April 24, 2012
Shane Homes’ Leera shows poetic side of family home
Like a lyrical poem that touches the soul, the Leera show home by Shane Homes absolutely amazes with a free flowing grace that hooks visitors as soon as they enter and stays with them after they leave.
Everything in the show home just sings with design creativity — the two-sided fireplace casts its warmth between the living room and the home office, the snazzy wet bar set-up in the bonus room upstairs, to name a few. But functionality is more than evident in the large upstairs laundry room, the spacious corner pantry in the kitchen, and tons of drawers and cabinets to maximize storage space.
The exquisite tile flooring lends an executive look to the whole main floor of the 2,341-square-foot Leera show home. Area manager Claude Smith says the design has been quite popular not only with young families, but surprisingly enough, with young single professionals as well.
“First-time homebuyers have been attracted to the luxury and convenience the Leera has to offer, while single professionals look at it as an investment to their future. The starting price of $485,000 including lot and GST is well within their budget,” he tells New Home Living.
The show home’s options display the full potential of all the Leera can be, and visitors are simply delighted by its effortless charm. Smith says the kitchen option is a very popular feature, with the huge centre island with quartz tops getting a lot of notice, and the chef’s array layout with the stove and microwave set within the cabinetry was also mentioned as a very sexy and functional design.
The nice, open layout of the main floor is complemented by the high ceilings and the oversized windows, which take full advantage of the show home’s location on a sunny hillside in the popular neighbourhood of Sherwood in the northwest.
The lifestyle room was turned into a home office in this show home, with classy dual French doors and an interior window which, with the double-sided fireplace, adds to the executive feel of the room making it ideal for a home-based business.
The attached ensuite in the owner’s bedroom has been getting a lot of attention for its superb spa-like ambience, and represents a heavenly piece of utilitarian comfort. The dual vanities with the make-up table extension encapsulate its sexy/functional demeanor and the corner tub, flanked by windows, is the ultimate relaxation spot.
The bonus room upstairs is enormous, speaking well of Shane Homes’ ability to utilize every available space and incorporate into a functional plan. Dominated by large windows, the bonus room has a fully-equipped wet bar complete with bar fridge, sinks and cabinetry, and still leaves plenty of room for an oversized sectional sofa and entertainment centre.
“Obviously, the men are really awed by this option and they can’t wait to get their friends over to watch the game in this set-up, but the women are similarly impressed because of the well-thought out layout,” Smith says.
Indeed, the Leera presents the ultimate entertaining home; you’ll never run out of room to host guests. The kitchen layout is perfect for parties – with its smoothly functional design that makes food preparation simple with plenty of prep area that then turns into a presentation area to show off your culinary creations and will be the hub of the party.
And when you need to shop for groceries to create these culinary masterpieces, the location in Sherwood is perfect. “We’re located close to the Beacon Hill commercial centre, where you have all the big box stores and restaurants, we’re just off Stoney Trail so accessibility to any part of town is not a problem at all,” Smith adds.
The Leera can be built starting at 2,175 square-feet for a base price of $485,000 including house, lot and GST. “The price, the location and the standards we offer is why we believe the Leera is the best option around.”
Builder: Shane Homes
Developer: Melcor Developments Ltd.
Style: Two storey, three-bedroom home with front double attached garage
Size: Starts at 2,175 sq. ft.
Price: Starts at $485,000 including house, lot and GST
Address: 13 Sherwood Gate N.W.
Directions: West on Stoney Trail and north on Shaganappi Trail and follow the signs
Hours: Monday to Thursday 2 to 8 p.m., weekends and holidays noon to 5 p.m.