Ex­pec­ta­tions met at Hunter House

Stacked bun­ga­low lets buy­ers down­size in style

Calgary Herald New Condos - - New Condos - JOSH SKAPIN

When that house built for four now only has two, it may be time to track down a bet­ter fit. And, in some cases, down­siz­ing can spawn com­pro­mise.

But sin­gle-fam­ily home­own­ers shop­ping for a smaller space won’t need to scale back ex­pec­ta­tions at an el­e­gant multi-fam­ily devel­op­ment in Sil­ver­ado named Hunter House. This is an award-win­ning project by Street­Side De­vel­op­ments.

Its C1 floor plan is one of the spa­cious and func­tional stacked bun­ga­low op­tions at the com­plex. It picked up the tro­phy for Best New De­sign (1,200- to 1,499-square-feet) in the multi-fam­ily cat­e­gory at the Cal­gary re­gion SAM (Sales and Mar­ket­ing) Awards handed out in 2013. And it’s easy to see what caught the judges’ eyes.

It is 1,406 square feet and has two large bed­rooms, one on ei­ther side of the plan, and an at­tached twocar garage. Be­tween them is a large great room, dining area and kitchen in a bright, open con­cept un­der a soar­ing 10-foot-ceil­ing.

The kitchen fea­tures a long quartz is­land that of­fers plenty of space for food prepa­ra­tion.

It’s also got a sink, chic plumb­ing fix­tures and an eat­ing bar with seat­ing for four peo­ple. But the first thing that catches your eye is the full-height back­splash. The sil­ver, brown and blue de­sign adds a sense of style to the cook­ing space and will surely earn praise from guests. Other el­e­ments in the kitchen in­clude a pantry, full-height cab­i­nets with soft-close draw­ers and stain­less steel ap­pli­ances, such as a chim­ney-style hood fan.

The great room is next to a tall win­dow and its fo­cal point is a fire­place fea­tur­ing a de­sign sim­i­lar to the back­splash. It’s flanked by large built-in shelves, ideal for stor­ing books or show­ing off fam­ily pho­tos.

Both bed­rooms have front-fac­ing win­dows. The se­condary bed­room works well as a place for guests to stay when vis­it­ing from out of town.

In the mas­ter-bed­room, there’s a spa­cious walk-through closet that links to an en­suite. The en­suite comes with dual van­i­ties and a full-length mir­ror. Both the en­suite and a full bath­room next to the se­condary bed­room boast tile on the walls — in­clud­ing a stripe of ac­cent tile in a check­ered de­sign. Next to the full bath­room is a laun­dry room with front-load washer and dryer.

Need a place for the com­puter? There’s a handy home of­fice near the en­trance to the home. With fin­ishes at Hunter House, buy­ers have choice. Buy­ers can pick from three de­signer pal­ettes.

Pho­tos: Josh Skapin/Cal­gary Her­ald

The great room in the C1 at Hunter House has a fire­place, flanked by built-in shelves.

The kitchen fea­tures a large quartz is­land.

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