Akash Homes to offer new housing options in Airdrie

Story by Patricia Merrick

Spring 2024

Young families and those looking to downsize will have new housing options with Akash Homes breaking ground in Airdrie this spring.

The Edmonton-based company plans to build duplexes and traditional single-family homes with front-attached garages, offering a few different models in Key Ranch, located on the west side of the city, according to Jacq Lakusta, sales manager with Akash Homes.

“We’re aiming to target kind of those young families and even multigenerational families, so maybe they have parents living with them,” says Lakusta.

Some of the new homes will have side entries, so homeowners will have the option to develop the basement with a legal suite, whether they want to rent it out for extra income or have space for older family members, she says.

Homes will also feature nine-foot ceilings on the main floor, quartz counters in the kitchen, laminate flooring in the main living areas and wet baths with vinyl flooring.

Single-family homes will range from $620,000 to $650,000 and duplexes will range from $520,000 to $550,000. Nothing has officially been listed for sale yet, but the company plans to build 30 lots to start, with more to come over the next five years, says Lakusta. Akash Homes also plans to build in other areas throughout the city following the Key Ranch development.

“To keep our home prices affordable, we strive for simplicity by reducing overhead costs that often get passed on to buyers,” she says. “Our designs and finishes are elegant and timeless, ensuring our clients won’t feel like they have an outdated home in five, ten or even 15 years.”

A classic subway tile with one of the colour schemes offered, for example, won’t go out of style anytime soon and allows homeowners to easily change the interior of their homes, whether they want to paint a feature wall or add different pops of colour.

“We give them a canvas they can easily update; essentially, using our canvas as a blank slate that they can then turn into something that’s uniquely theirs,” says Lakusta. “It’s really great for those who want to accent their home and keep up with modern trends.”

Akash Homes has been building houses in Alberta for 20-plus years. What started with custom homes in Edmonton became traditional homes as well, expanding to Airdrie, Calgary, Okotoks and Cochrane, with plans to expand further east, too.

For more information, visit akashhomes.com.