Estate homes in Crestmont View offer stunning views of the river valley, aspen forests and the mountains. Courtesy Qualico Communities

Crestmont View, the new extension to the established community of Crestmont on Calgary’s western edge, offers beautiful views, lots of wide-open space and all the benefits of living in the city.

“This is an estate community and then some,” said Cheryl Heilman, marketing director with Qualico Communities, the developer behind the project. “It’s both the east and west Artist’s View by today’s standards – it’s a really customizable and elite community.”

Crestmont View offers three collections to choose from – the Valley View, the Meadow and the Woodland Collection. Buyers can select an acreage lot based on the landscape that inspires them.

“The Meadows faces west, the Woodlands are nestled into the woods abutting Artist’s View, and the Valley View is tucked into the river valley or sits atop the ridge,” said Heilman.

Lot sizes range from a quarter acre to 1.65 acres, with most hovering around one acre. All feature uninterrupted views of the river valley, the Rocky Mountains and the aspen forest.

“This is an estate community and then some.” – Cheryl Heilman, Qualico Communities marketing director

One of the defining characteristics of the development is that it is still within city limits.

“The kids can stay in sports leagues within the City of Calgary’s system, not having to be part of Springbank’s school or sport system,” said Heilman. “It is really the last chance to have an acreage in the city.”

Plus, Crestmont View is located close to all the necessary amenities. It’s an easy commute to the downtown core and only 45 minutes from the Rocky Mountains.

The luxury custom homebuilder group for the development is comprised of Calbridge Homes and Augusta Fine Homes.

Michelle Jakeman, director of sales and marketing with Calbridge Homes, says the homebuilder is “very excited and proud to be part of Crestmont View.”

Wendee Bishop, marketing manager and creative director with Augusta Fine Homes, agrees. “We are thrilled to participate in building on the last-of-their-kind acreage estate lots in the city of Calgary,” she said.

Although there are modest architectural controls in place, the sky is the limit when it comes to home designs.

“If someone wants to build a wine cellar built for 2,000 bottles, and the perfect humidity control, they can,” said Heilman. “If they have been dreaming of building a complete spa with an indoor swimming pool, that is a possibility.”

Both Augusta Fine Homes and Calbridge Homes unveiled new showhomes in Crestmont View this month.