The Meadows a tight-knit community
February 24, 2016
A community that feels like a more traditional neighbourhood of generations past
Jennifer Jacoby – Smith| Living Spaces Magazine
Arbutus Properties’ Susanne Carrillo says driving through The Meadows just feels different. They hear it all the time from those who tour the southeast Saskatoon development. Located between Highway 16 and Taylor Street and east of Rosewood, when complete The Meadows will cover 420 acres. Of that, 65 acres will be green space, parks and walking trails.
Whether it’s the extra room between houses, generous boulevards or large front porches, The Meadows feels like a more traditional neighbourhood of generations past – and according to Carrillo – that’s by design. The goal was to create a traditional streetscape with craftsman-style homes, reminiscent of a by-gone era.
“Arbutus is really into building communities. It’s not just homes – like a square box to live in – it’s really about the look and the feel and the quality of the community,” says Carrillo
The Meadows’ uniform design theme is the result of strict architectural controls. Each home must be constructed with a craftsman-style front porch to foster what the company calls “front porch living.” They are dedicated to creating a community where you can go next door to borrow a cup of sugar or sip a cup of coffee on your front porch while chatting with the neighbours.
The craftsman style utilizes details such as gabled roofs, decorative brackets and stonework. Front yards are landscaped, including a tree. Partner home builders are also held to these architectural commitments.