Edgewood Gate 96 detached homes at 2113 166 Street Surrey by Foxridge Homes

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

At Edgewood Gate, buyers have the opportunity to truly personalize their homes

Mary Frances Hill
The Province

Edgewood Gate

Where: 2113 166 Street, South Surrey

What: 96 four- and five-bedroom detached single-family homes, with detached, double-car garages in the back, plus one parking pad

Residence sizes and prices: Homes start at 2,360 square feet, from $1.1 million, including GST and finished basement

Developer and builder: Foxridge Homes

Hours: noon — 5 p.m., daily


From flooring to cabinetry to the smallest detail and finish, what you see in a display home is more or less what you get as a homebuyer. But interior designer Shannon Haerdi knows that offering options gives buyers a sense of creative control — the opportunity to create a home that suits them perfectly.

Foxridge offers a range of options to buyers, who can choose everything from the colour of the carpets to the type of exterior stone to the design of the railing on the stairs. If Haerdi herself were to purchase a unit at Edgewood Gate, Foxridge’s community of single-family homes in South Surrey, she would choose features that evoke a sophisticated calm, and then adapt the look with details that reflect her specific tastes in contemporary design.

“I myself would choose a large-format marble-inspired porcelain tile and use it in all of my bathrooms and even on the fireplace, as I think it adds a clean, contemporary look to any space,” says Haerdi, principal of First Impression Design, the team that worked on the interiors at Edgewood Gate. “The soft natural colours on the walls and floor also add to this sense of serenity.”

Haerdi and her team brought their own love of soft neutrals to their work on one of the show homes at Edgewood Gate. The fact that this layout includes a brick wall makes it all the more appealing. “The colours are welcoming and attractive to most buyers and with the monochromatic scheme, you can always add an accent colour of your choice to add character to the space. Who, after all, would not love to have a brick wall in one of their sitting rooms?”

In one living and dining room, the emphasis is on a gentle nature motif — displayed in artwork,

a vase display of decorative branches and a wooden side table. Even the lamp and table settings on the dining room table bring in a vibe of natural calm that Haerdi, and Foxridge buyers prefer. “Subtle touches of nature are spread throughout the home and it engulfs you in a sense of tranquility. The varying textures of the fabrics on the sofa, the cushions and basket of throws, as well as the drapery finish off this look.”

Having been inspired by the concept of the kitchen as the core of social and family life, Foxridge used a layout similar to those at Edgewood Gate at another community. “This is a very open-concept floor plan that is appealing to many buyers as you can be working in your kitchen and see the great room and dining room from that one central spot,” Haerdi says.
“The kitchen is the heart of the home and with the rooms being so open and inviting this space feels seamless and inviting.”

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