Photo by Michael Cudjoe Photography Ltd.
Storage Space Re-imagined at the VAULTS by Rennay Craats
elf-storage units conjure images of dark corridors leading to manual roll-up doors with crates of old, forgotten stuff packed behind them. Recreational vehicle storage is often equally grim, with vehicles parked out in the snow in a remote field. The VAULTS has completely changed the image of off-site storage with the introduction of its luxury storage condominiums. “We don’t believe you’re just storing stuff. We believe you’re storing stuff that you love,” says James Murray, vice president of the VAULTS. And things you love should be displayed, not hidden away. The VAULTS allows people to combine luxury lifestyle with the practical need to store cars, recreational vehicles, motorcycles and other precious items they don’t have space for at home. The site in North Calgary is currently under construction, and car enthusiasts are eager to secure their spots. “Luxury storage condominiums have been available in North America for over a decade,” says Joe Mahovlich, president and founder of the VAULTS. “After visiting and researching many different formats and locations, we set our sights on
establishing a higher standard that would truly create an inspirational space for all unit owners, as well as provide a secure storage solution.” The first two phases have been released, with phase one ready in March and phase two in June. Sales for these first 19 units have been brisk and few units remain available. The 43-unit complex is comprised of five floor plans, with units ranging from 1,650 square feet to more than 4,000 square feet and starting at $349,900. Each unit includes a spacious mezzanine perfect for recreation and relaxing with family or to house a personal office. Twenty-six- foot ceilings ensure any vehicle will easily fit in the unit, and with a 13.5-foot clearance under the mezzanine, units can accommodate car lifts should owners wish to include one or more. The VAULTS condominiums go well beyond just storage. They offer a space to showcase and enjoy prized possessions or a place in which owners can pursue hobbies like art and woodworking. No matter what they are using it for, owners can customize their storage space to make it fit their individual needs perfectly.