A Dream Home Built With Room to Host Many Guests

  • Tuesday, January 25, 2022

There’s a reason why Tracey and Gar Garrett, early retirees in their 50s, decided not to downsize when they built their new home in Cochrane.

The couple, who moved to Cochrane in 2021 from their hometown in Barrie, Ont., built a 2,252-square-foot, two-storey home so there’d be lots of room for Ontario friends and family to stay when they came to visit.


Choosing the community was the first step. Choosing Trico Homes as their builder was the next step and the easiest one, as they loved Trico’s Fairmont model home. They built the exact model on a 34-foot-wide walk-out lot. With three bedrooms and a bonus room upstairs, the Garrett’s say they chose it for the layout before considering how large it was.

Read more about their journey at the Calgary Herald online.