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elcome to this special edition of Living Spaces, celebrating the 2016 Parade of Homes, presented by the Saskatoon & Region Home Builders’ Association (SRHBA). Located across the greater Saskatoon area, the Parade of Homes will showcase 24 exciting show homes presented by 12 SRHBA member builders. “The Parade is all about choice this year,” says Chris Guérette, the Association’s Chief Executive Officer. “That choice starts with location, with show homes in mature neighbourhoods, new suburbs, a golf course development, acreage estates as well as Martensville and Warman. “There’s also an exciting choice of homes: starter homes, multi-units, townhomes, single family residences and acreage properties. When visiting the Parade, I think people will be really surprised

by the variety of choice that’s out there. There’s something for everybody!” This edition of Living Spaces features the official guide to the 2016 Parade of Homes. The center 60 pages of Living Spaces provide all of the information and details you need to plan your tours of the Parade homes. Keep the Parade guide at hand so you can plan multiple visits throughout the eight-week event. “We encourage people to visit as many Parade homes as possible, so you can experience the diversity of Saskatoon’s new home market. Whether you’re looking at style, price or location, the Parade reflects the wide range of options that are available to consumers,” says Guérette. “Our builders set out to wow people with these Parade homes and they’ve achieved that goal!”

Visiting a Parade home in person reveals intriguing details and features that you can’t experience just by looking at website photos, adds Guérette. “It’s an opportunity to explore and compare all of the different choices and experience the lifestyle each neighbourhood has to offer. At the end of the day, that’s why we do the Parade.” The SRHBA Parade of Homes runs from August 8 through to October 2. Complete details begin on page 35 of this edition of Living Spaces.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS THE OFFICIAL MAGAZINE OF THE SASKATOON & REGION HOME BUILDERS’ ASSOCIATION

FEATURES 10

AT HOME: Family's residence a real-life showhome

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MEET THE BUILDER OF THE YEAR: North Ridge Development Corporation

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REAL-TIME BUILD: Couple completes their new home journey

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City of Saskatoon puts finishing touches on NEW NEIGHBOURHOODS

106 TIPS FOR FIRST-TIME HOME BUYERS 107 Habitat for Humanity WOMEN BUILD an empowering experience

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DEPARTMENTS 26 ASK AN EXPERT: New Home Warranty Program of Saskatchewan 99 ASK AN EXPERT: Maison Design+Build 100 COMMUNITY: Whisper River Estates is beckoning 103 TRAILBLAZERS: Riverbend Developments Ltd. 108 ASK AN EXPERT: Sheila Ashdown Century 21 Fusion 114 ASK AN EXPERT: Fresco Interiors Design Group 115 NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Vinland Homes

FOOD & ENTERTAINING 120 IN THE KITCHEN: Rebel Melt Food Truck

36 WELCOME TO THE PARADE OF HOMES PARADE OF HOMES MAP; SHOW HOME LISTINGS

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38-91 NEIGHBOURHOOD PROFILES; PARADE HOME DETAILS

DESIGN & RENOVATION ICE RINK ADDS WOW FACTOR

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EDITOR Jeannie Armstrong ART DIRECTION Pam Wensrich PHOTOGRAPHY Elaine Mark Hilary Klassen Jeannie Armstrong Greg Pender CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Jeannie Armstrong Jennifer Jacoby-Smith Tom Eremondi Hilary Klassen Ashleigh Mattern PROJECT COORDINATION Krystal Rudyk PUBLISHER The StarPhoenix

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hen Ben and Jennifer Wiggins design and build a house, their goal is to create a home that reflects their customers’ lifestyle. Their thoughtful design process can be seen in the couple’s own home which doubles as a show home for their company, Westbury Homes. “Our motto is ‘Homes for Real Life.’ We want the homes we design for our clients to fit their lifestyle. It’s not just a catchy slogan; it’s our passion,” says Ben Wiggins. “For us, that means a home has to have really great street appeal. It has to have a good, functional layout. It has to be practical. That’s something we always strive for in our plans. The home has to fit into real life.” Jennifer says, “We really work hard at thinking about people’s lifestyles. If we’re designing a fourbedroom home, the chances are those rooms are going to be filled with kids. That makes a mudroom essential. We want to make sure the dining room is big enough for a large table and that the pantry will be family-sized. The layout and design has to work with a family’s needs.”

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Ben and Jennifer Wiggins’ home in Warman embodies their company’s philosophy: “Homes for Real Life.” The owners of Westbury Homes designed the two-storey prairiestyle residence to fit their family’s lifestyle. Pictured with Ben and Jennifer are their three children, Mia, Joah and Jackson.

New home construction was a logical progression for the Wiggins, who both grew up in the industry. Jennifer’s father was a long-time new home builder in the Swift Current area. Ben is an experienced carpenter and cabinet-maker by trade. “I actually manufacture my own kitchens. My dad is a long-time cabinet-maker with over 40

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years of experience. I started working for him parttime as a student and then full-time after I finished school. That’s where I got my eye for design and finishing details,” says Ben. “It was only natural for Jen and I to start building houses together. We both share that background.”


The home’s open concept main floor is ideal for family gatherings. Large windows flood the space with natural light.

Established in 2010, Westbury Homes builds approximately four custom homes a year, throughout Saskatoon and surrounding area. “We limit the number of homes we build so we can maintain the level of quality. We are very hands-on throughout the entire design and build process,” says Ben. “Since we first got started, we’ve used pretty much the same trades people. We think it’s really important to establish relationships with quality trades.” Westbury Homes became a member of the Saskatoon & Region Home Builders’ Association in 2015. Westbury Homes has developed six different floor plans that serve as starting points for discussions with their clients. “Our plans are really functional and well laid out. Most clients choose one of those plans and we tailor it to their needs. Or we can start from scratch and design something that’s just for them,” says Ben. “Everyone who comes through our show home comments on how well laid out the floor plan is, how they like the flow and the functional design.” Located at 617 Evergreen Terrace in Warman, the Wiggins’ 2,590 square foot two-storey residence is not only impressive, it’s instantly welcoming. The warmth one feels in their home begins at the front entrance, with its spacious and inviting foyer. “We wanted to make sure we had a large entry foyer. It’s very frustrating to try and cram guests into a little space,” says Ben. The foyer flows gracefully into the great room, where a lovely living room and supersized kitchen play starring roles. The focal point in the smartly furnished living room is a contemporary linear natural gas fireplace, trimmed in stacked white quartz stone.

The Wiggins’ 2,590 square foot two-storey residence is not only impressive, it’s instantly welcoming.

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In the kitchen, white shaker-style cabinets with elegant crown moulding extend from floor to ceiling on two sides. Oodles of pots and pans drawers and an adjoining walk-in pantry provide ample storage for this family-size kitchen. The ten-foot quartz-topped island is a hub of activity for Ben, Jennifer and their kids throughout their busy day. When entertaining, the island doubles as a serving counter, just steps away from the dining area. A pocket office, with double glass French doors, is tucked into one corner of the great room. “Because we’re a home-based business, when we designed this house, having an accessible office space was important,” says Ben. The couple chose a wire-brushed white oak hardwood floor, attracted by its rustic texture and ability to withstand the wear and tear of three small children. “It’s a very durable floor. If you get dings or nicks, they’re not as noticeable,” says Ben. The family’s access point into the home is from the attached triple car garage into a big mudroom. With individual lockers, storage cubbies and shelving, clutter stops here and doesn’t enter the home. A powder room is conveniently located adjacent to the mudroom.

The Wiggins are the parents of three lively children – Jackson, Mia and Joah – who are two to six in age. With children so young, it was important to Ben and Jennifer that all of their bedrooms be in close proximity. “There aren’t a lot of plans that have four bedrooms together on one floor, but there are quite a few families with three children like ours,” says Ben. “It’s something we hear quite often from our clients: ‘We don’t want to put one of our children

in the basement.’ When designing our own home, we wanted all of our children’s bedrooms to be on the same floor. And now we’re hearing from clients that they also really like the idea.” The second floor also includes a bonus room dedicated to family fun. “We wanted a space where our family could just relax. We intentionally didn’t put a TV on the main floor. If we want to watch TV, we come upstairs. It also means our living room has become more of a conversation area,”

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The spacious master bedroom is a personal retreat for the busy couple. A striking coffered ceiling attracts the eye and demonstrates Westbury Homes’ attention to detail and craftsmanship. The luxurious ensuite is elegantly appointed with a free-standing soaker tub, a dual-sink quartztopped vanity and an oversized shower with floorto-ceiling porcelain tile and twin showerheads. At the far end of the ensuite is a spacious walk-in closet with custom shelving. For their new home, the Wiggins selected a lot in Warman’s Rockwood neighbourhood. The huge lot backs onto a lovely linear park featuring a man-made lake. Oversized windows invite those gorgeous views into their home on both floors. “We wanted to maximize the intake of natural light throughout our home,” says Ben. “We also extended the length of the deck so it spans the entire width of the house.” The Wiggins moved into the house in November of 2014 and after 18 months of family living, the house retains its show home look and feel – a testament to the couple’s use of premium, long-lasting materials and trims. This includes the home’s exterior, which is a pleasing combination of Hardie board and stone trim. The 4/12 roof pitch perfectly complements the

home’s prairie-style architecture. “It’s nice to see developers allowing that now. Street appeal is something that’s very important to us. It’s your first impression,” says Ben. The Wiggins invite interested customers to take a tour of their ‘living’ show home, by booking an appointment on Westbury Homes’ website at westburyhomes.ca or by calling (306) 880-5277. LS

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hat do you do if you’re looking to create a buzz with a show home on the prairies? You build a hockey rink in the basement, of course. That’s exactly what the Kinsmen Winner’s Choice Home Lottery did earlier this spring when they launched their lottery show homes. Built by Arbutus Properties, the family-centred home features an 18-by-36 foot ice rink in the basement. The space includes a locker room where skaters can lace up before stepping on the ice, and two goal nets complete with working goal lights, plus a VIP viewing area where friends and family can watch all of the action. It left everyone asking the same question: Can you really skate on it? With real skates? The answer is, “yes”, thanks to Extreme Glide synthetic ice by Hockeyshot.com. The rink is

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composed of tiles made from a plastic material that behaves much like regular ice. According to Rick Groeneveld with Arbutus, they chose the product in part because of the ease of maintenance. “With a lot of products out there, you have to use oils or lubricants to maintain it. This one has the lubricant built in. All you have to do to make it look good again is wash it off with a wet cloth.” The only other maintenance needed is to sweep or vacuum shavings regularly. Installation is relatively simple. All that is required is a rubber mallet and a hard level surface. Dovetail connections are lined up and then pieces pounded together. The most important requirement is the level surface underneath. Any variation can create a dangerous lip that could catch a skate and send a skater flying. If the surface is level, the ice will

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feel seamless when gliding. Samuel Daigle, with Hockeyshot.com, says the Extreme Glide synthetic ice is one of their top three sellers. The product is becoming more and more popular in training facilities for NHL teams. Daigle says the usual first reaction is skepticism from skaters, but after only a few strides, they recognize the possibilities. “Then they want to skate all the time, 24 hours a day.” The synthetic ice does create 10 to 15 per cent more friction than real ice. Skaters can adapt to the increased friction relatively quickly. “Your movement feels natural pretty fast,” Daigle says, “and anything you can do on regular ice you can do on synthetic ice.” While it might seem like a pricey endeavour to add a rink to your home, it might be more attainable than you’d expect.


The VIP lounge allows friends and family to cheer on their favourite hockey stars in comfort.

"A lot of people are coming out specifically to see the rink in the basement, because it's rarely done."

“Upfront it looks expensive, but if you take that amount and divide by the amount of time you’re going to use it, then it’s not expensive,” explains Daigle. The tiles are designed to be flipped over once they show signs of wear. Each side should last between seven and 10 years, bringing the full lifetime of the product to between 14 to 20 years. One of the biggest advantages is that it allows skaters the ability to practice shooting and puck handling while on skates. In the past, once the season was over, players would resort to playing street hockey in street shoes, which aren’t the same height as skates and it makes a difference when learning to shoot. “The way the game of hockey is growing the guys are getting more picky. So shooting the puck or stick handling the puck while on your skates makes a big difference compared to playing in your street shoes,” says Daigle. Back at the Arbutus show home, Groeneveld says visitors were wowed by the basement rink. “People love it. It’s very cool and unique. It’s actually surprising how it’s been embraced. A lot of people are coming out specifically to see the rink in the basement, because it’s rarely done.” For die-hard hockey players and figure skaters, the synthetic ice will be a boon for training. Taking their sport to a higher level no longer means desperately trying to find ice time in the middle of summer and relying on the ice rink in the back yard during the winter when weather doesn’t always cooperate. Further, the basement rink is bound to become the envy of the neighbourhood kids. And for those who simply want to skate any time of day, it’s just a lot of fun. For more information, visit www.hockeyshot.com.

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Builders’ Association Bridges Awards have captured the attention of the residential construction industry and home purchasers throughout the region. The Annual Bridges Awards are

February we honour the winners at the Annual Bridges Awards Gala.

the highest honour bestowed by the Saskatoon & Region Home Builders’ Association to SRHBA members for their accomplishments in new home building, renovating, marketing, and professional service. Each year in November our association receives submissions from our members in 36 categories. Our members work tirelessly on their entries to demonstrate their accomplishments in hopes of winning a Bridges Award. The submissions are anonymously

With categories ranging from stunning custom built homes, to kitchen renovations, and dedicated environmentally friendly projects, the Bridges Awards highlight the best projects SRHBA members have built, renovated, designed and marketed to our city and the surrounding region. With SRHBA members already distinguishing themselves within the industry by holding themselves to the highest standards of workmanship, education, and safety, this is truly a best-of-the-best competition. Next year’s awards gala isn’t until February 11th, but SRHBA members are already hard at work taking photos and documenting projects in hopes of being part of the elite group of nominees and winners of the 25th Annual Bridges

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Awards. So if you’re out and about, and you see this logo on a sign or billboard, know that the company displaying it is proud of the award for good reason. It reflects their dedication to superior quality and commitment to the high professional standards required of all SRHBA members, combined with the hard work necessary to set themselves apart from such a distinguished pool of nominees. For more information the Bridges Awards, and on the SRHBA in general, please contact our office at 306-955-5188 or visit our website at saskatoonhomebuilders.com.


