The Estates at Morgan Heights

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The Estates at Morgan Heights
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The Estates at Morgan Heights
FABULOUS IN SOUTH SURREY
» by SUSAN M BOYCE
Okay, I’ll admit it: getting a sneak
preview of a brand new showhome from
Foxridge Homes is an opportunity I
always look forward to. What I know is
that I’ll be wowed by the latest in fixtures,
finishings, and creative design. What I
don’t know is how the Foxridge team can
possibly outdo their last display home.
But when I meet up with sales and
marketing manager Diane Zarola at the
just finished Estates at Morgan Heights,
it’s immediately clear why this collection of
just 38 homes has been attracting such
close attention from savvy buyers — even
before official signage went up.
YOU HAVE ARRIVED
A dramatic, eight-foot front door almost
manages to distract me from the
showhome’s front porch — a two-tiered
beauty easily able to accommodate a
comfortable outdoor sofa, coffee table, and
matching armchairs. The decking is like
nothing I’ve seen before — the texture and
colour of marble, it’s actually an ecofriendly, durable, and virtually maintenance
free material from Duradek. In a word, this
is one awesome outdoor space.
I can’t wait to see inside.
LUXURY REDEFINED
As we step into the foyer, I hear myself
give a sigh of sheer appreciation. To my
left, a formal dining room with optional
coffered ceiling sets the tone for traditional
entertaining right down to the double
French doors opening back onto that
gorgeous front porch — elegant,
sophisticated, welcoming and oh so rare.
Spanning the back half of this home is a
massive great room that’s a definite 10 on
my OWS – that would be “Oh Wow” Scale.
A stone fireplace with recessed TV niche
soars 18 feet along the west wall. Sunlight
streams through full-height windows with
meticulously crafted, custom casings and
flooring is a rich, engineered oak.
The kitchen, too, is a beauty, featuring
dual wall ovens, textured glass tile
backsplash and under-cabinet puck lighting
that’s totally concealed thanks to Foxridge’s
double-depth lower shelf. The sink is at
least three feet wide and I have to get right
up close to confirm it’s not actually quartz
or stone but Silgranit — a virtually
indestructible, man-made alternative that’s
able to effortlessly repel the inevitable spills
and stains of family life.
In a moment of synchronicity, I spot a
French door beside the informal dining
area just as Diane says “you’re going to love
how much fun we had with the back patio
for this showhome.” Turns out, that’s an
understatement. No matter whether you
call it an outdoor man cave, outdoor
theatre room or natural living room, once
We’re always sourcing the latest in new materials
and finishings because our buyers love knowing
they can customize their home so it’s different
from anyone else’s. — Diane Zarola
again, Foxridge has created something
truly unique and new.
Completely covered for four-season
enjoyment and boasting puck lighting for
practicality plus a downright funky
chandelier for ambiance, the highlight is a
second floor-to-ceiling fireplace with
built-in TV screen. Now honestly, have you
heard of an outdoor TV? Nope, me neither,
but at The Estates it’s an idea you can
embrace as your own.
Upstairs, I check out a Jack’n’Jill
bathroom connecting the two children’s
bedrooms. When we enter the vaulted
master suite, though, Diane tells me she’s
just going to let me see the ensuite for
myself. Her only hint is that it’s “dazzling”
— which is yet another understatement.
Frameless glass shower, double sink vanity,
crystal chandelier plus an extra-wide,
freestanding soaker tub that would have no
trouble commanding centre stage in the
most romantic movie scene. No question,
this is luxury at its finest.
MAKE IT YOUR OWN
Since no visit to a Foxridge home would be
complete without a look at the current
Design Centre, before I leave Diane takes
me on a tour of the showhome’s sunny
lower floor. “We’re always sourcing the
latest in new materials and finishings
because our buyers love knowing they can
customize their home so it’s different from
anyone else’s,” she says. “Last week, for
example, we added nine new flooring tiles
and three more carpet patterns.”
Personally, though, it’s the designer
wine room I’m most intrigued with. “We
wanted to show what you can do with a
simple storage room,” Diane explains
laughing at my rather obvious amazement.
Sure I’m a fan of both wine and whiskey,
but the creative use of space here blends
charm with function in a way I’d love to
incorporate into my own home. Note to
self: next time bring, tape measure,
sketching pad, and camera.
EXPERIENCE FOR YOURSELF
The Estates at Morgan Heights offers 38
estate homes priced from just over $1
million. Presentation centre and display
home open noon to 5 p.m. daily except
Fridays at 15768 Mountain View Drive
(access via 160th Street and 28th Avenue)
in Surrey. First phase will be ready for
move-in this June, meaning if you act now,
you could be settled into your new home in
time to enjoy the early summer barbeque
season. For more information visit
foxridgehomes.ca or call 604.560.1053.