A Very Brady Bi-Level

Arbutus Properties model house popular stop on Parade of Homes

Jeannie Armstrong|Star Phoenix

The numbers have been tallied and for a fourth consecutive year the 2019 Parade of Homes has achieved a new attendance record with more than 23,000 people coming out during the six-week event to visit the 32 featured showhomes, according to Jennifer Lamontagne, the director of business development with the Saskatoon & Region Home Builders’ Association (SRHBA).

Among the popular stops on the parade route was Arbutus properties’ Brady bi-level show home, located at 231 Greyeyes-Steele Way. Designed to appeal to every demographic, the 1,475-square-foot modified bi-level features three bedrooms and two bathrooms with a suite-ready lower level. The Brady display home was so popular it sold out during the six-week parade event, as did several other quick-possession Brady bi-levels available from Arbutus in The Meadows. The good news is Arbutus is building two more Brady bi-levels in the neighbourhood.

“This is Arbutus’ take on the bi-level. We wanted to come up with a unique twist for the parade with this plan, starting with the front foyer,” say Arbutus sales manager Jody Minakakis. “Instead of having the traditional split stairs when you enter the home, we turned them, creating a foyer with a grander feel.”

The soaring 20-foot-high ceiling is punctuated by a striking chandelier.

The main floor of the Brady exemplifies open-concept design. The great room extends the full length of the main floor with ceilings that are 10 feet seven inches high.

Arbutus designer Jen Lapsiuk created the Brady’s inviting West Coast contemporary design theme. The gorgeous kitchen features contemporary thermofoil slab-front cabinets topped with crown moulding and an extended island with an eating bar. White upper and light grey lower cabinets are complimented by matte black edge pulls, achieving a clean, minimalist look. Carrara marble-look quartz counters and a backsplash crafted from white artisan subway tiles are pretty and practical.

The adjacent dining area features a spectacular bay window with a window seat.

“They bay window allows us to bring in light from the north and south side of the property instead of just one direction,” says Minakakis.

Lapsiuk suspended a dramatic bell-shaped chandelier over the dining table. With its matte black exterior and glowing copper interior, the fixture is definitely fashion forward.


This Brady Showhome has been sold but we have more Brady homes on its way. Come visit our new Showhome at 218 Greyeyeys-Steele Way on Tuesdays to Thursdays from 4 – 8pm or Weekends from 1-5pm. If you cannot make it during these times, please contact us and we would be more than happy to find a time that works best for you.

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