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KURMAK BUILDERS

GIVES CONTEMPORARY FACELIFTS TO OLDER VARSITY HOMES By Michelle Hopkins BUILT IN THE 60’S AND 70’S ON A PLATEAU NORTH OF THE

Bow River valley, Varsity offers residents amazing outdoor recreational opportunities, such as Bowmont Park, and also provides many of its residents with fantastic views. When Morgan and Cortney Bint saw a 1976 Craftsmanstyle home in Varsity they knew it would need renovations. The fact that the house was in a sought-after, established neighbourhood sealed the deal for the couple. “The house had great bones. When a friend recommended Frank (Gordon-Cooper), we called him up,” says Cortney. “We were immediately impressed with his honesty, calmness and confidence.” James Lord and his wife Amanda Klesken couldn’t agree more. The couple’s 1960s

bungalow was a maze of small rooms that didn’t function well for their growing family. Like the Bint’s, they loved Varsity - the mature trees that line the streets, the friendly neighbours, good schools and the fact that it’s only 10 minutes from downtown. Problem was that any updated home they looked at in the area wasn’t exactly what they wanted. “Amanda searched on the Internet and found Kurmak Builders. She really liked what she read about them,” says James. “She especially connected with Frank’s (Gordon-Cooper) philosophy. As soon as we spoke to him, we knew he was our man.” Originally, the couple was only going to modernize the kitchen and two bathrooms. However, once they began, they chose to have Frank and his crew take out nearly every wall and gut the home; creating a perfect blank

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