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Welcome to the New Wills Creek Showhome...


In having two Wills Creek show home's under my belt I was thrilled to be asked to design yet another. The first two showhomes were such a sucess that they were among some of the first unit's to sell. Showhomes are so incredibly important, when done properly the buyers can completely envision themselves living within and enjoying the space.
Wills Creek is a unique devlopment in South Surrey that boasts craftsman inspired millwork and warm inviting finishings. The new showhome is temporary until the new phase is completed with a new and exciting layout. For this "A" plan home I incorporated a great deal of black and chocolate combinations to really ground the space.


I treated the fireplace as a decorative focal point to show a different option to just having a Flatscreen TV mounted. The living room has a cozy tranquil feel that serves as a great place to curl up in front of the fire with a good book.

The dining room can accomodate a large table that will easily seat 6-8 guests. The console behind the table helps to center the large vaulted end wall and provides extra storage for glassware and tableware.

The beautiful oversize glass hurricane centerpieces add dramatic height to the table as in this pre-sold unit the chandelier had not yet been chosen.
                                                                           

 Boasting a total of 5 bathrooms, 4 of which being full baths, the powder room off the main living room is beautiful and spacious with it's incredibly high ceiling and large mirror. By treating the wall behind the water closet as the focal point the powder feels warm not sterile.
Wills Creek gives buyers lots of great options to customize homes to specific needs. The option of millwork cabinetry flanking either side of the family room gas fireplace is a wonderful option for buyers who like to have a place for everything and everything in it's place. This show home opted for a bit more space for the furniture layout and the cabinets were not installed. This actually worked much better for a larger size of sofa and gave me better options for side tables and lamps.

The generous kitchen cabinets and large island give plenty of storage and use. The full-height white Shaker style cabinets with solid granite countertops make this kitchen bright and elegant. Top of the line stainless appliances come standard.

The oversize island makes kitchen tables obsolete as well as providing an excellent prep area.
The "A" plan features a large Master Bedroom on the main level. The bedroom features large french doors to the private patio.
The king size bed works very well in this size of bedroom and thanks to the very large walk in closet eliminates the need for dressers or armoires that are not easily accomodated in this 12x13" room.



Bathrooms have become one of the most important rooms in a home, they are a place to relax, to unwind and in Wills Creek they are a place to retreat to. The Spa inspired deep soaker tub and large glass showers are embellished with beautiful mosaic glass tile. The double vanity featuring luxurious quartz countertops have ample room both above and below. The frosted glass partition cleverly disguises the water closet and gives a nice private touch to this large spacious bathroom.
This layout also offers two laundry options of having one dedicated room on the top floor and another laundry closet on the main.

The second level or top floor layout includes three bedrooms. Two of whcih have their own private balconies with sundecks. The flex room, as I like to call it, is perfect for crafts, a spare guest room or as I have shown it as a working office space, great for homework or scrapbooking.

The smaller of the bedrooms has a large french doors which when open makes the room much bigger. I chose to use light bedding with the dark furniture to give definition and yet not make the bed overpowering.



This bedroom also features an adjoining good sized bathroom with huge shower/tub combination.
The large second bedroom on the upstaurs level gives the option of having a Master bedroom up with a very large private patio. In the first Show home a King size bed was used however a queen makes the room feel slightly better proportioned with more breathing room. It will however still accomodate a King size bed.

Luxury continues with a beautiful full ensuite, the seperate water closet with full linen closet makes excellent use of the large space. Quartz Counters with a modern stylish vessel sink offer plenty of room while the white Shaker style cabinetry offer spa inspired elegance.
As if these rooms were not enough, Wills creek offers fully finished basements with ample room and various upgrades and options to suit everyone's taste. The basement bedroom is large with full height ceilings and an adjoining full bath. The room can accomodate everything from a pair of bunk beds all the way to a four post king bed.No expense has been spared on the finishings even for the basement bath which boasts a huge walk in shower.

The enourmous games/media room has unlimited potential in various configurations. in this showhome I grouped various collections to create a home theatre, games area, bar with lounge, and even a fitness area.The ample storage and high end bar appliances are also customizable. You may remember from my other showhomes that the "A" plan can also be ordered with a fully contained wine room.
What truly sets apart the Wills Creek package from so many others is the wonderful open floor plans. I have been on site many times since the new show home opened and have witnessed first hand how impressed people are and how at home they seem to instantly feel. I take great pride in my latest Show home design and hope everyone who visits the show home will be inspired and enjoy their experience. I am currently working on another unit in Wills and with my clients permisssion will post some of the unique ideas we brought to her "show home".
I would like to thank Emmar for their continued support of me and my Design adventures and am looking forward to more exciting homes to come from this progressive developer. I would also like to acknowledge my great team of helpers whom without I couldn't have done any of this! Carla you rock!! A very special acknowledgement to my good friend and photographer Gary Hubbs who helped bring my work to light through his talented lens. The Wills Creek Show Home can be viewed from noon-five every day except Friday. They are located at 3109 161st Street, Surrey BC.

Emily Hagerman Design, 2009

3 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Just beautiful, Emily! I love the chair by the fireplace ~ that is always an image I get in my mind when I see a fireplace. This was a big project! You did a really nice job enhancing each room.

Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

I really really love your work. keep posting more and more and more!

Rene' said...

beautiful! Love your work!