Pioneered by George Cantalini, president of Beaverbrook Developments, his vision of something unique and memorable has earned the trust of homeowners. making it's indelible mark on Edmonton.
Bold in it's scale and breadth of offerings, Upper Windermere is ideal for those seeking a more fulfilling lifestyle. "In this year's 2012 Awards of Excellence in Housing, we were the winnders of Best Subdivbision for Upper Windermere," states Salima Kheraj, senior project manager of Upper Windermere.
When one first thinks of this community, it's family leisure centre often comes to mind. "The concept was to create a private facility for residents to enjoy and have ownership," states Kheraj. Residents take pleasure in the leisure centre's variety of family-oriented activities, including the outdoor heated swimming pool, change room facilities, tennis and basketball courts, outdoor skating rink with players boxes, and childrens playground with beautifully landscaped areas. Hosting their own web page and Wi-fi at the facility, activities can be monitored from the home. Also offering swimming lessons, yoga and boot camps, the centre is evolving to meet the needs of the community.
"What sets Upper Windermere apart is it's proximity to the river valley and nearby amenities. It's well-connected pathways explore the outdoors and intersect the neighbourhood with pedestrian trails that span from the rivery valley to commercial areas," explains Salima Kheraj.
Residing along the gently flowing east bank of the North Saskatchewan River, just west of 170th street, it's immediate access to Anthony Henday Drive provies easy exposure to all the city has to offer, and next door, the draw of Currents of Windermere offers major box stores, restaurants, retail and daily convenienves that are only minutes away.
"We also have two man-made water features, which contribute a great deal to this pedestrian friendly communitty," continues Kheraj. "Our interpretation of a master planned community hosts interconnectivity with houses arranged around features for maximized viewscapes. "
Potential homebuyers can choose from a selection of different housing styles that are offered by some of Edmonton's most renowned homebuilders.
The exclusive estate division features sixy to seventy five foot lots located near the storm pond on the north side, and this summer they released similar lots on the west side adjacent to Windermere Ridge. Builders show homes that include such reputable names as Ace Lange Homes, Homes by Managen, Carriage Signature Homes, and Sunny Valley Homes exhibit an attractive blend of architectural styles starting from $1,000,000.
Purchasers now have an executive bungalow option in Upper Windermere with Dolce Vita Homes building duplexes north of the storm pond that host walkout features starting from 1,700 square feet, providing turnkey conveniences for empty nesters and those looking to downsize. Homes by Managen also presents a similar sized bungalow-style, low maintenance option along the walking trail with triple car garages, finished basements, and rear acovered patio from the $875's.
Premiere homes cluster around the south storm pond and leisure centre and provide forty to fifty foot wide lots with show homes featuring options from the $600's.
Not to be outdone, Windermere Ridge sits on the west side of the community next to the rivery valley with exclusive and luxurious residences that offer flexible architectural guidelines. Hosting its own masontry wall, signage and gatehouse amidst lush landscaping, this division is home to some of Edmonton's most prestigious residences.
Equipped with a new slogan, "Edmonton's Designer Address,' it speaks to the community- what it is and how it has evolved. Upper Windermere's coveted appeal is largely a direct result of architecutal codes that protect home value while allowing enough flexibility to personalize exteriors. Appealing commmunity features include historic street lamps, wide boulevards, and substantial brick and stonework detailing for cohesive visual appeal.
"We are now in our last phase of our development with many new show homes that demonstrate our amazing quality standards and creativity," says Kheraj. "Now is the time to take a look as Upper Windermere is nearly complete."
*Article from Best Home Fall 2012