Fresh options for home buyers with quick access to downtown, 17th Ave. & more

The Bankview neighborhood of Calgary has a lot to offer prospective home buyers.

A short commute to downtown. Close to the boutique shops, restaurants, coffee shops and nightlife of 17th Ave. A fresh and active energy. Diverse demographics that include a rising number of young professionals and young families.

It’s an older neighborhood with historic charm, mature trees, wide streets and well-established parks. It is also undergoing a steady renewal with new housing options.

Modern flair, historic charm

Helping to shape the new face of Bankview is the work of architecture and urban design firm Sturgess Architecture, which is contributing to a “new urbanism” bringing a seamless yet distinctly modern flair to the neighborhood.

An example of their work is this new listing at 2110A 18 St. SW (UPDATE - NOW SOLD!). Highlights of the home include its exterior design and a 3rd floor master bedroom with views of downtown. It also features a beautifully finished kitchen, a concrete wrapped fireplace mantle and a unique $6,500 plant wall feature in the dining room area.

Located on one of the most desirable streets in the neighborhood, this home is just around the corner from 17th Ave. while far enough away to offer a quiet escape. It’s also an excellent location for making use of public transportation or quickly accessing major arteries such as Crowchild Trail.

Award-winning architecture

The opportunity to own and live in a home designed by Jeremy Sturgess and his team is one of the clear attractions of this property.

As highlighted in this recent article in the Calgary Herald, Sturgess is an influential locally based architect who has won numerous awards including several from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. As his career winds down to a simpler pace and a shift in focus to Vancouver, the opportunities for Jeremy Sturgess designed homes in Calgary are becoming more limited, representing excellent investment value.

Enjoying the area

Sam’s picks: The area around Bankview offers a wide variety of dining, shopping and entertainment options. For a few examples . . . check out: Cluck N Cleaver (great rotisserie and southern fried chicken); Our Daily Brett (gourmet food shop); The Coup (fresh organic vegetarian); and 1410 World Bier Haus (extensive selection of international brews).

About Sturgess Architecture. Sturgess Architecture is an award-winning Canadian architectural and urban design firm with offices in Calgary and Vancouver. Learn more.

Contact me anytime to learn more about the real estate options in Bankview, surrounding neighborhoods such as Richmond and Altadore, and other great Calgary communities.