Two-storey with walk­out base­ment of­fers room to grow Free-flow­ing

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

IN life, some things can be de­ceiv­ing. Take a home’s listed square footage, for in­stance. Be­cause a floor plan might be ill-con­ceived, a 2,500-square-foot home might feel small and lack flow. On the other hand, a smaller home, say, just over 1,600 sq. ft. in size, might feel larger than it ac­tu­ally is and flow beau­ti­fully from space to space, That’s cer­tainly the case with the Aca­dia model found at 137 Kaur Um­ber Trail, said Kens­ing­ton Homes’ sales rep­re­sen­ta­tive, Vladimir Mostkov of Sut­ton Group-Kilkenny Real Es­tate. “The home’s floor plan is ex­cel­lent,” said Mostkov. “There’s no wasted space on ei­ther the main floor or sec­ond floor. The main floor lay­out makes it ideal for en­ter­tain­ing, while the sec­ond floor’s lay­out gives you good di­vi­sion be­tween bed­rooms so that ev­ery­one has their pri­vacy. Add in the base­ment — which gives you another 484 sq. ft. of space to de­velop — and you have a home that of­fers more than 2,100 sq. ft. of liv­able space.” Per­haps the most re­mark­able as­pect of The Aca­dia’s de­sign is that it truly feels much big­ger in­side. That feel can be at­trib­uted to a well-con­ceived floor plan that starts on the main floor with a gen­er­ous foyer. A clev­erly an­gled coat closet opens up its right side, while a white capped wall to its left di­vides it from the ad­ja­cent fam­ily room, yet serves to build on the open feel. Dual hall­ways on ei­ther side of a cen­tre wall then pro­vide ac­cess to the kitchen on the left and to the home’s large rear land­ing on the right. Space and nat­u­ral light are abun­dant in ev­ery quad­rant of the main floor.

“I like that the home’s in­te­rior is bright, and that there’s lots of room to move,” said Mostkov. “There’s a large pic­ture win­dow be­hind the din­ing area off the kitchen, another big pic­ture win­dow on the liv­ing room’s front wall, and lots of other good-sized win­dows on the side walls that let in all kinds of light. There’s no dark ar­eas in the home.” The kitchen is mas­sive and has a mid-sized is­land with a neat fea­ture can­tilevered into the wall op­po­site it. The din­ing area — which is in a can­tilevered area next to the pic­ture win­dow — is also large enough for a for­mal gath­er­ing. “The is­land has a dou­ble sink, pro­vides an eat­ing area with seat­ing for three, and was placed in a po­si­tion that al­lows it to func­tion well for day-to-day life, or en­ter­tain­ing,” said Mostkov. “The can­tilevered area is per­fect for a com­puter desk for the kids, and there’s another door­way that takes you to a long, wide back door land­ing with a nook for a bench, dou­ble closet and two-piece bath­room.” Mean­while, the kitchen’s fin­ishes are im­pres­sive and in­clude stri­ated brown ther­mo­foil cab­i­nets, white sub­way tile back­splash, tan/taupe/black lam­i­nate coun­ter­tops and wide plank oak lam­i­nate hard­woods. “Ev­ery­one who’s been through the home has re­ally liked the cab­i­nets for their dif­fer­ent, tex­tured look. They have also liked the oak lam­i­nate floors — they give both the kitchen and liv­ing room a nice, rich look, and stand up well to traf­fic. The kitchen also has a cor­ner pantry, which give you ex­tra stor­age space.” Head up­stairs, and you come upon an area laid out in an ex­cep­tion­ally ef­fi­cient man­ner.


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