Feature Home

In designing an existing home or building a new one, we all have a look or feel that we hope to achieve with the ultimate goal of creating a space that is personalized. The design style for some it might be country charm, others might choose traditional or shabby-chic, while others may gravitate to a modern, hipster style.

As we wandered through this issues feature home located in the Parkland region, we quickly discovered that the homeowners valued a minimalist, simplistic style in choosing the building’s design and the decor of their home.

Located two miles west of Russell, MB on a four-acre lot, the 2100 square foot bungalow provides the homeowners with spacious, easy living space that is enhanced by the delightful view of their country acreage.

Sue Swarbrick owner of Budget Blinds had the pleasure of putting the finishing touches on the home with the installation of roller shades using smart home technology.

“What really stands out for me in this home, something that is quite unique is the oversized windows with black window frames. They give the home a very crisp, modern look. With the size of the windows it was important, as it always is, to consider form and function, as well as complement the existing aesthetics,” said Sue.

The couples inspiration for the design of their home came from visiting various show homes, specifically those built by Artista Homes and Maric Homes based out of Winnipeg.

Their home, however, was built by local contractor Lester Goossen. His construction business, Countryview Homes, is located in Roblin, MB. As a family friend and neighbour of the homeowners, they were pleased with the professional workmanship and had an enjoyable experience during the entire process of building their new home.

This modern abode features five bedrooms, three bathrooms, a triple-car attached garage, and a gas fireplace. The homeowners chose to create a cozy atmosphere with in floor heating, supplemented by a gas furnace.

The space they’ve come to adore the most is their main, open concept living area that includes the kitchen, dining room and living room. The neutral palette of white and grey with black highlights showcase the minimalist style while the rustic, engineered hardwood floor provides a lovely contrast.

The practical design of the kitchen would be an absolute delight for all food enthusiasts who love to create and entertain. The sleek, clean lines of the Thermofoil cabinets (Euro Style; Arctic White) and quartz countertops (Cambria®; Colour: Brittanica) were made possible with the help of Pleasant Valley Cabinetry, based out of Swan River, MB. With a sizeable island that allows for comfortable seating and ample storage space, the homeowners will be able to enjoy an elegant, yet practical, maintenance-free kitchen for years to come.

In addition to Countryview Homes, Pleasant Valley Cabinetry and Budget Blinds, the homeowners were grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Zimmer Electric. Also based out of Roblin, Steve and John Zimmer are Red Seal Journeyman Electricians who specialize in home wiring, as well as farm and commercial wiring. They used LED wafer lights for the main lighting throughout the house and created a smart home effect making use of technology to control lighting, as well as the family’s home entertainment system.

While the couple carefully considered their own comfort when designing their home, they were also mindful of their English Bulldog Jersey. The beautifully crafted dog shower that they incorporated into the house plans is sure to make all fur ball owners just a smidge jealous!