Painted Sky provides a slice of paradise

A bungalow by Sterling Houses units up dream residence for this household.

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There’s one thing to be stated for residing a slower life, one in a rural group, the place you already know your neighbours, the place the youngsters can run free, the place gentle air pollution doesn’t exist and you’ll rely the celebs within the night time sky, whereas sitting in your yard.

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That’s one of many causes that Heather Mughal moved to the hamlet of Langdon in 2007. She’d been residing in Surrey, B.C., together with her three children, who on the time had been aged six, 4 and one. ­

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“In Langdon, I’ve the perfect of each worlds. I get to benefit from the small city feeling with greater lot sizes, however I’m additionally near the massive metropolis with all of its facilities and job alternatives,” says Heather Mughal, who lately bought a house within the new group of Painted Sky by Qualico Communities.

“Plus, the colleges are wonderful. It’s nice for younger children. You don’t have to fret about them. They will exit and trip their bikes, play road hockey. There’s actually low visitors and somebody is at all times searching for them.”

Mughal, who works within the healthcare trade and commutes 25 minutes into northeast Calgary, hasn’t regarded again since her transfer from British Columbia nearly 20 years in the past. Her children at the moment are 21, 19 and 16; she’s surrounded by household — her brother lives in Chestermere, her mother and father retired a couple of years in the past and moved to Langdon and he or she’s remarried.

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Six years in the past, she and her husband bought a four-bedroom townhome, however with the entire children and “stuff,” house was tight.

“We needed to do a little bit of juggling for positive to make it work,” she says with fun. They’d been interested by transferring for some time, however COVID put a halt to their plans. Because the world re-opened, their plans started to take form and in Might of 2022, they took the plunge.

“We knew that we wished to remain in Langdon and we knew that we wished a bungalow, one with a three-car storage for the entire autos and storage,” she says.

At first the couple thought that they’d buy a resale residence. However after touring a number of and never discovering what they wished, they started trying to construct in new communities.

“The actual property market on the time was simply so scorching and the costs so excessive that we determined to construct a brand new residence, as a result of then we might make it what we wished,” she says, including that that is the couple’s first journey into constructing new.

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So, on a sunny spring day, they toured Painted Sky, a brand new 107-hectare (265-acre) group nestled into the guts of Langdon, positioned just some minutes from the couple’s townhome.

“It simply felt proper,” says Mughal. “It has actually good entry and I just like the plan for the event — the walkways, the paths and the parks.”

When accomplished, the group can be residence to 1,000 residents and can be criss-crossed with strolling trails and parks.

Mughal and her husband bought The Harvard, a bungalow design by Sterling Houses, located on a nook lot. The design is unique to Painted Sky and is designed for a 66-foot to 80-foot lot. The couple was drawn to the house’s curb enchantment and the open-concept design.

“Our flooring plans are paying homage to older communities with the broader heaps, properties and entrance entrance, however with in the present day’s tendencies and attraction,” says Pamela Burns, director, gross sales and advertising for Sterling Houses. “With the house being a wide-shallow, you’ll have yard house, plus ample facet yard house for the youngsters to play, to entertain associates, for RVs, and so on.” 

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Sterling’s designs supply loads of room for personalization. The Harvard provides a second-storey loft choice providing two bedrooms, lavatory and bonus space. The couple pushed the home again on the lot to accommodate an extended driveway and a three-car storage (the plan contains a two-car storage). They added a protracted, horizontal window within the eating room and completed the basement with a house fitness center and two bedrooms. As for inside finishes, Mughal went with a number of kitchen upgrades, together with a fuel vary and wine cooler. She selected black cupboards with gold handles, black home equipment and white quartz counter tops.

“The one factor that I cherished was that the island didn’t have a sink. I like having a giant work floor and having room for plenty of individuals sit round and eat,” she says.

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A pantry was an vital must-have and Mughal has outfitted it with a espresso station. “I like a very clear look. I don’t like home equipment out on the counters and wished to cover a few of them,” she says.

The house has loads of home windows — one other massive promoting characteristic for Mughal.

“It’s going to be very shiny and I’m excited for that,” she says. “And the yard can be nice. The sunsets listed here are wonderful and the night time stars are simply lovely.”

Mughal and her household go to the homesite usually to look at their new residence sprouting from the bottom. She expects it to be accomplished within the early spring of 2023.

She’s enthusiastic about having more room and having the ability to entertain her rising household — her older children now have vital others.

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“Our townhouse was too small to entertain in, so that is going to be nice. I can have the entire household over for dinners,” she says.


BUILDER: Sterling Houses

DEVELOPER: Qualico Communities

COMMUNITY: Painted Sky in Langdon

HOME: The Harvard, a 1,408 square-foot, wide-shallow bungalow mannequin, designed for a 66-foot to 80-foot lot. The mannequin provides the choice so as to add a 588-square-foot, second-storey loft, providing two-bedrooms, lavatory and bonus room space. Elevations embody Farmhouse, Craftsman, Ranch and Prairie.

PRICE: The Harvard begins at $605,000 together with GST. Two-story single household, wide-shallow designs begin at $635,000 plus GST.

SHOW HOME: The present residence, a two-storey front-garage, wide-shallow design, is positioned at 199 Brander Ave., Langdon. It’s open Mondays and Tuesdays from 2 to eight p.m. and weekends and holidays from midday to five p.m. It’s closed Wednesday by Friday.


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