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Edgewater Estates is getting a makeover.
The former gated community that is part of Leduc’s Southfork subdivision retains its estate focus but going forward Edgewater’s 61 lots will be exclusive to Jayman Built. Previously, buyers had the option of choosing from a select number of builders.
“Edgewater is a special little gem in Southfork,” said Sameer Remtulla, senior development manager, Tamani Communities, Southfork’s overall developer. “As part of Jayman’s 40th anniversary, they are taking on a bigger role here.”
Designed with a park in the centre of this enclave, the idea is to create an area that feels exclusive but at the same time keeps it open and connected to the rest of Southfork.
Buyer interest is strong, said Remtulla, with demand from Southfork homeowners looking to move up in the housing market, buyers from Edmonton, and is attracting people living on acreages but looking to downsize. Tamani took over development of Southfork back in 2008; it was brought to market earlier by Walton, which was responsible for the first two phases.
To celebrate its blueprint of turning Edgewater Estates into a master-planned development, Jayman kicked off the late summer launch with the rollout of new show homes, including the 40th anniversary edition of its Sapphire model.
“It was one of our top-selling models but we stopped making it 10 years ago,” says Jayman president and COO Dave Desormeaux. “Bungalows fell out of favour for a while, but now people want a single-level home. The bungalow is back.”
And is it ever. The anniversary edition of the Sapphire is a definite showstopper that embraces a contemporary design.
Just off the entry is a lounge — with seating for four that happens to be social distanced — perfect for entertaining or drinks.
Done in white and shades of gold, the room evokes a Rat Pack or Frank Sinatra-era feel but with a modern twist.
Walk through the lounge towards the open-to-below kitchen and dining spaces and your eyes will likely dart in the opposite direction to the 560-square-foot feature wall of polished stone and the curved staircase to the lower level. But kitchen itself — another swatch of white — is impressive with a long island, top-of-the-line features, and sparkles with a ceramic glass reflective subway tile backsplash.
The main level also includes the master, a reasonably sized ensuite that feels more spacious due to mirrors that reach the ceiling, and an integrated toilet and bidet — in its own separated space. Open the door to the room and the toilet seat rises automatically; there’s also a remote for the unit.
The walkout level includes two more bedrooms, a space that can be used as a second lounge, an additional entertaining zone, and a bar and wine cellar.
“This house has a high-end sophisticated contemporary vibe,” said Joel Stewart, Jayman’s design manager, adding the attention to detail throughout means buyers are getting a home they will really fall in love with.
This version of the Sapphire comes in at 1,538 square feet with an additional 1,469 square feet on the lower level. Pricing for the Sapphire ranges from $600,000 to $1 million depending on the configuration and features selected.
Unveiling the Sapphire in Edgewater Estates also means buyers will get more value for their dollar, added Desormeaux.
“We’re finding now that people want to get out of higher density (living),” said Desormeaux, noting Leduc is only a short drive from Edmonton. “In Edgewater you can get more home on larger lots and at a much better price point than in Edmonton proper.”
Tamani expects Edgewater Estates could be fully built out within two years.
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