Roomy as ad­ver­tised

Condo townhouse fea­tures three lev­els

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

BUY­ING a home tends to be an ex­er­cise in re­straint. Which is to say, when you’re in the mar­ket to buy a home, there’s a ten­dency to go into a view­ing with low ex­pec­ta­tions. That way, if the home isn’t ex­actly what it ap­peared to be in the on­line pho­tos, you’re not dis­ap­pointed — some­thing that’s more of­ten the rule than the ex­cep­tion. On oc­ca­sion, there’s a home that ac­tu­ally ex­ceeds ex­pec­ta­tions. A 1,250-square-foot, two-storey townhouse at 17-1445 is one of those rare finds, said Re/Max Per­for­mance Re­alty’s Suzanne Mar­i­ani. “This unit is filled with qual­ity and luxury,” she said. “Not only that, it’s likely in the best lo­ca­tion in the com­plex. It’s an end unit that faces a quiet res­i­den­tial area, has a large pa­tio, L-shaped yard and park­ing stall lo­cated right next to it. It’s the largest unit in the com­plex with the largest yard, and feels more like a house than a con­do­minium.” Sev­eral fac­tors com­bine to cre­ate that house-like feel. First, the unit has three lev­els: a base­ment with rec room and laun­dry/ me­chan­i­cal/stor­age room, a bright, spa­cious main level and a sec­ond level that con­tains not two, but three bed­rooms. The con­do­minium, which was beau­ti­fully ren­o­vated just a few short years ago, feels much larger than its listed square footage, Mar­i­ani said. Truth be told, not all town­home con­do­mini­ums have three lev­els. Add in the rec room down­stairs — it mea­sures ap­prox­i­mately 20 feet by 12 feet — and you have a home that of­fers 1,490 sq. ft. of liv­able space. “The base­ment’s rec room is a good size and is an area that can be used ei­ther as a me­dia room or play room, or for both pur­poses,” Mar­i­ani said. “Next to it is an over­sized laun­dry/stor­age room that of­fers all kinds of stor­age room plus loads of room to do laun­dry in with­out feel­ing boxed in. There’s also a newer high-ef­fi­cient (Len­nox) fur­nace, too.” Head up­stairs via a sur­pris­ingly wide stair­case (it makes it easy to trans­port fur­ni­ture, elec­tron­ics and other items), and the base­ment en­trance opens onto the unit’s back land­ing. Not only does the short hall­way lead to the park­ing stall out back, it also leads to a pair of rather un­ex­pected fea­tures. “There’s a pow­der room off the hall­way — a very handy fea­ture if you have guests over,” she said. “Then, the back door opens onto a huge, fenced pa­tio that’s a great spot for the whole fam­ily or guests to en­joy sum­mer bar­be­cues on. It re­ally extends your living space in the spring, sum­mer and fall.” The hall­way then an­gles left, re­veal­ing an ex­pan­sive (17.9-foot by 14.2-foot) eat-in kitchen that’s a per­fect blend of func­tion and fash­ion. “It’s a U-shaped de­sign, which gives you plenty of room to move around and cre­ate; there’s even room for a ta­ble for four,” said Mar­i­ani. “And while other units in the com­plex have only two walls in the kitchen, this one has three. As a re­sult, there’s a wealth of espresso maple cab­i­nets to store your kitchen wares in. Plus, there’s a (six door) pantry off to the side to store more sup­plies.” The kitchen’s fin­ishes — the afore­men­tioned espresso cab­i­nets, a taupe/terra cotta tile back­splash, grey/black gran­ite coun­ter­tops and faux tile taupe (vinyl) floor­ing — make for a warm am­bi­ence, while a

The living room seems much larger than its listed size (14.6 feet by 18.3 feet with a jog).

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