The Kenya model home, by Douglas Homes. Douglas Homes is joining the builder line-up at Ranchers’ Rise at Okotoks Air Ranch.
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It’s a match made in Okotoks for Bordeaux Developments and Douglas Homes.Premier builder Douglas Homes is collaborating with Calgary-based boutique land developer Bordeaux Developments to build five homes in Phase 10 and Phase 11 in Ranchers’ Rise at Okotoks Air Ranch, and it’s a partnership both sides hope will blossom further in the future.Douglas Homes has been in the industry since 1989 and, with current projects in Airdrie and Chestermere, now looks to expand into Okotoks after dabbling with other developments in the community in the past.“We are really excited to be building in Okotoks, and we are looking forward to being able to gain a foothold to be able to have the Douglas Homes brands be known there,” says Douglas Homes sales and marketing manager Doug Whitney, adding a show home is expected to open this spring.The price point for the single-family, detached homes is expected to start in the $500,000 range, and some will be available for quick possession.“We view Okotoks as a long-term opportunity for us. And, we have our sights set on other developments there as well, so this is going to be a good growth opportunity for us,” says Whitney.The project itself features an exclusive collection of single-family and semi-estate homes in the $500,000 to $600,000 and up range, uniquely nestled within the Okotoks Air Ranch, which is Canada’s first private air park community. The northeast area community offers quick access to and from Calgary with views of the Rocky Mountains and three nearby golf courses.“It’s a very upscale neighbourhood, a very upscale development and it’s a great place for us to showcase our skills and abilities,” Whitney adds.Douglas Homes was the perfect builder to complement the project, says Bordeaux Developments vice-president of marketing and communications Ryan Hall.“I think it’s a great fit for us as a community. We were looking for a builder that was well-versed with the community and with a lot of experience,” Hall explains of Douglas Homes. “We had an opportunity come up and they were happy to jump on board and pick up some lots with us.”The feeling is mutual, Whitney says.“We really like the Bordeaux group, we work well with them and we believe that it’s a relationship that we can foster. The developer has done a great job maintaining the integrity of the community.”The project is currently in the 12th phase of 14 with the next phase expected in approximately two years.