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4 The Perfect Fit Location, style & functionality lend bungalow timeless appeal 36 Homes & Neighbourhoods Stunning new home & condo designs beckon at the Spring Parade of Homes
12 Stepping Out With Style 16 Styling the Stereo 18 On the Bookshelf
15 A Monumental Heritage 17 Art + Soul
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From the movie Frozen, characters Elsa & Anna welcome Style’s Lisa Lester to the Ice Castles at The Forks.
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Welcome to the Spring 2018 edition of Style Manitoba! Yes- winter still has its toehold on us in Manitoba, but don’t let that stop you from getting inspired about home improvement projects, a new landscape design or anything else that takes you outdoors. There’s plenty to do this season, starting with the Spring 2018 Parade of Homes, where attendees will find 138 fabulous home and condo displays chockfull of the latest design trends and innovative products, located in various residential communities in Winnipeg and beyond. There’s something here for everyone, from young professionals to first time and move-up buyers, or for those who simply wish to downsize.
Our cover story The Perfect Fit takes readers to one of the showhomes currently on display in Oak Bluff West. From now until March 25th, visitors can view this stylish bungalow or any of the other showhomes participating in the Spring 2018 Parade of Homes. And that’s not all – next up is the Winnipeg Home + Garden Show held at the RBC Convention Centre from April 5th-8th. Here, consumers will find almost everything it takes to make the best of their space, from home improvement products and services to landscaping design ideas and so much more. Industry experts will be on hand to provide ideas and solutions for your projects, while the Urban Barn Mainstage will feature appearances by HGTV Canada’s Masters of Flip, Kortney and Dave Wilson, Todd Talbot of Love It or List It Vancouver, along with Tiffany Pratt and Carson Arthur of Home to Win. This event should not be missed!
On the Red Carpet at the Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival (L-R): Lisa Lester, Melanie Plezia, Donna Dean (opening performer from New Zealand & film star of “the Sound of Her Guitar”), Marcia Rogocki & Kim Olynyk.
Also on hand at the Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival (L-R): Danny Smyth (Chief of Police), Brett Osborn, Donna Dean & Dan Lester.
Jim Compton (WAFF), Donna Dean & Coleen Rajotte (WAFF) pose for Style’s shutterbug at the festival.
Joelle Foster (Futurpreneur Canada) celebrating with colleagues & friends (L-R): Obby Khan, Max Semchuk, Liz Pelton, Lisa Lester, Joelle Foster, Cindy Dowse & Karen Bryk.
Pictured at Soul Gallery’s Solo Exhibition for John Statham, “Seventeen Paintings” (L–R): Artists Bette Woodland & Tarcisio Cardoso, Douglas Giroux, Julie Walsh (Owner / Curator, Soul Gallery), featured artist John Statham, Richard Yaffe, Julia Lam, artists Andrew Valko & Tom Lovatt.
On another note, many of our clients and associates have been inquiring about the wellbeing of Lisa Lester, our dear friend and valued team member at Style Manitoba. In early January, Lisa suffered a life threatening medical condition – a ruptured brain aneurysm – resulting in major surgery and weeks of hospitalization. Thanks to skilled neurosurgeon Dr Anthony Kaufman and a ‘side of miracle,’ Lisa has rallied round and a full recovery is expected. Her Style family and associates wish her well as she recuperates further at home.
The perfect fit
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Location, style and functionality lend bungalow a timeless appeal
finding their perfect fit. The 1,622-square-foot bungalow built by Parkhill Homes has the potential to suit any lifestyle - it was designed that way.
More often than not, visitors to this showhome in Qualico’s Oak Bluff West development will understand that positive experience of
“We tried to give this home wide appeal,” says Lori Thorsteinson, sales manager for Parkhill Homes. “We designed it for growing families and also for empty nesters who may be downsizing from a larger two-storey, for example.”
ave you ever watched those television shows where potential homeowners are shown several homes, and then have to decide which option they like? Their final decision often rests on the home that gives them the best feeling when they imagine living in it.
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The bungalow’s south Winnipeg location also makes it appealing. Oak Bluff West is just minutes away from the stores of Kenaston Common and all conveniences. Yet, there is a country feel to this neighbourhood, where lots are reasonably priced, generously sized, and on average, wider. That’s why this Parkhill Homes bungalow could be configured on its 72’ X 144’ lot in a way that allows for a triple attached garage.
The home is a 2017 Fall Parade of Homes Gold Winner, and itâ€™s easy to see why. It makes a curbside statement with its fully landscaped lot (with inground sprinkler system) and an expansive driveway that draws the eye up to its appealing exterior. The maintenance-free and stylish exterior is a balance of stucco, cultured stone and aluminum soffits and fascia.
That attractive physical appearance on the outside continues to the inside. The covered front entrance features double doors that open into a spacious foyer set off to the side. Here, the homeowner can welcome guests and hang up their coats in a private space before ushering them into the open concept living area beyond.
Ceiling potlights from Robinson Lighting illuminate the living room, dining room and kitchen at night, while the light fixture above the island creates a subtle visual divide between the living room and kitchen. Durable vinyl plank flooring from Friesen Floor & DĂŠcor unifies the main floor spaces.
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Family and friends can sidle up to the tall, uber-functional central island in this efficient kitchen. Gleaming stainless steel appliances from Dufresne share this space with maple cabinets installed by Kitchen Craft and quartz/granite countertops from Carrara Tile.
plan. The showpiece of the living room is the sleek and modern entertainment wall (featuring ceramic tile from Friesen Floor & Décor) that houses a linear gas fireplace and mounted flat screen TV.
The wall is visible from the extremely efficient kitchen. Family and friends can sidle up to the tall, uber-functional central island. At 96” long, the island accommodates additional storage, a large sink and a prep, serving and casual dining area. Gleaming stainless steel appliances – dishwasher, range, and a refrigerator/freezer unit with multiple drawers – share this space with maple cabinets by Kitchen Craft.
“The kitchen is designed to have a nice triangle workspace between the island, stove and fridge,” says Thorsteinson. There’s even a small storage and countertop area next to the fridge for convenience and a walk-in pantry. The ceramic tile backsplash and white quartz/granite countertops from Carrara Tile add a clean, unifying element to the space.
The showpiece of the living room is the sleek and modern ceramic tile entertainment wall that houses a linear gas fireplace and mounted flat screen TV.
A large dining room gets loads of natural light, thanks to the large set of triple pane windows. From here, homeowners can access a 15’ X 8’ deck that affords a wonderful, private view of the landscaped lot. SPRING 2018 | STYLE MANITOBA | 7
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The master bedroom sports plush carpeting, a large walk-in closet and large windows. Since the room is built to the back of the house, it feels like a sanctuary.
In addition to the potlights and other LED light products throughout the home, Robinson Lighting supplied the light fixture above the island. It helps create a subtle visual divide between the living room and kitchen spaces. A large dining room tucked next to the kitchen gets loads of natural light, thanks to the large set of triple pane windows that run across the rear of the home. From the dining room, the homeowners can access a 15’ X 8’ pressuretreated wood deck that affords a wonderful, private view of the landscaped lot. The builder chose a palette of light earth tones for the colour scheme to keep the overall effect warm, yet airy, says Thorsteinson, who adds that Friesen Floor & Decor installed the durable vinyl plank flooring throughout the main floor space. “It’s a very durable material that stands up well to high traffic areas, and especially great for people that have kids and pets.” The three bedrooms, on the other hand, are carpeted to provide texture, warmth and extra comfort underfoot. But the carpet transitions to a luxurious heated ceramic tile floor in the master bedroom’s ensuite. This is a calm oasis, replete with dual sinks and a ceramic tile shower with glass doors. The toilet is set off behind a partial wall for privacy. The master bedroom also sports a large walk-in closet and large windows. Since the room is built to the back of the house, it feels like a sanctuary.
Rounding out the main floor is a large bathroom, nicely located for both residents and guests, as well as a mud/laundry room. This space can be accessed from the garage and is concealed by a sliding barn door on the inside, which lends more utility to the room. Leading to a fully framed lower level is a wide staircase with glass panel inserts installed by Fort Rouge Glass into maple railings. This design helps keep the overall visual effect inside the home open and bright. “The lower level allows for another 1,023 square feet of living space, including a huge rec room, additional bedroom, full bathroom and plenty of storage for growing or multi-generational families, or for empty nesters who host out-oftown guests,” notes Thorsteinson. Functional, liveable spaces and good looks aside, the home is built to last with its building materials sourced from Springhill Lumber, wood structural basement floor and pile foundation. It is fully programmable for temperature, light, sound and security and is solar ready, too. With so much to offer, this home is bound to have people opening the door and saying, “ahhh.” Then, saying “yes” to living in their perfect fit—a solid and beautiful home built by the Parkhill Homes team.
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For three decades, family-owned and operated Parkhill Homes has been known for its personalized custom building service, flexible designs and quality workmanship. The Thorsteinson family – Derek and Lori Thorsteinson, their son Jeff and daughter Dallas – take pride in their innovative and creative approaches to custom home builds and renovations. Each comes to the table (or building site) with a valuable skill set, constantly honed by staying up to date on the latest in homebuilding trends and techniques. The company’s clients benefit, and so does Manitoba’s homebuilding industry as a whole. Parkhill Homes’ president Derek Thorsteinson has received many national and provincial awards for his involvement and contributions to the residential housing industry. In 2015, he received the Builder of the Year Award, the highest honour that can be given to a builder by the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA). Derek and production manager Jeff are certified Master Builders. Derek and Lori recently completed the CBHA’s Net Zero Building Science Training course to
keep pace with the ever-growing client demand for the most energy efficient homes possible. The Parkhill Homes team also relies on a strong network of trusted local trades and suppliers. These well-established relationships are key to building the affordable and beautiful homes that Parkhill is known for. A true custom homebuilder, Parkhill Homes can create any style of home in neighbourhoods throughout Winnipeg and surrounding areas. Clients know they are in good hands when they entrust their dream home to the experienced Parkhill Homes team.
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MUSIC Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra – The Classic A Series continues with Honens Competition-winner Luca Buratto, playing Prokofiev’s brilliant Piano Concerto No. 2 and Rachmaninoff ’s romantic Symphony No.2 in E minor (Apr 6 + 7). The Classic B Series joins up with the Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir playing Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem and Francis Poulenc’s Gloria. This pairing, along with Malcom Forsyth’s Three Métis Songs from Saskatchewan is performed at St. Boniface’s grand Cathedral-within-ruins, celebrating its 200th anniversary (Mar 23-25). Come hear Strauss: A Hero’s Life, noted as a ‘fabulous tone poem where every section of the orchestra works overtime.’ That’s not all, audience favourite Bomsori Kim will also be featured performing Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1 (May 11 + 12). The Air Canada Pops promises a special experience with the Pulitzer and Tony Prize winning musical A Chorus Line, presented by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and Rainbow Stage (Mar 16-18). Prepared to be bedazzled with a new show that features aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers, and strongmen sharing the stage with the WSO playing songs from your favourite movie soundtracks (Apr 27-29). The GreatWest Life Kids Concerts brings back Juno award-winner Al Simmons infamous for leading zany and energetic sing-a-longs while playing homemade instruments; he will attempt all this against the string, woodwind, brass, and percussion sections of the WSO. What fun! (Apr 8). Mark your calendars for BMO Night at the Movies featuring fantasy favourite The Wizard of Oz accompanied by the WSO performing the Harold Arlen score. Come dressed up as your favourite character! (Apr 21 + 22). Unless noted otherwise, concerts take place at the Centennial Concert Hall. Virtuosi Concerts – The Virtuosi season comes to a colourful close with the Chooi Brothers (violin) and Philip Chiu (piano) in an evening entitled Palette of Colours. The programme includes Moszkowski’s Suite in G minor for 2 violins and piano and Brahm’s Sonata No. 3 in D minor for violin and piano (Mar 17). All concerts take place at the Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall at The University of Winnipeg. Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra – Oscar Peterson, the renowned pianist and composer, makes his way to the ‘Peg bringing his “flawless technique, impeccable taste and hard driving swing.” Jazz lovers will be delighted by this Canadian superstar - a performance not to be missed! (Mar 25). Next up, award-winning pianist Mike Janzen returns to his home province to collaborate on some of the great music from the stage and screen for Broadway & Beyond (May 6). Events take place at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Manitoba Chamber Orchestra – Tracy Dahl and Andriana Chuchman are both international opera stars with roots in Winnipeg. Furthermore, Andriana is Tracy’s former pupil, a unique connection that brings them together 12 | STYLE MANITOBA | SPRING 2018
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on the same stage. Don’t miss this dynamic pairing that includes songs and duets from José Evangelista, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Antonio Vivaldi and more! (Mar 21). 17-year-old Lucie Horsch has been studying the recorder since the age of five. Check out the work of this leading ambassador for the recorder who has clearly mastered this beguiling instrument (Apr 24). The MCO comes to a dazzling close with Measha Brueggergosman, one of Canada’s most celebrated soprano singers, who will perform Mahler’s Lieder eines Fahrenden Gessellen (Songs of a Travelling Journeyman) at this concert (May 24). All concerts take place at Westminster United Church. Westminster Concert Organ Series – The award-winning Rachel Mahon rounds out the WCO season. Come and witness the high calibre of Mahon’s organ playing that has won her numerous awards and competitions in Canada, including a graduating scholarship from the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto and the Godfrey Hewitt Memorial Scholarship from the Royal Canadian College of Organists (Apr 8). Concert takes place at Westminster United Church. Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir – In honour of the 200th Anniversary of the Archdiocese of St. Boniface, the WPC is once again partnering with the WSO. You will hear Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem and Francis Poulenc’s Gloria. This pairing, along with Malcom Forsyth’s Three Métis Songs from Saskatchewan, is performed in the beautiful and historic setting of the St Boniface Cathedral.
DANCE Royal Winnipeg Ballet – Carmina Burana is not only a reference to one of the most famous choral arrangements of the 20th century, it is also choreographer Mauricio Wainrot’s signature work that revitalizes traditional dances and
techniques in a daring new way. Also featured is George Balanchine’s Serenade, an iconic ballet set to Tchaikovsky’s “Serenade for Strings in C Major.” Ballet takes place at the Centennial Concert Hall (May 2-6). Spotlight is the culmination of 80 young artists who take what is for some their first step onto a professional stage. Come and witness the fruits of their labour, supporting them on their journey that may lead students to dance, choreograph or teach with established ballet companies throughout the world! Spotlight takes place at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre (May 24-26). Finally, On the Edge is a mixed programme of ballet classics and original choreography. Prepare to be transported on a journey to discover dance in its purest form. Performances take place at RWB Founder’s Studio, 380 Graham Ave (June 6-8). Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers – The World Premiere of Beyond is the result of WCD’s Artist-in-Residence Jason Martin (Montreal) and promises to be a production that “carries a voltage, a frenzy, a bestial and instinctive reality, exposing the destructive inhibitions and pressure we put on ourselves in order to define one’s identity and the selfacceptance that comes with it.” The full-evening work is cast on Winnipeg dancers Jasmine Allard, Alexandra Winters, Brianna Ferguson, Brett Owen, Allison Brooks and Charlie Prince (Montreal, Vancouver), and Janelle Hacault (Winnipeg, Montreal). All performances take place at the Rachel Browne Theatre (May 3-5). Young Lungs Dance Exchange – 2017/18 is all about research for this consortium of dance artists. Experience research in progress, in workshop form, in essay presentations or in roundtable conversations. The Research Series events are peppered throughout the season. Check out younglungs.ca for more details.