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Builder of the Year: NORTH RIDGE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION Errol Fisher, North Ridge Development Corporation’s vice-president of operations, is presented with the Bridges Award for Builder of the Year by Kevin Lee (left), CEO of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association and Chris Guérette, CEO of the Saskatoon & Region Home Builders’ Association.

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hat does the title “Builder of the Year” say about a company? For members of the Saskatoon & Region Home Builders’ Association (SRHBA), winning the coveted Builder of the Year award speaks volumes about a builder’s professionalism, craftsmanship and dedication. The elegant crystal statue is the most highly coveted honour presented at the annual Bridges Awards, held at TCU Place. At this year’s gala, the Builder of the Year award was presented to North Ridge Development Corporation. Chris Guérette, CEO of the SRHBA, says, “It’s a sign of hard work and commitment to the industry. It says that they are building to the highest standards. Winning Builder of the Year is also reflective of a company’s overall culture, from their warranty service to innovation and

environmental sustainability initiatives.” To be considered for Builder of the Year, the member builder must excel in multiple categories of the Bridges Awards. Each finalist is judged by a total cumulative score of all their submissions, in the following categories: New Home Building, Marketing, Customer and Community Service and Environmental Leadership. The scores given to each of the qualifying entries in those categories are then added up. The overall highest score is named Builder of the Year. Errol Fisher, Vice-President of Operations for North Ridge Development Corporation, says that winning this prestigious award has generated a lot of excitement. “One of our staff members called it a ‘spark’ and it’s just continued,” says Fisher. Even in a slower housing market, North Ridge is enjoying strong sales this year, he reports.

“We have moved just about all of our inventory in our single family homes and our apartment condominiums are doing very well. Is that the only reason? I don’t know. But there’s no way that an award like this isn’t beneficial,” says Fisher. North Ridge is a company that constantly strives for excellence and winning Builder of the Year validates those efforts, says Fisher. “The award says that everything we’ve been trying to do is working. We try to be the best at what we do, to be up to date with all of the newest technologies. We try to build the best home we can and provide the best service. We were the first residential builder in Saskatchewan to implement an audited safety program and receive COR-certification from the Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association. Winning this award is a sign that we’re succeeding at doing those things.” 2016 | SUMMER

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North Ridge Development Corporation was founded over three decades ago by (left to right) Jules and Annette Calyniuk, and Wally and Colleen Mah.

Fisher attributes North Ridge’s win to the high standards set by company founder and president Wally Mah. “He has instilled in his employees that quality, service and hard work are the keys to success. Good enough is never good enough for us. We are always looking for a better way to do what we do.” For North Ridge, it’s all about having happy customers, says Fisher. “Wally has always said our goal is to have happy customers. It’s all about being customer-focused. If you’re customerfocused, then everything else falls into place.” That quest for happy customers is the motivation behind the company’s comprehensive and proactive customer service program, says Fisher. “We don’t wait for our customers to call us. We contact our homeowners at four different intervals during their first year of possession to ensure there are no warranty concerns – at 30 days, 90 days, 180 days and year-end.” North Ridge also offers its customers round-theclock access to an emergency service line. “Our service line isn’t contracted out to an answering service. We have staff on hand to answer calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If it’s an issue our staff can’t handle, then we bring in our trades. They share our commitment to making our homeowners happy.” North Ridge has been making Saskatoon and area homeowners happy for over 30 years. Business partners Wally Mah and Jules Calyniuk

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started small, working out of the basement of the Calyniuks’ home. At the time, Saskatoon’s housing market was in the doldrums. Interest rates were soaring. Through hard work and perseverance, the partners maintained their focus and forged ahead. Today, North Ridge is one of the province’s largest single- and multi-family home builders and land developers, and is ranked among Saskatchewan’s top 100 revenue-generating corporations. Thousands of Saskatchewan families in 14 municipalities now live in high quality homes constructed by North Ridge.

The ability to discern and adapt to changing needs in the housing market has kept North Ridge in the forefront of the province’s residential construction industry. They were among the first of the major builders to begin focusing on multifamily developments. In the past decade, housing prices have risen across Canada, making it difficult for many families to realize their dream of new home ownership. “We learned that some of our own staff members couldn’t afford to buy a home. Wally and I got together and began to discuss ways that we could make owning a new home more attainable,” says Fisher. Their discussions led to the decision to design and construct affordably priced starter homes on land the company owned in nearby Martensville. “We’ve helped a significant number of families purchase their first homes. Now we’re seeing a lot of those first-time buyers come back to us for their second homes. That’s been very successful for us,” says Fisher. Of the 9,000-plus people who currently live in Martensville, it is estimated that over 2,000 reside in properties brought to market by North Ridge. Martensville continues to be a major focus for North Ridge and its land development division, with the introduction of its new master-planned community: Lake Vista. The 160-acre subdivision features a mix of housing types, including singlefamily residences, walk-outs and multi-family projects. At the heart of the community are two man-made lakes, surrounded by linear parks and walking trails. A new joint-use elementary school is currently under construction, set to open in the fall of 2017.

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The Presidential Custom Homes Division of North Ridge Development Corporation received this year’s Bridges Award for Best Custom Home (over 2,200 square feet).

“Lake Vista is comparable to any neighbourhood you can find in Saskatoon. It has got the charm of a small community, but with many big-city amenities,” says Fisher. North Ridge is building to all price points in Lake Vista, adds Fisher. “We have walk-outs on the lake, including one over $1 million. There are houses in the $400,000 to $700,000 range, as well as starter houses under $300,000.” North Ridge will also be constructing the first certified Net-Zero home in Saskatchewan on one of Lake Vista’s walkout lots this summer. A Net-

Zero home is extremely energy efficient and is equipped with solar panels, allowing it to produce as much energy as it produces. Lots in Lake Vista are also available for purchase by other builders and individuals. An innovative new townhome project in Evergreen is also generating excitement for North Ridge. The Pines multi-family development is comprised of 60 bungalow-style townhomes in phase one and a second phase of 90 apartmentstyle condominiums. The contemporary-styled residences will surround an attractive man-made

pond and a creek. Green building technologies also set The Pines apart. Fisher says the project will exceed ENERGY STAR® standards. North Ridge Development Corporation will have a major presence in this summer’s SRHBA Parade of Homes, giving the public ample opportunity to explore the company’s newest show homes, including The Pines and Lake Vista. (For details, see the Parade of Homes Guide inside this edition of Living Spaces.) To learn more about the Builder of the Year, visit northridge.sk.ca. LS

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2. GUTTERS / DOWNSPOUTS – Eavestroughs and downspouts channel water off the roof and away from the foundation into designed drainage swales or towards the street or back lane. They should be extended a minimum of four feet away and should not be directed towards a neighbours’ home. Be sure to clean them regularly so they do not become clogged with debris and cause water to overflow and become trapped next to your foundation. Window wells must also be kept free of leaves and other debris to ensure that water can flow through the drain tile to the weeping tile system. 3. WEEPING TILE/SUMP SYSTEM – Weeping tile installed at the footing is designed to manage subsurface ground water, however it is not a primary defense to control surface water. Weeping tile reduces the pressure exerted by water standing against the foundation walls and drains water to a sump or storm sewer. Sump systems (sump pump and pit in the basement area) remove water that accumulates under the basement slab. It is important to note that if the sump pump runs continuously, it’s possible the water being pumped out is seeping back down against the foundation wall and is simply being recirculated. To avoid this, ensure that there is proper slope to direct water away from the house. 4. LANDSCAPING – In the process of final landscaping, do not alter the rough grade of the property. Maintaining the function of the swale is a necessity. Swales are shallow depressions in the rough grade designed to direct surface water runoff away from the home. Ensure all landscaping, especially flowerbeds next to the home, also are positively sloped away from your home. You can maintain surface drainage patterns annually by filling depressions and settlement as they occur. LS


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REAL-TIME BUILD

FROM THE GROUND UP… Couple completes their

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n the past three editions of Living Spaces, Saskatoon couple Judy Guenther and Reg Aupperle have shared the real-time experiences of their custom home build. Our readers have followed the couple’s journey, which began with the purchase of a bungalow-style condo at Rosewood Estates, a gated community developed by Boychuk Construction. Rosewood Estates is Saskatoon’s first ENERGY STAR certified multifamily development. In the new home building process, there is no more exciting time than possession day! That’s the feeling expressed by Saskatoon couple, Judy Guenther and Reg Aupperle. On February 12, Reg and Judy took possession of their newly constructed 1,253 square foot bungalow-style condominium at Rosewood Estates, designed and developed by Boychuk Construction. After living for 28 years in a 1,500-plus square foot Lakeview bungalow, originally constructed by Boychuk Homes, the couple was ready to downsize and embrace the carefree condo lifestyle. Boychuk’s new gated community of Rosewood Estates, comprised of 27 single and attached bungalow-style townhomes, proved appealing. The couple liked the idea that they could customize the layout and interior of their condo home. The development’s ENERGY STAR® status and the use of environmentally-friendly EnDur shingles, made from recycled tires, impressed Reg and Judy.

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Reg Aupperle and Judy Guenther love condo living at their new bungalow-style townhome in Rosewood Estates.

They also loved the location of Rosewood Estates, overlooking the scenic 65-acre wetlands preserve and natural trail system. Construction of their bungalow began in July of 2015. Eight months later, the couple’s new residence was move-in ready. “It was so exciting!” says Judy of the day they were handed the keys to their new residence by Boychuk site superintendent Evan Klassen and marketing consultant Joanne Stanton Hassler.

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“We came and did a final walk-through, looking to see if there were any deficiencies. Any tiny things we noted were documented and quickly looked after,” says Judy. “We went through the home systematically, room by room. The list of deficiencies was very minimal. Next, Evan showed Judy and Reg how to operate and maintain the home’s mechanical systems, including the HRV, the furnace and the on-demand hot water system,” says Joanne.


Any qualms they might have had about downsizing to a smaller footprint evaporated after move-in day. “Everyone who comes into our condo can’t believe we have downsized. They think it’s larger than the actual square footage,” says Reg. “It doesn’t feel like a condo; it feels like a house.” “It’s because of the open concept floor plan and the high ceilings. It just feels bigger!” says Judy. “I love the openness of our great room. When we have guests, we can be all together. We didn’t have that in our old house. The kitchen, dining room and living room were all separate.” The flexibility of the great room means that Reg and Judy can continue to host large family gatherings in their condo, without feeling cramped for space. “We had my family here for Easter for brunch. There were 18 of us in this space and it worked great,” says Judy. At Rosewood Estates, Boychuk customers receive generous design allowances that enable them to select their own décor elements from local suppliers, says Joanne. It was a process that Reg and Judy thoroughly enjoyed and none of the choices they made have proven disappointing – from the gleaming granite countertops to the elegant oak hardwood flooring. “We love the large wall of windows in the living room. It’s one of the reasons why we chose this particular unit, because of the full sun exposure to natural light,” says Judy. “I love having a main floor laundry, compared to the basement laundry area that was in our old house. My home office was also in the basement of our old house, and it kind of felt like a dungeon. In our new home, my office is on the main floor, just off the foyer. Here, it’s a main part of the house. I

Judy and Reg say their 1,253 square foot condo feels larger than their former 1,500 square foot Lakeview home, thanks to Boychuk’s open concept design and efficient use of space.

love working in there,” she adds. Judy is particularly appreciative of the custom walk-in closet that Boychuk designed and constructed in their master suite. “In our old house we had two dressers and an armoire, all full of clothes, as well as a closet in the basement with seasonal clothes. We wanted the walk-in closet to be able to accommodate all of that, so we could eliminate some of those furniture pieces. To expand the square footage of our walk-in closet, we stole some space from the ensuite bathroom and opted for a large walk-in shower instead of a

tub and shower combination.” To double their living space, the couple also opted to have Boychuk professionally develop the lower level of their bungalow home. The layout includes a family room complete with a natural gas fireplace, a four-piece bathroom, extra bedroom, fitness/office area and a huge storage room with floor to ceiling shelving. “The fear of moving into a condo is that you wont’ have enough space for all your stuff. We have ample storage space – more than we thought we would have,” says Reg.

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Reg and Judy continue to marvel at the level of quiet they enjoy in their new home. “As an ENERGY STAR property, it’s insulated and built so well, that we don’t hear any exterior noise unless we go outside,” says Reg. “Cars drive by on this street and we can’t hear them.” Having lived in their previous home for almost three decades, the decision to relocate and buy a new home was a major milestone for Reg and Judy.

It’s a decision they don’t regret. “Working with Boychuk Construction over the past year has proven to be an awesome experience,” says Reg. “The communication was great and we found them very accommodating throughout the entire process. We’re very pleased with the quality of construction.” “Five months later, we still wake up in the morning, pinch ourselves and think, ‘Is this really

our house?’” says Judy. Only six bungalow units remain for sale at Rosewood Estates. The show home, located at #14 – 315 Ledingham Drive, is open for viewing from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., every Saturday and Sunday. Boychuk Homes is also finalizing the plans for a new 27-unit bungalow-style condo project located in Rosewood. Watch for details to be released at boychukhomes.com. LS

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The National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO): The NCSO designation meets the national standard requirements and verifies that a person has met the training, practical application, years of experience and written performance measurements set out by the Canadian Federation of Construction Safety Associations (CFCSA). Persons who achieve the NCSO designation are a valuable resource to management in the administration and implementation of a company’s health and safety program Health and Safety Administrator (HSA): The objective of the HSA program is to provide formal training for an administrator of a health and safety program, who does not possess a minimum of three years construction field experience. Certification indicates to employers that the

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Parade are an excellent reflection of the diversity of Saskatoon’s new home market. Whether you’re looking for a condo or single family home, big city or small town living, a home to start out in or a home to grow into, there’s truly something for everyone. Buying a new home built by an SRHBA member offers you the security of knowing you have a quality-built, warranty-covered home without sacrificing the opportunity to choose – choose your home, choose your community and choose your lifestyle.

