Encore offers a ready-made lifestyle
October 09, 2020
The southwest has always been the preferred sector for building family homes, but it is not exactly the most affordable. Enter: Encore West Grove Estates - now more homebuyers will be able to enjoy the life that so many have already found in this one-of-a-kind neighbourhood.
Sales start in October at Encore West Grove Estates, the latest in Bri-mor Development’s string of successful communities in West Calgary, and signs are very encouraging that the renowned developer has another hit in its hands.
“Feedback has been great so far,” says Bri-mor Developments Managing Director, Aleem Dhanani. “West Calgary, and West Grove Estates in particular, is an aspirational area and by using a more efficient layout of our lots we have been able to create an even greater value proposition for homeowners, without sacrificing the size of home or lifestyle value.”
Encore is the continuation of Bri-mor’s successful West Grove Estates development that also includes The Rise at West Grove Estates. These communities just off 85th St. and Bow Trail have become the standard for a balanced lifestyle in the southwest with their offerings of upscale homes in an amenity-rich setting. Encore West Grove Estates brings affordability to the mix.
“West Grove Estates and the Rise at West Grove Estates were both well received by the market and, to respond to this demand, we have now released 64 lots as part of Encore West Grove Estates,” Dhanani says.
“We anticipate similar success in Encore as the market has been indicating that there is a lot of demand for quality efficient homes in this neighbourhood. With the success of West Grove Estates and The Rise, a homeowner at Encore will join a fully built out community with over seven acres of greenspace, as well as access to family and lifestyle amenities within a few minutes’ drive away,” he adds.
These include at least nine private and charter schools in the immediate area along with 12 public schools; the Westside Recreation Centre, soccer fields and numerous other sports facilities; and a mere two-minute drive to access over 250,000 square-feet of retail amenities along the 85th Street corridor.
Residents in The Rise and West Grove Estates know first-hand the lifestyle benefits of living here brings, and response was instantaneous when word went out that pre-sales are starting at Encore.
Kesa and Darren, current Rise residents, say they couldn’t be more happier with their decision to build here.
“We have a growing family and wanted to be in a community that was family-oriented with great schools. It’s rare that you can find a new development in such a great location within the city. We like the greenspace and that there are pathways within the community connecting neighbouring areas. Having groceries and schools right in the community is wonderful!”
Dhanani says potential homeowners have already registered to have first picks at the lots upon commencing the sales program in October.
Cedarglen Homes is the exclusive builder in Encore West Grove Estates. The award-winning builder has been building in The Rise West Grove Estates since 2017 and they are eager to continue the partnership with Bri-mor in Encore.
Cedarglen President Howard Tse says they are excited to build on their success at The Rise and continue to offer an opportunity to build in West Calgary at a great price point. “In the past few years, we have welcomed over 100 different families into their new homes here, and it is officially time to open the next chapter.”
Cedarglen is offering some of their best-selling models, including bungalows and three-storey homes, on 32 and 34-foot wide lots.
“Encore offers the market something that the southwest has never seen,” says Kimberley Holstein, area manager for Cedarglen Homes in Encore. “Smarter, more efficient homes at an unbelievably affordable price.”
With a starting price of $650,000 including GST, there is nowhere in West Calgary that a family can enjoy the benefits of a new community, estate inspired architectural controls and incredible amenities as soon as they move in, Dhanani says.
“A key strength of West Grove Estates has been its strict architectural controls which help maintain and preserve value,” Dhanani says. “We have worked to maintain the same inspiration as the previous phases. With Encore we have approved two new home styles allowing for homeowners to express themselves through modern styling while still tying visually to the estate architectural components in West Grove Estates and the Rise.”
Home designs are squarely focused to reflect “the family” unit, Dhanani points out. Homes are designed to create a fully functional lifestyle and can cater to the needs of children, parents, grandparents, extended family and friends. And this is Cedarglen’s specialty.
The new Cedarglen Homes show home at The Rise reflect these sensibilities. The three-story double garage home The Huxley 3ST 26 is made for comfort and style in equal measure. It has three bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths, and the unique third storey loft provides an innovative lifestyle space that can be used to accommodate more space for family or home office requirements.
Holstein says the loft provides flexibility in the home design. “It can be used as a home office, a lifestyle room, or for your teenage kid’s private space.” She adds that lots in The Encore will be able to accommodate many of Cedarglen’s single-family models which includes their three-storey homes.
Visit the show home at 7124 11 Ave. S.W. to learn more of what Cedarglen Homes has to offer at Encore West Grove Estates.