Finding a home that suits your needs and offers room for your family to grow isn’t impossible after all.
Your home is an escape from the stresses of the outside world. It’s intended to be a serene space where you and your family can recharge and connect — so shouldn’t its design reflect that?
Brookfield Residential, a notable Calgary developer and home builder that’s been part of the city for over 60 years, is introducing a new community that does exactly that. Built just outside of the Seton Urban District, Artesia at Heritage Pointe offers a calm, revitalizing place to call home in the midst of a bustling urban centre.
“Artesia offers a great balance of suburban living — quiet and serene, yet you’re just seven minutes away from virtually every convenience in Seton,” says Justin Castelino, Marketing Manager at Brookfield Residential. The community features spacious, refreshingly modern homes with ample space for families to grow and play. With an eye on emulating these elements in our own homes, we’re taking a few cues from Artesia on how to incorporate design-forward features into family-friendly spaces.
Open-concept living spaces
“We wanted to create an open concept living area that not only feels spacious and airy, but also allows for ample room to entertain and spend time with loved ones,” says Castelino.
The idea of an open-concept home is appealing, especially for those who favour a more modern look to their home — but styling such a blank-slate space can be tricky. Artesia incorporates design elements that help to maintain the flow of the space, like smart dividing walls, area rugs and strategically-placed couches and armchairs. The result is a living space that encourages conversation and drawn-out dinners, without being cut off from the family cook.
Tall ceilings and windows
Homes that have plenty of natural light create both comfortable and awe-inspiring living spaces. The high ceilings and towering windows of Artesia’s homes feel luxurious and, as a result, the interior seems as spacious as the exterior. Plus, the windows allow dwellers to take full advantage of the views of the surrounding 137 acres of community lands dedicated to open space and trails. With little in the way to obstruct the sight line, this feature promises a seamless transition from indoor to outdoor activities.
Bold colours and patterns are used sparingly in Artesia’s homes, allowing classic finishes to come to life alongside toned-down shades like beige and cream. Organic materials like stone and wood are used throughout in places like kitchen backsplashes and flooring, which allow complementary elements like the stainless-steel appliances or antique hardware to really shine.
Serene and sustainable
In keeping with their mission to create homes for the modern family, Artesia not only incorporates features that promote serenity — like cool marble and deep-soaking bathtubs — but does so with sustainability in mind.
“It’s vitally important that we create a community that’s progressive in design,” says Castelino.
Artesia homes have been built with the environment in mind, meaning the ventilation, waste management and water conservation practices are energy-efficient. One of the most unique features about the community is a state-of-the-art water conservation system, where a system of bioswales collects naturally occurring water, filters it through natural processes and then irrigates all the common areas and home sites — saving the treatment of approximately 60 million litres of water annually. The environmental impact of both the houses and their day-to-day functions is impressively low, meaning you and your family can rest easy and settle in for the long-term.
Flex spaces for creative use
Whether it’s an office, a gym or a play area you need, flex spaces ensure you have room for it all. These rooms provide the freedom for multi-purpose usage, catered to your own preferences and needs. Thoughtful touches like glass doors allow rooms to flow into one another, giving families more room to play and connect.
With smart, modern design and abundant space to grow, Artesia’s homes prove that you really can have it all. Don’t sacrifice good design in the name of family suitability and longevity; instead, aim higher by seeking a family-oriented community that’s tailor-made for your lifestyle.