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he Saskatoon & Region Home Builders’ Association (SRHBA), the voice of the residential construction industry in Saskatoon for over 60 years, is proud to present the 2016 Parade of Homes. The Parade of Homes is designed to showcase the high quality work you can expect from SRHBA builder members. This year’s Parade features 24 homes in Saskatoon, Corman Park, Warman, and Martensville. The theme of the 2016 Parade of Homes is choice. The homes featured in this year’s

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There are several reasons to take part in the 2016 Parade of Homes. Use it as an opportunity to see the newest trends in home design, get inspiration for your next renovation or explore what options you have when buying your next home! You can also use it as an opportunity to see the excellent workmanship and professionalism that sets SRHBA members apart in the residential construction industry. When you’re visiting the homes in this year’s Parade, keep an eye out for the “Certified Professional Home Builder” badge. The Saskatoon & Region Home Builders’ Association works to continually improve the professionalism of the residential construction industry and all its employees through ongoing training and education, and by providing certification

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of its members in the area of new home construction. Displaying this badge means a home builder has completed all courses necessary to achieve certification in this program, including Safe Work Practices, Building Codes, Project Management, Construction Technology, Customer Service, and more. The certification combines education on building practices with communications and business training, so that builders have the skills to meet the industry’s demand and help us move toward an overall higher industry standard. You can find more information on the program at saskatoonhomebuilders.com Visit paradeofhomesonline.ca to preview the homes, plan your itinerary, get directions and see upcoming Parade of Homes events and contests. Our members have worked hard on the homes in this year’s parade and we can’t wait for you to see their excellent work!

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uch more than a collection of homes, Kensington will be a vibrant community to call home. With an inviting village square, picturesque ponds, parks and space for local shops, this is a neighbourhood where people can live, play and work. Designed to connect seamlessly to nearby communities, this urban village will enrich the lives of its new residents. Kensington is located in Saskatoon’s Northwest within the Blairmore sector. You’ll always be able to call Kensington home, even when your housing requirements change. There are apartment-style condominiums, townhouses, single-family homes on cul-de-sacs or traditional lots with rear lanes, and upper-story apartments located above a shop or office in the Village Square.

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The Erikson Starting at $339,900 the Erikson is the most sought after home in our Suited Investor Series. Gone are the days of putting money into someone else’s pocket, it’s time to start lining your own. The Erikson is designed for first-time home buyers, property investors or anyone savvy enough to understand the power of passive income. With plenty of curb appeal and countless amenities in a number of desirable neighbourhoods around Saskatoon, the Erikson is guaranteed to be a great investment into your future.

242 Ells Crescent Kensington

Features of this Home • 1,200 Sq. Ft. • Two-bedroom legal suite • Separate suite entrance • Owner’s basement bonus room • Five bedrooms & three baths • Vaulted ceilings • Open concept design • Master bedroom with ensuite and walk-in

closet • R60 attic insulation • Triple pane windows • Watchdog foundation waterproofing • Envelope seal on all doors and windows • HRV • 10-year progressive home warranty

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Much more than a collection of homes,

Kensington will be a vibrant community to call home. With an inviting village square, picturesque ponds, parks and space for local shops, this is a neighbourhood where people can live, play and work. Designed to connect seamlessly to nearby communities, this urban village will enrich the lives of its new residents. Kensington is located in Saskatoon’s Northwest within the Blairmore sector. You’ll always be able to call Kensington home, even when your housing requirements change. There are apartment-style condominiums, townhouses, single- family homes on cul-de-sacs or traditional lots with rear lanes, and upper-story apartments located above a shop or office in the Village Square.

For details on lot availability in Kensington or other land developments including Aspen Ridge, Evergreen, Rosewood or Parkridge Extension, contact Saskatoon Land at 306-975-3278, visit www.saskatoon.ca/lots or contact your homebuilder.

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outh Kensington is Saskatoon’s newest west master-planned community located off 22nd Street W, offering a wide selection of beautifully designed homes for everyone, from singles and couples to growing families and retirees. Designed to connect seamlessly and conveniently to nearby amenities, South Kensington is the perfect place to live, work, play, shop and so much more. The vision for South Kensington encompasses a complete, integrated community with homes, shops, schools,

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parks and recreation, all beautifully woven into the fabric of a warm and welcoming neighbourhood. A great selection of condominiums, townhomes and spacious single-family homes means you can really put down your roots here and create memories that can last generations. South Kensington boasts over 10

acres of parks giving residents the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors year-round whether it be taking long walks with your dog, playing a game on one of the sports fields, or reading

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a book to unwind while surrounded by nature. There are extensive pedestrian and bicycle routes flowing through the neighbourhood, and there is even a pedestrian overpass that safely connects residents to the Blairmore Suburban Centre providing access to the many shops, schools and recreational facilities. The neighbourhood ponds not only act as a storm water management tool, but give residents the opportunity to enjoy summer water activities. This environmentally-sustainable urban village will enrich the lives of its residents.


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Efficiency and style are combined perfectly in this classic bi-level “Lynbrooke” home designed by North Ridge Development Corporation. It truly has it all, from an eye-catching exterior to the modern interior finishes. The main floor open concept layout is enhanced by vaulted ceilings with its focus being on usable living space and functionality.

Features of this Home

427 Childers Way

South Kensington

You’ll love the layout of this newly built 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom bi-level home with over 1,276 square feet of living space located in the family-oriented neighbourhood of South Kensington. Walk up to your main floor with vaulted ceilings, laminate flooring, walk-through open kitchen with stained maple cabinets and a walk-in corner pantry. It also features an open concept design allowing for ease between the living room, kitchen and dining room, giving plenty of space for gatherings. Enjoy having a peninsula with extended countertop for extra workspace and spots to accommodate seating for two. Enjoy summer days inside your naturally-lit home with large windows. Enjoy a private retreat in your master bedroom, located on its own separate floor and eloquently finished with a private ensuite and walk-in closet. Relish the benefits of having an attached 2-car garage which will help you save time scraping your car during the winter and will also make bringing in the groceries a whole lot easier. This home is truly built for comfort and versatility to suit your family now and in the future. Its design is where comfort, class, and efficiency truly meet, providing an exceptional home for you and your family.

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New Homes,

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ooking for a home in an older, more established neighbourhood does not have to mean giving up the security and comfort that comes with buying a new home. Saskatoon & Region Home Builders’ Association builders are also building in some of Saskatoon’s most established neighbourhoods, and a few of these homes are featured in this year’s Parade!

Nutana Bordering the South Saskatchewan river, Nutana is one of Saskatoon’s oldest neighbourhoods, with some buildings over

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a century old! Rich historical architecture, views of the river, and its close proximity to Saskatoon City Centre make Nutana a great place to live for those who crave culture and walkability.

Montgomery Place A post World War II community, Montgomery Place combines the quiet, tree-filled streets you expect from an established residential neighbourhood with easy access to nearby shopping and restaurants. Located in Saskatoon’s west end with easy access to both Blairmore and Confeder-

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ation commercial districts, inhabitants of Montgomery Place enjoy a real sense of community.

City Park Located right in the centre of Saskatoon, residents of City Park are truly in the middle of it all. Walking distance to all the amenities of downtown Saskatoon, living in City Park allows residents to take full advantage of Saskatoon’s growing, thriving core.


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Live the lifestyle you deserve at Highlander Ridge. These North Ridge bungalow townhomes are located in one of Saskatoon’s most treasured neighbourhoods: Montgomery Place. Montgomery is a historic community nestled amongst tall, mature trees giving it traditional charm.

Features of this Home

Unit 22 – 3214 – 11th Street West Montgomery Place

This beautiful 1,244 square foot home showcases natural light from the large and plentiful windows and vaulted ceilings enhance the spacious open concept. The two bedrooms are spacious with large closets that include sturdy and functional built-in closet organizers. The master bedroom includes a walk-in closet and ensuite bathroom that makes for the perfect sanctuary. The interiors showcase classic designs while exuding a modern flair. Quality and durability were considered when selecting luxury vinyl laminate flooring for the main floor, luxury vinyl tile for the bathrooms and comfortable carpet throughout the bedrooms. The spacious and well-lit kitchens feature tile backsplash atop attractive granite countertops. Adding to Highlander’s interior appeal is a five-piece stainless steel ENERGY STAR® appliance package. With yard maintenance and snow removal provided, you will have time to enjoy the beautiful Saskatchewan summers on your spacious backyard deck, complete with privacy fencing between units, landscaping with sod and automatic sprinklers and BBQ gas line.

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Angela Williams Customer Relations Manager North Prairie Developments 306-931-2880 shangrilaon4th.com angela@northprairiehomes.com

204 – 550 – 4th Avenue North Downtown Saskatoon

Shangri-La is North Prairie Developments’ newest downtown condo project. The oneand two-bedroom units offer spectacular views of beautiful downtown Saskatoon and City Park. With 94 units including three penthouses, Shangri-La has a floor plan to suite a variety of lifestyles. This beautifully designed condo development has many unique features such as a car share program, concrete and steel construction, an underground heated parkade, a property tax abatement program and a roof top patio and amenity room.

Features of this Home Shangri-La offer residents access to affordable living with units starting in the $230’s (+gst) and has provided the city with a beautiful new addition to downtown Saskatoon. Its concrete construction and architecturally intelligent design creates a beautiful and sound home with longevity in value. Shangri-La has six unique floor plans of one- and two-bedroom units ranging in size from 583 to 1,190 sq. ft. Through thoughtful design, Shangri-La is able to offer spaces that maximize functionality and storage while providing variety in smaller living spaces.

The car share program gives residents access to a vehicle when needed without the added cost of private vehicle ownership. This car share program is the first of its kind in Saskatoon for a residential condo setting. The program is easy to use, cost effective and ultimately offers a smart way for residents to live, work and play in the downtown core. Shangri-La offers home buyers a tax abatement program giving residents property tax free living for five years – saving the homeowner up to $10,000. Shangri-La’s prime location is in close proximity to numerous restaurants and lounges, Kinsmen Park, the beautiful Meewasin trails along the South Saskatchewan River, the University of Saskatchewan, shopping, coffee shops, a great array of business centers and a growing cultural landscape. Downtown living has never looked better than it does today. Live the Excitement of Downtown at Shangri-La!

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Unit 143 – 627 Saskatchewan Crescent West Nutana Your riverfront view is waiting at Water’s Edge II on Saskatchewan Crescent in Saskatoon. It’s time to spoil yourself with gorgeous river views in a luxurious home. These prestigious homes are surrounded by trails and beautiful scenery right on the South Saskatchewan River. Water’s Edge II is everything you have been dreaming about.

the state-of-the-art climate control. Imagine waking up on a blustery winter morning. You get out of bed expecting a cold shock to your feet, but instead you’re greeted with cozy heated floors. And the best part? Radiant in-floor heat is 20 to 40% more efficient than other means of heating, saving you money in the long run.

Features of this Home

The ultimate luxury lifestyle definitely doesn’t include a snow shovel. Every home comes with two temperature-controlled underground parking stalls, remote garage door openers and a storage room in the parkade. A secured entrance and year-round yard maintenance come without saying.

Thanks to thoughtful layout, this luxurious 1,550 square foot suite and 243 square foot balcony is made for entertaining, inside and out. Two large bedrooms and a den provide for quiet relaxation. The kitchen features custom-made cabinets and quartz countertops, a spacious island and a six-piece JennAir stainless steel appliance package. All decks come with a gas line for BBQ, exterior tap and stunning river views. They say good fences make good neighbours. So what makes for good neighbours in a condominium? Seven layers of sound insulation. Oh, and let’s not forget about

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Deck Railing Your local Co-op Home Centre has the latest in deck railing solutions. Whether it’s Titanium Slate, the newest colour in our lineup of aluminum railing, or the brand-new Crystal Rail, which provides a gorgeous, clean look and maximizes sight lines, your outdoor spaces are in good hands.

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he Stonebridge community provides a vision for a residential and mixeduse community in south Saskatoon. The development has been carefully, thoughtfully and innovatively designed to meet the lifestyle wants and needs of its residents. Stonebridge is a community that offers greenspace, a variety of housing options and commercial amenities right outside your door. Stonebridge is well located, adjacent to Circle Drive and Highway 11 and intersects with Clarence and Preston Avenue. Residents can enjoy being in close proximity to the community retail services included in two commercial centres and a

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business park that have been innovatively designed to provide an accessible hub for employment, shopping, dining, professional services, and easy connectivity to transit and highways. Living in Stonebridge offers residents an exceptional quality of life within a vibrant, sustainable and environmentally responsible community. Stonebridge is planned around green space that integrates more than 208 acres of parks where families can enjoy soccer fields, ball diamonds, skate parks, play parks and picnic areas. Take a long walk or enjoy a bike ride through the pathways that are intertwined throughout the neighborhood.

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The storm water retention ponds provide residents the opportunity to enjoy canoeing and kayaking in the summer, and ice skating and hockey in the winter. Stonebridge has homes for all ages and stages of life. These homes are built by a variety of Saskatoon’s best builders and include single family, townhomes, apartment-style condos, semi-detached as well as a variety of senior care facilities. From purchasing your very first home to planning your beautiful retirement space, Stonebridge has what you need without having to leave the community and friends you have made along the way.


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2103 -104 Willis Crescent Stonebridge

Now is the time to own a Serenity Pointe condo in Stonebridge, one of Saskatoon’s most vibrant neighbourhoods! Close to Stonebridge’s bustling commercial areas, an upcoming school, and plenty of walking and biking paths, Serenity Pointe apartment-style condominiums have something for everyone. Ranging in size from 670 to 970 sq. ft., Serenity Pointe has one- or two- bedroom and bathroom options to suit your lifestyle.

