Expectations met at Hunter House
Stacked bungalow lets buyers downsize in style
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.
The great room in the C1 at Hunter House has a fireplace, flanked by built-in shelves.
The kitchen features a large quartz island.