GALLERIES + MUSEUMS Winnipeg Art Gallery – What’s on at the WAG? Plenty! Highlights of current and upcoming exhibitions include INSURGENCE/ RESURGENCE, an exhibition that brings together 29 emerging-to-established Indigenous artists who are pushing boundaries with their work. Curated by Jaimie Isaac and Julie Nagam (until Apr 22). Pitaloosie Saila has contributed to the Cape Dorset print collections for over 60 years, creating a prolific body of work: roughly 1,450 drawings and over 165 prints. A Personal Journey features 32 prints that center around themes of women and family, shamans, birds, and life experiences (until May 13). The National Gallery of Canada brings the work of David Altmejd to Winnipeg. The Vessel (2011) is a large scaled plexiglass sculpture that represents movement, transformation and the act of creation. The work brings together various materials, including plaster casts of the artist’s hands, which serve as the heads of graceful swans in flight. Montreal born Altmejd represented Canada at the Venice Biennale of Visual Art in 2007 and was the winner of the Sobey Art Award in 2009 (Nov 25-Apr 29). The WAG invites you to spend the summer with the Impressionists and experience 100 works spanning 100 years. Showcasing some of the most beloved artists of all time: Mary Cassatt, Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Edouard Manet, Henri Matisse, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and many more! (June 16 – Sept 9). Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art – Skeena Reece: Sweetgrass and Honey is the solo exhibition of Skeena Reece, well known for her humorous and critically penetrating performances that manage to portray a range of personas with a direct and raw exchange with audiences. In this exhibition, she continues to build upon her cast of characters “ramping up the clichés and emboldening stereo-types while sincerely trying to unearth their origins and stonewall their continued perpetuation. From Stockholm Syndrome to Indian Princesses, Reece uses various subjects in building a new lens with which to examine her personal history within a rereading of the displacement and continued disregard of Indigenous people in North America” (until March 18). Soul Gallery Inc. at 163 Clare Ave. – Ready for a new Art Gallery experience? Visit “An Art Gallery in a Home” filled with contemporary Fine Art by 32 local, national and international artists. This one-of-a-kind gallery showcases a diverse and captivating collection of paintings, monoprints and sculptures beautifully presented in a home setting. Open Saturday noon–4pm or by appointment Monday to Friday. Call 204781-8259 or visit website: www.soulgallery.ca Urban Shaman – An Aboriginal artist-run centre dedicated to meeting the needs of contemporary artists by providing a vehicle for artistic expression in all disciplines and at all levels by taking a leadership role in the cultivation of Indigenous art. For more information on upcoming exhibitions visit www.urbanshaman.org
Cre8ery – If you’re seeking the pulse of Winnipeg’s gallery talent, you needn’t look further than the Cre8ry. Featuring a fresh rotation of excellent local and international artists in a number of mediums, there is just about always something to experience here. For more information on upcoming exhibitions visit cre8ery.com Manitoba Museum – The Manitoba Museum is home to over 2.6 million artifacts and specimens! There is plenty to discover at this cherished local, renowned for its combined human and natural heritage themes. It offers plenty of exhibitions, publications, and on-site and outreach programs. Check out www.manitobamuseum.ca for more details. Canadian Museum for Human Rights – The CMHR is the realization of a dream by the late philanthropist Israel Asper. Come and discover the many permanent and rotating exhibitions. For more information visit www.humanrights.ca
THEATRE Prairie Theatre Exchange – Local favourites Debbie Patterson, Ross McMillan and Daria Puttaert make up the cast of the world premiere of Joseph Aragon’s How the Heavens Go. This play searches for wonder where science and the soul collide (Mar 1-18). The season closes with the dark comedy Fly Me to the Moon by Marie Jones and directed by Sharon Bajer (Apr 5-22). Cercle Molière – In Les Allogènes, Canada 150 is reflected upon through testimonies, confessions and heartfelt memories of actual community members (told through a cast of seasoned and amateur actors), who reflect on how they came to be in Canada (Mar 1-17). The youth production Avant l’archipel presents two whimsical characters who explore what happens when encountering our first love, a recommendation for “hopeless romantics and silly-hearted dreamers” (Apr 14).
Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre: John Hirsch Mainstage – There is a lot of buzz surrounding the play The Humans by Stephen Karam. It is noted as a drama that profoundly “sketches the psychological and emotional contours of an average American family.” See it for yourself ... (Mar 22-Apr 14). The season comes to a close with Carey Crim’s Morning After Grace, a hilarious and heart-warming comedy that tackles love, loss, and coming to terms with growing old (Apr 26 – May 19). Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre: Tom Hendry Warehouse – Amelia Bullmore’s feel-good story Di and Viv and Rose explores the evolution of friendship through humour, wit and sentiment (until Mar 24). In the Tony awardwinning playwright Simon Stephen’s Heisenberg, an unlikely match between a 75-year-old British butcher and a 40-something American occurs. A chance encounter propels these two strangers on a fascinating and life-changing course (Apr 12-28). Winnipeg Jewish Theatre – We Keep Coming Back is a co-creation by Michael Rubenfeld and Sarah Garton Stanley. It tells a story about a mother and son, both descendants of Polish Holocaust survivors, who decide to return to Poland in hopes of finding their lost identity and reconnecting with each other. The quest, however, takes an unexpected turn (until Mar 17). The Tony award-winning musical Falsettos chronicles “two years in the life of Marvin, his ex-wife Trina, lover Whizzer, about-to-be-BarMitzvahed son Jason, their psychiatrist Mendel, and the lesbians next door.” Part neurotic urban comedy, this musical also observes the shifting definitions of a family (May 5-13). Theatre Projects Manitoba – A Short History of Crazy Bone is a new play by Canadian poet Patrick Friesen, featuring Tracey Nepinak as Crazy Bone and directed by Andraea Sartison. Inspired by Friesen’s great-grandmother, the play is driven by Crazy Bone who walks on the “outskirts of time, imagination and place – shunned for her individuality, sexuality, and for the nonconventional choices she has made.” This beautiful and difficult tale is not to be missed! (Mar 28-Apr 8). Performances take place at Théâtre Cercle Molière. Daniel Thau-Eleff / Moving Target Theatre – Inspired by actual events, Deserter explores moral behaviour in a complex world, “mixing human struggles with political events, and raises questions about the relationship between civilians and soldiers in countries with (supposedly) volunteer armies.” This production is part of the MayWorks Festival of Labour & the Arts (May 17-27). Performances take place at the Rachel Browne Theatre. Mia van Leeuwen – The co-artistic director of Winnipeg’s out of line theatre is premiering an independent production of a long-time work in progress - Destroy She Said. The performance is a theatre of images inspired by Caryl Churchill’s play The Skriker and features the talents of Natasha-Torres Garner, Ming Hon, Charlene Van Buekenhout, and Alex Elliot (June 14-16). SPRING 2018 | STYLE MANITOBA | 13
Performances take place at the Rachel Browne Theatre. Manitoba Theatre for Young People – All the way from The Netherlands comes the Arch8 production Tetris, inspired by the game Tetris! This intensely physical dance quartet explores how we connect with one another, building a secret language to communicate where the audience is invited to play along (Mar 23-31). Next up is the heart-warming Goodnight Moon & the Runaway Bunny with stories by Margaret Wise Brown adapted by Jim Morrow. The play includes meticulous puppetry and explores nighttime rituals! (Apr 21-29). Celebration Dinner Theatre – In case you have missed Runaway Bridesmaids, a tale of four gals who are off on a bachelorette party trip never to be forgotten, there are still a few shows left! (until Mar 17). Rock & Roll Heaven is a place where all the greats reside. Join Celebrations in remembering and paying tribute to artists such as Michael Jackson, Prince, Buddy Holly, Janis Joplin and many more! (Mar 24 – May 26).
FESTIVALS Festival of Fools – This 7-day FREE family festival located at The Forks features jugglers, clowns, acrobats, swinging trapeze and circus workshops, and tons of hilarious shows! (Mar 25-31). Check out www.kidsfest.ca for more information.
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Winnipeg Comedy Festival – Canada’s funniest comics make their way to Winnipeg for seven days of hilarious stand-up, improv and sketch. A fun night out! (Apr 9-15). Venues across Winnipeg. Architecture + Design Film Festival 2018 Now in its seventh year, this unique festival presents films focusing on the importance of architecture and design in everyday life (Apr 18-22). Film screenings will take place at various venues across Winnipeg. Winnipeg Wine Festival – The country theme of this year’s festival is ... Italy! Bellissimo! Enjoy a full week of wine inspired festivities (Apr 29 – May 5). Events take place at the RBC Convention Centre. TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival The summer music festival season kicks off with this annual favourite that always delivers some of the finest talent out there (June 14-24). Check out www.jazzwinnipeg.com for the festival line-up.
SPECIAL EVENTS WAG Presents Encore of World’s Best Commercials – Gather your friends together for a fun night out to see the winners of the 2017 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. This popular event showcases the best ads from almost every continent around the globe, providing an interesting glimpse into
various cultures (Mar 27-31). Event takes place at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Winnipeg Home + Garden Show – Winnipeg, are you seeking inspiration for your next home improvement project? Well get ready for another mind-blowing Home + Garden Show extravaganza! Event takes place at the RBC Convention Centre (Apr 5-8). Check out www.winnipeghomeandgardenshow.com for an impressive list of exhibitions, speakers, contests and more! The Interlake Chautauqua/ TPM Fundraiser – Theatre Project’s Manitoba will present their first ever fundraiser show in support of a research and development project taking place outside of Winnipeg. This Land Floods will take TPM’s artistic team into the Interlake to meet and collaborate with new communities and plan a 2018 Chautauqua tour in the region. Come share your support and celebrate with music, art and performance (May 3). Event takes place at the West End Cultural Centre. Eckhart Tolle – Hailed as one of the most popular spiritual authors from America, Eckhart Tolle is a unique individual and his talk promises to be a rare and transformational event. His popular writings and life-changing public talks have touched millions of lives, garnering fans from the likes of Oprah, the Dalai Lama and Deepak Chopra (May 30). Event takes place at the Centennial Concert Hall.
´ Roman Swiderek’s Winnipeg A Retrospective of Paintings and Drawings March 10th to April 7th, 2018 Opening Reception: Saturday March 10th 1:00 to 4:00 PM Renowned for his impressionistic scenes of Winnipeg and its iconic landmarks from past and present, ´ Roman Swiderek’s Winnipeg celebrates the devoted artist and his enduring civic pride. All are welcome, refreshments served, artist in attendance.
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were flooded from their homes. He raised over $100,000 for flood victims. The original paintings were purchased by Wawanesa Insurance and donated to the City of Winnipeg.
Roman Swiderek’s Winnipeg celebrates the devoted artist and his enduring civic pride. This special exhibition of his original paintings and drawings of Winnipeg, as well as his miniature watercolours of the West Coast, endeavours to expand Roman Swiderek’s legacy and honour his singular career.
“I paint because I am compelled to do so,” says Swiderek. He chooses his images carefully; painting landmarks and images of his city that people can recognize and relate to. With purpose, Roman Swiderek crafts his work within a familiar tradition and has aimed his art at a common viewer. The works invite us to connect in the honesty and mutuality of his experience.
presents an unparalleled opportunity for Manitobans to observe a remarkable collection of original artworks by Winnipeg artist Roman Swiderek.
Roman Swiderek is renowned for his impressionistic scenes of Winnipeg and its iconic landmarks from past and present. For many Winnipeggers, images of Assiniboine Park, the Bridge DriveInn, The Forks and hockey practice on the rink conjure a familiar rhythm. Skilfully rendered in oils, these finely observed paintings frame Winnipeg through the past decades and present a view of our great city through the eyes of an exceptional artist. Born in Poland, Roman Swiderek began his career painting backdrops for the professional theatre group in his town, Lodz. His talents received early recognition and he refined his skills in a studio provided by his company. After immigrating to Canada, his artistic skills evolved while painting religious icons for churches, portraits of national leaders and set designs for theatres, including Rainbow Stage, the Manitoba Theatre Centre and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Several years later, Swiderek founded his own company and designed for the fashion industry in Winnipeg, including the Hudson’s Bay Company blanket division. “I came here for a better life; to improve myself and my family,” says Swiderek, and he did.
A Monumental Heritage Photography: Michael Roberts Roman Swiderek’s original artwork can be found across Canada and abroad. Widely recognized for his limited edition prints and art cards, likewise, reproductions of his original oil paintings are collected locally and sent around the world. The images serve as reminders of home and mementos of Manitoba.
explorer, painting scenes from northern Manitoba to Victoria, and across the country to the east coast. One of Swiderek’s favourite places to visit and paint was the Rocky Mountains. For 13 years, Swiderek travelled to the Columbia Icefields in spring and fall to paint and display his artwork.
A steadfast Winnipegger for almost 60 years, Roman Swiderek finds himself liberated by the outdoors and embraces our notorious winters. For many years and with great passion, Swiderek would dog sled with his huskies along his favourite Winnipeg feature, the Red River, enjoying the snow and the open sky above him.
“In the spring I would visit, paint, and set up a show in the Icefields iconic red chalet. The majesty of the Rockies and the quiet and peacefulness of nature when off the beaten path, made those hours of painting seem but moments,” recalls Swiderek. His time in the Rockies ended when the chalet was demolished to make way for a new building.
“It always amazed me that here I was mushing dogs on the same river mentioned in Jack London’s books that I read as a child in Poland.” While in Canada, the artist has also been an avid adventurer and
Shortly thereafter, the flood of the century was happening at home in Winnipeg. Moved to help his beloved city, Swiderek created a series of watercolour paintings, which were marketed in a calendar and fundraiser for Manitobans who
Swiderek’s paintings of Winnipeg begin with many plein-air studies. He will spend hours at the site drawing, getting a feel for the location and the activity of the area. In pencil, he sketches different perspectives and the small details of the buildings he will later paint. Sometimes he would thoroughly research a building, referring to historical details and the building’s origins. Like setting a stage, his paintings could take months to complete. Together now, they form a monumental heritage. Woodlands Gallery and Roman Swiderek have a long history together. The gallery has supported his career through the years by carrying his limited-edition reproductions and art cards. For those works, the commercial availability of his paintings will be a first; several of these original paintings have never been exhibited publicly or available for sale. This offering illustrates Swiderek’s dedication to artistic excellence and serves as an inspiration and incentive for other Manitoba artists to follow. Woodlands Gallery invites you to delight in Roman Swiderek’s Winnipeg.
