New Homes Articles
When it comes to show homes, function must come first. Once a functional design is achieved, elegance can then be woven into the overall design. The design team at Maric Homes had that in mind when they conceived the floor plan of 25 East Plains Drive, said Phil Mosher, Realty . . .
November 22, 2014
Not all River Heights classics were created equal.Most of the homes built between 1900 and 1930 ooze character, but the layouts and features vary greatly.As a result, some homes are far more livable than others. The 2, 000 sq. ft., two-storey home found at 106 Niagara Street is a prime . . .
November 22, 2014
Being an inventive, imaginative lot, builders relish the opportunity to rise to a challenge. That's exactly what happened when Spencer Curtis and his design team at Hilton Homes were given the responsibility of building a spacious home on a lot that was significantly narrower than normal at 54 Appleford Gate in . . .
November 15, 2014
There tends to be two types of show homes. The first simply overwhelms you with a quick burst of in-your-face wow factor. The second, by contrast, is more subtle in its spectacularity. The moment you walk in, you're aware of the wow factor, but it doesn't fizzle out. Rather, the various . . .
October 11, 2014
As cutting-edge as new homes with modern designs can be, there's the risk of the design being too modern. When that happens, a home filled with white finishes, stainless steel appliances and a wealth of windows can end up feeling cold. That's not the case with 129 Autumnview Drive, said . . .
November 8, 2014
It isn't often you walk into a foyer of a new home that sports a three-piece glass wall that greets you in grand style.Yet, that's the scene that unfolds the moment you enter 29 East Plains Drive, a two-storey Artista Homes design in Sage Creek. However, it's the scene on . . .
November 1, 2014
Admit it or not, when it comes to new homes, people tend to gravitate to pizzazz rather than practicality.Yet, at the end of the day, it's practicality (in particular, a home's layout) that makes a home livable. The design team at Parkhill Homes designed 10 Orchard Gate -- a 1, . . .
October 25, 2014
As a new home builder, you never want to be accused of falling victim to an insidious malady. That malady is none other than Same Old Syndrome (otherwise known as SOS), an affliction that has been known to cause prospective homebuyers' eyes to glaze over, a condition that can be relieved . . .
October 4, 2014
It's a commodity that king-sized families prize above all others.That commodity? None other than space. If you're a family composed of two adults plus three or four hyperkinetic kids, you can never have enough space. Turns out, Ventura Custom Homes had that need in mind when they designed The Ambassador . . .
September 25, 2014
When it comes to show homes -- especially at times when the Parade of Homes is on -- it's easy for builders to get carried away with their designs. While it's good to showcase innovative new materials, products -- or even a revolutionary floor plan -- there's always the danger of . . .
September 20, 2014