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An Exquisite Showcase of Canada’s Finest Properties

DREAM HOMES OF CANADA ROBERT SWEEP

a prolific design icon shares his musings on calgary’s interior design scene

CHANNELLING ARTISTIC TALENT AT ACAD stephen wade of f2 furnishings brings to life a unique and beautiful vision of original art

WINE CELLARING

jeff jamieson and jesse willis of vine arts share priceless insights on the art of wine cellaring

SPECTACULAR VIEW RESIDENCE

D R E AM HO M E S O FC AN A DA . CO M | C A LG A RY E D I T I O N | 2 0 1 2 MAY / JU N E | 6 0 4 - 5 6 0 - 5 6 0 4

located on a magical bluff atop rolling hills and river valleys


“With a robust first quarter sales the spring market has arrived with fresh offerings and new buyers ready to make a move. With a proven track record of working with both sellers and buyers I look forward to working with both groups to meet their needs. I encourage you to contact me directly with any of your Real Estate requirements or simply to talk about the market.�

3 Snowberry Gate

10 SWIFT CREEK

15 RIVER RIDGE

Ideal family home features easy-living bungalow design with upper level bonus space, west backing walk-out lot.

Newly built contemporary Springbank bungalow, magnificent 2 acre lot, full mountain views, 6,300 sqft total, 5 car garage.

Two storey in sought after River Ridge Estates, private location, mature landscaping, mountain views, 3,800 sqft total.

Elbow Valley

$1,075,000

Springbank

$2,295,000

Springbank

$1,100,000

20 Snowberry Gate

39 SWEET WATER PLACE

80 LOTT CREEK LANDING

Beautiful 2-storey family home, 4 bedrooms upstairs, walk-out lot backing onto water feature, Classic Cape Cod exteriors.

South-backing yard, 5 bedroom home, walk-out bungalow, updated finish throughout, quiet cul-desac location.

4,487 sqft total, 2-storey walk-out home, backs onto Elbow Springs Golf Course, loaded with upgrades.

108 WHISPERING WOODS TERRACE

335 SNOWBERRY PLACE

80 LOTT CREEK LANDING

5-bedroom bungalow style walk-out, tastefully finished with flexible layout, private location.

3,670 Sqft total, bungalow on a private lot with green space behind, Exclusive cul-de-sac location.

5,142 sqft total, 2 storey home on south backing walk-out lot, exceptional finish throughout.

Elbow Valley

Elbow Valley

$1,199,000

$899,000

Springbank

Springbank

$949,000

$1,150,000

Lott Creek Grove

Lott Creek Grove

$1,495,000

$1,595,000


C a l g a r y & A r e a’ s L u x u r y H o m e s C o l l e c t i o n

Daren Gull

Kyle Stone

ARRIVA TOWERS

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UNIT #3204

MLS# C3509107

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403-289-7355

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E&O.E: This information is from sources which we deem reliable, but must be verified by prospective Purchasers and may be subject to change or withdrawal. Independently Owned and Operated.


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Daren Gull

KANANASKIS

251101 Range Road 61

Canmore

156-a Rundle Crescent

Kyle Stone

Chestermere

MLS# C3502766

144 Aspenmere Close

MLS# C3508597

202 Aspen Meadows Court

Aspen Meadows

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MLS# C3502762

MLS# C3514380

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Inglewood

1312 10th Ave SE

MLS# C3515450

Mckenzie TownE

22 Elgin park Road

MLS# C3503648

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403-289-7355

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E&O.E: This information is from sources which we deem reliable, but must be verified by prospective Purchasers and may be subject to change or withdrawal. Independently Owned and Operated.


Three Sisters Living

Mountain Luxury You can escape the urban stresses and find yourself taking in a peaceful, scenic drive to your luxurious mountain getaway. By fusing chic contemporary mountain architecture and interior design that transcends place and time, Renaissance is an exclusive invitation to live in perfect balance with nature. Situated at the gateway to the Rocky Mountains, Renaissance fully embraces their most endearing asset... majestic 360 degree Rocky Mountain views encompassed by 2.8 million acres of protected wilderness and epic four season adventure. Please visit our Calgary office or our show suites and explore all that Three Sisters Living has to offer!

T H E A RT O F C O N T E M P O R A R Y M O U N TA I N L I V I N G

Three Sisters show suites (403) 971-4321 101G, Suite 101 Stewart Creek Rise, Canmore, AB Show Suite Hours: Saturday and Sunday 11am - 4pm Private viewings available

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Suite 1130, 396- 11 Avenue SW Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm Prices start at just under $1M

www.renaissancecanmore.com info@crcorp.ca


Ellica bed design Philippe Bouix

Photo Michel Gibert. Special thanks: Assouline. TASCHEN - Charlot & Cie, Galerie Talents, talents@atelierdart.com

Brio lounge chair and ottoman design Sacha Lakic

CALGARY 225 10th Avenue SW Tel. 403-532-4401

VANCOUVER 716 West Hastings Tel. 604-633-5005

Showrooms, collections, news and catalogs www.roche-bobois.com

Complimentary parking and interior design services.

For interior design professionals only www.rochebobois-id.com

Designed for you


A SELECTION OF CALGARY’S FINEST MERCHANTS & PROFESSIONALS

Levis FIne Art Auctions & Appraisals

calgary | lower downtown

The mission of Levis Fine Art Auctions and Appraisals is to provide a well catalogued art auction to it’s clients from across Canada, the United States and elsewhere. LISTED IN:

art & sculpture

TRADERS OF THE LOST ART

calgary | chinook

Incredible European doors, stained glass windows, fireplace mantels, tubs, sinks, hardware, flooring, wrought iron vehicle gates, iron fencing, and much more. LISTED IN:

ART GALLERY OF CALGARY

art & sculpture

CIRCA VINTAGE ART GLASS

calgary | downtown

calgary | INGLEWOOD

The Art Gallery of Calgary is recognized and valued locally, nationally and internationally for the exceptional quality of its contemporary art exhibitions and programs.

A one of a kind shop specializing in Mid Century Modern art glass from the major studios of europe. All pieces are hand blown works of art produced between 1940-1960s.

LISTED IN:

art & sculpture

LISTED IN:

art & sculpture

HENRY SINGER

RUBAIYAT

calgary | UPTOWN 17

calgary | DOWNTOWN

From its inception in 1973, Rubaiyat has always sought out the best of fine craft locally, nationally and internationally.

Since 1938 we have played a key role in Alberta’s ever changing business environment. Always striving to be a fashion leader, introducing new and exciting brands each season.

LISTED IN:

art & sculpture | INTERIOR FURNISHINGS

calgary | UPTOWN 17

O’Connors is Calgary’s pre-eminent and largest independent fine menswear store. We feature the best, and hottest, labels and collections from around the world. finest CLOTHING MERCHANTS

calgary | downtown

Calgary Jewellery, a family business established in 1955, is a leader in the field of jewellery, fine timepieces and giftware. finest jewellery merchants

TEATRO

FINEST restaurants

calgary | mission

Mercato offers - in both the market and the restaurant. However, to truly appreciate what we’re all about, it’s best to come see us, live and in person. LISTED IN:

CORK

calgary | North West - Beacon Hill

CORK is a unique and wonderful wine store with two locations in Calgary. Our first store in Beacon Hill has just made it through its first year and our newest location in CrossIron Mills opened in August of 2009.

membership info:

FINEST restaurants

MERCATO ITALIAN GOURMET

calgary | downtown

finest wine merchants

CENTINI is a warm and luxurious restaurant featuring extraordinary gourmet Italian and continental European cuisine, a distinctive award-winning wine selection and attentive, professional service. LISTED IN:

Housed in the Historic Dominion Bank building, Teatro has been the cornerstone of Calgary’s downtown dining scene for over 16 years. Fresh market ingredients, European trained Chefs and an award winning cellar with over 800 labels.

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finest LINGERIE MERCHANTS

CENTINI RESTAURANT

CALGARY JEWELLERY

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SHE is a boutique specializing in lingerie and swimwear. Our diverse collection boasts impeccable fit and elegant designs that provide functional, yet flatteringly feminine pieces. SHE specializes in professional fittings. LISTED IN:

calgary | uptown 17

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FINEST CLOTHING MERCHANTS

SHE APPAREL

O’CONNORS MENSWEAR

calgary | LOWER DOWNTOWN

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finest restaurants

MERLO VINOTECA

calgary | West Hills - Aspen

Looking for Italian wine then look no further this store has everything in Italian wines that you could want.

LISTED IN:

membership@calgarysfinest.com

finest wine merchants


A SELECTION OF CALGARY’S FINEST MERCHANTS & PROFESSIONALS

LONE STAR MERCEDES

SPYKER OF CALGARY

calgary | Heritage Meadows

At Lone Star, we strive to offer the best customer service to our clients. Over the years, we have been awarded for our outstanding performances. LISTED IN:

FINEST AUTOMOBILE DEALERS

In 1914 Spyker merged with the Dutch Aircraft Factory N.V. From that moment on the Spyker logo consisted of an aircraft propeller and a wire wheel. LISTED IN:

PREVENTOUS COLLABORATIVE HEALTH

calgary | downtown

Preventous Collaborative Health is a health care clinic focusing on illness prevention. Our team consists of medical, fitness and nutrition experts. LISTED IN:

calgary | Heritage Meadows

Private Healthcare

HEARTWOOD KITCHEN & BATH

calgary | Inner City

Heartwood has been quietly renovating Canada’s finest homes for almost 30 years. Contact us today and make your kitchen, or en suite, all it can be. LISTED IN:

SUNTERRA MARKET - WESTHILLS

FINEST AUTOMOBILE DEALERS

Kitchen, Bath and Patio

JANICE BEATON FINE CHEESE

calgary | West Hills

calgary | Mount Royal

Enjoy fresh ingredients, meals and catering from Sunterra Market. Shop on-line for groceries from our deli, bakery, meat and produce areas for delivery.

Calgary’s premier specialty retailer of fresh-cut, fine cheeses from around the world, cured meats, pates, olives, breads and accompaniments. Experienced cheesemongers and before-you-purchase tastings.

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Grocery and Specialty Foods

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KNIFE WEAR

UNIHEALTH

calgary | Inglewood

calgary | Aspen

Offers Alternative Health Centre Services including Massage Therapy (Therapeutic/Relaxation/Cosmetic), Yoga, Acupuncture, Infrared Sauna, Traditional Chinese medicine (including herbs, qi gong, and Tai Chi). LISTED IN:

Spas, Salons and Parlours

calgary | Aspen

Serving Your Complete Automotive Needs All Makes - Foreign and Domestic - Sales and Leasing Service - Detailing and General Clean Up. Auto spa

AGELESS SKIN TECHNOLOGIES

calgary | Lower Downtown

Spas, Salons and Parlours

LEGACY KITCHENS

BENTLEY CALGARY

calgary | Heritage Meadows

Automobile Dealer

HINCHCLIFF & LEE

Legacy Kitchens is a premier designer and renovator of kitchens. We are an independent company in business for over 25 years, catering to both the renovation and new home markets.

membership info:

Organic Living

Based in Calgary Alberta Canada, we are committed to providing our customers with the highest quality new and pre-owned luxury automobiles from Bentley, Aston Martin, Spyker, Ferrari, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and every specialist car imaginable. LISTED IN:

calgary | Sunridge

Kitchen, Bath and Patio

We believe we can have a positive impact, locally and globally, by actively promoting sustainable agriculture, ethical practices and environmentally conscious actions. LISTED IN:

Advanced laser technology for Skin Care and Hair Removal, Safe and Effective, Schedule a personal consultation today!

