Scandinavian Style

Arbutus home sports clean, contemporary design

Jeannie Armstrong|Star Phoenix

Jody Minakakis is cautiously optimistic about the recovery of Saskatoon’s new home market once the COVID-19 lockdown is over.

In the past few weeks, the sales manager with Arbutus Properties has seen an increase in real estate agents showing properties to clients in The Meadows, Arbutus’ master-planned community located in the Rosewood subdivision.

Even better, one of Arbutus’ two new show homes sold before even opening to the public.

“It’s a good problem to have,” Minakakis says.

The builder has now opened the doors to its new Parker model home, located at 2039 Stilling Lane.

“It’s a brand new design that we’ve just introduced. I think everyone will love it,” Minakakis says. In addition to the show home, Arbutus has three other Parker model under construction in the neighbourhood.

The Parker is a three-bedroom, 1,598 square-foot, two-storey home, with a stylish West Coast Craftsman exterior.

The home’s strategically designed footprint allows for a three-car garage despite not being situated on a corner lot. The garage is two-cars wide with a bonus tandem space that will accommodate a third-car, ATV or workshop.

Arbutus design consultant Jen Lapsiuk selected a Scandinavian design theme for the show home’s interior. The Scandinavian esthetic embraces clean design lines and a colour palette of crisp whites with high contrast black accents that are warmed by generous touches of natural wood, stone and metal finishes.

“Scandi” style is especially evident in the show home’s spacious kitchen. The two-tone cabinets are an appealing mix of sleek white uppers and light wood grain thermafoil lower cabinets topped with white quartz counters. The backsplash of white subway tiles gets a bit of a twist by the vertical positioning of the tiles.

Contemporary black matte designer light fixtures serve as exclamation points in Lapsiuk’s design story.

“To maximize ceiling space, we only used drop lighting in defined spaces, over the island and in the dining area. Everywhere else is flush mounts or pot lights,” Minakakis says.


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