Outstanding new home designs don’t happen by accident.
Truth be told, design teams spend countless hours poring over home designs out of pure necessity. Why’s that? Simple.
Homebuilders can ill afford to design a mediocre home in such a competitive marketplace. These days, distinctive, functional designs are required to capture the attention of prospective new home buyers — and, hopefully, get them to sign on the dotted line.
Shayne Krasnesky, Randall Homes’ sales representative for 237 Petryk Terrace in Grande Pointe Meadows, says Randall’s design team got every detail right in the Kentwood.
"They just put so much thought into the design of the home," she says of the 1,487-sq.-ft. bungalow, which sits on a huge 82-foot-wide by 179-foot-deep lot. "The Kentwood is all about how all the small details come together to wow you."
That subtle "wow" factor starts in the foyer, which features a unique yet functional design. By itself, the foyer — which is already plenty wide and deep — would have been fine.
Thankfully, Randall’s design team went to extra lengths to take it from good to great, notes Krasnesky.
"They placed the lower level stairs to the left of the foyer, which does two things. First, it opens up the area even more. The extra space and light, which comes from a big window over the stairs, makes a big difference. Second, the open design makes the stairs feel like they’re part of the home. You don’t feel like you’re going down into a basement."
Next comes the split floor plan, which has been very well-received.
"Everyone who’s been through the home has liked the layout, which features the master suite on one side with laundry/mudroom and the secondary bedrooms and main bath on the other. Because this home is in the country, it’s on an extra-wide lot," she says. "There’s lots of space between the two wings, so both areas are very private."
No space is more private than the master suite, which is tucked away neatly at the end of the hall with the laundry/mudroom between it and the foyer.
"An enormous window on its rear wall that lets in all kinds of natural light, while taupe carpeting and a taupe feature wall behind the bed add warmth," Krasnesky says. "A big walk-in closet with wire shelving provides a convenient spot to store your wardrobe, and a three-piece ensuite features a five-foot shower, textured thermofoil vanity and cool taupe herringbone-style floor."
She adds that the bedroom wing adds another dash of utility to the well-ordered home.
"Both bedrooms are a really good size and are separated by a spacious main bath. The bedroom at the outset of the wing has a huge floor-to-ceiling window, and would make a great den or guest bedroom for empty nesters. Both bedrooms have big double closets, as well."
A wide — but not too wide — entrance off the front of the foyer then provides access to the great room while preserving just the right amount of privacy.
"Pretty much everyone who’s gone through the home loves the entrance — you can’t see everything in the great room, yet when you walk in, you’re just surrounded by natural light," Krasnesky says. "All that light comes from a huge window and patio door behind the dining area, and two huge windows on the family room’s rear wall."
Once again, the floor plan comes to the fore. As was the case with the two wonderful bedroom wings, style and function co-exist in perfect harmony.
Essentially divided into two halves, the left-hand side of the great room is filled by a spacious island kitchen, while its right-hand side is occupied by an inviting — and tastefully decorated — family room.
"The area is very open with lots of room to move," she says. "The grey/taupe thermofoil cabinets are gorgeous and timeless, while the light taupe quartz countertops go perfectly with the cabinets and warm brown laminate plank flooring. The family room’s focal point is an optional entertainment unit with beautiful electric ribbon fireplace set in white tile with a TV niche above."
Empty nesters or families looking for a spacious bungalow with a huge yard and massive basement need to check out both the Kentwood and Grande Pointe Meadows, says Krasnesky.
"The best part is you’re under 10 minutes from the city, and you get so much more for your money out here. With Randall Homes, way more things are included in the base price than with other builders. This home is in a great location in a wonderful new community, and delivers incredible quality, style and value."
Builder: Randall Homes
Location: 237 Petryk Terrace, Grande Pointe Meadows
Model: The Kentwood
Size: 1,487 sq. ft.
Price: From $497,900
Contact: Shayne Krasnesky, Royal LePage Alliance, 204-996-4155