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Check out the Monticello at the Spring Parade of Homes

Acrylic stucco and cultured stone give the Monticello design plenty of curb appeal.

The bright, wide-open great room is an area that’s stunning and functional.

Sliding patio doors provide access to a backyard deck and allow natural light to flood inside.

A colour palette featuring soft grey and taupe gives the master suite a calm, relaxing feel.

You might call the Monticello design a prime example of a builder’s commitment to continually improving on a proven plan.

That’s what prospective home buyers will see when they tour the home during the 2020 Spring Parade of Homes, says Lisa Castro of Coldwell Banker Preferred Real Estate, the sales representative for the spacious two-storey design.

"Even though the Monticello was designed a number of years ago and is one of Broadview’s most-proven plans, it’s regularly been changed and perfected to meet the ever-changing wants and needs of families," she says. "It’s such a great design that people actually come out to Prairie Pointe to see it even if they’re building in another area."

What people will see is a thoroughly contemporary home featuring a brand-new exterior and an ultra-functional floor plan.

"People will be impressed even before they step inside," says Castro. "The exterior is brand-new, featuring a wonderful combination of cultured stone and acrylic stucco. An angled front entrance with three-panel door then leads inside, where a spacious foyer welcomes you to the home."

With a flex room to its left and a hallway to its right, the angled foyer is roomier than most. It was also designed to provide the function that an active family demands, says Castro.

"There’s a flex space to the left that can be used as either a dining room, office, or in-law suite," she says. "A hallway on the right holds a coat closet, powder room and a huge mud/laundry room. There’s also a doorway opposite the garage entrance that creates a great feature — a walk-in pantry that allows you to bring groceries from the garage straight into the kitchen."

And what a kitchen it is.

A nine-foot quartz-topped island with double sink and eating nook for three and plenty of room to create makes for a highly-functional space, while an array of tasteful finishes provides plenty of panache.

"The design team at Broadview did a great job of picking colours, finishing materials and accessories," says Castro. "Black handles contrast wonderfully with all the gorgeous White Salem, cabinets, while a mosaic tile backsplash behind the range really pops on the off-white backsplash. Gunmetal appliances add a perfect finishing touch."

Then, there’s the adjacent dining area.

Framed beautifully by oversized sliding patio doors on the wall behind it, it houses a table that seats eight, but has space enough to extend the table so it can seat 12.

Castro says the perfectly-placed patio doors do their part to contribute to the great room’s natural brightness.

"At nine feet by eight feet, they’re huge. Because they’re larger than average, they allow all kinds of daylight to enter the great room. I think they’re a feature people will really appreciate when they go through the home during the parade."

Another feature that parade-goers will undoubtedly appreciate is the Monticello’s voluminous, light-filled family room.

Everything about it pleases the eye: its soaring 18-foot-high ceiling, a rear-wall filled with floor-to-ceiling windows and subtle yet spectacular entertainment unit.

"It’s just a gorgeous space," she says. "Its focal point is the recessed entertainment unit with its cultured stone backdrop, TV niche and electric ribbon fireplace. The finishes mesh perfectly with the warm vinyl plank flooring and taupe colour scheme."

Access to the home’s upper level, meanwhile, comes via a striking staircase that’s bordered by tempered glass inserts set in espresso maple railing.

Castro says its layout is exceptionally family-friendly.

"The main bath and a huge linen closet were placed in the centre to create separation. The master suite was placed to the left down a 10-foot long walkway, while the secondary bedrooms were placed in their own wing off to the right. One of the bedrooms — it’s 15 feet by 10.6 feet — is basically the same size as the master suite."

Set off in its own private little world, the master suite is everything it should be: spacious, well-appointed and tranquil.

"I love the colour palette — it combines soft greys and taupes, making for a warm, relaxing feel," she says. "A beautiful ensuite with tiled five-foot shower, White Salem vanity with black handles and faucet and big walk-in closet finishes it off perfectly."

The Monticello is one of the most stylish and versatile family homes on the market, concludes Castro.

"It’s a plan that can be 2,059 sq. ft., or 2,400 sq. ft., so there’s extra space if a family needs it. It can also be configured to be open to below, or with a loft upstairs. We can also turn the main floor flex room into a bedroom, and turn the powder room into a full bath," she says. "This is a versatile plan that offers families everything they need in a home."

lewys@mymts.net

Builder: Broadview Homes

Address: 88 Skyline Dr., Prairie Pointe

Style: two-storey

Size: 2,059 sq. ft.

Bedrooms: three

Bathrooms: two-and-a-half

Price: $569,900 (Includes land, appliances, window coverings, TV & GST)

Contact: Lisa Castro, Coldwell Banker Preferred Real Estate, 204-952-2675

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