A REAL CROWD-PLEASER

Yorkville’s Onyx an el­e­gant top seller

Calgary Herald - - NEW HOMES - MARTY HOPE

In a pre­vi­ous life it was called the Gar­net. This time around, the model name has been changed to Onyx.

But re­gard­less of the name, this 2,273-square-foot Geor­gian Colo­nial split-level show home by Mat­tamy Homes in the com­pany ’s de­vel­op­ing south­west com­mu­nity of Yorkville con­tin­ues to be a crowd-pleaser.

“One of our best sellers,” Karla Schultz, Mat­tamy’s se­nior mar­ket­ing man­ager says of the Onyx. “This model was based on one of our pre­vi­ous best sellers, the Gar­net.”

And as its Geor­gian el­e­va­tion would sug­gest, the Onyx is a large, el­e­gant home that fea­tures with some unique, ap­peal­ing de­sign twists.

The hard­wood foyer has a split stair­way lead­ing to the base­ment level and to the main liv­ing area. A pow­der room sits at the foyer’s up­per land­ing which, in turn, leads to the kitchen and liv­ing room.

The roomy, work­able kitchen has as its cen­tre­piece the large pie-shaped gran­ite-topped is­land that seats four.

It also holds dou­ble sinks, dish­washer, and doors and draw­ers for stor­age. One long wall holds loads of cab­i­netry and the cor­ner walk-in pantry. The ad­join­ing din­ing area opens onto the rear deck, while the liv­ing room has a fire­place with floor-to-ceil­ing tile fac­ing.

Now comes one of the in­ter­est­ing fea­tures of the Onyx — a great room ac­ces­si­ble via a stair­way set op­po­site the pow­der room. With a fire­place sim­i­lar to that in the liv­ing room, the added en­ter­tain­ment or fam­ily area has a rail­ing sep­a­rat­ing it from the liv­ing room be­low as well as a door lead­ing to a full-width front bal­cony over the front garage.

“The Onyx re­ally fits a niche mar­ket of those who want a splitlevel home — some nos­tal­gia with cer­tain de­mo­graph­ics in hav­ing a split-level — and the over­all de­sign-lay­out is fan­tas­tic and unique,” Schultz says.

Eight steps up from the great room is the pri­vate area of the home that in­cludes two smaller bed­rooms (one fin­ished as an of­fice), laun­dry with cab­i­netry, sink, a work­top, a cof­fee sta­tion, and the mas­ter suite. There is also a de­sign op­tion avail­able that al­lows for a fourth bed­room on the up­per floor.

The mas­ter suite has a large car­peted bed­room with walk-in clos­ets, and a tiled en­suite with twin van­ity sinks, large soaker tub with tiled sur­round, and a glass stall shower.

The home, Schultz says, is a good size for grow­ing fam­i­lies or those who en­joy en­ter­tain­ing.

“Many buy­ers are those who are in life stages that in­volve chil­dren or plan­ning to have them. The per­son­al­iz­ing that can be done with the floor plan and the op­tions avail­able in our de­sign stu­dio re­ally make this home more ap­peal­ing than it al­ready is,” she adds.

A look at the roomy and airy bonus room in the Onyx show home in Yorkville, built by Mat­tamy Homes.

A view of the el­e­gant ex­te­rior of the Onyx show home.

A look from above at the Onyx’s bonus room.

The mas­ter en­suite has a dou­ble-sink setup.

The great room and kitchen come to­gether in an open con­cept.

The foyer in the Onyx show home is set off nicely by a split stair­way that echoes clas­sic split-level style.

The kitchen of the Onyx fea­tures a gran­ite-topped is­land.

The Onyx’s liv­ing room has one of two fire­places in the home.

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