Duplex design doubles quality
Unique homes offer high-end appeal
From the front, these duplex homes look more like one great mansion than two separate homes.
The facades are different, yet cohesive, with each home containing unique features that set it apart. The Newbury is one side of the duplex homes that make up Pacesetter Homes’ The Cove in Evanston.
It’s a collection of 44 homes in an extended cul-desac in the popular north-central Qualico community.
The Newbury offers a wideopen plan of 1,807 square feet, with features that would normally only be found in a high-end, single-family home.
For example, the nine-foot ceilings on the main level are standard, giving the home a feeling of spaciousness.
Right from the front door, the home impresses.
The door has a large window
Mof bevelled glass in a Tiffany style. Inside, the foyer is generous and totally private, separated completely from the rest of the living space.
The floor has a pleasing cream and grey tile through the whole area, which contains more than enough room for a bench.
The right side leads to the half bath and a door to the garage entrance. The rest of the main floor has maple hardwood flooring throughout.
The kitchen is first — a convenient U-shape with cupboards along three sides.
The outer bank of cupboards has a tall eating bar along it, with attractive pendant lights hanging above.
The cabinets are a darkstained maple matching the hardwood floors and the kitchen has granite countertops in a grey pattern on a white and cream background.
Stainless-steel appliances include an over-the-range microwave. Shiny grey tiles are on the backsplash and a pantry cupboard beside the fridge is tall and practical.
A computer desk has been built in under the stairs to the upper level on the other side of the kitchen — and it, too, has granite and maple to carry the upscale look further.
The stairs to the upper level have a stub wall railing, with a cut-out window halfway up that’s over the computer desk to give the space a unique appeal.
Small grey mosaic tiles with columns surround the fireplace.
The facades have similar but unique features that set them apart.