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Downsizing to Seton bungalow brings joy and convenience

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After almost three years of considering a move to a smaller home, Maria and Larry Smith took the plunge, purchasing a bungalow by Trico Homes in the southeast community of Seton.

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“When our daughter got married and moved out in 2019, that’s when we really started to think seriously about it,” recalls Larry Smith.

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For the past 14 years, they’d been in living in Calgary’s Evergreen community in a large, five-bedroom, 4,100-square-foot, two-storey home. But as retired empty nesters, the home had become too big for them. They wanted something low-maintenance with few or no stairs, a place close to nature and amenities and most importantly of all, their new home had to be within walking distance of their daughter, son-in-law and new grandchild, who had settled in Seton, a master-planned community by Brookfield Residential.

“We didn’t even consider any other communities,” says Larry Smith. “We wanted a new community, a new build home and it had to be a bungalow. And we wanted all of the daily services that we would require within walking distance.”

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In addition to having family close by, Seton’s walkability was a big lure. It was an attribute that they found lacking in Evergreen. Maria prefers to walk — she’s not a big fan of driving — and the idea of being able to walk for groceries, and to all of the amenities in Seton’s urban village was very appealing.

Voted BILD Calgary’s Best Community of the Year two years in a row, Seton features 234 hectares (577 acres) of natural spaces, ponds, water features, connected pathways, lively streets and a variety of home designs. It’s located beside Seton Urban District, a 365-acre mixed-use development with Calgary’s largest YMCA, the South Health Campus and hospital and scores of restaurants, grocery stores and shops.

After checking out all of the bungalow offerings in Seton and touring the show homes, the couple chose Trico Homes’ Wynwood model, a 1,227-square-foot bungalow with 14-foot vaulted ceilings throughout the kitchen and great room. The flexible floor plan allowed for a main floor office or a secondary bedroom, a fact that really appealed to the Smiths.

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“We picked Trico because it had options. We really wanted to have our computer on the main floor, and we’re not bath people. So, we eliminated the bath tub in the master ensuite, reduced the size of the master walk-in closet and created an office,” says Larry. The couple also finished the basement with a large recreational space, a bathroom and two secondary bedrooms, giving them another 977 square feet of living space.

“It’s just so light and bright,” says Maria Smith, who loves to bake, adding that the kitchen is one of her favourite spaces. “We found with Trico that their standard finishes were really high, so we didn’t have to do a lot of upgrading.”

A walk-in pantry and plenty of cupboard space are some of the features she appreciates.

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And now, the couple, who took possession in March, can just walk out the door and stroll through nature and through the urban amenities.

“On Saturday, it was a beautiful day and we’d spent the day walking through the trails and around the pond by our home and it was quite late in the afternoon and we hadn’t taken anything out for dinner. So, we just walked to one of the restaurants. It was fantastic. It’s just so easy to live here,” says Maria.

George Safdary, area sales manager for Trico Homes in Seton, says that the Smith’s experience seems to be the norm for buyers in Seton. “Community-wise, Seton is tremendous value. It’s very connected. Most buyers are actually sold on the community first and then they fall in love with the house.”

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He says that 90 per cent of the time bungalow buyers are downsizers and “they are coming from all over — Ontario, B.C. — the demand has been crazy. People want to be surround by everything and within walking distance.”

With the release of Seton’s newest phase, Safdary notes that buyers will now have access to pond amenity lots. “These are the first amenity lots in Seton — they are walkout lots, backing onto the pond with southern exposures, western exposures and corner lots. There are definitely lots of options.”

Larry and Maria are excited for the new Homeowners’ Association to open sometime in the next two years — construction is slated to begin in 2023. The 13,000-square-foot lifestyle facility and surrounding 2.5-hectare (six-acre) park will offer sport courts, tennis courts, hockey rinks, gardens, splash park and entertainment spaces.

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“It’s just a block and a half from our home. We’re really looking forward to it,” says Larry.

THE DETAILS

BUILDER: Trico Homes

COMMUNITY: Seton

DEVELOPER: Brookfield Residential

HOME: The Wynwood, a 1,227-square-foot bungalow with 14-foot vaulted ceilings throughout the kitchen and great room. The flexible floor plan allows for a main floor office or a secondary bedroom. Basement development offers an addition 977 square feet of living space with two additional bedrooms and a full bathroom. Elevations include craftsman, contemporary craftsman, urban, and West Coast contemporary.

PRICE: The Wynwood model in the community of Seton starts in the low $600,000s, including GST.

SHOW HOME: Trico’s Wynwood show home is available for viewing in two communities: D’Arcy in Okotoks and Precedence in Cochrane. Trico Homes’ sales centre in Seton is located at 182 and 188 Seton Heath S.E.  It is open Mondays to Thursdays from 2 to 8 p.m. and weekends and holidays from noon to 5 p.m. It’s closed Fridays.

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