9 Ways to Enjoy Summer at (and near) Spring Lake Ranch

 

Summer is upon us, and there is no better time to soak up living in a community where nature is on your doorstep.

While every season at SLR offers something special in the way of activities, by the time June rolls around, we are ready to take advantage of the warm sun, cold lake, and long, beautiful days.

If you’re looking to live in a community where you and your family can enjoy the outdoors close to home, look no further! Here, we share 9 of our favourite summer activities at SLR and the surrounding area.

  1. Canoeing and Paddle Boarding on Spring Lake

Our residents LOVE getting out on the water and taking in the tranquil scenery in a canoe or paddle board. It’s an amazing way to start or end the day! There are no motorized boats on Spring Lake, so the experience allows for quiet reflection, a chance to listen to and watch the abundant bird life, and simply spend time reflecting, either solo or with family members. Kids have so much fun seeing their community from the vantage point of the lake, and learning how to launch, paddle, and steer.

2. Fishing for Rainbow Trout

Did you know that Spring Lake is stocked with rainbow trout? It doesn’t get more peaceful than passing time with a fishing rod and the calm waters of a spring-fed lake. And with our homes’ open-concept kitchen/dining areas leading onto gorgeous spacious decks, you have the perfect set up for grilling the day’s catch.

Speaking of decks…

3. Relaxing on the Deck (and Enjoying the View)

Whether your home feature views of Spring Lake, Loon Lake, the Meadow or the Ravine, time spent on the deck offers a chance to unwind and appreciate your little piece of paradise. In the summer, you can watch the setting sun on a warm evening and hear nothing but the call of the frogs (and perhaps the sizzling of your fresh fish on the grill)!

The best way to follow up a deck session? Your backyard campfire. S’mores and stories around the fire don’t have to be reserved for camping trips. Our residents enjoy this pastime on their very own properties.

4. Growing a Garden

With a 1/2 acre property, your yard offers plenty of room for growing veggies, flowers, or a mix of both. Seeing the blooming gardens throughout the community each year is so inspiring, with a wonderful variety of colours and scents. And kids are natural gardeners — they love choosing seeds, planting them, and then seeing their project come to life! It’s a bit of magic that the whole family can enjoy together.

5. Picnics at the Beach

The Village of Spring Lake features a lovely private beach that is ideal for afternoon picnics and a swim. (Seasonal passes — June to October — for the beach are $150 + GST for residents.) Launch your canoe, play with your kids at the playground, or simply spread a blanket out and enjoy the sand and sun.

6. Exploring Lake and Ravine Trails

SLR is so lush in the summertime! Our native tree and plant species feature every shade of green you can imagine. Taking a walk along our Ravine or Lake trail is a daily pleasure for many of our residents, some of whom are also avid bird watchers. We are proud to provide nesting boxes for native birds throughout the community, and love spotting everything from goldfinches to owls to blue herons.

7. Farmer’s Markets in Stony Plain and Carvel

At SLR we are lucky to be within 10 minutes of two excellent Farmer’s Markets — the Stony Plain Farmer’s Market (10 minutes east) and the Carvel Station Farmer’s Market (10 minutes west).

Stony Plain’s market runs April to end of December every Saturday, 9-1. With 70 + vendors, it offers a range of fresh food products and artisanal crafts. We always find treasures here, and the atmosphere is fun and friendly.

Carvel Station Market runs Thursday evenings, 5-8. With a “Make/Bake/Grow’ theme, the 25+ vendors feature everything from handmade cutting boards to fresh loaves of bread to ripe tomatoes. A rotating range of food trucks and bouncy castle for the kids make this market an awesome Thursday night tradition.

8. Chickakoo Lake Recreation Area

Hikers, cyclists and horseback riders visit Chickakoo to explore the beauty along its 14 kms of trails. The lake is stocked with trout and the area is also home to a wide variety of bird species. Just a 15 minute drive from SLR, Chickakoo is a gorgeous spot to spend a summer afternoon.