LISTED IN:

Giftware and Specialty Items

BLUSH LANE ORGANIC MARKET

WS AUTOMOTIVE

LISTED IN:

Knifewear offers Canada’s finest and largest selection of high performance hand made Japanese kitchen knives. This is where chefs, foodies and knife lovers shop. LISTED IN:

calgary | Manchester

LISTED IN:

Grocery and Specialty Foods

calgary | Inglewood

A Mecca for Oriental Antique Furniture, Porcelain, Artifacts, Stone Statuary and More! It’s simply . . . Elegant! LISTED IN:

membership@calgarysfinest.com

Home Furnishings


A SELECTION OF VANCOUVER’S FINEST MERCHANTS & PROFESSIONALS

ASTON MARTIN VANCOUVER

Vancouver | ARMOURY DISTRICT

At MCL Motor Cars we know each and every owner is unique. You are looking to enjoy the luxury and experience only Aston Martin can bring. With a history that began in 1914, every Aston Martin is built to the highest standards of performance and luxury. LISTED IN:

FINEST AUTOMOBILE DEALERS

BEARS TOY STORE

WEST Vancouver | AMBLESIDE

Located in the charming “village” of Ambleside, one of West Vancouver’s most loved waterfront areas, Bears is a unique children’s Toy Shop that carries plenty of wonderful little things for children. LISTED IN:

BELLEVUE WINE

FINEST TOY SHOPS

BENTLEY VANCOUVER

West Vancouver | Ambleside

Vancouver | ARMOURY DISTRICT

Established since 2002, we have been Ambleside’s prime location for BC VQA wine. We offer one of the largest selections of BC VQA wines at winery direct prices, and we have one of the best and largest selections of BC VQA Icewines.

MCL Motor Cars is proud to represent Bentley in B.C., and offers a standard of sales experience and personalized service befitting the marque, its storied past, and unfolding bright future as the world leader in luxury motor cars.

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finest wine shops

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FINEST AUTOMOBILE DEALERS

Casa Home Décor

BROCK SMEATON

WEST Vancouver

Vancouver | ARMOURY DISTRICT

Brock is one of the very top Real Estate Agents at Prudential Sussex Realty - West Vancouver, British Columbia’s #1 residential real estate company.

CASA is an exciting concept for those searching out fresh ideas for any decorating needs – from large commercial installations to individual home projects.

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TOP REAL ESTATE AGENTS

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CUPCAKES BY HEATHER & LORI

WEST Vancouver | PARK ROYAL VILLAGE

Founded by Heather White and Lori Joyce, two best friends who busily provide various weddings, special events and other to-dos with their unique and scrumptious brand of retro cakes and cupcakes. LISTED IN:

finest bakeries & confectioneries

Dundarave Wine

WEST Vancouver | DUNDARAVE VILLAGE

Dundarave Wine Cellar offers an unparalleled selection of hard to find wines to suit every palate and pocketbook. Knowledgeable, friendly staff love to talk wine and are always on hand to assist. LISTED IN:

BOUTIQUE WINE SHOPS

Let Da Vinci’s Home help you add panache to your space with our finely edited selection of globally inspired home accessories. LISTED IN:

finest home décor shops

FERRARI MASERATI OF VANC.

Vancouver | ARMOURY DISTRICT

As the only Ferrari Maserati dealer in British Columbia, our mission is to provide the highest level of customer satisfaction by being an active participant in your ownership experience. FINEST AUTOMOBILE DEALERS

INTERIOR DESIGN SOLUTIONS

Vancouver & WEST VANCOUVER

Gallery Jones represents contemporary art by Canadian and International artists in the mediums of painting, photography and sculpture. We are dedicated to exhibiting and promoting good work that is relevant and original. LISTED IN:

DAVINCI’S HOME

West Vancouver | Ambleside

LISTED IN:

GALLERY JONES

FINEST HOME décor SHOPS

FINEST ART GALLERIES

WEST Vancouver | AMBLESIDE

Providing complete residential interior design services from consultations to renovations, material specifications, custom built-ins, kitchen & bathrooms to decorating, shopping services and accessories. LISTED IN:

Jaguar Vancouver

FINEST INTERIOR DESIGN SHOPS

JAMIE MACDOUGALL

Vancouver | ARMOURY DISTRICT

Vancouver

Since the company was founded by Sir William Lyons in 1922, Jaguar’s mission has been to create and build beautiful fast cars. Cars that bring the enjoyment and exhilaration of driving to life.

Jamie grew up in West Vancouver. After completing his university degree at Bishop’s University in Quebec, Jamie returned back to Vancouver and joined Sotheby’s International Realty Canada at its inception in 2005.

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FINEST AUTOMOBILE DEALERS

membership info:

LISTED IN:

membership@vancouversfinest.com

TOP REAL ESTATE AGENTS


A SELECTION OF VANCOUVER’S FINEST MERCHANTS & PROFESSIONALS

ALLAN MARK ANGELL778-840-0517

ALLANMARKANGELL.COM WEST VANCOUVER

Allan is one of Canada’s top realtors of all time. Allan’s career began in 1972 and within eight years his sales volume surpassed that of every realtor in Canada. His experience and knowledge is not matched by any other realtor. LISTED IN: TOP REAL ESTATE AGENTS

LAND ROVER VANCOUVER

Vancouver | ARMOURY DISTRICT

Vehicles that will tackle any terrain has made Land Rover famous around the world. Add to that an indomitable spirit of adventure, the constant insistence on outstanding innovation. LISTED IN:

FINEST AUTOMOBILE DEALERS

MINT INTERIORS

Vancouver | SOUTH GRANVILLE

MINT Interiors was created by Michael McNamara and Rien Sharma with a vision to bring to Vancouver truly original furnishings that help people create homes that are extensions of their individuality. LISTED IN:

PORSCHE VANCOUVER

FINEST INTERIOR DéCOR SHOPS

Pret-a-Porter

Vancouver | SOUTH GRANVILLE

West Vancouver | Ambleside

The founders of Porsche built their dream on a solid foundation of innovative spirit and a stringent demand for quality. Over the last 60 years, this philosophy has created a perfectly formed sports car manufacturer.

Net-a-Porter.com is the world’s premier online luxury fashion retailer, presented in the style of a fashion magazine, offers the style-savvy customer exactly what she wants.

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FINEST AUTOMOBILE DEALERS

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ROCHE BOBOIS

FINEST WOMENS CLOTHING SHOPS

RODEO Jewellery

Vancouver | west hastings

Vancouver | OAKRIDGE

Roche Bobois is a world renowned, exclusive furniture store that offers made-to-order pieces from France and Italy.

RODEO Jewellersare authorized dealers for numerous luxury brands including Blancpain, Franck Muller, Omega, Jaeger-Lecoultre, Zenith, Dior, Tag Heuer, Baume & Mercier, Mont Blanc and many more.

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FINEST FURNITURE SHOPS

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SR Auto Group

FINEST JEWELLERY SHOPS

Stittgen Fine Jewellery

Vancouver | ARMOURY DISTRICT

WEST Vancouver | AMBLESIDE

For over a decade, SR Auto Group has been incorporating its refined style into luxury and exotic vehicles. SR Auto Group is dedicated to perfection.

Over the years we have built a reputation for consistently superior quality and exceptional customer service offered in a relaxed, comfortable setting. While custom design is what sets us apart, we are here to take care of all your jewellery needs.

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FINEST EXOTIC CAR CUSTOMIZERS

T.A.C. Auto Gallery

Vancouver | ARMOURY DISTRICT

TAC Auto Gallery has become a overnight success. With roots in the automotive industry spanning 15 years, we are sure to provide you with unparalleled products and service in the years to come. LISTED IN:

FINEST PREOWNED AUTOMOBILE DEALERS

membership info:

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FINEST CUSTOM JEWELLERY SHOPS

TRAVEL TIME INTERNATIONAL

WEST Vancouver | DUNDARAVE VILLAGE

Travel Time International was established in 1979, with over three decades of designing exceptional travel experiences that create lifelong memories! We are a full-service, independent travel agency. LISTED IN:

membership@vancouversfinest.com

FINEST TOUR & TRAVEL MERCHANTS


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PUBLISHER’S NOTE

DREAM HOMES OF CANADA Of the two most wonderful times of the year, this, the lead into the PUBLISHER

Dream Homes Media Ltd.

summer season has to be my favourite. There’s no end to excitement all around: It’s there in the spectacular

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

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natural beauty that surrounds us; It’s

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

there in our anticipation of summer

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events and holidays; and it’s there

MARKETING DIRECTOR

in Calgary’s amazing luxe real estate

Maciej Buczek

market!

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quality-focused clients who deserve recognition for their adherence to superlative standards. Without a doubt, these exemplary few should be at the very top of your list. We have an amazing collection of luxe properties for you, ranging from beautifully luxurious homes to spectacular waterfront mansions. Enjoy! Sam dHand


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BRIAR HILL

1408 21A St NW Asking $2,250,000 - sold in 2 days for 99% of asking price Stunning home in the heart of Briar Hill! This Custom built home by Dream Ridge Homes was architecturally designed by McDowell & Associates w/ interior design by Paul Lavoie. With over 5000sqft of developed living space over 3 levels, this home presents 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths. Main floor boasts gleaming, site finished,quarter sawn white oak hardwood floors and soaring 10’ceilings. Ultra high-end kitchen includes Wolf & Subzero appliances & 2 dishwashers. Butler’s pantry w/additional wine fridge, sink & storage leads to formal dining rm ideal for entertaining. Upstairs you’ll find a lavish master suite w/ his & hers walk-in closets, gorgeous en-suite, fireplace & private balcony. Three additional bedrooms, 2 baths & laundry area complete the upper level. Large backyard oasis presents two tier outdoor patios with a beautiful fireplace clad in stone & double detached garage. Why waste time designing/building when you can move in to this Custom built masterpiece!

KILLARNEY

2839 26 St SW Asking $995,000 Contemporary elegance in this 3 storey home located in the great community of Killarney. High-end custom builder’s own home. The level of finish is extremely high & evident with interior design done by Calgary’s Paul Lavoie. Main floor boasts a high-end kitchen with Sub-Zero fridge & wine fridge, granite counter-tops and a commercial gas stove. Quartersawn, on site finished, white oak floors & 9 ft. ceilings are featured on all levels of the home and all doors are solid rift cut oak. Upstairs oasis features a large, New-York style loft with a full wet bar & bar fridge. A spacious 4th guest bedroom and built-in den round out the lower level of this amazing home.

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COLLINGWOOD

27 Carmangay Crescent NW Asking $1,899,900 Beautiful home located on a large, quiet cul-de-sac. This extra-wide lot features city views & is just steps from Confederation Park, Collingwood School & prestigious Calgary Winter Club. A stunning 24-foot waterfall welcomes you as you enter the elegant vaulted entryway. Main floor boasts a formal dining and living rm, large den w/ ample built-ins & a family rm that opens up to the Gourmet Kitchen. Kitchen feat. stainless steel appliances, deep under-mount sinks w/ ultra modern motion & touch faucet, granite counters and breakfast bar. A tasteful butler’s pantry leads to formal dining area for impressive entertaining. Beautiful maple staircase leads to large Master Suite that includes a sitting area w/ gas fireplace & elegant 6-pc spa & large walk-in closet. Upper level also feat. two large bedrooms, full bath, and laundry room. Walkout basement includes a 4th bedroom, impressive wine cellar, workout room, media room, and a heated, 4-car garage!