Features of this Home Serenity Pointe lives up to its name with natural light streaming in from the large windows and the eight-foot ceilings that add to the serene space. The beautiful kitchen is complete with stylish cabinetry accented by tasteful finishes and stainless steel appliances, including an ENERGY STAR® dishwasher. Convenience is key at Serenity and with in-suite laundry you

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won’t have to go far to ensure your master bedroom walk-in closet is always full of clean clothes! Keeping cool or warm will be a breeze with radiant in-floor heating throughout the home and individual thermostats in each bedroom. No need to scrape ice from your windows in the winter, or sit on scorching seats in the summer! At Serenity Pointe, your car will be comfortable in the well-lit and spacious heated underground parking lot. When the weather is nice, you won’t have to go far to enjoy it on your walk-out balcony, the perfect place to enjoy a warm Saskatchewan evening. Serenity Pointe is also part of the HeadStart on a Home program, the largest economic initiative in the province that addresses entry-level housing. You can find more information at http://headstartonahome.ca/index.

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This Lockwood model is a spacious 1,803 sq. ft. home with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and an oversized two-car garage, located on a corner lot, backing a park in Stonebridge. The combination of stone veneer, hardboard siding and vinyl shakes work beautifully together to give this home a very attractive appearance. The exposed aggregate driveway, landscaped yard and walkway lead to the raised entry. The large foyer welcomes you into a spacious family home, designed for entertaining. The arched doorways, nine–foot ceilings and recessed alcove in the dining room add to the architectural features. The natural gas fireplace is accented by a stunning stone surround. Upgraded maple cabinets and granite countertops complete the peninsula-style kitchen. The open floor plan allows for great informal get-togethers as the open space is ideal for larger gatherings.

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566 Langlois Rise Stonebridge

This house has been upgraded from top to bottom including: • 1,803 sq. ft. home with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms • 9’ main floor ceilings makes for a light and airy living space • Kitchen comes complete with upgraded maple cabinets, granite countertops, pantry door and tile backsplash. • Enjoy the comfort and convenience of a natural gas fireplace paired with upgraded hardwood floors, potlights, DINING 13'-0"x10'-9" and a laundry room/ appliance package mudroom on the main floor GREAT ROOM • Natural gas fireplace with stone facing to 13'-6"x16'-5" maple mantel • Full window blind package KITCHEN • Appliance package – Stainless steel kitchen appliances with front load washer and dryer in chrome shadow finish • Cabinets and granite countertop in mudroom • Upgraded hardwood floor and broadloom • Porcelain tiles in foyer, bathrooms and mudroom • Tile accents in main and master bathroom floors • Central air and central vacuum

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#1 – 115 Veltkamp Crescent Stonebridge

Welcome to Hawthorne Place! These modern two-storey townhomes are located in one of Saskatoon’s newest and most vibrant neighbourhoods: Stonebridge. Located on the south end of Saskatoon, these townhomes range in size from 1,229 to 1,362 square feet.

Features of this Home Enter through the spacious foyer or attched garage (1 or 2 car options available) and be greeted by the openconcept layout, complete with nine-foot ceilings and large windows allowing more natural light to flood in. The bright kitchen features stainless steel appliances and flat panel maple door cabinets with crown moulding. Beautiful laminate flooring flows throughout the main living areas. On the second floor, choose from two or three bedroom options with two full bathrooms in addition to the powder room on the main floor. Convenience is key, which is why the front-loading washer and dryer are

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located on the second floor, close to the linen closet and spacious bedroom closets. Enjoy those gorgeous Saskatchewan summer evenings in your backyard complete with privacy fencing between units, landscaping with sod and automatic sprinklers and a BBQ gas line. Live the lifestyle you deserve at Hawthorne Place! Spend more time doing the things you love and less time doing things you don’t, like yard maintenance and snow removal. We’ve got those covered at Hawthorne Place!

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Ehrenburg Homes welcomes you to 1013 Kolynchuk Crescent. This gem is located in Stonebridge, close to all amenities with great access to Circle Drive and only minutes from downtown. This fully landscaped townhome is also close to many beautiful landscaped parks and recreational areas.

Features of this Townhome This 1,364 sq. ft. castle is one of the five available, move-in ready suites at 1013 Kolynchuk Crescent. The entire development is comprised of just 17 townhomes.

1013 Kolynchuk Crescent

• This home comes with an attached garage with in-house entry.

• Residents are just steps away from many attractive parks and recreational areas.

• Front entry is very roomy with plenty of storage in the closet.

• This beautifully spacious townhome is close to Stonegate Shopping and Stonebridge Mall, and only minutes away from downtown.

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• The large dining area and great room walk out to a beautiful deck. • Gorgeous hardwood and tile flooring, with upgraded interior, brings all areas together very nicely. • On the main floor is a half-bathroom, and on the second floor is a private ensuite and full bathroom. • Three very spacious bedrooms with large closets are also on the second floor. • Large triple glazed windows are featured throughout the home, including the basement. The large basement windows give the option of putting in a fourth bedroom and recreation room. • This home is equipped with a high efficient furnace and HRV. • Professionally landscaped and fully fenced, this townhome includes a driveway and private back yard. Monday – Thursday: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

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1137 Kolynchuk Link Stonebridge

Urban Living… naturally. At Living Stone Townhomes by North Prairie Developments, condo dwellers can expect the unexpected. This three-bedroom, 1.5 bath, 1,200 sq. ft. urban townhome offers contemporary open concept living space perfect for entertaining and socializing. Conveniently located in the amenity-rich neighbourhood of Stonebridge, this beautifully designed and ideally located home features a unique offering of amenities, perfect for residents seeking a high standard of urban living. These beautiful townhomes start in the $270’s gst included.

Features of this Home The Sage model is stylishly decorated with a cool palette of teal blues and navy, white finishes with a pop of red for an accent colour. The open concept living space is perfect for entertaining and storage is abundant with many closets and storage areas incorporated into the floor plan. The kitchen has a large sparkling quartz countertop and plenty of room to prepare meals and entertain friends and family. The white fusion contemporary shaker-style cabinets, upgraded stainless steel appliance package and dark wood floors create added luxury to this chic home. On either end of the kitchen are a cozy living room with a gas fireplace and a sunny dining area with plenty of natural light. The master bedroom on the second floor has a large walk-in closet and large windows

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giving the room a nice sunny feel. Two additional bedrooms and a full bath finish off the second floor and offer options for additional bedrooms or office space. The key features of this home include the distinctive array of amenities in the townhome development. There are 102 units at Living Stone Townhomes with six different floor plans, creating an excellent selection of floor plan options, many of which have a garage. Living Stone offers something unique to the townhome buyer with a social outdoor bbq area and water feature with Koi fish, gardens and orchards, a pet-friendly community, and green living initiatives. The adjacent numerous walking and biking paths are perfect for an active lifestyle. The outdoor amenities are soon to be completed with the social BBQ area first in the plans. Contemporary Urban Townhomes offering you the Lifestyle you’ve been waiting for!

Angela Williams, Customer Relations Manager North Prairie Developments 306-931-2880 livingstonetownhomes.com angela@northprairiehomes.com

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Welcome to

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his upscale neighbourhood by D & S Developments is located on the southeast edge of Saskatoon, just outside the city limits. Every lot at Greenbryre Estates offers ‘see-forever’ views of the recently redeveloped golf course and surrounding countryside. Unlike other acreage developments that require a lengthy commute into the city, Greenbryre Estates residents enjoy immediate access to the Circle Drive freeway.

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Downtown Saskatoon is just a short ten-minute drive from residents’ doorsteps. In contrast to new high-density subdivisions, Greenbryre Estates invites residents to live large and spread their wings. The development’s sprawling one-half to one-third acre lots can easily accommodate the grandest designs. As a result, some of Saskatoon’s most incredible new custom homes are being built at Greenbryre Estates. These luxury homes include walk-out bungalows and two-storeys, surrounded by luscious greenery.

Greenbryre Estates is situated on the Greenbryre Golf & Country Club. The Greenbryre Golf Course is one of only three 12-hole courses in Canada. This magnificent 12-hole golf course has more than 120 replanted mature trees around it and is surrounded by five ponds. It is also home to 12-Grill Restaurant beside the clubhouse. Enjoy great food and drinks in the main dining room or on the patio overlooking the 1st tee and south #6 green.


Contact information: Troy Slater D & S Developments & Greenbryre Estates 203-200 Stonebridge Blvd. Saskatoon, SK S7T 0G3 Office: (306) 374-4774 Cell: (306) 612-4545 www.dshomes.ca www.dshomes.ca/communities/greenbryre-estates Email: troy@greenbryre.com

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132 Greenbryre Lane Greenbryre Estates

D & S Homes invites you to explore its Greenbryre Estates parade home: a 2,983 square foot walkout bungalow located at 132 Greenbryre Lane. The handsome ranchstyle bungalow is smartly finished in acrylic stucco, with stacked stone accents, and situated on a sprawling half-acre lot overlooking Saskatchewan’s only 12-hole golf course.

deck that extends along the back of the house. Heated marble floors, a custom walk-in glass enclosed shower and an angled jet tub add to the five-star hotel feel of the show home’s master ensuite.

Features of this Home This executive-style bungalow offers a spacious open-concept floor plan, distinguished by a unique vaulted ceiling in the great room. This showhome has a pleasing combination of modern and traditional elements. The rich maple hardwood flooring and railings, wide window casings and high profile baseboards are classic touches, while the tile-faced gas fireplace and eye-catching light fixtures are definitely contemporary.

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Troy Slater 306-612-4545 306-374-4774 dshomes.ca dshomes.ca/communities/ greenbryre-estates

The kitchen features exquisitely crafted maple cabinets topped by sleek quartz counters. The master suite has its own garden door, leading to the large 300 square-foot

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1632 SQ FT

FRONT ELEVATION

FRONT ELEVATION


March 9-12 2017 The HomeStyles Marketplaces is designed to offer a boutique retail experience to HomeStyles’ roughly 15,000 attendees. The Marketplace is perfect for: • lifestyle product consultants • custom décor creations • independent furniture and decor retailers • home-based party consultants • locally owned small businesses

Book your booth today!

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Welcome to

Rosewood

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osewood neighborhood is conveniently located in the Southeast corner of Saskatoon and designed to harmonize nature with the conveniences of modern day life. The neighborhood benefits from its proximity to transportation links and a variety of shopping options. It is adjacent to Highway 16 and has access off Taylor Street and Boychuk Drive, providing easy entry to the downtown business core.

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• “Country living within the city” – live close to nature while enjoying convenient proximity to big city amenities

lands or parks, and featuring the largest average lot size in Saskatoon

• 65 acres of wetland and green space, nature trails and conservation areas

• Centrally located ‘Village Square’ with commercial developments, a community centre, sports fields

• Architectural controls to ensure attractive streetscapes and to protect your investment for the future

• Joint-use school currently under construction, scheduled to open September 2017

• Excellent choice of lot sizes and types, including walkouts and views of the wet-

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Contact Information: Boychuk Investments Ltd. 8th St. East & McOrmand Road Saskatoon, SK 306-374-3939 www.boychukhomes.com

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126 Gillies Lane

Rosewood

Versatility best describes Lexis Homes’ Elate floor plan, with many optional features to suit your lifestyle. In this home, Lexis has included the optional third garage bay, a private deck off the master bedroom and covered roof systems over both rear decks. Combined with the intriguing interior design, you will be sure to love coming home.

Features of this Home • 2,054 square feet, three bedrooms, 2-1/2 bathrooms, three-bay garage • All homes by Lexis Homes are built and certified as Mike Holmes Approved Homes. This translates into higher quality, better energy efficiency, and a more comfortable home. • Location, location, location! Backing directly onto a park with a south facing back yard, you will be sure to enjoy the views from this great home. To top things off, the home is ideally situated only one block away from new schools. • The master bedroom features a reclaimed

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wood feature wall, a private deck facing the park, walk in closet, and a large ensuite with a soaker tub and custom shower. • The living room is a great place for entertaining with its custom bar area, cozy fireplace, and quick access to the covered deck facing the park. • Tired of the typical boring pantry area? This home features a butler pantry with butcher block countertops for working space and feature lighting. • This yard is fully landscaped and the exterior designed is inspired by the craftsman style. • Functionality is top of mind in this home with a large mudroom, walk-through pantry, second floor laundry and ample storage space throughout the home.

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335 Flynn Manor Rosewood • Spacious four-piece ensuite with jetted tub and tiled shower

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Dining Rm • Large three-car garage, completely insulated and drywalled

• Exterior features acrylic stucco tastefully accented with a second colour and masonry accents Kitchen

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Welcome to Boychuk Homes’ new and exciting 1,891 sq. ft. two-storey home, showcasing over 70 years of award-winning quality, craftsmanship, innovation and service that Boychuk Homes has become known for! This home backs on to a linear park and is only a half-block away from Rosewood’s new school. Boychuk Homes has been Saskatoon’s Consumer Choice Award winner for the past seven consecutive years. We invite you to Rosewood, ‘Country Living within the City.’

Bonus Rm

UPPER - 994 Sq. Ft.

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Welcome to

The Meadows

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elcome to The Meadows; a new neighbourhood to call home. You’ll find the Meadows in the south eastern corner of Rosewood. When complete, the neighbourhood will encompass more than 2,200 new homes interconnected by 65 acres of parks, ponds and pathways just minutes from the new Rosewood school and retail hub called Meadows Market.

Architectural integrity at The Meadows is maintained through careful planning and strict building guidelines which will protect and enhance the value of each home. The vision for The Meadows is drawn from urban planning reminiscent of a simpler time with Craftsman-style homes nestled amongst a traditional streetscape, landscaped front yards and generous front porches to encourage neighbourly living and ready access to pedestrian oriented, outdoor community. Vintage colours and distinctive architectural details like gable roofs, decorative brackets and handcrafted stonework create warmth and character which will make you feel right at home.

