Past Articles

Grand Gatherings

Grand Prize Winner Grand Gatherings No longer hidden behind closed doors, today’s cooks perform in the open in front of guests. Earning this year’s top prize, this airy Tuxedo kitchen was designed by the owners, Huntington Homes and Visions Kitchen Showcase to seamlessly combine practical food prep and cooking stations with entertaining. Inspired by Ina Garten’s “The Barefoot Contessa”—TV kitchen, the owners capture the feel using neutral colours, stylish lighting and soothing lines. They infuse their own style with touches of Asian flair found in the bamboo flooring, bold floral fabric and red accents. Guests get the best seat in…

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07 Jul 2014

Two Degrees of Separation

Show home features distinct living spaces In life, first impressions are (pretty much) everything. So when a new home announces itself (and, hence, its personality) in rather loud fashion, it sets the tone for the rest of the home. Which can be good or bad, depending on the impression made. In the case of 169 River’s Edge Drive – a brand new Huntington Homes show home – it would be the former. Just inside the front door is a massive etched, tempered glass wall about 14 feet long and 10 feet high. “We came up with the idea for this…

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06 Jul 2014

A Setting for All Seasons

Award-winning show home offers country elegance, million-dollar view Country elegance with a million dollar view. That’s how Rob Swan, an owner in Huntington Homes, describes his company’s award-winning show home in River’s Edge Estates off north Main Street, just outside the city boundary in West St. Paul. Standing in the great room of this three-bedroom bungalow, Swan looks over the expanse of Red River at back. The water shimmers with a silver cast, framed with tall mature trees on the riverbank. It’s a setting for all seasons and an appropriate location for a luxury bungalow with a fully developed lower…

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05 Jul 2014

Big House on the Prairie

Carefully crafted floor plan leaves no wasted space. This three-bedroom bungalow in the community of La Salle has a big house feel consistent with its surroundings. Set on a lot 84 feet by 335 feet, the Huntington Homes show home falls south of the curving La Salle River in the Riverview development – just far enough from the bank of the river for privacy for the homeowners and close enough to view the flowing waters a short walk away. North of the river, open field beckons, and to the right of the show’s property line, a rock dam backs up…

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04 Jul 2014

Not Unlike a Snowflake

Not unlike a snowflake on a Winnipeg winter day, no two homes by Huntington Homes are alike. This is one of the major reasons why Huntington was a natural choice to be a preferred builder in Winnipeg’s newest development, The Oaks, along the Assiniboine River west. Huntington’s team of engineers, designers and client support staff guide each client through a seamless design and construction process to ensure the prompt delivery of their own unique, custom built home. Founded by brothers Sheldon Swan and Rob Swan, Huntington Homes has been building in Winnipeg and the surrounding communities for nearly 20 years….

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03 Jul 2014

Custom Made Dreams

We’ve all done it. We sit back and think of what it would be like to build our dream home. Our “Piece de Resistance”. Visions of architectural style, interior design, house size, location and financing run through our minds. But perhaps the most arduous thought is: “Where do I begin”? Huntington Homes is a great starting place. Owned by brothers Rob and Sheldon Swan, Huntington Homes is in the business of turning dreams into reality. A meticulous approach to planning, detailed production checklists and job-costing software enable them to do precise estimating for their clients. “Huntington relies on a sound…

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02 Jul 2014

By the Book

Huntington Homes of Winnipeg, Manitoba will complete from 20 – 25 custom homes this year with a detailed marketing and building plan that leaves nothing to chance. Owned by brothers Rob and Sheldon Swan, with backgrounds in commerce, computers and communications, Huntington Homes is a casebook example of how to succeed in the housing market, even in tough times. Building in Winnipeg and surrounding areas, Huntington relies on a sound marketing plan, iron clad quality standards and strict cost controls to deliver on-time and on-budget. “We have developed a costing program to allow us to price very accurately,” said Rob…

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01 Jul 2014