CAPITOL HILL

1420 23 Ave NW Asking $1,750,000 Inner-City Acreage, on a 45x140 ft lot, embracing the expansive green space of Confederation Park!! Welcome to Castle on the Ridge. Experience 19’, open-truss vault, gorgeous wood columns, 30’ skylight, timber beams, coffered ceiling, in-slab heat, hydronic snow melt system, mud room, wine cellar, surround-sound, media room, office space, walkout level & wraparound deck. Brazilian Cherry flooring takes you through this 3336 sq ft masterpiece, with an exceptional floorplan & tantalizing gourmet Kitchen w/ 10’ granite island, maple cabinetry & pantry and overhead cooking rack. Sunken living rm feat. art-style lighting and impressive river rock, wood-burning fireplace. 2nd floor feat. wrought-iron staircase, loft space, multiple views of park & spectacular master retreat. Triple garage w/ extra motorcycle garage. All in a private setting backing onto pristine Confederation Park and no neighbor to the east - this is a truly impressive home.

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4617 16 Street SW Offered at $939,900 Distinctive Upscale Infill in Altadore! This home is in a class of it’s own! The architecht and designers involved in this project knew exactly how to marry contemporary with tranquil to produce this elaborate retreat. Some highlights of this fresh and inviting home are custom solid core doors, high efficiency wood windows, exposed aggregate walkways. The sophisticated kitchen impresses with finishings of quartz counters, marble bksplsh & Macassar ebony cabinets, Viking appliances incl a gas/electric range. Mainfloor den continues the exclusive theme of this home with custom solid barn-style sliding doors. Master ensuite is appointed with a free standing tub, heated towel bar & private water closet. Exceptional quality in this fully finished home continues in the lower level with infloor heating & a built in bar with Italian cabinetry, wine fridge & Viking dishwasher. See the long list of Extra’s incl in the Feature Sheet of this great home!

7 Lynx Meadows Court NW Offered at $1,080,000 Estate bungalow located on quiet cul-de-sac, backing onto tenth green of Lynx Ridge Golf Course. Exterior features include oversize triple garage (truck), half acre lot, professionally landscaped south backyard, hot tub, fenced dog run, large balcony and patio. Very open plan, with great room, formal dining room, and main floor office. Kitchen with granite counter tops, walk thru pantry, and very spacious eating nook. Main floor with eleven foot ceilings. Lower level has in floor heating, nine foot ceilings, pub style custom bar with fireplace. Two spacious bedrooms with walk-in closets, exercise room, plus games area and full bath. Pride of ownership here!!!

1927 43 Avenue SW Offered at $929,900 Brand new Altadore infill emphasizes high-end, contemporary Scandinavian design throughout! This master creator of livable space, offers you 2,754 sq ft of intelligent design on all 3 levels of this fully finished retreat. Natural lighting is a key element in this open plan design with floor to ceiling windows throughout. Main floor is finished in Brazilian Jatoba Cherry hardwood. Kitchen finishing’s include, granite countertops, Maple cabinets, Bosch & Frigidaire appliances. Another spectacular design element is the staircase of stainless steel and Maple which connects the dining area with the developed basement and South backyard. Master bedroom with vaulted ceiling, unique open style 5 piece ensuite and large walk-in closet. 2 additional bedrooms, one with South facing balcony. Lower level family room/home theatre with 10’ceiling is prewired for speakers. Just a few of the many extra’s including 2 fireplaces trimmed with Brazilian slate, ADT system and double detached garage. See the sheet of extras when viewing!!

For more information on these listings or others please contact us.

Tanya Eklund

YOUR INNER CITY REAL ESTATE REPRESENTATIVE

www.tanyaeklundgroup.net


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4615 CORONATION DRive SW Offered at $2,650,000 Inviting Custom-built family home! Well designed home offering 6000 sq ft, with loads of recent upgrades! 3 floors completely finished in this traditional layout. Beautifully landscaped lot with west back yard that bathes in sun all afternoon. Wide open veranda leads to the entrance & inside, numerous cherry wood built-ins & high ceilings. An expansive kitchen across the back of the house with granite counters, large cupboards/pantry & top of the line new appliances. Close by is a bright sunny custom rebuilt family room, study, laundry, 3 pc bath & powder room. Upstairs Master & 2 large bedrooms all with en-suites. Bright large loft family area. Fully developed basement with another bedroom & en-suite. Back yard boasts a new amazing Gunnite pool with built-in over flow spa with special water features & multi-remote lighting...truly a beautiful private setting. For luxurious extra features which are too many to list please call us for more details!

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2015 32 Avenue SW Offered at $869,900 Fresh, Distinctive, Elite...if this describes your dream retreat, look no further! 3 1/2 fully finished levels (3,221 sq ft) of contemporary style, design and upgrades in this Marda Loop walk-out. Just some of the long list of upgrades include a main floor office with builtins. Dramatic, contemporary kitchen appointed with high end cabinets and appliance package including a Thermador countertop range and quartz counters. 3 fireplaces set in stone accents. Solid core doors, high baseboards, European hardware, closet builtins. Incredible, large master with a chic, ultra-contemporary ensuite with jetted tub, glass tile shower and dble sink vanity. An original and imaginative architectural element to the staircase leading to the loft level designed with vaulted ceilings and a South facing roof top patio! Lavish entertainment area in the lower level with wetbar, built-ins and a fireplace built to heat the entire basement. We invite you to treat yourself to a private viewing of this exquisite home!

104D 901 2 avenue Fernie, BC Offered at $419,000 Be right in the heart of historic downtown Fernie. 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths with views looking right up at Fernie Alpine Resort. Enjoy all the amenities of 901 Fernie including the new Spa 901, underground parking, exercise room and more.Beautiful finishings including granite in the kitchen, hardwood floors, heated bathroom floors and gas fireplace. There is no HST on this unit.

For more information on these listings or others please contact us.

206, 2411 - 4TH Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta

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C3521157

Bearspaw Estate, Calgary, AB

$5,900,000

This McKinley Masterpiece was meticulously designed and statigically built within the prestigious Bearspaw community of Westminster Glen. Features include over 7500 sqft of Habersham cabinetry, Extensive landscaping features custom iron entrance gate, paved circular driveway, beautiful gardens, outdoor fireplace, hot tub and a waterfall/pond feature.

C3518133

Springbank Estate, Calgary, AB

$4,490,000

A Canadian Rockies Masterpiece! Experience casual elegance and tranquility in Frank Lloyd Wright style, quality construction and attention to detail throughout. This magnificent home is very private with a ravine & municipal reserve behind and plenty of floor-to-ceiling windows that bring the outdoors in. Quartzite flagstone entry leads into a large foyer with glass back wall, spiral stairway, entrance to guest suite, access to mail floor laundry, sauna, hobby room, storage/cold room & wine cellar. Kitchen features professional Sub Zero & Thermador appliances. Master retreat with private deck, gas fireplace & spa-like bath. The landscaping was designed to require minimal upkeep. Welcome to a home that will endure time and still maintain it’s individual style!

C3521168

$3,398,000

Rare offering on 19 acres in prestigious Springbank! Original “Boucock” masterpiece strategically built 200 ft. above the Bow River with 1/4 mile of accessible river frontage! Over 8500 sqft. of total privacy with 6 bdrms, 4 bathrooms, media room and heated 4-car garage with wash bay. Every room explodes with natural light through the 18 ft. walls of glass that capture breathtaking views of the Bow River and Valley. The open stairway curves up to a 2nd floor bridge then continues to the observatory where the view is panoramic. Highlights of this exquisite property include steel frame construction, gated entrance, paved & lit meandering driveway, a 2 storey copper finished fireplace, sunken conversation pit, indoor Japanese rock garden, access to year-round fishing, outdoor zen garden and extensive use of brick & cedar.

C3509120

Grandview Estate, Springbank, AB

Canmore, AB

Eau Claire Penthouse, Calgary, AB

$2,349,000

Chateau La Caille 15th Floor Penthouse! Custom designed, open floor plan nestled high above the scenic Bow River corridor with the most spectacular views of the Calgary, the river valley and mountains. Just under 3000 sqft. of luxurious living space includes 2 bedrooms, 2 balconies, concierge service, 2 heated indoor parking stalls & a huge storage locker. Walking and bike paths at your door, stroll to restaurants and shopping in Calgary’s premier downtown location, Eau Claire. Privacy, luxury and elegance present a rare opportunity not to be missed by the most discerning buyer!

C3480132

New Price $2,395,000

Environmentally friendly architectural masterpiece with commercial grade construction, mechanical/heating systems. Escape to this tranquil 2 acre parcel 7000 sqft, 4 bedroom, 5 bath retreat with downsview cabinetry, prof. aapliances, 7-tier waterfall and 15x30saltwater acrylic pool.

Wave Hill, Cochrane, AB

$2,290,000

Proven income producing vacation rental property! The magnificent “Wave Hill” property is on 80 hillside acres bordered by crown land and Rocky Mtn. Forestery Reserve. Architecturally designed 4,400 sqft. log/stone home, hilltop observatory and pond with 100 ft. waterfall...a true sanctuary!


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C3513203

Wild Rose Estates, Bragg Creek, AB

$1,790,000

This elegantly renovated 2 1/2 storey, 6 bedroom, 6 bath home is situated on a treed 2 acre enclave only 5 mins west of Bragg Creek. It Includes a private community lake complete with beach, tennis courts & picnic areas. The property itself backs onto treed environmental reserve with direct access to the lake. Over 5800 sqft of developed space includes a heated triple garage, fenced dog run and expansive deck that overlooks the artfully landscaped yard complete with waterfall, pond & firepit. The designer kitchen boasts quartz counters, Viking appliances, two dishwashers, butlers pantry & wine bar. The master has a glass steam shower, dressing room w/island and private deck. Home based salon business hosts separate entrance and parking. Resort style living only 1/2 hour from Calgary!

C3508152

Willow Park Estates, Calgary, AB

$1,599,000

Kootenay Lake Treasure!!! A truly captivating lakeshore home located on a private, park-like 1.64 acres with 112 ft. of waterfront in the Sunshine Bay area of the North Shore. A gated drive leads to this custom, 2 storey, 3+ bedroom home. You’ll love the design, finishing and features that include endless decks, master w/fireplace, imported Italian slate & tile accents, endless hardwood, stainless appliances, gas cook top, large pantry, wood f/p in dining room, vaulted ceilings and full basement. Extras include a triple garage & carport plus separate single garage and over-height garage and guest cottage. Enjoy waterscapes from every room with magnificent views over your beach and foreshore lease to your boat dock. This waterfront property will satisfy your every desire!

C3516515

New Price $1,295,000

Stunning modern home just minutes from Downtown Calgary in the elite neighbourhood of Willow Park Estates. With exquisite finishings like thick granite counters, stainless steel Viking appliances, and dual dishwashers, this is the perfect place to call home. Fireplaces are strategically placed throughout the house including the kitchen, family room and master bedroom.

C3511092

Benchlands Lot, Canmore, AB

Kootenay Lake, Nelson, BC

Rock Lake Estate, Calgary, AB

$1,295,000

Unparalleled, newly constructed “Castello” show home built by award-winning Ashton Custom Homes sits on a quiet cul de sac. Over 4000 sqft., 3 spacious bedrooms, 3 designer bathrooms, and heated triple garage. Inlaid Travertine tile, hand-scraped maple floors & soaring ceilings grace the main level. Catering prep and butler’s pantry situated off the spectacular gourmet kitchen with separate Sub Zero fridge & freezer, 6-burner Wolf gas range, wine fridge and breakfast nook. The covered slate patio w/ outdoor fireplace allows for year-round use. Professionally landscaped, decorated and fully furnished...the lower walk-out level.

C3510688

$1,295,000

Here’s your chance to purchase the most spectacular view lot in Canmore! Nestled in a private sunny enclave, at the end of Benchlands, surrounded by wildlife corridor on three sides. The unobstructed views do not get any better than this...Three Sisters to the south, down the 4th hold of Silvertip to Cascasde in the West, Rundle Range to the south-west and Mount Lady McDonald to the North! Two sets of conceptual custom home plans are available...6000 sqft. and 3000 sqft. footprints. No GST or building commitment!!!