The pedestrian friendly Meadows Market will be at your doorstep and boasts Saskatoon’s second Costco. The market-style village will feature a wide variety of shops and services from groceries to sporting goods, medical offices, restaurants, fashion stores, coffee houses and more, all within walking, biking or driving distance from your new home. YOUR COMMUNITY. YOUR HOME. YOUR STYLE.

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Contact information: Arbutus Properties Susanne Carrillo, Director of Sales Tel: 306-291-8785 PO Box #39072, Saskatoon, SK, S7K 0A7 sales@meadowsliving.ca www.meadowsliving.ca


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The Harvest Townhomes at The Meadows is a collection of luxury homes that are crisp, clean and contemporary, offering a spacious open concept. The Harvest Clubhouse will be an exclusive amenity to enjoy all year round, whether skating on the outdoor rink, soaking in the hot tub, watching the latest movie or working out in the gym. Residents have a gathering place to enjoy with family and friends, while getting to know their neighbours.

Features of this Home • 1,613 square feet home with four bedrooms and three full bathrooms • Nine-foot ceilings on the main level with expansive triple-glazed windows throughout

703 Meadows Boulevard The Meadows

• Full stainless steel Frigidaire kitchen appliance package • Gas fireplace in the living room with custom built-in millwork • Quartz countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms • Large entertainment sized deck off the kitchen • Attached garage for two side-by-side cars • Maintenance-free exterior finishes include Hardie siding and cultured stone

306-291-8785 meadowsliving.ca

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HARVEST TOWNHOMES

MOVE-IN READY TOWNHOMES FROM $289,900 Featuring 3 and 4 bedroom Townhomes from 1200 to 1600 sq. ft., with attached garage for up to 2 cars. Luxury kitchens with stainless steel appliances with granite or quartz countertop included. TAYLOR ST E

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Welcome to

Willowgrove

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illowgrove is located in the northeast area of Saskatoon and offers a variety of housing styles to meet the needs of today’s family, lifestyle and personal preferences.

The beautiful paths within Willowgrove’s uniquely designed linear park system connect to the Community Centre and the Village Square allowing everyone to take a safe stroll or relaxing bike ride.

Designed around a village square, Willowgrove has a feeling of being a small town unto itself. It’s a community where everyone feels welcome and where you belong. The Village Square is surrounded by street-front coffee shops, boutiques and other retail and community services.

The neighbourhood design features are what give Willowgrove its distinct look and feel. It was the first area in Saskatoon to blend traditional designs such as narrow, deeper lots and back lanes similar to those found in Nutana, with contemporary designs found in new neighbourhoods such as Arbor Creek.

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Contact information: Saskatoon Land 201 3rd Avenue North Saskatoon, SK (306) 975-3278 land@saskatoon.ca Saskatoon.ca/lots


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COVERED DECK 10’-0” X 8’-6" BBQ GAS

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Welcome to Willow Brook! This luxury 30 unit condominium development, in popular Willowgrove, is located close to elementary schools, parks and shopping. These desirable townhouses feature fenced private rear yards, underground sprinklers, covered front and rear decks, natural gas BBQ outlets, single attached garages and two additional parking stalls.

• Multiple over-sized fantastic natural light

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• Basement development options available

MAIN FLOOR 597 Sq.Ft.

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• Totally maintenance-free building exterior consisting of metal soffits and facsia, cement board siding and distinctive KITCHEN/DINING masonry elements 8'-3" X 18'-7"

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• Over 1350 sq.ft. of living space UP

• Spacious three-bedroom design. Master bedroom boasts a walk-in closet and an ensuite featuring a 5’ walk-in shower • Custom-designed kitchen showcases contemporary cabinets, quartz countertops and a spacious 7’ island • Four bathrooms - one on main level, two on upper level, and one in basement development

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• Upper level laundry room with full-size stacking washer & dryer

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MASTER BEDROOM 1 10'-8" X 14'-5"

2nd FLOOR (3 Bdrm.) 760 Sq.Ft.

MAIN FLOOR 597 Sq.Ft.

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329 RAJPUT WAY

EVERGREEN TOWNHOUSES • From $334,900 after promo • New contemporary design WILLOWGROVE CRES

• Private fenced yards • Detached garages

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Welcome to

Evergreen

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ake a stroll through Evergreen where two rows of 50-year-old Scots Pines wait to welcome you! Unique in its location, Evergreen is surrounded by a combination of parks, open fields and nature – including an area preserved as a native prairie remnant and natural wildlife corridor to the South Saskatchewan River valley. Modelled as a sustainable urban village, care has been taken to properly incorporate a combination of housing choices, open spaces and commercial opportunities in a sensitive and harmonious manner. Building a home in this environmentally sustainable community gives you a variety of green options.

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Evergreen is also connected by an extensive park and trail system. Stroll, jog, run or pedal; you can traverse the entire community at your leisure! The trails meet at two locations. The first is the centrally located neighbourhood park next to the proposed site for two elementary schools and a community centre. The second is the Village Square, a central meeting place for the neighbourhood. The Village Square is also the spot to find a quaint group of shops and services conveniently located close to home. You won’t have to venture far to find larger establishments such as restaurants, grocery stores, gas bars and medical clinics. A commercial area called the District Village is located in the northeast section of Evergreen.

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335 Boykowich Street Evergreen

This home’s towering spacious front entry impresses with Italian tile and contemporary custom railing. The kitchen is sleek with modern lighting, corner pantry, large quartz island bar and separate dining area. The master bedroom has double doors, a walk-in closet with tons of built-ins, and an ensuite spa with a floor-to-ceiling tile shower and soaker tub.

Features of this Home • Three-bedroom, two-bathroom 1,682 sq. ft. modified bi-level • Energy efficiencies include EFIS Insulation; R26.5 with EFIS; ENERGY STAR® rated furnace, water heater, HRV and A/C; triple pane Low E Argon Gas windows • Fully tiled large airy entrance • Dramatic exterior with exciting tile and cedar accents

• Custom built-in sound system • Impressive lighting package, including high efficiency LED light bulbs • 16-gauge kitchen sink with chic dual spray pull-down kitchen faucet • Luxurious bathrooms with high efficiency water sense toilets, Kohler lavatory basins and Delta faucets • Premium flooring including gorgeous hardwood and stain-resistant carpets • Spa-like four-piece master ensuite with dual vanities • Custom walk-in closet with loads of builtins • Easy access storage lockers and bench in entry • Floor-to-ceiling tiled gas fireplace

• Maintenance-free quartz throughout

• No-maintenance composite decking

• Custom high gloss kitchen

• Garden door off dining area

• Modern cable railing system

• Triple garage with speaker system

• Eight-foot interior doors

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The Pines is North Ridge Development’s newest bungalow and walk-out bungalow townhome community located in the Saskatoon neighbourhood of Evergreen. Escape to The Pines where you can stroll along the walking paths, enjoy the green space, and take in the beautiful ponds.

Unit 2 – 103 Pohorecky Crescent

Evergreen

Features of this Home This 1,232 sq. ft. ENERGY STAR®-rated bungalow townhome is located in the heart of Saskatoon’s newest neighborhood, Evergreen. The Pines townhomes were designed to showcase natural light from the large and plentiful windows. The nine-foot walls and vaulted ceilings enhance the spacious open concept. The two bedrooms are spacious with large closets that include sturdy and functional built-in closet organizers. The master bedroom includes a walk-in closet and ensuite bathroom that makes for the perfect sanctuary. The interiors showcase a variety of styles from classic to modern. Quality and durability were considered when selecting luxury vinyl laminate flooring for the main floor, luxury vinyl tile for the bathrooms and comfortable carpet throughout the bedrooms. The spacious and well-lit kitchens feature tile backsplashes atop attractive granite or quartz countertops. Adding to The Pines’ interior appeal is a five-piece stainless steel ENERGY STAR® appliance package. With yard maintenance and snow removal provided, you will have more time to enjoy the two beautiful ponds located at The Pines, the walking and biking trails and all of the great amenities and services that Evergreen has to offer.

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Because your condo fees cover front yard lawn care and snow removal, you’ll be left with plenty of time to relax and enjoy the communities nature trails or your fully landscaped, fenced back yard, all set with a privacy deck. Choose from three professionally designed colour palettes: from lighter, trendier options to a softer, more classic theme. The Lodges has a colour palette that will define your taste. Stop by our show home today and see for yourself why The Lodges were named “Best Townhome Project” at the 2014 Bridges Awards. The Lodges by Montana Homes – They Speak for Themselves….

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Features of this Home

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Daxton’s apartment-style condominiums offer functional and well-built homes in the established and beautiful community of Silverspring. Located only minutes from downtown Saskatoon and The University of Saskatchewan, Daxton has one- or two-bedroom and bathroom homes that will fit your unique lifestyle.

121 – 915 Kristjanson Road

Silverspring

Features of this Home Whether your goal is to be a first-time homeowner, to purchase a low-maintenance home so you can travel more, or if you are just looking for a great new place to call home, Daxton II could be the perfect home for you. Find a home that perfectly fits you, with condo sizes ranging from 649 – 1,045 sq. ft. Each condo unit is well lit with natural light streaming in from the large windows. Eight-foot ceilings add to the bright feeling. The beautiful kitchen is complete with stylish cabinetry accented by tasteful finishes and stainless steel appliances.

Convenience is key at Daxton and with in-suite laundry you won’t have to go far to ensure your master bedroom walk-in closet is always full of clean clothes! Keeping cool or warm will be a breeze

with radiant in-floor heating throughout the home and individual thermostats in each bedroom. No need to scrape ice from your windows in the winter, or sit on scorching seats in the summer. At Daxton, your car will be comfortable in our well-lit and spacious heated underground parking lot. When the weather is nice, enjoy the beautiful scenery in Silverspring from your glass balcony. You may even see a deer or two!Daxton is also part of the HeadStart on a Home Program, the largest economic initiative that addresses entry-level housing. You can find more information at http:// headstartonahome.ca/index

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Welcome to

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hisper River Estates by North Prairie Developments is a picturesque acreage development just north of Cathedral Bluffs. With 14 lots left in Phase I, ranging from 6.05 to 10.85 acres, there is plenty of space to raise an active family. This beautiful development along the South Saskatchewan River offers breathtaking river or ravine views and is only 13 minutes from the city’s amenities. The serene views offer a setting that is perfect for residents seeking relaxed living in nature’s finest environment. Each lot is serviced with pressured City of Saskatoon water, as well as Sask Energy, SaskTel and Sask Power services. The property also features white ranch-style fencing, community Canada Post mail boxes and pedestrian corridor walkways for ease of access to the river bank and ravine. North Prairie Developments is a proudly family-owned and operated business, having built over 2,500 homes over the past 29 years of business. Today, North Prairie is well known as one of the largest develop-

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ment companies in Saskatchewan, having branched out from single family homes to include multi-family developments, commercial developments as well as land development. North Prairie’s team of innovative design and construction professionals ensure superior craftsmanship, excellence in building and a commitment to excellent customer service. Whisper River Estates lots are affordably priced starting in the low $200’s. North Prairie believes strongly in providing a quality built home and has partnered with Maison Design & Build, J & H Builders, and Legacy Homes to offer you preferred builder options who also believe in a high level of construction standards and superb design aesthetics. Whisper River Estates is the perfect place to relax, retire or raise a family as you sit back and take in the natural surroundings of this beautiful estate development. This is a must-see in your tour of the Parade of Homes.

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• 5-inch wide plank Seringa engineered hand-scraped hardwood flooring • Luxurious master bedroom boasts walk-in closet, ensuite with sliding barn door and dormer window • Spa-like ensuite bathroom features double sink vanity and separate shower and bath with upgraded tile tub surround

22 Whisper River Lane Whisper River Estates

The Emma is situated on an 8.58 acre ravine-view lot at Whisper River Estates along the South Saskatchewan River, just north of Cathedral Bluffs. This exceptional floor plan features three bedrooms, two-and-ahalf baths, an oversized kitchen, modern open-concept living space and an abundance of upgrades. The picturesque location offers a serene setting to relax and take in the natural surroundings of one of Saskatchewan’s finest estate developments.

Features of this Home The Emma show home is a two-storey 1,583 sq. ft. custom home designed and constructed specifically for North Prairie Developments’ newest land development, Whisper River Estates. With acreage living in mind, The Emma was constructed to fit into its natural surroundings along the South Saskatchewan River, just North of Cathedral Bluffs. It is a true ranch style home with modern design elements including an upgraded craftsman exterior, dormer windows, a spacious, covered front verandah and a triple-attached garage.

brings warmth and a country feel to the home

• Spacious mudroom off the garage has ample storage closet and cabinets – perfect for families with young children • Oversized kitchen with a large island, quartz counters, an undermount sink and stainless steel upgraded appliances • Designer lighting package and an upgraded finishing package

• Extensive open living area with space to accommodate large family gatherings • Beautiful gas fireplace in the living room

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• Two dormer window on second floor for an added ranch style feel • Priced at just $649,900 (8.58 Acre lot & gst included)

• ½ bath on the main floor is tucked away by the laundry room for added privacy and utility

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• Both secondary bedrooms on the second floor are generously sized and come with spacious double door closets

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Welcome to

Martensville and Warman

Warman With close to 11,000 residents calling it home, Warman is a fast growing, progressive community that sits just 14 kilometers north of Saskatoon. There are a number of reasons more people have decided to call the City home, including the award winning recreation complex Legends Centre, the 18-hole premiere golf course and a next to none snow removal service. However, the most common sentiment for moving to Warman amongst residents is that Warman

feels like home. With two new schools soon to open as well as brand new assisted care facility, the City has something for all walks of life. What’s your reason to call Warman home?

Martensville Located just eight kilometers north of Saskatoon via divided highway, Martensville is a community of residents who work, play, and grow together in a safe, active, and healthy environment. With a population of

over 9,000, Martensville is one of Western Canada's fastest growing cities, as well as one of the youngest - 75% of the population is under the age of 45. The city’s strong population growth over the past few years has resulted in a housing market that features many newer modern homes and neighborhoods. New housing developments are continuously underway, so homebuyers will have plenty to choose from when they look to buy their new home in Martensville!