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Virtually every band with a track record is exhuming its past for expanded editions of old albums. With its more sophisticated approach in the Further Listening series, Pet Shop Boys justifies reinvestment, with a thoughtful choice of B-sides, remixes and likeable oddities, packed with a thick booklet that finds Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe musing (often drolly) on every track. Yes, from 2009, was always a charmer, its lighter touch announced from the top n “Love etc.” The revisited edition – one of several in the revised series – is plump with two discs of surprises, from a sensitive cover of a Kate McGarrigle song, “I Cried for Us,” to the jollity of “The Dumpling Song,” written for a Christmas play for children.
ulie Walsh is reimagining the art gallery concept. Walsh is owner and curator of Winnipeg’s Soul Gallery and principal of Beautiful Spaces Design Management. Clearly a trendsetter, Walsh has created a non-traditional art retail concept in a venue where patrons view original artwork in a residential setting. Her location is an attractive residential property at 163 Clare Ave in the city’s Riverview neighbourhood, where she has placed fine art within the rooms and on the walls from basement to second storey bedrooms to bathrooms and kitchen with a carefully curated collection from her stable of 32 artists and sculptors, 21 of which are Manitobans. Walsh sees her gallery space as one that breaks the rules and leads to surprises. Indeed, stepping in off the street, I was taken by not just the number of contemporary works that are tastefully arrayed on almost every surface, but also by the high calibre of talent she has attracted to her gallery. Julie reports that the majority of the artists represented are established artists who successfully sell locally, nationally and internationally; she also supports the emerging artist she believes in. “If I’m drawn to an artist, it is because their work touches my soul and can be integrated into this home setting. These are the defining points to the gallery and how I establish if there is a fit,” she explains. Walsh has been selling original works since the late ‘90s and has established a considerable reputation for her ability to source pieces that excite, engage and resonate with viewers. “I am a person who seeks out beauty and I have always surrounded myself with beautiful artistic objects that appeal to my eye,” she says, commenting that her appreciative eye seems to zero in on finer creative works. This natural ability has placed her in good stead, both in building her art gallery and her design business. Her gallery is a busy place. While most patrons visit on a Saturday when it opens each week, they also book by appointment. Walsh tells Style Manitoba that more and more people attend the full roster of events scheduled each year in the Gallery. “We feature solo exhibitions, seasonal exhibitions, and special events such as “Ladies’ Night” and other exclusive events – all of which are accompanied by live music and refreshments,” she notes. “We are a destination gallery in Winnipeg where people can come and relax amidst the ever- refreshed art collection and presentation where we can discuss needs and interests,” she says, standing in the midst of 15 to 20 framed pieces and sculptures that grace the gallery’s large lower level.
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ART & SOUL “First came my passion for design, but over time, Beautiful Spaces Design organically evolved to include my passion for art, and Soul Gallery was born in 2011– expressing the symbiotic relationship between art and design. In my life, I need beauty and I want others to experience beauty as it nourishes the soul. Soul Gallery is a place where I create a beautiful space and surround myself with exquisite art. When people come to this ‘Art Gallery in a Home,’ I thoroughly enjoy providing the experience of showcasing fabulous original art in context of well-appointed rooms, as if in your own home.” Julie reports that over the past seven years her vision keeps expanding and sales outside the province keep growing to locations such as Edmonton, Saskatoon, Toronto, Vernon, and parts of USA.
“Coming this November, our roster will include a phenomenal exhibition, Bruce and Bruce. This father/ daughter exhibition will feature a body of work by Manitoba artist and Canadian cultural figure, Robert Bruce (1911-1980) and his daughter, esteemed local artist, Katharine Bruce,” says Julie. Having gratefully received grant support for five successive years for it’s innovative initiatives, Soul Gallery is viewed by Dept. of Manitoba Sport & Heritage as a sales driver and promoter of Manitoba artists. Discover something new in Manitoba and Canada’s art world by checking out www.soulgallery.ca.
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In this fascinating long poem, Vancouver writer Mercedes Eng combines her father’s prison correspondence with official government reports, website data, photographs, and lyric poetry. The chilly formality of bureaucracy contrasts with the heartfelt tone of the personal letters, raising questions about the increased incarceration of people of colour, refugees, and Indigenous people, as well as the phenomenon of private-public prisons.
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A beautiful, deeply observed, and tough-minded poetry collection from Thunder Bay-born, Winnipeg-based writer Michael Minor that looks at that city of 100,000 people on the north shore of Lake Superior. Minor captures the city streets, the landscape, and the inhabitants, and hunting, fishing, and being outdoors. Some of the strongest poems focus on the brutality and violence enacted on Thunder Bay’s Indigenous population.
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Cooking Spray 1 large sweet potato peeled and cut into ¼ inch (.6) slices 2 tbsp (25 mL) canola oil 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 1 pkg - 142 g/ 5 oz. baby spinach 1 cup (250 mL) milk - 1 or 2 % m.f. ¼ tsp (1 mL) salt ¼ tsp (1 mL) crushed red pepper flakes 6 eggs 140 g/5 oz. feta cheese Preheat oven to 350F (180°C). Coat a 9-inch (22 cm) pie plate with cooking spray. Layer sweet potatoes in slightly overlapping aligned circles on bottom and up sides of plate. Cutting potato slices in half to fit (rounded side up) around the sides of the pie plate. Coat potatoes with cooking spray. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until potatoes are slightly tender. Place pan on wire rack. Increase oven temp to 375° (190°C). In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium temperature. Add oil and onion and sauté 3 minutes; add garlic and sauté 30 seconds longer; add spinach and sauté 1 -2 minutes. Remove from heat and spread evenly over sweet potato crust. In a medium bowl, whisk milk, salt, pepper and eggs and pour over spinach. Sprinkle with feta. Bake at 375°F (190°C) for 35 minutes or until egg mixture is set. Let stand 5 minutes, cut into 8 wedges. Makes 8 servings Nutrients per serving: Calories 168.5 Carbohydrate 8.3 g Protein 9.3 g Fat 11.0 g Sodium 343.0 mg Fibre 1.2 g
Chocolate Date Cake 2 cups (500 mL) dates, chopped 1 tsp (5 mL) baking soda 1 cup (250 mL) boiling water 1 ¾ cups (425 mL) all-purpose flour 2 tsp (10 mL) baking powder 2 tbsp (25 mL) cocoa powder ½ tsp (2 mL) salt 1 cup (250 mL) canola oil 1 cup (250 mL) sugar 2 tsp (10 mL) vanilla extract 2 eggs 1 cup (250 mL) pecans, chopped 1 cup (250 mL) semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease and flour a 13 x 9-inch (22 x 33 cm) baking pan. In a medium bowl, stir together dates, baking soda and boiling water. Cool to room temperature, about 20 minutes. In a separate medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cocoa, and salt. With a hand-held mixer on medium-high speed, beat oil, sugar and vanilla about 2 minutes. Reduce speed to medium and add the eggs one at a time, mixing until incorporated. Reduce speed to low and add the flour mixture and date mixture alternately in two batches, making sure to combine each addition. Scrape batter into the prepared pan and sprinkle
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New Season, Fresh Start After our winter season, just hearing the word Spring puts a “spring” in our step. That joyful word makes us think tulips and daffodils, bbqs and deck parties, shorts and sunscreen, and cleaning. (Oh ya! Spring cleaning… way to burst my bubble!) Although some of us truly love cleaning… the before and after, the fresh smell of the house, the shine and sparkle… most of us do not. Most people have great difficulty getting motivated to clean, especially a thorough top to bottom spring clean. Here are some great tips to help you get in the mood: Plan an event: held at your home shortly after the cleaning. This will kick start your motivation. Make a prioritized list: I am a big believer in organized lists and a timeline. The most critical tasks get done first. Play music: Make a playlist of your favourites, or just turn the radio on. Set a timer and challenge yourself to what you can accomplish: 20 minutes always seems manageable. The countdown is a natural motivator. Repeat.
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1 pork tenderloin, well-trimmed, about 12 oz / 0.375 kg
Oven-Roasted Pork Souvlaki
2 tsp / 10 mL olive oil
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Preheat oven to 450°F.
1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into cubes
Brush tenderloin with 2 tsp oil. Sprinkle all sides with Greek seasoning. Set aside for 30 minutes.
Place vegetables on foil-lined rimmed baking sheet. Sprinkle with 1 Tbsp oil and season with salt and pepper mixture. Toss to coat.
Push vegetables to sides of baking sheet. Place tenderloin in centre of baking sheet. Roast 20-25 minutes; then broil until pork and vegetables are lightly browned and instant-read thermometer registers 155˚F.
Transfer tenderloin to clean cutting board. Tent loosely with foil and let tenderloin rest 3-5 minutes before slicing. Serve with vegetables.
1 small red onion, cut into wedges 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 small zucchini, cut into cubes ½ EACH red and yellow bell pepper, cut into cubes 1 Tbsp / 15 mL olive oil ¼ tsp / 1 mL EACH salt and ground black pepper, combined
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Serve with bright coloured vegetables or seasonal berries and you’ll have a delicious meal that lets you enjoy the taste and nutritional benefits of pork no matter what your age, activity level or lifestyle. Proper nourishment is key to good health. And, pork delivers!
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Beautiful Bride Need length for your wedding or grad but can’t wait to grow your hair? Want to add fullness to your style? The pros at Rituals have a solution that doesn’t involve waiting to grow out your hair. Kirsten’s bride wanted long blonde locks to achieve the desired look for her wedding day. To achieve this romantic style for Alyssa’s big day, Kirsten installed 14” - 16” length Hot Heads Extensions. The bride looks beautiful!
Pop Fever Pop art colours and rainbow bright is still trending this spring. Mixed up with razored designs and hair tattoos, it lends to a dramatic selfexpressive hairdo. These “avant garde” street looks have become mainstream and are noticeably progressive internationally. A steady hand fades, cuts and colours these technical shapes and geometric lines. You can try by adding something small and simple to your haircut or go all in like these two artists. This trend is contagious! So if you feel like contracting the fever, inject some colour into your fashion this spring. Hair & Makeup: Jesilo Devon Bernard Cosmetics: LT Cosmetics Photographer: Jared Price Crown+Beauty 288 McDermot Ave 204-947-3766 www.crownandbeauty.com
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The stylists at Rituals have been working with Hot Head Extensions and are certified to order, install and maintain them. The nice thing about these extensions is that they lay very flat, come in various lengths and colours, and can be reused many times. Rituals also offers Babe extensions, giving clients alternate choices to fit their needs, hair texture and budget. Both products feature high quality hair that can be reused multiple times with proper maintenance and home care. A key factor in choosing the right extensions is to ensure they are created with good enough quality hair so you won’t have to throw them away after one use, the tapes or bonds are easily removable to avoid damaging your own hair, and they come with a quality guarantee. It’s also important to have professionals to maintain them with you. Not sure if this is an option for you for your big day? Consultation is key with one of Ritual’s artists, who will guide you in your choices, maintenance and on-going hair care. For the best experience possible, book a consultation well before your special occasion. Hair Artist: Kirsten Model: Alyssa Photographer: Cbudzak Photography rituals in hair and skin 159 St Anne’s Rd 204-452-1182 www.ritualsinhaiandskin.ca
Refined & sophisticated designs for those with smaller heads. Feel confident in prescription glasses – choose from a fabulous selection of cool specs, from colourful to clear frames. Buy sight, Give sight. For each pair of Jonas Paul Eyewear purchased, nv Eye Care Eye Wear provides sight to a child in need. #buysightgivesight nv Eye Care Eye Wear 100-698 Corydon Ave nvmyeyes.com
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Highway Series No.2, Oil on Canvas, 24.5” x 17” by talented Manitoba painter Bette Woodland, captures the transformative qualities of light & shade to create an intensely dramatic work; condensing a moment of being into something both familiar & timeless. Don’t miss the opening for Woodland’s Solo Exhibition in Fall 2018. Available through Soul Gallery. (Open Saturdays noon to 4 pm, or by appointment 204-781-8259) Soul Gallery 163 Clare Ave www.soulgallery.ca
This 5 light linear black chandelier uses salvaged reclaimed wood that is repurposed by skilled artisan woodworkers. The Fulton Cross collection’s offset design creates a contemporary X shape that adds depth & dimension to your space. Total Lighting Sales 347 William Ave www.totallightingsales.ca
Stamped with traditional Nepalese designs & a glazed blue interior, these clay casserole dishes make the perfect transition from oven to table. Handmade in Nepal, 3 sizes available. Also pictured: potholder handmade out of up-cycled sari material in Bangladesh. Colours & patterns vary – no two are exactly alike! Ten Thousand Villages is a non-profit, fair trade program, creating opportunities for artisans in developing countries to earn income by bringing their products & stories to our markets through long-term, fair trading relationships. Ten Thousand Villages (2 locations) 134 Plaza Dr & 13-963 Henderson Hwy Tenthousandvillages.ca SPRING 2018 | STYLE MANITOBA | 27
OUTDOORL I V I N G largest outdoor court builder. Each outdoor game court is customizable, from colour to size, and allows for multi-sport play on one court. Everything from volleyball, to pickle ball, to inline skating can be played on the surface. As one of the safest products on the market, Sport Court offers the best traction and least abrasion in the industry, perfect for families with kids. It also features Ortho Cush for shock absorption, and Lateral Forgiveness, providing reduced stress and strain on ligaments, knees, joints, and lower back so your family can play longer and safer. UV stabilized for summer sun, and tough enough for Manitoba winters (you can in fact flood Sport Court for a hockey rink) the company’s 15-year guarantee ensures your investment lasts for many seasons to come.
Get Your Game On This spring, ditch your gym membership and turn your own backyard into a multi-sport facility. Whether you want to shoot some hoops
or bust out the tennis racket, Athletic Flooring Systems can create a customized Game Court for indoor or outdoor applications.
Sport Court is just one option for getting your sweat on. Athletic Flooring Systems can supply and install virtually any type of sports flooring from any manufacturer. The company can create the perfect home gym floor or provide a place of pure bliss for yoga or your own private dojo - everything to get you moving this spring.
The company is Manitoba’s dealer and distributor of Sport Court flooring, the world’s
Glastar Sunrooms are installed on a unique “floatation” system. Engineer certified, the non-pile foundation system was developed by SunShade for our Manitoba gumbo, which can cause glass breakage when the ground shifts. SunShade’s floatation system is designed to avoid that issue. Also, SunShade adapted to our changing weather patterns and more intense periods of rain with the company’s Glastar door tracking system, which stays watertight, even during deluges.
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Owner Steven Sarens says his family-owned company keeps “steady busy” with referrals coming from satisfied clients. SunShade Products custom designs, manufactures, and installs Glastar Sunrooms, known for their beauty, versatility and ability to weather the elements. Being the manufacturer and installer, each Glastar Sunroom is specifically designed for that project. “It’s custom built to fit right, which speeds up install times,” explains Sarens.
“My reward is talking to clients whose sunroom was installed 20 years ago and they tell me it works just like new,” says Sarens, plus Glastar has a complaint-free reputation in 32-plus years as a Better Business Bureau Accredited Business. “We ensure a problem-free install and fully warrantee everything,” he adds. “One client recently said, ‘I’ve never seen a company as transparent as yours,’” says Sarens. “And that’s an important compliment for a family company dedicated to enhancing homes and lifestyles for over 41 years.” Tour Sunshade’s sunroom factory at 265 Sutherland Avenue.