9. Golf at Cougar Creek Golf Resort (+ 3 other Nearby Courses!)

Championship-length golf course Cougar Creek is located just 15 minutes east of SLR, giving our golf-loving residents an excellent opportunity to play their favourite sport on a pro course close to home. A short drive north of Stony Plain in the Glory Hills is executive par 3 course Duffy’s Challenge. And both Stony Plain and Spruce Grove feature local golf courses: the 18-hole Stony Plain Golf Course and The Links at Spruce Grove.

We invite you to visit Spring Lake Ranch this summer to see the community in all its green + sunny glory. Book your visit (which includes a Home + Lot tour!) with Sarah Corker at 1.888.867.1055 or scorker@springlakeranch.ca.

And be sure to follow us on facebook here and instagram @springlakeranch for updates!

Happy summer, everyone.

Save the Date: SLR’s HOME + LOT HOP, Sat, June 10th, 12-4 pm!

Searching for your future home?

Join us on Saturday, June 10th from 12-4 pm for SLR’s HOME + LOT HOP!

* View 4 Beautiful Homes For Sale ~ all by Wilcor Homes

* Tour 7 Lots For Sale…and get a sneak peek of 15 PHASE 4 Lots prior to their public release

* Enjoy refreshments

* Walk the Lake + Ravine Trails ~ a great activity for the whole family!

There is no better opportunity to see first-hand the craftsmanship of our homes and the beauty of the community. If you have ever considered making SLR your future home, this is a MUST-ATTEND event!

(Know someone on the home hunt? We invite you to share these event details!)

Get ready to view these GORGEOUS Homes FOR SALE:

The MEADOWVIEW ~ 5 Bdrm Bungalow

*Open-Plan Living + Dining

*Great Room with 11’ Ceilings + Large Windows
*Gourmet Kitchen + Walk Through Pantry

*Walkout with 3 Bdrms, 1 Bath + Rec Room
*Large Spa-Style Ensuite
*Spacious Main-Floor Laundry
*Abundance of Closets
*Oversized 3-Car Garage
*Wrap Around Covered Deck
*Heated Floors
*Built In Speakers both inside + outside
*Fully Landscaped
*Asphalt Driveway

The TAMARACK ~ 4 Bdrm Bungalow 

*Open concept  kitchen, dining + great room with large windows, fireplace + 11 ft ceilings
*Chef-style kitchen features custom cabinetry, large granite island, tile backsplash + designer lighting
* 2 Bdrms on main floor, 2 Bdrms in Finished Daylight Basement + 3 Bthrms
*Master suite with double sinks, soaker tub + walk in shower with glass door
*Large recreation room, giving you total of *3000 plus sq ft of finished home
*Oversized triple garage
*Stunning curb appeal, with James Hardie exterior siding in Mountain Sage

$629,900

View on MLS here

The TIMBER HAVEN ~ 3 Bdrm Two-Storey Home

  • 2348 Sq. ft Two-Storey with 3 Bdrms, 2.5 Bath + Front Den 
  • Solid Douglas fir Timber Frame with pine ceiling 
  • Gourmet Kitchen with Butler’s Pantry, Travertine Backsplash + Eating Island
  • Spa-style En suite with Clawfoot Tub + Walk-in Glass Shower
  • Dark-Stained Solid Cherry Cabinets
  • Exotic Granite, Wide-Plank Walnut Hardwood + European Tile
  • Glass + Ebony Handrails
  • Electrolux Appliances + Kohler Plumbing Fixtures
  • 3-car Garage + Covered Patio
  • Walkout 

$849,900 

The LAKEWOOD ~ 4 Bdrm Bungalow (Move-in Ready Fall 2017)

*1649 sq. ft. Bungalow with 2 Bdrms on the main floor + 2 more downstairs
*3 Bathrooms
*Daylight Basement with Huge Recreation Room + Bar
*Open-Plan Living + Infinity Dining Room surrounded by windows
*Gourmet Kitchen
*Great Room Features 11’Ceilings, Fireplace + Large Windows overlooking Loon Lake
*Spa-Style En suite
*Main-Floor Laundry + Large Mudroom
*Oversized 3-Car Garage

$679,900

PLUS: View 7 Lots FOR SALE (and Tour Phase 4 ~ 15 Lots Releasing Fall 2017!)

