Parade of Homes an opportunity to explore newest floor plans

Nathan Law

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The Heatley home by North Ridge has many functional features, including a sizable mud room with entry to the double attached garage and direct kitchen access through a walk-through pantry.

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Whether you’re shopping for a new house or looking for ways to make your own home more stylish, there’s plenty to explore at the 2021 Parade of Homes, presented now through Sept. 19 by the Saskatoon & Region Home Builders’ Association.

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North Ridge Development Corporation is one of eight Certified Professional Home Builders participating in this year’s Parade of Homes. North Ridge has five different entries in this year’s parade — three single-family homes and two bungalow townhomes, located in Rosewood, Evergreen, Brighton, Montgomery and Lake Vista in Martensville.

The parade is an opportunity for North Ridge to reveal its new Heatley model, one of five new floor plans developed in 2021.

Located at 203 Skopik Cres. in Brighton, the Heatley is a spacious 1,968 square foot two-storey, with three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms.

“For the Heatley, North Ridge has created a new front elevation called ‘Farmhouse.’ It’s very trendy, with a stylish white exterior and black accent windows,” says Thabitha Andrade, sales consultant with North Ridge.

North Ridge Development Corporation combines contemporary style with family-friendly features in its new Heatley model home, located at 203 Skopik Cres. in Brighton. The open concept main floor features a huge front foyer, leading to a large living room, dining area and kitchen. Wood grain luxury vinyl plank flooring extends throughout the main floor, adding to the home’s spacious feel. Photo: Scott Prokop Photography (www.repics.ca)
North Ridge Development Corporation combines contemporary style with family-friendly features in its new Heatley model home, located at 203 Skopik Cres. in Brighton. The open concept main floor features a huge front foyer, leading to a large living room, dining area and kitchen. Wood grain luxury vinyl plank flooring extends throughout the main floor, adding to the home’s spacious feel. Photo: Scott Prokop Photography (www.repics.ca)

The home has many functional features designed to appeal to today’s families, including a sizable mud room with entry to and from the double attached garage. The mud room also has direct access to the kitchen through its walk-through pantry.

Designed for today’s busy families, the North Ridge parade home includes a large mud room connected to the kitchen by a walk-through pantry. Photo: Scott Prokop Photography (www.repics.ca)
Designed for today’s busy families, the North Ridge parade home includes a large mud room connected to the kitchen by a walk-through pantry. Photo: Scott Prokop Photography (www.repics.ca)

The kitchen has a chic contemporary vibe, with sleek modern cabinets that extend to the top of the nine-foot ceiling. The grey painted cabinets provide a beautiful backdrop for the stunning seven-foot island finished in warm maple and topped with quartz. Maple accents also draw attention to the designer range hood.

The warmth of natural wood is repeated in the luxury vinyl plank flooring that extends throughout the home’s main floor. “It’s very durable for families with young kids and pets. There are no transitions, which makes the whole main floor look and feel bigger,” says Andrade.

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The kitchen overlooks a large living room and dining area. A standout in the living room is the contemporary floating fireplace with a unique lime concrete surround.

The living room’s floating linear fireplace is finished with a unique lime concrete surround and wood grain luxury vinyl tile accents. Photo: Scott Prokop Photography (www.repics.ca)
The living room’s floating linear fireplace is finished with a unique lime concrete surround and wood grain luxury vinyl tile accents. Photo: Scott Prokop Photography (www.repics.ca)

North Ridge maximized the size and placement of windows on the main floor to allow as much natural light as possible into the home. On top of the natural light, the home has LED pot lights and designer light fixtures in a stylish matte black.

An open spindle staircase leads to the second floor. At the top of the stairs is a large bonus room with an eye-catching vaulted ceiling. “We haven’t done a vaulted ceiling before in a bonus room. I think it’s going to be what everyone asks for,” says Andrade.

The bonus room is located between the master suite and the two children’s bedrooms. “There are built-in entrances leading to the bedrooms on both sides adding to that feeling of separation,” she says.

The Heatley’s second-floor bonus room features a stylish vaulted ceiling. Photo: Scott Prokop Photography (www.repics.ca)
The Heatley’s second-floor bonus room features a stylish vaulted ceiling. Photo: Scott Prokop Photography (www.repics.ca)

The master suite is bright and spacious, featuring a large walk-in closet with custom shelving. The ensuite bathroom has many luxury touches, including a tiled walk-in shower, a sculpted free-standing soaker tub, a double-sink vanity topped with quartz and a separate toilet room concealed by a pocket door.

Another four-piece bathroom is located adjacent to the second and third bedrooms.

Both children’s rooms are generously sized, with large extended windows for lots of light. Each room has its own cozy reading nook, where kids can study, do crafts or relax with a favourite book.

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Each of the children’s bedrooms in the North Ridge parade home at 203 Skopik Cres. has an attractive nook where kids can study, do crafts or read. Photo: Scott Prokop Photography (www.repics.ca)
Each of the children’s bedrooms in the North Ridge parade home at 203 Skopik Cres. has an attractive nook where kids can study, do crafts or read. Photo: Scott Prokop Photography (www.repics.ca)

The Skopik Crescent location is close to Brighton’s newest multi-feature park, future school and an outdoor amphitheatre.

All the lots on the street are owned by North Ridge, providing options in lot size and position. New homes can be built from 1,500 to 2,100 square feet and range in price from $480,000 to $580,000, Andrade said.

While touring North Ridge’s different parade homes, interested buyers can explore a variety of floor plans and learn more about the company’s award-winning Customer Care Warranty Program.

The North Ridge parade home at 203 Skopik Cres. is open for viewing Monday through Thursday from 5-8:30 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday and Labour Day Monday from 1-5 p.m.

Visit pohyxe.com for details about all 18 entries in this year’s Parade of Homes. You can take virtual tours of the different show homes and check out contests offering fun weekly prizes.

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