Rundleview Estate, Canmore, AB

New Price $875,000

Modern chalet on a 7000+ sqft. pie-shaped lot backing onto a private reserve. Abundant windows offer some of the most spectacular mountain views in Canmore! This furnished residence has expansive decks and a vaulted living space with hardwood and heated slate floors. The designer kitchen features custom cabinetry, top-grade appliances including a 5-burner gas range and concrete countertops. Relax after outdoor activities in your jetted tub or steam shower. Truly a one of a kind turn-key residence that’s ideal for the lifestyle of today’s family!


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Le germain condo

# 1706 108 9 AV SW, Calgary

$759,900

High-end styling located on the 17th floor of the luxurious Le Germain across from the Calgary Tower! Enjoy amazing city skyline views from a private balcony in this modern urban locale near the Calgary Philharmonic and fine dining. The kitchen features Miele stainless steel appliances, and dark granite finishes with a Cavavin-Urbania built-in wine cellar, gas stove and built-in oven. The main living area invites entertaining with incredible views of the city; a must-see at night! The 1 1/2 highly stylized baths with modern fixtures includes a convenient powder room. Spacious walk in closet in the master suite; enjoy a five piece master bath with glass surround shower and soaking tub; a truly relaxing spa-like area for retreat.. Included is a convenient laundry room with a stacked washer/ dryer. Le Germain also offers concierge service, fitness center, spa, and much more. This one bedroom condo, in this state-of-the-art building, is move-in ready!

Scott A. Watson

403.605.0591 | swatson@sothebysrealty.ca

Gerry A. Watson

403.680.5413 | gwatson@sothebysrealty.ca


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custom home by thomas debicki

# 108 18 ST NW, Calgary

$1,649,900

Luxury custom built home designed by high end Architect Thomas Debicki. Contemporary German designed kitchen and cabinets by Sabri Thabet, as well as the cabinets in the master bedroom and were manufactured by Leicht in Germany. All glass doors and windows are Alluprof glass from Germany. Stainless steel Miele appliances come with a 5 year warranty, the 8-ft high pressure laminate doors, stairwell and baseboards are from Malaysia. This upscale home was built with a steel structure, insulated with enviro-friendly 2lb foam and is sound proofed between the two units. The landscaping and large rooftop garden were designed by Serene Bloom with downtown views and have access from the master as well as the upstairs sitting area. The basement is fully developed and home is wired for sound. Triple car garage could possibly fit four, has a custom built turntable and a heated driveway. No expense was spared in this amazing home.

Scott A. Watson

403.605.0591 | swatson@sothebysrealty.ca

Christina McInnis

403-852-5881 | cmcinnis@sothebysrealty.ca


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Marketing Calgary’s Luxury Homes for over 30 years!

HOMES & ESTATES

Rideau Park

Offered at $739,000 McKenzie Towne

C3507248 - Gorgeous double unit in Cumberland House, professionally renovated and decorated by Rectangle.ca, offers wonderful views of downtown and the green space. Large windows that flood the unit with natural light, Hardwood, 2 underground parking space, 2 storage units, 2 balconies – fabulous location!

Oakridge Estates

Offered at $899,900 Parkhill

C3469894 - Absolute privacy on a quiet close. This lovely estate home is situated on a large pie-shaped lot with beautiful mature landscaping. The home features a gourmet kitchen bright and cheerful with granite and top of the line appliances.

Cliff Bungalow

Offered at $1,267,000

Beautifully renovated bungalow with lovely curb appeal. The property is professionally landscaped and offers a sunny west backyard. An interior designer’s own home, it has been completely renovated and now offers an elegant, tasteful decor, pride of ownership. Close to William Reid School, Elbow Park school, River park [off-leash dog park] and the Elbow River pathways system.

Offered at $1,585,000 Mount royal

C3520975 - Million dollar mountain views from this updated custom 5 bedroom walkout bungalow on a private and secluded lot just 2 blocks from the city limits. Over 4000 sq ft of richly finished space. Dream garage with 4 doors, space for 9 cars!

Offered at $897,000

C3502957 - Custom built by Elegant Homes, this beautiful home is located in The Summit on a quiet cul-de-sac bordering Battalion Park. Shows pride of ownership throughout and offers fabulous views of the foothills and the mountains.

Offered at $959,000 Elbow park

C3519199 - fabulous ridge location in parkhill offers incredible mountain and valley views! this custom-built infill offers a bright and open floorplan, mature landscaping and double detached garagecondominium.

Offered at $1,547,000 Bearspaw

C3520527 - Wonderful opportunity to own this partially renovated and unique turn of the century home set high on a hill offering loads of privacy and endless opportunities. Endless opportunities to turn this home into a your own showpiece/ masterpiece!

Offered at $775,000 Richmond HilL

C3518249 - Gorgeous custom 2780 + square foot Albi home offers wonderful, open great room plan with hickory HWFs, stunning stone fireplace, gourmet cook’s kitchen, substantial dining area with huge windows looking west over the park. Located in McKenzie Towne, this is a great family home [5 bedrooms in total] with beautifully finished basement that opens to the outside.

Offered at $1,647,000

C3511209 - This one owner 4-bedroom home custom built by GEO Developments has attractive Craftsman flair. Designed for comfortable family living, it features large windows that flood the interior with natural light and provide excellent views of the beautiful south rear yard and mature landscaping.

403-249-4322

hwaddell@rlfoothills.com

www.luxuryrealty.com and www.heatherwaddell.com


HEATHER WADDELL R

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m a s t e r i n g the t h ecraft a r t oof f rreal e a l eestate state mastering

Marketing Calgary’s Luxury Homes for over 30 years!

HOMES & ESTATES

MOUNT ROYAL

Offered at $1,950,000 Aspen Woods

C3496312 - Unique opportunity to build your Mount Royal dream home on this huge [over 1/2 acre] estate lot. The lot has a 100’ frontage, 210’ on the west side and 249’ on the east. Zoned for single family residences only, the lot will allow for a large private south backyard and affords the owner wonderful panoramic city skyline views. This is truly a one-of-a-kind property!

princeton

Offered at $2,195,000

C3518441 - One of the most stunning, beautifully decorated, custom-finished condos offered in the prestigious Princeton Waterfront. Richly appointed finishing with custom Birds Eye Maple, imported Italian marble floors, fabulous tray ceilings[minimum 10’]with recessed lightingeverything was built to suit.

cliff bungalow

Offered at $1,997,000 Elbow Park

C3497112 - Stunning Elegant new home by Marsonia Homes, builder of homes of distinction.This home offers over 5200 sq feet of open living space on three floors; four bedrooms up, each with an ensuite bath and walk-in closet.

Offered at $2,249,000

C3520450 - Wonderful and substantial renovations have enhanced the charm and character of this grand 1912 home, while bringing it into the 21st century. Fabulous beamed ceilings, beautifully restored woodwork, wainscoting, columns, leaded-pane glass, amazing hardwood and slate floors, all add to the charm of this home. Located in a beautiful inner core setting in Cliff Bungalow on a lot with mature landscaping, this home also boasts a gorgeous private back yard with patio, hot tub, outdoor kitchen with BBQ and stone fireplace.

Elbow Park

Offered at $2,147,00

Riverfront!! Overlooking the river, this fully air-conditioned architecturally-designed executive residence features large sun-drenched principal rooms - all with views to the river.

Offered at $2,350,000

C3513441 - Rare opportunity to own a river-front property in prestigious, Sought-after East Elbow Park. Very seldom do river lots with a south exposure come on the market. There is a lovely, warm 2600 square foot family home with open floor plan and large principal rooms flooded with natural light.

Windsor

Offered at $2,600,000

C3505445 - Outstanding custom walkout bungalow by Timberock located on a professionally landscaped, private lot featuring Rundlestone waterfall, pond, putting green, fabulous lower patio with wood-burning fireplace, outdoor speakers to create a calming oasis. Richly finished interior with refined details.

403-249-4322

hwaddell@rlfoothills.com

www.luxuryrealty.com and www.heatherwaddell.com


Richmond Park/Knob Hill - $1,599,500

Situated on a 10,000 s.f. R-1 lot.This stunning home features all the amenities,and luxury appointments expected from an executive inner city home. With a total of 5 bedrooms, and 4.5 baths. Grand Staircase, which spans all three floors. The upper level opens up to a Fantastic master suite which reminds one of the W hotel. Featuring vaulted ceilings,huge picture windows, separate private library/retreat area,walk-in,full ensuite with steam, and european tub. The Second bedroom with a full ensuite complete this level. Flooded with skylights and a spectacular light fixture to highlight the grand foyer. Main floor has another full bedroom, with bath, and a large den with private balcony. Family/Great room, powder room and gourmet kitchen. This level is bright and spacious. The lower level is a retreat for entertainment.Games room,media room,additional bedroom with full bath and the best of all; a bar, entertainment area which opens up to a full walkout, stone enclosed patio. two more Bedrooms and full bath!

Parkhill - $695,000

Does a south-facing backyard on a hill top with a great view appeal to you? Then welcome to this beautiful 2-storey custom built home in the quiet & scenic community of Parkhill. Beautiful finishings throughout this 1,657 sq.ft home + basement - over 2,400 sq.ft. of developped space! Finishings include wide-plank dark hardwood flooring throughout the main floor, maple cabinets, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, beautiful cement accent fireplace surround in family room and a phenomenal backdrop of south-facing windows. The second storey hosts a gaceful Master bedroom with vaulted ceilings, spalike ensuite, walk-in closet and speaker/wired system for surround 5.1! The entire home has been wired throughout with premium speaker system for a fantasic acoustic experience! The basement is fully developed with a 4pc bathroom,fourth bedroom and media area with wetbar. Double detached garage, insulated, drywalled & heated. An outstanding location that is walking distance to 4th ST shops & restaurants, river & paths.

Altadore/Marda Loop - $569,900

Now unveiling a new design by Sarina Homes - welcome to Kora! Offering three bedrooms, each with its own ensuite, this fantastic new design is a ‘must have’. Two great floor plans and two cabinetry options to choose from, quartz counters, s-steel appliances, beautifully tiled fireplace feature, Sonos wireless sound system, 9’ ceilings on main floor and basement, skylights, well-sized bedrooms and the list goes on. You want more? Tons of upgrades to add like Master steam shower, Kohler body jets, heated tiles, basement fireplace and/or wetbar and more. This is a Gold Certified ‘Green Built’ home and offers great energy efficiency!

Spruce Cliff - $549,900

Breath-taking Mountain views from this fantastic two-storey west facing unit - Perched high on the 26 & 27th floor of the “Encore” Tower. Close to Major transportation routes (new LRT) and public transportation, this unit offers lots of well planned space and an abundace of natural light. Best of all, unobstructed Mountain Views! The main floor consists of a secondary bedroom and an open concept kitchen that looks onto a generously sized living room/dining room area with a backdrop of windows that expand two levels. Beautifully finished wood cabinets, SS-steel appliances & granite counters make this kitchen the heart of this home. The living room features a corner fireplace, perfect for those quiet, relaxing, spring and winter nights. The second storey is home to a large Master bedroom with HUGE floor to ceiling windows and beautifully finished ensuite. Spacious Den/Office area with lots of windows and looks down to the main floor over beautifully crafted wood and iron railings. This complex has one of the best amenities centres in the city featuring a swimming pool and a fantastic selection of cardio machines, weight training equipment, table tennis and the list goes on. If you golf, this complex is right by the Shaganappi Golf Course! Double indoor parking and additional storage included.

