A super-sized kitchen is at the heart of Ben and Jennifer Wiggins’ home located at 613 Evergreen Terrace in Warman. The family of six enjoys most of their meals sitting at the ten-foot quartz-topped island. Adding warmth to the all-white kitchen are touches of natural white oak. A compact butler’s pantry is tucked into the corner of the kitchen.
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Could your home stand up to the scrutiny of public viewing on a regular basis? Now throw four kids into the mix!Ben and Jennifer Wiggins, the owners of Westbury Homes, do just that, week in and week out. Their 2,910 square foot two-storey, located at 613 Evergreen Terrace in Warman, doubles as Westbury’s show home and business centre.The couple established Westbury Homes in 2010 and now constructs an average of five custom homes a year in and around Saskatoon. “We design and build homes that suit your life and fit your budget. Every home we build is custom designed for our clients,” says Ben Wiggins.Their living show home is a spacious four-bedroom two-storey with a fully developed walk-out basement. Ben is quick to point out that Westbury builds homes both large and small. “We have four children and run our business out of our home, so we required a big home. We designed this home to fit our life,” says Ben.“We selected the finishings with our lifestyle in mind. It had to be functional, but at the same time, we wanted it to be beautiful. That’s what we offer our clients as well.”Jennifer Wiggins describes the home’s exterior style as Prairie Modern, with a touch of Craftsman. The home’s interior exemplifies transitional style, blending contemporary trends with classic design elements.“For example, the fireplace in the living room is definitely more of a modern piece,” says Jennifer. The natural gas fireplace features a sleek white quartz surround, topped by decorative natural white oak panels.The kitchen has many classic touches, including floor-to-ceiling white Shaker-style cabinets that Ben crafted himself. “My dad’s a long-time cabinet maker with over 40 years of experience. I grew up working for him and making cabinets. That’s where I got my eye for design and finishing details,” says Ben.A ten-foot quartz-topped island is at the heart of the spacious kitchen. “We don’t really eat at the dining table; we eat at the island. There’s enough space for five stools and a high chair at the end. It makes cooking and clean-up easy,” says Jennifer.When the Wiggins designed this home last year, having a butler’s pantry was high on their wish list. Tucked away in one corner of the kitchen, the compact butler’s pantry is both attractive and functional. Here is where the Wiggins make their morning toast and coffee – without messing up the rest of the kitchen. “It’s not a huge space but it’s really functional. There’s lots of storage capacity. I wanted a little bit of pretty too, so we added some glass cabinets at the top,” says Jennifer.Also adjacent to the kitchen is a small office, which can be closed off with sliding pocket doors. Built-in cabinets, file drawers and shelves maximize the efficiency of the small office.Helping to keep clutter at bay is a huge mudroom, with custom-built multiple lockers, cubbies, a coat closet and utility closet. “It’s the drop zone when we come in from the attached triple garage,” says Ben.Four bedrooms are located on the second floor, including a sprawling master retreat. The luxurious ensuite features a stand-alone soaker tub, double shower, dual sink quartz-topped vanity and heated tile floors. The ensuite leads into a custom walk-in closet with built-in drawers, shelves and cabinets.The second floor is also home to a large bonus room where the parents can watch TV while the children are at play. “It’s a great family space with a nice layout. The nine-foot six-inch ceiling adds to the spacious feel,” says Ben.Another family room is located in the home’s lower walk-out level. Equipped with built-ins for storing electronics and a wet bar, the room is an ideal family fun centre.This is the Wiggins’ second living show home. While the family of six has been living there since last year, the property still retains its show home look and feel. “People are always amazed that we actually live here and how well the home stands up. They can see the home’s design, functionality and durability,” says Ben.The Westbury living show home is open for viewing by appointment. “We have a booking system on our website. It’s really simple; you just pick a day and time,” says Jennifer. For details, go to http://www.westburyhomes.ca or call (306) email@example.com