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Versatility offers vast opportunities

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Photos by Todd Lewys / Winnipeg Free Press

This two-storey home in Sage Creek offers growing families the space and flexibility to change with the times.

Traffic flows seamlessly from the door to the garage to the dining area.

Huge windows ensure an abundance of natural light.

The large kitchen island includes a breakfast nook for three.

Todd Lewys / Winnipeg Free Press

The flexible layout of the Eldwood IV allows homeowners to decide how to use spaces throughout the home.

Due to an ever-evolving lifestyle, young families need a home that can readily adapt to their changing needs.

The Eldwood IV — Randall Homes’ 2019 Spring Parade of Homes entry, which can be found at 14 Red Sky Rd. in Sage Creek — was designed to provide the flexibility that young families require, says Paul Michael Saltel, sales consultant for the two-storey, 1,898-sq.-ft. show home.

"So far, families that have gone through the home have really liked the floor plan both on the main floor and upstairs. Growing families need a versatile home that offers lots of flexibility. The Eldwood IV provides that in every area."

The Eldwood IV’s family-friendly layout starts at the front of the home, where a flex room was placed to the right of an ultra-spacious foyer/landing area.

Bordered by one-third, maple-capped walls, the 10-foot by 11-foot space, which features a wide entrance and huge window on its front wall, can be used for a variety of purposes.

"It can be used as an office, sitting room, dining room or even a play room," Saltel says. "It can be closed off if you want to use it as an office. If you choose to use it as a dining room or play room, it opens up nicely to the great room. That makes it great for entertaining. And when the kids are playing, parents can see what’s going on from the kitchen."

More utility can be found to the left of the foyer, where a compact hallway houses a powder room and mudroom.

Saltel notes that the space to the left of the powder room is a dedicated mudroom, not a mud/laundry room as is the case in many of today’s new home designs.

"It holds a closet and built-in locker with bench and shelf above, and was placed directly across from a door that leads into a good-sized walk-through pantry. There’s no need to walk around — you can take your groceries from the garage straight in to the kitchen."

Meanwhile, residents and guests alike can access the great room with ease thanks to a seven-foot-wide entrance that was placed thoughtfully between the foyer and main living area.

Not only does the ultra-wide entrance promote seamless traffic flow, but it also allows light to flow from the front of the home to the back of the home and vice versa, he adds.

"Light from the big window in the flex room flows through in to the great room, while light from a huge picture window in the family room and window and patio door behind the dining area shines back in to the landing/foyer area. The result is one of the most naturally bright great room areas you’ll find in a home."

At the same time, all that light is tempered beautifully by warm finishes placed in and around the wide-open, yet well-defined, great room.

The medium brown distressed laminate plank flooring that runs through the great room adds a welcome measure of texture and warmth, while the finishes in the kitchen, rift oak-style thermofoil cabinets, off-white/taupe quartz countertops and an off-white/taupe tile backsplash, combine with a taupe/off-white colour palette to create a cosy, welcoming ambience.

"It’s a very functional area," Saltel says. "The kitchen and dining area are set beneath a nine-foot ceiling, the kitchen features a 44-inch-wide island with breakfast nook for three, and the dining area can easily seat six to 12 guests. The patio door on its rear wall also provides access to a 10-foot by 12-foot composite deck out back."

The great room is then capped off by a spectacular family room, which is defined by an 18-foot ceiling.

"A fireplace set in a cultured stone wall with bulkhead above makes for a nice focal point, while its high ceiling and an open staircase gives it a real feeling of space," he says. "The picture window on its rear wall and a stack of three windows on the wall behind the stairs let in all kinds of natural light."

Head up the wide, angled staircase and you’ll find a generous landing off which a pair of hallways run to the left and right.

Turns out, the hallway to the left contains two bedrooms, a bright, spacious laundry room, angular art display niche and main bath with soaker tub; the hallway to the right, which is about eight feet long, leads to a sensationally secluded master suite.

"It’s a genuine retreat," Saltel says. "The bedroom is a good size with a huge window that lets in all kinds of natural light, there’s a big walk-in closet, and the ensuite features a five-foot shower, his/her sinks either side of a handy storage tower and beautiful rift oak-style thermofoil cabinetry."

The home is then completed by a surprisingly spacious lower level that offers approximately 800 sq. ft. of livable space.

"Thanks to its standard steel beam construction and having the mechanical equipment tucked away in one corner, you can fit in a fourth bedroom, bathroom, huge rec room and still have plenty of room left over for storage. With a finished basement, the home would offer nearly 2,700 sq. ft. of total livable space."

Saltel says the Eldwood IV’s family-friendliness is derived from its well-thought-out floor plan.

"Its layout just makes sense. Because the space is so well-utilized, it feels like a 2,200-sq.-ft. home, not one that’s 1,898 sq. ft.

"The Eldwood IV was designed to offer the space, flexibility and style that growing families need."

lewys@mymts.net

The details

 

Builder: Randall Homes

Address: 14 Red Sky Rd., Sage Creek

Style: Two-storey

Model: The Eldwood IV

Size: 1,898 sq. ft.

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2.5

Price: $579,900 (Includes lot, upgrades, landscaping and GST)

Contact: Paul Michael Saltel, Sales Consultant, 204-228-1048

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