403-259-4141 www.nimji.com a k b a r@nimji.com

Akbar Nimji


Elbow Park - $2,999,900

This extraordinary home overlooks the Elbow River and is located on one of Calgary’s premier Streets.It is surrounded by lush, mature foliage where you can embrace the calming sounds of the River & wildlife.This newly built Custom Estate Home is truly a splendid masterpiece. Designed by McDowell & Associates,this gracious traditional floor plan,yet Modern family home features incredible interiors meticulously chosen by the POP Design Group.Over 5500 sq.ft.of hand crafted luxury with dark Brazilian cherry flooring,maple custom cabinets, hand crafted solid wood and metal stair case, European ceramics and more. Other features include imported Brazilian granite,Venetian Lighting,full Viking kitchen appliance package a.Floor plan includes;A Formal Living room,Formal Dining room overlooking the River with floor to ceiling windows,dramatic centre hall with two- storey open staircase. Large Kitchen/Great room area with family room, and built in office/den. A unique work of art.

Roxboro - 1,095,000

Charming character home located in the heart of Roxboro. on a sprawling 8600 sq.ft. lot. This tastefully updated bungalow features just under 1,700 square feet above grade + an additional 1,400 sq.ft. in the basement, providing ample living space for you, your family and guests. Beautiful hardwood flooring throughout the main floor, newer kitchen with maple cabinets and granite counters. Large living room adorned with a wood burning fireplace and rounded ceilings - a delightful touch that displays the elegance of this community’s past. Two bedrooms plus bonus room over the attached garage which overlooks the expansive west back yard that is full of mature trees and fragranced by Lilacs in the spring. Wonderful location, just a stones throw to the elbow river, roxboro park, tennis courts and all 4th Street amenities. A true Gem.

Inglewood - $449,900

The Art of Living. Designed by Peter Jungen and enhanced by Graham Endmunds architecture, the Chartreuce Lofts are a unique live work townhome complex. Characterized by its unique industrial finishes such as steel fireplaces, exposed beams and stairs, this loft is truly reflective of its trendy industrial/residential neighbourhood of inglewood. The main floor features 10 foot ceilings with an 18 foot living room space over looked from the upper bedroom lofted space. Spacious Kitchen area with separate dining room, or den. The upper level features a full bath, and walk in closet. These units are unique as they feature a full basement with family room, laundry and storage. Central a/c with separate controls for both levels. These units also have a private titled detached single garage. Lots of on site and street parking make commercial live work, or commercial use convenient. A great location on a closed cul de sac, steps from the restaurants and cafes of east 9th.

Victoria Park - $439,900

Welcome to Lewis Lofts! Loaded with character from 1911 and polished off with modern day flare! Hardwood and granite flooring, brick walls, soaring 10’ ceilings, exposed wood beams and the list goes on! Open kitchen plan with large pantry, gas stove, new bosh dishwasher, metal breakfast bar overlooking a well laid out living room with lots of windows and balcony access. Dining area features a beautiful brick wall and wine racked conveniently tucked away in a corner. Large bathroom with stone flooring, soaker tub and updated fixtures. Great size bedroom sectioned off with a fantastic feature wall and more exposed brick! Other features include a gas fireplace, underground parking and out of suite storage. This unit is a must see.

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Bearspaw country estate $1,999,000

Canadiana properties $12,500,00

Bearspaw crafted home $2,290,000

aspen gate chateau $3,300,000

www.BearspawCountryEstate.com

www.CanadianaProperties.com

www.BearspawCraftedHome.com

403-800-6056

www.AspenGateChateau.com

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coyote valley estate $4,350,000

Aspen Ridge Siena $2,280,00

www.CoyoteValleyEstate.com

www.AspenRidgeSiena.com

Aspen ridge VERONA $2,165,000

aspen ridge gate $1,748,000

www.AspenRidgeVerona.com

403-800-6056

www.AspenRidgeGate.com

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aspen glen vista $1,338,000

riverfront penthouse $1,100,000

www.AspenGlenVista.com

penthouse suite $1,800,000

aspen glen chateau $1,488,000

www.MarquisPenthouse.com

403-800-6056

www.AspenGlenChateau.com

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aspen ridge dwell $2,390,000

bearspaw estate $5,800,000

www.AspenRidgeDwell.com

www.BearspawEstate.com

french country chateau $2,600,000

bearspaw village retreat $1,100,000

www.FrenchCountryChateau.com

403-800-6056

www.BearspawVillageRetreat.com

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Unbelievable unobstructed MOUNTAIN VIEWS from this prestigious one of a kind 2 acre RIDGE TOP location in fabulous Pinnacle Ridge Estates. Live the dream in this ARTS & CRAFTS inspired 2 storey home with stunning master suite with luxurious ensuite, private dressing room, 5 additional bedrooms perfect for family living with 5 full and 2 half bathrooms. STUNNING CUSTOM wood work and solid wood doors, blown glass light fixtures custom designed, GOURMET kitchen with center island, professional grade appliances for the serious chef, formal dining room, spacious great room, numerous upgrades, gleaming hardwood floors, built in stereo system with speakers, full projection media system in dedicated media room...perfect for home theater enjoyment, hot tub,3 Air Cond. units, infloor heat in lower, slate floors, ...

35 Pinnacle Ridge Drive

$ 2 495 000

53 Uplands Ridge

Truly one of the finest properties around, set amidst the prestigious “Uplands” with unobstructed mountain views from this ridge top 2 acre lot, boasting high quality of finishing details, dramatic 30ft fieldstone fireplace, 6 car garage, “Smart Home” technology, gorgeous wine cellar for the serious oenophile, over 6800 sq ft of luxury living space, workout room, home theatre, attached greenhouse, fenced yard, gourmet kitchen with top of the line professional series appliances including Sub Zero fridge, Wolf ovens, Thermador gas counter top range.

$ 2 494 000

15 Westbluff Court

$ 1 950 000

32 Sterling Springs Crescent

$1 795 000

11 Gracewood Grove

$ 1 399 000

223 Alandale Place

$ 1 395 000

237 Mountain River Estates

What an opportunity to enter into Springbank acreage living with a 3.5 acre parcel just minutes to Springbank Schools and Recreation arena. This 2 storey home is perfect for growing families with 4 bedrooms up, updated country kitchen with center island and access to huge wrap around deck, kitchen nook, dining room, formal living room and family room with vaulted ceilings and stunning brick gas fireplace, main level laundry, master bedroom with west facing private balcony and 3 pc ensuite, hardwood, carpet and lino floors, undeveloped lower, rail fenced for horses and hitching post, mature landscaping with numerous trees and shrubs including an elm tree lined paved driveway, gorgeous mountain views, very private location to stake your little piece of country living in South Springbank.

$ 1 375 000

31206 Twp Road 251A

Attention Investors! RARE 20 acre parcel with 2 storey home built by Lindell Homes, ideal for future subdivision and super investment potential (seller will rent home prior to subdivision and or would be interested in smaller sized lot with existing home), close to Calgary’s conveniences, vaulted ceilings, 4 bedrooms, mud/laundry room, country kitchen and nook, den, 2 water co-op hook ups from North Springbank Water Co-op, Gorgeous MOUNTAIN, VALLEY and CITY Views, close to Springbank Links Golf Course.

$ 1 349 000

This land is RIPE for future subdivision, one North Springbank Water Coop hook up included, corner lot with utilities running on both the south and west sides, STUNNING MOUNTAIN VIEWS, gentle grade to land, mature landscaping with large trees, gravel driveway. This once in a lifetime opportunity is enhanced with the ability to purchase the adjacent 20 acres ($1 349 000) directly east on Twp Rd 251A, TOTALLING 40 Acres, 2 titles, 2 homes helping with the ability to mortgage finance, 2 more water Coop hookups totally 3, if purchased together the price is $2.6 million for both parcels …this makes it an ideal parcel to subdivide! The home is an original early 60’s bungalow with out buildings.

31230 Twp Road 251A

$1 349 000

116 Country Lane Drive

$ 1,197,500

242086 Range Road 25

$ 960 000

21 Springbank Meadows

Do you need garage or workshop space? Room for 10 cars,massive 1200 sq ft workshop(formally wood working shop) with 110/220,air supply from garage compressor,infloor 4”vacuum system,detached 860 sq ft 2 car garage,crane to handle engines,casing to cemented to support Jib...this is a car collectors or wood workers dream! Go green with GEOTHERMAL heating and cooling,silent and provides the best climate for summer and winter and it minimizes the amount of outdoor pollutants and pollens circulating inside the home.

Gorgeous recently renovated from top to bottom bungalow on a one of a kind location with panoramic mountain views framed by large trees and 4 row hedge. To enjoy this extremely private 2 acres, this house has a huge 1200 square foot covered deck with an outdoor fireplace. This 5 bedroom house with 3 up and 2 down, features hardwood floors, a gourmet kitchen with a large center granite island with eating bar and wine fridge, stainless appliances, a massive dining room and entertaining space, an impressive open great room with vaulted ceilings

Stunning unobstructed Mountain Views from this HUGE 4 acre ridge top lot and very private treed property in exclusive Westbluff all while being just minutes from new Aspen shopping,restaurants,golf and so much more. Extensive mature landscaping make this home beyond private,paved driveway,3 car oversized attached garage and single detached,RV Parking,fenced dog run and pet control wired fencing,walk out bungalow designed with a total of 4 bedrooms and 5th used as second den for his and her offices.

Stunning 2 Storey home with fully finished lower level, built with pride by Maillot homes and showcasing one of the finest landscaping on 2 acres around! Beautiful water fall feature, framed by mature trees and scrubs! 4 car attached oversized garage, 2 car detached garage, gravel circular driveway, mountain views, cover porch, sunroom, beautiful upgraded kitchen with granite counters (fully renovated in ‘06), bright nook, family room with built in oak cabinets and stone fireplace, spacious dining room, formal living room and a dramatic staircase.

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SO Magnificent Executive Estate home in the fabulous Country community of Country Lane Estates…Live your dream in colour with this extremely bright and warm contemporary finished of the highest standards 2 storey walkout out. Did I mention the full panoramic Mountain Views from all levels! 9 foot ceilings, 4 bedrooms up and 5th in the walkout, numerous renovated upgrades such as this contemporary styled white gourmet kitchen, granite counters with upgraded stainless appliances is a chef’s dream, access to huge deck with gas firepit and gas line to BBQ, eating nook, spacious dining room with wet bar, 2 storey vaulted ceilings in formal living room, family room off kitchen with brick fireplace, main level den, hardwood, tile, lino and carpet floors, new paint and wall paper, huge master suite with own gas 3 way fireplace, large walk in closet, 5 pc spa like ensuite with jetted tub, recreation room with wet bar in walkout, large windows, lots of storage, craft room, 2 forced air furnaces, dual air conditioners, custom made window coverings and blinds, triple attached garage with 9 foot garage doors and bright windows.

Gorgeous Mountain Views from this 3.88 acre lot located minutes to Calgary’s conveniences (Aspen Shopping and Restaurants is 8 minutes away) and numerous private and public schools, near Pinebrook Golf and Country Club, If a buyer wants it is possible to subdivide from Rockyview into two 1.94 acre lots, very little needed to do there with two access approaches already in, Westridge Water Supply tie in needed at about $30K per lot, No GST, applies on purchase price, zoned R2, Utility services are running on the west side of the lot, No building commitment, numerous mature trees frame lot, partially fenced, this fabulous lot backs onto horse boarding field on the east side perfect if you want a horse without all the work.

