Edmonton’s Best Duplexes

March 8, 2020


Whether it’s your first home or you’re looking to move up into something a little roomier, duplexes are an excellent choice for Edmontonians of all ages and lifestyles.

Similar to a single-family home, these models are sometimes confused with townhomes (which refers to multiple residences side by side). A duplex, on the other hand, is one unit with two adjoining residences.

Have you been thinking about a duplex as your next new home? Unsure if this style is right for you? We can help! The following information will help you understand the benefits of duplex living. Plus, we’ve highlighted a few beautiful models now available in great communities throughout the Edmonton area.

The Benefits of Duplex Living

Many first-time buyers initially think only a single-family, detached house is what they want. But if you consider all the advantages of owning a duplex, you’ll quickly see why so many home buyers are choosing these versatile new homes instead.

An Affordable Mortgage

One of the most recognized benefits of owning a duplex is affordability. Providing all the benefits of a detached home with a lower price tag, these models make great financial sense for first-time buyers, families, and retirees alike. Purchasing a duplex means you can look forward to a smaller down payment, as well as a manageable monthly mortgage and reduced utility bills. Over time, this can result in substantial savings that may even let you pay off your mortgage ahead of schedule while helping you gain some serious home equity to put towards your next home purchase.

Space for Family

Whether you’re looking for a little more room for the kids or wanting to make space for extended family, a duplex is a great choice. With the option for finished basements, extra master bedrooms, and more, your relatives will enjoy complete independence while still being connected to the rest of the family – all under one roof.

Flexibility

If your family is a little larger and you’re able to purchase both sides of a duplex, you can easily live next door to relatives. You can also rent out one side for additional income. By becoming a landlord, you may be eligible for some substantial tax savings – including the cost of maintenance and upkeep. If you’ve been considering investing in an income property, these units are a great place to start.

Bigger Yards

Normally, duplexes offer a spacious, private backyard (including a deck or patio). Surrounded by fencing on either side, you can enjoy your privacy while the kids can safely go outside and play – all in a space that’s comparable to that of a single-family home.

Privacy

Living in a duplex means you’ll share only one wall with a neighbour. Whether it’s a member of your extended family or someone who is paying you rent, a duplex affords plenty of privacy to all residents. This means you don’t hear your neighbours, enjoy your own garage and entry and, as mentioned, your own private yard!

Available Duplex Models

The Sahara

Modern and Spacious With a full-size double car garage, the Sahara gives even the biggest families plenty of space to grow. The Sahara has three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms and 1,594 square feet of living space. The Sahara includes a generous living room, dining area and an elegant L-shaped kitchen design complete with corner pantry. Upstairs, there are two secondary bedrooms, each with ample closet space and easy access to the main bathroom. The master bedroom offers a roomy walk-in closet and full ensuite.

Lastly, this model has options! You can include a fireplace, finished basement, and/or a bonus room. See any of our Sahara show homes in convenient locations around the city including Newcastle, Laurel Crossing or Cavanagh.

The Sequel

A New Approach to Duplex Living The Sequel features more than 1,594 square feet of interior space. With three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, and a large garage complete with interior pass-through, the Sequel is a smart choice. On the ground floor, our show home features quartz counter-tops, roomy nine-foot ceilings, and a big walk-through pantry that connects to the kitchen. The great room effortlessly flows into the nook, giving you plenty of space for family meals or entertaining.

Upstairs, the Sequel features two secondary bedrooms, well over 100 square feet, each with plenty of closet space and easy access to the full bath and laundry room. The master bedroom has an expansive walk-in closet and three-piece ensuite bathroom.

Options for this diverse model also include converting the upper floor laundry into a den, as well as a finished basement. Come see the beautiful Sequel show homes in both Allard and Manning Village.