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602 Cherry Court Rockwood Warman

Pawluk Homes’ new show home in the Rockwood development in Warman is sure to impress! The sweeping vaulted ceiling towers over a lavish main living area. A kitchen, perfect for entertaining, is appointed with an uninterrupted gleaming stone slab countertop. Expansive windows allow natural light to wash over the entire main floor. Large bedrooms, a resourceful use of space and a sumptuous master bathroom are all presented in a crisp, chic design.

Features of this Home

• Floor-to-ceiling master bathroom tile shower

• Three-bedroom, two-bathroom 1,531 sq. ft. modified bi-level

• Clean, sophisticated Delta plumbing fixtures

• Beautiful corner lot, steps from the lake and parks • Smooth acrylic stucco and stone exterior • Huge triple garage and spacious drive • Hardwood floors throughout living, dining, and kitchen • Custom maple interior railing • Wide, clean flatstock interior trim • Gleaming 12x24 floor tiles • Stacked subway tile backsplashes throughout • Contemporary lighting package • Rich ebony stained maple cabinetry

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• Fusion fireplace with glass media

• Energy efficiencies include EFIS Insulation; R26.5 with EFIS; ENERGY STAR® rated furnace, water heater, HRV and A/C; triple pane Low E Argon Gas windows

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North Prairie Developments presents Chaparral Ridge in Sunset Ridge, a unique collection of urban townhomes and eight-plex loft-style units. Each unit reflects superior style, craftsmanship and quality. Affordably priced from the $190s, there are four models to choose from, each with a unique floor plan. Two- or three-bedroom duplex units are located back-toback providing maximum privacy. With two floor plans to choose from in the eight-plex units, the two-bedroom layouts offer convenient, modern and open space living.

201-100 Chaparral Blvd Martensville

Features of this Home Just minutes from downtown Saskatoon, Chaparral Ridge offers a maintenance-free, affordable lifestyle. Stylish fixtures, rich exterior finishes, front decks, and convenient parking with plenty of green space make Chaparral Ridge a great place to call home! Residents at Chaparral Ridge have the freedom of condominium style living with a maintenance-free lifestyle – no lawns to cut or driveways to shovel. Each home in this quaint community includes features you would not expect at this price point. All units include a six-appliance package with the option for stainless steel upgrades, open concept living space with optional laminate and granite countertops available. Specific floor plans offer nine-foot ceilings, walk-in closets, upper floor laundry, vaulted ceilings and all units include either a front verandah or a balcony off the dining room. Floor plans range in size from 929 sq. ft. to 1,031 sq. ft. and have been designed to suit a variety of homeowners’ contemporary needs.

Martensville is a vibrant city experiencing a large amount of growth and development. With the introduction of the new Co-op Food Store, Canadian Tire and numerous other retail outlets, Martensville is quickly becoming a city that has everything to meet your family needs. The Martensville Athletic Pavilion and the Martensville Aquatics Centre are two of the many staple amenities in the city, offering an excellent quality of living for individuals and families. The Boston Pizza adjacent to the Canalta Hotel adds yet another great amenity to Chaparral Ridge. Chaparral Ridge offers small city living with big city benefits.

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Welcome to

Lake Vista

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elcome home to Lake Vista, Martensville’s newest neighbourhood. In the heart of Lake Vista, two beautiful lakes are nestled amongst parks with walking and biking trails – the perfect place to spend time with your family and friends. In Lake Vista you can choose from a diverse selection of builders to build your dream home, or choose the perfect lot to build your own home! Lake Vista has build sites available to suit every lifestyle and budget. Lake Vista is a carefully-crafted 160-acre master-planned neighbourhood that, when complete, 3,000 people will call home. Close to work and play, the community is perfect for individuals and growing families looking for the opportunity to build a new home that perfectly fits their needs.

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All the amenities you could need or want are available in one beautiful location. Lake Vista is the perfect community to build your home, and will soon offer places to shop, eat and play. Other great stores, services, and restaurants are already located just a short drive away. Visit the city of Martensville’s website for full list of amenities: http://www.martensville.ca/BusinessDirectoryII.aspx In 2015, the Province of Saskatchewan approved a new multi-use school (used by both Prairie Spirit School Division & Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools) to be built in Lake Vista! Construction on the school has already begun and is expected to be complete in 2017 with a proposed daycare for your little ones.

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101 Beaudry Crescent Lake Vista, Martensville Memorable moments are continually being created throughout this bi-level home with a functional floor plan. Seamlessly blending the interior and exterior, the “Lynbrooke” is the home version of perfect harmony and style.

Features of this Home You’ll love the layout of this newly built bi-level home with over 1,276 square feet of living space located in Martensville’s newest lake community - Lake Vista. As you enter, you are greeted by a roomy foyer with a huge coat closet. Walk up to your spacious open concept main floor with vaulted ceilings, laminate flooring, walk-through open kitchen with stained maple cabinets and walk-in pantry. Enjoy having a peninsula with extended countertop for extra work space and spots to accommodate seating for two. Natural light floods your home with large windows throughout. Enjoy a private retreat in your master bedroom located on its own separate floor. The two other bedrooms are both good sizes too! Relish the benefits

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of having an attached two-car garage which will help you save time scraping your car during the winter and make bringing in the groceries a whole lot easier.

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Ehrenburg Homes welcomes you to their newest townhome in Martensville: 185-171 Beaudry Crescent. This spacious home is located in Martensville’s newest development, Lake Vista. This show home promotes our Lake Vista Townhomes which include nine buildings in various sizes with anywhere from three to six suites in each.

Features of this Townhome • This is an absolutely beautifully designed 1,314 sq. ft. two-storey townhome with a large, attached garage and fully landscaped yard. • The gourmet kitchen features custom cabinetry, a granite-topped island, built-in dishwasher and OTR microwave. • The large dining area is open to the kitchen and great room which is great for entertaining. From the dining area, you walk out onto a completed deck and patio.

185 – 171 Beaudry Crescent Lake Vista, Martensville

• Enjoy the convenience of townhome living, close to a beautiful lake, park and plenty of various walking trails.

• The Community Centre, which holds many functions, and the pool with a large waterslide, is only a short walk away.

• Lake Vista is home to a new elementary school and playground.

• Only a short distance to all amenities but far enough that you are away from the hustle and bustle of it all.

306-384-1473 Ehrenburg.com

• Three spacious bedrooms are located on the second floor. • An ensuite and full bathroom are on the second level and a half-bathroom is on the main level, featuring quality Kohler plumbing fixtures. • Upgraded interior moldings and doors • Triple-glazed windows ensure energy efficiency. Large windows in the basement allow for an optional fourth bedroom. • High efficient Lennox heating and ventilation system. • There are three suites in this townhome building. The development has a total of eight buildings with varying numbers of suites in each. Monday – Thursday: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

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City of Saskatoon puts the finishing touches on

NEW NEIGHBOURHOODS BY ASHLEIGH MATTERN

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ow that the record-setting growth Saskatoon has experienced in recent years has returned to a more normal pace, the City and the land developers they've partnered with are working on making new neighbourhoods more homey, says Frank Long, director of Saskatoon Land. "We're making sure we get those parks in place for the families that choose those neighbourhoods, rather than having to live in a construction zone for a few years without any of those things," he says.

EVERGREEN In Evergreen especially, the finishing touches on the community are coming together. The "Green Bridge," a pedestrian bridge over McOrmand Drive, will be finished this year with landscaping and trails. The first of its kind in Saskatoon, the bridge is 10 meters wide, and will be a seamless extension of the linear parks on both sides. "That’s something we’ve always wanted to do, to connect the two sides of Evergreen together with

that trail structure," Long says. "It's probably the safest way for kids to get to school." The village square in the centre of the neighbourhood is also on track to be finished. With an amphitheatre for hosting live entertainment or community events, Long says it had always been designed to be the community focal point. With the neighbourhood nearly complete, more commercial sites will follow soon, from grocery

The village square in the centre of Evergreen is nearing completion.

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stores to medical clinics to restaurants. Plus, the two new elementary schools will be opening next year, with the parks around the schools completed on the same schedule. "The neighbourhood is coming to the point where it’s mostly built out and not a construction site everywhere, which is typically the case in new neighbourhoods," Long says.


ASPEN RIDGE The other new neighbourhood in the University Heights Suburban Development Area is Aspen Ridge, most famous for bordering the Meewasin Northeast Swale – an ancient river valley and native grasslands ecosystem. "Being in close proximity to that is great," Long says. "There's wildlife right out the back door, which is unique in the city." And there are still lots available that back right onto the Swale. In Aspen Ridge, they made their Phase One lots available last year and have sold half so far. With these recent sales, the City of Saskatoon made some changes to their lot draw process: They've created two categories for builders, allowing larger builders who have consistently bought more lots from the City over the years to pick their choice of lots separately from the main draw. This process allows top builders to choose groups of houses closer to one another, which helps them to save on construction costs, and achieve more efficiencies during the home build. "We still allow our smaller builders and general public to come in and select lots – they have access to same amount of lots they had before – but allowing larger contractors to choose lots through a separate process provides them with economies of scale."

Aspen Ridge is one of Saskatoon’s newest neighbourhoods, located in University Heights. Modelled as a sustainable urban village, Aspen Ridge will appeal to a broad demographic.

BRIGHTON & ROSEWOOD has slowed somewhat, but Long points out that's not necessarily a bad thing, especially for consumers. "There's way more choice out there than ever right now in the type of lot you might want, and it’s available now. If you're ready, we have the land, and that hasn't been the case in the last few years. It's one of the good things about a check up in the market." LS

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While Dream Development is the main land developer for Brighton, the City of Saskatoon also has a small ownership there. They've already sold their entire ownership of single-family lots in Rosewood, and will have lots available in Brighton within the next three years. Rosewood is half built out, and Dream is just getting started with Brighton. Growth and development everywhere in Saskatoon

In all neighbourhoods, single-family lot sales have slowed, and the same is true for Kensington. Evergreen's development started at the height of the building boom in Saskatoon, so it ended up being one of the fastestdeveloped neighbourhoods on record, but Kensington doesn't have that luxury. This new neighbourhood is coming together a bit more slowly than Evergreen did, but that doesn't mean there isn't activity. Long says the City of Saskatoon and their partner land developers Dream Development are working on finishing the parks, including the areas around the community ponds. Further in the future, the neighbourhood will feature a village square, like the one in Evergreen. Once it starts to come together, Long sees Kensington as a location destination that people will choose to live in. "The decision we made as developers in both areas is that we're putting the same amount of amenities in the west side developments as we are in our east side ones," he says. "One of the things the administration wants to see is balanced growth in the city. We like to see the west edge of town grow just like the east. You see a lot of pressure put on road infrastructure when you see growth in one direction only."

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Choosing the type of builder to hire ultimately comes down to whether you want to purchase a product or a service. A product is something that is made to be sold. Homes in this category are typically built to satisfy a wide range of people’s tastes and can be sold at a cost effective value due to the multiple times they are built. Builders that follow this model choose a floor plan and exterior that works well for the typical family and they build many of them to leverage the scale of mass production. Although you get a very good price, customizations are limited. Some builders will allow the customer to pick paint colours, fixtures, cabinet door profiles and flooring. These builders are known as “production” builders. A service is the result of a personal interaction and refinement to meet an individual’s needs. Homes in this category are usually more customized for the buyer’s tastes. “Custom” builders will take their stock plans and modify them to meet a buyer’s specific needs. Buyers are also involved in choosing finishes for their homes. Taking the custom service relationship to the next level is the “boutique” builder. In order to handcraft a home around your lifestyle, a boutique builder begins by learning about your family and preferences. They may offer in-house architectural and interior design services, or collaborate with architects, interior designers and engineers to bring spectacular, one-of-akind designs to life. If price is your main objective, consider a production house. It doesn’t make sense to go down the custom road, as you will get your best bang for your buck by “buying a model that is on the lot”. If you have more time to customize and want to incorporate higher-end, more durable finishes, seek out a builder with good stock floor plans that can be easily modified. The builder can tell you what their base models cost and provide an ‘a la carte’ sheet of potential upgrades. Always negotiate the upgrades up front as it is more cost effective to incorporate additions at the start than it is to deal with a change order. If you want to realize the full creative process, pick a boutique builder to deliver that high-end build and after-service experience. They will help you create a completely unique floor plan, customize your home’s infrastructure for energy efficiency and comfort, and choose your home’s architectural style. They can also design in key areas like a dream kitchen or ensuite and add those special architectural details like wall paneling, custom build-ins, fireplace surrounds and coffered ceilings. LS 2016 | SUMMER

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desirable lifestyle near a wide river is whispering your name. It hints of serenity and slow sunrises, soulful days and a long gaze across a living sky. An easy 13-minute drive from the city, Whisper River Estates blends acreage living with proximity to urban amenities. Phase One of the new project by North Prairie Developments Ltd. offers 14 lots with either river or ravine views. “It’s a very exciting project for us,” says Krista Nakonechny, marketing and events coordinator for North Prairie. “It’s an incredibly picturesque location along the banks of the South Saskatchewan River, just north of Cathedral Bluffs.” White ranch style fencing demarcates the current lot locations, while pedestrian corridors allow all acreage owners direct access to the riverbank and ravine. Two show homes, the “Emma” and the “Charlotte,” offer previews of the lifestyle. The

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Emma will be featured in this summer’s Saskatoon & Region Home Builders’ Association Parade of Homes. The “Emma” is a two-storey, 1,538 square foot ranch-style bungalow, specifically designed for maximum enjoyment of the 8.58 acre ravine view lot. Epitomizing Craftsman style, the show home features a spacious, covered front verandah, stone trimmed stately columns and charming dormer windows. To maximize living space, North Prairie created a modern open concept floor plan, including an oversized kitchen, three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. The triple car garage adds to the home’s appeal. Joining North Prairie in the Whisper River Estates’ development are preferred builders Maison Design + Build and Legacy Homes. “Our preferred builders provide variety for the homeowner if they’re looking for a specific type

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of home, presenting more design options and making their dream home more accessible,” says Nakonechny. “We promote builders that we know offer outstanding quality.” Maison Design + Build was distinguished as the Home Builder of the Year at the 2014 Bridges Awards, presented by the Saskatoon & Region Home Builders’ Association. Maison was also selected to construct the Kinsmen Lottery Home last year. Husband-and-wife team, Andrew and Jilaire Wagner are the owners of Maison Design + Build and bring different strengths to their custom home projects. Andrew works with the structure and planning of the house, energy efficiency, construction technologies and project management. Jilaire works more closely with the family to ascertain their needs and wants, to create a custom floor plan design and interior finishing selections.


