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Alair Homes's Custom Built HSC Lottery Home Has The Charm, Warmth and Romance of the 1920's Era - Deadline to Buy Tickets is Nov 21

by Rhonda Spivak, September 28, 2018

Curtis Moffat, formerly CEO of Pioneer Building, who is now a partner at Alair Homes says that every custom home Alair builds, including the  HSC Lottery Home on 1757 Grosvenor in North River Heights is "a labour of love." (He notes that the final deadline to buy lottery tickets to win the HSC Grand Prize Home on 1757 Grosvenor is midnight Nov 21, 2018. To buy tickets go to
Moffat says his drive to provide outstanding experiences for every client and the determination to improve the overall construction process led him to partner with the Manitoba Alair team, "a team that offers a very high level of transparency and unparalleled customer satisfaction."
"At Alair, our first step is to help the client mitigate the risk of cost overruns, and project and schedule delays. We won't break ground without planning the whole construction project in depth. When we form a relationship with our client, everything is transparent and all costs are shown such that our client can see where their investment is going. We develop a partnership with our client in achieving their project and we act as a trusted adviser for the entire process," Moffat states.
Moffat says he aims to  builds homes that are "a work of art." He quotes from St Francis of Assisi who once said, "He who works with his hands is a Laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a Craftsman. He who works with his hands, his head and his heart is an Artist."
As Moffat says, "The home at 1757 Grosvenor was inspired by the charm, warmth and romance of the 1920's era. Grosvenor which is two blocks off the river is a very desirable location was created to pay respect to the neighborhood it is apart of. Unsurprisingly the roof line is one the the first defining features of the home. The European Farmhouse style is captured by the modified salt box roof line that complements the single dormer and oval window. Native tyndall stone from Garson, MB shapes the arch at the house's entry and welcomes all guests with the tyndall pavers. Moffat says "All the parts and pieces were carefully selected for the home. Everything from the lampost to the copper lantern, the traditional chimney chase all work in unison to create 1757 Grosvenor."
The home is 2300 sqft and includes 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bath. The main floor has a living room, dining room, kitchen and den. The home is a centre hall plan. You are welcomed into the home with a grand staircase anchored by the 6 x 6 newel post complete with 2" solid oak treads. Also unique to the home is the walk through butler's pantry, the spacious second floor foyer, and a cozy laundry room tucked into the upstairs dormer.
Evolving from a period that fell between WW1 and 2 meant that the finishes needed to be connected to the roaring 20's. Emtek crystal knobs mounted on brass back plates sparkle throughout the home; a luxe gold Brizo bridge faucet centres the island; tall 7" baseboards along with solid Fashion Forward doors from Metrie detail the home with glamour, as well as classic black and white hexagon tile in the rear entry.
The Master ensuite immediately draws your eye to the free standing tub that is framed by the barrel ceiling, elegantly illuminated by Danolite's shadow casting fixture. White penny tile lines the floor while a black herringbone tile creates a complementary canvas for the gold shower fixtures.  The master suite is roomy yet intimate and captures natural light with windows facing three directions.
Moffat concludes that 1757 Grosvenor was designed to create a classic and modern home that enables people to savor and enjoy life in one of Winnipeg's best areas.
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