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Functional Flair - the Tuscan is adaptable, affordable and stylish

When it comes to family life, size definitely matters.

At first glance, a home that comes in well under the magical 2,000 sq. ft. mark might seem undersized. And at "just" 1,457 sq. ft., The Tuscan -- the newest show home from Randall Homes in Sage Creek -- might seem to be fighting out of its weight class in the family home category.

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A quick tour through 51 John Pelland Road in scenic Sage Creek will prompt you to change your mindset, said Randall Homes sales representative Paul Michael Saltel. "Because the floor plan is so good, it feels much bigger than its listed square footage," said Saltel. "It is a very functional home. With about 1,100 sq. ft. of livable space downstairs, it makes a great family -- or empty nester -- home with more than 2,500 sq. ft. of space to enjoy."

More importantly, the home is very affordable, added Saltel. "You can get this home starting at $399,900 including lot, piles and driveway. This is a show home, so it has granite countertops and a backyard deck. The house for $399,900 would come without the deck and granite countertops, but would still include the beautiful laminate plank flooring that runs through the great room."

In a nutshell, nothing is sacrificed in The Tuscan amenity-wise. The foyer, for example, is exceptionally wide, and defined stylishly by taupe ceramic tile (though in the base model, the flooring might be a high-grade vinyl). The four steps up to the main living area feature the same laminate plank flooring running through the great room, and handrails on either side are dark oak, as is the capping on the one-third stub wall defining the stairs.

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Then there's the great room itself, which is well-proportioned and deceptively large. The island kitchen is particularly spacious. "There's lots of room for more than one person to move around and create meals without bumping into each other," said Saltel. "The island is angled, which opens up room, and the aisles on either side of it are extra-wide. The granite countertops and glass tile backsplash are options, but the kitchen comes standard with the cabinets seen here (a smart walnut veneer), the laminate plank flooring and corner walk-in pantry."

Also standard is a huge dining area. In show home trim, it has a table that seats four to six. A table for 10 to 12 could be inserted into the generous space, and there would still be plenty of room to move. The dining area has also been placed next to patio doors leading out to a design feature that is both novel and practical. "Because of the great room's recessed design, you can put a huge back yard deck in out back without taking up space in the yard," said Saltel, "the deck installed here is nine feet deep by 17 feet wide, so it gives you plenty of extra space to barbeque and entertain."

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As big as the dining area is, there's still three to four feet of buffer space between it and the family room, which is also deceptively big."It can easily hold a couch, loveseat and chair, as well as an entertainment unit for your TV," said Saltel. "It also has a neat feature at its rear -- a dark oak capped wall that defines it, and also separates it from the hallway that leads to the home's three bedrooms."

Once again, the available space is used masterfully in the bedroom wing. An L-shaped design has been utilized to achieve good separation between the four spaces inhabiting the wing. One secondary bedroom and the master suite are to the left with the master at the end of the hallway.

To the right is another bedroom and the four-piece main bathroom. The segmentation creates a nice, clean feel that makes for a higher degree of privacy and utility. There's also a main floor laundry housed behind two pairs of double bi-fold doors next to the bathroom - a clever, and convenient touch.

Functional Flair - the Tuscan is adaptable, affordable and stylish - Custom Homes

Meanwhile, both secondary bedrooms are oversized with huge windows and good-sized closets, features that kids will no doubt enjoy. Then, there's the master suite, a space that parents, likewise, will enjoy. "It has tons of space, and natural light just floods in from a huge picture window," said Saltel. "Taupe carpeting, taupe walls -- there's also a chocolate brown feature wall behind the bed -- create a relaxing feel, and there's also a three-piece ensuite with five-foot shower, and good-sized walk-in closet. The big windows are standard with Randall, and are a great feature because they allow so much light to enter the home in every room."

The additional 1,100 sq. ft. of livable space downstairs is a feature that families and empty nesters alike will enjoy, added Saltel. "A steel beam is standard, so there are no teleposts. Large egressed windows make the basement nice and bright. You can put in a massive rec room, as many as two bedrooms and still have plenty of room left over for storage space and a big mechanical room. This is an affordable, functional home that's ideal for young families, young couples or empty nesters.

Re-Posted from Winnipeg Free Press Homes written by Todd Lewys

Link to original article: http://homes.winnipegfreepress.com/winnipeg-real-estate-articles/new-homes/Functional-flair/id-4412/ 

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Phone:

204.253.1548

204.253.1548

Address:

80 St. Anne's Road,
Winnipeg, MB
R2M 2Y7