The Killarney: A home for entertaining

From the moment you step inside the 36’ Killarney Model Home, you can feel the grandeur. The unique 2.5-storey home’s floorplan, with over 2,400 sq.ft., is perfect for those who plan on being the hosts with the most. As you walk through the front hall, you’re faced with two options, head up the stairs to the sunken family room, or continue through to the rest of the main floor. It’s an easy choice to make knowing no matter which direction you choose, you’re going to enjoy a warm, inviting space.

On the main floor you’ll find a great room, dining room, and den decorated with shades of gold, charcoal, and cream to create a west-coast vibe. Anchoring the great room is a fireplace façade adorned with white brick tile. The easy flow from room to room is a testament to how open-concept living can create a more welcoming space without feeling impersonal.

Set up your home office in the small nook off the front hallway. This space can also be set up as a small library, reading area or study area.

The Killarney Model Home’s kitchen opens up into the great room, and is finished with two-toned cabinetry — dark wood toned flat-panelled and white accent shaker-style — which lend a fresh, traditional vibe. Wood elements on the oversized kitchen island, as well as floating shelves, add a casual influence to the space and echo the rest of the home’s easygoing aesthetic. This Killarney Model Home includes the kitchen Flex Plan option, allowing you to extend the cabinetry with a full-height pantry. The Flex Plan also allows for an oversized kitchen island in lieu of a separate breakfast nook.

As you lead up the stairs, you experience the beauty and uniqueness of a half-storey. It’s hard not to be taken aback by the sunken family room’s 13’ ceilings, not to mention the soaring fireplace with variegated black brick tile. The family room is finished with cozy, comforting décor with a caramel and cream colour scheme to keep things warm and bright. Elevations B and C of the Killarney have the option for a large balcony off the sunken family room, with doors featuring large windows for plenty of natural light. Elevation A still includes large windows for a sun-soaked room the whole family will enjoy.

From the family room, you can see up to the second floor, where you’ll find the three bedrooms this home offers. A fourth bedroom is available as a Flex Plan option, which is perfect for larger families or those in need of a work or study space.

On the way down to the basement you’ll come across the garage entrance from the double-car garage, which keeps shoes and coats out of the main living area. Further down the stairs is a full-size closet, great for when you have guests over or to use as storage. This Killarney Model Home features the optional finished basement rec room option, where kids can run wild or the family can gather for a movie night. With high ceilings and tons of natural light, you’ll forget you’re even in the basement! This Model Home also features an optional bathroom in the basement, which is great for families who intend to make the most of the space.

The Killarney is one of Minto’s more popular homes, which is why KISS Design Group wanted to make sure this new model stood out in its appearance.

“The challenge is you have people who have seen [this home] for five years – some might know somebody who owns one – they’ve been available to tour online, too,” says Donna Correy, Lead Designer of KISS Design Group. “That’s fun for me as a designer – there are a million different ways to do the same house. You just want to keep pushing yourself to do new things, and this is a chance to do those things differently.”

You can tour the 3-bedroom, 3.5 bathroom (with Flex Plan) Killarney Model Home in Harmony, Barrhaven, or take the online tour!

Finishes, flex plans, and décor described are unique to this Killarney Model Home, and may include features that are additional investments through the Minto Design Centre. Availability is subject to change without notice.

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