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Spa­cious home fea­tures al­most 90 win­dows

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - RESALE HOMES - By Todd Lewys

JUST call it Win­nipeg’s ver­sion of Gone With the Wind in a pack­age that show­cases mod­ern de­sign in a gen­teel, coun­try set­ting. That’s right — with over 3,600 square feet of space on the main floor and a grand, curved oak stair­case that sweeps down to an ex­pan­sive foyer framed by white pil­lars on ei­ther side — 28 Oak­mont Cres­cent was de­signed to em­power its res­i­dents to live in larger-than-life fash­ion — with space aplenty both in­side and out.

So if you like space, nat­u­ral light, panoramic na­ture views — and have the bud­get to treat your­self to a ver­i­ta­ble smor­gas­bord of the finer things in life — this could well be the home for you.

The first or­der of busi­ness here is to touch on two of the Parkhill Homes­de­signed abode’s most prom­i­nent fea­tures: its ex­pan­sive, lux­u­ri­ouslyap­pointed in­te­rior, and, well, all the nat­u­ral light that pours in.

Not to men­tion the great views of the sur­round­ing coun­try­side af­forded by nearly 90 win­dows. That’s right, ninezero win­dows.

“The home ac­tu­ally has a to­tal of 88 win­dows,” says Realty Ex­ec­u­tives’ Eric Neu­mann. “The views of the fields and for­est sur­round­ing the home are amaz­ing, es­pe­cially when you’re up­stairs.”

Neu­mann’s col­league at Realty Ex­ec­u­tives, An­drea Wiebe, says the home is a rare gem to be dis­cov­ered in an area that — for some rea­son — doesn’t get a lot of fan­fare de­spite its great lo­ca­tion and am­bi­ence.

“This neigh­bour­hood (Breezy Bend Es­tates in Head­ingly, ad­ja­cent to Breezy Bend Coun­try Club) is such a well-kept se­cret, not a lot of peo­ple know about it,” she says. “It’s so pri­vate and quiet and off the beaten path, so it’s a won­der­ful place to call home for that rea­son, and the fact that it’s an ex­quis­ite, award-winning de­sign that comes with so much at­ten­tion to de­tail.”

That’s no over­state­ment, for sev­eral rea­sons. First, the main liv­ing area, with all its space — and well-con­ceived floor plan — is at once log­i­cal and lux­u­ri­ous. The logic comes from the fact that the three key spa­ces in the great room area — kitchen, din­ing room, liv­ing room and dinette area — are all well-sep­a­rated.

And with ceil­ing heights rang­ing from 12 feet in the din­ing room to 16 feet in the liv­ing room — and a soar­ing ceil­ing in the over­sized foyer — space and light is de­light­fully abun­dant.

“It’s a fab­u­lous de­sign that will make for a great fam­ily home,” adds Wiebe. “There’s so much room to move, start­ing with the en­try to the home with the pil­lars that frame it. The space, along with all the beau­ti­ful fin­ishes make the main level feel so el­e­gant.”

With an eight-foot (black) gran­ite is­land at its cen­tre, the kitchen is a chef’s dream, with wide aisles, abun­dant wh­white tinged (maple) coun­try cab­i­netry, anand gen­er­ous amounts of counter spspace run­ning around its pe­riph­er­pe­riph­ery — not to men­tion top-ofthe-the-lin­line ap­pli­ances. There’s then am­pam­ple space for a dinette set in the mid­dle, which di­vides the kik­itchen from a mag­nif­i­cent liliv­ing room.

“It’s just a great area wwith an un­be­liev­able gour­m­met kitchen — it’s so func­ti­tional with a walk-in pantry, all the coun­ter­tops and even a bubuilt-in dry bar,” she says. “The fo­cal point of the liv­ing room iis a dou­ble-sided glass fire­place with gran­ite sur­round. Add a large­large, ac­ces­si­ble din­ing room, and you have an area that’s great for en­ter­tain­ing — with an 800-square­foot­foot Trex dedeck and eight-per­son hot tub out back.”

While the main level is a study in el­e­gance with its, space, mul­ti­tude of win­dows, gleam­ing oak floors and grand oak stair­case, 28 Oak­mont’s up­per level has been de­signed for easy fam­ily liv­ing. Four over­sized bed­rooms — in­clud­ing a mas­ter suite set three steps up on its own level well away from the other three bed­rooms — are smartly po­si­tioned around a gen­er­ous hall­way and land­ing.

“Again, there’s just so much space and light,” Neu­mann adds. “You can’t beat the views, both from the bed­room and the en­suite, which has a cor­ner tub with a win­dow that gives you an up-high view of the trees and fields. The mas­ter bed­room is a very calm­ing, re­lax­ing place, which is just as it should be.”

As if 3,640 sq. ft. of liv­ing space weren’t enough, there’s an­other 1,261 sq. ft. of space — com­plete with fifth bed­room and a large, bright rec room — to in­habit in the home’s lower level.

“This is a truly spec­tac­u­lar fam­ily home in a great set­ting with too many ex­tras to men­tion,” says Wiebe. “The lo­ca­tion, floor plan, fin­ish­ing — and amaz­ing amount of win­dows and nat­u­ral light — is ab­so­lutely in­cred­i­ble.”

Could there pos­si­bly be more win­dows in 28 Oak­mont? Hardly. The re­sult is a home flooded with nat­u­ral light with views from ev­ery win­dow.

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