Delta Gardens one, two and three bedroom homes at 11501 84 Avenue Delta by Maple Leaf Homes

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Delta Gardens condominium/townhouse development attracting downsizers and young families alike

Mary Frances Hill
The Province

Delta Gardens

What: One-, two-, and three-bedroom homes

Where: 11501 84 Avenue, North Delta

Developer and builder: Maple Leaf Homes Ltd.

Residence sizes: Homes up to 1,368 square feet; for prices, contact [email protected]

Sales centre: 11501 84 Avenue, North Delta

Hours: noon — 5 p.m., Sat — Thurs

As young families move up and into larger homes to accommodate growing broods and empty nesters decide to cash in on their single-family homes and find more manageable spaces in which to live, the two groups are bound to meet at places like Delta Gardens, a community of spacious condos and townhomes in North Delta.

The Maple Leaf Homes project comprises 122 one-, two- and three-bedroom condos and townhomes, the latter now sold out. It appeals to these groups, with space to spare for entertaining or the room they need to grow.

“The townhomes give the purchaser the luxury of their own entries and personal spaces, separate from the common areas of the home,” says Donna Russell, the designer at Delta Gardens and the principal of the Collaborative Design Studio. “With multiple floor(s), we spend a great deal of time on each and every floor plan to maximize space, and analyze potential furniture layouts and functionality.”
She says townhomes and the larger condominium units are popular as an alternative to pricier single-family homes, yet buyers are looking for the high standards they’d expect from a larger home and are less willing to compromise than they’ve ever been.

“Collectively, we approach every new project as an exciting and creative opportunity,” she adds. “We are finding, however, that the townhome market is really expanding for the downsizer and upsizer [families moving into larger homes]. Buyers’ expectations are [growing].”

In the living room at the display home, mellow, muted textures cover everything from the pillows and throws to the light neutral upholstery — gentle on the eyes and a distraction from the harder edges of the inset fireplace and television on the wall.

This softness in the living area also offsets the contemporary angular and rectangular furnishings. The “framing” of the kitchen prep area in light wood lines the area and makes it appear larger, and the boxy chandelier over the rectangular dining table also makes for a clean, contemporary look.

 “When developing the concept of the display home, we wanted to create a serene, light and airy monochromatic colour scheme,” Russell says.

“To create the visual interest and the warmth, it was essential to add texture to the design and mindfully select the accents.”

These accent colours — deep brown, mossy and forest greens and warm rust — reflect the development’s surroundings. Delta Gardens is within minutes of Watershed Park and Burns Bog, so it seemed natural to incorporate this warmth into the display home, she says.

Russell says that the Maple Leaf Homes’ team agreed that the homes’ thoughtful layouts and the smaller decor details were shared favourite features in the homes, Russell says.
“We were collaboratively able to incorporate open dens into almost all units that could be easily closed off.  We also liked the powder room details, [such as the] floor-to-ceiling tiled feature wall, edge-mounted sink on the quartz ledge counter, and the decorative pendant lighting.”

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