When finding a new home, we’re taught that location, location, location should be your mantra. But geographic location doesn’t just help ensure a wise monetary investment, it can also impact your social bank account. Community worked with our client, a busy young professional, to find a home that was a perfect fit for her life, not just her portfolio.
Beyond the property’s strikingly modern curb appeal, how the community felt to our client was not to be underestimated. Riverdale has an indescribable allure to it. City of Edmonton Councillor, Scott McKeen, may have said it best when he said, “Flowered in summer or powdered in snow, (Riverdale) is a place of retreat and relief, activism and belief.” And he’s right. Tucked below the hustle and bustle of Edmonton’s City Centre, residents are able to connect with nature right outside their door. It’s this intangible quality that catapulted this property from house, to home, for our client.
The infill duplex, built in 2014 by Beaverbrook Communities (beaverbrook.ca) and designed by DesignTwo Group (designtwogroup.com), checked all the boxes (tangible and otherwise) for our client. The 1676 sq. ft, 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom duplex was finished so superbly, even the property inspector noted it as being one of the top two properties they’d inspected in their career. The open floor plan helped convince our buyer that “duplex” need not be a dirty word, and when done right, this format of home could offer all the benefits of a detached single family home with a budget-friendly price point. With a west facing backyard and double garage, this home demonstrates that compromises are few when the right property comes along.
When asked what she loves best, our client had this to say, “I love the mix of old and new and the fact that even though it’s a community with history, new development is revitalizing the area. It’s so nice to be close to the downtown core and still feel like I live in a community.”
That’s redefining history is all the right ways.