A foyer doesn’t just serve as an entry point — it also sets the tone for the rest of the home.
Paul Michael Saltel, sales representative for the Brunswick — a new Randall Homes show home found at 331 Tanager Trail in Sage Creek — says the home’s foyer makes a great first impression.
"It’s a beautifully-designed area," he says. "Initially, it creates a sense of privacy because it’s not open to the great room. Then, you see the areas to its left and right."
Look left, and you see a formal dining room with huge window, look right and you see a sunken mudroom and a discreetly-placed hallway.
"The dining area is a wonderful space that can be used either as a dining room, office or a multi-purpose or family-specific space," says Saltel. "The mudroom is a separate yet accessible space with a transom window, bench, shelving and easy no-step access to the attached double garage."
Regardless which area you’re in, access to the great room is seamless thanks to a doorway to the rear of the formal dining room and the aforementioned hallway next to the marvelous mudroom.
No matter whether you enter the great room via the kitchen or informal dining area, you find yourself in a bright, well-ordered and extremely livable space.
"Everyone who’s gone through the home really liked how large and bright it is," he says. "All the large windows on the rear wall let in tons of sunlight from the south, while a smart layout uses all the available space extremely well."
More specifically, each of the great room’s three spaces, the island kitchen, eating area and family room, was sized to offer maximum utility without overlapping.
The island kitchen, which inhabits the left side of the great room, is big enough to offer maximum function, yet not so big an to intrude on the centrally-situated dining area. Meanwhile, the spacious eating area is subtly defined by a huge window on its rear wall.
A light-filled family room to the right of the eating area then finishes off the great room with plenty of space to relax — and an understated style that makes it a pleasure to spend time in.
"The clean, uncomplicated design looks great," Saltel says. "There’s a TV niche with grey feature wall and low-profile entertainment unit that can hold a 55 or 60-inch TV, and the ribbon fireplace with its marble-style surround with natural maple trim is simple, yet beautiful."
He adds that the kitchen and an expandable eating area are equally impressive.
"The island, which can seat two to three, has a grey base that goes beautifully with off-white cabinets, quartz countertops, a white subway tile backsplash and stainless appliances. A patio door on the kitchen’s rear wall leads out to a big composite deck, and there’s plenty of room in the eating area to extend a dining table out to seat 10 if you need to."
Head upstairs via a striking maple-trimmed staircase, and you can’t help but marvel at the interesting yet efficient layout.
For starters, there’s a laundry room on the mezzanine level between the main floor and upper level that provides a distinct, out-of-the way place to do laundry. Ascend a short set of stairs, and you find a bright second floor that lays out four spaces (main bath, two secondary bedrooms, master suite) in a unique L-shaped configuration.
"Both secondary bedrooms, they’re identical in size at 10 feet by 11 feet, are at the far end next to the main bath," he says. "The master suite was placed to the left of the stairs."
That placement makes for a well-isolated master suite that essentially has the left side of the upper level all to itself.
"It has everything you’d want in a master suite, it’s bright, spacious, has his/her walk-in closets and a beautiful three-piece ensuite with five-foot shower, grey vanity with quartz countertop, and his/her sinks. A marble-style vinyl floor really goes well with the grey vanity."
Saltel says the Brunswick is proof positive a home can be designed to be unique, yet livable.
"Randall’s design team did a wonderful job with the Brunswick. They made it different, yet it’s still functions beautifully in every area. It has everything a family could possibly want — space, style, function and flexibility."
Builder: Randall Homes
Address: 331 Tanager Trail, Sage Creek
Model: the Brunswick
Size: 1,808 sq. ft.
Price: $549,900 (Includes lot & GST)
Contact: Paul Michael Saltel, Quest Residential Real Estate, 204-228-1048