In­no­va­tion shines through­out du­plex

Fam­ily-friendly fea­tures fill Red­stone home

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Spring is in the air and just like new love, thoughts of home buy­ing are top of mind.

Es­pe­cially, it would seem in Red­stone, where In­no­va­tions by Jay­man re­cently launched its lat­est du­plex de­sign.

“The show home opened less than a month ago and we only have six homes left,” says Lawrence Wong, area sales man­ager. It’s not sur­pris­ing given the price point and the de­sign. The Verde model twins with the Mantra floor plan to cre­ate one du­plex, of­fer­ing close to 2,000 square feet of de­vel­oped space on each side with all the bells and whis­tles.

One of the most ap­peal­ing fea­tures is the way that the two homes fit to­gether, with a syn­chro­nous de­sign, keep­ing noise at a min­i­mum. BUILDER: In­no­va­tions by Jay­man DE­VEL­OPER: Qual­ico Com­mu­ni­ties AREA: Red­stone Home Model: The Verde, a two-storey, three-bed­room du­plex style home with an op­tional dou­ble-de­tached rear garage and a charm­ing full-length ve­randa. PRICE: The base model starts in the $360,000s. The show home with all of the up­grades and base­ment de­vel­op­ment is priced at $460,000. Price in­cludes home, lot and GST. DI­REC­TIONS: The show home is lo­cated at 186 Red­stone Dr. N.E. Take Deer­foot Trail north to Stoney Trail. Turn east on Stoney Trail. Fol­low to the Metis Trail exit and turn south on Metis Trail. Make the first left at 128th Ave. N.E. and fol­low the signs into Red­stone. HOURS: Mon­days to Thurs­days from 2 to 8 p.m., and week­ends and hol­i­days from noon to 5 p.m. Closed on Fridays. IN­FOR­MA­TION: Visit www.jay­

The mas­ter bed­rooms in each home are lo­cated in op­po­site quad­rants and stairs are carved in jux­ta­po­si­tion to one an­other, at right an­gles.

The home’s ex­te­rior car­ries el­e­ments of old-world styling with its Crafts­man el­e­va­tion and charm­ing, white-railed ve­randa.

But in­side, where 21st century sus­tain­able fea­tures abound, the Verde is far from old world. Car­pets fash­ioned from re­cy­cled plas­tic bot­tles, pro­duced in Canada us­ing only hy­dro and wind power, low VOC paint, re­cessed LED light­ing, a high ef­fi­ciency fur­nace, En­ergy Star ap­pli­ances and a heat re­cov­ery ven­ti­la­tion sys­tem all come stan­dard.

And the open con­cept floor plan high­lights moder­nity. The main floor pre­sents a cosy am­bi­ence with lay­ers of colour and tex­ture. Espresso maple hard­wood floor­ing (har­vested from sus­tain­able forests) sets the back­drop, while a pat­terned cherry wall­pa­per adds an el­e­ment of el­e­gance, and at the same time de­fines the liv­ing room.

It’s jux­ta­posed with the din­ing room fea­ture wall swathed in a robin’s egg blue. Un­likely colours to pair, but the re­sult is rich and ex­otic.

The U-shaped kitchen of­fers an eat­ing bar for din­ner guests or kids do­ing their home­work and hav­ing a snack. Coun­ter­tops are cov­ered in espresso leathered lam­i­nate with square-edged cor­ner­ing. Ther­mafoil wood cab­i­netry with a grey grain light­ens the room and plays against the mo­saic stone back­splash punc­tu­ated with a show­stop­ping stain­less steel fea­ture be­hind the stove.

A large op­tional deck ex­tends from the rear mud room, which is ad­ja­cent to the kitchen.

Up­stairs, the lay­out in­cor­po­rates a gen­er­ous own­ers’ suite with a walkin closet and four-piece bath­room. An op­tional five-piece bath­room is of­fered. Two sec­ondary bed­rooms and an­other four-piece bath­room com­plete the up­stairs plan.

The show home’s base­ment is fully de­vel­oped and fea­tures al­most 500 square feet of additional liv­ing space in­clud­ing a four-piece bath­room, a fourth bed­room, a large recre­ational space and a laun­dry room.

The home’s de­sign and lay­out work well for all fam­ily dy­nam­ics. And with a new school site just a few min­utes walk away, the lo­ca­tion is per­fect for kids.

To keep the ve­hi­cles and toys warm and dry, buy­ers can build an op­tional dou­ble-car de­tached garage, con­structed with foot­ings and a foun­da­tion. “We want to make sure that if the ground moves, the garage is sta­ble,” says Wong, not­ing most builders use slab-on-grade when it comes to garage con­struc­tion.

The show home is priced at $460,000 in­clud­ing all of the up­grades, GST, front land­scap­ing and base­ment de­vel­op­ment. The base model of the Verde starts in the $360,000s. Four floor plans are of­fered, in­clud­ing a dou­ble-mas­ter de­sign. Ex­te­rior el­e­va­tions fea­ture ei­ther old-world Crafts­man styling with a peaked roof line or the more mod­ernist flat roof that ac­com­pa­nies Prairie styling.

Pho­tos: An­drea Cox/For the Cal­gary Herald

The U-shaped kitchen in the Verde by In­no­va­tions by Jay­man has room to sit at the counter.

The din­ing area, above, fea­tures robin’s egg blue paint, while the great room, left, has cher­ry­coloured wall­pa­per.

An­crea Cox/For the Cal­gary Herald

The kitchen in the Verde show home fea­tures dark counters, light cab­i­nets and stain­less steel ap­pli­ances.

There’s plenty of space to en­ter­tain in the de­vel­oped base­ment, left. At right, one of the spa­cious bed­rooms.

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