SHIPSHAPE LIVING IN COSY BROOKS 20
Functional kitchen, thoughtful design help make semi-detached home enjoyable place to be
Staying organized and clutter-free helps create a more enjoyable cooking experience. This makes thoughtful storage options an essential kitchen ingredient.
One example is in the Brooks 20 model by Cedarglen Homes.
This 1,491-square-foot paired, also known as semi-detached, home is demonstrated as a show home in the southeast Calgary community of Seton.
It has an attached single-car garage. At 24 feet long, it provides more depth than most attached garages, creating additional storage space.
To that end, its galley-style kitchen, which sits along the back of the main floor, offers what a well-organized person looks for — places to tuck their cooking essentials away.
Along with a pantry, there’s a generous number of cabinets along the wall, and additional cabinets at the base of the island — giving every pot and pan the space it requires.
There are floating shelves — perfect for cookbooks, or often-used spices — on the wall adjacent to the island, too.
This island has an extended eating bar that seats four people, providing a comfortable space for people to snack and socialize.
The kitchen, which sits next to the dining area, has a well-sized rear-facing window that not only pulls sunshine into the cooking space, but allows people with children to keep an eye on their little ones playing in the backyard, as they put the final touches on dinner.
Also featured in the kitchen is a full-height backsplash — composed of an eye-catching grey tile and white grout — and stainless-steel appliances, including an over-therange microwave.
The dining area in the show home is staged with a table for six people, but its open-concept design allows for the flexibility to use a larger or smaller table. Its direct exposure to sliding glass doors that access the deck give this space an abundance of natural light.
Centrally located, the great room reaches 11 feet six inches by 14 feet two inches.
On the second floor, the secondary bedrooms are front-facing, similar in size, and sit side by side.
The master bedroom, measuring 13 feet five inches by 12 feet, is staged to demonstrate how it can fit large pieces of furniture and still feel spacious.
Its walk-in closet is accessed through the ensuite, creating a functional, fluid space to get ready in the morning. Having the two spaces behind one door makes it easy for one member of a couple to start their day before the other and not be a disruption.
The laundry room is located just a few steps from the master bedroom, creating a quick path to and from the washer and dryer.
Seton is on 283 hectares (700 acres) of land, and when fully developed, it will contain up to 1.5 million square feet of office space and one million square feet of retail space.
Among its features are a high school, Cineplex Cinemas Seton and VIP, and Brookfield Residential YMCA.
This recreation facility is 330,000 square feet and includes a water park, competition pool, two multi-purpose ice rinks, gymnasiums, a fitness centre, theatre and full-service library.
Sliding glass doors leading to the deck bring abundant natural light into the dining area in the Brooks 20 show home by Cedarglen Homes. PHOTOS: CEDARGLEN HOMES
The great room in the Brooks 20 show home offers a warm, welcoming space for relaxing and entertaining.
The island in the home’s functional kitchen has an extended eating bar that seats four people.
The Brooks 20 is a 1,491-square-foot paired home in the southeast community of Seton.
The design of the master ensuite and adjacent closet makes it easy to share the space.