Almer against the lack of space in the kitchen

The Hopewell Residential show home in Mahogany manages the flow of family life.

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The lack of counter space is irritating and inconvenient. In addition to the eyesore of clutter, it limits the ability to use the space the way you like it and need it.

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In the Almer by Hopewell Residential, that’s not a problem. This new single-family lane model is featured as a show home in the award-winning southeast lake community of Mahogany. Here it is shown with a sleek Craftsman exterior elevation.

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At 1,850 square feet, it’s larger than most hallway homes. These dimensions are put to use in important areas, including the cooking space.

Located at the rear of the main floor, the kitchen is U-shaped, with generous counter surfaces. It helps families who like to make meal prep a team effort and need space to spread out ingredients and not clutter others.

A section of the counter, facing the centrally located large room, has a dining bar that seats four people.

The kitchen is equipped with stainless steel appliances, including an integrated range hood and a large rear-facing window.

Located above the sink, the window allows householders to wash dishes while keeping an eye on their children as they play in the garden.

In addition to the sizable collection of cabinets, a pantry also provides valuable storage space.

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The great room and the dining room – which connect to the kitchen through an open concept design – are side by side, creating a natural flow between the two rooms. This is particularly advantageous when you organize meetings with your family or friends.

Reaching 16 feet eight inches by 10 feet, the Great Room is an inviting space to relax and chat.

For people who need to work remotely, this house has a solution. Rather than setting up your laptop and files on the kitchen or coffee table, there’s a better fit in the forward-facing flex room. Good sized windows draw in significant levels of natural light and provide views of the courtyard.

According to a floor plan option posted on the builder’s website, the flex room can be reversed in favor of an additional bedroom. Downstairs sleeping spaces are highly desirable in multi-generational lifestyles.

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Another floor plan option offers the possibility of adding a bedroom on the second level, on which the standard has three.

The standard second level version features a central entertainment room that creates a winged effect, with the master bedroom at one end and two side-by-side secondary bedrooms at the other.

The largest of the children’s rooms measures 11 feet 1 inch by 9 feet 3 inches.

In the 12 foot by 12 foot 11 inch master bedroom, there is an adjoining and generously proportioned walk-in closet. Just outside the master is a utility room with a front-loading washer and dryer, creating a quick and easy stroll when putting away a load of clean laundry.

In mahogany, this house has an option of a suite in the basement, allowing the addition of bedrooms, a bathroom, a large room and a kitchen. This is ideal for people who want to rent out their basement to offset their mortgage payments.

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Mahogany stands out for several reasons, including its proximity to Calgary’s largest freshwater lake and the depth of its shopping amenities at Mahogany Village Market.

THE DETAILS

RESIDENCE: Almer is an 1,850 square foot single family home.

MANUFACTURER/DEVELOPER: Hopewell Residential.

REGION: Mahogany is a lakeside community in southeast Calgary.

HOURS: The show house is open from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from noon to 5 p.m. on weekends and holidays.

DIRECTIONS: The show home is located at 164 Magnolia Terrace SE. To get there, take Stoney Trail to 52nd Street SE, left on Mahogany Gate, left on Mahogany Boulevard, right on Magnolia Parade and left on Magnolia Terrace.

INFORMATION: A virtual tour of this show house is underway www.hopewellresidential.com

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