Wednesday, September 22, 2010

218 Amber Trail - Amber Trails

Builder: Silverton Homes
Selling Price: $259,900 plus GST and Land
Type: Bi-Level

As you walk into this house you appreciate the finer details that Silverton Homes have considered when building this home. The entrance has a large walk in closet and is welcoming to the rest of house. There are a few steps down to the basement. Though this is unfinished in this show home, it opens up your imagination as to how you can utilise this space. There are large windows so, when finished, it will continue with the flow of the home to be a perfectly liveable space without feeling hemmed in.

Only 8 steps up from the front door is the living room and dining area which feels cozy and perfect for welcoming guests. As you walk through to the kitchen at the rear of the property you appreciate features that you may consider extras are standard in this home. There are attractive oak cabinets and generously proportioned garden doors that lead out to a great backyard. This kitchen has granite counter tops as well which add to the aspiration of living here. The family room also looks out onto the backyard with fantastic built-ins to accommodate all those DVD’s and electronic equipment that would sit perfectly here. The built in computer desk adds to the cohesiveness of this area between the kitchen and family room. Small details such as the hole in the granite on the computer desk mean that this builder has tried to consider practical things that a modern family would need.

On this level there are also two bedrooms with fantastic vaulted ceilings making the rooms feel larger than they are. They are perfectly sectioned away from the main living area so if a member of the family wants some shut-eye whilst the rest are watching TV in the family room, there will be no disturbance – either from the TV or the volume of snoring coming from the bedroom! A full bathroom next to the bedrooms completes the main floor.

Upstairs is the master suite. The windows face the front of the home with views of the lake. The ensuite bathroom has a fantastic corner jet tub as well as a walk in shower unit. You may think that this is a British eccentricity, but I really do not like looking from my bed into the ensuite and seeing a toilet. I know I don’t really want to appear too blunt, but really who needs that sight? Here Silverton Homes has overcome this phobia of mine. The lavatory is perfectly placed behind the door, so the view from the bedroom is the generously sized vanity that could more than accommodate all those lotions and potions that I possess.

Brian from Silverton explains that they are a medium-sized independent builder. They specialise in “Custom Hybrids” which means that they can customise an existing home design to their clients’ needs. This is the joy of the Parade of Homes. It offers you food for thought. You start with the beautiful show home and then tailor it to your individual needs.

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1 comment:

  1. Sounds lovely. I hope I get a chance to go and look at a few of these places. With the way the market is these days, it seems like building might be the way to go. This way you know exactly what your getting into and get to pick some of the finishes.