Looking for Land?

SLR’s 1/2 acre-plus properties feature a mix of lake and forest views with plenty of space for gardening, a fire pit, and of course your beautiful custom home! Our residents love having the privacy of country living while still being part of a community.

At the HOME + LOT HOP, you’ll be given a map of the community showing designated Lots For Sale, so you can choose your own adventure! Explore the properties, discover what makes each one unique, and have fun envisioning your future home at SLR. You’ll also have the opportunity to Reserve Your Lot ~ the first exciting step in joining this stunning community.

Lots starting at $149,900.

See you June 10th at the HOME + LOT HOP!

Find directions to Spring Lake Ranch here

The Beauty of the Bungalow

The MEADOWVIEW ~ For Sale

As Wilcor Homes approaches its 10 year anniversary (this summer — stay tuned!), one thing we have been reflecting on is the evolution of our home designs. Creating a community in Alberta with a touch of West Coast flair has been an adventure from the start! We have always incorporated natural elements into our homes like real stone veneer and Douglas Fir timbers, and featured oversized windows and spacious decks to optimize the incredible views.

But another aspect of home design that we truly specialize in is the Bungalow!

Through our years of experience, we have found it to be the most functional and flexible home design for families of all ages and sizes.

The TAMARACK ~ For Sale $629,900
The TAMARACK ~ For Sale $629,900

Many clients with children LOVE their bungalow designs for bringing ease and simplicity to day-to-day living. With the open-concept Kitchen, Great Room and Dining areas, family members can spend time together while still having their own ‘zones’.

The bungalow floor plan’s flow makes conversing while cooking, clearing, and lunch-packing easier. And when your kids are playing outside, you can keep an eye on the backyard through your large windows or from the deck — while enjoying the beautiful views!

Bungalow Great Room with Stone Fireplace, Oversized Window + Lake view
The TAMARACK ~ For Sale $629,900
SLR deck with views of Loon Lake

Alll of SLR’s Bungalows feature either Daylight or Walkout basements with bedrooms and recreational areas — perfect for kids to play in and keeping toys and games corralled. 

The HAWKSWOOD Rec Room

For families without kids, the Bungalow is also appealing for its function and flow. Our mud rooms and laundry rooms have extra square footage, a window when possible, and an oversized closet for the many jackets you need in this four season climate. This space also works well as a “drop” spot for grocery bags when you first step in the door and need to take off shoes or boots before heading to the kitchen!

Most of our bungalows have at least 2 bedrooms on the main floor (with others in the walkout), and many residents choose to use the second room as an office/den or guest room. 

The LAKEWOOD Bungalow Den

Recently, we received feedback from a couple who live with an aging mother as well as their two senior dogs. The ease of bungalow life was a big attraction! When everything you need is on one floor, it’s that much easier to age gracefully. For people searching for their ‘forever home’ a bungalow is an excellent choice.

The Lakewood home, which is under construction on Lot #57, features 36″ wide doors making any mobility challenges more accessible.

Perhaps one of the best aspects of this style of home is how much space it offers without excessive square footage. Even homes under 2000 square feet feel very spacious because of the open layout and strategic design.

The LAKEWOOD Bungalow Great Room with tree views
The WEST VIEW Bungalow Great Room with stone fireplace

We currently have 3 beautiful Bungalows For Sale at Spring Lake Ranch:

The MEADOWVIEW on Lot #19

5 Bdrm Bungalow with Meadow Views ~ 1998 Sq ft

The TAMARACK on Lot #37

 4 Bdrm Bungalow with Tree Views

$629,900

The LAKEWOOD on Lot #57 (Move-in Ready Fall 2017!)

4 Bdrm Bungalow with views of Loon Lake ~1649 sq ft

$679,900

Searching for your future home?

