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Bridgwater Lakes bungalow offers value and luxury

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The cultured stone and acrylic stucco on this walk-out bungalow is classy from the curb.

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Tucked away in its own distinct spot on the right side of the great room, the island kitchen deftly combines modern function with traditional warmth.

TODD LEWYS / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS/The island kitchen in this Bridgwater Lakes bungalow features clean lines and loads of space.
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The solarium-like dining area comes with a trio of window and a patio door that leads out to a big composite deck.

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The spacious ensuite possesses a relaxing, spa-like appeal.

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The family room features a black-trimmed gas fireplace set in a grey feature wall and incredible wetland views.

A little less than 10 months ago, the brain trust at Huntington Homes discovered a huge lakefront lot at 45 Valley Brook Rd. in Bridgwater Lakes.

Excited about their good fortune — somehow, the perfectly placed piece of land was still for sale — they quickly purchased the lot and began the process of visualizing what type of home would t fit best on the gorgeous walk-out lot.

After much deliberation, they found a plan that fit the pristine plot of land to a tee, says Rob Swan, owner of Huntington Homes.

"We looked back in our files and found a plan that had won a gold Parade of Homes award a few years ago," he says. "It was for a walk-out bungalow that we designed to fit on a similar lot on Rose Lake Court in Bridgwater Lakes. After taking a look at the plan, we thought it would be a perfect fit for the lot at 45 Valley Brook."

As was the case three years ago, the goal was to create a home that showcased the gorgeous wetland views behind it while providing a seamless fusion of style and livability inside.

While the wetland views are impressive, the home’s livability quotient is even more impressive, says the sales representative for the impeccably designed home, said Glen Williams of the Glen Williams Team.

"As special as the lake views are, the part of this home’s design that makes it so special is the fact that it has three bedrooms," he notes. "About 90 per cent of the bungalows in this area only have one bedroom plus a den on the main floor."

Williams adds the addition of the extra bedroom is a huge feature.

"Having that extra bedroom means that the home can accommodate not only empty-nester couples, but families, as well. Sure, there are two bedrooms downstairs and they’re great, having a third bedroom on the main floor is something that both empty nesters and families appreciate."

Another thing members of both demographics will appreciate is how the thoughtfully-laid-out home deftly balances style and function and showcases the wetlands behind the home.

"I just love how the three floor-to-ceiling windows behind the family room and and three large windows in back of the dining area provide unbelievable views of the lake out back," Williams says. "They also let in tons of natural light, while a 10-foot ceiling works with the open floor plan to create a tremendous feeling of space."

And while the main living area is beautifully bright and undeniably spacious, each space is distinct yet accessible.

The dining area was cleverly boxed out to the rear of the kitchen, creating a generous space, and the kitchen was defined by a mid-sized island that offers a double sink, prep space and a breakfast nook for three without jutting out into the dining area or family room; and the family room was delightfully defined by its own glass-filled wall.

"It’s what Huntington calls an integrated great room design. Flow between the three spaces is incredible, yet each area is an entity unto itself. At the same time, almost every detail has been upgraded to show home standards from the flooring, lighting, cabinets and countertops," he says.

The focal point is the family room with its wall of windows and ribbon-style gas fireplace.

"Finishes were chosen and co-ordinated by an interior designer," adds Williams. "Woodgrain upper cabinets go beautifully with a textured white subway tile backsplash, grey lower cabinets and off-white quartz countertops with taupe and grey flecks. Engineered oak hardwoods add a nice bit of warmth to the area, while high-end stainless appliances are a perfect finishing touch."

A well-placed bedroom wing situated at the front of the home to the left of the foyer well away from the great room finishes off the main floor with a smart, stylish and very user-friendly design.

"I think both families and empty nesters will appreciate its layout. A gorgeous four-piece bath was placed at its outset to make it easily accessible. The two huge secondary bedrooms were spaced out nicely down the hallway to the left of the foyer. The master suite was then placed at the end of its own private 12-foot hallway to the right."

Further isolated by a handy laundry room that was set between it and the other bedrooms, it’s the ultimate master suite, says Williams.

"For starters, three floor-to-ceiling windows on it rear wall provide a spectacular lake view," he says. "There’s also a massive walk-in closet a gorgeous ensuite with tile floor, custom glass/tile walk-in shower and floating white vanity with his/her sinks."

Last but certainly not least, the home’s fully-finished walk-out lower level — which comes with a structural wood floor — offers stunning wetland views, a huge, light-filled rec room, two more bedrooms, a laundry room, full bath and plenty of storage space.

"This home offers incredible value in a luxury home," Williams says. "Because this is a spec home, you don’t pay for a design plan. You also get upgraded, high-end finishes throughout plus all appliances and a fully-finished basement, on a premium lake lot. By comparison, a new home being built nearby costs $100,000 more. This home is move-in ready, and in a great location."

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Details:

Builder: Huntington Homes

 

Address: 45 Valley Brook Rd., Bridgwater Lakes

Style: bungalow with walk-out basement

Size: 2,064 sq. ft.

Bedrooms: five

Bathrooms: three

Price: $916,300 (Includes lot, landscaping, upgrades, appliances & GST)

Contact: Glen Williams, the Glen Williams Team, 204-800-0642

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