Maison Design + Build is excited to participate in the development. “When Andrew and I went out to Whisper River Estates, it felt like home. We could imagine people loving it and wanting to be there,” says Jilaire Wagner. She says there is a lot of acreage choice around Saskatoon across a number of developments, but this one stands out. “It’s not only because of the location, but because of the way North Prairie is setting it up. It’s a very smart, really thoughtful, beautiful place.” The development is architecturally influenced by the Craftsman style, which Wagner says Maison is quite familiar with from their home builds in The Meadows of Saskatoon. “Craftsman style is very attentive to the decorative elements of the home,” says Wagner. “There’s the beautiful front porch, lots of pillar work and trim work, cedar shakes, corbels and gables which create a home that feels very finished on the outside.” The style can find expression in many ways, from simpler lines to a more traditional feel with greater detail. Lots range from 6.05 to 10.85 acres. “We start the design approach based on the family and what they want their home to be,” says Wagner. Designs also factor in each individual building site, resulting in homes that capitalize on the natural beauty and surrounding environment.

The “Emma” is one of two show homes offered by North Prairie Developments at Whisper River Estates. The attractive Craftsman-style two-storey show home is being featured in this summer’s Parade of Homes event.

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“If you’re someone who loves eastern sun in the morning and feeling that warmth as you wake up and have your cup of coffee, where we put your kitchen in the home will be around that east sun,” she says. People who choose acreage living want the best of what proximity to the city has to offer along with the freedom and flexibility that comes with living in the country. “That ability to wake up in the morning and go out on your back deck and not see anyone, just hear the birds, is very appealing,” adds Wagner. The development has pressurized water provided by The City of Saskatoon and all the other services homeowners have grown accustomed to in urban centres, such as SaskTel, SaskPower and SaskEnergy. Nakonechny says Phase Two is in the final stages of approval with the RM of Corman Park. For more information and a directional map visit whisperriverestates.com. To view the North Prairie show homes at Whisper River Estates, or to learn more about the ‘ultimate toy package’ promotion, visit the show home during the Parade of Homes, from August 8 to October 2. For a private viewing, call marketing agent Jordan Barry at (306) 380-3401.

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l Reisinger has known his way around construction sites since he was a boy. He’s a second-generation builder, easing into his father’s shoes along with his brother Tom at Riverbend Developments Limited (RDL). “My dad started in construction in the early 1960s, beginning with rooming houses and small apartment buildings, and built up from there,” he says. Whenever there was a school holiday, Al and Tom did small jobs on work sites – less glamourous jobs that weren’t assigned to any contractor, like moving lumber or buying coffee for workers, he laughs. “Back in those days, there was less concern about safety and hazards. Even when we were ten and twelve years old, we often worked weekends, summer holidays and Christmas holidays.” Fifty years later, he’s at the helm of a company that has been somewhat reimagined. Tom is the driving force on the construction side, while Al focuses on the finance and marketing side.

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Riverbend Developments Limited is located on Millar Avenue North. The spacious and modern facility was constructed four years ago.

“My dad started in construction in the early 1960s, beginning with rooming houses and small apartment buildings, and built up from there.” “About 10 years ago, we slightly changed our focus in that we were no longer building apartment buildings for rent. We were building condominiums, whether they be apartment condos or townhouses for sale, for buyers.” ‘Back in the day,’ they were a much smaller company with a greater management component. Now they’ve divested themselves of many apartment buildings and are actively constructing condominiums or multi-unit residential developments for ownership. Riverbend currently has luxury townhouse projects in Rosewood, Willowgrove and Evergreen. Their latest project in Evergreen on Rajput Way offers 15 townhomes with a fresh, contemporary vibe. Riverbend Developments has enjoyed the benefits of membership in the Saskatoon & Region Home Builders’ Association (SRHBA) since 2008. “One of the largest benefits is simply to have a voice for the industry, a unified voice that can represent individual members,” says Reisinger. He believes it’s an important platform for trades and subcontractors to gain visibility and make themselves known to

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general contractors or developers. Roger Schmid works in sales and marketing for RDL and says smaller trades and contractors likely reap as much benefit from membership in the SRHBA as larger ones, but in a different way. Riverbend participated in the March 2016 HomeStyles show presented by the SRHBA at Prairieland. “We found it to be very valuable,” says Schmid. “The association of clientele was very good.” They appreciated the increased brand recognition and reinforcement of what people see in terms of Riverbend products in the market. Schmid says one of the reasons they decided to enter the show is because the Saskatoon market has slowed down a bit. Riverbend is also participating in the upcoming 2016 SRHBA Parade of Homes where they will deliver a first: a townhouse in the Saskatoon Parade of Homes. The Parade home is located in RDL’s Willow Brook condo development, located at 60 – 1550 Paton Crescent in Willowgrove.

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Their current base of operations bears witness to the company’s significant expansion over the past decade. Built about three or four years ago, the attractive headquarters for RDL offers generous office space and greater storage potential at its location on Millar Avenue North. “We used to be downtown and it was strictly office space. There were lots of challenges with not having some warehouse component. And we needed a little more office space as well,” says Reisinger. The spacious, airy complex showcases the design expertise and quality that reflects the company’s philosophy. Reisinger continues to enjoy being in the construction industry. “We take great pride in providing a product that is of exceptional quality at the price point that we’re delivering it.” He finds gratification even ten years later when driving by a project he was involved in, seeing that the tangible result still looks good and knowing the owners are still happy. Schmid adds that superior workmanship is very evident and is something you sense when you walk into a Riverbend home. That commitment to quality is blended with an accessible approach. “What I see from the outside looking in is a family business that is very casual, with not so much formality and just

approachable,” says Schmid. Riverbend will be launching additional projects in the coming months. “Our inventory levels are very low,” says Reisinger. “The project we will be kicking off the soonest is a mixed-use townhouse project in Evergreen. They’re going to be more of a traditional, almost street front style townhouse, where you have

your garages behind.” To view Riverbend Development’s current projects, visit riverbenddevelopments.com or contact Roger Schmid at 306.241.0719 for more information. For more information on RDL’s Parade of Homes entry, see page 74 of Living Spaces. LS

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FIRST-TIME HOME BUYERS Montana Homes offers monthly workshops for first-time home buyers to answer questions they may have about getting into their first home. The Lodges is a multi-family development by Montana in the Evergreen neighbourhood and will be a featured stop along this summer’s Parade of Homes route. (Photos: Gord Waldner/StarPhoenix)

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hen buying your first home, there are so many questions and often few places to turn for answers. If you’re building a new home there are even more details to keep track of, not to mention decisions to make. This past spring Montana Homes opened up their design centre for monthly workshops to answer many of the questions their clients had when building a new home. Kal Hourd says the goal was to engage potential buyers, but also to answer questions from firsttime home buyers. The workshops are kept small – just 12 spots are available. Hourd says this is in part due to space restrictions, but also to keep the sessions focused and include all questions from every participant. Topics have included design, buying a new home, multi-family homes versus single family homes, as well as one workshop devoted entirely to first-time home buyers. “It’s an hour long. No commitment is required,” says Hourd. “Come and ask your questions. We’re here to answer. At the end of the day if you just want to take your information and go and continue your search (with another builder) that’s completely fine.” The first step is to talk to a mortgage broker or a mortgage specialist at your bank. You can ask for referrals from friends, if needed. These professionals can be invaluable in giving you a good understanding of your current financial situation and what you can afford. You may decide to wait until you’ve tied up some financial issues or paid off a loan. “(With a pre-approved mortgage) It’s easier to go shopping because you know exactly what you’re able to buy,” says Hourd. Then it’s a matter of talking to builders and telling them what your budget is. Hourd’s biggest tip for first-time home buyers is to find a builder you feel comfortable with. It might seem trivial, but it’s vitally important to listen to your instincts and work with people you enjoy and trust. “If you’re not quite sure it’s working or that it’s going to work for the five years that the warranty process is still in effect, you might want to consider talking to another builder,” says Hourd. Building a home is a long process. You’ll be working closely with whomever you choose from design stages through construction and even after during the warranty period. It’s important to feel like your builder has your back and will be willing to work through any issues that could arise.


As the person who will call the end product ‘home,’ it’s important you feel comfortable with the entire process. His second tip is do your homework. “There is a need for education,” says Hourd That’s where workshops like Montana’s can come in. Topics discussed in the first-time home buyers workshop are: what it takes to go from renting to buying your first home; the steps involved, what it takes to get a mortgage; what all the costs will be; how to choose your finishings; and what to expect after you get your keys. Hourd suggests talking with friends or family members who’ve built houses. Everyone’s experiences are different, but they can provide valuable insight on what to expect. “Keep talking to people and keep researching until you find the people who are going to do the job for you,” says Hourd. “You find the plan that you like, you find the builder that you’re comfortable with and hopefully the rest of it is fun and relatively easy.” Anyone interested in attending a workshop can call the Montana Homes’ office to be notified when new workshops are scheduled. For details, visit montanahomes.ca. LS

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When you’ve decided to sell your home, the first mistake to avoid is to try selling the property on your own. To get the best results and top value for your home, it’s crucial to hire a qualified, honest hard-working real estate agent. Other common mistakes that homeowners make is when they don’t prepare their home properly for the market. Be sure to declutter, clean and do general maintenance repairs before showing it. Having good photos of your home is also important, so your listing will entice as many potential buyers as possible. The final mistake many people make is overpricing their property. By starting with an accurate listing price, you’ll attain maximum activity right from the start of the listing.

I feel that early spring is the best time to list a home before too many other homes come out on the market in competition. The market is constantly changing and it’s important to be responsive to those changes. Factors to be considered when determining the timing of your listing include the area you live in, the type of home you have and the current market competition. A good agent will be able to guide and help you with this decision-making process.

If you are working with a hard-working honest agent who is attaining a steady flow of qualified showings on the home and keeps you informed with the feedback of the showings and the current market activity, the lack of offers is more likely an issue of inaccurate pricing of the home. This could be the result of current market conditions or initial overpricing of the home. Talk to the agent and pay close attention to their advice and knowledge, as well as the current market information they are updating you with. If you are still not satisfied with the relationship you have with your agent, possibly it is time to assess that situation as well.

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Habitat for Humanity kicked off this summer’s Women Build program on June 24 with a celebration at the build site. Carrie Wiley, left, is the happy recipient of a previously built Habitat for Humanity home. Anita Burlinski (right) and her family will be proud residents of the multi-unit development that is being constructed this summer on Slimmon Road. (Photo: Greg Pender/StarPhoenix)

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ringing women to a Habitat for Humanity Saskatoon build site has some unexpected benefits, CEO Barb Cox-Lloyd says. "All the build guys tell me that women are much more meticulous. Everything is done to a finer detail." This isn't a slight against men, and isn't necessarily an innate trait in women, Cox-Lloyd says: It's that many of the volunteers involved with the Women Build are new to the skills they're learning, so they want to get it right, and they're not bringing any bad habits to the table saw. "They also listen to the supervisors," Cox-Lloyd adds. Women Build is an international program of Habitat for Humanity, aiming to get women out to learn construction skills and build homes for people in need in their communities. It's not

significantly different from any of their other builds, except that there are a few more women involved, and there's a big kick-off party. "The Women Build promotes women as leaders and provides an opportunity for them to learn some trades and skills that they wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to learn," Cox-Lloyd says. "It helps them to create change in their neighbourhood and their city." Over the past four Women Build projects in Saskatoon, they've had 1,800 participants; about 400 to 500 women volunteer their time each year. This year and next, all of Habitat Saskatoon volunteers will be working on a multi-family development on Slimmon Road. The development is a 12-unit, townhouse-style condominium. This year, they're constructing two three-unit buildings, and next year, they'll construct a six-unit building.

Participants in the 2016 Women Build are working on one of the homes in the development throughout July and August. The homes in the three-unit buildings will be universally accessible, with ground-level entries, wider hallways and doorways, and lower light switches. "The units are set up to adapt to the changing health needs of our families. In one of our families, the mom has MS health challenges, and eventually may be in a wheelchair, so the house can be adapted to that as her needs change." Two of the houses are one level, which helps to make them universally accessible, and while the third unit does have an upstairs, it also has a bedroom on the main floor to help with accessibility. The six other units in the development are typical builds. With 12 units on one site, it's the largest build Habitat Saskatoon has ever done. Last year, they built three duplexes and a fourplex, for a total of 10 homes, but these were on two different sites. "It's nice for us to be on one site and be able to put all of our efforts and all of our tools there." All of Habitat for Humanity's homes are built with 95 per cent volunteer labour, including 500 hours of sweat equity from the eventual homeowners. The homeowners are low-income, working families from Saskatoon. It will take about two and a half years to complete the entire development on Slimmon Road. Habitat's goal is always to get to lock-up by winter so volunteers can work in a heated home during the colder months. "When you build with volunteers, it takes a little longer, particularly in the winter, because you never know if you’re going to have someone on site." Each day, a crew of about 10 people will be working on each house. Habitat Saskatoon has one-day shifts available, and you can commit for one day, or an entire week – whatever works for you. "It's up to the individual how they want to commit their time. For the Women Build, it’s usually a oneday thing because we encourage companies to buy build days for a team of women." Once you're registered on the Habitat Saskatoon website, you can sign up for any shift you're interested in taking. Anyone can sign up anytime. "We try to make it as easy as possible to do," CoxLloyd says. "We build on donations, and we’re really happy for the community support. Any time they want to donate or volunteer, we’re happy to have the assistance." To learn more, visit habitatsaskatoon.ca. LS 2016 | SUMMER

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hen the team at Delonix Homes builds on narrow lots, they put as much time and effort into those smaller homes as they do their multi-million-dollar ones, says Delonix President Daryl Shannon. "A lot of people in the market for a new home can't necessarily get the financing for a half-million dollar-plus home, but don't want to compromise on the finishings. They want an entry-level home, but don't want to sacrifice those features." Delonix looked at the design features that were crucial to satisfying this niche, scrutinized the plans they already had, and came up with The Narrows – home plans that Shannon describes as "highly versatile template plans that aren’t cookie cutter and are fully customizable." The Narrows homes range in size from 1,200 to 1,500 square feet. The Fir is an open-concept bilevel; the Cypress is a bungalow with a finished basement; and the Hemlock is a two-storey home with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Narrow lots in Saskatoon range from 24 to 32 feet wide by 100 to 110 feet deep, and the parameters of the lot brings with it limitations in what can be built. For example, The Narrows are not designed to have an attached garage – they must have a detached garage with access from a back alley.