You can view these bungalows by appointment call 780-288-9767 OR at our HOME + LOT HOP on Saturday, June 10th, 12-4 pm!

Check out all the Home + Lot Hop details here and contact us at 1.888.867.1055 or scorker@springlakeranch.ca with any questions.

See you at Spring Lake Ranch!

SLR Designer Sarah Corker ~ On Vision, Inspiration, and What’s Next at Spring Lake Ranch

Can you describe your role at Spring Lake Ranch? What might you be doing on a given work day?

My role with SLR is tremendously varied from sales to marketing to design and everything in between. A typical day includes: Working with our clients and suppliers, so perhaps a meeting at Robinson’s Lighting and Bath to review a lighting package for a home. Receiving an enquiry sales call to set up a tour for one of our homes or lots. Working with my amazing marketing team to develop new content for social media, newsletters, and blogs. Being in touch with our client’s mortgage broker and lawyer to organize the financing for their home. Also, I walk through our builds regularly to see the progress, ensure the proper selections are being made, check paint colours and finishing details, and take photos. 

At night, after my children go to sleep, I work on design and planning. This is when my creative juices flow and I like to dive into new floor plans, colour palettes and lighting inspiration and check in with the various design blogs I follow. This is also when my husband and business partner and I get a chance to talk about the “big picture”, plan our next builds, bounce ideas for events, and actively discuss our dreams.

SLR is known for its natural beauty and gorgeous homes. What’s it like seeing people discover it for the first time?

Often, people will walk into one of our homes and be in awe with the oversized windows, high ceilings and open concept of the heart of the home (kitchen, dining, great room). After lots of questions and the “getting to know you” conversation, there will be a pause and this is when people all of a sudden realize how quiet it is at Spring Lake Ranch. They take in the sounds of the birds in the summer or just the absolute silence in the winter. It’s magic!

The TAMARACK 4 Bdrm Bungalow For Sale – $629,900
The TAMARACK Kitchen

You and the SLR team started creating the community almost a decade ago. What’s the biggest lesson you have learned along the way in bringing this vision to life?

In the early stages of the project when Dad, Rainbow and I had a vision and 66 acres of wide open land, our mantra was UNWAVERING FAITH. Faith that others will find this natural gem on a lake, fall in love and want to call it home. That unique homes will be built. That a community will grow and flourish here.

I have learned that some people, like our earliest residents, can see things before they exist — I call them ‘visionaries’. The rest of us are more tactile, needing to touch, feel and walk through a house in order to understand how it can become a home to raise a family, to rejuvenate in, a home to love in. Now this community is a thriving, special place thanks to all the people who live here, who have chosen Spring Lake Ranch as their home and have seen our vision come to life.

                   Rainbow Williams, Sarah Corker, and Terry Williams

Let’s talk design. Wilcor Homes has always specialized in open floor plans, high ceilings, and natural elements like wood and stone. In what ways has this aesthetic shifted or evolved in the last decade? How do trends shape the way you approach a new build?

We moved here from the West coast, where you see many more two storey homes, whereas here we have the space with our half acre lots to do bungalows. Previously, in my mind bungalows were a home for retirees (my Gran had a charming one in Lloydminster!) but there has been a big shift in the design, making them more open in concept and appealing to all age demographics. We now specialize in bungalow designs and are building them for families of all ages and sizes.

The other big shift in our designs is seen in the more functional parts of the home — the mudroom and laundry room. Alberta mud is a real thing. After one full season here (and getting stuck in the mud many times) we learned the importance of making this space really functional. We now add extra square footage, a window if possible, and an oversized closet for the many jackets you need in this four season climate.

Another area of change has been in our exteriors. We love using Hardie Board siding as it requires no future maintenance, is a fire retardant, and is incredibly durable — important in this climate where a flash hail storm can occur.

We always love incorporating natural elements. Wood and stone give a home a solid, secure feeling of time-honoured design. We use real stone veneer in all of our applications both inside and outside the home and love to highlight the entrance with solid Douglas fir timbers. I would say this has become our trademark on the exterior of many of our homes.

