over the sink — it’s fairly and brilliant. It looks like a single-family dwelling,” she says.

The Cascade has three bedrooms, 2.5 bogs, nine-foot ceilings within the basement and a entrance veranda. The builder was in a position so as to add in a double storage off the rear lane and work with Cameron’s improve requests whereas staying on price range.

“After I say improve, I didn’t do high of the road however I modified nearly the whole lot. I did black plumbing fixtures as a substitute of chrome. As a designer, I’ve a vital eye about these issues,” Cameron says.

She describes her expertise in Shane’s choice centre, as one inside designer working with one other, as enjoyable. The builder’s customizable method to inside choices was another excuse by she wished to work with them.

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“After I’m designing with individuals, it’s all in regards to the proprietor. It’s not about what anyone else thinks. It’s about what speaks to you. With Shane, I went to the lighting retailer and I had a lot enjoyable. I knew precisely what I wished. And it’s the identical approach with some other purchaser — I didn’t get particular therapy,” she says.

Cameron is working with the builder on a sequence of YouTube movies documenting her shopping for journey and choice course of to be hosted on her channel known as Design Behind the Scenes.

Paired properties have been so common in Glacier Ridge that the present part is offered out with one other part, which can embrace inexperienced house heaps, anticipated to be launched this fall.

Plans are within the works for the Glacier Ridge Resident’s Affiliation amenity constructing and six-acre park which can embrace an outside skating rink, barbecue and firepit space and basketball court docket.

THE DETAILS

COMMUNITY: Glacier Ridge

DEVELOPER: Anthem and Ronmor Developments

BUILDER: Shane Properties

HOME MODEL: The Cascade Paired Dwelling

SIZE: 1,632 sq. ft, three bedrooms, 2.5 bogs, choice for rear storage

PRICE: Costs for brand new part is being decided.

INFORMATION: The present properties are positioned at 81 Edith Gate N.W. or go to shanehomes.com/communities/glacier-ridge

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