The sky’s the limit

Posh three- to eight-car private garages, $270,000 kitchens, expansive and multi-leveled outdoor living spaces, private elevators, 24-hour concierge service, plus million-dollar, park or water views — it’s all typical of Calgary’s new luxury condo market. Today’s luxury is all about “location, location, location,” spread across established inner-city neighbourhoods from Eau Claire’s The Concord (where a […]

Design diaries

In 2016, Alykhan Velji Designs celebrated 10 years of award-winning design, décor and lifestyle experience. Known for creating timeless spaces that combine modern and classic trends, the company’s designs are personalized for both residential and commercial clients. “Nothing makes me happier than to create spaces my clients love and that reflect their personalities,” said principal […]

Ahead by a century

Peppered with century-old birch and popular trees, the southwest neighbourhood of Britannia offers old-world charm and a magical esthetic. The community is bounded by Elbow Drive to the east, the winding banks of the Elbow River to the north and west, and 50th Avenue to the south. According to Bridget Cronin, who grew up in […]

Generational divide

The complicated relationship between millennials and the housing market When Juliet Burgess, 29, bought her 110-year-old home in Inglewood for the above-list price of $350,000, she says she became the first among her circle of millennial friends to become a homeowner. “I personally don’t know anyone in my age group who owns property,” said Burgess, […]

Old community, new energy

Historic Connaught provides inner-city lifestyle with old-world charm Humming with an eclectic, urban vibe, Calgary’s inner-city community of Connaught attracts a variety of residents, from millennials to empty nesters. The community brims with multi-family housing, tree-lined parks, community vegetable gardens, purpose-built dog playgrounds, and a variety of unique restaurant and retail offerings. As an added […]

A work in progress

Market sees modest inventory gains, but overall prices inch up  Sales exhibited stable growth through the first half of the year in the Calgary housing market, but the number of transactions slowed slightly in July compared to last year. Citywide sales totaled 1,637 units, six per cent below July 2016 levels. Year-to-date sales activity totaled […]

August in the garden

Gardening tips as summer winds down August in the garden means the harvest is underway, but everything in the garden isn’t ready in the same way or on the same day. Here is a primer for garden work this month: Hydration After the hottest season on record in Calgary, we know we have to keep […]