The TAMARACK
The TIMBER HAVEN 3+ Bdrm For Sale – $849,900

You and the Wilcor Homes team have built several custom homes at SLR. There are obviously many design decisions that your clients need to make along the way. How do you help guide people through the process, while keeping true to their vision?

Building a home requires so many decisions as a family, with the building team, and with the product suppliers — all staying within an allocated budget determined by the bank. But mostly it requires vision, like the ability to see how the paint colour will work with the flooring and cabinets and then adding lights to fully showcase the work. 

We allow our clients the freedom to make selections for their home, as it’s our goal to make their vision a reality. We share our expertise throughout the process, meeting regularly to provide design and finishing options, review selections, and pull all the details together.

They say that every time you build, you learn something new. This is where our experience and expertise come in — we understand every aspect of creating a beautiful quality home. Building custom is not for everyone, so we also build Wilcor Homes to completion, using exceptional materials and finishings that are contemporary while still having that timeless appeal. People love this option — it’s essentially falling in love with a showhome and then moving in and making it your own!

The TAMARACK Great Room

What room tends to be the #1 priority for people in ‘getting it right’?

The kitchen. Hands down, this is the heart of the home, where it all happens. We gather here and share food, stories, love, laughter, tears, and conversation. I love to design a kitchen that fully functions with the different work zones incorporated (prepping, cooking, cleaning, conversing) while having stunning aesthetics: cabinets that will look great today as well as in 10+ years, a solid surface countertop, oversized island, and windows — as many and as big as possible. Lighting a kitchen properly is very important. I love island lights on a dimmer, separate pot lights (also on a dimmer), a light over the sink for late night dishes, and under cabinet lights for example. With this variety, you can really change the mood in the room, from being focused on function and being able to see every detail to toning it down and creating a more intimate experience.

The TIMBER HAVEN Kitchen
The TAMARACK Kitchen

When designing a home, what do you look to for ideas and inspiration? How do you make each new build feel fresh and exciting?

Often my inspiration for colour palettes can come from nature. I love to be active outside all year round and I also enjoy taking photos. In doing so, I capture the natural surroundings around me and draw upon the photos to see how all of the colours and textures work together.

White is a constant colour used in the world of design. Right now there is a big trend of white cabinets in the kitchen, lighter wall colours, and even white washed hardwood floors. When I go for a walk on a snowy day, I take in all the many colours of white and grey and then think about how to integrate these colours into our homes. I just completed a home using the Benjamin Moore colour Paper White which has a slight blue tone to it. My favourite trim colour, ironically, is called Snowfall White!

Overall I love a neutral palette with layers of texture where you can add accent colours depending on the time of year through soft finishings such as pillows, flowers, tea towels. ‘Pops of colour’. By keeping your background simple and neutral, you can play with different colours and have fun with them without fully committing to a purple room.

To stay current, I also follow a number of design blogs and have a daily does on Instagram where I get tons of visual inspiration. Desire to Inspire is a Canadian and Australian team that posts endless photos of stunning homes all around the world. In the real of Instagram, I love to follow @robinsonltgbath (our lighting and plumbing supplier) showcasing their products installed in gorgeous homes; @interiordesignmag for awe inspiring photos; @dominomag for really functional style and ideas; and @styleathome, a Canadian resource for fabulous decorating, design, and entertaining ideas. 

What is the most fulfilling part of your work?

It’s the moment when I get to walk our clients through their finished home. The look on their faces, the happy tears. The feeling of completion. The ‘thank you’ hugs.

I have learned something from every family we have worked with. Whether it’s been an improvement in the design (such as adding a pocket door instead of a door with a swing so you can increase the use of space), a new material selection (we recently installed shiplap in a house for the first time), or the integration of materials (stone, new hardwood flooring or mixed metal lights). I love all of of it, as the process pushes me to stay present and to be continually improving. Our relationships with our clients and trades allow us to feel proud about the quality homes we build. We have made some lifelong friends along the way and I feel truly blessed by this.

