Families looking to upgrade to a new home often find themselves dealing with conflicting needs. On one hand, a larger, more functional home is required to better accommodate the needs of a growing family, while on the other they need to be realistic.
While a $650,000 home would give them everything they need and more, it would also stretch their budget to the breaking point. Out of necessity they’ve had to set their budget around the $500,000 mark.
Scott Moore of RE/MAX One Group, the sales representative for Discovery Homes’ new show home at 6 Falcon Cove in St. Adolphe’s Tourond Creek, says the 1,359-square-foot raised bungalow was designed to deliver value and livability to families.
"Discovery chose to build this home in St. Adolphe for two reasons," he says. "First, you get a huge 50x120-foot lot, which allows for a good-sized bungalow. Second, building outside the city keeps the price down. With upgrades such as quartz countertops, luxury vinyl-plank flooring and stainless appliances, this home is selling for under $500,000, including lot and GST."
The moment you set your eyes on the home, it’s apparent it was built with careful attention to detail.
A smart-looking exterior consisting of brown acrylic stucco and sand-coloured cultured stone — along with a coppery-coloured garage door — immediately endows it with ample curb appeal.
That same sense of subtle style carries inside, where a sunken foyer welcomes you into the home in practical style.
"Right away, you get a family-friendly feature to the left of the foyer," says Moore. "There’s a good-sized mudroom off the garage that not only allows you to bring groceries directly inside, but that also has storage cabinets and a bench with shelving above that could be turned into a locker-type area with the installation of a few coat hooks."
Ascend a brief set of steps up to the home’s main living area, and you find yourself standing in a naturally bright great room that’s filled with style and function.
Thanks to a huge window on the family room’s rear wall and a nine-foot-wide patio door behind the dining area, daylight fills the wide-open area.
Meanwhile, an earthy colour palette featuring taupes, browns and off-whites serves as a warm counterpoint to the great room’s natural brightness.
"The great room is just a wonderful area," he says. "The windows’ extra size makes a big difference in how much light comes in, while the finishes — gorgeous brown luxury vinyl plank flooring, two-tone off-white and thunder cabinets, an off-white tile backsplash with taupe grout and light taupe quartz countertops — look amazing."
He adds that the family room — which is neatly defined by a one-third wall with a tempered glass insert — endows the great room with an extra dash of style.
"A tray ceiling with inset blue lighting above adds a nice touch of wow factor, while an entertainment unit with an electric fireplace set in a stacked tone surround and a huge TV nook above looks incredible. There’s good separation from the island kitchen, which is next to a huge dining area that can access a big backyard deck through the sliding doors behind it."
The home’s main floor is then completed by a bedroom wing to the left of the foyer that holds five spaces: a laundry room, four-piece bath and three bedrooms.
"Both secondary bedrooms are a really good size and come with massive windows that let in all kinds of natural light," Moore says. "The primary bedroom is huge, and comes with a patio door to the deck, big walk-in closet and three-piece ensuite with a luxurious marble-style tile surround."
Descend to the home’s lower level, and you find a wide-open space that’s filled with natural light.
"All that light comes from five massive windows that surround it," he says. "With steel beam construction and all the mechanical equipment tucked off to the side, there’s room for a huge rec room, two big bedrooms and a bathroom with lots of storage space left over. Finish it, and you have a home that offers over 2,400 square feet of total living space."
Moore says families looking for a new home that balances value with livability and style need to drive out to St. Adolphe to check out the beautifully designed bungalow.
"If built in the city, this home would cost close to $650,000," he says. "It offers undeniable value, style and livability in a beautiful community with great amenities that’s just 15 minutes from the city."
Builder: Discovery Homes
Address: 6 Falcon Cove, Tourond Creek (St. Adolphe)
Style: Raised bungalow
Size: 1,359 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 50’ x 120’
Price: $498,800 (includes lot, kitchen appliances & GST)
Contact: Scott Moore, RE/MAX One Group, 204-995-7355 or Reid Boles, RE/MAX One Group, 204-799-3951