At first glance, the design brief for this extraordinarily successful Wellington Village infill seems almost modest: use every square foot to create a comfortable family home where everyone has space to enjoy life. »cont'd
The project was inspired by a great location offering a unique opportunity to bridge family life and urban access. The driving ideal: having a life and raising a happy family shouldn't be mutually exclusive. Schools are steps away. Restaurants and shopping are walking close. In short, it's perfect.
In Wellington Village neighbours matter. Respect for local vernacular means peaked roofs echo adjacent homes. A deep front porch invites casual conversations. Honest materials like stone and cedar predominate. The intriguing result? This stunning home is also unostentatious and at ease in its surroundings.
Entering the side lighted front door, you'll encounter the design ethos that sets this home apart. The naturally lit reception foyer has space to sit and remove outwear. Ceramic floors are textured and coloured to anticipate and forgive daily traffic. Call it human-friendly, but notice also it's very smart.
Opposite the reception foyer, pocket doors open on a warm office/study space, with natural light from stately front windows. It's a true working space located close to the entrance to welcome associates without disturbing the household.
Impeccable taste is a factor throughout. But the key to understanding how this home works is spatial planning. Notice that the social spaces are grouped at the rear of the home, creating a contemporary sense of informality. The floor plan uses the property's full width to assure that all rooms have abundant natural light.
In the utterly chic kitchen and adjoining family room you'll see how astute planning translates into comfortable living. South windows flood the space with light. A recessed dining area cleverly walks the line between 'everyday casual' and formal entertaining, balancing open design and lounge-able window seats with the drop-dead elegance of a coffered ceiling.
The kitchen wows with oversized granite-topped island, hand-scraped hickory plank hardwood flooring and quality cabinetry with contemporary mixed finishes. More subtle is the play of illuminated, glass-door display cabinets, echoing side windows. Appliances and fixtures are elite quality, including the retracting range vent, which disappears when not in use. Great!
Everyday life and dazzling entertaining are interchangeable in these spaces. Choose music. Light candles. Open wine. You're done. A nearby powder room boasts good taste equal to any event. A corner mudroom at the garage entrance has enough personality to accommodate two relaxed armchairs, making for a great private conversation nook at parties. That's the design philosophy in action: maximize function! And notice the dog-run door: pooch made easy.
Summer entertaining rewards with a seamless flow to the stellar backyard – a true oasis enveloped in cedar privacy fencing. A salt-water pool with waterfall beckons. There's a hot tub and an outdoor shower. Al fresco dining gets a boost from a sleek outdoor barbeque kitchen in stone and stainless steel.
Children amuse themselves in a totally secure, fenced play area, with large play structure. From any vantage, it's easy to keep an eye on the kids, without missing a beat of adult life. Summer meals stay relaxed, in an enclosed cedar screen porch, conceived as an outdoor dining room.
Upstairs, four beautiful bedrooms revel in astute planning too. Children's rooms have great closets and wonderful windows. The main bath is inviting in pastels and white porcelain. The master suite marries style and substance with gracious double-door entry, recessed ceiling and recessed display shelving. A spa-chic ensuite achieves soothing magic with charcoal ceramics, glass walk-in shower with pebble mosaic floor, mosaic twin vanity and Euro-elegant rectangular pedestal tub washed in natural light. A laundry on this floor winks at chores with one-of-a-kind "daily news" ceramic tiles.
The basement brings sophistication to the man-cave trend with a fully equipped Euro-style bar counters plus theatre with ample space for lounging. Billiards and a built in games table max out play options. Livability? There's a refined bathroom with shower, a workshop and even cold storage.
Move in and enjoy a great life? It could be just that easy. But act quickly: a Wellington Village home this desirable won't be on the market long. Plan your appointment today.
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