Du­plex de­sign dou­bles qual­ity

Unique homes of­fer high-end ap­peal

Calgary Herald - Calgary Herald New Condos - - New Condos -

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.

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