What is the highlight of SLR for you when it comes to the natural setting? What views or “nature” moments stand out?

Spring. After a long winter of snowballs, skating and bundled-up walks on the trails, hearing the Canadian geese and other birds returning home is one of my favourite sounds. Seeing the first buds on the trees and bulbs sprouting through the soil makes me do a happy dance! My kids plant handfuls of sunflower seeds in our gardens as we love watching the goldfinches they attract in the late summer days. Spring is also the start of lake activities that our whole family enjoys: fishing, paddle boarding, and canoeing.

What’s next at SLR? What projects are in the works?

This is a very exciting year, as we are releasing the final phase of the community which includes two quiet cul-de-sacs, Spruce Crescent and Juniper Lane, with lots backing onto the treed ravine. We have done the development of SLR in phases, and Phase 4 marks completion. In June, we will hold our spring 2017 Home and Lot Hop, at which people can tour Homes and Lots For Sale — including our new Phase 4 properties! We are also holding an Open House for the Tamarack Bungalow on Saturday, April 29th from 12-4 pm.

I get goosebumps thinking about driving through Spring Lake Ranch in 30 years from now, showing our grandchildren all the homes we built, tree we planted, and friends we made. It’s extremely gratifying to see that the unwavering faith we started out with has resulted in such a unique and beautiful community.

Thank you, Sarah!

*Interested in learning more about Spring Lake Ranch homes and properties? Contact Sarah Corker at 1.888.867.1055

 

 

Home Design Trends for 2017

The TAMARACK on Lot 37, West Light. ~ For Sale ~

As our Design Team heads into a brand new season, we are taking stock of all the gorgeous colour palettes and design trends on offer right now! Here, we share a glimpse of our favourites with you…

First up: the latest exterior colours from James Hardie, our go-to source for beautiful, durable siding. Wilcor Homes is proud to showcase James Hardie siding on so many homes at SLR — it not only looks stunning, but it increases the value of our resident’s homes. The paint is actually baked into the siding board, which creates maximum durability and resistance to prolonged exposure to freezing temperatures as well as Alberta’s higher UV.

James Hardie has always had a phenomenal range of colour choices, but we are especially impressed by their latest offerings.

Here, we used Rich Espresso on The TAMARACK on Lot 39, Pelican Corner.

On this custom build on Lot 42, Raven Way, Wilcor featured Aged Pewter for the siding and Iron Gray for the trim. The gray-on-gray is so elegant! This combination is a trend that we feel will be timeless.

After all, it’s inspired by nature…

While these shades are from James Hardie’s latest collection, we also wanted to share a favourite from another palette: Mountain Sage.

We chose this colour for The TAMARACK (For Sale!) on Lot 37, WEST LIGHT. We knew it would do an amazing job of accenting this property’s surrounding mature trees.

See more details and photos of The TAMARACK on MLS here.

In other design trends, let’s talk FLOORING! The look favoured by many homebuyers these days is lighter than in years’ past, and we are embracing it. 

Light oak floors are really popular, and we’re also seeing a whitewash stain being applied to flooring, which gives it a “Cape Cod” look.

What do you think? Are you a fan of the light flooring trend? It gives homes a more open, airy feel, which pairs beautifully with the oversize windows of many SLR designs. We will always love our classic darker flooring and continue to have it as an option for your custom build, but we are having fun experimenting with the lighter look as well! As always, it really comes down to personal taste. That’s what’s so fantastic about custom design — anything is possible.

Lastly, we are excited to share some LIGHTING wisdom from lighting designer Rebecca Walker. Rebecca is a lighting expert at B.A. Robinson’s Lighting and Bath, and took the time for a Q + A with SLR.

1. What is the most exciting trend you are seeing in lighting for Spring 2017?

We are seeing a lot of oversized fixtures and geometric shapes. I also notice creative and sculpturally innovative LED fixtures offering ample lumination in a less intrusive profile. In finishes, we are still seeing mixed metals, golds and brass along with blacks and graphites.

