Fourteen-storey luxury condo planned along Elbow River
Rendering of The XII residential condo development planned for the Mission district along the Elbow River.
CALGARY - A unique luxury condo development planned for Calgary’s Mission neighbourhood is aiming at making an easy transition from the single-family lifestyle to highrise living.
The XII, a 12-suite, 14-storey landmark, to be built at 304 26th Avenue S.W., along the Elbow River, will feature one home per floor for 10 units and two units consisting of two floors each, the Herald has learned.
Stanley Yasin, managing partner of The XII, said construction of the project is expected to begin next spring with occupancy scheduled for the beginning of 2017.
He said units will range in size from 2,200 square feet to 3,300 square feet with prices ranging from $2.95 million to $5.8 million.
The development will also include a unique underground automated parking system.
“We spent a fair amount of time researching the marketplace and understanding what some of the other luxury buildings were offering and we came to the conclusion that this site best called for what I call a transition between single-family home living and condominium living,” said Yasin.
“By having single-level living we’re able to achieve the privacy and the comforts of a single-family home.”
Yasin said the automated parking system is a way to park cars that is safe, secure and easy. Homeowners will be able to drive their vehicles into the garage, exit the car and walk straight into the lobby, and the car will automatically drop below and essentially park itself. Prior to doing that, it will rotate so that when the car is retrieved it comes back up to the garage facing out.
Yasin said the company’s research indicated there is a strong demand in Calgary for luxury residential product.
“Once we decided that we were going to build a luxury way to live, it became obvious that we needed to create a building that called for that,” he said. “So the design was to achieve that luxury kind of living and the quality of the interiors will be very high. In fact, part of our mantra is to give our purchasers the opportunity to be able to finish the space to their liking, to their comfort.”
Architect Jeremy Sturgess said the features of the building come together to present a structure that is “light years” beyond anything currently available on the market and it will be iconic for many years to come.
“The XII is a jewel of urban elegance and will be a legacy. Residents will be living in some of the best space in Canada,” he said.
“The site is probably the last piece along the river in a set of buildings that had been building over time and creating in particular an important urban edge between the river and the single-family development to the south of the river and kind of downtown and the urban condition that really is sort of between the Elbow River and the Bow River moving northward.”
Sturgess said the site is one of the last key opportunities to do “something remarkable” there.
Other amenities include large storage spaces, high-tech and smart appliances, a full-time concierge in the lobby, digital video security surveillance, emergency backup of critical building systems in the event of power failure, large terraces, high-speed residential elevator with smart individual access control system, individually-restricted floor access, individually-controlled heating and air conditioning, and column-free living.
To customize their home, owners will have private consultations with Sturgess, interior designer Douglas Cridland and travel to Vancouver to meet with the bulthaup kitchens team.
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