Calgary area: Verve Showhome in Hillcrest

With its award-winning design, modern style and array of fabulous standard features, it’s no wonder the Verve showhome in Hillcrest in Airdrie has become so popular with buyers that many are duplicating it.

Crafted by Shane Homes, the 1,453-sq.-ft. Verve is a hit with buyers because it presents “a livable design that makes efficient use of space, and it’s great for families and entertaining,” says Area Manager Jamie Ivey. “The designers did a tremendous job, and I have a lot of buyers who come into the showhome and say, ‘Wow, I love it and I want my home to have the same design.’

“They love the deluxe kitchen in the Verve with its expansive island, corner pantry and window over the sink so they can watch their kids play in the backyard,” Ivey says. “They also like the spacious front living room with its three large windows, the great standard features such as the granite countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms and the fact that we can customize the floorplan to suit their needs.”

He notes that an added benefit to the design is the stairs are positioned to the side, which provides an open space in the basement that can be developed, but also allows for a private side entrance that would be ideal for buyers who are looking to build basement suites. “It’s ideal for parents with an adult child living at home, a brother and sister sharing the home or a multi-generational family.”

The Verve, a two-storey laned home, is highlighted by a large welcoming front veranda. The showhome opens to a semi-private entry that gives plenty of room to greet guests and people appreciate the nine-ft. ceilings and laminate flooring on the main floor.

The entry is open to the inviting living room and adjacent to it is an impressive central dining room brightened by a large window. A niche tucked inside the staircase provides room for a hall table, bench or an optional IT centre.

The rear kitchen is highlighted by an expansive granite-topped island featuring a wine rack and storage cabinet on the end. The island offers plenty of space for food preparation and bar seating making it ideal for entertaining. The kitchen also features stainless steel appliances and an additional counter space across from the island – perfect for mixing drinks or a coffee bar. Off the kitchen is the rear entry and a private half-bath.

Upstairs, the owners’ suite is made nice and bright with multiple windows to let in plenty of natural light, with enough space to accommodate king-sized furniture. Owners will appreciate having an ample sized walk-in closet and an inviting ensuite with an oversized walk-in shower.

Two generous sized secondary bedrooms, a main full bath and a laundry closet with washer and dryer complete the upstairs.

Along with the Verve, Shane Homes also has the 1,564-sq.-ft. Galiano showhome in Hillcrest, and will be moving into new showhomes early in the New Year. For more information, visit the showhomes at 125 and 121 Hillcrest Ave. S.W., Airdrie, Monday to Thursday, 2 to 8 p.m., and weekends and holidays, noon to 5 p.m., call 403.536.2316 or visit


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