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  • All in the family

    Bridgwater home can accommodate the whole clan
    All in the family

    There's one certainty if you're a large family or multi-generational family looking for a new home.You know size matters. Consequently, Kensington Homes has come up with a design -- the Brampton -- to provide king-sized families with adequate space.At 2, 858 sq. ft., the two-storey home -- which is just . . .

    December 6, 2014

  • Tweaking it to the max

    Sterling Homes' team improves on Montara's already successful design

    As good as a new home's design might be, it can always be made better.Which is exactly what the design team at Sterling Homes did when they subtly tweaked an already successful home plan, The Montara: make the 1, 675-square-foot bungalow better in several key areas."The tweaks started with giving . . .

    November 29, 2014

  • Functional and elegant

    Sage Creek bungalow offers exceptional attention to detail
    Functional and elegant

    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

  • Classic charmer

    River Heights home offers a thoughtful layout in a great location
    Classic charmer

    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

  • No small feat

    Functional design makes most of undersized lot
    No small feat

    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

  • Everything in its place

    Livable and lavish
    Everything in its place

    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

  • Natural beauty

    Two-storey home with walk-out basement is grand yet practical
    Natural beauty

    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

  • Let there be light

    Modern-themed home filled with windows, artistic touches

    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

  • Livable layout

    New home has plenty of pizzazz, but functional design is where it shines
    Livable layout

    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

  • In with the new

    Bonneville redefines design from top to bottom
    In with the new

    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