$ 899 000

Stunning 4.19 acre lot and location, close to Springbank Schools, hockey arena and numerous private schools including Edge, mature landscaping with countless specimen trees and shrubs, extremely private, gorgeous views, Total 4 bedroom home including huge master suite, private balcony off master, large walk in closet, 5 pc ensuite bath, vaulted ceilings, 2 bedrooms on main, formal living room with dramatic rock wood burning with gas starter fireplace, formal dining room, main level den with fireplace, bright kitchen with center island, access to deck.

403-540-1142 • cyndi@cyndicollins.com • www.cyndicollins.com Royal Lepage Foothills Real Estate Services • 200 - 1016 68th Avenue SW Calgary, Alberta T2V 4J2


Private

Ranch Resort

Offered at

$1,199,000 3000 sq.ft. Country Home

A private lake big enough for water skiing‌in the foothills‌30 minutes west of Calgary. It’s true, but many would not believe it. This secluded, private ranch resort is a paradise for both water lovers and equestrians, with trails throughout the forested property where owners can ride their horses, boarded on the ranch. Exclusivity is the word - 26 families enjoy the use of 480 acres, each having their own private homestead.

Lee Edwards

Handed down from family to family, rarely do these precious domains come on the market. Currently this rare opportunity is available, and you can own a 3000 square feet country home in the remarkable private, ranch community. Secluded in an idyllic forested setting, this home overlooks tranquil Lake Placid. This remarkable home in this exclusive country community really

does offer the ultimate in family adventure, whether it is on one of the four lakes, at the equestrian facilities, in the swimming pool, on the sport court, or entertaining at the Lodge or the picnic shelter. Add to this the proximity of Calgary and the Rocky Mountains and you have an ideal location to escape to, and create everlasting family experiences while enjoying the simple pleasures of life.

403-540-0540 BraggCreekRealEstate.com MaxWell Realty/Bragg Creek


ROBERT SWEEP

ROBERT’S INTERIOR DESIGN MUSINGS & UPDATE

The luxury homes and lifestyle market has seen some wild swings in the past few years. While we’ve been through some lows in the market, things overall have been on the upswing for some time now. We were curious to see how all of this has affected consumers’ choices when it comes to the area of interior design. We sought an opportunity to meet with one of Calgary’s Interior Design icons, Robert Sweep, of Robert Sweep Interior Design, and had a wonderfully enlightening conversation. Here’s what he had to say.

for them. Consumers are looking for value added product quality and for excellence in service. A relationship with the consumer is critical as it builds the trust and loyalty with them. It goes beyond just having a selection of goods to choose from ... it is about service , communications , concierge type amenities. The expectations by people today are above any standards seen before.

Robert, we’ve seen a period of change in the home marketplace and in the area of luxury living. What things have you seen and observed specifically in the upscale interior design market?

Furnishings today have evolved a long way in the last few years . The level of quality is either of the very best calibre and finish or it is of the lowest grade and coming from off shore companies. This is where the consumer requires education of what they are buying and why the pricing reflects such differences. We are finding our clients to be wanting to look at furnishings as a investment in -- both in long term use and the willingness to pay a premium for value. Branding has become even more important than ever.

Home furnishing of todays residences have taken on a whole new dimension. The impact of the economic times has changed how people look at interior design and their home furnishing purchases . We have seen both our retail and interior design clients we work with want a much higher level of information before they make their decisions. Working with clients now has become actually better as they are willing to listen and be educated and want research done

In what other ways has the world of furnishing evolved in the past few years?

What kind of range of product design and style are you seeing nowadays?


As for product range of design and style .... it has exploded with new ideas and products designs. The selection coming from all over the world lets the retailer show such a broad scope of design concepts to the consumer.

Materials and

manufacturing processes have come of age with the newest technologies being used in the products. But the manufacturers are also changing their attitude toward what they offer as new products . No more just design and build regardless of price to the market ... it is now about exceptional design , quality , uniqueness and finishes never seen before ..... but at a market price that will be acceptable. It is very exciting with all the new furnishings and lighting and accessories that we have arriving for spring .... never seen before in this city . And the reaction by the consumer has been overwhelming !! They are doing their research and looking for all the latest ideas. How is business today - what impact has all this change had on your sales? The increase in consumer response to home furnishings this year has been incredible . Sales are increasing at a four time level over the last few year to year dates. People are excited to work on their homes and create a environment and lifestyle that fits todays well traveled and busy schedule. The year 2012 and moving forward promises to be a very exciting year . www.robertsweep.com

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F2 Furnishings

Channels Artistic Talent at ACAD

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F2 Furnishings offers a refreshing change to the typical furniture store experience. Boasting 7,000 square feet of space at 1210 11th Avenue SW in Calgary’s Design District, F2 opened in 2010 and invites visitors into its “design centre and gallery,” as interior designer Stephen Wade calls it. Respect for craftsmanship is fundamental at F2, which specializes in modern ‘super furniture’ like the Barcelona chair and Noguchi table as well as Canadian made furniture and modern customization, offering in-house design that can be produced in 6-8 weeks. With 22 years of experience in a plethora of art forms (including work as a cobbler, seamstress/tailor, diamond cutter, even robotics designer), Wade spearheaded the partnership with the Alberta College of Art + Design 2 ½ months ago on behalf of F2. His vision was to create a gallery comprised of original art replacing the more static giclée art offered by mainstream furniture outlets, in turn, complimenting the furnishings. According to the designer, “Currently 55% of our in-store artwork is by ACAD students, a total of 8 artists, and we hope to house 85% of ACAD student and faculty artwork by the fall.” Wade and owners, who opened F2 in 2010, feel enthusiastic


about showcasing local art. “Artists have no idea what to do after they graduate. It is expensive to afford a studio and they don’t have enough experience to gain gallery representation so many start working the 40 hour week and gradually let go of their art,” says Wade. These works, including paintings, ceramics and glass, are used to stage each vignette in its showroom. Contemporary imagery and palettes at F2 create a fresh and exciting interface with visitors. Who wouldn’t look twice at a larger-than-life nude John Wayne figure in wood by Luke Mohr, delicate blown glass depicting birds by Tyson Isted, and abstract high gloss multimedia panels by Ashley Courtepatte (all ACAD student artists)? Wade has even approached Calgary-based fabric designer Lorraine Cooper to produce bedding for F2 and shows ACAD phenom Greg Abra’s celestial works in glass, collected by Elton John.

“Setting the stage is important when establishing personal attachments,” shares Wade who offers free, in-home consultations for customers who seek his advice. “Give me 45 minutes in a home and I’ll show up with my painters tape and a truck full of accessories to demonstrate how I can transform the space with the correct furnishings.” Chatting with Wade is an education. In minutes, he explains how a room has weight and flow, how it needs a direction line with impact points and how glass, metal and wood are neutrals and every home should have elements of each for balance. He demonstrates by swiftly dismantling a sectional sofa, which pulls apart into 3 pieces. Immediately the transformative potential in the furniture lines F2 carries is revealed. “Above all, people want to invest in quality,” adds Wade, “everything goes in cycles and people are beginning to realize the box store mentality of mass production sacrifices originality.” F2’s partnership with ACAD and other local artists, fabricators and designers is witness to the fact that originality is sacrosanct and still cherished among design professionals. w w w. f 2 f u r n i s h i n g s . c a

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Through the Looking Glass

Custom Creations at Danziger Designer Glass Studio

Glass offers a sophisticated option when considering

creative profession. Meriwether feels that glass is often a

the construction or renovation of a space. Adding a door

misunderstood material. “People have the impression that

panel, window, ceiling effect, interior panel or staircase

glass is expensive or inflexible but it’s actually a very practical

can illuminate an interior setting and create a memorable

material.”

atmosphere. Danziger Design Studio has crafted glass works for homes, offices, hotels and public spaces for 18 years. Here,

Danziger emphasizes a collective approach, seeking to create

all one needs is an idea; the designers facilitate the rest.

bespoke works that embody a specific vision for the client. According to lead designer, Treena Primmer, “Inspiration

Named after the free-port city of Danzig (now Gdansk,

often comes through our clients’ ideas. It is a collaborative

Poland) where antique glass prevailed for hundreds of years,

process, where we (the designers) work together and also

Danziger Glass Studio owner Frank Meriwether set up shop

with the client to help them find their taste.”

in 1994, departing from aerospace engineering. His father, an artist for Warner Bros., inspired him to occupy a more

A fusion of techniques such as architectural glass, glass


Interior window into the prayer room located at Ambrose College in Calgary. It was built with the Stained Glass overlay method or SGO.

A fountain at a private residence. The Kiln formed glass and copper portion of the sculpture is 5’ tall. It is threaded with fiber optic light to control and change the lighting for various effects.

A wall mounted sculpture. The techniques are kiln formed glass and copper. The glass shape was molded from a woman’s back.

Front entrance to a private residence. The technique is SGO or stained glass overlay.

overlay, stained glass and sand blasting are often combined

depending on the scale of the work. Comprised of 2 full-time

in a singular piece. Meriwether adds that every project has

designers, Danziger’s staff expands when needed.

a unique outcome. “Clients push us to take risks with our techniques…because they don’t always know what the

“Large projects such as the Chateau Lake Louise, requiring

(technical) limitations are.” A visit to Danziger acquaints one

many months in design and production, are handled by a

with a portfolio via slide shows on large screens, providing

team dedicated to that project to allow smaller projects to

what Primmer calls a “mini-crash course” in the versatility of

proceed unaffected,” says Meriwether. The Chateau Lake

glass.

Louise project consists of 5 custom stained glass windows. Other public projects include “Crossing Perspective”, a Plus

Its new location at 1118- 12th Avenue SW, is hoped to

15 walkway in Calgary’s downtown, where coloured glass

attract more commercial clients in addition to a loyal flow of

panels ignite the pedestrian experience.

residential commissions from word of mouth. At its busiest, the studio juggles up to 60 projects, with costs ranging

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Vine Arts The art of wine cellaring It seems ridiculous to call them cellars as they are the most celebrated crafted wine establishments ever seen. While some are contemporary others can surround you in the hills of Tuscany. A vintage surrounded by deep rich mahogany is the epitome of wine cellars, and savouring a stunningly favorite vintage is the most well respected investment in the history of wine connoisseurs. The art of wine cellaring protects your investment and gracefully matures the wine into something more complex and interesting that the wine in its youth. Furthermore, the ambiance of spectacularly designed wine cellars serves as the best wine tasting experience. A dusty bottle of wine that has aged over twenty years has worked to provide the ultimate taste enhancement for discerning wine enthusiasts worldwide. “The Art of Wine Cellaring is as imperative as producing a great bottle of wine”, Jeff Jamieson explains. “The goal of cellaring wine is to prolong the life of these wines, giving the wines a stable environment to age.” We have spoken to Jeff and Jesse, owners of Vine Arts in Calgary, who shared 5 invaluable tips to create the ultimate wine cellar.


