THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS
MEET CHERYL HAAS
In this interview with the creator and owner of The Hass Cienda, Cheryl talks about the history of the property and why she decided to develop it into something more. She also shares her vision for The Haas Cienda and some of the possibilities for the building and property and what makes it an attractive purchase for the right business.
What is the history of the Haas Cienda?
The Haas Cienda has been my family home since I was born in 1968. It is Site 1, Block 1 in the town of Langenburg and sits so proudly overlooking the town. I have always been so happy there and I wanted to create a building that was unique to this area - something that would offer residents comfort, security and a true sense of home. The entire building offers a feeling of quiet and comfort and this has been expressed to me many times from the people who have lived there. I knew in my mind what I wanted it to look like and it has come to life. I always felt that my home had bigger things to offer and I know that the time is right for it to offer even more.
What are some of the features of the Haas Cienda?
The best features of The Haas Cienda are what you see when you first see the building itself. It sits in the center of a large tree-lined yard, which is an entire block long. The yard itself is 1.1 acres. The building is what you would expect to see in a National Park - big and grand! There are decks for each suite that just beckon for a relaxing visit. The inside of the house has a character home feel that I worked hard to keep. The common areas are bright and airy and easily accessible. Each suite has its own distinctive qualities but each are fully furnished. They all are move-in ready and the only thing anyone needs when they come to stay is their personal items. The decor includes tall ceilings and warm colours.
What was your original vision for the Haas Cienda?
My vision for The Haas Cienda has always been a place to come to and relax, a home away from home - safe and secure. There is nothing like it around the area. Whether as a Senior's residence, apartments or as a place of business, I knew it could fill many rolls. It's the type of place where once you have seen it and have been inside, you will never forget it. All of the tenants have been really happy at the Haas Cienda as I have worked hard to create an environment that is easy, convenient and private.
Why have you decided to sell the Haas Cienda?
I have decided to sell The Haas Cienda because I feel like it has more to offer than what I am able to put into it right now. The possibilities for the building and the property truly are endless. I feel like it is time for someone with a greater vision to take it over and create something new to service the community, the province and/or the country.
What possibilities do you see for the Haas Cienda?
There is huge potential for The Haas Cienda! The garage area is 1600 square feet of heated floor with 14 foot walls. There has never been a vehicle in the garage so this makes it ideal to be converted over to another suite, office space, a medical diagnostic area, dining area or common room for a seniors' center, a restaurant, a bakery, warehousing, or whatever works for your business. There is even the potential to add an elevator if that is of benefit. The possibilities include paying one tax, where you can house your employees, perhaps have a shipping depot and offices all under one roof. No insurances on multiple buildings, maintenance and upkeep. It really is a one shop stop. Technology has made the world a smaller place. A very successful business could be established here in a peaceful environment without the costs associated with a larger center. The large yard also offers room for expansion of the existing building as well. In addition, there is on-site private parking. The potential for the building and the yard go beyond even what I can see for it.
In your opinion, what are the advantages of the location of the Haas Cienda?
The Haas Cienda's south side of the property sits along a trucking route. Accessibility to the yard is a very attractive feature as it is easily seen and found. Langenburg sits along the Yellowhead highway and is central between Saskatoon and Winnipeg as well as 2 1/2 hours away from both Regina and Brandon. We are 10 miles from the Manitoba border and 1 hour North of the No. 1 highway. The yard itself is two blocks away from downtown and one block away from a brand new school. We are situated a half-an-hour away from the Asessippi Ski Area and Resort and the Lake of The Prairies. In addition, there are at least 10 golf courses within a 30-minute drive of The Haas Cienda. While Langenburg is a town of 1200, we do not lack in fun things to do.