Bradley’s confident design highlights details in bold - Article
November 08, 2017 01:02:00 pm
Claire Young, Calgary Herald
Published on: October 27, 2017
This is a show home that appeals to the senses and is a hands-on delight — the leathered granite finish on the kitchen counters, the high gloss white tile floor in the master ensuite, the soft feel of seven-inch wide natural finish engineered hardwood underfoot.
The Bradley, by Arcuri Homes, is a 2,805-square-foot, three-bedroom home with a triple-car garage and a walkout basement located in the new north-central community of Carrington, by Genstar Development Co.
Its confident design highlights details in bold — strategic use of black feature walls in places such as the master bedroom and great room, and black to outline the ceiling feature above the stairwell and the block-shaped hallway arches. Its white backdrop with wood floors gives it a modern but warm presentation.
Arcuri Homes is the exclusive builder for the walkout lots overlooking the storm water pond, greenspace and pathway in this part of Carrington. The overall Carrington area has three developers for separate parts — Genstar, Mattamy Homes and a private owner each have sections. Some of Arcuri’s lots are up to 40 feet wide, which can accommodate a triple-car garage. This part of the community is situated higher than the land to the west, providing mountain views.
The main floor focuses on entertainment, with an open concept for the large kitchen, dining room and great room. Tall windows and glass doors onto the deck provide natural light and views toward the mountains. The walk-through pantry and two-part mudroom provide generous storage, and wrap around two sides of a centrally located den. The den, a few steps off the front foyer, provides a quiet interlude. A half-bathroom across the hall from it is dressed up with a gorgeous dark granite counter veined with white and tawny markings.
Upstairs, the bonus room provides a gathering spot for family or friends. A turn down a hallway creates a wing for the two 11-foot by 11-foot secondary bedrooms. They share a large bathroom with a double-sink vanity and a pocket door separating the toile and tub from the sinks. Also on this wing is the large laundry room, which has a closet, counter space and plenty of natural light.
The master bedroom, with its entrance on the far side of the upper floor landing from the bonus room, extends across the back of the house. The master ensuite is a spacious place with separate vanities finished in a waterfall style quartz with a free-standing soaker tub between them. The shower’s thick glass is encased in strips of metal, giving it a unique and solid feel. Sliding pocket doors with mirrors open to the dressing room, complete with built-ins.
The lower level offers a living area, games area, walk-up wet bar and a bedroom with bathroom, along with a storage and mechanical room.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Builder: Arcuri Homes
Developer: Genstar Development Co.
Price: The Bradley floor plan starts at $605,000, not including lot and GST. The show home is $1.2 million.
Location: 165 Carringvue Manor N.W. Open Monday to Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m., and weekends and holidays from noon to 5 p.m.
Information: arcurihomes.com; genstar.com