MINT: Space for toys
Mackay chose the Karma layout, one of three on offer. He upgraded with a window cantilever in the main level to add an extra sense of space to the living room.
“I like the corner unit,” he says. “The layout is unbelievable. I like that it’s garagelevel and two levels above, with an attached two-car garage.”
There’s plenty of space in the garage for all of his toys, says Mackay. A lover of all things extreme, Mackay parachutes, quads, races cars and bungee jumps, but has yet to try base-jumping.
The 26-year-old steel framer and drywaller works for Gypsum Drywall.
Along with the Karma, Mint offers two other floor plans, including the Bliss, which checks in at slightly more than 1,500 square feet, and the Serendipity, at just over 1,200 square feet.
Arranged around a central park space, Mint will have 129 units, with convenient visitor parking, lighted pathways and landscaping with trees, fences and a pergola.
The community is built around a playful lifestyle that’s affordable for firsttime buyers or downsizers, says Laurie Gordon, president of Jayman modus.
“Each community we design from scratch. This project, what started to evolve on the drawings was a terrific neighbourhood — it’s close to everything,” she says.
“What’s the creativity telling us? It’s a fresh feel and we have some fun with it.
“Landscape is a very important ingredient to us because we’re selling condominiums, so we wanted to make sure all the areas have an interesting feel.”
Jayman modus gathers interior designers, architects and landscape architects to discuss colour direction for the year.
“Our interior finishes this year are light and modern,” says Gordon.
With four palates to choose from, the colour schemes — slate, pearl, nutmeg and mocha — meld soft greys and browns with a whiter cream.
The colours are organic, but become modern and minimalist with the shine of glass tile backsplashes and sleek laminate countertops.
“We’re moving away from the breakfast bar extending the countertops, and doing a waterfall treatment with whatever your countertop treatment is,” says Gordon.
“It falls down the side and looks very clean, almost like a piece of furniture.
“This community, you can have it all — and it’s not complicated.”
A family goes for a walk in New Brighton. Condo buyer Matthew Mckay likes the community because of its many amenities.
The bell tower overlooks a lake at New Brighton in the southeast.