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Mid-level townhome with a high-end feel

New player Danzante's commitment to quality is clear

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Danzante’s commitment to quality is evident even from the exterior.

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Standard perks in the home include the electric ribbon fireplace with tile surround in the family room.

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The home’s island kitchen offers a dining area for four to six, while the family room features a large picture window.

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Everything you see in the home comes standard — no need to upgrade.

When some builders construct a home set at a mid-level price point, the overall quality of the home usually matches its selling price.

That’s not the case with Danzante Luxury Homes, says their sales manager, Phil Mosher of Keller Williams Real Estate Services.

"Even when we build a mid-level product such as the affordable attached townhomes we’ve been building here in Selkirk, the materials and finishes we use in them are high-quality," Mosher says.

"No matter what type of home we build — mid-level or luxury — we use nothing but the highest-quality materials and finishes. That’s just the way we operate."

Danzante’s parent corporation is West St. Paul-based AWC Builders, which has been in business for more than 30 years

The newly formed company’s commitment to quality is evident even from the exterior.

"The siding is actually Hardie board, a top-grade siding that’s likely the most durable siding on the market. We’re passionate about crafting homes that are not only memorable and elegant, but that stand the test of time. That’s why we use the Hardie board, even on our mid-level products — we want them to last."

He adds that because every Danzante home is designed to be as livable as possible, basements are also a cut above the norm.

"While most builders go with concrete foundations, all our homes feature ICF (insulated concrete form) foundations, which are warmer and quieter than standard foundations. Our basements also come drywalled and wired with power outlets installed," Mosher says. "We also spray foam floor joists and use an engineered floor system."

Add the main and second floor to the basement, which offers about 500 square feet of livable space, and you have a three-bedroom, 2½-bathroom townhome that checks in around 1,948 sq. ft. when all three levels are factored in.

"Even though the home is 1,448 sq. ft., it feels more like it’s 1,700 sq. ft. That’s because the layout is so efficient," he says.

"There’s no wasted space anywhere in the home."

Case in point is the naturally bright great room, which features not three but four spaces.

"It starts off with a dining area for four to six and island kitchen to the left. There’s a family room with large picture window to the right, plus an area at the end of the kitchen that could be used as a second eating area."

Meanwhile, all the finishes in the bright, functional great room come standard, Mosher says.

"Everything you see, from the rich laminate plank flooring to the grey cabinets, tile backsplash and taupe laminate countertops in the kitchen and electric ribbon fireplace with tile surround in the family room, is standard. What you see is what you get. There’s no need to upgrade anything unless you want to."

The home’s spacious feel extends to its upper level, which houses no fewer than five spaces.

"You not only get three good-sized bedrooms, but you also get a beautiful four-piece bath with standard extra-deep soaker tub plus tile trim around the tub and vanity," he says. "There’s also a big second-floor laundry room, too."

As should always be the case, the master suite is the largest of the five spaces.

"Both secondary bedrooms are larger than normal, while the master suite is huge. It comes with a big picture window, four-piece ensuite with four-foot shower and a large walk-in closet with window. The bedroom also has some nice angles to it that add visual interest."

A host of other standard features also combine to give the mid-level townhome a high-end feel: white baseboards, cappuccino maple capping, five-panel doors with satin silver door handles and plush wall-to-wall carpeting upstairs.

Mosher says Winnipeggers can expect the same quality and value when Danzante unveils its first show home near Winnipeg in West St. Paul’s Countryside Crossing during the 2019 Fall Parade of Homes.

"We’re going to start with the show home in Countryside Crossing in the fall, and then will be building show homes in several Winnipeg communities not long after that. If we can find an appropriate spot to build the townhomes, we’ll build them."

When that happens, Winnipeggers on the lookout for a value-packed home will like what they see.

"The townhomes should be priced around $339,900," he says, adding Danzante will also be marketing affordable luxury homes. "Our goal is to offer consumers a quality home at an affordable price. We believe they deserve a better choice than what they currently have."

The details


Builder: Danzante Luxury Homes by AWC Builders Ltd.

Address: 318 Jemima St., Selkirk

Style: two-storey attached townhome

Size: 1,448 sq. ft.

Bedrooms: three

Bathrooms: 2 ½

Price: $319,900 (includes lot, air conditioning & GST)

Contact: Phil Mosher, Sales Manager, 431-557-7445


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