Avenue offers luxury in Calgary’s West End

Discerning condo buyers who are looking for a cut above the rest are choosing Avenue for its luxury interiors, stunning views of the Bow River, downtown and mountains, but most importantly, its prized location in Calgary’s prominent and established West End.

Being built in partnership by Grosvenor Americas and Cressey Development Corporation, Avenue is a twin-tower project at 5th Avenue and 10th Street SW, with construction nearing completion on the 192-suite east tower.

For Avenue, these two experienced developers focused on creating a world-class residence with impressive contemporary features and finishes.

“We have had an overwhelmingly positive response to Avenue; we’re over 75 per cent sold in the first tower,” says Robert Duteau, senior vice-president of Development at Grosvenor Americas. “Our homeowners are excited to move into their new homes, as possessions will commence in the upcoming months, and are eager to utilize all of the upgrades that come standard at Avenue, including a hotel-inspired grand lobby, solid walnut suite entry doors, and Calgary’s first-ever CresseyKitchen.”

 

“One of the biggest draws for our homeowners is the superior location,” Duteau says. “Avenue’s location within the mature West End riverside community offers two different living experiences. There is an unmistakable urban feel to the area, given its closeness to the nightlife, wine bars and trendy boutiques of Kensington and the downtown core,” he says, noting that the C-Train is two blocks away and access to the Plus15 is within short walking distance.

“Yet the area also has a distinctly residential feel. With direct access to the Bow River pathway system and close proximity to the greenery of Prince’s Island Park, you can find serenity while still enjoying big city life.”

With architectural design by James Cheng and interiors by Scott Trepp, Avenue presents a new standard of design and luxury, with extensive use of glass on the exterior and elegant interiors with exceptional finishings such as real hardwood, wide-plank flooring throughout the main living areas, over-height ceilings, porcelain tile, marble countertops and impressive terraces.

Topping the outstanding interior features is the CresseyKitchen – a revolutionary walk-through design that creates a larger kitchen and a highly efficient workspace that is stylish, yet functional. It features a sleek chef’s wall of integrated appliances (five-burner gas cooktop, 48-inch refrigerator, microwave, wall oven and dishwasher), a pantry wall and ample storage.

Avenue also offers terrific amenities, such as a state-of-the-art fitness facility, a concierge, hallway garbage chutes, a dog-washing station, and secured parking stalls and storage lockers included with each suite.

Suites in Avenue range from approximately 600 to 2,300 sq. ft. with one-bedroom, one-bedroom-and-den, two-bedroom and executive penthouse suites. Prices start at $374,900. There are also street-level, two-storey townhomes designed to emphasize the feeling of neighbourhood, with private terraces and a front door on 5th Avenue.

“At Avenue, we are noticing a trend of young professionals beginning to purchase real estate with the help of their parents,” Duteau says. “Avenue appeals to first-time buyers, but we also have many move-up buyers and downsizers looking for a larger square footage without having to sacrifice the time to maintain the exterior of a large property; Avenue’s townhomes are of great interest to these demographics.

“Calgary remains a very affordable alternative, and in this context, the Alberta Advantage is still very much alive and well,” he notes. “Whether they’re a first-time buyer, investor or a move-up buyer, more people are recognizing that now is a very good time to buy.”

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