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“Our goal is to get people talking,” says Doug Elder, president of Pure Developments, describing the company’s newest show home at 338 Taube Green in Brighton.
“The people who like it are going to talk about it; the people who don’t like it are going to talk about it.”
The 2,636 square foot two-storey model home named The Vibe, is sure to spark conversation.
“This plan really checks off a lot of exciting things. I’m looking forward to what the public has to say,” says Elder.
“We really pushed the design boundaries with this show home. Our construction manager Eric Morrison and I designed this house from scratch. It’s a brand new design that grew out of some napkin sketches and different ideas we came up with over the years. We wanted to achieve something fresh and really new.”
The show home’s wow factor starts with a daring colour palette and choice of finishes.
“We pushed the design boundaries by going with a black colour theme, with butterscotch and caramel accents and furnishings. I wanted the black elements to be a significant part of the home’s design,” says Elder.
The daring use of black succeeds in great part because of the home’s oversized windows and spacious open concept layout.
“It’s not just putting the colours together; it’s making sure you have a bright space,” says Elder. The living room, for example, features a 10-foot wide expanse of nearly unobstructed glazing. “It’s like one see-through back wall.”
The stunning kitchen is dressed in black from floor to ceiling, with painted black cabinets in a slimline Shaker style and a black backsplash with vertical subway tiles laid out in a “soldier” pattern. A rift-cut oak range hood and a display shelf in a rich shade of butterscotch pop against the black backdrop.
The kitchen’s huge island is also crafted from rift-cut oak, featuring a black quartz countertop with a waterfall edge. A white marble-style quartz countertop was selected for the lower cabinets, stretching around the perimeter of the kitchen.
The butterscotch tones are repeated in the washed blond luxury vinyl plank flooring that extends throughout the great room.
The focal point of the living room is the one-of-a-kind electric fireplace.
“We used three different materials to create the fireplace look: concrete, tile and millwork,” says Elder. Rift-cut oak panels top the fireplace, complementing the black and grey porcelain tile surround. A concrete hearth injects a bit of industrial chic to the room.
“We poured the concrete hearth right at the end. Every time you pour concrete, it’s a unique batch onto itself. It’s something that can never be exactly duplicated. We poured it, let it cure for about a month and then applied a light sealer to enhance the look,” says Elder.
Pure Developments’ show home is as functional as it is fashionable. A supersized mud room with ample lockers, an adjacent utility closet and a powder room will keep the home’s occupants organized. Equally spacious is the main foyer, featuring another large closet and a unique teardrop accent window.
The wows continue on the second floor with the luxurious primary suite, featuring a dramatic vaulted ceiling with an exposed beam, an eye-catching millwork feature wall, and supersized custom windows that capture views of the Brighton lake.
The ensuite is loaded with luxury, including heated tile floors, a rift-cut oak quartz-topped dual sink vanity, soaker tub, oversized walk-in shower, and separate water closet.
Two more bedrooms are located on the second floor, each with its own walk-in closet. A full bathroom is just across the hall, steps away from a spacious laundry room.
Next to these bedrooms is a large bonus room, an ideal hangout space for watching TV and playing games.
“With this extra family room, the owners don’t have to think about developing the basement right away,” says Elder.
Pure Developments’ show home is part of the Brighton Parade of Homes, which extends along Taube Green and Aniskotaw Way.
A grand opening is planned for the new show home on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 1 to 5 p.m.
“We’ll have some giveaways and Valentine’s goodies for people. Our grand opening will coincide with the Brighton Winter Shoot-out, the hockey tournament taking place on the outdoor pond. The community event will have sleigh rides, firepits, bands and we’re going to synergize off that,” says Elder.
Pure Developments’ show home at 338 Taube Green will be open for viewing every Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Thursday evenings from 5 to 8 p.m. To learn more, visit purehomes.ca.
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