Thursday, September 23, 2010

74 Eastoak Drive - Royalwood

Builder: Gino's Homes
Selling Price: $896,000 plus GST and Land
Type: 2-Storey

Where can I begin? This house has everything you could dream of. Right away you are greeted with a beautiful brick exterior and driveway, all of which are in rich, warm colors. These colors are complimented by the dark, rocky landscaping and touches of greenery... All of these sights draw you to the grand entryway of the house.

Do you want to see the house yet? Just gets better!! Once you enter the house, you fall in love immediately. Beautiful dark wood trim, shiny quartz countertops, sparkling tiled floors. AMAZING! The main floor features an open concept kitchen, dining room, and living room. The living room has a double sided gas fireplace which is shared with this cozy room just off of the living room. I could totally picture myself using that room as a ‘just mommy’ space – a nice glass of wine, latest novel and NO kids!! Well I can dream, can’t I?

Did I mention the HUGE coat room yet? This is the best, most functional coat room I have ever seen! It could literally hold all of my students clothing articles plus more. I‘ll need to see if the school could invest in something like that for me!! Gino’s is all about custom made!

Alright, let’s hit the second floor. The railing all the way upstairs and throughout is equally as impressive. Solid, clear glass that overlooks the family room – although I would hate to have to keep that glass clean!! Oh the fun my two girls and dog would have!!

You enter the master through massive double doors. There is a wall of windows overlooking the FANTASTIC landscaping (which I haven’t gotten to yet – but just be assured it is worth waiting for!!) There is also a HUGE deck off of the bedroom. The ensuite has no door, which with kids is great for me because I don’t get any privacy anyhow, however it has a beautiful glass separator. The ensuite features a double vanity, a massive tiled shower, a Jacuzzi tub and a toilet in a separate area.

There are two more decent sized rooms with double closets – plenty of room for all of those shoes ladies...or in my situation – TOYS!!!

The basement is just impressive as the rest of the house! Huge (do you notice e that’s a common term used to describe this house) and very open, it features a separate exercise room, a fully functioning kitchen (that I don’t personally need – one kitchen is enough for me to clean), an area for a pool table, 3 piece bathroom, media room and another bedroom!! I told you it was impressive!! You can also walk out to the AMAZING backyard.

Alright let’s talk about this back yard. First off, it overlooks a lake, so you get that wonderful nature feel everyday when you look out the windows. You walk out onto a huge (there’s that word again) stamped cement patio, that leads you to a beautiful kidney shaped pool. This pool makes a statement – lights, a waterfall, crystal blue water. What more can I say – aquatech did an amazing job! The pool is surrounded by very modern landscaping featuring boulders and beautiful greenery. There is a smaller portion at the edge of the yard that contains grass. My husband wouldn’t mind this – less grass to mow!

Of course I chose to see this house first – the sales representative at the house said it right – shouldn’t I have saved the best for last? Oh well, it was fun. I hope the rest of the homes live up to my expectations (which have been set pretty high, thanks to GinoJ). I don’t know if I will ever live in a house like this, but a girl can dream, can’t she?

Enjoy!! I sure did!

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1 comment:

  1. What stood out for me was the walk out basement rec room. It was elaborate but extremely practical. The direct line walk from the outdoor pool to the bathroom is on tile, not carpet...