Until now, this blog has focused mainly on all the things that surround Lake Village. This month, let’s do a deep dive into the heart of the community, get it? Bad Valentine’s Day puns aside, what makes a neighborhood special? (Apart from the people who live there.) Is it street layouts, presence of parks and parkettes, proximity to local amenities? Sure, these things are all important, but the homes themselves are what give character and personality to a street. So let’s have a look at some of the homes on Hadley Crescent. In this neighborhood, we don’t use sentences like “the latest in modern home design” lightly. So let’s see what our builders have brought (and will continue to bring) to the table in Long Lake Village.

Despite being some of the most common structures in Long Lake Village, homes built by Mayabella can be among the most difficult to get a hold of. Once people start to tour the show homes and see what Mayabella is all about, they don’t stay on the market for very long. In fact, several have already pre-sold in the upcoming fourth phase of Long Lake Village, and it’s easy to see why.

The existing Mayabella homes on Hadley Crescent came fully equipped. The kitchens in these houses are packed with a blend of modern and classic trimmings. These finishes include soft closure cabinets made with dark stained maple. The countertops are cut from Crazy Horse Granite. Crazy Horse is a Brazilian granite known for its deep colorations of black, white, gold and burnt orange. Several kitchens are finished with 2x12 ocean keen subway tile backsplash. (Photo 1)

Photo 1. “The countertops are cut from Crazy Horse Granite. Crazy Horse is a Brazilian granite known for its deep colorations of black, white, gold and burnt orange.”

Now let’s shift our attention to Ramar Homes. What does Ramar bring to Long Lake Village? Ramar’s current show home is located at 100 Hadley Crescent (photo 2). This brand new, three storey, 2500+ square foot home includes 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and a garage. The home is heated via heat pump, which absorbs natural warmth from outside air and distributes it evenly through the inside of the home. Heat pumps are a modern, efficient alternative to traditional heating and work well with the Nova Scotia climate. In addition to heating a home, heat pumps also cool and dehumidify the home during warmer months. The bright and spacious kitchen and living areas of the house are finished with modern materials and accents.

Photo 2. “Ramar’s current show home is located at 100 Hadley Crescent.”

Ramar has something for everyone in Long Lake Village. 100 Hadley’s neighbors, 104 and 108, are also built by Ramar. These two homes are similar to 100, but offer different options in terms of interior design and finishes. For those looking for something specific, Ramar has a lot available next to 100 ready for someone to work with the Ramar design team to build their dream home from scratch.

Next we come to MRB. Like all builders in Long Lake Village, MRB Contracting has a very impressive portfolio. The construction team has a well established look that carries over from project to project. This aesthetic comes as a result of working with some of the top architectural firms in the Maritime Provinces. Their latest project in Long Lake Village has just gotten underway. Keep an eye on lot HC8 (38 Hadley Crescent) by using the hashtag #watchthishadley08. The renderings of the home are included below (photo 3). Keep an eye on the Long Lake Village and MRB Facebook pages for more info about 38 Hadley in the coming weeks and months.

Photo 3. “This [MRB] aesthetic comes as a result of working with some of the top architectural firms in the Maritime Provinces.”

One could write pages and pages about the “Lago” Bowers Construction’s latest home in Long Lake Village. All of these pages would fall short in terms of describing the home Bowers has built on Hadley Crescent. No description could compare to the feeling you get when you walk through the front doors into the “open to above” two storey main entrance. Unfortunately, that’s not possible right now since the first of two Bowers homes on Hadley closed shortly after hitting the market. The Lago’s counterpart is currently under construction. The Lago’s neighbor, 110 Hadley, will be very similar to its predecessor but with some exciting new design twists. This home was also snapped up by some lucky new owners. The facades of these two Bowers homes bring a modern, crisp look to the streetscape of Hadley Crescent.

These different styles, thought up by different designers and built by different builders, have come together to form one of four main streets in Long Lake Village. We’re happy that several of these builders will be joining us again as we begin to shape the next streets of our community!