New kid in town
Fresh designer home in Oak Bluff West loaded with features
WHEN you’re the new kid on the block — in this case as a custom home builder — it’s critical to establish your presence as quickly as possible. With that in mind, Avanti Custom Homes — which has been building homes in the Winnipeg market for a little less than a year in affiliation with Randall Homes — decided to go the extra-value route, said T.J. Stroud, Avanti’s sales representative for 35 Big Sky Dr. in Oak Bluff West. “With this home, we’ve included a lot of standard features that are typically upgrades in other homes,” said Stroud, while standing in the expansive great room of the 1,722 square-foot bungalow, situated on an oversized 74 by 140-foot lot. “We wanted to offer buyers exceptional value, and I think our standard features accomplished that.” Those features include light fixtures such as stylish pendant lights over the kitchen’s island, lacquered aspen baseboards, an insulated garage door and more. “The style is there, but so are all the important little details,” said Stroud. “You get the style with the pendant lights at no extra cost, the aspen baseboards look nicer and will last far longer than soft, painted MDF baseboards, and if you decide to insulate the garage, you won’t have to get a new door. All those little details matter because they can really add up.” Not only do those little details matter from a financial standpoint, but they also matter from a functionality standpoint. Although 35 Big Sky isn’t a small home at just over 1,700 sq. ft., it feels a good deal larger than it is thanks to a key design detail. “A vaulted ceiling runs through the entire main floor, and everyone who’s gone through the home just loves the airy feel it creates,” he said. “The moment you step inside the home, you’re surrounded by space and light. Each space (from the foyer to the flex room to the left of the foyer to the kitchen, dinette area and family room
The kitchen is loaded with high-end finishes, including quartz countertops.