If you’re considering building with Activa, visiting our NEW Vista Hills model homes is the best place to get to know us. Our models include inspiring finishes that show you just how beautiful your new home can be when you build with us, as well as a look into what our signature, stress-free customer journey is all about.
No matter what your budget is, or where your favourite community of ours is located, coming out to the models is a great way to get inspired and see everything that Activa has to offer. Keep reading for a sneak peek inside the design aesthetics of these homes!
Model 1: Glam Finishes Meet Building Science
The first model is full of bold design choices, stunning standards (like the hardwood floors and 5 ½” baseboards!), and offers visitors insight into the building process with Activa – including what our signature, stress-free customer journey is all about.
Take a look inside our walls to see the science behind how we build homes and learn about what makes our ENERGY STAR® certified homes healthier, more comfortable and more environmentally friendly!
This home showcases how you can have “luxury for less” by choosing select finishes to act as a focal point. For example, in the powder room, we added a black faucet with our standard pedestal sink to give it more visual interest and impact. The black faucet elevates the pedestal by making it more current and is truly an eye catcher against the white sink. You can also see this theme carry through in the lighting package we added to this model. The subtle brass accents in the light fixtures adds an elegance to each room throughout the house.
Against the dark, contemporary kitchen cabinets (complete with our standard 36” uppers and upgraded molding), we used a champagne bronze handle to dress them up and make them pop! The slight gold accents throughout this home make it feel more luxurious and create a consistent feeling of glamour – and by keeping the gold to a minimum, it’s just enough to brighten the dark palette. Visiting the model? Check out the sparkles in the quartz kitchen countertop – flecks of gold and purple add a wow-factor to a traditional pattern!
In the ensuite bathroom, we used an entry-level wall tile and installed it in a traditional herringbone pattern to give it interest. This herringbone pattern is seen around the globe in hotels, apartments, and homes, and is making a comeback, so you know that it’s a pattern that will withstand the test of time. The dark grout used matches with the tile, to enhance the subtle (but still jaw-dropping) pattern.
This home showcases some of our great standard features, and shows that carefully-selected upgrades can add a lot of polish and drama to a home. Worried about how to make those choices within your budget? Don’t worry – our Design Studio Consultants are experts and are there to help you!
Model 2: Modern Farmhouse with a Scandinavian Twist
For the second model, the words ‘light’ and ‘bright’ were the guiding principles. The style reflects a mixture of modern farmhouse and Scandinavian design, featuring a light and neutral colour palette as the base. Carefully-selected pops of colour have been added in specific rooms of the home to add visual interest and a sense of coziness.
When you visit the model, you will find the staging follows this light palette, with simple lines and natural accessories that all work to make the house warm and inviting. The great room has been accentuated with a modern farmhouse style feature wall, with white wall planks on the fireplace bumpout to add some texture and adjacent built-ins and wooden floating shelves to show off some stunning local décor finds! To enhance the light-toned engineered hardwood floors, accessories within the same colour tone have been used throughout the main floor to create a cohesive look.
The modern farmhouse and Scandinavian aesthetics require a simplistic feeling to the room: the whites, beiges and wood tones help achieve this by not overwhelming the eye. It also allows the natural light coming in from the large sliding doors and great room windows to reflect off the different surfaces.
To liven up the light colour scheme, black hardware has been added to the white kitchen cabinets and to elements throughout the great room. These complement the sleek black kitchen island light to give presence to the space and add some contrast.
Another feature we added in this home was the two tone, steel back stairs with black iron pickets. The stained treads of this staircase are a beautiful complement to the engineered hardwood floors of the great room, while the white risers give a traditional look and the black iron pickets tie in with the remaining accents throughout the home.
Want to Visit Our New Models?
You can see these models yourself during our open hours throughout the week! Visit us Monday-Wednesday from 4-7pm, or Saturday-Sunday from 1-5! Have questions about life in Vista Hills? Contact Greg Metcalfe or Matthew Obal.
Want to see the floorplan of the model homes? Click here.