Good as gold

Award win­ning River Park South de­sign of­fers value and ver­sa­til­ity

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

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.

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