Often people ranging from young professionals to empty nesters have to move away from their longtime neighbourhood to find a condo that suits their needs.
Cathy Burgess of Century 21 Carrie.com, sales representative for Murano Gardens of Linden Woods (Phase 2), says a central location and buyer-friendly sales policy eliminate the feelings of dislocation and stress that come with having to move into a new home.
"Nothing here is an upgrade," she says. "What you see is what you get. That includes finishes such as luxury vinyl plank flooring, quartz countertops, modern thermofoil cabinets, full-height tile backsplashes and stainless steel appliances. When we give you a price, that’s it. There are no surprises."
Those standard finishes are backed up by a build quality that’s second-to-none and a livable layout that starts in the expansive foyer and extends into each and every suite.
An eye-catching exterior comprised of terraneo acrylic stucco, cultured stone and low-maintenance metal panels prefaces a generous foyer that branches off into bright, extra-wide hallways that feature a staggered suite design that reduces noise transference.
Buyers can then choose the suite that best meets their needs and budget, says Burgess.
"Prices range from $234,400 to $426,400," she says. "One bedroom suites come with one bedroom and one bath, while larger suites come with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, or two bedrooms plus a den and two bathrooms. One-bedroom suites come with indoor parking; two-bedroom and two-bedroom plus den suites come with heated indoor parking."
While each suite varies in size, square footages range from 733 sq. ft. (one-bedroom Genoa) to 1,415 sq. ft. (two-bedroom plus den Verona), they all share one key characteristic: a high level of livability.
Thanks to an open-concept design with nine-foot ceiling, main living areas are spacious and free-flowing.
Large windows plus an eight-foot patio door let in tons of natural light, while finishes — a luxury vinyl plank floor, off-white quartz countertops, two-tone white-taupe thermofoil cabinets and white subway tile backsplash — are modern yet warm.
"I love the layout of the display suite," says Burgess of the 1,252-sq.-ft. Florence, which is priced at $379,900. "The peninsula kitchen is spacious and beautifully finished, well-appointed, and the dining room, which is set next to the eight-foot patio door, can seat six to eight guests comfortably. There’s plenty of space in the living room, too."
Meanwhile, the bedrooms are laid out in a convenient, common-sense fashion.
A den was placed in the centre of the suite, with a roomy second bedroom (with walk-in closet) next to it. The right half of the suite is then completed by a big second bathroom and laundry/storage room.
The master suite was then placed on the opposite side of the suite in its own private corner. At 11 feet by 13 feet, it’s big, bright and very well-appointed.
"A huge window lets in lots of natural light while a tray ceiling adds to the feeling of space," she says. "There’s also a huge walk-in closet that leads into a three-piece ensuite with white vanity with quartz counter top, four-foot walk-in shower with two seats and a nook that can be used for storage, or for a make-up table."
Add in features such as electric forced air heating and cooling, one-and-a-half-inch gypcrete floors between units, energy-efficient tri-pane windows, huge balconies, plus amenities such as a well-equipped gym, common room in the adjacent building and outdoor patio with barbecue area, and Murano Gardens of Linden Woods Phase 2 offers incredible value, says Burgess.
"You’re close to shopping on Taylor Avenue and Kenaston Boulevard in a well-built, centrally located area that’s close to everything. Suites are quiet, beautifully finished and are a pleasure to live in," she says. "All you need to do is choose the suite that works best for you, and move into your modern luxury home. It’s that simple."
Builder: The Kothari Group
Project: Murano Gardens of Linden Woods, Phase Two
Address: 1048 Wilkes Ave., Linden Woods
Style: Apartment-style condominiums
Size: 733 sq. ft. to 1,415 sq. ft.
Bedrooms: one, two & two plus den
Bathrooms: one or two
Price: $234,400 to $384,900
Contact: Cathy or Nikki Burgess, Century 21 Carrie.com, 204-963-1044