In February, when 23-year-old Nico Pasquotti received the news that he would be signing with Calgary’s newly formed pro soccer team, Calgary Cavalry Football Club, he was elated.A few days after learning he’d be playing midfield and forward positions, wearing jersey No. 17, he was heading north on Highway 2 from his home in Lethbridge, to begin a new life and a new career in Calgary.One of Pasquotti’s first priorities was to find a home that would mesh with his comprehensive game and practice schedule. With ample away-games slated, a lock-and-leave type of lifestyle was top-of-mind. The home also had to be well-designed and attractive, fit into his budget and be well located close to both the soccer practice facility close to the intersection of Glenmore Trail and Stoney Trail in the southeast and the new soccer stadium slated for Spruce Meadows.And, although he was staying in interim team housing in McKenzie Towne, quick possession was a must.“It was more or less about finding a place quickly, but I also didn’t want to sacrifice budget or design,” says Pasquotti, who has solid experience in his father’s Lethbridge-based home building business, basically growing up under his dad’s drafting table.He also enjoys woodworking and handcrafting furniture.So for Pasquotti, who has a college degree in architectural technology, renting wasn’t an option.“I wanted to be smart with my money and make an investment, rather than paying rent,” he says.He’d spent the last three summers in Calgary training, so he had a good idea of the city’s layout and amenities. He toured several new communities in Calgary’s southeast and southwest quadrants, finding the perfect home within a matter of days in Rohit Communities’ designer apartments in Seton.In March, he purchasing the Verde, a one-bedroom and den, 635-square-foot home on the second floor of the first building of the project.“Seton is such a great location — it’s close for me to get onto Stoney and to get to Lethbridge. Plus it has everything you need as far as groceries and shopping,” says PasquottiRohit’s collection of apartments are spread over two contemporary four-storey wood-frame buildings, close to Seton’s urban village and the new YMCA.Designed by NORR Architects, the collection of one- and two-bedroom homes range from 540 to 942 square feet, with cement sound attenuation between floors, large windows and ample outdoor terraces. Each home comes with either an underground or surface parking stall.“There is also a large outdoor barbecue area with soft seating and hang out area. Plus, the surrounding amenities far exceed anything we would be able to put in the building. Owners can walk to the movie theatre, grocery store, restaurants and all of the retail; it’s all right here,” says Ashley Buchanan, area sales manager for Rohit Communities in Seton.Buyers can choose from six designer curated interiors, including Boho Chic, New Nordic, Timeless Traditional, Contemporary Classic, Glass Tower and Green Living.“They are very different from the typical colour packages,” says Buchanan. “In our interior choices everything changes — the light fixtures, the door profiles, the trim colours. One of our packages features brass elements, another matte black and chrome. All have a strong design influence and they are quite varied.”Pasquotti chose the Boho Chic finish, a stylish eclectic mix of materials from antique gold and brass hardware to wire-brushed, hand-sculpted oak flooring, juxtaposed with white walls and on-trend blue cabinetry.Two new designer show suites recently opened, showcasing the Contemporary Classic and the Glass Tower designer look, while sales for Building 2 launched at the end of April.Pasquotti will be moving into his new home in early summer in time to kick off the soccer season and is looking forward to hand-crafting some wood furniture in the off season, in particular a long Tuscan-style dining room table.“I have strong Italian heritage and food is a really big thing. That’s one of the nice things about my home — the design flows — it’s good for entertaining and for convenience,” he says.THE DETAILSDEVELOPMENT: Rohit Communities’ designer apartments and townhomes in Seton, a collection of one-and-two-bedroom apartment-style condominiums spread over two buildings, along with 160 townhomes.DEVELOPER: Rohit CommunitiesCOMMUNITY: Seton in Calgary’s southeast.PRICE: Apartment-style condominium homes start in the $160,000s, not including GST.SHOW HOMES: The show suites and presentation centre are located at 4200 Seton Dr. S.E. The hours are Monday through Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m., and weekends and holidays from noon to 5 p.m. They are closed on Fridays.INFORMATION: http://www.rohitcommunities.com.