2. What advice can you share with people who want to embrace current trends but also want their home to look great in 2, 5, 10 years from now?

There is nothing wrong with embracing trends as long as they as easy on your time and wallet to change. Changing hardware and lighting fixtures is simple enough to switch and can have the biggest impact in a room.

When it comes to finishes though, beware. Some finishes can quickly go out of style so watch how much you are investing. Rose gold and yellow golds, both characteristically reminiscent of shiny brass, are a great examples of this. All are reflective and mirror-like and we are already seeing less of them. 

So it it worth investing in them throughout your home? Probably not, but if you really have to have the look, touches can be added in other way like ceramic vases, metallic fabrics on throw pillows or DIY art work and picture frames. Some finishes are sticking around though. Warm, antiqued golds and brass seem to be here to stay for while so don’t be afraid to introduce them into your home.

Thank you, Rebecca!

The SLR team is always excited to talk design, so if you are interested in building at Spring Lake Ranch and want to discuss options, we invite you to book a complimentary consultation!

Call Sarah Corker at 780.288.9767 to book your design consultation. Learn more about building at SLR with Wilcor Homes here.

Why 1/2 Acre Lots are the Perfect Size – 3 Feature Lots FOR SALE!

While many people dream of owning an acreage with several acres of land, the vision is sometimes more enticing than the reality. The solitude of living rurally combined with the amount of work involved in maintaining that much property is a big adjustment! When speaking with acreage owners, we have often heard the term “acreage” replaced with “workreage” to convey the impact that taking care of their land has on their lifestyle. 

Not only that, but the cost to landscape a larger lot adds up fast. With lots that are under one acre, you can have a beautiful garden with perennials, grow your own veggies, and still have plenty of room for a fire pit — all without breaking your landscape budget.

Here, one of our young residents shows her bounty…

When designing the community, Spring Lake Ranch determined that for a balanced lifestyle, 1/2 an acre is the “perfect-size lot”. Surrounded by Environmental Reserve, a forested ravine, and a spring-fed lake, our lots give residents the space they want without having to dedicate all their free time to maintaining it. AND they have the privacy of country living while still being part of a community.

Today, SLR is home to so many wonderful residents enjoying the lifestyle we envisioned. Our remaining 1/2 acre lots feature all the aspects our community is known for: Stunning views, easy access to nature, and peaceful serenity. Ahhhhhhh.

Looking for land? Here are three SLR properties FOR SALE…

#8 SPRUCE CORNER 

This 1/2 acre lot is ready for your dream home. Wake to the sound of loons on the lake, take a stroll along a ravine trail, and spend the afternoon canoeing, fishing, or snowshoeing. Check out all the details on MLS here.

$149,900

#43 REDWING HAVEN

Located on Spring Lake Drive, Redwing Haven features a view of Spring Lake and backs onto an expanse of Treed Environmental Reserve, making it a prime Spring Lake Ranch property. Part of the Estates of Pelican Bay, it offers an array of home design options, a walkout basement, and southern light. A private, gorgeous property.

$224,900

51 WATER’S EDGE

This prime Lakefront lot offers residents stunning views of of Spring Lake with versatile home options for optimizing the serene location. Glowing with southwest light, Water’s Edge backs onto an expanse of treed Environmental Reserve, giving it optimal privacy and scenic surroundings. One of Spring Lake Ranch’s most beautiful locations.

$379,900

Our Residents Say:

“The walkout bungalow design is what we have always wanted and to get it with a lake view is a serious plus. This lot size is perfect, big enough to run around in but not so big that the yard work will be overwhelming. We love how all we can see is the lake and beautiful trees out our windows.” ~Chris + Ange, Owners of The Lakeview

“We love the fact that we are so close to nature (the trails and lakes) but we are still just steps away from a playground for our kids. We have a large yard but also have neighbours close so we don’t feel isolated! It’s the best of both worlds. We are amazed at how quiet it is here, just a sense of peace!” ~Stephanie + Hugh, Owners of The Hawkswood

“We were also impressed at the thought and detail that went into the layout of the community. Ensuring that each lot maximizes the beauty of the area, the addition of walking trails and leaving as much of the natural landscape as possible during construction are a few of the highlights.” ~Meghan + Murray, Owners of The Lakewood

Learn more about our the community here and Book Your Viewing with Sarah Corker at 1.888.867.1055.

