Ho­gan open con­cept works

Large du­plex has lots of room for en­ter­tain­ing

Calgary Herald - Calgary Herald New Condos - - New Condos - AN­DREA COX BUILDER: Pace­set­ter by Ster­ling Homes DE­VEL­OPER:

If you love to cook and en­ter­tain, then the re­cently un­veiled Ho­gan du­plex in Evanston by Pace­set­ter Homes is a must­see. This 1,940-square-foot, two storey, three-bed­room home is well-de­fined and knits to­gether all of the es­sen­tials in a beau­ti­fully stream­lined pack­age.

The open-con­cept main floor fea­tures a large foyer and mud­room and places the gourmet kitchen at cen­tre stage in the cen­tre of the home. The kitchen is framed by a dropped bulk­head with ar­chi­tec­tural de­tail­ing adding visual in­ter­est and sub­tle def­i­ni­tion to the open liv­ing spa­ces.

The U-shaped kitchen for­goes the de rigueur is­land and in­stead showcases a quartz-clad, counter-style eat­ing bar. The de­sign works well and cre­ates an open and airy feel. The eat­ing bar draws one into the space; The open great room in the Ho­gan show home has a rec­tan­gu­lar lin­ear fire­place. The wall is cov­ered in tex­tured ce­ramic tile of­fer­ing a solid back­drop for the fire­place. it’s invit­ing both for kids want­ing a space to do their math equa­tions and guests sip­ping a glass of Caber­net, while watch­ing the chef whip up her opus. A walk-through pantry into the mud­room pro­vides am­ple space to store all of the good­ies.

The kitchen spills into the open great room and din­ing room, which then ex­tends to an over­sized out­door deck framed by floor-to-ceil­ing win­dows and French doors. The great room’s far wall is swathed in tex­tured ce­ramic tile of­fer­ing a solid back­drop for the rec­tan­gu­lar lin­ear fire­place.

The colour scheme is clas­sic — espresso-stained maple floors and cabi­netry, grey quartz coun­ter­tops and over­sized tex­tured and leathered wall tiles. It’s all kicked up a notch with the ad­di­tion of lime green fea­ture walls and ac­ces­sories. Qual­ico Com­mu­ni­ties LO­CA­TION: Evanston PRICE: The show home, the Ho­gan model with a Craftsman el­e­va­tion is a three-bed­room plus up­per level bonus room, two­s­torey at­tached home with close to $50,000 in up­grades and a dou­ble-car at­tached garage with full drive­way. The base model starts at $515,000 in­clud­ing GST and in­cludes $15,000 of up­grades from quartz coun­ter­tops to wide­planked hard­wood floor­ing. DI­REC­TIONS: The show home is lo­cated at 132 Evans­glen Close NW. HOURS: Mon­days through Thurs­days from 2 to 8 p.m. and Fri­days, week­ends and hol­i­days from noon to 5 p.m. IN­FOR­MA­TION: Please visit www. pace­set­ter­homes. com.

The com­bi­na­tion works beau­ti­fully.

The sec­ond level of­fers a cen­tral over­sized open-con­cept great room from which the master suite with its large L-shaped walk-in closet and spa­cious en­suite ex­tends on one side and the two sec­ondary bed­rooms and another four-piece bath­room ex­tend on the other. The de­sign lends it­self to pri­vacy, with kids and par­ents meet­ing in the mid­dle in the common great room space.

Another 900 square feet of liv­ing space can be de­vel­oped in the lower level.

Pace­set­ter’s du­plex col­lec­tion of­fers six floor plans and three el­e­va­tions — Craftsman, Four Square and Colo­nial. In to­tal, 24 lots are avail­able, some back­ing onto the fu­ture el­e­men­tary school site and sur­round­ing park space. Eight spec du­plex homes are mid-con­struc­tion, with quick pos­ses­sion in Fe­bru­ary 2015.

“Peo­ple still have the abil­ity to make some changes if they come in now,” says Jamie McLach­lin, area sales as­so­ciate for Pace­set­ter Homes.

Each du­plex also fea­tures a front-at­tached dou­ble car garage.

The Ho­gan model show home in­cludes close to $50,000 worth of up­grades. Buy­ers can slide into the base model for $515,000 in­clud­ing GST, which in­cludes $15,000 of free up­grades, from quartz coun­ter­tops to hard­wood floor­ing. Also in­cluded in the base price is a 10-by-12-foot deck, nine-foot ceil­ings, bar­be­cue gas line, a pri­vacy wall be­tween the two decks and blinds.

Pho­tos: An­drea Cox/For the Cal­gary Her­ald.

The gourmet kitchen is cen­tre-stage in the mid­dle of the home, fea­tur­ing a quartz-clad, counter-style eat­ing bar.

The master suite fea­tures a spa­cious en­suite. There is a sec­ondary four-piece bath­room near the two sec­ondary bed­rooms.

Pho­tos: An­drea Cox/For the Cal­gary Her­ald.

The recre­ation room in the Ho­gan show home by Pace­set­ter Homes in Evanston pro­vides a place for the whole fam­ily to get to­gether.

The kitchen spills di­rectly into the din­ing room which then flows out onto an over­sized deck.

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