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to push the quality, push the creativity of what we do, to make a product that is exceptionally value oriented for our clients." Generally, The Narrows designs are going into new areas of the city, like Kensington, Aspen Ridge and Evergreen, where there are allocated narrow lots to build on, but they would also work well as infill homes on smaller lots. The homes start at $329,000 and go up from there. "That's an exceptionally competitive price point for any of the narrow lot houses out there," Shannon says. Until August 31, the price will be even more competitive, as Delonix is offering $8,000 off any new construction of a Narrows home. Shannon says they're able to provide such a competitive product "with all the extras at no extra cost" because Delonix employees complete the majority of the work on the houses. "We’re not subbing out the finishing work or the

flooring – we employ ticketed and apprenticing carpenters to finish our product. When we go up and we frame a house, Delonix employees are the ones that are framing that wall, and they know in six weeks time, they’re the same guy that’s going to have to hang the finished door, so they take that extra time and show that passion." Delonix has been operating in Saskatoon for nine years, and has been a member of the Saskatoon & Region Home Builders' Association since 2011. They've already made a name for themselves in the city as great renovators. Two years ago, they won Renovator of the Year, and Best Design at the Bridges Awards – and they're well on their way to bringing that same level of dedication to new home builds. "We've challenged ourselves to think outside the box for design details, and push the envelope with value." For complete details, visit delonixhomes. com. LS

"There’s only so much you can do on a narrow lot, but that doesn’t mean we have to sacrifice some of the key design features you'll see in a house that you would pay a premium for just because of the lot size," Shannon says. While some of their clients would reject The Narrows because it can't have an attached garage, for others, this is exactly what they've been looking for. Delonix has built spec homes from The Narrows designs, but clients also choose the designs for their custom homes because they're attractive. When building a home from one of these designs, their clients can edit any aspect of the house, from the style of kitchen, to flooring, walls, and finishes. In designing The Narrows, they worked with a designer who has experience creating multimillion dollar homes, and also searched out feedback from consumers to find out what they wanted. "Our houses we have for The Narrows have been fully thought out," Shannon says. This year, one of their narrow lot homes won the Bridges Award for Best Production Home - Up to 1,300 square feet. "We pretty much pulled out all the stops with that house," Shannon says. "The Narrows are a new addition to our new home designs, but we don't want to follow suit with the status quo. We’re going 2016 | SUMMER

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Let’s start with your definition of “luxury.” What exudes luxury to you? Viewing images of luxury hotel rooms can help you decide. Is it the rich tufted upholstered headboard, crystal chandelier and dark granite surfaces featured in Toronto’s Trump Tower? How about the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas? Perhaps this contemporary streamlined and automated space with dramatic contrasts embodies your ideal of luxury. Next, create a floorplan. If your vision requires removing walls to accommodate a new walk-in closet or modifying your existing ensuite, consider calling in a professional designer who can provide you with CAD drawings. This will ensure a design plan that meets building code and permit requirements. You can then take these construction drawings and give them to your contractor or design team. At Fresco Interiors Design Group, we can provide all of the trades to complete the project. Next, create a design plan. It’s important to select all of the surfaces, cabinetry, furniture, moldings, wallpaper, artwork and accessories before a single item is purchased. This is where homeowners can sometimes get caught up in the excitement of the project. Try to stay true to a specific style. Don’t get ahead of yourself and purchase sale items, only to find they don’t end up working in the space – whether it’s the wrong scale, colour or style. The best designed spaces are edited and selected carefully. You can purchase the “perfect sale items” once the exact size, colour and style has been determined. You may have been dreaming about your new master bedroom for the last ten years. Allow the elements to evolve as you locate the gorgeous textured shimmering wallpaper that flows toward the bedding and shimmers off the sculptural lighting. Selecting each piece carefully will give you a bedroom that takes your breath away every time you walk into the space. Sometimes it is difficult to locate the desired elements or determine which furniture or artwork pieces will work best together. Consider scheduling an in-home consultation. You can view upholstery, drapery and wallpaper samples right in your own home, under the natural light in that room. This allows you to see the correct undertones, as sometimes retail fluorescent lighting can distort colours. This personalized concept allows you to see all of the components for your room at one time and take part in the layering process as it comes together in a cohesive palette specifically designed for your space.

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Vinland Homes reflects on the past while building for the future BY TOM EREMONDI HOME PHOTOS BY ELAINE MARK, D & M IMAGES

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inland Homes is a young company with a lot of history. “My grandfather was a home builder in Dalmeny and Martensville under the name Klassen Acres,” says Graham Klassen, who owns Vinland Homes with his spouse, Kalina. “I remember going to job sites with him when I was three- or four-years old.” He adds that his dad, Don, who owns Crestview Auto, also taught him a great deal. “Whenever there was work to be done on our home, we did it ourselves. He never hired anything out.” Klassen says the company name was also chosen in homage. “I’m a history buff and the name Vinland was given to Canada by the Vikings when they first came here over a thousand years ago.” This homage is reflected in some of the names Vinland uses for its model homes – names such as The Erikson, The Cariboo and The Athabasca. The couple founded Vinland Homes in January of 2012 after operating a renovation company for several years. “We did everything – bathrooms, kitchens, basements, and all that stuff,” says Klassen. “We even flipped a couple of homes. We did everything in those from top to bottom.” An electrician by trade, Klassen says he learned much about the business by “doing everything myself. I didn’t subcontract anything out because I wanted the experience of doing everything with my own two hands. It taught me how the new home construction process worked from a trade perspective.” Moving from renos to flips to becoming a full-time home builder was the plan, he adds. “We learned a lot and made some really good contacts when we were doing that. So we knew we could make the transition easily.” Now he’s proud to be making his own history with Vinland. The company went from building one home in 2012 to three, seven, 10 and 18 houses in the following years. Klassen’s ambition is to eventually build 100 homes every year.

Graham and Kalina Klassen established Vinland Homes in 2012, after operating a renovation company for several years. (supplied photo)

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Vinland plans to do that by offering a high quality product with value, reports Brandon Moore, chief marketing officer. “We upgrade many features so buyers will see things like R60 batt insulation in the attic, triple pane Low-E argon windows, a full synthetic underlay on the roof, Watchdog weatherproofing on foundations, and envelope sealant all around the house. These are all included at no extra charge to the customer.” Moore adds that customers are also drawn to Vinland for their starter homes, with base prices starting at $339,900. “We offer models with legal suites so this helps entry level buyers but the homes are also attractive to investors.” While the company offers several models, Vinland Homes also custom builds. It currently has lots in Kensington, Rosewood, Evergreen and Aspen Ridge.

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A new member of the Saskatoon & Region Home Builders’ Association (SRHBA), Klassen says Vinland joined after “being invited by the City to a meeting with other builders. There were some other, more experienced home builders there but there were also some representatives from the Canadian Home Builders’ Association [the national arm of the SRHBA]. Talking to them during the meetings helped me see the value of becoming part of the Saskatoon & Region Home Builders’ Association.” Klassen talked to the Association after those meetings and decided to join, enrolling in the courses to become a Certified Professional Home Builder. “After what I’ve learned, the feedback I’ve received and the value I’ve already received from being a member of the Association, my only wish is that I had done it even sooner. “The market research they do for members and the way they lobby the government on behalf of builders is really quite valuable.”


Klassen says the Association has helped strengthen Vinland’s philosophy. “I’ve always been very intentional about quality and doing stuff beyond the standard. I’d been studying much of what I learned in the home builders’ courses but it was useful to have it all reiterated.” He says customers also benefit when a builder is a member of the SRHBA. “There are many similar associations that I think people aren’t familiar with but I think the average person knows a lot about the Home Builders’ Association and sees the value in a company such as ours being a part of that.” Vinland Homes is proud to be participating in the SRHBA Parade of Homes, with a show home located at 242 Ells Crescent in Kensington. For complete details, see page 40 of the Parade of Homes Guide in this edition of Living Spaces. For more details, visit VinlandHomes.com . LS

Vinland Homes has entered their lovely show home at 242 Ells Crescent in Kensington in this summer’s SRHBA Parade of Homes. The “Erickson” model is a 1,200 square foot bi-level with a two-bedroom legal suite on the lower level. Designed for first-time home buyers, the “Erickson” is part of Vinland Homes’ Suited Investor Series.

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t all started when Marla Mullie got her retirement savings statement from her office job. She had 37 years until she could retire. Another 37 years at a job she described as “boring” sounded more like a prison sentence. “I thought, ‘No way! I’m not doing the same thing for another 37 years,’” recalls Mullie. It was while watching the Great Food Truck Race on the Food Network that she had another epiphany. She said to her husband, “Why couldn’t I run a food truck?” He replied, “Yeah, why couldn’t you?” Mullie enlisted the help of her niece, Stevie Brown, who also wanted out of her office job. Together the passionate duo have become a two-woman foodie force in Saskatoon – opening their food truck Rebel Melt for the 2015 season. During their first year in business, the intrepid duo say they achieved most of their business goals and were eager to get back at things this spring. For the second year in a row, Rebel Melt is the Saskatoon Food Truck Association’s Food Truck Wars Flavour Champion thanks to a winning dish of Southern Comfort Melt with Mojito Melon Salad. Mullie says growing up she didn’t really like cooking. Her family owned a restaurant at Jan Lake, in northern Saskatchewan. Instead of spending summers splashing around and having fun with friends at the lake, she and her siblings found themselves conscripted to the kitchen. “It took me a long time to realize that I really did like it,” says Mullie. “When I started cooking from home and found that I did like it, I realized I had actually learned some things from my mom.” She is most proud to carry on the family tradition with Brown. “I don’t have kids of my own. [Stevie] being in the truck with me, it’s nice, because now I can pass

those things onto her.” For her part, Brown is just as enthusiastic and joyful as her aunt to be serving up comfort food from a truck. Rebel Melt is one of a handful of food trucks in Saskatoon run by women. The aunt-and-niece partnership is spreading their love of simple food, packed with the signature flavours of the South. Their motto is, “Put the South in yo’ mouth!” – paying homage to Mullie’s mother and her roots in Kentucky. Mullie shares four simple recipes to put the south in yo’ mouth this summer. First is Simple Skillet Chicken. Mullie describes it as “almost fail-safe” with loads of flavour. In addition, she offers a recipe for fresh hush puppies with aioli, followed up with a downhome dessert of Summer Peach Cobbler with Fresh Raspberry Sauce. To find the Rebel Melt truck in Saskatoon, follow their Facebook page, or download the Snack Map app to keep track of all the food trucks in Saskatoon.


SIMPLE SKILLET CHICKEN • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour • Salt • Pepper • 2 Tbsp. olive oil Lightly pound the thickest part of the chicken breast with a mallet until they are a uniform thickness. Season both sides of chicken pieces with salt and freshly cracked pepper. Dust lightly with flour, shaking off excess. Heat olive oil in skillet over mediumhigh heat and add chicken. Sear for one minute per side. Turn heat to low and cover with a tight-fitting lid. Set timer for 10 minutes; do not lift the lid until the time is up. Flip chicken pieces and cover with lid. Turn off the heat and set a timer for 10 more minutes; serve.

EASY HUSH PUPPIES EASY HUSH PUPPIES • • • • • • • • • •

1 cup cornmeal 1/2 cup flour 2 Tbsp. sugar 1 1/4 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. cayenne 1 1/4 cup buttermilk 1 large egg, beaten 2 scallions, chopped fine

Whisk cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cayenne in medium bowl. Stir in buttermilk, egg, and scallions until batter forms. Do not over mix. Using a greased spoon (cooking spray works well), drop batter into 375°F oil, turning until golden brown and cooked through, about 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer hush puppies to paper towel using a slotted spoon. Sprinkle with sea salt and serve immediately. Serve with aioli or other dipping sauce. 2016 | SUMMER

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SUMMER PEACH COBBLER 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted 1 cup flour 2 cup sugar 1 Tbsp. baking powder Pinch of salt 1 cup milk 4 cup peeled, pitted and sliced fresh peaches (5-6 medium) • 1 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice • Cinnamon (optional) • • • • • • •

Preheat oven to 375°F. Pour melted butter into 13x9-inch baking dish. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, one cup of sugar, baking powder, and salt. Stir in milk, mixing until just combined. Pour batter over melted butter – do not mix. Combine peaches, lemon juice, one cup of sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to boil over medium heat. Pour over batter, including liquid, but do not mix. Bake 40 to 45 minutes until the top is golden brown. Serve warm or cold with Fresh Raspberry Sauce.

FRESH RASPBERRY SAUCE • 2 pints fresh raspberries • Juice of 1 lemon • 1/3 to 1/2 cup sugar Add all ingredients to small saucepan and heat over medium until sugar is dissolved and berries just start to break down. Strain sauce through fine mesh strainer to remove seeds and pulp. Chill and serve.

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