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For Chris and Steph McIntyre, downsizing into a tiny home was more about lifestyle than space. So while I was shopping for his home in 2019, his Westman Village resort-style community in mahogany, developed and built by Jayman Built, caught my attention.
The leisure center-style amenities, opportunities for social connection with like-minded people, and a maintenance-free lifestyle appealed. After I did, I wasn’t ready to live in a high-rise condominium.
However, while researching Westman Village, we found the mahogany Hopewell Residential community very walkable and appreciated the lake lifestyle, so we purchased a bungalow villa there. Although it was the right choice at the time, Chris and Steph felt it lacked the sense of community that was the appealing aspect of Westman Village.
“Chris is retired and I will be retiring in 2023. We are both active. We love golfing, walking and being outdoors,” says Steph. “We had real estate in Arizona, and we love the idea of living in an area with like-minded people.”
They’re on Jayman’s mailing list, so they were one of the first to hear about the builder’s new resort-style project next door to Westman Village.
The attached home reverts to a gorgeously landscaped green space with a meandering creek and gathering around a fire pit and pergola designed for residents to gather in a holiday atmosphere.
вЂњIt still lives in the vacation home, but it gives us outdoor space, and as my daughter says, we have a great communal backyard,вЂќ says Steph.
McIntyres chose the Benjamin floor plan, a 1,375-square-foot corner unit priced from the $820,000 range. Featuring a main floor master suite, an open concept kitchen/dining/great room and a beautiful east facing back deck. The couple liked that orientation because they like to spend their mornings outside, says Chris.
“We had a choice between the flex room or the mud room outside the garage. We chose the mud room because we have three grandchildren. , and anyone can drop their stuff,” Steph says.
They developed a basement with two office/guest rooms and a room for a TV and fitness equipment.
I moved in in July 2022 and became friends with my neighbors.
“The park isn’t finished yet, but when it’s done, it’s going to be really cool,” says Chris. “It’s very similar to our place in Arizona, but it’s Calgary style instead of Phoenix style. The concept here is that we’re all hanging out together, like-minded people.”
Like Westman Village, the Mahogany Lake Stream concept is centered around the idea that vacations don’t have to end, says Jordan Dace, Jayman’s sales manager.
“No worries, no stress. Views of sparkling waters, plenty of activities to do if you want to. It’s the rhythmic pulse of ‘resort life,'” he says.
There are four park-facing villa models starting at $630,000, offering 1,161 to 1,402 square feet of main floor space and Jayman’s Lakefront Reflection Estate condominiums. 2,053 square feet.
“Each villa bungalow includes core performance, from solar panels to tankless hot water heaters, two-stage high-efficiency furnaces, heat-recovery ventilators, triple-glazed windows, foundation wraps, and more,” says D’Haese. say.
“Our homeowners can expect annual utility savings with these inclusions. Smart home technology solutions included.”
Mahogany is a seasonal lake community with over 21 acres of beach area, two private beach clubs, plus skating, hockey and ice fishing in the winter. Nearby retail outlets are in Westman Village, including Chairman’s Steakhouse and Alvin’s Jazz Club.
The villa’s showhome is set to open this fall, and Reflection’s condos can be seen in Westman Village. According to D’Haese, there are a limited number of homes you can own quickly.
Developer: Hopewell Residential
builder: jayman built
development: mahogany lake stream
House: From 1,161 sq ft bungalows to 1,705 sq ft luxury real estate condos
price: $630,000 to $1.8 million.
information: The Presentation Center is located at 188 Mahogany Gardens SE in Westman Village or visit Jayman.com.