OUTDOORL I V I N G Perfect Balance A bit of contrast — hard and soft, high and low – can give a yard new life. After these St. Vital homeowners filled in their pool, 3 Seasons Landscaping Inc. were given a clean slate in order to bring a little depth and distinction to this backyard space. Working with coverage from large trees and shrubs beyond the fence line, the company planted a range of shrubs in different colours and sizes to provide varying heights of greenery, making the yard feel full and lush. The addition of Karl Foerster Reed Grass provides a contemporary look, as well as some visual interest in low-maintenance mulch beds that curve and roam around the perimeter of the yard. The hardscapes in the yard are equally varied, yet balanced, with patio and deck materials being offset to create two different sitting areas. A wooden raised boardwalk wraps around the house to a barbecue area on one side and a hot tub on the other, while the gathering space is closed in by the pergola for an intimate feel. In contrast, the large Roman pavers wrap around the deck as a landing, and offer a
more open area for seating. Together, the style and the materials create a comfortable and approachable environment that matches the client’s home and neighbourhood.
For over 35 years, 3 Seasons Landscaping has found the perfect balance between hardscapes and softscapes to deliver well-planned and well-executed projects in both the front and backyard.
Forever Summer As the winter snow starts to melt, dreams of spending a summer evening around a fire begin to fill people’s heads. Remove the drafty smoke and charred wood but keep the ambience with a fire table from the Barbara Jean Collection. Crafted entirely in Canada, Barbara Jean products are flexible enough to fit almost any space to help summer last a little longer. Imagine family and friends gathered around a dancing ribbon of fire on the Barbara Jean fire table. Available in three sizes (24, 36, and 48 inches) and two colour options, homeowners can further customize their designer look with a choice of glass media, including ember glass, driftwood logs, or decorative stones and rocks. Additional accessories include a wind guard for outdoor burners and a remote control option. The line also features fire stands, a completely portable option perfect for any outdoor space, customizable burners perfect for the DIY-er, and outdoor linear fireplaces for homes with a little more space. Like the fire table, each piece can be further customized with various sizes, colours, materials, and glass media. Classic Fireplaces offers the Barbara Jean Collection in their showroom, along with products from other leading-edge fireplace and heating manufacturers to help make summer feel like it just might last forever.
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RELATIONSHIPS By Christine Polnau
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he phone rings again, an unknown voice on the other side. The questions posed are always a little different, but they have all inquired for the same reason: “We have a historical home with structural issues. We don’t want to lose the character of the home by eliminating its historic architectural elements and would like to renovate. You’ve been recommended to us from someone you’ve done work with before. Can you help us?” “Thank you for the beautiful kitchen renovation! I know it’s been a year and I couldn’t decide on a backsplash, but I came across something I really like. Is there a way to incorporate a painting as a backsplash?” “I’ve been watching you detail a home down the street from us over the past number of years. Each year something new is added, yet the whole design has a cohesiveness that seems as though it was planned in stages and all works together. We would love to do a transformation like that but don’t have the budget to do it all at once. Can you help us?”
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The answer to all of these questions is a resounding YES! It’s hard to label what GTShelters does. Complete design and build projects (including new builds, renovations, additions, landscaping and architectural features), are all integrated using a holistic approach that complements its environment and provides solutions. For example, a 100-year-old, three-storey oak staircase was sloping so badly the homeowners were in tears when told it couldn’t be fixed. GTShelters levelled and supported the staircase, and then restored it to its previous glory. For another project, artist Lillian Taylor was commissioned to produce a painting that was integrated into a client’s kitchen as a backsplash under the cabinetry. It was protected with tempered glass, giving the illusion of windows into the surrounding forest. A large real tree that is visible through a window above the cabinetry was matched in the painting below, accentuating the illusion. Gord Taylor of GTShelters Inc. grew up with home renovations in his blood. His mother
was a real estate agent and artist, his father a spitfire pilot and interior decorator. Their motto was “there are no problems, only solutions.” A diploma in Natural Resource Management, former Chairman of the Lake of the Woods Historical Society, and many years of experience as camp manager of the world renowned Experimental Lakes Area Research Station, Gord took his love of nature, art, woodworking and design, and amalgamated all of these into establishing GTShelters over 25 years ago. It’s likely you’ve seen a project where GTShelters Inc. was involved without even knowing it. At The Forks, there’s the newly added hand-chiselled wood art piece commemorating the Peguis-Selkirk Treaty, along with kiosks and skating shelters, a floating barge to hold the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra for summer outdoor concerts, the award winning Prairie Garden, and the restoration and retail design of the train cars which house Sugar Mountain. Other projects include the exterior wood features at South Pointe School, the bus shelter “City.Block. Stop.” of artist David Parrett next to the U of W, the rooftop deck on the Ashdown Warehouse, and last year, GTShelters Inc.
completed 8,500 square feet of decking at the new Selkirk Regional Health Centre. GTShelters Inc. uses 3D CAD design software to generate complete structural and engineered plans for the City’s permit department. Creating the designs in 3D lets the clients do a walk-through and visualize what they will be receiving. The construction drawings are extremely detailed to clearly define the finished project. “We’ll even design your furniture and artwork if you want,” Gord adds with a laugh. “I have a great team who take pride in their work. My son Chris, foreman of GTShelters Inc., goes the extra mile to ensure the client is updated throughout the process. Depending on the scope of the project, we can complete it from design to finish, but also surround ourselves with the best of the trades. The advantage of being the designer, builder, and general contractor is I can oversee the timing of each element and schedule appropriately,” says Gord.
DETAILS ARE EVERYTHING
“The details are everything and what others will notice when the project is complete. I keep my clients because they know if they have any problems, we will be there to make it right,” notes Gord. “We are a referral business based on established trust. Our client base developed through long-term relationships, and has grown mostly through word of mouth. I like to meet with new clients to see what their interests and hobbies are, where they like to travel, what music they listen to, if they enjoy cooking, and what architectural styles they like and dislike. I work with them to come up with a design that they are excited about, without compromising on function,” explains Gord.
RENOVATIONS ARE AN INVESTMENT
“Some designs look dated very quickly. It’s important to make sure the execution of the project is done well and with high standards. Anytime you are adding or changing something in your home, it should bring up the value,” says Gord.
“We’re really excited about our custom timber frame additions, but we’re always interested in new challenges. We’re very mindful of the materials we use, our safety standards, and providing something that will be enjoyed by many for years to come.” To see more images of projects by GTShelters Inc. visit their albums on Facebook.
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both products and solutions that have made it a market leader for decades. “We are the best kept secret in custom glass design in Winnipeg. No one can touch us for capability,” he says, mentioning the new shop that is twice the previous size with the addition of an in and out drive-through loading and unloading facility complete with crane. FRG is a full service operation that can do it all. This means customers can turn to them for everything from bathroom mirrors, to auto glass to a storm window replacement to shower doors, as well as the very latest in architectural glass products and hardware that take designs to another level. FRG is a one-stop-shop for all glass requirements. According to Berntt, the business has been built on quality and customer support rather than low cost race-to-the-bottom pricing. Quoting an insightful maxim, he says, ”The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.” Croker agrees, pointing out that over the years they have never sacrificed quality. “Even if it means losing a job, we won’t compromise on designs or product performance. Our reputation and our customers’ safety and satisfaction are everything.” Discover FRG’s clear thinking on glass product design. Visit their new showroom and facility at 58 South Landing Drive or check out www.frg.ca
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reat things can grow from small beginnings. Such is the case with FRG. Locally famous as Fort Rouge Glass, FRG, as it is now widely known, has come a long way from its south Osborne roots. Today, this local glass product leader has moved into a state-of-the-art new facility where it has upped its game with an expansive showroom, massive shop and a wealth of management offices that show off its design capabilities. “The entire building is a display that shows what we do,” says FRG President Brendan Berntt, the third generation owner of this 50-year old Winnipeg business started by his grandfather. He describes a two-storey structure that showcases massive glass walls and doorways. Indeed, walking into the new building at 58 South Landing Drive, a street located off McGillivray about three minutes west of Kenaston, it is the large open expanse and well of light from floor to ceiling windows that greet the eye. From the ground to the second floor, designers have extended an open staircase made using a custom built stringer with
bamboo treads, glass sides and stainless railings. The stairs lead to second level offices that are all fronted with large glass walls, and doors that allow full light to bathe each office. “In the past we had very little showroom, and space constraints meant we had challenges when it came to warehousing stock and getting trucks onto the site,” says FRG General Manager Michael Messervey. “Now everyone from designers to contractors to the general public can better see what we do, and we can make our customers more comfortable in this new setting,” he says, pointing to the lounge area with beverage centre and 52-inch TV, multiple shower displays where glass door options are easy to discuss, and a boardroom facility where a full range of AV and computerized options are ready to enhance meetings and presentations. Here, Operations Manager, Vince Croker remarks that they have been able to use their new Smart Glass products in the boardroom design. “With the flick of a switch, Smart Glass becomes opaque and obscures just like drapes delivering full privacy behind a wall of glass,” he explains, remarking further that FRG offers SPRING 2018 | STYLE MANITOBA | 33
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Join the Parade The Spring 2018 Parade of Homes will roll out it’s exciting lineup of new properties this March 3-25 at a wide range of locations in and around Winnipeg and Brandon. Who doesn’t love a parade? Indeed, thousands of Manitobans will venture into some 138 display properties to discover, plan and maybe even purchase their next new home. “Manitoba’s Parade of Homes continues to be the biggest and best parade of its kind in Canada,” says Lanny McInnes, President and CEO of the Manitoba Home Builders’ Association (MHBA), the group behind the bi-annual event. “This spring, there will be 138 unique new homes on display. When one considers that some of the larger parades in other Canadian cities feature around 30 display homes, having 138 different options available to visit — each one with its own layout, materials, finishes and designs — means our parade gives Manitoba homebuyers a unique opportunity to see and experience the widest variety of homebuilding options in an actual home setting.” According to McInnes, The MHBA’s Spring Parade of Homes will showcase the latest work by 38 of Manitoba’s leading homebuilding companies. “It is also a great chance to check out and explore many of Manitoba’s newest neighbourhoods. This year’s spring parade will again feature showhomes in the newest communities in and just outside of the city of Winnipeg. There are also great showhomes for viewing in Brandon, Niverville, Stonewall and Oakbank,” he remarks. Like other editions of this local event classic, expectations are that tens of thousands of Manitobans will take advantage of the Parade to check out not just new communities and developments, but also look to builders for the latest trends in new home layouts and interior design. Expect to find the best in emerging new home technology and building materials, as well as design options. Whether you are looking for a new home or considering a refresh of your existing property, The Spring Parade of Homes is a great place to discover trends and see how Manitoba’s homebuilders are taking residential design to fresh places in their latest offerings. For more information visit www.homebuilders.mb.ca
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he neighbourhoods of Bridgwater have a lot going for them. Located in the south end of Winnipeg between Waverley and Kenaston, Bridgwater is a multi-development community that has captured the attention of new home buyers since its first days back in the mid 2000s. Today, the neighbourhoods of Bridgwater include Bridgwater Forest, Bridgwater Lakes and Bridgwater Trails, as well as a Town Centre. Altogether, these sites offer thousands of new home opportunities amid one of the most sought after residential destinations in Winnipeg. The Bridgwater community is all part of developer Manitoba Housing’s integrated plans and social commitment that include taking proceeds from Bridgwater lot sales to help fund the development of new affordable housing, and the rehabilitation, repair and maintenance of existing housing stock, including Manitoba Housing social housing stock. What is exciting Bridgwater’s new home buyers? Research has shown key attributes in the neighbourhoods are the main reasons for making an investment in the community. Trails and Trees: There are more than 30 kms of walking and hiking paths that meander through the neighbourhoods. These provide connectivity between the communities as well as to major destinations in the southwest area of the city.
Close and Convenient: Bridgwater neighbourhoods are in close proximity to shopping and services. The neighbourhoods feature quick connections to major roadways as well as easy access to the community’s Town Centre and its growing slate of shops and services. Families and Friendship: With seven playgrounds and acres of communal outdoor spaces, Bridgwater is a place where social connections are made easily. Amazing Architecture: Bridgwater neighbourhoods offer new homes from 17 of Manitoba’s leading builders. Expect to find award-winning designs that adhere to strict architectural guidelines that ultimately contribute to the overall look and feel of Bridgwater’s neighbourhoods.
“Manitoba’s Parade of Homes continues to be the biggest and best parade in Canada. This spring, there will be 140 unique new homes on display,” says McInnes. “When one considers that some of the larger parades in other Canadian cities feature around 30 display homes, Manitoba’s Parade of Homes continues to be the biggest and best parade in Canada,” he says. This year, Bridgwater will see 17 builders and 25 display homes in eight locations around the neighbourhoods. Look for the flags during the Parade event March 3 – March 25,and visit www.bridgwaterneighbourhoods.com to discover how to take advantage of this annual showcase for the new home building sector.
Join the parade All these attributes deserve a parade and again this year, the neighbourhoods of Bridgwater will participate in the Spring Parade of Homes. According to Manitoba Home Builders Association CEO and President Lanny McInnes, tens of thousands of people attend the Parade each year as they seek out the latest trends in new home and interior design, the hottest new home technology and building materials.
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VISIT OUR SHOWHOMES AT: 8 Willow Brook Road Bridgwater Lakes Winnipeg, Manitoba 201 Bonaventure Dr. East Bonavista Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Just For You
magine your dream home. What does that mean to you? Maybe itâ€™s a state-of-the-art kitchen for creating chef-quality dishes or a large great room for gathering together. Discovery Homes creates spaces that perfectly blend together your dreams with the functionality to fit your lifestyle.
When designing the Brookside model, located in Bridgwater Lakes, the goal was to offer smart square footage paired with a style that could cater to anyone, from an executive couple that loves to entertain to a growing family to several generations under one roof. The floor plan maximizes every inch of space, eliminating wasted hallways and excessive staircases, so that every room is well laid out and oversized to accommodate any function. Enter the home to a front-of-the-house room, ideal for an office, music room, or formal sitting
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area set behind elegant double-glass doors, before moving into an open concept space. The kitchen is a chef â€™s dream with an overabundance of two-toned high-gloss white cabinets and walnut cabinets, stainless appliances, and full-height pantries. The custom eightfoot island features a double waterfall format, including a Cambria quartz waterfall countertop with industrial sink for prep area, complemented by a raised solid walnut waterfall countertop for dining or buffet. A matching built-in server extends the kitchen space into the dining room, making it a seamless transition for entertaining. The kitchen and dining area is defined by large walnut bulkheads, outfitted with speakers and subtle spotlights to give some glamour to the space.
