Mattamy Homes wins Award of Excellence From Canadian Home Builders' Assn. Alberta for its Windwater End townhouse, company's first provincial award since opening Calgary-area operations in 2009
September 19, 2011
(The Calgary Herald)
– Although it's not even three years old in Alberta, Mattamy Homes has taken another giant step in boosting buyer recognition of the company.
The developer and builder of Windsong in Airdrie has been named winner of an Award of Excellence for best townhome or duplex over $325,000.
This is the first time the company has won a provincial housing award since it opened its Calgary-area operations early in 2009 in Airdrie.
During ceremonies Friday in Jasper hosted by the Canadian Home Builders' Association Alberta, the company won for its Windwater End townhouse in Windsong - a model that measures about 1,370 square feet.
In winning its first-ever provincial award, Mattamy Homes was honoured over entries from Rohit Communities of Edmonton and Van Manna Homes of Calgary.
Greg Mills, president of Mattamy Homes' Calgary area operations, says the company has always focused on affordability while remembering value.
The company caters for the most part to first-time and move-down buyers.
"Homeowners get a lot of value in our homes," says, Mills. "Affordability is important, particularly for those just starting out."
The Windwater End model is one of the floor plans in Mattamy Home's Urban Townhome collection, which consists of homes with two-storey, double attached rear garages that has proven popular with buyers.
With seven floor plans to choose from, Urban Townhomes are priced from $244,900 - and with no condo fees.
The Windwater show home, which opened this summer, has a foyer that opens to the great room - part of a spacious floor plan that carries through to the dining room behind the front coat closet.
Maple hardwood floors are used throughout the main living areas of the home.
The dining room opens to the U-shaped kitchen, with a tall eating ledge along the adjacent wall.
The kitchen has unique cream, tan and caramel swirl tile on the floors, complementing the warm stain on the Mission-style cupboards and the cream quartz countertops.
A tall set of stacked cupboards has pullout shelves inside.
The stove, fridge, dishwasher and microwave/hood fan are stainless steel.
Down two steps, a door leads to the double garage. Carpeted steps lead to the basement, with the laundry room at the bottom.
The room contains a washer and dryer, along with a sink and cabinets.
There is also space in the lower level to add another bedroom, bathroom or additional storage.
On the upper floor, the loft is open to the staircase and hall, with a half-wall and some painted, square spindles under the railing.
The area is spacious, with a fireplace and double french doors that lead to a large deck out back.
A built-in cabinet finished with the same material as the kitchen cupboards sits in the hall leading to the bedrooms.
It is central and ideal for laundry.
The second bedroom has a built-in desk with cupboards above it.
The master is at the front of the home - a generoussized room large enough for a dresser, bed, decorative table and chair.
It has three good-sized windows to keep the area bright and inviting.
The ensuite has a large shower with a combination of glass and tiles, and an extra set of cupboards are built into one wall.
To date, Windsong in Airdrie has generated 540 sales of single-and multi-family homes - with the Urban Townhomes accounting for 120 of them.
Last December, Mattamy Homes was named winner of an Avid Award for the best overall customer experience in the province.
Mattamy still has plenty of work to do at Windsong. There are about 2,500 lots on the south Airdrie property.
"Mattamy will remain in Airdrie for many years and our future Windsong phases will continue to include multi-family product," says Mills. results. The WindF1 song sales centre is located at 907 Windsong Dr. in Airdrie.
It is open from 1 to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Fridays, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends and holidays.
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