The first step in making a house a home is curating a space that exudes serenity, balance and, of course, privacy. Your home is your retreat from the outside world: a place to recharge and connect with family and friends. Wouldn’t it be nice if the design of the house itself reflected these values?
Brookfield’s exciting development, Artesia at Heritage Pointe, does just that. A quiet estate-only community located only minutes away from the heart of the bustling Seton Urban District, Artesia features homes that have been designed with both style and livability in mind. From sleek quartz countertops to elegant details like industrial hardware, their homes are design-forward — and a great source of inspiration.
We’re feeling particularly moved by their beautiful Carmini 2 show home, a space that stands out as an example of timeless design.
“From vaulted ceilings to curved stairs and elegant finishing details, this Frank Lloyd Wright–inspired, prairie-style home has to be seen to be fully appreciated,” says Justin Castelino, Marketing Manager at Brookfield Residential.
This modern bungalow is both elegant and functional, boasting three bedrooms and an open-concept living space. At a spacious 3,509 total square feet, it was created for a family with older kids. The roomy kitchen and main level are major reasons we love this home, but it’s the subtle design elements that bring together modern materials and zen-inspired features that really have us excited about this dreamy space.
This light-filled bathroom exudes calm with neutral walls and mosaic tile. The real star of the room, though, is the deep ceramic soaking tub—featuring centre-facing faucets—which invites a luxurious soak at the end of a long day. Stylish gold accents on the cabinets and hardware elevate this ensuite to professional spa status. With a spacious glass-encased shower, abundant counter space and storage to spare, you might just find it hard to leave.
“This luxurious ensuite brings a winning combination of functional space and lavish finishings. You just feel special every time you walk in,” says Castelino.
With the surrounding community’s abundant space and unrivalled levels of privacy (every home in the neighbourhood backs onto a pond or greenbelt), the serenity of the spa translates to the rest of the property, too. The low-density community is privy to 137 acres of private community lands dedicated to open space, pathways and trails — the ideal backdrop for a home dedicated to relaxation.
The main living area of the house has an open floor plan, allowing for seamless flow between rooms. Texture plays a major role in elevating the space from ordinary to dramatic. The focal point of the kitchen is a soaring, hand-finished copper hood fan detail. Abundant walnut cabinets complement built-in Jenn-Air appliances, and a panel-finished fridge and dishwasher provide modern elegance that will outlast passing trends.
The space balances cooking and entertaining, featuring an oversized center island with plenty of counter space and cabinets. A walk-through pantry means easy movement when transferring groceries from the garage to the kitchen—a design feature with real life in mind.
The designer wanted to keep the living room warm and inviting while maintaining a modern, elevated feel. The result is a space centred around a contemporary fireplace. The layout encourages conversation, and the towering windows keep the space bright and airy. Detailed ceilings and handsome dark wood flooring give the space a classic feel, allowing for homeowners to personalize the space with their own personal touches.
An elegant curved staircase leads to the lower level, where you’ll find a spacious games area and media room. The wet bar features Tesoro windows which open to a patio, creating the perfect place for sipping summer cocktails. Two well-sized bedrooms are perfect for grown kids, and the bathroom shower is a must see.
The attention to detail is clear in both the design of the homes and their environmental impact. The reduced environmental impact during the building process as well as the greener day-to-day functioning of the homes can be attributed to smart water conservation practices, ventilation and waste management systems.
Every square inch of Artesia’s homes has been optimized for functionality, all while keeping in mind the tastes of modern buyers. Come for features like the gorgeous ensuite bathroom and stay for the stylish, livable design.