Good as gold
Award winning River Park South design offers value and versatility
IF there’s one thing big, active families value above all else in a home, it’s space. And little wonder. When you have five or more people living in a home, there needs to be space aplenty, and that space had better be organized well. The designers at Sterling Homes had those two critical elements in mind when they designed The Tofino, said Brenda Johnson, Sterling’s sales representative for 19 Cotswold Place, a show home in River Park South. “When people walk in, their first reaction is ‘Wow!’,” said Johnson. “They like the privacy the (angled) foyer provides when they enter the home — there’s plenty of room to take off your shoes and coat in a separate space, and you don’t see the whole great room right in front of you. They also like its layout because it’s so sensible.” Simply put, the Tofino’s layout works because Sterling’s designers had their priorities in order. Utility — as it should be — was number one on their list. From there, everything else falls into place due to the floor plan’s inherent efficiency. As a result, the 2,078 square foot twostorey design features a floor plan that deftly balances practicality and style. Johnson said The Tofino’s high level of livability stems from using all the available space exceptionally well. “Take the great room,” said Johnson. “People love it because of its great layout, and because there are lots of windows that let all kinds of natural light flow into it. A nine-foot ceiling makes it feel even bigger and brighter, and each space (kitchen, dining room, family room) is quite large.” Space is never an issue anywhere in the Tofino’s well-proportioned great room. The kitchen is 17.2 feet by 9.3 feet, while the adjacent dining room — which is tucked away neatly to its left — is a generous space (nearly 15-feet by 12-feet) with ample room for a buffet cabinet and a large table. “There’s plenty of room to move around the table, and if you have a big gathering, it can easily be extended out toward the kitchen to seat 10 or more,” she said. “There’s also seating for four at the island’s raised eating bar — it’s a great place for kids to eat at during family gatherings.” The kitchen — which features an extrawide aisle way between the 10-foot island and stove — comes nicely equipped with taupe quartz countertops, espresso oak cabinets, earth-tone tile backsplash and a walkthrough
The kitchen features quartz countertops, espresso oak cabinets and a huge island.