For some families, a home’s size — and a flexible floor plan — really does matter.
Lori Hopfner of Royal LePage Dynamic Real Estate says she just listed a seven-year-old, two-storey home that checks those two boxes, and more.
"No doubt about it, this 2,086-square-foot home offers excellent livability and value," she says. "From the moment you walk in the front door, it’s evident that it has everything a big family is looking for. It’s a very functional home on every level."
That high level of function starts in a generous, angled foyer that transitions into a wide hallway with a coat closet, mud room and powder room, while a doorway to the right leads into a big, formal dining room.
"I just love the home’s floor plan," Hopfner says. "The formal dining room provides families with lots of flexibility. If you want to use it as a dining room, it’s perfectly placed for entertaining. It can also be used as another sitting area or play area, or can be closed off to make it into a den."
The next stop on the main level is an expansive great room that provides all the living space a large, active family requires.
Each of its three areas — family room, kitchen and informal eating area — offer exceptional function.
"Families will enjoy the sheer amount of space that the open-concept great room gives them," she says. "The kitchen is a fabulous space that revolves around a two-level island with raised breakfast bar, double sink and additional eating nook for two. It offers a wealth of maple cabinets, glass tile backsplash, laminate countertops, corner pantry and stainless appliances."
Meanwhile, the dinette area at the rear of the kitchen — it’s as big as some formal dining rooms — not only holds a table for four to 10, but is also positioned next to sliding patio doors that lead out to a family-friendly backyard.
"It’s fully fenced and comes with a stone patio and play structure that will keep the kids busy for hours. The patio is big enough for a play table, or to put a table, summer furniture and a barbecue on. It’s perfect for the kids to play in, and for visiting after dinner."
The great room’s final space is a huge living room that measures in at an impressive 15.5 feet by 15.3 feet.
"A huge picture window on its rear wall allows loads of natural light to flow inside from the southeast, while a simple maple entertainment unit and gas fireplace bordered by gorgeous tile trim give it a bit of a wow factor. Families will appreciate the great room for all its space, style and function."
Doubtless, they will also appreciate all the function that was woven into the home’s second level as well.
Not only are there three bedrooms, a four-piece bath and a second-floor laundry nook, but there’s also a 13-foot-by-10-foot loft/den that was positioned in a prime spot to the right of the upper-level staircase.
"It’s a versatile space that could be used as a den, media area, play area — or be easily converted to a fourth bedroom," Hopfner says. "Both kids’ bedrooms are a very good size at about 11 feet by 12 feet each, and are just steps away from a main bath with soaker tub and vanity with dual sinks."
To enhance privacy, the master suite was tucked away at the end of a seven-foot-long hallway to the right of the stairs.
"Parents will not only love being set away from the kids’ bedrooms, but will also love how big and bright the bedroom is. It comes with a big walk-in closet and spa-like ensuite with tile floor, jetted corner soaker tub with tile facing and trim, a pair of corner windows, five-foot shower and beautiful maple vanity."
Finally, there’s a fully finished basement that adds another 700 square feet of functional space to the home, taking its total livable space to nearly 2,900 sq. ft.
"It offers plenty of space to play, work out or hang out and watch a movie," she says, adding that there’s space to add another one or two bedrooms if required. "There’s also a three-piece bath and mechanical/storage room with high-efficiency furnace, sump pump, newer hot water tank and storage space."
The move-in-ready home is the total package, Hopfner says.
"Everything has been done — the basement, landscaping, fencing and more. The floor plan is spacious and flexible, and there’s the potential to put more bedrooms downstairs if need be. The home is also in a quiet, family-oriented area that’s close to schools, parks and more. It’s priced right, and ready for a new family to enjoy."
Location: 142 Audette Dr., Canterbury Park
Year Built: 2012
Size: 2,086 sq. ft.
Bedrooms: 3 plus loft
Contact: Lori Hopfner, Royal LePage Dynamic Real Estate, 204-989-5000