Different By Design
October 26, 2017
Discover Life In The Meadows
Jeannie Armstrong|Star Phoenix
Life in The Meadows starts with thoughtful design.
The Single Family Homes Collection created by Arbutus Properties for its masterplanned community, The Meadows, is comprised of eight different home plans. The homes range in size from 1,475 to 3,000 square feet, with varying styles and price points.
The home models reflect the diverse lifestyles of modern families, incorporating the must-have features and amenities that today’s buyers are seeking. “We’re listing to what people tell us. Over the years, our home plans have evolved and really reflect what Saskatonians are looking for in a new home,” says Arbutus sales manager Jody Minakakis.
Among the newest entries in the Arbutus Collection is the “James” home model.
The James is a 2,010 square foot two-storey that embodies west coast contemporary style. The show home located at 610 Meadows Boulevard made its debut in the recent Saskatoon & Region Home Builders’ Parade of Homes, attracting huge crowds and rave reviews.
With its huge main floor great room, open entry den, upstairs bonus room and three bedrooms, the James is ideal for families who want to live large. Depending on the lot selection, the James can be built with either a two- or three-care attached garage.
Arbutus also personalizes every single family home, from spec homes to custom builds, with the assistance of designer Jen Lapsiuk. “Jen puts an individual design twist on each of our single family homes, even our spec homes. Arbutus is unique in that sense,” says Minakakis.
Lapsiuk brings extensive design knowledge and experience to her role with Arbutus. She earned a design certificate from the New York Institute of Art and Design, and before joining Arbutus worked as a kitchen and bath designer. She’s also built and renovated several of her own homes.
When bringing design flair to a spec home, Lapsiuk imagines the home’s future owners, anticipating their dreams and expectations.