t’s fitting that it may have been an architect who coined the idiom “the devil is in the details.” German-American architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, who was widely regarded as one of the pioneering masters of modern architecture, found appeal in perfecting simple, clean lines, yet adding elements of the unexpected.
The second floor overlooks the living room, and gives a bird’s eye view of the first floor’s unique staggered glass dividing wall. The entire home features distributed audio by K & S Electronics and Security.
Much like Mies, Gino’s Homes are well known for their fine finishing details. These simple, yet innovative elements make for a tangible appeal that has been leaving homeowners extremely satisfied, and their friends asking for the custom homebuilder’s number. The company’s showhome at 180 Lake Bend Road is a prime example of the turn of phrase. The walkout, lake view home with 3,700 square feet of living space, takes on a more classic approach with an exterior that’s subtle enough to make it stand out, yet coexist with the neutral tones of the neighbourhood. The large paving stones that make up the driveway pull out reddish tones from the rouge Hardie board siding. Natural stone, which also comprises the covered entryway pillars, lightens up the facade around the attached garage’s classicstyle carriage doors, and under the peaks of the roof. The hip roof installed by Roofmart, unlike any other on the street, is a simple style that provides a gentle slope and symmetrical centerlines. The home features a visitable, no-step entry that has a combination of covered entry over the front doors, and trellis roof in front of the dining room windows. “It’s the perfect spot for a small patio set in the summer,” states Phil Mosher from Realty Executives Diamond Group. Inside, soaring 18-foot ceilings in the entryway are accented by a large, geometric, wrought iron chandelier from Robinson Lighting. A scaled-down, steel version of the fixture can be found hanging just to the right in the formal dining room, which boasts large front windows,
The exterior of 180 Lake Bend Road features a traditional look with Hardie board siding and tile stone, and a unique hip roof installed by Roofmart.
a tray ceiling, and 3/4-inch tongue and groove distressed oak flooring from Curtis Carpets, which continues throughout the main floor. One of the home’s most unique first floor features is a butler’s pantry that acts as a gateway between the formal dining room and kitchen. The linear space hosts a secondary fridge, a wine fridge, and a full wall of floorto-ceiling custom cabinetry that offers pullout drawers for trash and recycling, as well as cabinets large enough for varying sizes of staple goods. On the opposite side, glass fronted cabinets are set over the Quartz countertop, making it easy to either move food from the kitchen’s oven into the prep area, or plate items to take to the dining room. The modern thermofoil style doors are also featured prominently in the large kitchen, this Summer 2014 | STYLE MANITOBA | 7