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Maximum Impact

Unique features carry a knockout punch


SIGNATURE HOMES always seems to march to a different tune. If there’s one thing we’ve come to expect in the company’s show homes, it’s an element of surprise, and the knockout four-bedroom model at 349 Willow Creek Road does not disappoint.

The two-storey visitable show home is packed with unique components, most notably a striking 18-foot wood-slat feature wall in the great room. Vertical maple slats against a black backdrop create seriously dramatic impact, set alongside black built-in cabinetry and anchored by a marble-look tile ledge that runs about a foot high along the bottom of the wall.

The look is even more dramatic when you turn on the 80-inch open flame fireplace. A combination of water and light, the flames look real, but they’re cool to the touch, and this fireplace doesn’t need venting.

Across the room in the dining area, there’s another cool feature — a bar with built-in wine rack and beverage fridge, set behind a half-wall decked with horizontal wood slats. Its quartz countertop and glossy white thermofoil cabinetry are carry-overs from the kitchen, where glossy and wood-look thermofoil combine for a two-tone look that’s all the rage these days.

Head upstairs and there’s a lot more drama in the master bedroom. Vertical wood slats stand out against a black wall, creating a headboard for the built-in platform bed, which is outfitted with LED underlighting. The vertical and platform themes are carried through to the massive en suite. A black-and-white stand-alone bathtub is set on a low platform, with a feature strip of dark tile running underneath the tub and up the rear wall. The vanity is extra long, with tons of storage in two-tone cabinetry, along with his-and-hers sinks separated by a central makeup desk and quartz counters.

A Toto toilet with bidet system and motion-sensor light sits next to the extra-large no-step shower, which has glass doors on barn-door-style rollers.

Two secondary bedrooms with large closets, a family bathroom and a laundry room complete the second floor, but the flexible plan can be altered to have a loft overlooking the great room.

The fourth bedroom is on the main floor, in a mini-wing off the triple attached garage. Ideal for guests or family members with mobility issues, the bedroom is close to a visitable bathroom tucked behind a pocket door. The roomy, glass-enclosed shower has chic black grab bars, a bench and black roller-style tracks similar to those in the master en suite.

A generous walk-in closet and bench add more user-friendly convenience at the front entrance. And the entire main floor benefits from luxurious SPC flooring, a newer type of composite that mimics the look of hardwood, but provides extreme durability. Natural wood tones also adorn the exterior of the home, along with stone, white acrylic stucco and two garage doors, each offset with another unusual feature — vertical rows of windows.

Photos courtesy of Signature Homes


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