Excel Homes unleashes power of the duplex in Citadel - Cover Story

By NextHome Staff
November 26, 2021

Side-by-side home, a semi-detached home, paired home, a twin home. It seems the duplex has as many names as the ability it has in making homeownership dreams come true. No matter what it’s called, Excel Homes has mastered the form as they introduce a couple of brand-new show homes in the northeast community of Citadel.

Excel Homes is bringing all the excitement and potential that this twin home lifestyle holds, as they open the doors to their newest Edmonton show homes in Citadel: The Bentley and The Emerson. Both homes are located at 2506 -151A Avenue NW, and they truly bring the full potential of these stylishly affordable homes to the fore.

Excel Homes Marketing Manager, Kristina Plank, says the new show homes have been very well received since they opened in October. One of the features that makes them stand out is that both models have double front-attached garages, a rarity in the duplex line.

“Front attached garages on duplexes are unique. Plus, all our duplexes offer the option to fully develop the basement, which provides homeowners with even more space to fit their lifestyle. Buyers receive all the benefits of a single-family lifestyle at a multi-family home price, without being saddled with condo fees,” she says.

The spaciousness they provide is another bonus. “Most people think that a duplex is small or limited; however, when you walk into either of these models the feeling is the exact opposite! They are extremely spacious, modern, light, and open. They have plenty of storage and space for bringing families and friends together,” she says.

The attractive price point, the versatility in design, and the flexible amount of storage space compared have been why duplexes remain a favourite among homebuyers. They comprise a vital part of Excel Homes’ repertoire in Edmonton, focusing much of their design innovation initiatives within these models.

The Bentley at 1,675 square-feet is quite large for a duplex and has three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths. The Emerson is more compact at 1,462 square-feet with the same number of bedrooms and baths, but the adroit use of space makes both feel spacious, modern and ideal for growing families, Plank says.

The Bentley features a spacious great room that leads into the corner kitchen. This inclusive layout is ideal for growing families and those who love to entertain. It has a second-floor laundry room, complete with a side-by-side washer and dryer, that offers plenty of convenience to the busy family. The master bedroom and ensuite offers a heavenly respite from the working world and comes with an attached walk-in closet and private layout, creating a relaxing get-away. “The Bentley is made for families which is why we have included an attached double-car garage for functionality and convenience,” she says.

The Bentley showhome features quartz countertops, matte black hardware, and two-tone cabinets that make the kitchen an enviable entertaining space, while upgraded appliances make it a chef’s dream. There is also a side entry that adds to its allure.

The Emerson, meanwhile, is a functional and fashionable model with tons of creativity in its use of space. The kitchen is the heart of the home with a spacious pantry and plenty of storage. It is a great space to bring family and friends together (safely, of course) and make new memories, Plank says. The second floor features a cozy master suite with a walk-in closet, two additional bedrooms, as well as a laundry room and two linen closets. Outside there is a rear deck

The Emerson showhome wows with quartz countertops, stylish black Farmhouse lighting, an upgraded Kitchen with large island, and an exterior side entry, and more.

“The Emerson and The Bentley models offer the perfect amount of space for the right price with first-time homebuyers in mind who may be moving up from a condo or townhome,” Plank says.

Its location in the dynamic community of Citadel makes it even more attractive to young families. “This community appeals to families just starting out or moving up. We offer both duplex models and front drive homes – we can help you find the right size home for the right price.” The Bentley and The Emerson start from the low $400,000s, but Excel Homes does offer other models from the high $300,000s.

Developed by Hopewell Residential, Citadel is located just south of 153 Avenue and west of the North Saskatchewan River in north Edmonton. Distilled by the developer ethos of “Better Living”, this neighbourhood brings a fortified blend of active green spaces, everyday essentials, and a diverse set of schools all outside your brand-new home’s doorstep. Citadel also offers nearby public transit options with the Clareview train station just seven minutes away and a nearby LRT station to come.

Whether you are looking to own a home for the first time, scaling down your lifestyle, or even starting a family, duplexes are a great fit. Add to it Excel Homes’ penchant for bringing added value to their homes and it is no wonder why their Citadel duplexes are a sure-fire hit.

BUILDER: Excel Homes
ADDRESS: 2506 -151A Avenue NW
WEB: excelhomes.ca

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