Tips from the Wine Maestro

Position and Peace An essential part in cellar and wine management is the peace and position of the wines. The bottles need to be kept safely in a horizontal manner, so that they are not disturbed in any case. The bottles need to lay horizontally such that they are always in touch with the cork and thus prevent the cork from drying. Light Wine should be protected from strong and direct sunlight as it could have an adverse effect on the body and aroma of the wine. Darkness is the best option that should be maintained in a wine cellar. Humidity The humidity level should be maintained high to avoid cork shrinking from the outside. Humidity should be maintained between 60-75% and 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Wine Tasting Room Wine rooms require temperature control and design for tasting and entertaining. You need to have easy access to your wine, while still being able to host wine tastings without worrying about the warming effects on the wine. The Mahogany Wine Cellar is Best The Mahogany wine cellar is the epitome of wine storage. Other woods simply don’t measure up to the color, the durability, and the absolute strength of mahogany. Wine racks made from mahogany are strong and can hold more bottles. Visit Jeff Jamieson and Jesse Willis at Vine Arts or online at www.vinearts.ca

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Painterly Narratives of History

and Revelations on Atomic Culture

at The Art Gallery of Calgary

Carl White - Caylx 40x65 inches, Oil on Arches Watercolor


Art openings are often regarded as soirees of snobbery where aesthetes expound flowery descriptions about brush strokes and visual metaphors while sipping wine. Refreshingly, this was not the case at the opening of The Art Gallery of Calgary’s recent exhibition opening of Carl White’s Pentimento and Mary Kavanagh’s Atomic Suite held on April 20th. Except, of course, for the part about the wine! The evening celebrated the opening of exhibitions by Calgary-based artist, Carl White, and University of Lethbridge Faculty of Art Chair, Mary Kavanagh, in what was a vibrant and relaxed gathering. Well-attended by members of the general public along with the art community including curators, artists, academics, art dealers and collectors, the opening was jovial in its embrace of local talent. Carl White’s solo exhibition Pentimento greets the visitor with 8 monumental works, which evoke a sense of awe as if one is stepping into the Louvre or Uffizi Gallery. White’s paintings are firmly embedded in figurative and representational styles, touching on portraiture and landscape, along with interior and still life compositions. His subject matter borrows from staples used in paintings throughout art history such as (in this show) horses, the nude and tall ships communicated with fluidity via spontaneous brushwork and staccato mark-making, which breathe freshness onto each canvas. Along with narrative and classical painting, metaphor is a regular device used in White’s oeuvre. Told through a tranquil palette of ochre, ultramarine blue and raw sienna, the compositions appeal to an innate definition of beauty. For those who appreciate the old Masters and long for representation

in contemporary art, White’s work is ideally suited. Articulate and well-read, White commented, “the imagery I use is deeply intentional while the act of the painting is not pre-meditated, it happens over time spontaneously.” There is a dialogue in White’s work that flows between the ancient and modern worlds, a type of push and pull, which he compares to the act of surfing in the way that it evolves and cannot by pre-determined. Born in Liverpool, England and educated at the Alberta College of Art + Design, White has a long-standing history of solo and group exhibitions across Canada, the United States and abroad. Pentimento presents a loyal progression of White’s 20-year career as a full-time artist in both subject and painterly approach, securing his role as an increasingly prominent talent in Calgary. Succeeding in what few artists do, White’s art is desirable to hang on your wall and conceptual enough to satisfy critics.

Mary Kavanagh’s multimedia project Atomic Suite investigates the topic of nuclear and atomic history, asserting her opinion about the aftermath of such military action. Kavanagh spent 3 years researching and recording military protocol at the restricted military base in Wendover, Utah inspired by her residency there in 2010 at the Centre for Land Use Interpretation. Atomic Suite includes photography, film, conceptual drawing, and performance-based elements bound together by a thoughtful reflection of the complexities and construction of warfare.

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Kavanagh, who has been practicing art for 15 years, shared that she approached this project as a feminist, a Canadian and an artist, therefore occupying three unfamiliar roles in relation to the norms associated with U.S. military personnel. She said these combined identities contributed to the soldiers viewing her as nonthreatening, which in turn, allowed her to gain a wider access to the base. A major part of Atomic Suite


includes 72 photographs hung in grid formation, where the viewer comes face to face with the artist’s documentation of military culture: bomb parachute

detonations,

practice

jumping,

airbase

hardware and soldiers in everyday activities. By capturing solitary moments over the course of her stay, Kavanagh allows the viewer to reflect on the nature of the military base. Across from this series, hang 32 drawings stemming from the artist’s research, which are broken down to depictions of animals used as test subjects to assess the impact of bombing, symbols of air hangers, canon fire, shock waves and drawings pointing to the aboriginal culture of the Hopi Natives who inhabit the area. Kavanagh’s skilled draughtsmanship

demonstrates

a delicacy that contrasts cleverly with her photographic series and ultimately communicates a deeper meaning. Atomic Suite reveals the desolate geography of this restricted area off limits to civilians while pointing out its eery beauty. According to the artist, “I am interested in looking at aspects of the social/cultural order in an attempt to understand …the world inside me and me inside the world.” Kavanagh’s methodological approach

involves

intense

fieldwork and archival research; her diligence allows the viewer to tunnel through to the impact of nuclear war. Kavanagh practices her art based on the fringe, focusing in on what we all know about but perhaps don’t want to know about.

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Spectacular View

Residence on a bluff

Just a short drive from the city, you might find yourself at this breathtakingly beautiful country estate home, strategically perched atop a bluff on the 14.6 acres of property that affords its owners the most spectacular views in all directions. Take in the beauty of the Rockies, the amazing city skyline, fields of golden canola fields or deep river valleys, depending on where you look.


Main Floor Plan

The home itself is a work of art, with extravagant detailing such as eye-catching lines, patterns and textures evident throughout. Oversized rooms with 18 foot ceilings in the open concept main living area and floor to ceiling glass windows allow an abundance of natural light in addition to scenic views. Walls of brick and curved walls add interest to the rooms while the two storey copper fireplace, one of two fireplaces, becomes a focal point leading the eye up to the open beam ceiling above. A gorgeous wooden circular staircase complements the wood beamed ceiling connecting all levels of the home. Two large bedrooms on the main level feature hardwood flooring and wrap around walls of windows and share a generously sized four piece bathroom that includes a soaker sized tub with Jacuzzi and a glassed in steam shower. The laundry room, also situated on this level, has granite tiled floors and ceramic tiled walls with plenty of cupboard space. A gourmet dream kitchen is equipped with high end appliances including a six burner Dacor gas stove,

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a Sub-Zero fridge and drawers, a wine fridge and built in ovens with warming drawers. A baker’s table and three large granite-topped island workspaces allows plenty of room for the chef in the family to prepare feasts. Upstairs there is a completely self-contained bedroom with three piece bath and its own private terrace in addition to the expansive master bedroom comprising of a sitting room, and a spacious en suite bath and walk-in closet.. The lower level is a walk out, offering access to the patio as well containing a bedroom and an exercise room that share a full bathroom, a recreation/games/lounge room with a stunning

Lower Floor Plan

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corner curved bar and a wood burning fireplace and a storage room. Some of the many other great features are a media sound system, an underground sprinkler system and a barn large enough to accommodate several horses. This home offers its owners all the benefits of country living while being close to the amenities of the city. O ffered At $2,299,000 Lee Edwards | 403-540-0540 w w w.braggcreek realestate.com


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Trendy And Smart Inner-City Calgary

Su i t e 2 1 5 , 3515 17 t h Av e SW , C A LG A R Y

Over the past seven years Sarina Homes has earned a well-deserved reputation in Calgary as a leading Gold Standard Green builder that incorporates uncompromisingly superior styling using a mix of Canadian and European finishing materials and fixtures, Artisan trades and craftsmen that work together to produce trendy, fresh living spaces that Calgary buyers are falling in love with. Extremely popular in the Marda Loop community, an area of the inner city that is centered on 33rd and 34th Avenues SW between Crowchild Trail and 19th Street SW that bisects the neighbourhoods of Bankview, South Calgary, Altadore and Garrison Woods where Sarina has constructed countless single family and semi-detached


homes, they are probably best known for their luxury townhome condominium projects, the Alize and their latest projects, the Kora and the Vala. The idea for these new four plex townhomes was conceived by Sarina home founder Nazim Virani who wanted to take the same qualities they put into the single and semidetached homes that were in the $800,000+ range and create a more affordable option for people who needed the additional space that townhomes offer. The Kora and the Vala offer the choice of two open and spacious floor plan designs, three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms with high end interior finishes that people have come to expect to find in a Sarina built home such as quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, floor to ceiling tiled gas fireplaces and gleaming hardwood floors. Nine foot ceilings, skylights and Sonos wireless sound systems are standard features in these homes. Possible upgrades include master steam shower with polar body jets and heated tiles, basement fireplaces and wet bars. Realtor Akbar Nimji, a Real Estate Advisor with Re/Max, is excited to be a member of the team of exclusive agents for Sarina Homes and although he anticipates many more great Sarina projects in the future, he is captivated by this particular project. “The Kora and the Vala are must see homes for anyone looking for an inner city lifestyle. These homes offer high quality and superior styling at a reasonable price.� Units are also available in Richmond Park/Knob Hill and Killarney . Akbar Nimji | 403-259-4141 | www.nimji.com

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Fabulous

Custom Designed Contemporary Residence

in Houndsfield Heights

1 1 1 5 - 1 5 t h St N . W , C A LG A R Y

“The exterior cladding is a unique application of composite panels combined with a contemporary application of brick masonry. Not only does this home have large, elegant living spaces, it also features an attached 4 car garage, which is extremely rare in the inner city.” - Marvin DeJong A brand new custom contemporary home designed by Dejong Design Associates and built by Newgrowth Fine Homes, is slated to be completed in the fall of 2012. It is located at 1115-15th St N.W. on a rare estate size 50 x 150 lot, in Hounsfield Heights north west Calgary. This is a much sought after area of the inner city that has been built on an escarpment and is popular for its views of downtown to the south and the Rocky Mountains to the west.

walls, walnut floors, gorgeous tile and many custom features all contribute to impressive, sophisticated spaces for living and entertaining.

This stunning home has a brick and composite panel exterior with a plethora of windows to capture natural light and those amazing city views. The interior has been designed by ce de ce inc. - Connie Young Design. Open floor plans throughout the 5,000 square feet of living space, combined with white

On the upper level there are four bedrooms including the master which has a luxurious spa-like ensuite, and a ‘dream come true’ spacious walk in closet. The incredible loft space feels like a penthouse with floor to ceiling windows and could be a home office, studio, entertainment room or exercise room.

A sleek modern kitchen with espresso bar, large hidden butlers’ pantry, high end appliances and great views is both functional and elegant. The main level also includes a dining area, living room and a separate family room or office area.


“To take full advantage of the property, the clients requested a third floor loft so the challenge became to create a space that captured the stunning city and valley views. The creative solution was for the third floor to be dropped onto the middle of the second floor, which not only reduced the structure’s overall height but also broke up the massing.” -Marvin DeJong

The lower level has a flexible space for a nanny suite, a recreation room, gym or media room. A fabulous FOUR car attached garage with infloor heat is another great feature of this soon to be completed family home. This property is in close proximity to downtown, SAIT, U of C, Kensington, the Bow River, Foothills Hospital, Alberta Children’s Hospital as well bike paths, restaurants, shopping and the C-Train. Offered At $ 2,999,900 Joel Semmens | 403-283-4700 | www.joelsemmens.com

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Heritage Living

at Riversong Mansion

Anyone currently looking for a truly rare investment opportunity will definitely want to check out these two distinct vintage style buildings, located on Memorial Drive Northwest directly across from Prince’s Island Park, near the newly constructed Peace Bridge. Situated on a rare parcel with 100 foot frontage, across from the Bow River looking over the City of Calgary, this mansion is actually two apartment buildings built in 1912 and 1913 respectively, which are joined together by an underground tunnel where the housekeeping headquarters and a private custodial suite are located. These charming, south-facing, red brick buildings were cleverly converted into 11 titled condominium units that are presently being used as furnished short-term rentals. Updated wiring in each unit ensures adequate amperage to meet the resident’s electrical needs. A private backyard with multiple gardens and seating areas allows individual space for the occupants.


