Trumpeter by Big Lake is calling: dream home next to nature

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Big Lake, Horseshoe Lake and over 34 acres of environmental reserve complete this new community by Anthem United.

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There was no fanfare of trumpets when they bought their dream home, but given its location, there might have been.

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Scott and Karen Bushie thought they had found their dream home years ago in Spruce Grove. But it turned out that was not the case.

This time, and completely by chance, they found this special place in northwest Edmonton.

“We actually found it by accident,” Scott said of the Trumpeter by Big Lake neighborhood where they would eventually build. “We lived in Spruce Grove and were driving on a Sunday. We found Hawks Ridge, which is down the street, and then there was a little dirt road that said Trumpeter and we said, ‘oh, let’s have a look.’ ”

Intrigued by the Jayman Built show home in Trumpeter, the couple found what they were looking for – the new house search ended there, although it would be around a year later before the time was right to do so. not.

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« We loved the way it looked, people are always nice here and we got the corner lot we asked for, so we’re very pleased, » Scott said.

Scott and Karen purchased the two-story Taylor model from Jayman, similar to the new Taylor 22, which Jayman describes as a large home for a growing family, with an open-plan main floor, pantry, living room bonus and a laundry room upstairs.

The Bushies’ version is approximately 1,820 square feet with three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. While the customization of the new build was key – their Spruce Grove home was a spec model that didn’t allow for much change – the Taylor’s ground floor layout also spoke to them. Meanwhile, Scott the cook got his gas stove and Karen was thrilled with the custom-built walk-in closet in the master suite – both were must-haves on their new home checklist.

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« It was just the fact that we could custom build it – whatever we wanted – within our budget and we never thought we could get a house like this within our budget, » said Karen.

Being on a corner lot, they took advantage and modified an exterior wall to bring in more light. This wall, next to the staircase inside, now has three windows.

“I asked the engineers if we could manage to put three windows on the staircase (wall),” Scott explained. « It was the first time it was done at design and they allowed me to do it. They redesigned this wall so they could give me the windows I requested. They brought potential buyers near our house during its construction to show them, as if we had become the norm for a while.

Inside, that extra sunlight shines on their contemporary coastal design scheme. The home, Karen said, is contemporary with dark gray cabinetry, marble countertops and backsplashes, light gray walls, and pops of blue for accent.

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The house is equipped with solar panels and smart home features, including Amazon Alexa, now standard on Jayman’s new builds.

Outside, the couple’s fur babies, Alaska, an 11-year-old Siberian husky, and Polar, a nine-month-old white pomsky, love the larger backyard, which is part of why they wanted a corner lot .

Easy access to nearby Lois Hole Centennial Provincial Park, Big Lake and proximity to other parts of the city also factored into their decision to choose Trumpeter.

And this time, they say it’s their dream home, calling both the home and the neighborhood perfect for them.

« It’s a beautiful place to live, » Karen said. « It’s really living in the city on the edge of the countryside. »

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Surrounded by nature, Trumpeter by Big Lake is inspired by the area’s natural setting.

« With Big Lake, Horseshoe Lake and over 34 acres of environmental reserve, Trumpeter offers direct access to spectacular natural amenities, » said Cody Price, chief marketing officer of Anthem United, the developer of Trumpeter.

“Trumpeter was the first residential development in the Big Lake area and connects residents to Lois Hole Centennial Provincial Park, several golf courses and the Enjoy Center, as well as extensive amenities in St. Albert and Edmonton.

The community also contains extensive environmental initiatives, including a system of small wetlands, swales and bioretention features.

“Wildlife corridors have been developed to help facilitate the movement of animals between natural habitats and residential traffic areas, ensuring the safety of wildlife and residences,” said Scott Reistad, director of development for Anthem.

Anthem has partnered with three builders. Jayman builds townhouses, lanes, and homes with garages. Pacesetter Homes offers hallway and garage homes, just like Anthem.

Prices start at around $400,000 for townhouses, mid-$400,000 for townhouses, and around $500,000 for homes with garages.

Four new show homes are set to open on September 24 along Trumpeter Way.

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