Casa Verona

Posted November 15, 2013 by Susan M. Boyce (Vancouver New Condo Guide)

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When it comes to quality, I can often be what you’d call ‘particular.’ Okay, my friends call me something a little more colourful than that, but I’ll admit to being a tad fussy.

So stepping into the first showhome here at Casa Verona immediately brings a sigh of satisfaction. It just feels… well, it feels good.No question in my mind, these homes fit the criteria of quality and beauty all rolled up into one. 
 
Sophisticated Design
The design is a stylish interpretation of the contemporary great room concept but clearly pays homage to a longstanding tradition of elegant appointments. Nine-foot ceilings are highlighted with luxurious crown mouldings; cabinetry is accented with ergonomically comfy handles and pulls that have a pleasing angular aesthetic and a ‘touch me’ brushed
pewter finish; flooring is a rich, warm woodlook laminate. In the ensuite, I discover a distinct Mediterranean ambiance — tumbled marble backsplash and tiles that remind me

Casa Verona is all about creating flexible spaces to fit people’s lifestyle not attempting to make their lifestyle fit around a space.Bernice Goddard

of a sundrenched piazza somewhere in Italy. I half expect to hear someone burst into an operatic aria.

But it’s the interconnectivity of the floor plan I find most engaging. The entire space is open yet subtly defined by staggered walls filled with windows, a carefully placed column, and an open eating bar. Sales representative Bernice Goddard points out another neat detail I’d have missed — a covered electrical in the ceiling above what’s shown here as a casual seating area extending out from the living room. “If you wanted to, you could set this up as a breakfast nook,” she says, adding Casa Verona is all about creating flexible spaces to fit people’s lifestyle not attempting to make their lifestyle fit around a space.

Savour the Good Life
As we head up to the fourth floor — Bernice is eager to show me the views many of these homes will enjoy —
we chat about the surrounding community. Walking distance to shopping, an astonishing array of restaurants, schools, parks, and the ever-popular Cascades Casino, this part of Langley still has the tranquility of a quiet, well established neighbourhood. “The trees are so mature here,” she says. “And you always see people out on the street walking or chatting with friends.” Bernice opens the door to a corner suite and there, spread out in front, is Mount Baker shimmering in the afternoon sunshine. “Oh yes,” is all she says when I suggest sunrises and sunsets would be spectacular from this vantage point.

With construction going on around us, here I can also see an extra bit of peace of mind that will eventually be hidden away — 2×6 construction. No wonder there’s such a sense of solidity and strength to these homes. Take that from someone who’s been called ‘outrageously picky’ on more than one occasion. Casa Verona offers a total of 32 condominium
residences in four distinctive floor plans ranging from 805 to 1,225 square feet. Prices start at $225,900, and occupancy is on schedule for spring 2009. The Casa Verona presentation centre and display suites are open 1:00pm to 5:00 pm daily except Friday at 202 – 53A Avenue in Langley. Watch for their grand opening on October 18th.


For more information call 778-278-0022,or you can visit on the web anytime at www.casaverona.ca.

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