Innovation shines throughout duplex
Family-friendly features fill Redstone home
Spring is in the air and just like new love, thoughts of home buying are top of mind.
Especially, it would seem in Redstone, where Innovations by Jayman recently launched its latest duplex design.
“The show home opened less than a month ago and we only have six homes left,” says Lawrence Wong, area sales manager. It’s not surprising given the price point and the design. The Verde model twins with the Mantra floor plan to create one duplex, offering close to 2,000 square feet of developed space on each side with all the bells and whistles.
One of the most appealing features is the way that the two homes fit together, with a synchronous design, keeping noise at a minimum. BUILDER: Innovations by Jayman DEVELOPER: Qualico Communities AREA: Redstone Home Model: The Verde, a two-storey, three-bedroom duplex style home with an optional double-detached rear garage and a charming full-length veranda. PRICE: The base model starts in the $360,000s. The show home with all of the upgrades and basement development is priced at $460,000. Price includes home, lot and GST. DIRECTIONS: The show home is located at 186 Redstone Dr. N.E. Take Deerfoot Trail north to Stoney Trail. Turn east on Stoney Trail. Follow to the Metis Trail exit and turn south on Metis Trail. Make the first left at 128th Ave. N.E. and follow the signs into Redstone. HOURS: Mondays to Thursdays from 2 to 8 p.m., and weekends and holidays from noon to 5 p.m. Closed on Fridays. INFORMATION: Visit www.jayman.com
The master bedrooms in each home are located in opposite quadrants and stairs are carved in juxtaposition to one another, at right angles.
The home’s exterior carries elements of old-world styling with its Craftsman elevation and charming, white-railed veranda.
But inside, where 21st century sustainable features abound, the Verde is far from old world. Carpets fashioned from recycled plastic bottles, produced in Canada using only hydro and wind power, low VOC paint, recessed LED lighting, a high efficiency furnace, Energy Star appliances and a heat recovery ventilation system all come standard.
And the open concept floor plan highlights modernity. The main floor presents a cosy ambience with layers of colour and texture. Espresso maple hardwood flooring (harvested from sustainable forests) sets the backdrop, while a patterned cherry wallpaper adds an element of elegance, and at the same time defines the living room.
It’s juxtaposed with the dining room feature wall swathed in a robin’s egg blue. Unlikely colours to pair, but the result is rich and exotic.
The U-shaped kitchen offers an eating bar for dinner guests or kids doing their homework and having a snack. Countertops are covered in espresso leathered laminate with square-edged cornering. Thermafoil wood cabinetry with a grey grain lightens the room and plays against the mosaic stone backsplash punctuated with a showstopping stainless steel feature behind the stove.
A large optional deck extends from the rear mud room, which is adjacent to the kitchen.
Upstairs, the layout incorporates a generous owners’ suite with a walkin closet and four-piece bathroom. An optional five-piece bathroom is offered. Two secondary bedrooms and another four-piece bathroom complete the upstairs plan.
The show home’s basement is fully developed and features almost 500 square feet of additional living space including a four-piece bathroom, a fourth bedroom, a large recreational space and a laundry room.
The home’s design and layout work well for all family dynamics. And with a new school site just a few minutes walk away, the location is perfect for kids.
To keep the vehicles and toys warm and dry, buyers can build an optional double-car detached garage, constructed with footings and a foundation. “We want to make sure that if the ground moves, the garage is stable,” says Wong, noting most builders use slab-on-grade when it comes to garage construction.
The show home is priced at $460,000 including all of the upgrades, GST, front landscaping and basement development. The base model of the Verde starts in the $360,000s. Four floor plans are offered, including a double-master design. Exterior elevations feature either old-world Craftsman styling with a peaked roof line or the more modernist flat roof that accompanies Prairie styling.
The U-shaped kitchen in the Verde by Innovations by Jayman has room to sit at the counter.
The dining area, above, features robin’s egg blue paint, while the great room, left, has cherrycoloured wallpaper.
The kitchen in the Verde show home features dark counters, light cabinets and stainless steel appliances.
There’s plenty of space to entertain in the developed basement, left. At right, one of the spacious bedrooms.