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Bruno’s private backyard a great space for family to gather

Calgary Herald
Josh Skapin

A well-designed attached home can reflect what many people value about a single-family model.

Such an example exists with the Bruno, a 1,452-square-foot floor plan and part of Homes by Avi’s Street Towns development in Belmont. Demonstrated as a show home in the community, it has three bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and the option of a detached garage.

Unlike a conventional townhome development, this is fee-simple, which means the buyer owns and is responsible for the exterior of their home and the land it sits on.

From a cost standpoint, this means there isn’t a condo board or the need for owners to pay condo fees.

Beyond that, it’s about lifestyle, and a connection to the outdoors. With a fully landscaped, fenced backyard, it’s an area to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. These homes also boast a rear deck or patio.

For people with children or a dog, the ability to play in a personal green space is especially beneficial. Supporting this idea, in the Bruno, is a window above the sink in the kitchen. One can scrub pots and pans or put the finishing touches on dinner while keeping an eye on children or a four-legged friend playing ball in the backyard.

The window is designed for low emissivity, which a measure of heat loss.

Featuring a functional U-shaped design, this kitchen places an emphasis on generous counterspace, allowing the chef of the family to spread out as they prepare dinner. Facing the central dining area is an extended eating bar with room to comfortably seat three people.

The appliances are thoughtfully dispersed, and stainless steel, including an over-the-range microwave. In the show home, this space is presented with an eye-catching full-height grey tile backsplash and white grout.

The main level features luxury vinyl plank flooring, nine-foot ceilings and an open-concept design, connecting the kitchen to the dining area and great room in one fluid social space.

Measuring 13 feet by 14 feet four inches, the great room is a well-proportioned and welcoming gathering space. Its contemporary elongated fireplace is a focal point, and tall windows bring in substantial doses of natural light.

For people looking to move up from an apartment, an increase in bedroom size may be one of the areas on the wish list. At 13 feet by 13 feet, the master bedroom in this model likely represents a considerable uptick. Its exterior wall boxes out, elevating the architectural interest of the space.

The master bedroom features a large walk-in closet off one interior wall and an ensuite off another.

Along the back end of the second floor, two similarly proportioned secondary bedrooms — ideal for children — sit side by side.

This level also features a full bathroom and laundry area with a front-load washer and dryer conveniently located a few steps from the children’s bedrooms.

Belmont is a master-planned community by Anthem United accessed from 210 Ave. S.E. off Macleod Trail. It’s located less than 10 minutes south of Spruce Meadows and less than 10 minutes north of the Sirocco Golf Club.

A future LRT station is planned to be located 500 metres from Belmont, and a future recreation centre through the City of Calgary is planned within the community.

THE DETAILS

MODEL: The Bruno is a free-simple 1,452-square-foot townhome with three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms.
BUILDER: Homes by Avi
AREA: Belmont is a new community just south of Spruce Meadows.
DEVELOPER: Anthem United
PRICE: Homes in this development are available in the mid-$300,000s.
HOURS: The show homes are open 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and noon to 5 p.m. on weekends and holidays.
INFORMATION: homesbyavi.com

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