Each unique suite is exquisitely furnished with immaculate antiques, artwork and accessories acquired from movie sets and world-wide travels. This combination of décor adds charm and allure to these exceptional living quarters. All the self-contained suites feature open concept floor plans and have been equipped with modern amenities without sacrificing the original character of the property. Each suite features a large one bedroom plus a den/second bedroom, a gas fireplace, a claw foot soaker tub and an en-suite washer and dryer. In fact, almost every conceivable convenience has been factored into the conversion of these suites to allow for maximum comfort while maintaining an environmentally friendly atmosphere. The beautiful gourmet kitchens showcase granite countertops, dishwashers and gas ranges. Beautifully polished hardwood and tile cover the floors while contrasting original Douglas fir woodwork frames the windows, archways and baseboards. Eye-catching antique

crystal chandeliers are appropriately distributed throughout the buildings. The suites on the upper levels have balconies, while the lower level units open to private garden area settings. Each unit comes with it’s own private and secured parking stall. Additionally, there is a storage room as well as under-stair storage, a bike room, a garage, a covered porch, and a top floor common deck for everyone to enjoy. One bonus feature is the magnificent view of the cityscape that is especially breathtaking at night. City approval is in place to develop an additional level that makes this deal a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. This unique property certainly holds true to the well known adage, “they don’t build them like they used to”. Offered At $ 8,380,000 Kristine Semrau | 403-542-8507 | www.kristinesemrau.com

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2124 9 AV NW , C A LG A R Y

architectural beauty in briar hill A spectacular architectural creation. Designed and Built by Housebrand, this completely custom residence was built with meticulous thought and unsurpassed quality. Featuring almost 5000 s.f. of living space. American Walnut floors, custom music control systems, gourmet kitchen with the best in appliances (wolf ), a walk-in pantry and an

amazing quartz kitchen Island. Commercial windows and doors, including a moving wall of windows over-looking the sprawling private yard with a built in barbeque, mahogany decking, and multi level terrace. The massive master suite features a private retreat, a huge bath with a tub, and steam shower. Private washer dryer,


and a custom closet that will rival the Mens section at Henry Singer. Two additional bedrooms, including a full media and guest suite on the lower level. A custom mud room area with enough closets for all four seasons. Heated in floor slab, including the garage, driveway and stairs. Located on a Quiet cul de sac with amazing city views, this house is a true gem! Offered at 2,999,900 Akbar Nimji | 403-259-4141 | www.nimji.com

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B e a u t i f u l Modern estate in aspen ridge As you approach this 5841 square foot estate home, the clean, straight lines and modern exterior give it a definite feeling of elegance that the designers have seamlessly carried over to the interior of the home. It’s a great space to entertain and host parties! The two storey front entry has open views of the 2’x2’ imported Italian porcelain tiled main floor living areas and the entire east wall with large picture windows. The living room wall is completely tiled with a sleek linear fireplace and is the focal point of the room while unique pendant type lighting and recessed ceilings in the dining area create an interesting visual. An entertainment size breakfast nook with a custom built granite table and built-in cabinetry is just off the gourmet kitchen that has plenty of workspace and cabinetry as well as top of the line appliances. Continue on to the Butler’s pantry where granite countertops line both sides of the room in addition to the abundance of storage space, drawers and cupboards found there. Other rooms on this level include the office with a 12 foot ceiling and builtin shelving, two half bathrooms of the eight total,

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a mud room with storage and the second washer and dryer. Upstairs you’ll find three spacious bedrooms with full size ensuited bathrooms that feature granite counters and full size soaker tubs in addition to the master bedroom with an impressive ensuite that features a double seat steam shower, a large air jetted soaker tub and double vanity sinks with makeup tower. A massive walk in closet with custom builtins and seating is also part of the master suite. A large, open laundry room with storage is also located on this floor.

The lower level is a walkout with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large recreation room with a fireplace, a wine room, a media room, a cold storage room plus direct access to the three car garage. The entire main floor and basement has radiant in-floor heating for added comfort. This beautifully designed six bedroom home makes a luxurious and comfortable family home. Offered At $2,390,000 Ross Pavl |403-837-8100 | www.RossPAVl.com

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Rare Beauty

on Aspen Ridge Terrace

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Impressive layout and precise finishing are evident throughout this Arts and Crafts styled custombuilt home, backing onto a treed ravine. Boasting over 5,700 sf of living space over three levels of traditionally crafted and elegantly detailed features, this 6 bedroom and 6 bathroom residence is situated on a spacious 60’ x 140’ lot. Unique finishing details and “extras” include: built-in drawers and storage in all closets, custom 8’ solid core interior doors, stained maple cabinetry in the main floor den and crown molding. All three levels have a fireplace with fan to add a cozy touch. The maple jade hardwood floors on the main level meld effortlessly with the stained custom woodwork throughout. The curved elegant staircase flanks the wainscoted natural veneer stone curved feature wall. Offering 1,907 sf of living space, the main floor is home to the grand gourmet kitchen with a unique wenge stained breakfast bar to delight the culinary artist in any family. The nook offers easy access to the massive rear deck overlooking the ravine and the living room is breathtaking with its veneer natural stone surround encasing the fireplace.


Rising up the grand spiral staircase, the stately second floor landing offer access to four bedrooms and 3 baths (two of them ensuites). Comfort and attention to detail abounds in the bathrooms with quartz vanity tops and designer in-floor heated tiles. For added convenience, the bright laundry room is accessible from the master bedroom closet and features a sink, granite tops and marble tiled floors. The 5th and 6th bedrooms and 2 baths in the 1,699 sf basement, are adjacent to the wet bar, as well as the wine, media and exercise rooms. The large exposed concrete patio accessed from the walkout offers a magnificent NE view of the ravine. The spacious attached triple car garage with 12’ ceilings provides the comfort of heated floors, the convenience of floor drains and has direct access to the basement level. From top to bottom, Aspen Ridge Siena exudes elegant quality and ornate details second to none. Offered At $ 2,280,000 Ross Pavl |403-837-8100 | www.RossPAVL.com

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EXECUTIVE FAMILY ESTATE IN ELBOW PARK

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This magnificent estate of approximately 8000 square feet of developed space has been transformed into a showcase home by Suzanne Devonshire Baker and was professionally decorated by Paul Lavoie enhancing its elegance and beauty. The dramatic exterior with its classic traditional style and impressive size generates instant curb appeal. Professionally landscaped, it was a favorite on the House and Garden Tour. This is your ultimate family home! Inside the home you find a huge gourmet kitchen with high end appliances, desk and computer workspace, and an oversized island that offers plenty of room for meal preparation and quick snacks.

Lots of large windows as well as recessed and pendant lighting ensure plenty of lighting options for kitchen work areas. Granite surfaces abound, while glistening Brazilian cherry hardwood adds warmth to the floor. A large conveniently-located family room is located just off the kitchen and is the perfect place to entertain friends and family. Pocket doors separate the kitchen from the family room. Closed, this area has been used to create a ‘bachelor suite’ style living space, with its own bathroom and a separate entrance and so can double as a self-contained nanny/grandmother suite. Almost all of the other rooms on this level of the home also have


Brazilian cherry hardwood floors including the private office/study with its ‘secret door’ and a second family/ media room with an amazing oversized gas fireplace and a wall of windows that allow views of the cityscape. A dining area, living room, a half bathroom and a huge mud room complete the main floor. Upstairs there are five large uniquely-styled bedrooms, including the stunning master bedroom with a spa-like ensuite. A private balcony is accessed from two of the bedrooms. Two other bedrooms share a ‘Jack and Jill’ bathroom. The laundry room is conveniently located upstairs.

The lower level has plenty of space for recreational activities with a large recreation room and a specially designed sport and driving range room for the golfers in the family. Abundant storage is built in. Tucked away on one of the best kept secret streets in Elbow Park, it’s virtually impossible to pass this wonderful family home by without taking a second look. Offered at $4,999,000 Heather Waddell | 403-249-4322 | heatherwaddell.com

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ELBOW PARK Offered at $5,495,000 Custom new built 8100+ sq ft, 4+2 bedroom executive family home with a 4-car garage situated on a 80x120 ft lot on prestigious Riverdale Avenue.

VALLEY RIDGE Offered at $4,800,000 MLS C3466673 Exquisite 7700+ sq ft. Timberframe executive 3+2 bedroom family home with a walk-out situated on 3 private acres.

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ELBOW PARK Offered at $4,295,000 4251+ sq. ft executive family home on the ridge with panoramic valley and city views, 4 bedroom homes offers executive living at its finest, gourmet kitchen, elevator and 3 car garage with walkout lower level.

ELBOW PARK Offered at $2,850,000 MLS C3497344 Spectacular 3463+ sq ft, 4+1 executive family home situated on a 62.5x125 ft lot.

MOUNT ROYAL Offered at $2,795,000 MLS C3509804 Amazing 3300+ sq. ft ultra contemporary 3+1 bedroom executive family home situated on a 50x119 ft lot.

WOODLAND ESTATES Offered at $2,454,000w MLS C3508412 Lovely custom built 7400+ sq ft, 5 bedroom executive family home overlooking a beautiful pond!

The Slopes Offered at $2,395,000 Amazing custom built 2700+ sq ft executive family home with panoramic views of the majestic Rocky Mountains, 3+1 bedrooms with room for a nanny suite & fully developed walk out, situated on a 22,174+ sq ft lot.

MOUNT ROYAL Offered at $2,350,000 MLS C3519187 Recently renovated! Absolutely beautiful 2750+ sq ft, 3+1 bedroom executive family home situated on a 52x160 ft lot.

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BOWNESS Offered at $1,995,000 Stunning 1507+ sq ft, 3+1 bedroom contemporary executive family home situated on 1/2 an acre on the banks of the Bow River.

LAKEVIEW VILLAGE Offered at $1,875,000 MLS C3521575 Beautiful 3224+ sq ft, 4 bedroom executive family home with indoor pool situated on a 82x149 ft lot backing onto Glenmore Park.

SPRINGBANK HILL Offered at $1,850,000 MLS C3506331 Immaculate 4700+ sq ft executive home with 5 bedrooms situated on a 15,000+ sq ft lot.

SPRINGBANK HILL Offered at $1,760,000 MLS C3516889 Custom built 5300+ sq ft, 5 bedroom family home with stunning views of majestic Rocky Mountains.

Scarboro Offered at $1,350,000 MLS C3520251 Completely renovated 2730+ sq ft, 3 bedroom executive family home situated on a 50x125 ft lot.

ERLTON Offered at $1,100,000 MLS C3503618 Amazing 2470+ sq. ft 3 bedroom riverfront executive townhome with attached double car garage.

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ELBOW PARK Offered at $999,000 MLS C3495476 Renovated or build your dream home on this fantastic 51x213 ft lot across from the Elbow River.

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Chinook Park Offered at $849,900 Represented Seller & Buyer MLS C3518999 Stunning family 1772+ sq. ft, 3+2 bedroom family home on a huge 9913+ sq ft pie lot.

ERLTON Offered at $1,595,000 & $795,000 MLS C3500716 & C3518604 Attention Builders! This a fabulous opportunity to built townhouses or single family homes on the banks of the Elbow River with a combined 115+ ft of river frontage in the heart of the city.

Gordon W. Ross Team RECENTLY SOLD RECENTLY SOLD– Represented Seller & BuyerGordon 403-216-1600 Gordon W. Ross Gordon Ross Team Inner City – Offered at $9,000,000 W. W. Ross Team Elbow RideauPark Park––Offered Offeredatat$2,600,000 $4,750,000––Represented RepresentedSeller Seller& Buyer Elbow Park – Offered at $2,400,000 – Represented Buyer Elbow Park – Offered at $2,600,000 – Represented Seller & Buyer Britannia Britannia –– Offered Offered at at $1,375,000 $1,325,000 –– Represented Represented Seller Seller & Buyer Britannia – Offered at $1,325,000 – Represented Seller Sunalta Sunalta –– Offered Offered at at $935,000 $935,000 –– Represented Represented Seller Seller

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