The open concept space continues with a vast great room which boasts an over-sized linear gas fireplace inset in a floor-to-ceiling modern metallic tile surround which offsets the natural ambience of the custom walnut shelving. The warm wood ties the room to the solid walnut and glass staircase leading to the second level. Upstairs features four bedrooms, second floor laundry, and an open loft area. The double garden door off the loft opens to a small balcony overlooking the neighbourhood, and perfectly showcases the beautiful Winnipeg sunsets. Or, spend some quality time inside the 460-square-foot master bedroom which includes a luxury spa-like ensuite featuring a two-person soaker tub, six-foot shower, and two trough sinks in nine feet of Cambria quartz. We all have different dreams, and Discovery Homes can help achieve the ones that are truly yours.
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HUNTINGTONHOMES Building Excellence
28 Willow Brook Road Bridgwater Lakes
204-949-3870 Parade Hours Mon-Thurs 3-8pm Sat & Sun 12-6pm
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30 Years Strong T his year marks the celebration of Huntington Homes 30th Anniversary.
In the late eighties, brothers Sheldon and Rob Swan started the company with the goal of building superior custom homes. More than that, their mandate was to build perfect custom homes.
With that goal in mind, Huntington introduced standard building specifications – piled foundations and engineered floor systems, for example – that were far above the industry norm at the time. Over time, they incorporated hundreds of custom building specifications, many of which have become building code over the past 30 years. After three decades, it’s no surprise that Huntington continues to set the bar to new heights as Winnipeg’s leading custom homebuilder. “That’s because nothing has changed in that quest for perfection,” says Rob Swan. “That quest [for building the perfect home] started at the company’s inception and continues today.
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We didn’t just want to build a home - we wanted to build a near perfect home that would be fashionable, functional and last for a lifetime. We sought out products and systems for building better homes. We incorporated hundreds of products and systems from all ends of Canada, the USA and all over the world. Searching for ways to build the perfect home back in the late eighties wasn’t a simple task,” he adds. “Back then, I had 26 different monthly subscriptions to magazines, literally from all over the world,” he recalls. “It wasn’t easy. The “internet” didn’t exist back then.” In 2016, Sheldon Swan retired. Now under the sole leadership of Rob, Huntington Homes continues to be the top player in the game. Swan says there’s no danger of complacency setting in. “Because we’re constantly striving for perfection, we have to continue to evolve, move forward and continue improving on the technology that we use to build our homes. We will never stop searching for ways to build a better home. We’re never satisfied - there’s always something that can be improved upon, however small the improvement might be - to build a better home.”
He notes that one of Huntington’s most significant competitive advantages is its unrelenting attention to detail. “We don’t just build custom designed homes, we contemplate every possible aspect of a home’s design,” explains Swan. “Much like our building specifications, our design process is beyond compare. It’s been done in-house for the past 25 years by a hand-picked team who use the latest CAD design software to create people’s dream homes from the ground up.” Most importantly, Huntington’s staff members work closely with clients on every aspect of their home design. Huntington’s award-winning designs have been recognized by numerous North American publications, including Canadian Home Builder, Trends Magazine, Custom Builder and many others. Style Manitoba wishes continued success to Huntington Homes for the next 30 years and beyond!
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stickhandling the marketing on Blumberg Trail for developer Schinkel Properties, average lots run 80’ by 180’ with 90’ X 300’ river properties bathed in southern exposure. “This is a boutique development where scales are kept intimate. There are only five river lots and many (about 75%) of the other properties back right onto the sports complex and playground space. This means fewer backyard neighbours and greater privacy. The community is also easy to access from Portage Ave, and is very close to the western edge of Winnipeg. Blumberg Trail is convenient and well serviced, and supported by prominent builders such as Parkhill Homes, Paradigm Homes, Heartwork Homes and Goodman Homes,” he says, reporting that Blumberg Trail is a masterplanned community with a park / playground in the center. “There are more than 3000 lineal feet of pathways that course through the site to lookouts and other areas.”
Look West Looking for a new home development that ticks all boxes? Look west and check out Blumberg Trail in Headingley. Located just beyond the Perimeter adjacent to John Blumberg Recreation Complex off Portage Ave, Blumberg Trail offers 41 lots that include
Mike reports that like most new home developments, Blumberg Trail is well subscribed by industry leading homebuilders. However, about half the lots are available to people who have their own dream home plans. sumptuous river properties, as well as ample back lots that feature low taxes, no capital development charges, and the experience of a well-established developer. According to Mike Fast of Royal LePage Riverbend Realty, a Realtor® who is
“We have built choice into the development. As long as the architectural guidelines are met, residents will be able to build their dreams as they see fit,” he says, inviting people to visit www.blumbergtrail.com to discover this well appointed new home location.
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Life’s Greatest Investment There’s almost no greater investment than your home. Not only is there a hefty financial commitment but also a significant emotional one, as this is the place in which you put your dreams, hopes, and comfort. Summerview Homes understands your home is an investment of a lifetime, and builds under the simple philosophy of “we care.” Owners Carlos and Danny Neta have over 40 years combined experience in home construction and during that time they have come to understand the importance of building close relationships with the people who trust them with this great investment. When clients meet to discuss their new home, they are meeting with the owners of the business who personally oversee every step of the process. “We not only want to build people’s homes but we want to create long-lasting business relationships and friendships as well, and be there for our clients whenever they need us,” explains Danny. “For us, each house is special, and that’s how we build.”
Both Danny and Carlos have also built solid relationships with countless suppliers and tradespeople so homeowners can have faith in the knowledge that only high-quality products and craftsmanship will go into the building of their home.
This spring, Summerview Homes is building in Waterford Green, as well as opening lots in By The Park development, the newest luxury estate in East St. Paul, and Whistler Hollow in West St. Paul.
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The Summerview Advantage The answer is simple: we care. Your new home is the investment of a lifetime and Summerview Homes treats it that way. We build your house with the care you would expect of your life’s greatest investment. Summerview Homes is a small builder with a big reputation – for us, each house is special and that’s how we build.
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Homes, Warkentin Homes, K.Streu Homes and Irwin Homes - at Countryside Crossing, buyers are free to purchase the lot they wish and then contract with any builder they choose.
“There is so much that is unique about Countryside Crossing,” says Realtor® Mark Penner. “If designs meet the architectural guidelines and building codes, buyers are free to develop as they see fit. Here the lots are large, with averages around 10,000 sq. ft. This means lots of privacy and room to develop a new home that has space for families to grow, and space for all the toys that make country living so much fun.” Countryside Crossing has been on the go for several years. This means the infra-structure such as roads, sewer and water as well as electricity and cable have all been installed. Parks and landscaping are also complete. Now, buyers can look at a maturing development where construction is limited to individual properties of which there are fewer remaining.
Exciting Choices on Offer
At Countryside Crossing, it’s all about choice. Physically located just inside Winnipeg’s Perimeter off Henderson Highway, but within the municipal boundaries of East St. Paul and its lower tax cost, Countryside Crossing differs from many new residential developments where homebuyers typically purchase properties directly from a builder. And, while the site offers a slate of four preferred builders - Maric
Penner reports that while availability remains good with about 25% of lots still on offer, features such as walkouts and the creation of ‘Lookout Homes’ with stunning views of the community’s natural aspects are driving considerable interest. He invites people to visit www.countrysidecrossing.com to discover the exciting choices on offer at this premier residential development.
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Warkentin Homes finds that building great relationships helps build great homes. By working closely with the families that will actually live in and use the space, the custom homebuilder tailors elements that turn dreams into designs. This East St. Paul home reflects just that. The family wanted the 2,254-square-foot walkout to have a rustic feel achieved through classic elements. Warkentin Homes, which is continually sourcing interesting products, utilized barn board as one of their go-to materials to achieve this look. The kitchen features a weathered barn board sliding door for the pantry, which complements the shaker-style maple cabinetry and rustic hickory wood island topped with a stone counter. Within the same open concept space, the great room boasts a barn board mantel over the linear fireplace, providing ample warmth to the airy room’s 12-foot ceilings and large windows with a water feature view. The master bedroom’s ensuite has its own impressive water features in the form of a freestanding soaker tub and custom tile shower with heated seating and rain showerhead.
to sit atop the staircase’s custom oak posts, as well as the metal pipe that runs along the glass inserts.
In order to tie the main floor’s aesthetics to the completed lower level, Warkentin Homes hired a metal smith to make hammered metal pieces
The lower level continues the country-chic style, featuring a custom-built bar area with oak cabinetry set against a barn board wall
and rustic tile brickwork, along with granite countertops. This spring Warkentin Homes is looking forward to building homes both inside and outside the city, as well as the relationships that come with it.
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If you can dream it, we can build it.
Discoveries to be Made
hat might you discover at this year’s Spring Parade of Homes? With every Parade, builders are raising the bar, rolling out new looks in showhomes loaded with the latest innovations and design trends. We asked Winnipeg designer Magda Zelickson of Interior Illusions, a local firm that works for some of Manitoba’s leading homebuilders, to point out key design trends that are freshening new home interiors. Here are five examples: • Look for more use of warm wood accents like beams, and in cabinetry. Even though the look is wood it can still be modern, crisp and clean in appearance. Live edge woods are offering a different unique look that is gaining popularity.
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• Islands are still big news in new home designs. Magda suggests that behind that continued popularity is their ease of use and how islands fit so well into both busy lifestyles and kitchen culture. Look for examples where custom tables are incorporated to extend the island, and builders look beyond traditional counter surfaces. • Gold is gaining strength as a colour of choice in hardware and fixtures. The days of brushed nickel and chrome are moving away to gold and brass accented pieces in both kitchens and bathrooms. • Colour palettes are trending away from stark to more full-bodied hues. Designers are delivering with more intense colours, such as Ocean Blue and full hits of green. White walls might be great for displaying art, but a strong colour palette can take an interior space to a new level. • Bedrooms with a fridge and sink will be showing up in some designs, as more people turn to their bedrooms as places of solace in a crazy world. Small refrigerators and sinks help make this room a place of refuge.
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The Rough and The Fine
On a quiet street tucked off Henderson Highway, this 2,219-square-foot bungalow brings together the natural beauty of a river view lot with contemporary construction. Together with the homeowners, K. Streu Homes supplied finishing details and elements that reflected the idea of “mixing the rough and the fine” for this unique design. The main focus was trying to capture the river view with as many large windows as possible, as well as ample light no matter what room you’re in. The earthy tone and warmth in the home is further amplified by the selection of grey-washed oak flooring, wood detailing, and stone accents. No space reflects this more than the great room, which boasts a 20-foot feature wall, designed by the homeowner. The 53-inch fireplace is set in natural ledge stone in earthy greys and is flanked by custom-built maple shelving and a modern, custom floating hearth.
seating for four and features high-grade elements such as a reverse osmosis water system. The space is finished by a hidden pantry with custom wood shelving.
with crystal accents. Crystal pendants also light up the ensuite, which boasts dark floating cabinets, mirrors accented by mosaic tile, and “Hollywood” lighting for makeup application.
The kitchen takes a more contemporary approach with flat, black wood-slab doors, brushed nickel hardware, and a stacked glass tile backsplash. The 10-foot island hosts
The sparkle side of the design shines a little brighter in the master bedroom, which features floor-to-ceiling windows, a modern wallpaper feature wall, and drum chandelier
Working one-on-one with homeowners to achieve their specialized needs, K. Streu Homes builds each home to reflect the heart and center of each family’s life.
Customers also benefit from working with a 30+ year, second generation, custom builder. Their team of experts is there to assist you along the way, working tirelessly to make sure your home is perfect for you, ensuring your peace of mind every step of the way.
What sets Pine Creek apart is that clients have the opportunity to team up with the owners rather than layers of staff. And the best part they are willing to do whatever it takes to make your dream home a reality.
The Custom Build Journey The quote “Life’s a journey, not a destination” (Ralph Waldo Emerson) could easily be applied to the planning and building of your dream home. Far too often we get caught up in the stress of choices we need to make, and how that will affect the end product. It’s easy to get hyper focused on the end result (your dream home) and forget that this is a once in a lifetime experience for most people, and it should be enjoyed. From the start of design to the end of construction, a custom build can easily take a year, or more in some cases. Pine Creek has mastered making the process of building your dream home an enjoyable one and genuinely care about your homebuilding experience. From your first meeting to the last, they strive to make it as stress-free as possible, ensuring you end up with exactly what you envisioned. Pine Creek Homes is a custom builder that pays attention to every detail. From the layout of the kitchen island, to the master bedroom suite and the many nuances to be considered, every detail is an important focus for them. Clients can relax and enjoy the process knowing their dream home is in good hands.
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LIFE BEYOND THE LIMITS A CONNECTED COMMUNITY WITH PLENTY OF ROOM TO STRETCH AND GROW
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GREATER OPPORTUNITIES Building your home on our wider-than-average lots gives you a deeper yard, increased interior light and a surprising amount of design flexibility. Roam our limestone trails and even walk your kids to the established K-8 school or Rec Centre. Expand your horizons with wide-open views of naturalized wetlands and prairie countryside all around you. Plus, you’ll get a good deal more for your investment – from excellent lot value to lower property taxes.
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oday’s homebuyers are looking to have it all. Oak Bluff West delivers, combining a small community feel, open prairie views and natural wetlands with all the amenities of urban life just minutes way. The diversity of home styles here reflect this unique mix. “Because of the larger lots, the community consists of many spacious bungalow homes,” says Tara Reid of Qualico Communities. “Most of the inspiration for the builders comes from the prairie influence, drawing from elements of both traditional and craftsman architecture styles. You’ll also see modern influences in terms of materials, such as all glass garage doors, vertical siding, and acrylic stucco.” This custom home development is ideally located just outside of Winnipeg and adjacent to the established community of Oak Bluff. Reid points out that the architectural guidelines for Oak Bluff West challenge builders to put a little more thought into exterior material placement. “We’re very pleased with the amount of thought and effort the builders are putting into their exterior finishes.” Lori Thorsteinson of Parkhill Homes is one such builder. She feels the guidelines have helped drive some truly distinctive features that distinguish the homes in Oak Bluff West.
“There are some upscale requirements for a certain amount of stone and brick usage, as well as for much more attractive fencing, which has really helped produce some beautiful homes.” She adds that this, along with larger lots and minimum square footage requirements – 1,400 sq. ft. for a bungalow and 1,800 sq. ft. for two-storey homes – allows for more diversity in the design of the homes. “The larger lots in particular are very appealing to people, allowing for a bigger, more impressive look at the front of the house and great curb appeal.” Parkhill’s award-winning 1,622 sq. ft. custom bungalow at 12 Prairie Grass Lane takes advantage of all of this in a big way. “The large 72 x 140 sq. ft. lot in Oak Bluff West allowed for a triple attached garage, which is rare for most communities,” Thorsteinson says. “The front door is opposite the garage and acts as the focal point of the exterior, with two posts and an overhang, creating shelter from the prairie elements.”
a lot less formal than older homes. “The dining room protrudes out the back, and doors lead off the kitchen and out onto a large, private back deck.” The great room has a contemporary linear fireplace, while the master bedroom takes advantage of the large open views of Oak Bluff West. The home was designed with young families and empty nesters in mind. This, Thorsteinson says, includes more casual space for the family to gather. “The style is transitional: modern, yet comfortable and balanced between the most popular design styles.” Reid says that Parkhill and other builders’ attention to detail, which optimizes the prairie surroundings, is likely one of the reasons that
2017 was such a strong year for lot sales and house starts in Oak Bluff West. She anticipates that builders will continue to be busy with both larger and smaller lots scheduled for release in 2018, and upcoming plans to include another block of bungalow condominiums. “Oak Bluff West demonstrates Qualico Communities’ commitment to creating neighbourhoods that give those looking to build a new home a diverse range of choices to suit many different lifestyles.” “With Oak Bluff West’s variety of lot widths and lot prices to choose from, there will be something that appeals to everyone, whether they’re building their first home, building a larger home for a growing family, or downsizing their square footage.”
