Hogan open concept works
Large duplex has lots of room for entertaining
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.
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.
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.