Saturday, February 07, 2009

New House Construction

If you have driven by the townsite at all in the last year, you know there has been a flurry of new house construction, almost exclusively concentrated on Mountview Drive down by the Crandell Lodge.

For those that haven't been to Waterton in a while here are the images.

The new house about 4 down from the Crandell. A decent design. While I could be wrong, the dormers seem to be framed merely for cosmetics.

The Remmington's new place. A very nice design that works with the Park's stringent square footage restriction. Let's be thankful people aren't pushing more of those ugly A framed styles to get more volume while keeping the footprint small.

The log home adjacent to the Crandell. I can't say I am a fan of most log homes unless they are in a thick lodgepole forest. At least they kept some large trees on the lot.

There are still quite a few other houses for sale. Nothing seems to be moving. I guess the real estate boom is still bottoming out. I know in Lethbridge things are still quite overpriced. It was just a matter of time till real estate here finally settled into with the perpetuity of dual income families - its not what things are worth, its what people can pay.


At 2/07/2009 08:36:00 AM , Blogger sigob said...

There is also a book written a couple of years ago on the history of each of the houses in the Park. It is nice to grab that rapidly expiring history down in paper. I also imagine it being very popular with the vacationers who appreciate the depth of character it provides their homes. For example, who knew my neighbors $535,000 house was made from discarded wooden milk crates!

At 4/11/2009 01:33:00 PM , Blogger Kendra said...

We just went to Canmore for a week. THat place is crazy. I cant believe how many HUGE houses there are there.

At 4/30/2009 06:17:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice picture of my cabin

At 5/01/2009 10:06:00 PM , Anonymous Brad Remington said...

The horizontal straps on the Remington cabin is called "rain screen" construction. This will be covered by siding and real rock. Thanks for the nice comments. Several years went into the planing and architecture specific to Waterton. Brad Remington


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