Edmonton Luxury Landscapes: More than Curb Appeal

Mon, 23 Jun by The Paranych Team

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Among the luxury homes in Edmonton, owners are coming up with creative ways to plan and use their outdoor spaces. Many have already created spaces that are refined, luxurious and harmonious with their lifestyles. Having a space that complements the look and feel of a luxury home is important, but new trends suggest that there is more at play when it comes to making the right decisions for your outdoor spaces.

1. Outdoor Design Brings Value

It might be alarming to hear that many people still think that designing and creating an outdoor living space means arranging some trees and shrubs and picking up a patio set from a furniture designer or department store. With Edmonton’s short summers (and harsh winters), taking the time and resources to build a luxury outdoor space might seem, well,  extreme. But a well designed outdoor area can add considerable value to a property. Some estimate that as much as 20% of the overall value can be added to your home, with a 100-200% recovery value when you sell your property. Very few home improvements generate those high returns.

2. Outdoor Landscaping Brings Harmony

I’ve seen my share of grand designs, and they can be dramatic at first glance. But it gets awkward when visitors and guests realize that the space lacks harmony. One of the most easily overlooked details of luxury outdoor design is also one of the most obvious when it’s done incorrectly. Professionals help to plan out the placement of softscape (trees, shrubs, grasses) and hardscape (walls, water features, sculptures and walkways) to best balance the harmony of the area and the activity of homeowners and guests.

3. Outdoor Spaces Should be Versatile

One of the advantages of planning an outdoor living space is that you get ot ask the difficult questions right up front.

“How can I get use of my outdoor space in October or November, when we know that there will be snow on the ground?”

“What activities do I want to be able to perform while entertaining? Do I want to cook while still being able to attend to my swimming guests?”

A seasoned landscape planning professional will look at these questions, not as constraints, but as possibilities. Ultimately, the activities that you plan for you and your guests is critical in determining what will end up where.

Before anyone begins landscaping or even planning their outdoor space, I suggest that they think about what it is that they want to do with their outdoor space, and how they want to use it. The great thing about building an outdoor living space is that it has a very good chance of returning value, so take the time and energy required to make it exactly how you want it.

If you’re looking for a luxury home in Edmonton, or you are looking to sell your luxury home, get in touch. I’d love to have a conversation.

How Much Can $1 Million Get You In Canadian The Luxury Condo Market?

Tue, 27 May by The Paranych Team

Edmonton Luxury Condos: Get More For Less!

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Courtesy of: Buzz Buzz Home

Edmonton’s weather isn’t the only thing heating up! The Luxury real estate market has been on an upward trend since the better half of last year. Whether its large estate homes, or exclusive luxury condos in Downtown Edmonton, the demand is there and our market is responding to it. But not everyone who can buy a million dollar property, has taken the step towards luxury homeownership— especially when it comes to Edmonton’s luxury condos. If you’re still on the fence about entering the luxury real estate market, you will be happy to know you can get a lot for a cool 1 million. In fact you can get more in Edmonton than you would in almost any other major Canadian city!

BuzzBuzz Home compared 14 different cities across the country to see how much a $1 million new condo budget could get a buyer. The results are astonishing and let me tell you folks, the numbers don’t lie. Edmonton came in second to Quebec City at a 3773 square foot condo for $1 million. That works out to about $318.74 per square foot! It’s certainly a lot more than you’ll get in Vancouver— where a million dollars gets you a 1539 square foot condo.

For example: this 2 storey high rise Downtown Edmonton luxury condo overlooks the North Saskatchewan River and Victoria Park Golf Course. At over 2,200 square feet, its asking price is $989,000. A million dollars may not get you much in other places, but in Edmonton’s luxury real estate market it can get you the perfect pace to call home.

Are you looking to buy or sell luxury real estate in the Capital City? Look no further than Paranych Luxury! Rob Halabi.

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