Calgary New Home + Condo Guide – January 7, 2022

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ZEN Sequel

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2022 HOME DESIGN TRENDS by PEPPER RODRIGUEZ

Making the most of available space has always been the point of home designs and balancing the needs of practicality and style have always been key. Now more than ever, homebuilders are stressing the importance of the innovative use of space as the pandemic lockdowns create new needs for homeowners. If the past year has taught us anything about homebuilding, it’s that the homebuyers have new expectations of their private spaces. Working from home increased the need for flex spaces, not only in single-family homes where they are expected, but in the multi-family sector as well. Townhomes, duplex models, laned homes, and front-drive models have seen some of the most innovative designs not only in the inventive use of space, but in the increase of sustainability features as well. AVALON MASTER BUILDER

The developers of the popular ZEN townhome series have laid out some amazing new floorplans for 2022, but a key component of their designs remains to be increasing energy efficiency. Avalon is continuing to apply Net Zero and Net Zero Ready methods in 18  New Home + Condo Guide  |  Jan. 7–Feb. 4, 2022

their building designs and construction process, says Marni Chenier, Marketing and Communications lead at Avalon. “This past year we built a Net Zero Demonstration Home in Cranston which allowed us to test innovative technologies and features and work them into our building processes in the Net Zero (multi-unit residential buildings) we’re building at ZEN Sequel, in Seton,” she says. Seton, the southeast community by Brookfield Residential, has been selling well for Avalon. “In 2022, we’ll begin construction on our third townhome development in Seton: ZEN Abrio. It will have 76 unique townhomes including two- and threebedroom plans as well as two-storey City Homes, which have been a consistent best-seller.” ZEN Abrio will have under-drive garages that more buyers are requesting. “ZEN Abrio will include underdrive units, combining our functional floorplans with the attached garages that many first-time home buyers desire and right-sizers require for comfort and accessibility.” Go to avalonmasterbuilder.com to register.