Elana Safronsky, Managing Editor
Tuesday, April 6, 2010 1:51 PM EDT
Alicia and I have been stealthily tweeting and dropping hints about our Model Home series starring HGTV alums Cheryl Torrenueva and Andrew Pike, soon to debut on HGTV.ca. Cheryl and Andrew were retained by Empire Communities, a large Southern Ontario developer, to decorate two model homes in their sprawling Wyndfield residential community, in Brantford, Ontario. Believe it or not, there are lots of things people don't know about decorating a model home, and Alicia and I filmed the whole, nerve-wracking, budget-busting process for you to enjoy, here on the site!
While we shall save Andrew's and Cheryl's very different but equally exciting homes for the series, we photographed another model home that will be making its debut along side the others, this month. (The homes are currently in early pre-sale mode, but the grand opening is yet to come.)
The following home is approx. 2,300 sq. ft., and priced around $300,000 -- depending on architectural choices and finishes. We found it to be very streamlined, verging on "boutique chic". Both Alicia and I have seen some model homes in our time (we shared stories about how both of our parents loved to drag us around model homes on the weekends, for fun) and looking at this home, noted that model home design has come a long a way. What do you think?
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