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October 01, 2017

Quality comes standard

WestCreek Homes’ topnotch standard specifications shines through in Stonefield II

Pepper Rodriguez

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To many, the true beauty of a show home is never having to ask “is this an upgrade?” And at WestCreek Homes’ latest show home in Legacy, that question hardly needs to be asked, as most of the stunning finish that can be seen comes standard.


“Having to compete with the bigger outfits in the industry means we have to be innovative in the way we offer our homes, and offering a higher standard specification for our finishes and flexibility in personalizing  plans to fit their needs are our biggest advantages,” says WestCreek marketing manager, Kalida Goldade.

Their newly opened Stonefield II show home in the latest move-up home phase of Legacy sparkles with creativity and practicality that today’s families are looking for. And feedback has been positively glowing.

“The Stonefield II has been our biggest seller. The bright, sunlit, engaging layout of the open concept main floor and the obvious advantages it offers for the modern family is what people like most about it,” Goldade says.

For the new show home, WestCreek Homes even took pains to create a bright and welcoming information centre in front. And rather than the usual access through the mud room, they also made the extra effort to bring visitors through the front door.

“We pride ourselves in the extended, covered entry ways that we put in all our homes,” Goldade says. “They are as wide and welcoming as possible and provide an exciting architectural touch with the amount of stone detail we put in them. ”

The front door — as well as most of the doors on the main floor — is eight-feet tall, which adds to the grandeur of the home. “The nine-foot-high ceilings are standard, as are the 42-inch kitchen cabinetry that adds to the stylish functionality of the home,” says area sales manager Larry Labelle.

Check out the open riser staircase, too. “We put a lot of care in ensuring that they are wide enough and that they are integrated in the central part of the home,” Labelle says. “And we always finish our staircases to the lower level.”

WestCreek Homes — the home building arm of Legacy’s developer, WestCreek Developments — has six other two-storey move-up home models and one bungalow available in this two-time SAM Community of the Year winner. They range from 1,900 to 2,500 square-feet and start from $522,000. WestCreek has the last lots backing onto water and have new wooded lots with 10 aditional trees per lot.

The five-inch hand-scraped hardwood flooring through the main floor and the stylish cantilevered gas fireplace with designer tile facing brings a look of warmth to the great room. The open riser staircase is another integral aspect to the design.

The 2,353-square-foot Stonefield II uses the open concept layout to the best advantage. Labelle says having eight-foot doors through the home is crucial in achieving the desired look. “We have nine-foot ceilings throughout and if the doors were shorter we wouldn’t achieve the desired look that lends to the feeling of airy spaciousness.”

The sleek and sumptuous design of the Stonefield II’s kitchen makes it feel like an HGTV cooking show dream. The seamless design of the cabinetry and the trendy black stainless steel appliances and how they interact with the stylish quartz countertops make it the ideal environment for entertaining guests.

The enormous amount of stone detail that adorns the exteriors add to the astounding curb appeal of each their homes, and the Hardie Board sidings is a knockout both in style and the added safety and sturdiness it provides, she says. “We want our homes to be as maintenance-free as possible and using these advanced exterior materials goes a long way in providing that,” Goldade says.

The airy, sunlit interior of Stonefield II is one of its most remarkable features, and visitors love the practical and stylish layout of this three-bedroom two-and-a-half bath home.

The tile accents you see around the big freestanding tub and the glass-enclosed shower are standard. “Buyers normally get a fraction of that, but we see the benefit of giving this treatment to all our customers,” Labelle says.

The tray ceiling of the central bonus room brings a feeling of ultimate luxury at half the cost of a fully vaulted ceiling. The transom window gives the room much needed natural light. “Having it in the middle of the home separating the master and the other bedrooms gives privacy to each member of the family yet an environment they all can share,” Goldade says.

The master ensuite has all the prerequisites of a well-appointed retreat – wide and spacious dual vanities, full-length mirror, stand-alone soaker tub and a wide glass shower stall. But Labelle says their ability to adjust plans to suit their buyers’ needs is one of their biggest advantages.

Having a full laundry room upstairs completed with overhead cabinetry and drawers is another way the practicality of the Stoneridge II’s design shines through. “We provide the buyer all that they need to make life as easy as possible in their new home,” Goldade says.

Fast Facts:

Builder: Westcreek Homes

Community: Legacy

Developer: WestCreek Developments

Style: Stonefield II, two-storey, double front attached garage home

Price: Stonefield II starts from $569,000.

Address: 124 Legacy Manor S.E.

Directions: South on McLeod Trail , turn left onto 210 Ave. S.E.,  right at 3rd traffic circle onto Legacy Gate and follow the Move-Up Show Homes signs

Hours: Monday to Thursday 2 to 8 p.m., weekends and holidays noon to 5 p.m.

Website: www.westcreekhomes.ca

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