Parkhill’s home also features an impressive double-door entryway and a large foyer. “The foyer gives guests an immediate taste of what the home has to offer, offering views of the open kitchen, dining room and great room.” This is a unique, modern lifestyle approach that Thorsteinson says is SPRING 2018 | STYLE MANITOBA | 51
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Neighbourhoods “Avanti offers tremendous value with their standard features considered to be upgrades by many other custom builders,” she says, describing a 1,882 square foot, two storey, three bedroom, three bathroom property located in the south eastern section of Winnipeg.
Oozing class & elegance
“Custom is the New Standard” and this property really shows this point. The exterior of the home features composite siding with cultured stone and smart trim build-outs. “The house and walkway are both built on piles for years of assurance on the longevity of this home,” says Heather, who remarks that 15 Diamond Dust Drive shows off how Avanti is built for a working family. 15 Diamond Dust features an open concept perfect for entertaining. The main floor offers hard surface flooring throughout, and the gorgeous kitchen really delivers with an eat at island, quartz counter tops and pendant lighting. “This kitchen overlooks the dining area and living room with its tiled feature wall, fireplace and 18-foot heights complemented by floor to ceiling Jeld-Wen windows,” she says. The elegance continues upstairs with three large bedrooms, full bathroom and a fantastic master bedroom with walk-in closet, heated tiled floors in the ensuite, clear glass door shower, and a separate water closet.
vanti Custom Homes is all about creating master crafted residences that fit their clients’ demanding lifestyles. A partner with industry leading homebuilder Randall Homes, Avanti Custom Homes has been making a difference in the local market for years, thanks to its approach where complete
planning up front translates into a lack of surprises along the way. A great case in point is 15 Diamond Dust Drive in Sage Creek. According to REALTOR® Heather Westmacott of Re/Max One Group, this property is a perfect example of Avanti’s attention to detail.
Both elegant and smart, 15 Diamond Dust Drive features the simplicity of a Control 4 Automation System built into the kitchen wall. This device connects via an app on your phone to control your home sound system, lighting, heating, security cameras and much more. Outside, 15 Diamond Dust Drive is fully landscaped and offers very attractive curb appeal. Indeed, features such as composite decking are standard, another example of how Avanti takes their designs to new heights right out of the box. “Avanti has outdone themselves again, and this home proves it!” states Heather, inviting new home buyers to visit www.avanticustomhomes.net to discover the advantages of their custom approach.
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or new home buyers looking to get a bit of southern exposure, Prairie Pointe is a great place to consider. Located in Waverley West off Kenaston Blvd, Prairie Pointe is home to hundreds of Winnipeg families that bought into the community’s first two phases. Now, Ladco, the company behind the 640-acre, 2,200lot multi-phase development, is coming forward with Phase 3 later this year. This means an additional 90 lots available for new homes and an opportunity to take your lifestyle to a whole new level. “This year we will introduce the first lake lots and park view lots in Prairie Pointe,” says Ladco’s Manager of Land Development, Mike Caruthers, remarking that Phase 1 of the community is sold out with Phase 2 going extremely well. Slightly larger than neighbouring South Pointe at build-out, Prairie Pointe will include facets such as 75 acres of space for multi family properties such as condos, townhomes and apartments, and up to 50 acres for commercial, retail and professional services.
mention a wealth of restaurants, shopping and entertainment options. There is also a full slate of parks and ponds in addition to kilometres of walking paths in the works. Prairie Ponte is on display at this year’s Spring Parade of Homes with a group of feature properties set along Eaglewood Drive in the community. According to David Borger, Ladco’s Vice President of Land Development, Prairie Pointe currently features six of Manitoba’s leading homebuilders - A&S Homes, Hilton Homes, and Ventura Homes, as well as Qualico Homes, Randall Homes, and Signature Homes. “We will see four new companies on display in 2018,” he says, mentioning Gino’s Homes, Artista Homes, KDR Builders and Hillside Construction. Here, Randall Homes’ salesperson Jason Kippen remarks that Prairie Pointe is very family friendly, a key aspect of the site’s considerable popularity. Jason is marketing 52 Eaglewood Drive, a 1,770-square foot, 3-bedroom (plus loft) open
concept home that exemplifies the range of features that are engaging new home buyers. “When we speak to our customers about what excites them about the development, we hear people speak again and again about Prairie Pointe’s established sense of community. Prairie Pointe has become much more than just a place to plant your new home. This is a place where people find belonging and roots take hold,” he says, noting that there always seems to be a street hockey game going on somewhere in the neighbourhood. “This is the kind of place you will find parents out walking after dinner with their kids and meeting up with neighbours,” he says. Discover Prairie Point for yourself. Take the drive south on Kenaston Blvd or visit www.ladco.mb.ca/prairie-pointe to find out why this master planned community is making it onto the short list for so many new home buyers.
“We are creating a mixture of housing for all sectors. This means people will discover duplex lots, townhomes, apartments and condos, as well as the latest in single family home designs. Prairie Pointe is a place everyone can call home,” says Caruthers. With its prime location in the heart of Winnipeg’s rapidly expanding southern quarter, Prairie Pointe offers great connectivity. For example, the new development will hook up to the Active Transportation Network and its myriad of bicycle paths, as well as transit and main auto routes, offering quick access to cottage country as well as locations such as the University of Manitoba and the Victoria Hospital, not to SPRING 2018 | STYLE MANITOBA | 55
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its fifth phase of Prairie View Lakes, a master planned neighbourhood where residents can enjoy the ease and quiet of country living with close access to major urban attractions. “Phases one to three are sold out and the interest generated by the construction of La Salle’s first lake walkouts and park view lookout basement lots is considerable,” says Tim Comack, VP Development with Ventura. He suggests the total amenities of La Salle combined with the lower lot prices create a winning package. He also points out there is no Winnipeg Impact fee, municipal taxes are much lower and you get far more home for your money. Prairie View Lakes offers flexible architectural guidelines with a focus on affordability. New homes start at just $249,000 including land and GST. Lots are country sized and range from 60-foot to 70-foot+ widths by 140-foot to 250-foot+ depths, and each backs onto a vast centralized park system complete with walking trails, playgrounds, meeting spaces and two large lakes.
Country Atmosphere within City Reach
More affordable new homes intersect with traditional family lifestyle just minutes from Winnipeg in La Salle, MB. A burgeoning riverside community with more than 3000 people and a complete slate of services from grocery, a new rec centre, new daycares, an expanded K-8 school, golf course, even banking. It’s all here, just eight minutes southwest from Winnipeg’s Perimeter, where Ventura Land Company is working on
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“People are deciding to raise their family in a traditional community where they know their neighbours, have peace of mind from city issues, and get to build a far nicer home for much less money,” says Comack, inviting people to take the short drive to discover Prairie View Lakes and the community of La Salle.
The homes of Prairie View Lakes are located in La Salle, a growing town just minutes outside Winnipeg, and offer large walk-out basement lots with views of incredible lakes and beautiful centralized parks. Recent provincial funding has been provided for a state of the art K–8 school expansion and a 48-spot daycare! La Salle offers a brand new recreation center, complete with a new gym, fitness center, event space and rink! Adjacent to the reccenter is ANOTHER 60-spot daycare with 10 infant spaces, too! Start your new life in Prairie View Lakes.
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Contemporary Meets Classic You don’t win the gold for cookie cutter designs. Artista Homes’ 40 Willow Brook Road in Bridgwater Lakes was built to win, featuring the perfect blend of classic and contemporary design coupled with innovative elements. The Parade of Homes showstopper pulls together both modern traditional materials throughout the exterior and interior, anchored by a traditional, reddish brick. Featured prominently on the front of the home, this earthy aspect pairs perfectly with the home’s square, clean lines and modern dark Hardie board siding. Inside the 5,000 square feet of living space, the brick continues to pull each room of the main floor together, acting as the backsplash for the large kitchen, which features high-gloss dark and light cabinetry, a support for the floor-toceiling wine display, and a fireplace surround for a double-sided, vertical fireplace. The hefty material is offset by a glass and metal staircase leading to the second floor. With three bedrooms, a modern ensuite, and a loft, the second level offers a great lake
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view, but the lower level offers the best seat in the house - in the large theatre room. The multi-level room features timber beams, the aforementioned red brick, and is fully carpeted for a cozy, make-you-want-to-stay-in feel. With an additional area for a poker table, it’s also
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UNEXPECTED ACTIVITY Sage Creek is built for walking, running, biking or even cross-country skiing! No matter the season or weather, it’s the perfect community for those who enjoy the outdoors and appreciate a vibrant lifestyle. The community’s many trails, paths and rich wetlands are always teeming with activity.
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oe Laurin and Claudio Oliveira had been looking for a new home for almost a year. The Sage Creek community, and the outstanding showhome designs and features were completely unexpected and kept pulling them back. “We searched extensively for something that was the right size, budget and had all of the bells and whistles that we had come to appreciate from looking at so many showhomes,” Laurin said. “We then decided to meet with the Maric team to discuss getting a quote to build.” This brought them to one of Maric’s partially finished custom showhomes on Vireo Lane. The pair immediately felt that the footprint and budget for the 1,771-square-foot, two-storey, three-bedroom home was exactly what they were looking for. “There were no floors, cupboards, fixtures, etc., but we were taken with the layout, the elaborate wall of windows and the natural lighting.” “It took about a week to finalize the purchase, and then another four months until possession,” says Laurin. “After more than a year of searching, we finally had our new home.” Dan Rolfe of Maric Homes adds that finding the perfect spec or showhome can be challenging, and rewarding. Designing and building a custom home offers the precision of hitting all the wants and needs for the homebuyer. But when timing of possession can’t be compromised, the scales tip between the perfect house plan and the perfect timeline. “By purchasing a spec home, Joe and Claudio saved themselves time, without giving up the fundamental wish list for their dream home,” says Rolfe.
“There were a number of parallels between what they were looking for and what we were already building: the oversized triple-car garage, functional rear deck with a screened in balcony great for entertaining, as well as many other extra details and the craftsmanship that goes into each Maric Home. It was a great fit!” Laurin and Oliveira have been in their home now for six months and love it. “We have more space, an open concept, and a well-designed home with natural lighting through the many windows,” says Laurin. He continues to be impressed by the neighbourhood’s architectural diversity. “The houses are all very modern and unique, and any similar designs are spaced far apart, so you would really have to be looking hard to spot replicate models. Even the choices in exterior lighting on each home are beautiful, and the differing exterior textures make the houses even more interesting to look at and enjoy.” Another custom builder, Foxridge Homes, has an outstanding 1,855-square-foot showhome, featuring a contemporary bungalow plan at 6 Wildflower Way.
“The home is incredibly elegant, and at the same time functional. You’ll notice many luxury upgrades, including a master and ensuite that feels like a world class spa retreat, with custom lighting and tile details.” Chaput adds that the home also features some of the universal design trends such as white cabinetry, hardwood and stone flooring rather than carpeting, and wide trim and baseboards. These two custom homes are just some examples of the incredible variety that consumers will see and draw inspiration from in Sage Creek during the Spring 2018 Parade of Homes, says Sarah Anderson of Qualico Communities. With a diverse range of premium and custom home styles, as well as condominiums, plus easy access to extensive trails and wetlands, and the amenities of an expanding Village Centre – Sage Creek has something for everyone. “To make a community truly sustainable and complete, as Sage Creek clearly is, we’ve worked with select builders to ensure we can offer a wide range of home styles to suit different preferences, lifestyles and budgets,” says Anderson.
“A chef ’s kitchen with floating shelves, an 8.5foot quartz countertop island, and a custom three-door pantry are some of the details that really make this a standout home,” says Colleen Chaput of Foxridge Homes. “The railings to the basement are custom, one-of-a-kind, laser-cut metal. These gorgeous and unique features are set alongside practical family-friendly elements like a spacious main floor laundry room with cabinets, a large dining room, and wide hallways and entryways to allow for accessibility to aging family members,” she adds.
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hile a lot of builders have the word “custom” in their name, Hearth Homes is proving it. Every year Hearth continues to showcase tailored details in each house they craft and provides homeowners with more than just specs, but spaces truly designed and built just for them.
Natural maple is used throughout the home, and provides the perfect natural complement to the glossy white tiles that surround the double-sided fireplace, which divides the dining area from the great room, offering both beauty and practicality. Cozying up to read in front of the fire is just one activity to be had in the great room. Hearth Homes added integrated audio into the space for high-quality sound for watching movies or playing music while entertaining. Guests can also gather around an eight-foot island in the kitchen, which boasts details that make it a cook’s dream. The island features
full-extension drawers, while the pantry features slide-out shelves for easy access. All the doors and drawers of the two-toned maple cabinets – the base ones stayed neutral, while the uppers and the pantry feature a sand colour – are dovetail jointed and feature soft close. The space is given a classic finishing quality with large, glossy white tiled backsplash. The main floor master bedroom brings back the natural feel with a highly unique accent wall. Curtis Carpets provided three different widths of laminate flooring, which mimic the look of reclaimed wood to use on the wall for an earthy tone. The hanging pendant lights stand out
This gold-medal winning showcase at 14 East Plains Drive in Sage Creek brings together the homeowner’s desire for highly functional spaces married with materials designed to last. Hearth Homes took natural elements like maple and cork for a natural, warm feel, and blended them with contemporary accents such as high gloss tiles. The foyer of the 2,505-square-foot home transitions guests from the fully landscaped outdoors to inside with tumbled stone looking ceramic tiles. Provided by Curtis Carpets, the 8 x 10 hexagons provide some angular details in the square space. The foyer is defined by a partial wall, constructed of maple slats reminiscent of the exterior’s wood, which allows for separation but without closing the space off from the rest of the home. SPRING 2018 | STYLE MANITOBA | 61
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Slip into the spa-like master ensuite which boasts a large soaker tub, custom cultured marble and tile shower with frameless glass shower door, or take a stroll through the oversized walk-in closet which features honey maple stained pine open slat shelving to promote air flow through the clothing while still providing the luxury of solid wood. The main floor is rounded out by a spacious mudroom with laundry and ample storage, two more bedrooms, and an additional bathroom with vintage earl grey cork flooring. The staircase leading to the finished lower level was built specifically for the space, and is a marriage of wooden posts and glass panels, which allow for clear sightlines. Hearth Homes built in additional steps in order for the lower level windows to be larger and provide more light into the space, which includes a large rec room, full bath, and additional bedroom. Much like the great room on the main floor, the lower lever is wired for high quality sound and has the warmth of an additional fireplace, showcasing that attention to detail that each Hearth Home has become known for. Hearth Homes has a very busy year ahead of them. Along with new builds the company plans on highlighting three new showhomes that truly define what it means to be custom.
