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Five Benefits of Buying a Brand New Laned Home

August 03, 2022
Living room at Eton at Chappelle Gardens by Brookfield Residential in Edmonton, AB

Brookfield Residential is a leading North American new home builder and land developer with one goal in mind – to create the best places to call home. We want to help you find a home to meet the needs of your family from day one and beyond. We do this by offering a wide variety of home designs in highly desirable communities throughout the Edmonton area.

With single-family homes and duplexes to consider, it can be daunting to know the benefits of each and what will work best for your household. Even if you’ve narrowed down your goal to a single-family home, you still need to consider the location of the garage.

A laned home is a detached, single-family home with a rear detached garage located at the back of the home, accessible by alley or lane. This style of home is often considered the “Goldilocks” of homes – not too big, not too small, just right.

Let’s explore the top benefits of buying a brand new laned home.

Kitchen at Belvedere 4 at Parkland by Brookfield Residential in Edmonton, AB

1. Increased Affordability

Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer, a young growing family, or changing your lifestyle, a laned home is a great choice to make the dream of single-family homeownership a reality. Home buyers in search of an affordable, detached single-family home will find everything they need (and more!) in a laned home.

Laned homes offer all the same benefits of a front-attached garage home including privacy, yard space, and double garages – just at a lower price point. While they may be a bit pricier than duplexes, condos, and townhomes, the value of additional space and privacy makes it worth the investment.

One of our most efficient and affordable floor plans is the Eton which is located in all of our highly desirable communities in Edmonton. Starting from the $400,000s, homeowners can enjoy three bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and approximately 1,420 square feet. Take a virtual tour to experience the floor plan from the comfort of your own home.

Exterior view of Eton at Chappelle Gardens by Brookfield Residential in Edmonton, AB

2. Welcoming Exterior

It starts from the moment you arrive and are greeted by a home with a welcoming front exterior and covered front porch and plenty of front yard space. It’s the picture-perfect street scene you’ve been dreaming about. With bright front doors and welcoming facades, the character of the street is charming and inviting.

In a front-attached home, the garage tends to be the prominent feature. Our laned homes model themselves after homes you normally find in central, established neighbourhoods. If you’re looking for the classical look with a tidy front yard and path leading up to the front door, a laned home is for you.

Added bonus? Laned homes provide an abundance of natural light throughout thanks to its front-facing windows.

Home office at Eton at Chappelle Gardens by Brookfield Residential in Edmonton, AB

3. Efficient Use of All Spaces

The floor plans in our laned home collections are designed to work hard with layouts that create the perfect balance between connectivity and privacy. Thoughtful touches like upper floor laundry, walk-in closets, and creative storage solutions ensure each space is not only functional, but stylish as well.

There are plenty of reasons to buy a brand new home in Edmonton, one of which is your choice of a modern floor plan designed to meet your needs from the day you move in and beyond.

Home designs are always evolving to better fit our needs. From the incorporation of garages as a “must-have” item in the ‘60s, to the increase in popularity of two-story homes over single levels in the ‘80s, to the shift from compartmentalized rooms to open-concept in recent years, homes have changed over time to meet the needs of homebuyers.

The detached garage is the perfect location for your workshop or project space where you can tinker away without any of the sounds or smells infiltrating your daily living. Take the option for the double garage and you have even more room to use however you please.

By having the garage in the rear of the home, you get extra outdoor space in your front yard. The kids can play in the neighbourhood while you enjoy a cup of coffee on the porch. Don’t worry, your backyard won’t suffer having the garage there. You still have plenty of room for kids’ playdates or summer barbecues with friends and family.

Dining area at Eton at Chappelle Gardens by Brookfield Residential in Edmonton, AB

4. More Privacy

Laned homes are detached meaning you won’t share any walls with neighbouring homes – and noisy neighbours! Since they stand alone, you don’t have to worry about overhearing loud music, footsteps up and down the stairs, or even feeling too close for comfort when you’re relaxing in your backyard.

Kitchen details at Eton at Chappelle Gardens by Brookfield Residential in Edmonton, AB

5. All the Latest Upgrades and Finishes

One of the key qualities that sets Brookfield Residential apart from other homebuilders is the top-quality finishes that are included in our homes as well as coveted options to take your home to the next level.

This means that features such as nine-foot ceilings on the main floor, quartz countertops, luxury vinyl plank flooring, and myCommand smart home technology are all included at no extra cost.

Dining area and curved staircase at Belvedere 4 at Parkland by Brookfield Residential in Edmonton, AB

Elevate your home even further with luxe design details. One of our most popular floor plans, the Belvedere 4 has been reimagined to allow further personalization. The floor plan includes the coveted curved staircase and there’s a new option for a front-of-house balcony off the primary bedroom. With pricing starting in the mid $400,000s, homeowners enjoy three to four bedrooms, 2.5 to 3.5 baths, and approximately 1,665 square feet.

Primary bedroom at Belvedere 4 at Parkland by Brookfield Residential in Edmonton, AB

Find the Best Place to Call Home

Laned homes are a popular choice in many Brookfield Residential neighbourhoods in Edmonton thanks to their flexible floor plan and affordable price point. This means there are plenty of options for homes that are already being built so you can find the best place to call home, sooner.

Connect with our sales team to learn more about the homes available in the Edmonton area. We’ll be expecting you!