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One of the keys to determining if a home can serve the needs of household long-term is its bedrooms.
Less than sufficient sleep spaces will lead families to consider alternatives sooner than expected. This is not a concern in the Cliffton by Morrison Homes.
The award-winning builder is displaying this 2,118-square-foot front-drive single-family model in the scenic south Calgary community of Wolf Willow.
For the children of the family, there is space and storage. The larger of the two secondary bedrooms is 12 feet two inches by 12 feet, which puts it in the range of what one might see from a master bedroom in other homes.
Both secondary bedrooms are equipped with walk-in closets, accommodating the accumulation of belongings as children get older. This includes teenagers, who tend to have larger wardrobes.
In one of these bedrooms, a segment of its front-facing wall boxes out. The show home demonstrates how this slot can be used for a desk, ideal for children when studying for an exam or polishing off a homework assignment.
On the other end of the second floor, the heads of the household get an elegant, highly functional retreat. In the master bedroom, the sleep area itself measures 13 feet by 13 feet.
It expands to a dashing ensuite that provides a direct connection to the walk-in closet. People who prefer elbow room when brushing their teeth and combing their hair in the morning will appreciate this setup.
The vanity has two sinks with plenty of space between them. This is positioned beneath a full-width mirror.
It also dazzles with a black frame glass-encased shower featuring luxurious full-height tile and soaker tub beneath a large window.
In addition to being accessed from the ensuite, the walk-in can also be entered through the laundry room. This convenient path makes it easy to imagine retrieving a clean item from the dryer to complete an outfit while preparing for the day.
It also eliminates the disruption caused by closing doors and flipping light switches when accessing these spaces separately, especially when one’s partner doesn’t get up as early as they do.
The laundry room has a front-load washer and dryer, cabinets and surface area, ideal for folding and sorting clothes.
This model offers an option to tack a fourth bedroom on the second floor.
For quality time with the family, the second level also contains a spacious bonus room. Its distance from the secondary bedrooms mean parents can stay up later and not worry about the volume of the TV disturbing their children as they sleep.
Reaching 13 feet by 14 feet two inches, the main level great room can be counted as a large, welcoming gathering area, as well.
These dimensions are supported by the floor plan’s placement of the stairs to the second level. Rather than including this piece in the great room and kitchen area, which is what can be seen in some homes, it’s right off the foyer. This clears up square footage in high-value spaces.
The great room, which boasts an elongated fireplace, and dining along sit against large windows on the rear-facing wall.
A bulkhead creates visual separation between these spaces and an L-shaped kitchen. A waterfall element on the kitchen island elevates the visual interest of this space. The island has a sink and seating for at least four people.
There are stainless steel appliances, including a chimney-style hoodfan and fridge with french doors.
Across from the kitchen is a nine-foot two-inch by 11-foot flex room. Staged as a home office, the space is displayed in an open format, but there is a floor plan option to enclose it. This area is ideal for people who work from home.
HOME: The Cliffton is a front-drive single-family home.
BUILDER: Morrison Homes.
DEVELOPER: WestCreek Developments.
AREA: Wolf Willow is a new community in southeast Calgary.
HOURS: The show home is open 2 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and noon to 5 p.m. on weekends and holidays.
DIRECTIONS: The show home is located at 111 Wolf Creek Rise S.E. To get there, take Macleod Trail to 194th Avenue, and turn right on Wolf Creek Drive and right on Wolf Creek Rise.