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Natural light both saves on electricity bills and pulls an uplifting energy across each space it touches.
Calgary is one of the sunniest cities in Canada and Cedarglen Homes embraces this asset in a model now demonstrated as one of its latest show homes in Seton. The Nanton 26, which shares its name with a charming town just south of Calgary, is a 2,186-square-foot front-drive single-family model.
It has three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms.
In several areas throughout the home, introduction of sunshine is a focus. This includes the dining area, which is surrounded by windows. It has windows on a side wall, rear-facing wall and sliding glass doors that step out to a deck.
This adds an upbeat tone Saturday morning pancakes with the family.
Another area soaking up sunlight is the great room which stands two storeys tall. The height of its rear-facing wall is leveraged with placement of multiple large windows. This makes the great room feel as if it extends into the backyard.
The great room also boasts an elongated fireplace with a full-height tile surround.
Furthermore, glass is used to disperse light in the home office. A flex room, accessed off the foyer, has a stub wall with windows covering the top half.
In the show home, the flex room has a spacious desk that seats two people.
There is also a window on an exterior wall in the flex room and the foyer, along with a glass pane next to the front door.
Across from the great room is an open-concept kitchen starring an island with a striking waterfall effect. It stands beneath pendant lighting and seats at least four people, supporting the needs of households that often entertain.
Furthering the home’s glass theme are upper kitchen cabinets with glass inserts, helping serve as a showcase for one’s favourite glasses and dishware. Storage in this kitchen also includes a walk-in pantry.
The kitchen appliances are stainless steel, including a fridge with french doors.
With the open-to-below great room, all bedrooms are on the same side of the second level. One of the secondary bedrooms is just a step or two from an impressive view overlooking the great room. This starts their day on a positive note.
Both secondary bedrooms flank a full bathroom. This bathroom has considerable counter space, providing enough room for more than one child to store hair and hygiene products.
The master bedroom features an angled ceiling and has both a large walk-in closet and elegant ensuite. In the ensuite, a vanity with two sinks sit below separate mirrors. It also contains a free-standing tub on its far end, and a shower with full-height tile and a glass door with a black frame.
People who would like to offset their mortgage payments with a rental tenant may take interest in the legal suite demonstrated in the show home’s basement. It has all the qualities of an apartment, with two bedrooms, a rec area, full bathroom, laundry area with a stacked washer and dryer, and kitchen.
The kitchen is L-shaped and has an eating bar that seats four people.
HOME: The Nanton 26 is a 2,186-square-foot front-drive single-family home with three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms.
BUILDER: Cedarglen Homes.
AREA: Seton is a mixed-use community in southeast Calgary.
DEVELOPER: Brookfield Residential.
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 158 Setonstone Green S.E. To get there, take Deerfoot Trail to Seton Boulevard, then turn right on Seton Way, left on Union Way, and right on Setonstone Green.
INFORMATION: A virtual tour is available cedarglenhomes.com