Zero Lot Lines: The Haven Model

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January 19, 2018

As Edmonton becomes more populated, builders have started to look for ways to maximize space in their communities. In the past, regulations have specified a home must have a certain amount of land on either side – creating awkward side yards that don’t get much use. 

However, in certain neighbourhoods, new laws have begun to allow builders to build new homes up against the lot line. “Zero lot lines” are the result of this change – giving the homeowner both a front and backyard connected by one side yard. On a zero lot line property, you can usually choose to build a home that’s bigger than you would have been able to build under traditional regulations. This style also tends to be more affordable.

Zero Lot Lines The Haven Model Basement ImageThe Haven is one of the models Sterling Homes can build in zero lot line communities. With almost 1,700 square feet, your family can really spread out while still having special spaces to connect with one another. 

Front-Attached Garage

Due to the lot limitations, many homes on zero lot lines are laned homes that have a detached garage across a small road. Some people prefer this style of home because it gives the front of the home a picturesque look. 

The Haven model, however, has a front-attached garage. The two-car garage has ample space for both of your vehicles and extras like holiday decorations or patio furniture. You’ll especially enjoy being able to go right from your home to the car during the bitter winter months.

Large Entryway

Enter the home from the main front door or the family entrance in the garage, and you’ll walk into a spacious entryway. There’s a small bench perfect for your little ones to sit on while putting on and taking off their shoes, and the closet has additional shelving to help with organizing everyone’s outdoor gear. You’ll find these little conveniences go a long way toward keeping the clutter contained.

Zero Lot Lines The Haven Model Main Floor ImageOpen-Concept Living

On the main floor, you’ll love how bright and open the layout feels. With quartz countertops, 36” upper cabinets, and a full tile backsplash, Sterling has created a kitchen you’ll want to show off. The eating bar at the island is perfect for snack time or homework, and you’ll be able to watch over kids in the great room as you do the dishes or prepare meals. Best of all, a walk-in corner pantry allows you to stock up on all your favourite foods. You won’t have to head out to the store when the snow is coming down.

The dining nook and the great room are both large spaces that flow nicely with the rest of the home. Those who love entertaining will find there’s enough space to hold Thanksgiving dinner, a cocktail party, or a birthday party for the kids.

Luxurious Master Suite and Comfortable Bedrooms

You’ll absolutely love walking into your master suite each night. The bedroom is spacious enough to have a king-size bed and additional accent pieces throughout the room. With a walk-in closet, you can keep your clothing organized in a separate space. Finally, it’s so nice to have an ensuite attached to your room. It’s your own private little getaway.

Zero Lot Lines The Haven Model Upstairs Image

The kids’ rooms are also large and open. The windows look out of the front of the home, bringing in natural light. They’re also comparably-sized, so you shouldn’t have disagreements over who gets the better room.

Upstairs Bonus Room

One of the nicest features of the Haven model is the large bonus room you’ll find on the second floor. This open space separates the kids’ rooms from the parents’ room, and it can serve many different needs. You might use it as a playroom when kids are young and a homework space as they get older. It can also act as a less formal living room where your family can let loose without worrying about keeping it clean for surprise guests. 

Want Even More Yard Space? 

The Haven is designed to fit on zero lot line properties, but Sterling can also build this home on traditional lots. In fact, this model is available in several new Edmonton communities. If you want a bigger yard, talk to an Area Manager about which communities might be best for you.

The Haven appeals to many families who are looking for a home with all of the modern conveniences. With prices starting in the low $400s, you can see why it’s such a popular choice. Stop by today to tour this model and start looking for the neighbourhood that’s right for you.

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