Join us Saturday, Sept.17 for SLR’s 2016 Fall HOME + LOT HOP!

This summer has flown by, and now the countdown is ON for our biggest event of the year: SLR’s Fall HOME + LOT HOP.

On Saturday, Sept. 17th from 12-4 pm, join us to:

* View 7 Beautiful Homes For Sale

* Tour Phase 2 + 3 Lots For Sale…and get a sneak peek of PHASE 4 Lots prior to their public release

* Enjoy refreshments

* Walk the Lake + Ravine Trails ~ a great activity for the whole family!

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This year’s HOME + LOT HOP is shaping up to be extra special, with brand-new designs unveiled and the chance to preview SLR’s final Phase of development.

There is no better opportunity to see first-hand the craftsmanship of our homes and the beauty of the community. If you have ever considered making SLR your future home, this is a MUST-ATTEND event! 

Check out the event on our facebook page here ~ we’ll be sharing photos of each Home For Sale in the days leading up to the Home + Lot  Hop.

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Phase 4 is Coming…Join Our VIP List!

 

The engineering is now complete on development of PHASE 4 ~ the Final Phase of Spring Lake Ranch.

With larger lots bordered by a forested ravine, this is a phenomenal area of the community, and one that we’ve had enquiries about since SLR launched!

Want to be invited to the PHASE 4 Release? Those who register for our VIP list will have the opportunity to choose their Phase 4 Lot before this phase becomes available to the public.

To join the list: Contact our Director of Sales, Sarah Corker, at780.288.9767 or scorker@springlakeranch.ca with the subject heading: Phase 4 VIP List.

* And remember, we will be giving a sneak peek of Phase 4 at The HOME + LOT HOP on Sept. 17th!

See you soon, at SLR…

5 Reasons to Make SLR your Home

Looking for a home and considering Spring Lake Ranch?

You’re not the only one! SLR has become one of Alberta’s premier Lakeside locations, with new residents moving to the community each season. As we dive into a new season, we want to share our Top 5 Reasons why NOW is an excellent time to build or buy your ideal home at SLR. Our residents consider it their own piece of paradise!

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Explore our BEAUTIFUL Walking Trails!

Exploring behind The Meadow

For our residents, a huge highlight of living at Spring Lake Ranch is access to the outdoors. Fall is a particularly beautiful time of year, with the changing colours and clear, crisp air. We have two gorgeous Walking Trails that are each a 10-15 minute walk—perfect for a morning stroll with coffee in hand!

With more and more families moving to the community, it’s been wonderful to see so many kids exploring the trails. Slowing down to observe the different plant species and animal habitats helps them not only learn about the natural world, but grow up appreciating it.

Read moreExplore our BEAUTIFUL Walking Trails!

SATURDAY, Sept.19th, 12-4 pm: See 4 Homes + 12 Lots (For Sale!) at our BBQ HOME + LOT HOP!

Loon Lake Homes Fall 2014

What You Can See + Do:

*Tour Homes. See 3 BEAUTIFUL Bungalows, 1 Two-storey + a Waterfront Design For Sale! Homes starting at $549,900.

*Explore Lots For Sale, Ravine + Lake Trails, + the stunning Lakeside Landscape. Lots starting at $169,800 + GST.

*Enjoy a BBQ with burgers, hot dogs + beverages at our new Showhome The LAKEWOOD.

*Meet the SLR team + Wilcor Homes. We will be on hand to welcome you, answer questions + discuss your Home Design options.

Read moreSATURDAY, Sept.19th, 12-4 pm: See 4 Homes + 12 Lots (For Sale!) at our BBQ HOME + LOT HOP!