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einz Albers, owner of H. Albers Builders, doesn’t cut corners when he’s building a home. In fact, his corners and finishing work are done with such precision, even years after construction his unparalleled quality and craftsmanship looks like the day it was completed. This high attention to detail is reflected in the company’s latest showhome at 14 Heartleaf Lane in Sage Creek, which boasts over 1,743 square feet of well thought out design and aesthetics. The extra large tiled foyer boasts enough room for an armchair and lends itself as a place for
conversation with guests coming or going, or a good long linger in the large mirror inset in a custom maple cabinet and accent piece with puck lighting overhead. The tray ceiling is the perfect platform for a statement piece chrome and molded glass lighting fixture from SuperLite, just one of the many modern fixtures the Winnipeg-based lighting company incorporated into the home. A trio of perfect molded glass pendants hang above the kitchen’s six-foot island, constructed of glossy white cabinetry and topped with high-grade quartz counters. Along with a large dual sink, the island houses a wine fridge and dishwasher, and seating at a set of bar stools
or at the custom walnut bench which flanks one side. Pairing walnut, a favourite hardwood of Albers and his quality-conscious customers, and white high-gloss cabinetry is a signature statement that the company has become known for and it’s showcased brilliantly with the marriage of white cabinets and walnut accents walls in the kitchen. One wall of walnut cabinetry surrounds the stainless steel fridge, while the other is a unique functional statement piece that combines walnut shelves with puck lighting alternating with glass shelving. The kitchen accent trifecta is completed by an L-shape of slate grey cabinets and bulkhead above the stove, the matte finish offsetting the sheen of the rest of the space. LED under cabinet lighting was provided for task lighting in the kitchen. Both the dining area and great room pull from the kitchen’s colour palette and materials, featuring walnut and white cabinetry inset in grey alcoves that provide the room with depth. The two areas are further defined by a unique, new double-sided fireplace set in grey stone and accented with glossy tiles that tie the wall in perfectly with the engineered hardwood floors running through the main level. With two bedrooms on the main floor there can always be a concern about privacy. But in the case of 14 Heartleaf Lane, Albers took that into consideration, placing the one bedroom and the master suite on opposite ends of the house. The master bed-room features a walk-in SPRING 2018 | STYLE MANITOBA | 65
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Peace and tranquility aren’t characteristics that can be physically built into a home; they are feelings brought on by having a space that was truly created for you. Pageantry Homes has been working with clients for over three decades to design and build homes that not only provide high-quality craftsmanship, but a place where dreams are realized, memories are made, and serenity ensues. Homeowners will certainly find that peaceful feeling in Scotswood Meadows, the newest development in Charleswood, which features ample green space, deep lots, and a guarantee of daily deer sightings. Pageantry Homes’ 2,392-square-foot two-storey home offers upscale amenities such as a large mudroom with custom cabinetry, a unique sliding bar door in the dining room, and a fivefoot electric fireplace with a bed of crystals for a glistening glow. The tiled fireplace surround complements the floating cabinets and shelves in the great room, which also includes extra large windows for ample natural light. The kitchen is the heart of the home with a large eating area and island, along with dualtone cabinets, a wood-accent panelled fridge,
quartz countertops, and functional elements such as large pot drawers. Upstairs in the master bedroom the ensuite offers a spa-like experience, featuring a heated tile floor, floating cabinetry, dual sinks, a walkin shower with tempered glass, and a separate water closet.
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Stretches of gently moving water ripple through the rolling terrain, alongside extensive trails that lead to the scenic Assiniboine River. This rich and attractive land was among the first to be homesteaded in Manitoba, now you can call Taylor Farm home too.
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aking its cue from the peaceful open landscape along the banks of the Assiniboine River, Taylor Farm offers homebuyers the opportunity to go big, without giving up charm and character.. “Natural materials, homes designed with a generous layout that focuses on functionality, and large lots are all part of the Taylor Farm aesthetic,” shares Jason Arlt of Arlt Homes. Arlt says this served as a great starting point for the custom builder’s 1,839-sq.ft. bungalow showhome at 15 Southdown Lane. “Our primary focus was to incorporate a warm and welcoming feeling and some elements of the community’s history into our showhome here,” he says. “This meant using interesting materials like barnboard accents, oiled oak floors, shaker maple cabinetry, and quartz countertops. At the same time, we also tried to maximize natural light and maintain a feeling of connection to the surroundings. The goal is always to put together the best package for future owners, where small details add up to create the perfect home,” he adds. Some of this showhome’s features include a gas range in the kitchen, luxury fixtures in the ensuite shower, and a combination laundry
room/mud room that supports an outdoor lifestyle. For Arlt Homes, these details aren’t limited to their interiors. “All the builders in Taylor Farm have incorporated gorgeous landscaping into their showhome properties, building on what Qualico Communities has put into place,” he says, crediting Qualico Communities for setting high standards for Taylor Farm. “Ample green space, great walking trails and ponds are all impressive, as is the beautiful entry feature leading into the community.” Taylor Farm’s generous lot sizes create some distinct advantages for homeowners, says Arlt. “This includes larger decks, driveways, and garages, which are all popular incentives for building outside the city limits.” Tara Reid of Qualico Communities expects that all these advantages, plus lower taxes and no impact fees, will make Taylor Farm the ideal choice for a variety of homeowners in 2018. “These future residents,” she says, “will be families, empty nesters and professionals who are attracted to a more rural lifestyle, yet still want to be close to amenities in both nearby Headingley and Winnipeg.”
graded for walkout lower level homes, which not only leads to bright and inviting basement designs, but also opens up outdoor living and entertaining potential. Homeowners will be inspired to get creative with their backyard designs and really take advantage of the natural setting and their access to and views of the river.” The community has truly taken shape since its official launch in September 2017. “Wetland work and native grass plantings are complete for the first phase of the community, and a trail adjacent to the first pond is also complete. We will see the next section of trail, and the addition of a historical plaque and trail markers this year.” She adds, “Our select builders have created some stunning showhomes, with a second grouping already underway.” “The upstream living appeal is catching on,” Reid says, referring to Taylor Farm’s location on the Assiniboine River, as well as the waterways and wetlands that are an integral part of the community landscape. “We’re still in the early stages, however, there is already a great deal of excitement about the community, and this year will see continued momentum for new housing starts in Taylor Farm.”
The remaining 22 lots within this first section of Taylor Farm will be serviced later this year. This will include 11 river lots, ranging in width between 82 and 110 feet, with depths of 200 or 300 plus feet. There will also be a selection of 90-foot wide interior lots across from the river lots. “The design potential for these new lots is very exciting,” says Reid. “The river lots will be SPRING 2018 | STYLE MANITOBA | 69
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1 + 2 BEDROOM CONCRETE CONDOMINIUMS
SOMETHING BIG IS ON THE RISE Introducing The Rise, a modern concrete-constructed condominium soaring seven storeys high – the highest peak in the Bridgwater neighbourhoods, built by StreetSide Developments. Set within the appealing Waverley West neighbourhood of Bridgwater Centre, The Rise is a special address that ooers what you desire today, and all you might hope for tomorrow. Featuring prairie views, elegant interiors and thoughtful resident amenities like a common lounge, ﬁtness studio, heated, underground parking and an outdoor courtyard with pool, The Rise is a lifestyle opportunity not to be missed. 1 bedroom condos starting at $223,000 including GST
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he tallest building in the Bridgwater neighbourhoods is now on the rise.
The Rise Condominiums - a collection of modern concrete-constructed apartmentstyle condominiums built by StreetSide Developments - will soar seven storeys high in the desirable Waverley West neighbourhood of Bridgwater Centre. Located at 300 Centre St, the first phase will feature 109 one and two-bedroom units, featuring eye-catching architecture, elegant interiors, prairie views, and lively retail shops and essential services within walking distance. Unbeatable resident amenities will include a lounge, fully equipped gym and outdoor courtyard with pool, elevating the condominium lifestyle in the popular southwest neighbourhood. Those who call The Rise home will also enjoy perks like private balconies and heated, underground parking. As The Rise takes its ascent, would-be residents can look forward to a slew of new retail and excitement surrounding the area. “We’re excited to be building for the first time right in Bridgwater Centre,” says Brenlee
Coates, marketing coordinator for StreetSide Developments. “It’s definitely starting to come together as the walkable community that it was designed to be.” At its completion, Bridgwater Centre will be loaded with all the amenities you need, forming a pedestrian-friendly community with large boulevards and trails leading you to the heart of it. As the neighbourhood developer Manitoba Housing puts it, the “wide sidewalks, stylish central clock tower, and pedestrian plazas with street furniture will make Bridgwater Centre a natural gathering place where residents can shop, stroll and eat.”
“Our starting point for suites is higher-end, so quartz is standard in kitchens and bathrooms, as well as vinyl plank flooring in the main living space. We’re also doing black stainless steel appliances and soft-close, thermofoil cabinetry,” says Coates. “We’re really aiming to make a statement with those wow-factor touches.” Offering one-bedroom, one-bedroom and flex room (which could function as a second bedroom or office) and two-bedroom units, there’s room for luxury in various price points at The Rise. Nothing will quite compare to your unique panoramic views of the city and new convenient lifestyle at The Rise.
As if all the action close to home weren’t enough, just outside of Bridgwater, it’s an easy commute to major destinations such as Investors Group Field, the shops of Kenaston, and Winnipeg’s brand-new outlet mall.
“All residents will have access to our outdoor lounge area with a pool to hang out and meet their neighbours,” says Coates. “It promises to be an elevated lifestyle right in a trendy, growing neighbourhood.”
Besides a thoughtful location and resident amenities, all Rise interiors will be outfitted with designer finishes to impress at every step. Ranging from 604 to 1,198 square feet, every square foot at The Rise has been carefully considered.
Pre-sales are now underway at The Rise, with a presentation now open at 10 Hill Grove Point (The MIX Condos). Browse therisecondos.ca for more information.
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he realtor’s mantra is ‘location, location, location.’ Few addresses can claim as many attributes in this regard as Tuxedo Point and its Oxbow condo developments. Situated along Sterling Lyon Parkway near Shaftsbury Boulevard, Tuxedo Point is close to Assiniboine Park and its adjacent massive forest that extends almost to the front doors of the condo property. The beauty and nature of Fort Whyte Alive and its walking trails, bison herd, and lakes is also close at hand, as is shopping with the new Seasons of Tuxedo Collections Outlet Mall in walking distance. IKEA and a host of major retail and foodservice marquees are just across the road. And, Sterling Lyon Parkway provides easy quick access to all major motor routes, allowing residents of The Oxbow condos to get from home to locations such as the University of Manitoba, downtown, or roads to cottage country in minutes.
sized floor plans have been designed to accommodate a host of amenities in each of Oxbow2’s condos. For example, each suite comes with multiple finishing options with choices of flooring, cabinetry, and countertops in either granite or engineered quartz with glass or ceramic backsplash tile options. There are options for carpeting in bedrooms and closets, and suites include central air conditioning, forced air heating, and even in-suite high efficiency stackable laundry pairs. Units will offer ample footprints from 794 square feet to 1,600 square feet. As well, the building will
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feature one bedroom units with walk-in closets and ensuite bathrooms, one bedroom and den units with ensuite plus a half bath, multiple two bedroom, two bath layouts, and a number of two bedroom plus den layouts to choose from. The building will also introduce four new or upgraded suite types exclusive to Tuxedo Point. For example, designers looked to other Towers Realty Group properties for inspiration. At Oxbow2, designers pulled ideas from Towers’ Oxbow on the Seine property with The Harbour Suite, a floor plan that introduces a two bedroom, two bath unit over 1,200 square feet. The new south Winnipeg condo site also offers a brand new two bedroom, two bath Birch Suite at 1,100 square feet, as well as others.
Following the success of the first Oxbow of Tuxedo Point comes the second phase of development. Spearheaded by Towers Realty Group with construction by PreCon Builders, Oxbow2 at Tuxedo Point is now in pre-sales with occupancies slated for 2020. Pre-sale pricing is in effect and there is even a limited time offer of $2,500.00 off any suite type.
The development features a beautiful treed pet-friendly courtyard for all residents of Tuxedo Point, where community focused environmental design is an integral part of the overall plan. At Oxbow, residents enjoy heated underground parking and concrete construction, as well as luxury features such as granite or engineered quartz countertops and 9-foot ceiling heights (10 feet in penthouse suites).
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Location offers best of all worlds, near the heart of the city
or the past two years, Winnipeggers have watched a stunning new high-rise emerging above the treetops on Assiniboine Avenue, where the old Restaurant Dubrovnik once stood. Heading downtown at rush hour, commuters may have gazed upon this new 24-storey tower and asked themselves: “How great would it be to live right there, overlooking the river? How convenient would it be to live near the office and all my favorite places, instead of doing this commute every day?” Soon they can find out. 390 on the River, the first luxury condo on the southern edge of downtown, will be ready for occupancy as early as August 2018. “I can’t imagine a more desirable location for a condominium in the city centre,” says Claude Davis, a member of the marketing team. “You’re close to the action of downtown but just far enough removed.” “And people are going to be wowed by the views,” adds Frank Cianflone, another marketing team member. “Not just of the river, but in every direction.” Indeed, while the Assiniboine River is visible from almost every suite, this condo’s views of the Legislative Building, The Forks, the Red River and the city skyline are equally inspiring. Those wonderful vistas
can be enjoyed from just about anywhere in the building – the entertainment areas, the fitness studio and even the parkade. Also pleasing to the eye are the interiors of the suites, which feature large windows and smooth walls and ceilings. Waterfall countertops, under-mount sinks and modern trim complete the sleek design. “The look of these suites is both contemporary and timeless,” says Hijab Mitra, the architect for the project. “We know that many condo buyers are downsizing from family homes, and we think they’ll appreciate the more finished feel.” The most spectacular suites will be on the top two floors, where four penthouse spaces are awaiting customization. The two penthouse spaces on the top floor can be combined into one magnificent unit measuring nearly 4,400 square feet.
to an indoor entertainment area with fireside lounge, well-equipped kitchen and dining area. “With views out to the river and mature trees on the terrace, this will be a lovely place to entertain, get together with friends or just hang out,” says Geoff Davis, the third member of the marketing team. That relaxed lifestyle seems right at home in the neighborhood, which has a definite residential flavor. With the Assiniboine River Walk in
the backyard and Winnipeg’s first separate bikeway out front, the area has a more tranquil feel than most parts of downtown. Green space is all around and a big grocery store is right over the bridge in Osborne Village. “The beauty of this location is that you’re close to Winnipeg’s favorite places, like Bell MTS Place and The Forks, but when you step outside you don’t feel like you’re surrounded by concrete and traffic,” says Geoff. “It really is the best of all worlds.”
