ALBERTA

Carraig Ridge, Alberta Is Giving Us Serious Real Estate Envy

02/21/2017 05:48 EST

A new community in Alberta aims to bring the outdoors in.

Carraig Ridge will be a community of 44 households located halfway between Calgary and Banff National Park. Every home will have a panoramic view of the Rocky Mountains, designed “to bring the surrounding landscape into the house," the development's website says.

Five current listings on Sotheby’s range in price from about $1 million to $2.6 million.

“Carraig Ridge was conceived to support the environment, rather than dominate it,” the site says. “Each house will be designed to make the minimum impact on the environment both during construction and once it functions as a home.”

“Carraig Ridge was conceived to support the environment, rather than dominate it."

The entire 650-acre area is owned by oil executive Ian MacGregor, The Globe and Mail reports. He wanted to create a community designed around the land, not just divided into identical lots.

Four architecture firms have worked on the homes: Young Projects of New York City, Saunders Architecture of Norway, Olson Kundig Architects of Seattle, and Cutler Anderson Architecture of Washington state.

Check out the one-of-a-kind community.

  • Sotheby's
    Carriag Ridge is a 650-acre development in Alberta, on land owned by oil executive Ian MacGregor.
  • Sotheby's
    A total of 44 homes will be designed by four architecture firms. The community aims to design homes around the natural landscape that already exists.
  • Sotheby's
    Carraig Ridge is located halfway between Calgary and Banff National Park, in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
  • Sotheby's
    The development's aim is to "to support the environment, rather than dominate it," its website says.
  • Sotheby's
    Houses are listed between $1 million and $2.6 million.
  • Sotheby's
    The area's top amenity is "immediate access to an unspoiled, peaceful landscape," the Carraig Ridge website says.
  • Sotheby's
    Yeah, we'd move here.

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