Riverside South


Focusing on the way families live today, HN Homes and award-winning architect Simmonds Architecture have incorporated many unique design features usually found only in custom homes into our collection of models at Riverside South.


  • Exterior colour packages, designed by award-winning architect Simmonds Architecture
  • Architectural roof shingles with a limited Lifetime Warranty and synthetic shingle underlayment
  • Architectural clay brick at both the front and rear of the house, with premium fiber-cement siding and panels, and precast concrete sills
  • Insulated metal front door with glazed panel (sidelights and transom panels, model dependent)
  • PVC windows coloured at exterior surface, with Low E. Argon filled and sealed glazing units
  • PVC patio doors coloured at exterior surface, complete with glazed panels and screens where possible
  • Insulated steel door from house to garage
  • Pre-finished insulated garage door with Wi-Fi enabled, belt driven overhead door operator
  • Linear cedar soffit finish at the underside of all front porch ceiling areas (model dependent)
  • Pre-finished aluminium fascia and soffit, as per exterior colour package


  • 3-1/4" pre-finished, select and better stained or natural oak hardwood with no VOC matte finish in all main floor areas, except for main floor bedrooms and tiled areas (as per plans)
  • Tiled foyers, laundry rooms, mudrooms and bathrooms including a selection of 12" X 24" floor tiles (as per plans)
  • Stained or natural oak hardwood stairs from the main floor to second floor with signature glass panels and oak handrails to match (single storey bungalows include stained or natural oak hardwood stairs to basement)
  • 9’ ceilings on main floor, excluding dropped ceilings and bulkhead areas (model dependent)
  • Smooth finished painted ceilings throughout (except for gypsum board finish in the garage)
  • Raised ceiling detail in master bedroom (model dependent)
  • Modern linear gas fireplace in architectural enclosure, complete with fan kit
  • 3 ½” wood baseboards and 2 ½” wood casings with modern profile and modern flush panel interior doors
  • 40 oz. carpet with high density underpad in all upper hallways, bedrooms and finished basement areas
  • Laundry rooms on first or second floor include cabinetry and stainless steel sinks (as per plan)
  • Lever handle door hardware at all interior doors
  • Swing doors with modern profile on all closets unless shown otherwise
  • Finished basement space provides additional multi-purpose living area (as per plan)
  • Choice from one of 4 standard designer paint colours with Benjamin Moore Regal wall paint throughout the home


  • 1 ¼” thick quartz or granite countertops on lower cabinets and island from builder standard selections
  • Selection of kitchen door styles and no VOC stain finishes from extensive collection of builder standards
  • Custom designed kitchens with 41” upper cabinets built out over refrigerators with soft-close hardware throughout and a spacious family-sized island (Model dependent)
  • Pot drawer and under-counter microwave cabinet in all models
  • Bank of drawers and pantry units (model dependent)
  • LED Valance lighting and tiled kitchen backsplash
  • Stainless steel under-mount double bowl sink with integral single lever pull out spray faucet
  • Waterline rough-in for refrigerator


  • Single lever chrome faucets in all bathrooms, powder rooms and ensuites
  • Primary ensuite vanities to include quartz or granite countertops complete with under-mount sinks and a bank of drawers (as per plan)
  • Main bathrooms and secondary ensuite vanities to include quartz or granite countertops complete with under-mount sinks and a bank of drawers (model dependant)
  • Primary ensuite to include 5’ soaker tub set in tiled tub deck with chrome tub filler, double sinks and molded shower base with sliding tempered glass doors and tiled shower walls (model dependent)
  • Main bathrooms and secondary ensuite to include acrylic bathtubs with tiled surrounds (as per plan)
  • Pedestal sinks in powder rooms
  • Pressure balancing mixing valves and upgraded chrome finish shower heads in all showers
  • Low water consumption, two piece toilets with elongated bowls in the powder room, all bathrooms and secondary ensuite
  • Dual flush “Right Height” elongated bowl toilet in primary ensuite with slow close seat and cover
  • Floating mirrors and wall mounted linear LED vanity lights in all bathrooms and ensuites
  • 3 piece basement bathroom rough-in
  • Shut off valves at all accessible plumbing fixtures
  • 2 exterior hose bibs, one in the garage and one on the rear wall of the house
  • Drain water heat recovery system


  • Category 6A structured cable wiring complete with network switch, located in communications cabinet
  • Wireless Access Point (Wi-Fi hub) for increased performance speed and coverage within the home (ceiling mounted with in-home setup included)
  • Rough-in conduit for future car charging station from garage to unfinished basement space
  • LED lighting included throughout the entire home
  • Draft protected electrical outlets at all exterior walls
  • LED Recessed pot lights in foyer, stairwells, kitchen, upper hall, shower and tub enclosures (as per plans)
  • Decora light switches and electrical outlets throughout, with light switches installed at designer height of 43”
  • 2 exterior weatherproof electrical outlets
  • 2 combined USB/electrical outlets (one at kitchen island, one at primary bedroom)
  • Fiber optic cable service available to each home
  • Rough-in for central vacuum system to basement, piping to underside of ground floor, connection by others
  • Interconnected smoke detectors on all floors with carbon monoxide detectors on second floor hallway and in all bedrooms
  • Conduit from attic to basement for future solar, electrical, sound or networking use
  • Single Family Homes : 200 amp electrical service
  • Townhomes & Semi-Detached Homes: 100 amp electrical service


  • 97% high efficiency, modulating, variable speed, communicating, natural gas furnace
  • High efficiency, variable speed, communicating, inverter drive side discharge air conditioner
  • High efficiency media air filter, 13 MERV rating
  • Heat Recovery Ventilator installed in bypass configuration
  • Wi-Fi enabled programmable thermostat controls temperature, humidity and air quality
  • Flow-through plate humidifier
  • Gas BBQ outlet rough-in at rear wall of house with quick connect fitting
  • Gas outlet rough-in for gas stove including 120V outlet
  • Soil Gas and Radon Gas under-slab vent system rough-in
  • Single Family Homes & Semi-Detached Homes: Tankless, natural gas, rental hot water heater
  • Townhomes: 50 gallon tank high efficiency, natural gas, rental hot water heater


  • 20 MPA concrete foundation walls with steel reinforcement
  • 3/4" enhanced OSB floor sheathing at all framed floors
  • All basement perimeter walls fully framed at 16" on center


  • R60 attic insulation, blown or batt as required, R40 in sloped ceilings
  • R22 wall insulation in all exterior ground and second floor framed walls with R5 laminated OSB/foam sheathing at all living areas
  • Spray foam insulation at ground floor header locations and around all door and window openings
  • R12 batt insulation and R12 rigid insulation at the interior side of all foundation walls except as required at interior stairs or other details
  • Fully insulated garage with R12 batt insulation in all exterior garage walls, R20 where exterior wall framing consists of 2” x 6” framing
  • R40 batt insulation at garage ceiling below heated plenum at underside of second floor finished areas and spray foam insulation at cantilevered floor areas
  • R20 batt insulation above all unheated garage ceiling areas
  • Air Barrier Membrane System complete with membrane protection at window and doors sill and jamb locations
  • R8.6 rigid insulation below the entire foundation


  • Boulevard landscaping and trees as per City-approved landscape plans
  • Paved asphalt driveway and unit paver walkway from driveway to the front porch
  • Sodded front and rear yards, wood rear step or stairs to patio stone landing (lot dependent)


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