Sam and Loranne Boguslavsky live in a large home on a ridge in Springbank. Their kids have long moved out, and the house is extremely quiet and under-used. It has them thinking about their next chapter.
For the couple, who are local developers and owners of Sable Group of Companies, their future involves a little less work and a little more time exploring vineyards in Italy. While travelling is exciting, maintaining their home while abroad is not. Family and friendships make Calgary home for the Boguslavskys, so leaving permanently isn’t a consideration. But it is time to downsize.
Downsizing without sacrifice
The couple’s downsizing needs are simple: lock and leave, built with quality, have spectacular views, and still have enough space for family gatherings, without sacrificing parking or storage.
Ultimately, they have landed on a 3300-square-foot condo residence with 160 feet of floor-to-ceiling glass spanning three elevations, with completely unobstructed views of the river and downtown skyline — something that didn’t previously exist in Calgary.
Not everyone works in development and can design their dream bungalow in the sky, but that is exactly what the Boguslavskys did, and they’ve created that same opportunity for 49 other Calgarian families with the Kenten.
Located in the coveted Kensington area, the Kenten presale opportunities allow homeowners to select their desired footprint, views, and design. Pricing starts at $1 million, and units average 2000 square feet at $2.5 million, with 70 per cent of the project having beautiful river views.
Relationships are so important, and the developers have designated over 8,000 square feet of amenities to foster community in The Kenten, including 4000 square feet of prime real estate overlooking the river.
Each prospective buyer will have the opportunity to meet the Boguslavskys, a rare thing to be able to connect and build trust with a developer directly. Most importantly, buyers are encouraged to voice their needs, as The Kenten team is prepared to listen and address them.
A little skeptical of condo living, the Boguslavskys did a trial run and moved into a smaller 1,100 square foot Kensington unit early in 2022. The result, they absolutely love it and spend up to 6 days a week in the condo, and their lifestyle has changed dramatically from Springbank. Specifically, they bike more, walk everywhere, and explore Kensington cuisine in the evenings.
As one of the most vibrant communities in Calgary, Kensington is a community that supports local entrepreneurs. The Kenten buyers are thrilled to reinvest into the city that has blessed so many of them.
Creating something new
Sable has been a niche Calgary developer for 25 years, with Kensington being the corporate headquarters for 22 of those years. The time has come to rejuvenate the existing asset, and the Boguslavskys wanted to do something special and respectful for the community they call home. The site of the Kenten is extremely rare, and from Sable’s perspective, Calgary deserves to have more spectacular real estate offerings like in other major Canadian cities.
And now it does. For more information or to book a private appointment, visit thekenten.ca.
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