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March 01, 2018

Lofty style

Excel Homes’ Huntley in Walden brings home design to a peak

Pepper Rodriguez

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First-time homebuyers looking at future growth, and downsizers not quite ready for the limited space of a townhome or condo, Excel Homes’ Huntley has provided the answer with a lofty idea.

The Huntley has been one of Excel Homes’ most popular models since it was introduced, and it is easy to see why. The latest Huntley show home in the growing community of Walden in the southeast brings to light all the features that people have fallen in love with.

The brilliant use of space in the open-concept main floor of the 1,895-square-foot Huntley show home displays the easy comfort and practical functionality of the floor plan. The window looking out the kitchen to the backyard brings sunlit splendour to the interior of this laned home, and the seamless array of cabinetry matched by the sparkling white quartz countertops brings a sense of stylish calm.

The third level loft is its most defining feature. “Everyone just seems to fall in love with the idea,” says area manager Tarek Safadi. “ It just provides that much more living space for what families need, and can be turned into a hobby room, a den or a full suite like what we have in the show home.”

The Huntely’s best feature, however, remains its price. “The Huntley starts at $378,900, including GST, so it’s perfect for the needs of those looking for their first home or planning to downsize,” he adds.

And if laned homes aren’t what you’re looking for, Excel Homes offers a full range of products in Walden from townhomes, duplexes, and double front attached garage move-up homes.

The Huntley show home in Walden has a finished square-footage of 1,895 square-feet spread over its three levels, including the loft on top. It has three-and-a-half bathrooms and four bedrooms. Excel offers four other laned home models here, including two with loft designs.

The stylish cool of Huntley’s kitchen is quite apparent, abetted by the window-over-the-sink design. Full height glass tile backsplash and quartz tops for the U-shaped counter adds a dash of glamour.

The nine-foot ceilings in the main floor and the fashionable laminate flooring bring a distinct design statement to the spacious, well-lit interiors. The central dining area is key to hosting large get-togethers. “Any one in the main floor can join in the conversation,” Safadi says.

The fireplace with its designer stone facing in the great room is another popular feature. But the expansive windows in the main floor play a significant role in its overall appeal.

The 507-square-foot loft on the Huntley’s third level comes complete with a bedroom, a full bath and a bonus room. It will cost approximately another $30,000 for this option, but a majority of Huntley buyers with an eye on future growth and need for extra space have chosen to do just that.

Granite countertops in the main bath and tile flooring add a feel of relaxed comfort and style. The full laundry room upstairs speaks to Excel’s ability to use all available space in the most judicious manner.

The peaceful ambience of the master bedroom is captured in the Huntely show home that uses a king sized bed to illustrate its spaciousness. Living in Walden though may be its biggest draw. “Walden is such a great community, and is one of the newest established in the city with already existing amenities and more coming down the road,” Safadi says.

Fast Facts:

Builder: Excel Homes

Community: Walden

Developer: Genstar Developments

Size: Huntley show home is 1,895 sq. ft.

Price: Starting from $378,900 including GST

Address: 11 Walgrove Terr. S.E.

Directions: South on Macleod Tr., left at 210 Ave. and follow the signs

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

Web: www.excelhomes.ca

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