Imagine observing the change of seasons from your jewel box in the sky at Botanica, a purposefully-designed luxury community of condominiums and penthouses in St. Albert’s river valley. 

From cozying up by the linear, porcelain-tiled fireplace in the winter, to welcoming in natural light through oversized windows in the spring, to dining alfresco on the spacious balcony in the summer, and enjoying a soak in the freestanding bathtub on a crisp fall day, there are endless ways to appreciate the pristine, natural surroundings when you call Botanica ‘home.’

While the community is already 90 percent sold, a handful of move-in ready and customizable penthouses remain. On the ninth floor, there are four available suites priced from the high-$600,000s, ranging from 1,209 to 3,193 square feet.

These two-bedroom and two-bedroom-plus-den floorplans are characterized by soaring ceilings, expansive windows, open-concept living areas, private balconies, and sumptuous master retreats featuring generous walk-in closets and spa-inspired ensuite bathrooms.

The chef-calibre kitchens are appointed with flat panel or shaker-style cabinetry, premium Miele appliances, quartz countertops with waterfall edges, and large centre islands with breakfast bar seating. Select master ensuites include rejuvenating features such as double vanities, freestanding bathtubs, steam showers and heated floors. No matter which floorplan you choose, all penthouses are equipped with sizeable balconies that offer sweeping views of the surrounding neighbourhood, Sturgeon River and beyond.

Discerning buyers seeking to personalize their suites should browse the executive penthouse collection on the 10th floor. There are three remaining units in the ‘finish-ready stage,’ allowing buyers to bring in their own interior designer or work with the development team to hand-select their finishes and colour schemes. These well-appointed homes come with all the same luxury features as the aforementioned penthouse suites, with the addition of airy, 12- to 16-foot ceilings.

Those looking for a penthouse suite with immediate occupancy can choose from three executive models, offering two bedrooms or two bedrooms and a den. Also starting in the high-$600,000s, these contemporary residences showcase floor-to-ceiling windows, double-sided fireplaces, inviting kitchens and formal dining areas (as per plan). Each penthouse boasts a private balcony for outdoor entertaining, some as large as 1,200 square feet with spectacular river vistas.

Envisioned by Boudreau Developments Ltd., Botanica touts curated resident amenities, starting with the Central Hall, a double-height lobby complete with a linear fireplace, water feature and stylish seating areas. The adjacent Social Hall includes a media area, comfortable seating, a prep kitchen, access to the balcony, and verdant views of the river valley.

Meantime, the state-of-the-art wellness centre provides cardio machines, weight training equipment, and open areas for stretching or personal training sessions. During the warmer months, residents can host friends and family on the 4,000-square-foot rooftop terrace, featuring lounge seating, dining areas, an outdoor fireplace and ample greenery. 

Botanica is located in an amenity-rich corner of St. Albert, across from the Shops at Boudreau, a commercial hub consisting of one-of-a-kind stores and restaurants. St. Albert Centre and the downtown core are both within walking distance, offering additional shopping, dining and entertainment attractions. Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the variety of recreational opportunities the area provides, from biking the 64-kilometre Red Willow Trail System, to strolling through St. Albert Botanic Park, and kayaking along the Sturgeon River.

Visit the Botanica sales centre, located at 200 Bellerose Drive in St. Albert, between Monday and Thursday from 2pm to 7pm, on weekends and holidays from 1pm to 5pm, or by making an appointment.

To arrange a private, in-person tour of the community, please call 780 218 3828 or email info@livebotanica.ca.

For more information, visit buybotanicaonline.ca.

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