Monday, September 20, 2010

18 Yacht's Cove - Van Hull Estates

Builder: Albers Builders LTD.
Selling Price: $540,000 plus GST and Land
Type: 2-Storey

18 Yacht’s Cove – A 2-storey family home with “presence”.

You only have to walk into this fabulous home to notice the care taken with detail. The front hallway is absolutely beautiful. Walls are paneled in a cappuccino maple. The floor is an elongated checkerboard of ceramic tile. The double doors of the coat closet on the right are made of gumwood, a marvelously patterned wood. The double doors leading to the formal dining room on the left are made of glass with horizontal strips of the dark maple wood running across them. Did I mention that the ceiling rises to the second storey? All these things tell you that further exploration of the house will be a treat.

The generous size of the dining room allows ample room for a large dining room table. There is a built in alcove for your china cabinet. The floors are made of a Brazilian cherry hardwood that is luscious. The front window is large and illuminates the area wonderfully.

The cherry hardwood floor spreads out to the kitchen and informal dining area towards the back of the house. The kitchen cabinets are the same cappuccino maple as in the front hallway. Most reach the ceiling, preventing those “hard to clean” areas. The cupboard hardware is made of stainless steel, matching the stainless steel appliances. Some of the cupboard doors are solid panels and some have translucent glass panels. The variety is very pleasing to the eye. The kitchen has a large island which houses the sink and a raised eating bar. The island’s front is decorated with slate; its countertop is made of a complementing granite. The sills of the floor to ceiling windows as well as the other kitchen surfaces are also covered with the same granite. Lovely!

The living room is large. The Brazilian cherry floor continues into this area. In one corner is a gorgeous limestone fireplace. Beside that, room for your large flat panel TV, complete with built in cable, HDMI and sound jacks. There is a wall of floor to ceiling windows which look out to the deck (yet to be built) and back yard. The ceiling is nine feet, giving you that feeling of “extra breathing” room.

The stairs located in the centre of the home lead up to what might become your favourite room – the media room. This room has a 10 foot ceiling and features a large “brow” window. At both ends of the rooms, there are built-in cupboards made of the eye-appealing gumwood. One of the ends is the entertainment centre. The flat panel screen is emphasized (and protected from ambient light) by vertical “louvers”. This room is isolated from the upstairs bedrooms by a balcony overlooking the entranceway and an additional three stairs up.

There are three bedrooms upstairs. Double gumwood doors with panels of translucent glass lead you into the large master suite. The headboard of the master bed sits in an arched alcove sporting “knick-knack” shelving on both sides. A large window (and those translucent doors!) allow a lot of natural light into the room. The walk-in closet is very large. The master ensuite is great! There are “his and hers” sinks, a water-jet double tub, and a large walk-in shower.

Notable in this bathroom are the matching stone floor and back splashes throughout. The 2nd and 3rd bedrooms are large and their ample closets have built-in closet organizers.

The basement of this house features a large recreation area. This area features a fantastic circular bar made with maple wood, stone and granite with built-in sink and space left for a wine fridge. The abundant, high windows have slanted sills which allow light to stream easily into the room. For those with a large family, you will find another large bedroom and a complete bathroom (walk-in shower) on this level.

Other notable features of this home include a main floor laundry room complete with sink and built in storage space as well as an insulated double garage having high windows and 3 feet of extra space on the front and sides of the structure (perfect for shelving, storage, and/or a work area).

Bottom line: this home is wonderful – a “must see”!

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1 comment:

  1. The bathroom in the Master Bedroom has double sinks and a 3 sided glass wall shower with a jetted tub. This is an absolutely stunning house that pays attention to every detail.