Edmonton’s Best Showhomes: The Sequel Duplex in Allard

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October 16, 2017

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The hunt for the perfect new home can take you all over the Edmonton area. If you’ve been looking for the perfect blend of quality, convenience, and affordability, it’s time to stop by and see Sterling Homes’ gorgeous showhomes, both sides of a Sequel duplex, in the Allard community

The homes can be found at 5208 Andison Link SW, and 5210 Andison Link SW. 

Once you take a look at everything each side has to offer, you may come to an easy decision.

Allard – A Growing Community

Allard is in the southwest part of Edmonton – Heritage Valley, to be specific – and you probably already know this area is growing in popularity. While it’s not yet complete, the city plans to create a bustling Town Centre that will have a “Main Street” feel. Your daily commute to the city will be a breeze once the new LRT station is finalized. 

Those in Allard are close to parks and recreational areas, various shopping centres, and all the other things you need to make your life a bit easier. Best of all, if you get into the community during these early stages, you’ll have a chance to shape the feel of the neighbourhood. 

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Touring a Duplex

The Sequel showhome in Allard is a duplex, and you can easily see what both sides of the home could look like. This offers unique advantages. One side of the home represents Sterling’s “base” model. It’s more affordable, but you can still see we don’t skimp on the little luxuries. The other side shows you what your home could look like with a few upgrades.

People often discount duplex homes as undesirable due to the perceived lack of privacy. However, as you tour our duplex model, you’ll notice that these homes feel just as big as single-family homes. With modern building techniques, sharing a wall doesn’t have to mean sharing your neighbour’s noises. Try it out by standing in one living room and having your partner and kids make some noise in the other home’s living room. Many people find duplex homes more attractive after they’ve been inside one.

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Comfortable and Convenient Living on the First Floor

Immediately upon entering either side of the duplex, you’ll appreciate the open feel of the first floor. The kitchen is just a few steps from the foyer. Even the base model of the kitchen impresses with its quartz countertops, a full-height backsplash, and a large walk-in pantry tucked into the corner. The upgraded kitchen has the undermount sink that’s so popular these days and a stunning chimney-style hood fan.

You’ll see how easy it is to connect with family on this floor. The spaces might be large, but you’ll be able to see the kids playing in the living room or doing their homework under elegant pendant lights over the peninsula island. The laminate flooring throughout the base model or upgraded vinyl flooring both have the look of hardwood but are easier to maintain. 

Side-by-Side Kids’ Bedrooms Upstairs

The kids won’t have to fight over who gets the better room if you choose the Sequel model. Both rooms are roughly equal in size and are mirror images of each other. The upgraded version of the Sequel has a 2′ home length extension, and you might be able to feel this in the slightly larger kid bedrooms. 

Upstairs Extras

The bedrooms aren’t all you’ll find upstairs. The Sequel model includes a second-floor laundry to make it a lot easier to get that chore finished. Across from that, you’ll see there’s plenty of space in the linen closet to store extra sheets and more. 

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The upgraded design makes even more use of the space upstairs by adding a modest bonus room and workstation area. This is the perfect spot for keeping the family computer, or you could even use it as a small home office area, especially if you just need a space to work while the kids are in school. 

Your Beautiful Master Suite

You’ll love escaping to the calm of the master suite. With its large size, you have plenty of space for a king-size bed along with extra furniture. Keep all of your clothes organized in your walk-in closet. Check out the upgraded side’s double sinks in the bathroom that can ease the morning rush.

The Choice is Yours

You may be perfectly happy with the base model of the Sequel, complete with front and back landscaping. On the other hand, as a matter of personal preference, you may gravitate towards the upgraded version. Finishing touches such as railings instead of a stub wall along the staircase, and additional and upsized windows throughout the upgraded model could tip the scale for you. 

You’ll have to consider your lifestyle needs when it comes to the details, but both homes provide stylish layouts and finishes, without a doubt. 

If you never thought you’d consider a duplex home, it’s time to come take a look. Our floor plan is spacious and well-designed. We know that you’re going to love the way it looks, upgraded or not and you’ll love the price tag even more.

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