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Multi-level Luxury Make new friends and neighbours in what could be one of Winnipegâ€™s most exciting new residential opportunities. Brio Brownstones is a 74-unit townhome project located on Eaglewood Drive in Prairie Pointe, a south Winnipeg community that is among the fastest growing new home developments in the city. Brio Brownstones is attracting residents from young professionals to downsizers who look to the
site as one that offers high-end luxury finishes amid a cohesive neighbourhood setting. Behind the excitement are properties that are as close to stand alone new home residences as you might find, with the convenience and carefree living that apartment homes provide. Whether you need a lot of space or just a little, there are 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom townhome options with developed basements that are sure to suit any lifestyle. Amenities include lots of parking with a fully energized spot for vehicles included with each townhome. Residents also enjoy the use of perfectly manicured green spaces, as well as the convenience of private entrances for each townhome. No need to leave your furry friends behind. Brio Brownstones welcomes pets - even larger dog breeds. Townhomes also feature large
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private outdoor patios or balconies, and the large windows throughout allow in tons of natural light. Even the blinds are included. There is more! Living spaces are spacious and well lit, complete with in-suite laundry and a well-equipped kitchen featuring full size appliances including a Ceran top stove, built in microwave as well as dishwasher and fridge. A chefâ€™s dream - sinks in the kitchens are extra large and extra deep. Life at Brio Brownstones means more levels to engage your lifestyle. All townhomes deliver multi-floor layouts with significant in-suite storage space and lots of breathing room. Visit BrioBrownstones.ca or call (204) 813-9049 to discover the excitement of luxury townhouse living in Prairie Pointe.
Hygge (hue-guh) is a Danish word that kindles a sense of coziness, comfort, and simplicity. Hygge gives importance to unwinding, creating a relaxed and intimate atmosphere, and enjoying time with loved ones. This is an up and coming design influence that is set to embrace the nation. Here are some ways you can create your own hygge at home through lighting:
Use multiple light sources Like dressing for winter, layering is key to achieving the best effect. Use pendants, table lamps, floor lamps and sconces for dynamic lighting layers that provide contrast and create a sense of mystery and coziness. Avoid using any direct or harsh lighting that causes discomfort when you are trying to create your hygge space.
style LED bulbs in 2400K, and incandescent bulbs that emit a warmer colour output when dimmed.
Make use of those dimmers One of the easiest and more economical ways to create a cozy and warm space is using dimmers! Dim your lights to create an inviting and soothing ambience. In addition to wall dimmers, we have plug-in dimmers for your table and floor lamps or a smart dimming system to control everything from your phone!
Opt for warmer colour temperatures
The concept of hygge is all about embracing coziness; making the most of time with family and friends, staying in, and snuggling up. So grab your cozy socks and a good book, light your favourite scented candle, and curl up by the fireplace. Letâ€™s embrace hygge and start enjoying the simple things in life.
If you are energy conscious but want to create your hygge oasis, try choosing an LED product with a warm colour temperature, such as 2700K or 3000K, which are popular options that offer a nice warm glow. There are also Edison
Visit Robinson Lighting for a wealth of illuminating ideas to warm up your space.
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eadboards were originally invented to keep cold drafts away from the person slumbering in the bed, but now they are a pivotal piece of décor that can alter your bedroom’s comfort and design. This year, give your bedroom a luxurious vibe with upholstered headboards and beds from Dufresne. “Upholstered beds are all the rage because they are an affordable solution for customers that want to change the whole look of their bedroom without having to buy a whole new suite,” explains Kelly Krentz, furniture buyer for Dufresne, adding an upholstered bed can simply be dropped into an existing bedroom as there are no wood finishes to match up to existing case pieces.
the footboard that allows you to store your linens or seasonal clothing,” notes Krentz. In addition to bed storage, customers are also selecting a complementary ottoman option, which allows users to sit at the foot of the bed, as well as providing that storage everyone is looking for, especially in smaller condo-sized spaces.
When it comes to colours, the trend towards neutral tones with greys and beiges are still very strong, as they can work with the colour palette in most customers’ homes, explains Krentz. Whatever the colour or the style, customers can find the perfect upholstered bed at Dufresne to set the tone and level of comfort they desire for their bedroom.
“An upholstered bed also tends to bring a nice soft romantic feel into the bedroom,” says Krentz. Create whatever impression you want with the store’s wide selection of Canadian made custom beds featuring over 40 styles, 40 different fabrics and three footboard selections, in all the standard bed sizes. Headboards range from simple, clean lines all the way to Dufresne’s dramatic William wing, button-tufted complete bed with storage footboard. “One of the biggest trends we see is that customers are selecting storage upholstered beds. People want to have space saving solutions by utilizing the space under their bed for storage. These beds have a massive drawer hidden behind
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You are very familiar with Mandy van Leeuwen’s art; you just might not know it. From Main Street in Winnipeg to as far north as Churchill, the Manitoba-based contemporary realist painter has turned some of the bleakest canvases of brick and mortar into iconic murals that pay tribute to the historical events and people that have shaped the province. While these large-scale projects keep her on the public front, her talents are also transferred to residential applications where she transforms rooms into whatever a client can dream of. “I employ a magical-realism style most often, but playing with paint in an abstract approach is a lot of fun, too. The different approaches allow me to be playful and expressive and bring the other elements of a room or space together,” explains van Leeuwen. For the pictured project, the homeowner approached van Leeuwen with a photograph she wanted recreated to help connect the living room to the kitchen. Using acrylic paints with specialized tips, van Leeuwen created an abstract interpretation full of texture and depth, reflecting the birch trees that inspired the client to customize the space. “Often some inspiration is what makes clients connect with me, but some need a vision from me to move the project forward; every project is unique,” she says, adding she’s created art for nurseries, theme rooms, man caves, accent walls and more. To view van Leeuwen’s interior and exterior art, visit mandyvanleeuwen.com
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An heirloom is something of value - an item that has stood the test of time because of superior craftsmanship and classic appeal. That is the goal behind every project Heirloom Cabinetry takes on. From custom-made kitchens to innovative architectural details, the company handcrafts pieces clients will love for a lifetime.
high-quality workmanship which is reflected in their joint business. While current trends favour mass-produced products, Heirloom Cabinetry embraces the values of hard work, quality materials, and impeccable attention to detail in order to design, build, and install some of the most innovative and unique cabinetry for both residential clients and custom homebuilders.
Founded in 1999, Heirloom Cabinetry combines over 85 years of unparalleled experience and craftsmanship. Owners Barry Penner and Larry Koop started their building careers a little differently – Penner started out by building instruments before woodworking, while Koop was in his father’s cabinetry shop at the age of eight – but have always held to a common goal of
Working closely with clients to understand their needs, wants, and wishes, Heirloom Cabinetry can help determine and create a vision that matches both a customer’s lifestyle and budget. Each piece, no matter how big or small, is designed with the client in mind, leading to a truly customized product.
a bookshelf, which opens to reveal an office, or a flush decorative wall to mask a wine room. These doors take skill to design and implement since everything, including the hardware, needs to be custom designed for that space. The company can also elevate any room with stunning architectural details – think entryways, wall divides, decorative ceilings, and distinctive lighting made with precision and distinction – or make a space more functional with custom-built cabinetry and shelving. It’s all about creating a high quality room you’ll love forever.
Clients will know they are getting a one-of-akind piece because unlike some other builders, Heirloom Cabinetry creates everything in house and by hand. While the company stays on the cutting-edge of design and materials, they tend to focus on old world craftsmanship and skill in order to produce highly detailed cabinetry and complementing pieces. While large-scale items, like a kitchen or great room may come to mind when thinking about woodworking, Heirloom Cabinetry also focuses on some unique home elements. They have extensive experience creating secret doors for clients. These ornate passageways can look like SPRING 2018 | STYLE MANITOBA | 83
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The representations of fashion, luxury, and prestige arenâ€™t often associated with tiles - that is until you see the ones made by Marca Corona. Drawing from the artisanal work of Italian ceramic masters and combining it with contemporary character, each Marca Corona collection presents a timeless, yet distinctive, allure. Marca Coronaâ€™s 4D collection includes fine white body glazed porcelain stoneware wall tiles with three-dimensional patterns that enhance both tactile and visual aspects. In both the white and deep blue versions, the floral and geometric decorations of 4D give shape, refinement, and character to any room. Despite the bold aesthetic impact, these wall tiles with their 3D patterns combine perfectly with different materials and styles, to give life to original and sophisticated environments. For more of an industrial look, the company launched the Chalk line, a porcelain tile that has the appearance of concrete but the ease of installation and maintenance of porcelain. The elongated formats recall the look of brick or stone walls, while the rhomboidal formats feature diverse coloured backgrounds, from light dusty pink to sage green, to create chromatic geometries. Ames Tile & Stone is committed to bringing customers the most cutting-edge lines from around the world to their showroom at 970 Lorimer Blvd, where forward thinking representatives can help clients select the right product for their aesthetic desires.
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High-gloss cabinetry still hasn’t lost its lustre. This modern kitchen in Artista Home’s 35 Trailside Crescent showhome proves that a lot of sheen goes a long way. Along with a glass wall backsplash, the 92-inch cabinets create a dramatic impact, showcasing almost floor-to-ceiling high gloss fronts - Kitchen Craft’s Summit series of acrylic doors - along with contemporary, full-length, flush-edge mounted handles. The glass cabinets feature a stainless steel finished door with a satin (frosted) glass insert to provide a little break in the almost solid wall of high gloss. And it’s not just the exterior of the cabinets that look good. The glass cabinets also feature a matte black finished interior ensuring a contemporary vibe even behind closed doors. With so many tall cabinets, the kitchen offers up ample storage space, as well as the convenience of full extension drawers and soft close hinges for smooth usage. The eight-foot long, 3.5-foot deep island boasts a grey-toned waterfall quartz countertop. On one side guests can tuck in under the ledge at one of the four bar stools, while the other side offers functional elements such as a dishwasher and built-in microwave. Kitchen Craft designs spaces that can either complement the existing home aesthetic or create a kitchen that stands alone - either way, the results always create high impact.
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Throw boring washroom floors out with the bath water. Today’s luxury vinyl planks and tiles allow homeowners to get the functionality they need in a pattern or colour they’ll love. “Years ago, bathroom flooring options were only sheet vinyl. Now these waterproof planks and tiles are available,” says Ryan Nemis of Ken’s Carpets & Urban Homestyle Centre, pointing to Shaw Flooring’s Floorte line. This line of luxury vinyl planks offers up high water resistance along with rubberized padding underneath for added cushion and comfort underfoot. The easy installation — which is as simple as using a utility knife to score, snap, and click the planks into place – makes it the perfect product for a DIY-er. But the real selling feature is the line’s look. Nemis states flooring patterns have gotten larger so it tends to make the floor look grander and more elegant. “Twenty years ago, the trend was small tile patterns, which made the floor look busy and small,” he says, adding that the trendiest patterns to come out emulate polished concrete, stone, and wood. Ken’s Carpets & Urban Homestyle Centre is one of Manitoba’s largest Shaw Flooring suppliers, offering customers an almost endless supply of colours and patterns. The store has recently brought in even more LVP inventory, and can offer click, waterproof flooring at a highly affordable price.
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WINNIPEG HOME+GARDEN SHOW Solutions Served Forget winter and get moving on those home renovation and garden plans by attending the Winnipeg Home + Garden Show, April 5-8, at the RBC Convention Centre. Look for leading industry professionals that include many of HGTV’s slate of renovation superstars. “Expect to find over 280 home improvement companies to help with a full range of interior and exterior design and décor solutions,” says Show Manager Jenn Tait. She comments that this show is typically viewed as a welcome respite from the brutal cold of the long winter. “This is the first home and garden show of the year, and offers an opportunity for people who want to jumpstart home projects after months of freezing temperatures,” she says. This year’s show includes the Design Studio sponsored by Style Manitoba. Here attendees can take advantage of a free 15-minute personal consultation with the pro’s. Bring your pictures and plans to take full advantage of this opportunity to remove disaster from homebased DIY projects. When it comes to media personalities, the Winnipeg Home + Garden Show has no shortage. Organizers have tapped HGTV Canada’s Masters of Flip, Kortney and Dave Wilson, Todd Talbot of Love It or List It Vancouver, and Tiffany Pratt and Carson Arthur of Home to Win to appear on The Urban Barn Main Stage. “We are going to be presenting a top 10 list of things people can do to get their projects underway and under control,” says Kortney Wilson, adding that lots of people don’t have the time or the money to under-
take a full renovation like they do on Masters of Flip. “We will feature a full opportunity for Q&A where everybody gets a chance to ask the experts,” she adds, inviting people to attend. “Home renovation is not something most people do every day. We do. The Winnipeg Home + Garden Show is a great place to find answers and solutions to everything involving home renovation and garden needs. Plan to take home solutions to your design and reno challenges.”
Exciting Innovations DUXTON Windows and Doors is ramping up its presence at this year’s Winnipeg Home + Garden Show with a larger exhibition space. According to the company’s Marketing Manager, Aynsley Dueck, the increased space means more room to showcase big glass such as their new Ultra Sliding Door, with capabilities up to 18 feet wide for a very large unobstructed view that really brings the natural world right into your home. “We’re also showcasing a brand new, super efficient swinging door that is 50% thicker than other doors on the market, and has an excellent edge design. This means it will seal tightly against our changing climate. It was a real hit at the Winnipeg Renovation Show,” says Aynsley. Visitors to the booth will also get a close look at DUXTON’s innovative window products, including items that feature natural wood interiors for warmth in décor with tough fibreglass exteriors for low maintenance great looks. This extends to doors as well. For example, DUXTON will highlight a Craftsman-style door that is made using weather resistant fibreglass that offers arguably the most realistic wood grain finish available today. As well, the display will present a contemporary design entrance door that shows off its German engineered hardware where a three point multi-locking mechanism takes it to another level. “We like to participate in events such as the Winnipeg Home + Garden Show because it gives us an opportunity to enhance public knowledge and understanding about windows and doors. We also really enjoy the personal interaction with homeowners and designers, which allows us to continue developing and launching new products that respond to their needs. We launch new products on a regular basis, which makes it exciting each year to see what’s new,” says Aynsley, inviting attendees to drop by their booth this April.
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Summer 9 Months A Year As the snow starts to melt, our minds quickly wander to backyard barbeques with family and friends, and lazy summer evenings spent around the fire. When you live in Manitoba every second counts between April and October, but what if we could extend that from March to December? “When everyone else is staring out their window waiting for the ground to dry, our
customers are relaxing comfortably in their threeseason sunrooms,” says Jon Billings, General Manager, SunCo Sunspaces, a Winnipeg-based company that has made sunrooms its mission for nearly 20 years. “Working with homeowners to ensure that their sunroom not only matches the design of their house but suits their lifestyle is an integral part of what we do,” says Billings. Never having to pack up the lawn furniture in September, put the BBQ under an umbrella, or count the days until the snow melts are just a few of the benefits of a three-season sunroom.
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“We work diligently to ensure that our customers are never waiting to start enjoying their sunroom. From initial design to a completed sunroom, SunCo and their Dealers can typically deliver in less than six weeks,” he says. Stop by SunCo Sunspaces’ booths #232 or #1828 at the Winnipeg Home + Garden Show this April to start designing your own custom three-season sunroom. For more information, visit www.suncosunspaces.com
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