Laurel Crossing Intersects Home Design and Nearby Amenities


“This will be our forever home,” say new owners of a Parkwood Master Builder home.

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Location, location, location.

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This age-old real estate adage is exactly what came into play for Mohammad Chowdhuri and his wife Rifat Hossain when they decided to build new buildings in southeast Edmonton.

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Hailing from South Asia—both immigrants to Canada, first coming here as students—they chose Laurel Crossing, in large part, because of its location.

Looking for a new home because they had outgrown their south side townhouse, Laurel Crossing offered them the right location, three times as much: it’s a community with great access to grocery stores and restaurants Asians, it’s a community with solid public transit options and, just as important, it was a place that offered them the opportunity to design a home to their taste and style.

“We wanted to find a bigger place as our son was growing up and he needed more space,” Chowdhuri said, adding that they wanted to build new ones as it gave them flexibility in choosing floor plans, colors and design schemes. “We looked around and found that Laurel Crossing is the neighborhood that has many amenities that weren’t available in other neighborhoods where new homes might be built. For example, we wanted to build in the south of the city, (with) public transport to go downtown, a (reasonable) time to go downtown, access to the new LRT (Valley Line Southeast ), close proximity to the Millwoods area as most South Asian shops and facilities are nearby…and access to Anthony Henday Drive.

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Once they settled in Laurel Crossing, they chose Parkwood Master Builder – one of seven builders in the community – and chose the Alexandria model.

The Alexandria, said Parkwood Regional Sales Manager Ron Torrella, is Parkwood’s most popular plan.

It is a 2,295 square foot two-story home with four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, and a bonus room upstairs. The ground floor includes a boudoir and two kitchens: a main kitchen and a spice kitchen.

“When they saw the plan, they loved the plan,” Torrella said. “This house is really very popular with this culture. When we created this plan, we were able to achieve exactly what they were looking for, and it’s very reasonable and competitively priced.

The model comes in two versions. A smaller Alexandria 24 comes in at 2,151 square feet with similar specs including four bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, both kitchens and a den. Its price starts at $651,000. The full-size Alexandria starts at $695,000.

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“We looked at many builders,” Chowdhuri said. “Their show home was a very good representation of the model we built.”

The couple liked the fact that when they saw the show home, they could get a good idea of ​​what the house looks like without being overwhelmed by the upgrades to the show home. They realized that even without upgrades, the model they chose offered them excellent value and functionality.

“Most of my clients do some editing,” Torrella said. “With Parkwood, you can make changes.”

Chowdhuri and Hossain — which they purchased in mid-2020 and took possession in May 2021 — removed the spice kitchen, expanded the half-bathroom and den, turning the space into a multipurpose room that could serve as a guest suite on the ground floor.

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They also liked the fact that the home’s foyer offers only a limited view of the rest of the ground floor.

“If we go into the house, there should be some privacy,” Chowdhuri said.

The couple said moving into their home was a dream come true.

“We are very happy and very excited to have finally succeeded,” they said. “This will be our forever home.”

Laurel, Aster

It has been at least a decade since Parkwood began selling homes in Laurel Crossing.

Currently building single-family homes with attached garage homes in the front – including versions without a lot line – Parkwood said there is still strong interest in the community.

“Laurel Crossing, we are currently in the final stages of full development for a major neighborhood,” Torrella said. “We are currently building at Stage 26A and Stage 26B, and then we have new batches that just came out at Stage 27. These are the last two stages, or phases, that developer Qualico is working on. TO DO. Soon this neighborhood will be done or completed.

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For those looking in this area, Qualico Communities brought Aster nearby across 17th Street NW Laurel Crossing is a little closer to Anthony Henday and a hint further to 23rd Avenue NW With Aster, c It’s the other way around, as it’s closer to 23rd Avenue while being a little further from Henday.

Both communities, however, are close to the Meadows Community Recreation Center, schools, including a new grade 10-12 high school due for completion by 2024, and a plethora of grocery options, catering and retail.

Aster, Torrella added, is still new and in its infancy and has space allocated for the development of a future primary school.

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