Findlay’s flexibility means a tailored layout
Flexibility is an uncommon but highly valuable trait. This is especially true when finding a condo floor plan that fully fits one’s needs.
The Findlay by Logel Homes offers a rare level of versatility. This is a 747-square-foot model selling at the Auburn Rise development in the southeast Calgary community of Auburn Bay.
Its standard plan, boasting airy nine-foot-ceilings, has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. While the overall layout and location offered for this floor plan within the building may be favourable, some may not see use for the second bedroom.
Rather than letting this sleep space sit empty, buyers can exercise an option that drops the secondary bedroom in favour of an expanded kitchen and dining area. This is done with no adjustment to its overall square footage or additional cost.
The Findlay is presented as a show suite in its two-bedroom form, where both bedrooms are located along the same wall and flank a full bathroom. This works for a variety of living arrangements, including a single person or couple who would like a guest room, roommates, or those who envision the extra bedroom as something other than a sleep space, such as an office, or children’s toy room.
The master bedroom is nine feet five inches by 10 feet one inch and has an ensuite.
Its open-concept shared social spaces, covered in durable luxury vinyl plank flooring, are a highlight. They fill with large doses of sunlight through the considerable eight-foot-wide patio doors in the great room.
The great room measures 13 feet 10 inches by 10 feet seven inches, but with the adjacent outdoor patio, feels like one fluid indoor/outdoor space in which to entertain.
Get-togethers may start in the great room, but in warm conditions, will naturally flow outside to the 74-square-foot outdoor living area.
Its kitchen is a visual focal point and highly functional. The show suite demonstrates a kitchen island with both a parallel and lowered eating bar, comfortably seating five people. It has a striking quartz surface, includes a sink, and sits beneath upscale pendant lighting.
There’s also a full-height backsplash, including an over-the-range hoodfan, full-height backsplash, and a generous volume of maple cabinets with handy soft-close doors and drawers.
The laundry area has a stacked front-load washer and dryer. It includes additional space that may be used to sort and fold clothes after being removed from the dryer, or as supplementary storage.
Auburn Rise, as a whole, is equipped with meaningful technology, such as its award-winning fresh air intake system, and an innovative sound attenuation system, which reduces the transfer of sound.
Auburn Bay is a community master-planned by Brookfield Residential that is headlined by a 17-hectare (43-acre) freshwater lake. It is adjacent to the mixed-use development of Seton, which includes a hospital, movie theatre, recreation centre, and extensive retail amenities.
Auburn Rise residents benefit from a location that puts them across the street from a shopping complex dubbed Auburn Station, which is anchored by a Co-op grocery store.
MODEL: The Findlay is a 747-square-foot floor plan.
CONDO DEVELOPER: Logel Homes.
COMMUNITY: Auburn Rise.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPER: Brookfield Residential.
AREA: Auburn Bay is a lake community in southeast Calgary.
PRICE: This plan starts in the low-$200,000s, plus GST.
HOURS: The show suites are presentation centre are open 2 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and noon to 5 p.m. on weekends and holidays.
DIRECTIONS: The sales centre is located at 100 Auburn Meadows Common S.E. To get there, take Stoney Trail to 52nd Street S.E. and turn right on Auburn Meadows Common.