5The lighter hue of the distressed oak flooring from Curtis Carpets gives the formal dining room a modern edge. time in the slightly lighter hue of Karena Rose. Norcraft Cabinetry designer Peter Harms, who was trained by one of Germany’s top kitchen designers, brought a European flavour to the space, which is innovative, trendy and edgy, making it a memorable yet functional design. A rich rouge backsplash is lightened by a silver range hood with European style, liftup glass doors on either side. Stainless steel, professional grade appliances make cooking an enjoyable task, along with keeping the contemporary look of the space. Harms intended the two-toned, nine-foot island to be the focal point of the kitchen. A solid
Norcraft Cabinetry created a trendy kitchen with the nine-foot island’s waterfall feature being the focal point.
set of Prairie Grass-coloured drawers face one side; while a dishwasher is set in the back, and dual sinks sit inside the Quartz countertop. The innovative waterfall feature offers a solid, smooth contrast and allows for at least four guests to pull up a seat. Unlike a lot of open concept kitchen/living room layouts, this design offers ample space for a kitchen table in front of a large set of east
3The butler’s pantry is a unique space between the kitchen and formal dining room that offers a secondary fridge, a full wall of cabinetry, and prep area.
facing windows, affording an unobstructed view of one of the neighbourhood’s three lakes. Substantial windows in the living room flank a gas fireplace encased in a cultured stone accent wall. Running from the top of the house to the bottom, this unique structure can be seen on both the interior and exterior - an innovative detail unseen anywhere else in the development. “One will also be hard pressed to find a divider like the one that separates the living room from the mudroom hall,” notes Mosher. Here, several frameless planks of glass are staggered to create a barrier between the two spaces, yet keeps the open and airy atmosphere of the design. Summer 2014 | STYLE MANITOBA | 9